Ardencaple Hotel

Shore Road RhuG84 8LARhuUnited Kingdom
Bed & Breakfast

About Ardencaple Hotel

Located in a revamped whitewashed 19th century coaching inn, Ardencaple Hotel Hotel provides family-friendly accommodation overlooking Gare Loch, about 45 minutes’ drive from Central Glasgow and about ten minutes’ drive from the shores of Loch Lomond.

Tastefully-decorated unfussy rooms include an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, flat-screen television, tea and coffee-making facilities, blackout curtains and a desk. Some rooms boast sea views. Accessible and family rooms are available.

Amenities provided for guests’ convenience include free Wi-Fi throughout and free parking. Children can stay free.

There’s a lounge-bar plus an on-site restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, where diners can choose from a packed menu of pub favourites.

For lovers of the great outdoors, the breathtaking Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is about one hour’s drive away. It’s about two miles from Helensburgh town centre for the railway station and Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed Hill House.


Shore Road Rhu, G84 8LA, Rhu, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1436820200 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Simple but clean rooms at reasonable rates

According to many travellers, this hotel was full of character and boasted straightforward but well-cleaned rooms that were more than sufficiently comfortable and spacious for a stopover or budget Scottish getaway. Due to its reportedly reasonable room rates, some guests felt it represented fair value for money.

Convenient roadside location by the sea

The picturesque setting of this hotel just off the coast road between Helensburgh and Rhu, appealed to many visitors who liked the easy access to the shore of the loch and village centre. The proximity of popular walking trails like the Three Lochs Way was another bonus for holidaymakers. Reviewers often praised the location for its pleasant scenery too.

Praise for customer service and food

This hotel reportedly benefitted from professional, helpful and pleasant members of staff who went the extra mile to make guests feel welcome. Many visitors said they experienced a swift check-in too. Furthermore, reviewers appreciated the convenience of the on-site restaurant, frequently praising its wide-ranging menu, well-prepared meals and plentiful breakfasts.

Negative Reviews

Maintenance and cleanliness grumbles

Some guests criticized certain rooms for lacking natural night and maintenance issues such as dim lighting, peeling wallpaper, aging carpets and tired-looking furniture. Although cleanliness standards won praise from most reviewers, some critics occasionally observed there were bathrooms that could have been more vigorously cleaned.

Unreliable free Wi-Fi

Even though reviewers welcomed the provision of free Wi-Fi throughout this accommodation, some criticized the network for occasionally offering sluggish speeds or a patchy signal.

Obstacles to sleep

Occasional cooking smells bothered some guests in certain rooms close to the kitchen area. Meanwhile, some light sleepers noted that certain rooms facing the road were exposed to occasional traffic noise. There was also criticism of noisy extractor fans being audible at times.

Rating Overview

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7.7 out of 10 based on 466 reviews