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


2016 dinner inclusive rates offer a £22.50 per person à la carte allowance
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


Dining and Bars


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

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

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

Weekend times may vary


Buchanan Castle Golf Club

Course information

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


3 miles away in Drymen


Driving range
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


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


3 miles away in Drymen


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!


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!



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


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!


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.


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.


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

Send to Tom Tom

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)

22 Main Street
Loch Lomond
G63 0BQ

What's nearby?


  • 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


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

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


  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1054 traveller reviews
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second visit

22/09/2016 happychappie77, Glasgow, United Kingdom

This a delightful hotel .We have been here before but it is every bit as good as ever. It has a pool and gymn.Though we are a little to old to to use them.THe room we had booked had already been boo... more

Owner Response
BAH_management, General Manager at Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel & Leisure Club, responded to this review
Dear happychappie77, I am delighted to read of your return, it is always a pleasure to see our regular guests at the hotel. Thank you too for your kind comments, I will ensure that these are passed to the rest of the team. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel on many more occasions in the future. Kindest regards, Colin Henderson General Manager

Mixed service and meals

21/09/2016 Andrew C, Witney, United Kingdom

We had a bedroom downstairs from the lounge which was not overlooked but not spacious. We ate twice in the restaurant. The first evening went fine - the vegetable broth and braised steak were both nic... more

Owner Response
BAH_management, General Manager at Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel & Leisure Club, responded to this review
Dear Andrew C, Thank you for completing a review via Tripadvisor based on your recent visit to Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel & Leisure Club. Your business is important to us and therefore we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked and disliked about your stay and of course how we can improve, you are helping us improve on our delivery service both for you and future visiting guests. There has been many changes here at the hotel over the past 6 weeks and have recruited new team members within our food and beverage department. Understandably so, we are currently investing in our new team in terms of training and development. I am also delighted to announce the appointment on my new deputy who will assume the role of Operations Manager. Anne brings a wealth of experience spanning 25 years of the trade in a diverse mix of high profile properties and can assure she will assist myself and the rest of the management team to improve on the services already on offer. We are continuously investing in both the property and our people. There are exciting plans ahead for the hotel in terms of decor, new packages and rejuvenating tired areas of the property to maximise its potential. I have also appointed a new Marketing Executive to further enhance the product on offer and to assist me personally with perfect guest relations. As I do hope you can appreciate this will take a little time to develop and cultivate however, I am now confident that I have the team now fully in place to push ahead with our plans for the future. A new Buchanan Arms is beginning to emerge and I am hopeful you will return to us to experience the changes we are about to embark on. I make it my aim to meet and exceed all visitor expectations and do hope that I may have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the not too distant future. Thank you once again for your feedback. Kindest regards, Colin Henderson General Manager

Nice place to stay

16/09/2016 BonniePurple, Ayrshire, United Kingdom

Reception staff were friendly and helpful and our room was spacious, quiet and clean. We were informed that normally we would have to book dinner , but as the hotel wasn't busy we could pop in when... more

Owner Response
BAH_management, General Manager at Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel & Leisure Club, responded to this review
Dear BonniePurple, Many thanks for your recent review. I am happy that you found the majority of your stay enjoyable however, feel concerned with the comments regarding our food division. I have taken a few days to respond to your review in order to allow me ample time to investigate thoroughly. As discussed with our Duty Manager on the night in question, although our restaurant appeared empty, she had explained that we had a very large group which had just sat in the room adjacent to the restaurant hence the reason we could not accommodate at the time requested. We work with a staffing ratio of 1 member of staff to every 15 diners, same as any other restaurant facility which on the night in question was more than sufficient to cater for the total numbers in house. As there were 6 food service members along with a bar attendant and Duty Manager, it puzzles me as to why a shortage of staff has been given as the main route cause when clearly evident this was not the case. I will look further into your comments regarding cold breakfasts however, all breakfasts are served buffet style from purpose built server counters. Food is probed to monitor temperatures regularly and temperatures records indicate that these did not fall below legal requirements. I too am puzzled as to why toast was served to your table as being a buffet style breakfast the only items served to tables are tea or coffee. I will look into any issues with the toaster and address any concerns immediately. I thank you for taking the time to share your experiences. Kind regards, Colin Henderson General Manager

Bit disappointed

15/09/2016 689joannel, Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom

Arrived at 14.45 to be told rooms not available until 15.00 even though laterooms.com confirmation email states check in 14.00, was told by receptionist they had it wrong and we should wait in the lou... more

Owner Response
BAH_management, General Manager at Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel & Leisure Club, responded to this review
Dear 689joannel, Thank you for your recent review of Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel & Leisure Club. I am sorry that on this occasion the hotel did not meet your expectations. I understand that varying properties cannot always cater to all tastes, and understand that there can be differing opinions. I am pleased however, that this is not usually indicative of the many fellow traveller reviews which we have experienced of late. Thank you again for your constructive feedback. Colin Henderson General Manager

night away

13/09/2016 Joan B, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Have been to this hotel before had a lovely night great food staff very helpful will be going back again weather made it as it was a lovely 2 days easy to get to aberfoyle callander also visited gle... more

Owner Response
BAH_management, General Manager at Best Western Buchanan Arms Hotel & Leisure Club, responded to this review
Dear Joan B, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are delighted you had such an enjoyable time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel on many more occasions in the future. Kind regards, Colin Henderson General Manager