What We Love
- A stunning castle tucked into beautiful woodland on the edge of Loch Fyne, with breakfastCurling up by the roaring fire with a glass of whisky
- Walking through the hotel grounds down to the stunning shores of Loch Fyne
- Tucking into fresh oysters and other delicious, locally source ingredients in the restaurant
What To Know
- There are plenty of cozy common spaces for relaxing; there's a drawing room, library, and snooker room
- You'll likely run into Fudge, the castle's resident dog
- Free WiFi can be weak in the guestrooms but is pretty reliable in common areas
Make like a laird and live it up, Scottish-style, at the stately Stonefield Castle. This national treasure sits amid 60 acres of gorgeous woodland and gardens, which reach down to the shores of the sublimely beautiful Loch Fyne. Dating back to 1837, the castle is now a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning hotel but remains home to some splendid examples of Scottish baronial architecture and style. Expect original furnishings, wood paneling, ornate ceilings and marble fireplaces.
While the décor is as traditional as you could wish, the hospitality is as warm as the roaring fire you’ll curl up next to with your evening whisky. Tuck into oysters from Loch Fyne in the restaurant, before choosing from a delicious roll-call of enticing Scottish fare, from venison haunch to whole lobster. No evening is complete without a nightcap, of course, so head to the bar for a wee tipple while you plan the next day’s adventures. Might we suggest ambling through the woodland and down to the loch?
How to Get There
We have stayed there and taken dinner there in the past. But this reflects our latest visit to the restaurant. Nothing wrong with the service, but the rib eye steak priced at £30 was a questionable choice. Fine, if the steak is superb, but not if it is tough. Really no excuses for this kind of catering. It was mentioned at the time to the staff, but no effort to change it or make any kind of recompense. Not good enough for an establishment of this quality. If you are going to charge top prices then the food has to be of top quality. This review is based purely on our visit to the restaurant. The staff are always courteous and helpful. The hotel retains its old world charm and elegance, but the meal? Rather disappointing! So sadly, a couple of demerit points for value.
Had a fabulous stay . Castle is what you would expect from a building of this age . Lovely areas made even nicer with lovely touches ( candles and coal/ log fires. Staff are very friendly and welcoming. Restaurant food was first class and we thank the restaurant and staff for a lovely night with lovely food . Will definitely return now we know we can bring our little dogs . Thank you Stonefield Castle and all Staff for a lovely night. Hope to see you soon . Sharon and Stevie x
My husband and I stayed here for one night for our first wedding anniversary. We bought a groupon for the stay and when we arrived there was a lovely card and chocolates. We stayed in room 38 which had the most beautiful views, lovely big bed and a modern bathroom. After this we strolled around the grounds and down to the beach, despite the ice, snow and rain it was still very beautiful.
In the evening we went to the bar and had drinks - reasonable price and played games in the drawing room.
In the morning the breakfast was excellent. The whole stay was absolutely fantastic.
Would highly reccommend. Pet friendly too... May bring our dog next time.
Well, what a Fabulous surprise.
This hotel is really very nice with lovely staff, the view from the main dining room was amazing and such a surprise. I arrived late at night in the dark so did not know what to expect in day light, sadly the weather was rotten and very Icy so did not explore however the views were amazing as I ate breakfast.
Really enjoyed my stay, food was good, wine was Great and Breakfast was excellent.
I have just recently returned for an overnight stay here & can honestly say I thoroughly loved my stay. We arrived to a warm welcome from Ellie & our luggage taken to our room. The inside of the hotel is like stepping back in time, it has a very Scottish theme. We were shown around the drawing room, the library, the bar area & restaurant. Everything was explained. Then we were shown to our room which was room 37, a principal room. With stunning views over the Loch & Island.
We had afternoon tea then went for a walk over to the island. Well worth it to see the stunning loch & some wildlife, heron & birds. We came back & later had a beautiful meal in the restaurant. Then went into the bar to relax in the comfortable seats.
The hotel is pet friendly & non smoking.
Great food lovely rooms & ideal location, well done to all the staff.