Loch Melfort Hotel is a unique retreat, set in 17 acres of gardens and beach on the romantic coast of Argyll in the Scottish Highlands.
If you are travelling from overseas, you may find this Visit Scotland page useful. It includes tips and information on travel routes into Scotland.
Our postcode is PA34 4XG for satellite navigation purposes. However, please note if your Sat Nav is set to quickest route, it may take you down the side of Loch Awe on 26 miles of single track road which therefore does not make it the quickest route.
We are just over 2.5 hours from Glasgow. For a direct route, follow the M8 West to junction 30, then north on the A82 towards Tarbet. At Tarbet take the A83 and follow the signs for Inveraray and Lochgilphead. At Lochgilphead, take the Oban road (A816). The hotel is at Arduaine, 19 miles to the North and is clearly signposted.
Please note that the A816 south of Arduaine, between Lochgilphead and the Hotel, is closed due to a major landslide (7/10/23) and will be so unitl mid-end of November. The South-West side of Loch Awe via Ford is also closed. Routes via Oban are open.
The best route from Glasgow is up the length of Loch Lomond on the A82 onto the A85 to Oban then down the A816.
From Edinburgh, head North-West to Stirling on the M9 to junction 10. Continue on the A84 to Tyndrum and Oban on the A85. In Oban take the A816. The Loch Melfort Hotel is 19 miles south of Oban on the A816.
Oban Train Station is 19 miles or a 30 minute drive away. Taxis are usually available at the station (fare £45.00 approximately each way). For those then wanting to rent a car, we recommend Oban Car Hire.
Oban is served by West Coast Motors and Scottish Citylink coaches which arrive in Oban or Lochgilphead, both 19 miles away. Local buses are also available but very infrequent, especially on Sundays. The nearest bus stop is at the top of the driveway – please tell the Bus Driver you wish to get off here or hold out your hand if wanting to get on.
Oban is the hub of the island ferry service. Find out more at Calmac Ferries.
Helicopters can land in the grounds by arrangement.
Travelling to Loch Melfort Hotel is easy and cheap using any of the main air carriers or budget airlines. An hour’s flight from London and a 2 hour journey by car will have you arriving at this idyllic West coast location in no time at all. Glasgow International airport is 2 hours drive time and Edinburgh and Inverness International airports are approximately 3 hours drive.
Loch Melfort Hotel has four free moorings for vessels up to 40ft and 15 tonnes. The moorings operate on a first come first served basis and can be found Lat 56-13+907 and Long 5-33-177. After that it’s just a 5 minute walk to our unique, 4-star country house hotel.
Check-in is from 3pm and check out 11am.
On arrival, please feel free to stop outside the front door to unload your passengers but if you are staying in the Sea View Lodge you may wish to leave your luggage in the car and park right outside your door after check in. Parking for the Main House is directly to the left of the front door on the level gravelled drive.
Parking is free of charge and ample. There is also space for coaches. If you are arriving by bicycle, we can arrange for secure overnight storage for you within the hotel.
We are only too happy to offer help with your luggage and to provide an umbrella if it’s raining. Outside the front door there is a boot scraper, a sand pot for smokers and water for dogs.
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“Location, location, location – stunning. We had a lovely stay”.
Hotel Guest, November 2020.