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Four Weddings and a Fair

October has been all about weddings for us, with a stand at the Oban Wedding Fair followed by hosting three weddings all in the same month and another planned for the beginning of November. Loch Melfort Hotel was part of a whole host of locally based companies who exhibited at the Oban Wedding Fair on ...

Latest Wildlife Sightings

Our wildlife diary on our website’s See and Do section is a way for guests to make a note of any sightings they have in and around the hotel grounds. Previous sightings include red squirrels, deer, and sea eagles amongst many others from the options we have listed. What we didn’t have listed was an ...

End of the Building Work, Start of the Sun!

We blogged recently about the damage we received to our Cedar Wing roof after the storm at the end of May. We are happy to report that the work is now over and we are back to operating as normal. We are now hoping to make the most of the rest of the summer season ...

Hotel Survives Surprise Summer Storm!

On 23 May Scotland saw devastating storms hit the country with damage to buildings, boats and power lines alike. With winds reaching up to 100mph and heavy rainfall, power lines were brought down after trees were blown onto them leaving many places without power for over 24 hours, Loch Melfort Hotel being one of them. ...

Oban Bicentenary

Oban, meaning Little Bay, was officially granted the status of Royal Burgh 200 years ago by a Royal Charter in favour of the Duke of Argyll. Despite its size of around 8000 residents, it is in fact the largest town between Helensburgh and Fort William and known as the “Gateway to the Isles”. The population ...

New Menu at Asknish Bay Restaurant

It is no secret that our Asknish Bay Restaurant has one of the finest views on the West Coast and after winning an Eat Scotland Silver Award last month, as well as constantly maintaining our 2 AA Rosettes for the last 11 years, we must be doing something right on the food and service front ...

Staff Training Day

On Tuesday 8th February, staff from Loch Melfort Hotel took part in a Food and Whisky training day with Glengoyne Distillery and MHORFish Restaurant run by renowned chef Tom Lewis in Callander. We set off from Loch Melfort earlier than some like to get out of bed and arrived at the restaurant in time for ...

Double Award Win for Loch Melfort Hotel

Loch Melfort Hotel in Arduaine won not 1 but 2 of the prestigious Hotel Excellence Awards sponsored by HRS at an awards ceremony in London on Wednesday 26 January. Winning both Excellence in Customer Service and Best Family Friendly Hotel in the small hotel category, proprietors Calum and Rachel Ross praised their fantastic team of ...

Dates of Interest 2011

2011 is set to be a busy year for us here at Loch Melfort Hotel with many events taking place in the hotel itself as well as in the surrounding area. January We re-opened on the 24th after our two week closure and are offering a two night stay with the second night B and ...

A New Year, a New Start

After a very successful summer season which went on well into October, and then a busy Christmas and Hogmanay, it is now time to shut the doors on the hotel for two weeks for some general maintenance, decorating and a general deep clean of all areas which can’t be done with guests about. We might ...

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