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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
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Rooms & Rates

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

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Rating: 5 368
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Rating: 1 54
Rating

Needs to go back 20 years when it was good!!

17/02/2017 Jak678, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Regarding the spa, it is dirty, changing room locks don't work, you are lucky to get a warm shower and the whole atmosphere and changing rooms are frozen. Take your money elsewhere we will not be gi... more

Rating

Disappointment

14/02/2017 Christa W,

Having only paid £55 for a "superior" double my partner and I had not expected much from the hotel, however, I was always led to believe that Best Westerns Hotels were of a certain standard. The rooms... more

Owner Response
BAH_management, marketing at Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel & Leisure Club, responded to this review
Dear Christa W Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us We are very sorry that your time with us was disappointment however your comments have been duly noted and discussed with the relevant heads of departments in order that we will review these issues and implement improvements Currently the Wifi issues are being assessed and we are hoping to resolve these soon. I'm sure you will agree, this is not straight forward with an 18th Century building but we are aiming to have a full service in all areas of the hotel we do hope you will consider us again in the near future with kind regards Margaret Margaret Darroch Marketing Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel and Leisure Club
Rating

Murder mystery girls weekend

14/02/2017 AnnetteMcArthur,

Our first stay at this hotel...and would definitely return, we went for the murder mystery night but stayed for 2 nights... the murder mystery was a great laugh all very tongue in cheek but we did man... more

Owner Response
BAH_management, marketing at Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel & Leisure Club, responded to this review
Dear AnnetteMcArthur Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us we are delighted with your comments and happy you had fun at the murder mystery! we hope you will visit us again soon with Kind Regards Margaret Margaret Darroch Marketing Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel and Leisure Club
Rating

Great , but!

14/02/2017 markmark2112, glasgow

If it were down to how clean and well run the hotel is I would give it 5 star , the hotel is clean rooms are spotless staff are absolutely top class , every member of staff I passed all said good morn... more

Owner Response
BAH_management, marketing at Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel & Leisure Club, responded to this review
Dear markmark2112 Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us your business is valuable to us and your opinions and suggestions for improvements have been duly noted and discussed with our management team despite these issues, we are delighted you had a great stay with us and appreciate your recommendation to others we look forward to your return visit in the Autumn with kind regards Margaret Margaret Darroch Marketing Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel and Leisure Club
Rating

Lovely Stay!

12/02/2017 TraceyMak, Hamilton, United Kingdom

We were in room number 39, great size and huge bath.Very clean and very comfortable. Lacks a bit of atmosphere at night unless you're at a functio compared to some other pubs in the village. Staff are... more

Owner Response
BAH_management, marketing at Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel & Leisure Club, responded to this review
Dear TraceyMak Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us We are delighted with your comments and have taken on board the points you make on breakfast and evening activity we will be reviewing these with our relevant heads of department in order to implement improvements We hope you will visit us again sometime soon with kind regards Margaret Darroch Marketing Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel and Leisure Club