About us

Our loch side hotel is situated in one of the most beautiful and unspoiled areas of Scotland's West Coast Where red deer,  otters, eagles, pine martens and red squirrels are daily visitors.

Our ethos is a simple one which can be summed up in one word "care"...
Scottish Highlands Hotel

Why choose Kilcamb

... About the food we provide in our restaurants, the rooms we prepare each day, the welcome we offer and the service we provide to our customers during their stay.  Kilcamb is a business where caring is central to everything we do.  Through this we forge a lasting and meaningful relationship with each and every one of our customers, many of whom return year on year. Kilcamb  is an extraordinary little luxury hotel in an even more extraordinary place - nothing similar is quite so special.

One of the finest Small Luxury Country House Hotels in the Highlands of Scotland, where guests travel from far and wide to sample the romantic atmosphere and exquisite food.  However, back in the days of the Jacobite rebellion, Kilcamb Lodge had a very different tale to tell.  This fascinating old building has witnessed much of Scotland's history unfold.

Kilcamb Lodge Hotel History

The History

Kilcamb Lodge is purported to be one of the oldest stone houses on the West Coast of Scotland, dating back to the 1700's. The word "Kil" in Gaelic means Church but the only link with the church comes from "The List of Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings in the Parish of Ardnamurchan 1745", where it is referred to as "Old Church and Barracks, Kilcamb, Strontian" Possibly it was used as a place of worship as well as a military stronghold. The church window on the landing here has nothing to do with this part of Kilcamb's history however. The window we see today was transported here much later, from a nearby church by a Minister who once lived at Kilcamb. He had the window fitted into the house simply because he liked it!

1745 was the time of the uprising led by Bonnie Prince Charlie and at this time it is documented that Kilcamb was a Barracks used by the military engaged in seeking out those loyal to the Prince. The Moat-like mound surrounding the frontage to Loch Sunart offers testament to this fact and was most likely dug out by the troops to offer additional protection and cover. Some 600 troops are believed to have camped here.

<p>There really aren't enough superlatives to describe our four day break at Kilcamb. As ever, the food was extremely good and the room (suite?) was superb, with a view over the loch. Our two Labradors seemed to enjoy themselves, although because of the time of year, we kept them&hellip;</p>
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<p>A beautiful location on the shores of Loch Sunart for an historic lodge, brought up to date with fantastic dining and lounge areas. Every single morsel of food I ate during my stay was absolutely delicious!</p>
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<p>Visited here for lunch over the Bank Holiday. What a lovely hotel with a brilliant lunch menu. Food was delicious and Staff were brilliant - quietly efficient but very friendly, making sure everything was just right. Definitely considering returning for a few days break in such&hellip;</p>
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<p>I know this beautiful area of Scotland extremely well. Over the years I have stayed in all manner of different accommodations hereabouts. The Kilcamb is very comfortable, with a marvellous location. The staff are efficient, friendly and unobtrusive, and the food is truly special</p>
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<p>Visited 24/25 August had previously tried to book for a special birthday in April - so glad we decided to try again. Great location, amazing views, tremendous staff, room 5 nice sitting room, bedroom with most comfortable bed, good quality linen and towels, space in bathroom to lay out toiletries, good range of complimentary toiletries.</p>
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<p>What a team at Kilcamb! We had the second of our now traditional Sunday lunches in the company of a friend who had particular dietary needs. The kitchen and table staff went out of their way to ensure we all got exactly the meal we each desired. It's easy to see why this hotel has three AA rosettes for its food. The three course Sunday lunch at &pound;25 a head is unbeatable for both quality and value!</p>
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<p>We stayed two nights (6/12-13) in room 10 which was small and with a limited view, but an excellent, modern bath. That's the worst I have to note because the food, setting/common rooms, staff and location were excellent. The food (breakfast and dinner both days) was the best of our total trip- smoked haddock with poached egg and porridge (with a half-shot of scotch!) were standouts for breakfast and dinners were about as excellent as food can be. Excellent wine list as well. The wait staff were new (mostly from Czech Republic) but very kind and solicitous. An excellent location (take the car ferry!) for exploring castles and quick visit to Oban. Would enthusiastically return!</p>
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<p>We stayed 3 nights in the Kilcamb and we can hardly imagine a better hotel:<br />Excellent dining and fine breakfast make it a very rewarding stay, especially as the staff is very personal and helpful.</p>
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<p>The staff here are really tremendous. They were very helpful via email in advance of our trip and gave us a very warm welcome on arrival. Then an elderly relative was taken ill whilst staying here and they could not have been more helpful. They handled the situation with great care, tact and kindness. It made a very stressful situation far more bearable. We had just stayed somewhere else in the Highlands where the staff just weren't up to scratch and I had wondered if it was hard to get great staff in this area. Nope, cos here they are. I suspect they're very well trained and looked after. I also noted one of the waiters dealing with some pretty unpleasant customers with great patience and politeness. The location is stunning and so peaceful. You could just sit and look out at the loch all day.</p>
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<p>We had a great stay at Kilcamb Lodge Hotel. The drive from Mallaig to Strontian was stunning. We received a warm welcome and were shown to our room which had a lovely view over the loch. We had a walk down by the loch before dinner - absolutely gorgeous scenery.</p>
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<p>My boyfriend and I spent two lovely nights at Kilcamb lodge. <br />It is a beautiful and classy hotel. Friendly staff and excellent food. <br />I&rsquo;m vegan and they made a special menu for me. I really appreciated that they gave me so many food options!</p>
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<p>Food was amazing, everything was finished. My family and I enjoyed every part of our night, we were celebrating an 85th and 15th birthday. Wine selection was beautiful and service was always right there when you needed it. Thank you again for a wonderful night.</p>
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