Built in 1849 by the merchant business man Daniel Walkinshaw, the hotel retains much of its traditional charm, whilst at the same time offering the modern day facilities that one would naturally expect to find. The much loved garden offers a secluded spot for a light lunch and proudly displays a commemorative plaque to the Clan McAulay and the lands of Ardencaple. The hotel stands looking out over the Firth of Clyde and the rolling landscapes beyond. Situated adjacent to the church in the picturesque village of Rhu, the hotel offers a countryside setting within easy travelling distance of Scotland's main cities.
The hotel was built in 1696 and consists of a total of 13 rooms on 3 floors as well as a lobby area. The hotel has been fully renovated, in the traditional, Scottish style and offers guests modern facilities in which a feeling of comfort and relaxation pervades. It is open all year round and, with its alpine-like surroundings, is especially popular in winter. Enjoy your meal or a drink on the terrace whilst taking in the breathtaking views of the Loch, or warm up by a traditional wood fire. The hotel offers fantastic views of Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond and the mountains in the north. The restaurant offers guests an impressive menu using fresh, local products, including traditional, Scottish cooking. Furthermore, the hotel features 2 bars, the Rob Tob and the Clansman. Both bars offer a large selection of Malt Whisky and Ale which guests may enjoy in true, highland surroundings.