Back in the dim and distant past, Loch Long was used for torpedo testing by the Navy.
These days, kayaking, cruises and windsurfing are the preferred water-based activities although plenty of divers like exploring the loch’s torpedoed wrecks.
Whether you choose to stay dry or dip your toes in the water, today’s Big Deal on an overnight stay for two at Loch Long Hotel provides a great base for a relaxing getaway.
Tranquil village of Arrochar
Set in the tranquil village of Arrochar, at the head of Loch Long, this waterfront hotel is just under three miles from Argyll Forest Park and only two miles from the shores of Loch Lomond. Glasgow is less than an hour’s drive.
All of which means that the Loch Long Hotel is ideal for a convenient night away.
The hotel is currently being refurbished to make it even more comfortable.
Available seven days a week, the offer is for two people to have an overnight stay in a double or twin room with a full Scottish breakfast in the morning and a two course dinner each from the main menu.
The warmly decorated rooms feature en suite bathrooms, tea and coffee-making facilities, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi.
The lounge bar is always popular and there is regular entertainment on offer, especially at the weekends.
The hotel has its own free parking available on a first come first served basis and there is very affordable pay parking nearby.
There is a £10 per room supplement for Friday and Saturday night stays.
New kitchen team, new menu
There is a new kitchen team in place and they have introduced a fresh menu to Loch Long Hotel.
Popular starters include the haggis bon bons with peppercorn sauce and mash or the hand-pressed ham hough terrine with Scottish oatcakes.
Among the main courses, the battered or breaded haddock and chips; the Ayrshire gammon steak with pineapple, free-range egg and chips and the ever popular steak pie have many fans.
See & do
Hillwalkers will relish the challenge of tackling the nearby Cobbler. More gentle rambles will yield beautiful views and no shortage of waterfalls.
The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is nearby and several companies offer cruises on the loch.
Loch Long Hotel has fans on TripAdvisor with many reviews noting the location and friendly staff. These are excerpts from longer reviews:
‘Nice chilled night… had a lovely stay. Our room on the fourth floor was very clean and looked like it was recently decorated… Food was lovely as was breakfast, bar prices were very good also. Staff were very friendly and helpful. To sum up, a lovely chilled hotel with great views. I will return happily.’
‘Beautiful hotel in jaw-dropping setting. This is my third visit to stay at this fantastic hotel. Each visit, the staff and management have been attentive and welcoming…’
‘Beautiful location… Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Breakfast was delicious. Ate supper once in the hotel and food was very good. WiFi signal was not the best but we were advised they were working on it. The hotel is a bit tired but good value for what it cost.’
Take a break
With validity until the 20th of December, this overnight stay at Loch Long Hotel could be used for a summer or autumn break.
No-one wants to stew in the office for the next few months.
Make a splash with today’s Big Deal and enjoy some fresh air with your nearest and dearest at Loch Long.