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Laid back breaks near Loch Lomond.

Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel and Spa offers a truly relaxing retreat within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, in the conservation village of Drymen. Just a few miles north of Glasgow, you'll be almost as close to hustle and bustle as you are the peace and quiet! Our picturesque location on the world famous Highlands Way makes this fabulous hotel a must-stay-in. From the bar to the spa, we'll give you a warm welcome night and day.

Whether you want to get out and about along Scotlands Central Belt, take a day trip to the coast or stay closer to your home-from-home and enjoy our beautiful surroundings, we'll be happy to guide you when it comes to things to do north of the border. Or even the best places to do nothing in if you simply want to relax!

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Location

22 Main Street
Drymen
Loch Lomond
G63 0BQ
Scotland
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6112*
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Summary

Please note the hotel no longer offer spa treatments.
Bars, Fishing, Free WIFI, Gym, Indoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Sauna, Squash, Spa Pool/Jacuzzi, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: Accepted £10 per dog per night, on request.
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 11:00

Facilities

Dining and Bars

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Salmon Leap Restaurant

From local bites to European platters, our newly refurbished contemporary restaurant is tasty in every way!

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:00
Lunch: 12:00 - 18:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 21:00
Weekend times may vary
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The Conservatory

This relaxed restaurant is the perfect place to take time out as you enjoy a delicious dinner, al fresco if you wish.

Opening hours

Lunch: 12:00 - 18:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 21:00
Weekend times may vary
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The Snug Bar

Aptly named, you'll be as comfortable as can be in our delightful bar. The place really does make you feel like a part of this historic hotel, so join us for a wee dram or two (from a choice of 60!), and enjoy some famous Scottish hospitality.

Opening hours

12:00-00:00
Weekend times may vary

Golf

Buchanan Castle Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 6131 Yards
No handicap required

Location

3 miles away in Drymen

Facilities

Driving range
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities

Prices

9 holes Yes
18 holes £31.50
Trolley hire £12.00
Tuition £80.00
Driving Range £15.00

Strathendrick Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 9
Par: 27
Distance: 0 Yards
No handicap required

Location

3 miles away in Drymen

Prices

9 holes £5.00
18 holes £10.00

Spa & Leisure

Leisure Facilities

  • steam room

  • sauna

  • spa bath

  • Gym

  • Relaxation room

  • 14 metre swimming pool

  • Swimming pool

Gym and swimming pool leisure facilities

Take a dip in our 14 metre swimming pool or push yourself a tad harder in the gym. Either way, you'll feel fantastic on every day of your stay.

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Weddings

We've hosted hundreds of weddings here in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Parkand each one has been truly unique. From ceilidhs and discos to string quartets and bands, we'll take care of everything on your special day and night!

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Wedding service and reception venue

Steeped in history, yet full of contemporary character, the Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel and Spa is the ideal place to celebrate the happiest day of your lives. Stylish facilities such as our colourful lighting system combine with good old fashioned hospitality and superb service to ensure the perfect reception, and give you a whole host of memories to treasure.

Catering

A full range of flavours to suit all budgets can be found here in the beautiful village of Dymen. Nothing is impossible, so if you want dipped strawberries, canapes, a full wedding breakfast, themed event, barbecue or buffetjust ask!

Honeymoon Suite

With a choice of two honeymoon suites, you're sure to find your perfect match. Our first is traditional with an ornate, 7ft carved bed, while our second, more contemporary suite offers a super kingsize bed with Chaise-longue and seating area. Whichever you pick, it'll provide the perfect end to the perfect day.

Registrar

Registry office:
Balfron Registry Office
Balfron, Glasgow
01360 440315




Get in touch with Lindsey Haggarty on 01360 660588

For any enquiries please call Kitti Kovaks, Colin henderson or Volker Steinemann on 01360 660588

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type G63 0BQ

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Nearest motorway: M8, J16, 15.00 miles
Nearest train station: Balloch, 8.00 miles
Nearest airport: Glasgow, 15.00 miles
Free parking on site (80 spaces)
On site disabled parking (4 spaces)

Address
22 Main Street
Drymen
Loch Lomond
G63 0BQ
Scotland


What's nearby?

Sports

  • SECC - Glasgow (15 miles)

  • Hampden Park - Glasgow (20 miles)

  • Rangers FC - Glasgow (15 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Glengoyne Distillery (5 miles)

  • Blairdrummond Safari Park (15 miles)

  • Stirling Castle (17 miles)

  • Falkirk Wheel (30 miles)

  • Maid of the Loch (8 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

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We're experienced and passionate when it comes to laying on a successful conference, meal or reception here in bonnie Scotland. So, whatever your needs, we'll meet each and every one of them!

Available room set ups

Banquet
Boardroom
Classroom
Theatre
U shape

Clairinich Suite

Fully air-conditioned, garden access and unobtrusive staff, you and your guests will have plenty of breathing space during your time with us! With its own private bar, the Clairinch is perfect for meals, receptions, seminars and conferences.




Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Clairinich Suite 200 70 70 70 150
Clairinich 1 65 36 35 30 0
Clairinich 2 65 36 35 30 0
Clairinich 3 40 20 0 0 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1359 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 414
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Rating: 1 104
Rating

Disgusting

13/06/2018 Stanigoat,

I'm still reeling from my experience of staying at this hotel so please take heed. Like you, I read the reviews and I really appreciate an honest review. Check In was friendly and efficient and firs... more

Rating

Faulty Towers springs to mind - AVOID!

06/06/2018 Kim H,

We stayed at the Best Western for one night on the 28th May. We had booked the hotel 6 months in advance because we were doing the West Highland Way, and having stayed in Best Western Hotels previous... more

Owner Response
Sunny V, General Manager at Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel & Leisure Club, responded to this review
Dear Kim H, Thank you for your honest feeback about your experience at the Buchanan Arms Hotel. I am very disappointed to read that your stay has fallen so short of your expectations, this is certainly not the standard and customer service we aim for. We have very recently gone through some staff changes, I myself have only commenced my position here in mid May, and I am aware that we have a long way to go yet. As in any business, things can go wrong and only through feedback can we improve our offer. There is currently a high focus on training and streamlining the team, along with several other changes I am hoping to make. We are working very hard on standards and I am positive that we will soon see a vast improvement. I sincerely hope that you would reconsider giving us another chance at getting things right for you in the future. Kind Regards Sunny Verma General Manager
Rating

So disappointed

04/06/2018 Karen F,

Visited this hotel with friends as a treat. Well what a disappointment. We added afternoon tea and again disappointed, the calibre of food was extremely poor and crockery was dirty. Well, when you hav... more

Owner Response
Sunny V, General Manager at Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel & Leisure Club, responded to this review
Dear Karen F, Thank you for your review. My sincere apologies for the experience you had with us at the Buchanan Arms Hotel. I am sorry to say that I am not aware of your complaints, I have only taken over this position in mid May, please feel free to contact me directly with further feedback. Please rest assured that this is not the standard we aim for and we are currently working very hard improving our offer, training and customer service. Both positive and negative feedback is welcome as only through this we can improve. I am certain that if you were to give us another chance at getting things right for you, you would see a vast improvement soon. Kind Regards Sunny Verma General Manager
Rating

“Great location with nice surroundings”

02/06/2018 Abhipari, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We stayed here recently for one night on our anniversary while coming back from Highlands. Check was smooth and was very impressed with the size of our room. This hotel is having management/staff cha... more

Owner Response
Sunny V, General Manager at Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel & Leisure Club, responded to this review
Dear Abhipari, Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay at the Buchanan Arms Hotel. I am delighted that you have enjoyed your time with us, found the check in efficient and the room spacious. It was very kind to highlight the how helpful and professional the staff was, especially Antonio and Laura - I will certainly pass on your comments to the team. Hopefully we can welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards Sunny Verma General Manager
Rating

Avoid

01/06/2018 Steve H, S Derbyshire

Not good enough. 1. Seats don't stay up in either of the 2 unisex toilets nearest reception 2. Wifi in lounge and reception hall don't work 3. No towels in our room 4. Phone in room doesn't work so ... more

Owner Response
Sunny V, General Manager at Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel & Leisure Club, responded to this review
Dear Steve H, thank you very much for your feedback about your recent stay at the Buchanan Arms Hotel. I can see that you have encountered several issues during your stay, please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused. This is certainly not the standard we aim for. Many thanks for highlighting the maintenance issues with the toilets and telephone, we can only improve our offer if we are aware of the problems. Please rest assured that we will address these along with looking into your suggestions. We have a very new team within the hotel and we are currently working very hard on training and improvement. Hopefully you would reconsider giving us another opportunity to get things right for you in the future and we can welcome you again. Kind Regards Sunny Verma General Manager