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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

2016 dinner inclusive rates offer a £22.50 per person à la carte allowance
Bars, Fishing, Free WIFI, Gym, Indoor Pool, Restaurants, Sauna, Squash, Twenty Four Hour Service, Spa Pool/Jacuzzi, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
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

Take your pick from 4 treatment rooms, or sink into serenity in our swimming pool, spa bath, sauna or steam room! However you choose to relax, our new Haven at Buchanan spa will leave you feeling completely content!

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Spa facilities

Our 4 rooms are literally a haven for relaxation. With a range of holistic and classic treatments, youll be spoilt rotten for choice.

No. of treatment rooms: 4
Minimum guests (per booking): 1
Maximum guests (per booking): 2

Supervised if under 8. No children under 16 in jacuzzi / sauna / gym

Opening times

Monday: 09:30- 19:00
Tuesday: 09:30- 18:00
Wednesday: 09:30- 18:00
Thursday: 09:30- 19:00
Friday: 09:30- 18:00
Saturday: 09:00- 18:00
Sunday: 10:00- 18:00

Leisure Facilities

  • steam room

  • sauna

  • spa bath

  • Gym

  • Spa treatment rooms

  • Relaxation room

  • 14 metre 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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Treatments

We offer a range of treatments to make your me time more memorable. From head to toe, we'll take care of you in style:

Type Treatment Time (mins) price (from)
Health & Beauty Facial 60 £50.00
Waxing 10 £12.00
Massage Aromatherapy Massage 55 £46.00
Head Massage 40 £40.00
The Exfoliating Savon Noir Scrub 40 £45.00
The maroccan Signature facial 45 £55.00
The Muscle Melt Massage 60 £60.00
The Sweetness in Bloom ritual fior Mums to be 60 £80.00

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 Lorna Brown 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)

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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 903 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 292
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Rating: 1 46
Rating

Poor servive

03/02/2016 Michele6668, Helensburgh, United Kingdom

Was here for spa and afternoon tea for my 13 year olds birthday with her friends. The pool area great as was the gentleman who looked after us in pool area. When we went up to have afternoon tea in th... more

Rating

Great staff and facilities

03/02/2016 Alasdair B, Uttoxeter, United Kingdom

First visit to the Buchanan Arms and would highly recommend it. Staff were very welcoming and attentive without being overly so. The room was a bit small for two adults and a child, but this was not a... more

Rating

Poor service, overbooked, rubbish deal

01/02/2016 Kimberley M,

I visited here last spring for a spa and afternoon tea package which I received as a birthday present in March. Since receiving the voucher I called the spa consistently for weeks, never able to get t... more

Owner Response
BAH_management, Manager at BEST WESTERN Buchanan Arms Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear Kimberley M, Thank you for your review of BEST WESTERN Buchanan Arms Hotel & Spa and please accept my apologies for the lack of service you received during your visit last spring. It is important that we maintain a consistent level of customer service, especially within our food and beverage division as this remains a crucial part of the business. It appears however, that on this occassion we let you down. I have recently only joined the hotel in the past 5 months along with our new Head Chef. The entire team are tirelessly working hard on the product to improve the services which we offer and I am delighted to say that the majority of reviews we have received recently both in terms of social media and via third party agents have had the positive result I had hoped for therefore we are taking great steps forward in the year since you last visited. I will also pass your comments to Eric & Debra who own and operate the Haven Spa. Although the Spa is located within our leisure centre facilities, this area remains a completely separate business entity and is not part of the hotel itself. Nevertheless, my comments above does not justify the lack of service received for your birthday treat and I would therefore be grateful if you contact me 01360 660 588 to discuss further. It is my aim to show you the welcome you should have received last year and to allow you to see the changes we have began to make. I look forward to hearing from you. Colin Henderson
Rating

Spa and lunch

31/01/2016 Netty111, Stirling, United Kingdom

We visited the hotel through a Groupon deal Spa and lunch and we were not disappointed. The pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi were all very enjoyable. We spent a good couple of hours enjoying the f... more

Owner Response
BAH_management, Manager at BEST WESTERN Buchanan Arms Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear Netty111, Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you enjoy the hotel and the facilities here at BEST WESTERN Buchanan Arms Hotel & Spa. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Colin Henderson
Rating

Excellent one nighter

29/01/2016 paul m, darwen

After a long and frenzied journey the Buchanan Arms was my oasis of calm in a very windy and rainy night... Excellent room, lovely breakfast and a trip to the spa... all in all a very nice experience ... more

Owner Response
BAH_management, Manager at BEST WESTERN Buchanan Arms Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear paul m, Just perfect, thank you so much! We are thrilled your visit exceeded expectations. I am delighted the adverse weather conditions caused by storm Gertrude did not spoil your stay with us. Gertrude appears to have worked in our favour on this occasion! We are preparing for storm Henry and hope that judging by your own review, Henry will help us bring the same Oasis of calm you detailed above. I will pass your comments to the rest of team whom I know will take great delight in your feedback, therefore thank you for this. Please do visit again soon. Colin Henderson