Get an overview of this hotelLakefront inn with free breakfast and restaurant


Situated on the waterfront, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Arduaine Garden, Kilmartin House Museum, and Carnasserie Castle. Kilmartin Glen and Kilmeford Church are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Property Features

A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli are available at this smoke-free inn. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a conference center, coffee/tea in a common area, and wedding services are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 6 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and iPod docks. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find LCD TVs with satellite channels, and other amenities include Egyptian cotton sheets and coffee makers.

Property Amenities

Property Amenities

The inn offers a restaurant and a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This Ardfern inn also offers a garden, a picnic area, and coffee/tea in a common area. Onsite self parking is complimentary. The property may provide extended parking privileges to guests after check-out (surcharge).

The Galley of Lorne Inn is a smoke-free property.

  • Total number of rooms - 6 
  • Number of floors - 1 
  • Free self parking 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 450 
  • Conference center 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Garden 
  • Picnic area 
  • Restaurant 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Snack bar/deli  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Desk 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 

Where to Eat

A complimentary full breakfast is served each morning between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Loch View Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.


Start your day with a free full breakfast, available daily from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Ski lessons available nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 

Property Policies


Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 15.00 per night.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP 8 per pet, per night
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No elevators


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: GBP 8 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 15.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Property Name

  • Galley Lorne Inn
  • Galley Lorne Inn Lochgilphead
  • Galley Lorne Lochgilphead
  • Galley Lorne

We should mention

A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December. This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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4.4 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
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Flying visit to Ardfern

4 out of 5
by from S
Posted Oct 24, 2016
Pros: Lovely and warm. Very clean room and ensuite shower room. Recently and neatly decorated. Tasty dinner.
Cons: Bed for daughter was a mattress on the floor in between two single beds.
Location: Nice marina and gift shop nearby. Very beautiful scenery.
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Lovely hotel in a secluded location

5 out of 5
Posted Sep 18, 2016
Not in Oban (as Expedia classifies it)! Lovely secluded location at the end of a quiet loch. Staff were lovely, but a little hard to find at times. Weather unfortunately wasn't in our favour but could imagine it would be lovely in dryer conditions.
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Lovely place

4 out of 5
Posted Aug 7, 2016
This is a cute little pub and hotel on the water. It has great views and wonderful food. The breakfast is huge. My only complaint would be that the beds were not comfortable. my husband And I could both feel the bed's springs.
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Nice hotel with great staff

5 out of 5
by from Canada
Posted Jun 27, 2016
The Galley of Lorne Inn was easy to find with great staff and cozy rooms. The restaurant/pub was lively and fun, breakfast was hearty and the people were all charming to deal with. Recommend if you're passing through the area, even if it's just for the pub!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 3, 2016 by Proprietor
Thank you very much indeed for your excellent review. It encompasses everything we are about. We look forward to you returning to the Galley of Lorne Inn someday soon.
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Nice hotel

3 out of 5
by from West midlands
Posted Apr 22, 2016
Cons: Use the large room overlooking the beautiful views for the dining area. Buy a decent mattress,
The hotel was in a lovely position unfortunately our room was the only room without a window. The bed I slept in was very uncomfortable, the mattress was very soft. However the food although limited due to our late check in was very good. The young lady who checked us in & waited on table that evening & breakfast was an absolute pleasure nothing was to much trouble.
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Hotel on the edge of tranquil loch

4 out of 5
Posted Oct 22, 2015
We chose this hotel primarily for it's location and the fact that it allowed dogs in the room. We needed an hotel near to Oban as we were arriving there by ferry in late afternoon and didn't want to be travelling too long after with a 5 year old boy who needed his tea. It was about a forty minute drive so we had time to check in have a break then head for dinner. Check-in was slightly longer than expected as the bar man was doubling up for check-in and someone arrived just before us. The hotel has a nice menu and a good selection of wines and beers. The location is beside a finger of Loch Craignish and is very quiet - just along from a Marina. My only criticism was that the room that we selected, Iona, didn't have a window in the bedroom, only in the bathroom. After booking, the hotel manager contacted us to tell us this as, he said, it wasn't possible to make this information available through Expedia (but possible on other websites). It wasn't a problem for us
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3 out of 5
by from New Jersey, US
Posted Aug 1, 2015
Acceptable stay for passing through, but wouldn't go back.
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Great location, great menu, great staff.

5 out of 5
by from Houston, tx
Posted Jun 15, 2015
Pros: Location, location, location.
Arrived late afternoon and had to depart early the next morning, but great location and long summer evenings in Northern Scotland helped enjoy the great menu and hospitality.
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Get away from it all

5 out of 5
by from North Ayrshire
Posted Jun 5, 2015
We spent a lovely night here on Wednesday 3 June. Room was very comfortable. Staff very attentive from moment we arrived and couldn't do enough for us. Owner (Andrew) spent time talking to each table of diners ensuring that all their needs were being attended to and food was to their enjoyment. The location is very peaceful, hardly a vehicle passing by so ideal if you want total peace and relaxation. We will certainly return at some later date.
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paradise by the loch

4 out of 5
Posted Jan 24, 2015
Pros: the beautiful situation in a pretty village ,the views of the water, pleasant room, good food , welcoming owner and staff.
Location: oban within striking distance and sailings from there to iona and the isles---a very good hub
beautiful situation ,wonderful scenery for exploring and sailing, picturesque village, interesting local history e,g, kilmartin and gravestones of the lords of the isles plus dunadd fort with ring and cup markings.we were looking forward to two nights stay, had a very tasty evening meal ,then the storm struck and there was no light or heating,the hotel suffered no damage but we decided that after the funeral we were attending in lochgilphead, we would return home reluctantly.would very much enjoy a return visit in better weather.
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