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Winter Opening Hours

September 23, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

October 2014 As of Sunday 28 September: Chartroom Bistro will be shut in the evenings 7 days a week. A Bistro Favourites menu will be served in Asknish Bay Restaurant. Friday and Saturday nights in October, Asknish Bay Restaurant will open 6-9pm, the rest of the week 6:30pm-8:45pm The Bistro is open 11-4 for soup ...

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Treasured Memories

September 21, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

We had The Vaane’s, a lovely Dutch family of 6 staying with us Saturday night.  The senior couple in the group used to come and stay at the hotel every year for about 20 years in a row.  They are both now 95 years old and haven’t been able to return for 12 or so years until this weekend. ...

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Heli Club de L’ain

September 17, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

30 members of the Heli Club de L’ain from the French town of Bourg en Bresse visited us for three nights recently, arriving in 10 helicopters. The 10 Helicopters consisted of; 2 R22’s, 7 R44’s and 1 R66 They were on their annual trip they take as a group and this year decided on a ...

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Aerial Pictures

August 21, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

We recently had a selection of aerial photographs taken of Loch Melfort Hotel, the grounds and National Trust Arduaine Garden.  

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Free Wi-Fi at Loch Melfort Hotel

August 19, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

Now you can do so from the comfort of your own room or private balcony. Whilst online, why not share your day’s photos on our Facebook page, add a sighting to our wildlife diary or book your next stay.

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Whale Watching on West Coast of Scotland

July 20, 2014 by Pedro Crespo

Scotland is an exceptional place for observing wildlife. The Isle of Mull offers beautiful beaches and rocky islands, and it is a good place to see porpoises, dolphins, minke whales and basking sharks. This island is also a bird sanctuary for sea eagles, golden eagles and puffins. It may sound obvious, but your whale watching ...

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Oban Distillery

June 27, 2014 by Pedro Crespo

Firstly, Oban Distillery, started in 1794, is one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland due to the location in Oban town centre and was not allowed to increase its factory size. Oban 14 years old single malt whisky has 4 different flavours, smoky, sea salt, orange peel and honey. It is unusual that Oban whisky ...

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The Old and the New

June 23, 2014 by Alison Norfolk

We had the old and the new visit us today. The VIC 32 Clyde Puffer, built in 1943, made another trip to Arduaine, dropping guests off to visit the Gardens and our Chartroom II Bistro, followed by 2 guest arriving in a modern day helicopter. After numerous boats, helicopters and classic cars this summer, what will ...

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Preparing to Export our Services in International Markets

June 19, 2014 by Pedro Crespo

I have to say that the weather could not have been better Monday and Tuesday. Probably, it was some of the best days in the summer. The speakers were really qualified and did an exceptional job. They have been working in different companies for many years in the export field and international markets. I learnt many ...

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Enjoy Some Local Scottish Music

The group was formed by Lorna Davidson (vocals, world percussion), Sandy Marshall (vocals, guitar, bouzouki) and John Davidson (vocals, guitar, mandola, mandolin, whistles) in 2000. Tarneybackle has published five albums to date: Winds of freedom, The diamond, Tullibardine, Looking out and The distant dreams. Most of the songs are traditional Scottish music with an extensive ...