Since our latest Visit Scotland inspection we have now been reclassified as a 3 star Country House Hotel as opposed to a 3 star hotel.

Country House Hotel sums us up to a tee, what with the miles of beautiful West Coast countryside we are located in and our own animal family consisting of highland cattle, lambs, ducks and hens roaming outside the hotel. We even get a steady supply of eggs from the hens which are sold at the hotel reception.

One of the main reasons people come to stay with us is to relax and enjoy a slower pace of life, whiling away an afternoon with a good book or magazine in front of a view to die for from our guest lounges or bedrooms. Feeling the country air in your lungs on a brisk walk around the neighbouring NTS Arduaine Garden or walking along the beach and skimming stones is something that just couldn’t happen in a busy city hotel.

Loch Melfort Hotel was originally built to be a country house by J Arthur Campbell in 1897, named Arduaine House, the Gaelic for green point, so to carry on the name of country house is an honour and something we’re sure our predecessor would be proud of. We look forward to continuing our room upgrade this year and hope we can welcome you here at Loch Melfort Hotel for a lovely break sometime soon.