The exclusive Cameron House Resort is back and better than ever after a few years away from the tourism scene and a multi-million-pound renovation. The facade of the hotel is still very much Scottish Baronial meets European château, and everything that makes Cameron House so remarkable hasn’t changed – but there is a fresh sense of flair about it, which guests will be wowed by upon arrival in the new and stunningly revived hotel lobby.
We paid a visit to the hotel, overlooking the famous Loch Lomond, for 3-magical-days of mini-moon fun, right off the back of our wedding in Scotland. The beyond luxurious setting, friendly and impeccable five-star service, sumptuous dining offerings, and award-winning spa all made for the most perfect couple’s relaxation retreat.
Read on to learn about the best of Cameron House and why you need to be booking your next retreat at this five-star resort.
Rooms & Suites
As always, all of the rooms and suites at Cameron House are uber five-star featuring elegant blends of traditional and contemporary design, with delicate colours inspired by the hotel’s natural surroundings. With all of the interior created by the Glasgow Design studio Timorous Beasties, you’ll find touches of Scottish heritage such as tartan fabrics and other bold interiors, creating individuality in each guest room.
The hotel already has 140 rooms, with 61 more to be added when the new extension is completed in 2022. We stayed in the spacious and magnificent Inchonnchan Suite, a one-bedroom suite – combining sophisticated refinement with modern embellishments that emanate Cameron House’s distinctive charm.The Inchconnachan Suite also boasts a lavish marble bathroom equipped with Molton Brown toiletries, a free-standing bathtub, and a swanky rainforest glass shower.
Additional memorable touches that elevated our mini-moon experience included bespoke cocktails brought to our room after check-in along with pre-dinner canapés.
Suite highlights include:
Personal service from one of our Guest Experience team throughout your stay
Unpacking, pressing and shoe polishing service available
Pre-dinner Canapés served to suite
Bottle of Glenmorangie Single Malt Whisky
Molton Brown toiletries
Food & Drink
The hotel boasts six restaurants and bars, so visitors are never short of options and most definitely won’t get sick of the dining on offer, on top of that all eateries feature unrivalled views of the glorious Scottish scenery.
We dined at the Cameron Grill for our evening meal both nights and still couldn’t decide what to have. The restaurant is at the heart of the hotel and has a sophisticated and family-friendly atmosphere whilst keeping in line with the same decor as the rest of the hotel. The restaurant staff are personable, greeting hotel guests by name and knowledgeable in guests’ dietary requirements and dining wants and needs. For example, on our second night of dining, our superb waitress, Elinor remembered that I preferred sparkling water and loved freshly cut slices of lemon and a paper straw – how’s that for an extra touch of five-star?
The Cameron Grill chefs strive to whip up the most marvelous gourmet experiences for all foodies to enjoy – from classic grill dishes to modern gastronomy you won’t be leaving disappointed or hungry. We opted to try a fish dish for starters in the form of the most beautifully cooked and presented scallops followed by meat from the grill, which was tender and unbelievably juicy. For pudding, we were surprised by the hotel’s Head Pastry Chef who came out with a bespoke dessert made up of our favourite flavours and sweet treat ingredients.
We also dined at the nearby Boat House, with its New England decor and positioned beside the boat dock, the restaurant serves up some of the most heavenly seafood in the area. Its seafood platter and fish and chips are both a must-eat, whether you’re in the area with family and friends or staying in the hotel.
Traditional afternoon tea is also served daily from 12pm-5pm in The Lobby Bar. Presented in the most exquisite way, guests can indulge in freshly baked warm scones, delicate sandwiches, and an array of freshly brewed tea. The intricately prepared pastries are all hand-crafted by the hotel’s masterful pastry chef and his incredible team and make for the perfect way to celebrate with a loved one.
Other dining highlights and must-visits include The Clubhouse at Cameron House, located in the natural surroundings of The Cameron Club and Spa, perfect for dining after a round of golf on the Carrick Gold Course or a visit to the Cameron Spa. There’s also the option to dine privately in the comfort of your guest room or suite.
When it comes to activities, there’s an endless amount of fun on offer at Cameron House. This was ideal for us as we aren’t the type of couple that enjoys lazing around for too long!
From land to sea and air, there are unrivalled adventures to be found in all areas of Cameron House. Being at the gateway to the Highlands, guests can enjoy and explore the natural countryside from adrenalin-fuelled activities to luxury laidback champagne cruises on the Loch.
On the water, there are speedboat tours, kayak and paddleboarding hire as well as water skiing and wakeboarding if you’re feeling super adventurous. We opted for a champagne cruise on the hotel’s luxury yacht, the Celtic Warrior. The cruise lasted 60 minutes and we were taken on an informative and entertaining tour past the various islands of Loch Lomond. The yacht’s skipper was filled with knowledge and stories of the islands we cruised by and was happy to answer all of our many, many questions, whilst also pointing out the most scenic spots for that all-important photo opportunity.on land, there are electric bike hires and segway safaris allowing you to explore the resort in a different way through the winding woodland paths. For bucket-list experiences, where you can feel your senses sharpen and heartbeat race, there’s falconry allowing you to get up close and personal with a remarkable bird of prey. Other land options include pony trekking, clay pigeon shooting and 4×4 adventures where guests can discover the breath-taking views across the Loch and its islands in a Land Rover Defender.
As we were on our mini-moon we were treated to the truly memorable experience of a tour of the Loch by seaplane – highly recommended to all and the absolute highlight of our stay. Exploring the nearby surroundings of Cameron House by seaplane was the cherry on top of the most spectacular stay, with the seaplane covering over 70 miles and soaring over the most stunning scenery including lochs, glens, and rugged mountain peaks.
Spa & Wellness
The serene Cameron Spa is no secret and much loved by many for obvious reasons. Providing the ultimate pampering experience and located approximately 3 miles north of Cameron House, guests of the hotel can make use of the shuttle service, whilst nearby visitors can use the on-site parking.
At the Cameron Spa, a range of exclusive spa treatments is the ideal way to disconnect from daily stress. From age-defying facials to full body aromatherapy and hot stone massages, there’s something to help anyone unwind. For the ultimate mini-moon experience, we were given access to the Couple’s Spa Suite with its very own steam room and jacuzzi, and of course, plenty of champagne as well as a Rasul mud treatment.
Other highlights at Cameron Spa include its Hydro and Thermal experience. Lasting two hours, guests are able to invigorate and relax in the hydrotherapy pool, experience showers, ice fountain, relaxation pool, and the famous Cameron Spa rooftop infinity pool, providing a calming refuge from busy everyday life, with a view over Ben Lomond. There are also multiple saunas and thermal couches to lay back and energise the muscles.
If you don’t fancy moving from the resort itself, within the hotel guests can enjoy the Cameron Leisure Club. Fully renovated and now features a new 18-metre pool, a family pool with waterslide, a bubble pool, steam room, sauna as well as a superbly well-equipped gym.
Overall we had a 10/10 stay and mini-moon at Cameron House. None of the finer details were missed and we were blown away by the personalisation of our stay created by the guest experience team and allowing us to feel truly “VIP”.
Whether you’re looking for a place to make new memories on your honeymoon or an upcoming anniversary treat, romantic proposal spot, or simply looking to pamper yourself for the weekend, Cameron House has it all.
Cameron House, Loch Lomond, West Dumbartonshire G83 8QZ
+44 1389 310777