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Bay Tarbet Hotel, Loch Lomond

Western Scotland

Bay Tarbet Hotel

Customer Rating: (19 Customer Reviews)

At a glance;

  • Located beside Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest loch and the largest lake in the UK
  • Situated within the borders of Scotland's Largest National Park, the Trossachs
  • Close by to Arrochar and Tarbet Station on the West Highland Line, perfect for exploring the Highlands
  • Overlooks the Ben Lomond Hills

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Hotel information

Loch Lomond is Scotland’s largest loch and the largest lake in the UK. You can discover the awe-inspiring beauty of this national treasure from our fabulous location within the borders of Scotland’s largest national park, the Trossachs.

The Tarbet Hotel has had a rich history as a resting place for travellers for over 400 years. The grand exterior presents a stately first impression even today. Inside you will discover tasteful new public areas and comfortable bedrooms, some recently upgraded, of which a number offer spectacular views. The surrounding scenery is second to none, as the hotel looks out over Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond from its location on the banks of the loch itself. Dine in the beautifully decorated restaurant and take advantage of the spacious entertainment lounge and bar.

The Tarbet also has a comfortable residents’ lounge with board games and books to help you relax and unwind after a great day’s sightseeing.

The car park is located at the rear of the hotel.

Great for

  • Walking
  • History
  • Culture

Bay Tarbet Hotel Standard Room

Typical Standard Room at Bay Tarbet Hotel

Our Standard Rooms are charming and have everything you would expect. The rooms have digital televisions, tea and coffee making facilities as well as an en-suite bathroom. 

  • En-suite and WC
  • Telephone
  • Digital television
  • Shaving point

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Hotel Accessibility

Here at Bay Hotels we want you to have the best short break possible. We are happy to provide advice to guests with special needs who wish to take breaks at our Hotels. In order to avoid disappointment and/or misunderstandings, please contact us on 01942 496 507 to discuss any needs that you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you have single rooms?
    Yes, in most of our hotels.

  • Do you take dogs and pets?
    We do not allow dogs and pets into our hotels, with the exception of guide dogs.

  • Do you have lifts in all hotels?
    We have lifts in most of our hotels.

  • What time is check in time?
    3pm in the afternoon.

  • What time is check out time?
    10am in the morning.

  • Do you have smoking rooms?
    We do not allow smoking in any parts of our hotels.


Located in bonnie Loch Lomond at the edge of the Arrochar Alps with splendid mountain and loch scenery.

How to get there

By Car:

From the A82 southbound from Crianlarich, the hotel is on the left hand side just past the A83 signposted for Arrochar / Inverary. From the A82 northbound direction, follow the signs for Loch Lomond and then Tarbet. The hotel is situated on the junction of the A82 and A83. AA Roadwatch 09003 401100

By Train:

Situated 800 yards from the hotel, Tarbet and Arrochar Station is on the Glasgow to Fort William line. It is unmanned. (Rail enquiries to 08457 484950).

By National Express:

Services to Buchanan Street Glasgow (National Express enquiries to 08705 808080, Scottish Citylink enquiries to 08705 505050). A train connection to Tarbet is possible from Glasgow Queen's Street Station, located about 10 minutes walk away.

By Bus:

Citylink service No 914, 915, 916 and 976 from Buchanan Street in Glasgow stop outside the hotel.

By Taxi:

Home James Taxis 01301 702469 or 17788 496954.

Bay Tarbet Hotel

Bay Tarbet Hotel



Loch Lomond

Argyll & Bute

G83 7DE

Res: 01301 702346

Tel: 01301 702346

Local Attractions

The following places, attractions and things to do are easily reached from Tarbet:

  • Arrochar Alps
  • Crainlarich
  • Argyll Forest Park
  • Burrell Collection
  • Loch Lomond
  • Falloch Falls
  • Glencoyne Distillery
  • Trossachs National Park

Local Insight

This picturesque village is situated on the West shore of Loch Lomond this has been a popular tourist destination for many years. Queen Victoria described it as 'a small town' with 'splendid passes, richly wooded and the highest mountains rising behind'. Little has changed and today visitors can see what captivated those early travelers. It is just two miles from Arrochar, which sits at the top of Loch Long. Arrochar is surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountain peaks in Scotland a magnet for hill walkers of all skill levels. The peaks are often referred to as the Arrochar Alps.

  • Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
    A world of animal magic - drive through Wild Animal Reserves, boat trip around Chimp Island, Sea-Lion shows and Bird of Prey displays and view the only elephants and giraffes in Scotland!
    Visit their website

  • Cruise Loch Lomond
    See the "bonnie banks" from the comfort of one of five passenger cruisers. All vessels are centrally heated with bar, tea/coffee and toilet facilities. Live informative commentary on the loch and the local places of interest.
    Visit their website

  • Hamiliton Toy Collection
    Hamilton Toy Collection is a celebration of toys from the last hundred years. A comprehensive exhibition of boy’s and girl’s toys.

  • Stirling Old Town Jail
    The jail sits in the heart of Stirling's historic Old Town. Through live performances and multi-lingual audio tours, you can contrast the reality of daily prison life in Victorian Scotland with that in a modern Scottish prison of today. You can also escape in the glass panelled lift to the prison roof, where you will enjoy stunning views. As you explore the jail, you can visit the unfortunate visitors in their cells, hear tales of their crimes and punishments and encounter Stirling's notorious hangman, Jock Rankin. You may even witness an attempted jailbreak.
    Visit their website

Great for

  • Walking
  • History
  • Culture


Entertainment Programme

On Monday Evenings
Alan Brownlee
On Tuesday Evenings
An Evening of Entertainment with West End Vocalist
Jay Jackson

On Wednesday Evenings
Comedy Vocalist  
Des Barton
with an appearance from Scottish Piper
Thomas Rogers
On Thursday Evenings
Robbie Carran
On Friday Evenings
James Knight
Outstanding Vocalist/Entertainer

On Saturday Evenings
Comedy Vocalist
Des Barton
On Sunday Evenings
Instrumental Vocalist
Bradley Noble
Entertains with a great selection of music, song and comedy

The entertainment programme advertised is subject to change for reasons beyond our control without prior notice.

Vince Anderson


rating is 5 stars

4 November 2013

Great weekend

My wife and I just returned from a great weekend at the Tarbet hotel Loch Lomond, the staff were great nothing was a problem. We made some good friends and the entertainment was better than ok, for the price we paid this was really good value and the meals were very good. We will be back


Stoke on Trent

rating is 2 stars

24 June 2013

Loobyloo 63

My husband and I travelled by car most people came by coach Our room was comfortable and clean but dark needing a little updating the same with the bathroom public rooms were very nice I think they were recently refurbished The food was ok and service wasn’t to bad considering everyone was in the dining room at the same time Biggest fault was the "juices" at breakfast very weak and watery The thing that spoilt our holiday were the midges not the hotels fault The entertainment was passable.

Jim Fitzpatrick


rating is 5 stars

14 May 2013

Leisure Break

Just returned from my third stay at the Tarbet hotel thanks to Ronnie Jackman and his staff it just gets better with each visit hotel is very comfortable and the food excellent. Just the place to get away from the city and relax.  

Paul Storey


rating is 4 stars

25 April 2013

Nice Stay

Myself and mate went with motorbikes, excellent base for riding round Scotland . The place itself is bit dated but only adds to the charm. Views around hotel are just a taste of what Scotland offer, placed on the banks Lock Lomond, mobile phones signals are hit missy wireless is not happening but again it helps you chill out. We paid £105 4 nights with drinks x4 per night food very nice 3 course every night, staff very helpful and the girl with glasses in dining room was excellent. Good stay : )

Rita Berry


rating is 5 stars

30 March 2013


Lovely stay due to staff, good food, clean hotel, service with a smile . However no subtitled TV in either downstairs rooms or bedrooms, Coach drivers unaware how to help deaf people from the time we handed our cases in until we arrived at hotel ,the same on our return journey even though we had informed booking I was profoundly deaf . Would not recommend coach holidays to the deaf travelling on their own.

Stewart and Joan Kirby


rating is 5 stars

19 August 2012

Tarbet Hotel. The Best

Great Holiday at Tarbet Hotel. Food was Excellent also Entertainment great. Thanks to Sandra the cleaner. Room was always clean and tidy. Our waiter Kristian Always cheerful and helpful. Thanks to Robbie the Manager for the wine on Stewarts Birthday. Graham our Shearings Driver was Ace. Would recommend The Tarbet Hotel to everyone. Great Holiday. Thanks to

Apple Ay


rating is 5 stars

7 August 2012

View piece quiet

Lovely place good place for good time quiet piece view lovely x

Mr Gorman


rating is 5 stars

17 January 2012

Lovely Loch Lomond

Just enjoyed 4 nights stay and enjoyed every minute, staff so friendly, special big thank you to receptionist who returned our charger. Value for money unbelievable and although rooms are awaiting refurbishment couldn't have been more comfortable, can’t wait to return.

Irene Mackay


rating is 4 stars

14 January 2012

Stunning Location, we will return

This is the second time we have stayed here. Both times booked with Shearings, though we travelled independently. Our 2nd visit was great. We discovered that there had been vast improvements to the standard of the food served, and the choice was good considering the budget price. We stayed for 3 nights for £69 pp, brilliant value for money for half board. A great location for walking. We got the boat across the Loch and did a walk with amazing views. All the staff were polite and helpful.

Mrs Steventon


rating is 5 stars

31 July 2011

Don't Miss

Did not have a booking but given beautiful room. spotlessly clean and comfortable - food excellent with plenty of choice. Staff could not have been more helpful or friendly - would we stay here again - certainly

Tracey & Andy


rating is 5 stars

12 July 2011

We loved it!

Nervous about what to expect after reading some negative reviews but I’m glad to report that I would definitely return to this hotel. Room 212 looks out onto the main road + rolling hills. The food was always hot and tasty + although not large portions, I never left feeling hungry + there was a good variety, delivered to your table before you could butter your roll!! The entertainment/comedienne Des, was so funny, the staff were so nice an all round pleasurable break from the rat race. GREAT!

John & Ann Marie


rating is 4 stars

31 March 2011

Tarbet Hotel

Old hotel, tired looking on the inside but very comfortable. The food is good (except the sausages) and the staff are great. I’ve been here three times and love the area. I will definitely be back later in the year, great value for money.

Mrs Nicholson


rating is 5 stars

12 March 2011

Wonderful Place

We stayed 5 days 4 nights. Went with Shearing’s it was fantastic for the price. Had a great time. Room was warm and bed was so comfortable I wanted to bring it home. We had a view looking out to the lake. The staff where lovely we had a full English every morning and three course meal each evening. It very remote and the village has a post office and a tea room and the hotel along with a few houses and that’s it. If you want a peaceful break with breathtaking views this is the place

Pat & Joe Allen


rating is 1 stars

26 February 2011

Holiday in Scotland

We had a lovely holiday at the Tarbet Hotel in Loch Lomond. The staff were great. But bear in mind this hotel is very isolated and the car or excursions are essential.

Catherine Ross


rating is 5 stars

15 February 2011

Luxury at affordable prices

Just had the best holiday ever at the Tarbet and for £69 for 3 nights! Great food and entertainment, very clean and comfortable and the great staff are very helpful. We’ll be back.

Marion Jamieson

Glenrothes, Fife

rating is 3 stars

5 January 2011

New Year Celebrations

My husband and I stayed at the Tarbet for 3 nights over Hogmanay. The hotel has an older style but this gives it character. The rooms were clean and warm. We were greeted with two bottles of wine, bowl of fresh fruit and sweets on arrival, courtesy of the hotel – nice touch. The meals were good quality and you had plenty of choice. The staff are absolutely brilliant and could not do more for you. Entertainment was brilliant. Thank you all for a great New Year party.

Ray Brown

Northern Ireland

rating is 2 stars

11 December 2010

Old Hotel but Nice

I stayed on Friday night and have to say that despite the hotel having seen better days (the decor is very 70s, lifts are dated but work) the experience was very positive. The manager was excellent and came to fix my TV, which did not receive any channels. Sadly, he was unable to do so. The food was excellent and the waiting staff very friendly. I would go back, but the hotel needs some TLC and a major investment to bring it up to a more acceptable standard.

Elaine Searson


rating is 4 stars

1 November 2010

Superb Views

My partner and I have stayed at the Tarbet hotel three times now and each time has been great, the food and the staff were good, the rooms were clean and warm, plenty of hot water for your bath, but best of all was the views of Loch Lomond, the area is great for walking. We will be back again in the near future.

Mr Morley


rating is 5 stars

15 September 2010

Have a Good Time!

I stopped at the Tarbet Hotel about 30 years ago. It is one of the best hotels in the area for the views and if you walk up to the local village, you can see where the soap 'Take the High Road' was set. Loch Lomond was the loch in the series.

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