BEST WESTERN Crianlarich Hotel provides a lovely little hideaway located near some of Scotland’s finest viewpoints. This Victorian hotel offers comfortable lounges, with log burning fires in the winter and award-winning Single Malt whiskies.
Now that you have had a taste of what’s on offer, let’s find out more from the General Manager at the hotel, Andrea Paton.
1.) How long have you worked at the hotel?
2.) Describe your hotel in 5 words:
3.) What is your favourite part of the hotel?
The Highland Lounge Restaurant with log burning fires and original wood panelling, serving a modern Scottish seasonal menu every day!
4.) What is the one attraction that you would encourage people to visit when staying at your hotel?
Ben More is on the doorstep of the hotel, the highest Munro within Loch Lomond National Park and offering stunning views of the Glen from the summit.
5.) Tell us an interesting fact about the hotel:
Crianlarich has been a major crossroads for north and westbound journeys in Scotland since mediaeval times. In the 1750s, two military roads met in the village; in the 19th century, it became a railway junction on what is now the West Highland Line; in the 20th century it became the meeting point of the major A82 and A85roads. As such, it is designated a primary destination in Scotland, signposted from as far as Glasgow in the south, Perth in the east, Oban in the west and Fort William in the north.
6.) Have you had any celebrities staying at your hotel and if so who?
Michael Portillo stayed during the filming of Great Rail Journeys, shown on BBC
7.) What is your favourite dish served in your restaurant?
28 day reared Scottish sirloin steak which is sourced direct from a Stirlingshire farm and served with hand-cut chips and a smoked cheddar and malt whisky sauce.
8.) What is there to do in the local area to keep the kids entertained?
Enjoy a journey on the world famous West Highland Railway Line, departing from Crianlarich the whole family can enjoy stunning views of Glencoe before passing over the Glenfinnan Viaduct which featured in the Harry Potter movies.