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“Across the Bridge for a Nights Sleep”

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Lochnell Arms Hotel
Ranked #3 of 8 Connel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Very pleasant stay. Very clean and comfortable. Nice for a short stay. A lovely view from the restaurant. We had an evening meal that was tasty and breakfast was exactly what was needed....wholesome and delicious. The staff were friendly and very welcoming.
One little problem was that although the bathroom was of ample size we found the toilet area quite small. My partner is very broad shouldered and found it difficult to ....dare I say more....squeeze in...... The toilet downstairs was much the same. Overall a nice place to book.

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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

The Lochnell Arms was recommended to us by our host and we were not disappointed. There is a super view over Connel. There was a good selection to chose from on the menu and daily specials. The service was fast and friendly and the food was very good. We'd go back.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Very warm welcome. Comfortable room and spacious shower room. Very nice evening meal and breakfast. Lovely views from the dining room. A good evening menu offered including some special prices for OAPs! Great service from all the staff. This is a very good reasonably priced place to stay if visiting Oban.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Me and my wife stayed at Lochnell Arms for a couple of nights whilst attending the Oban Sportive.

A phone call ahead met by a cheery and helpful lady confirmed I could leave my bike in the hotel whilst visiting Oban, and early, before we could check in - great start. On arrival they knew who I was and I was quickly shown where I could leave the bike, we were an hour early however our room was ready, so we could get checked in before leaving for town.

The room was perfect for our needs, clean comfortable and quiet.

After visiting town, we sat in the bar loung for a couple of drinks before dinner. All the staff were friendly and attentive however, the owners were stand out. The chap was once big into cycling, so it was great to have a kindred spirit looking after us. He enquired as to the time I would be leaving to attend the cycle and even though it was an hour before breakfast, he personally laid on a simple breakfast for me and a couple of other cyclists who were also staying in the hotel. We didn’t ask for it and he didn’t have to do it - Perfect hospitality.

We dined in the restaurant on both nights and on both nights the food was plentiful and tasty - Compliments to the chef.

We both really enjoyed our stay with Lochnell Arms and found the staff and the owners to be fantastic hosts. I won’t be attending the Oban Sportive next year as it was brutal and nearly killed me, so I will have to find another reason to visit the area so we can stay again.

Thank you for looking after us.

Jim & Judith Broon

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Part of me really wants to give this hotel 5 stars because we had a really lovely stay, but there were a couple small issues.

The hotel itself is situated in a lovely part of Scotland with fantastic views during breakfast and evening meals and a beautiful surrounding area which we explored and got some fantastic holiday snaps.

Upon checking in the room was clean, had all the regular facilities you would expect and for me personally the bed was reasonably comfortable. My partner is generally not a great sleeper and had some issues falling asleep, but personally I found it comfortable enough.

My only criticisms would come concerning the room, there was quite a bit of noise from adjacent rooms whenever anybody opened or closed a door, moved around or spoke even remotely loudly, fortunately though for us it did not disturb our visit at all, but something to be aware of if booking.

The decor was a little bit dated, but again this wasn't really offputting or really a negative for us, again just something to be aware of.

The main reason why I didn't feel I could give 5 stars was the shower. It seemed to have a mind of its own. Each morning after a minute or two of use the temperature and pressure would randomly, wildly fluctuate between ice cold and boiling hot, to the point of pretty much lightly scalding my chest one morning. We reported this to the manager and he investigated.

Speaking of which the staff/owners/managers were all absolutely fantastic. Genuinely lovely people, content to have a little chat or bit of banter at the bar and over breakfast combined with excellent service.

Breakfast in and of itself was great, a decent number of menu items every day served hot along with fresh fruit, juice and cereal. One of our biggest regrets of our short stay was that we only ate in the restaurant once for an evening meal. The one night we stayed in and ate there the food was, again absolutely fantastic. Better than any we had in restaurants in Oban etc. The portion sizes were gigantic, service again was great and my partner and I's starters and mains both tasted impeccable.

Overall, possibly not ideal if you are a particularly light sleeper or fussed about your room being particularly trendy, but our holiday was enhanced significantly by our stay. Had a great time would happily stay again.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Alex D
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Additional Information about Lochnell Arms Hotel

Address: North Connel, Connel, Oban PA37 1RP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban > Connel
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Connel
Price Range: €67 - €136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lochnell Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lochnell Arms Hotel is a small family run hotel in a spectacular Loch side location, situated just 5 miles outside of Oban. We have 10 on-suite bedrooms, lounge bar, restaurant which is also open to non residents, outside terrace, and public bar with pool table and darts. The cosy lounge bar has a large open fireplace, and the restaurant has a stunning view over the Loch. All our meals are home made and freshly prepared by our chefs, who use local produce where possible. Popular Sunday carvery served all year round. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Loch Nell Arms Connel

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