We have just returned from an 'All Inclusive' weekend at the Claymore and it was great. We very nearly didnt go because of the scathing write ups on this web site. I am so glad we decided to see for ourselves.
The hotel is in a beautiful setting on the banks of Loch Long, ok so it's a little tired around the edges but for the cost of this trip you can't expect the Ritz. The hotel is immaculately clean and the staff are very attentive. Our room wasn't huge but it had everything you need for a short break and the whitest bed linen and towels.
Many on this web site have slated the food and meal portions. My husband is a very healthy 40 year old with a good appetite and he never left the table hungry. There is a good choice for all of the courses and it was piping hot and plentiful, the staff in the dining room are very efficient and very friendly. The breakfast was really good with a huge choice of cereals or a lovely porridge and then a full english or whatever you wish from the menu along with unlimited tea and toast.
The entertainment in the evening was good and we had a thoroughly enjoyable time.
Many thanks to National Holidays and Les our driver who did really well with such treacherous road conditions, and special thanks to the management and staff at the Claymore for a cracking weekend. We can't wait to go back in the summer.
Me and my friend Cath have just returned from a few days at the Claymore , went with National and we had a brilliant driver Chris who took us to various places of interest. the hotel staff friendly and helpful, food excellent and there was plenty to eat.entertainment every night . Only downside were the midgies!!! We could not open windows in the function room or leave the bedroom windows open...we would definitely go back tho .the reviews nearly put us off but it was excellent value for money - Barbara and Cath , Hartlepool
Just Returned From The Claymore Hotel Were I Celebrated My Birthday, Had A Fantastic Long Weekend, The Room Was Very Basic But Clean, But The View Of The Snow Capped Mountains And The Loch Were Worth A Million, And The Staff Could Not Do Enough To Ensure A Good Time Was Had By All, Ive Stayed In 5 Star Hotels And Never Recieved The Hospitality I Had At The Claymore.
The hotel is situated right on loch long the views are stunning. The staff could not be more helpful. We went with freinds 6 of us to celebrate my birthday. I couldnt have stayed in a freindlier place. This hotel is old and has charm so dont expect the Ritz but unlike many national holidays hotels it is right in the village and not 10 miles away from anywhere! There is local pub just out from the hotel turn left walking along the stunningly beautiful loch long. The trips were well organised and our driver Phil was a mine of local information. We had the all inclusive deal. Once the 7.30 panic from the bar has gone the rush dies down. The staff are very quick and happy to help. You do need to get a seat quite quickly as it soon fills up. Would we go back again? Yes and for more than 3 days so we could explore a little on our own.
we have just returned from our third visit with National holidays to the Claymore Hotel in Arrochor and as usual the staff were great, the food was good and the room nice.
Our driver was Wayne and he is a pleasant driver to take you to a beautiful place in scotland.
The variety of the food was really good and compared favourably with more expensive hotels we have stopped in,the young staff are pleasant and helpful and could teach our young ones a thing or two about being pleasant.
We will going back again, and again.
those who say the food and the hotel are no good should go back to the 5 star hotels that they seem to be used to and the five star prices.
My first National Holidays short break and if the Claymore is anything to go by, it will not be my last. Anyone who gives this hotel a bad review is living on another planet.
Accomodation was more than adequate and the staff were extremely pleasant and left you with the feeling that they could not do enough for you.
A special thanks to Nicola in reception who went out of her way to ensure that I and the friends I was with had the same table in the dining room.
All in all, it was a brilliant experience.
Must mention Wayne, the coach driver who is a fountain of knowledge and made the journey most interesting and enjoyable.
we liked everything, this hotel was a superp base for a superb holliday. a good clean hotel the rooms are clean but the bathrooms are perhaps a bit on the small side, good choice of food served by excellent staff, and as on the coach you have your own table throughout your stay so no queues. the bar staff are again first class and good entertainment in the evening. The views outside this hotel are truely superb, as are the views on the trips you are taken on. the effort put into this holliday by National Hollidays , and the management and staff of the Claymore Hotel make for a good time, the rest is up to yourself.
We visit scotland on a regular basis, however, we feel that the Claymore is definately the best located as the views are stunning.
The hotel itself is great value, very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Could do with a lick of paint here and there, but hey no great dramas, we love it:-)
P.S. If ya get Garry as the coach driver your well amde as hes a credit to the company.
From the outside, the hotel,so close to Loch Long, such an impressive building, seemed to embody the spirit of Scotland.The inside did not. The drivers were rebuked for arriving 10 minutes too soon (2.50 instead of 3 PM) We had expected the weather to be cold but wrongly assumed the hotel would be warm. The heating was not switched on until 30 minutes after we arrived. Bedrooms freezing. There was never heating in the corridors.The food was cold & seemed to be mostly processed or tinned. The staff were pleasant but management disinterested in the guests
the hotel is terriffic staff are friendly and helpfull views won derfull my only problem was the bus driver who was a pain repeatingall the time too be fair he was quite knowledgeable i dont want to know how many roundabouts we passed but despite him we had a lovely stay
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