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Ben Cruachan Inn, Dalmally

Lochawe, Dalmally, PA33 1AQ, UK
Ben Cruachan Inn, Dalmally Ben Cruachan Inn, Dalmally 01838 200880 Lochawe Dalmally
93 out of 100% 20 votes
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  • Free Wifi
  • Disabled Rooms
  • Lift
  • Pets Allowed
  • Best Available Room
  • Self Catering
  • Public Transport Nearby

The newly refurbished Ben Cruachan Inn is surrounded by the stunning scenery of Loch Awe and offers great highland hospitality, a stunning bar/restaurant and a choice of modern hotel or self-catering accommodation.

Fiona BeatonTravel Trade Executive
Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
  • Disabled Rooms
  • Lift
  • Pets Allowed
  • Best Available Room
  • Self Catering
  • Public Transport Nearby

Number of Bedrooms: 10

Parking Spaces: 15

Steps into Hotel: 0

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 10am

The Ben Cruachan Inn near Dalmally is located within the picturesque highland village of Loch Awe. This countryside inn in Argyll is a great base for those looking to explore the great outdoors with great hill walking, mountain climbing or canoeing all on its doorstep. For guests who like to travel with their canine companion the Ben Cruachan Inn is a great dog friendly hotel with well-behaved dogs welcome in most areas of the inn.

Rest your head in one of the beautifully designed rooms located in the main building or relax in the more spacious self-catered garden suite apartments. Both accommodation options at Ben Cruchan feature an en suite bathroom, super-comfortable beds, soft cotton sheets, flatscreen TV, wifi access, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer. Guests with walking difficulties and wheelchair users can also easily be accommodated at the Ben Cruachan Inn.

Dine in the cosy restaurant where the main focus is on good traditional home cooking, using quality local ingredients and suppliers. Enjoy a drink in the fabulous bar which is stocked with great Scottish whisky, gins and beers and what is claimed to be the best coffee in Loch Awe. Be sure to also soak in the views and sunshine (sometimes!) from the stunning outdoor deck during your stay at the Ben Cruachan Inn.

The Ben Cruachan Inn offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year. Book online today with My Hotel Break.




tick TV
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Hairdryer
tick Cots Supplied
tick Ground Floor Rooms
tick Fully Equipped Kitchen
tick Wifi
tick Family Room for 3
tick Family Room for 4
tick Walk In Showers

Rooms at the Inn
Each bedroom located in the main building are en-suite and feature comfortable double/single beds. The rooms have views across the loch or to the hills behind us. They are all above the bar / restaurant but sound insulated to modern standards to prevent noise and ensure a peaceful night’s sleep.

The rooms are accessed by a stairway and lift and there is dedicated residents parking to the rear of the building.

Garden Suites
The Ben Cruachan Inn’s spacious self-catered apartments sleep 2-4 people and all feature a separate kitchen and bathroom per apartment. With views over Loch Awe, and your own outside decking area to watch the world go by, these apartments are the perfect base to explore beautiful Argyll.

All the apartments are wheel chair accessible and have dedicated parking to the rear of the building.


Bar & Restaurant

tick TV
tick Outdoor Dining Terrace

Dine at the Ben Cruachan Inn and enjoy good traditional home cooking which is created using quality local ingredients from local suppliers.
Daily specials are available throughout the year and features dishes according to the seasons.

Sample Menu

The well-stocked bar at the Ben Cruachan Inn serves a huge selection of Scottish Malt Whisky which will take you on a tour of Scotland from the Western Isles, to Orkney in the North, South to Speyside and everywhere in between. And not forgetting the premium Scottish gins which have been created in many of the most famous distilleries. With Scottish beers including the local Fyne Ales range, there is something for everyone.

An extensive range of coffees and teas from Scottish based company Henry’s is also available.

Location & Directions

Directions to Ben Cruachan Inn in Dalmally

The Ben Cruachan Inn is uniquely placed on the main A85 route to Oban and can be reached by car, bus or train.

The Ben Cruachan Inn has dedicated customer parking and disabled parking on site.

By Train:
The Ben Cruachan Inn is just a short 5 minute walk from Loch Awe train station.

Travel to the Loch Awe area by Rail is easy, with services on the route from Glasgow to Oban calling at Dalmally and Lochawe, and on the route to Fort William calling at Bridge of Orchy. East Coast Route from south of the border to Edinburgh with connections to Glasgow and Dalmally and Lochawe or Bridge of Orchy.

West Coast Route from south of the border to Glasgow with connections to Dalmally and Lochawe or Bridge of Orchy.

By Bus:
The Ben Cruachan Inn is just a short 5 minute walk from Loch Awe bus stop.

Express Coaches from National Express and Scottish Citylink will get you to the Loch Awe area from all parts of the country. Services from Edinburgh run to Bridge of Orchy and Dalmally / Lochawe (seasonal). Services from Glasgow run to Dalmally and Lochawe.

From Glasgow: 76 miles
From Inverness: 126 miles
From Dundee: 95 miles
From Edinburgh: 101 miles
From Oban: 21 miles
From Dumfries: 150 miles
From Carlisle: 170 miles
From Aberdeen: 160 miles
From Fort William: 60 miles
From Manchester: 286 miles
From London: 484 miles

Notice Board

Hotel Notice Board

Best Room Available - you will be allocated the best available room on check in. Please note that an upgraded room is not guaranteed, unless you have opted to pay the supplement for a guaranteed upgrade. Please refer to Terms and Conditions for full details. For Self Catering Suites please choose the room only rates option
Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Nature Reserves
tick Cycling
tick Golf in Local Area
tick Climbing

Loch Awe and the surrounding countryside is one of the most exciting areas of Scotland to explore!

Climb some mountains:

Walk in the woods:
There are no shortage of stunning woodland, open cover and loch side
walks easily accessible from the Ben Cruachan Inn.

Trail biking:
There are plenty of exciting cycle routes taking in Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe House and Cruachan power station.
Loch Awe Cycle Loop

Loch Awe boasts excellent fishing with excellent water quality and a thriving
population of fish from Trout to Perch to Pike. Can you beat the record for
the largest Pike landed at 35.5lbs?

Historic sites:
One thing Scotland has in abundance is historic sites! Find them all at:

Distilleries and breweries:

Go inside the mountain or visit the dam:
Hidden deep within the mountain of Ben Cruachan on the shores of Loch awe is Cruachan Power Station.

There are a number of lovely courses around Ben Cruachan Inn including the picturesque Dalmally Golf Club, without doubt one of Scotland’s little golfing treasures!
other fantastic courses include:


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