Empire Travel Lodge


Union Street, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8JS

    This guest house is Mid Argyll's only purpose built travel lodge situated in the centre of Lochgilphead with a rich history, formerly the cinema for the empire exhibition. 9 Ensuite rooms

    Jim and Ele welcome you to this Purpose Built Travel Lodge which was formerly the Towns Picture House. We have 9 ensuite rooms with a mixture of Double, Twin and Family rooms. Any room can be booked for single occupancy at the rate of £45. We have free WiFi acess available

    Breakfast is freshly cooked to order using locally sourced ingredients and special diets can be catered for with a little notice. Packed lunches can be provided at a small charge

    The town offers a range of amenities, restaurants, variety of shops, sports centre and the Mid Argyll Swimming Pool is situated here. In addition to the glorious local scenery and the ancient Culture, activities such as golf, fishing, shooting and forest walks are all within easy reach. The location is also ideal to take advantage of ferry trips to Islay, Gigha, Jura, and Arran.

    We now have a restaurant and offer evening meals.

    3 Lodge
    Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 21 Dec 2016

    Open all year except for Christmas and New Year week

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Double Room
    £70.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Family Room
    £90.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Twin Room
    £70.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    Rooms available for Single occupancy at £45 per night B&B

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Breakfast Available
    • Gluten Free
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Bath Ensuite
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Microwave
    • Payphones Available
    • Shower
    • Towels Provided

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • TV In Room
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking
    • Private Parking


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Porterage


    • Town Centre
    • Town Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers

    Public Transport Directions

    Arriving from Glasgow direction turn first left at roundabout then first right and first left. We are situated 100 yards along on the left.

    Arriving from Oban direction, turn left towards Town Centre, right at the roundabout and first left, we are 100 yard along on the right

    Arriving by bus. Walk up McBrayns lane next to the bus stop, turn right and we are the second building along(less than 5 minutes walk

    Transport within Scotland

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    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • separate shower unit
    • WCs in bathrooms fitted with handrails available
    • There are separate shower units:
      • fitted with support handrails
      • fixed shower seats or shower chairs provided
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest

    General Questions

    • Emergency evacuation procedures for the safe exit of guests with disabilities
    • Personnel who have contact with guests have had disability awareness training
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Handrail by the steps
      • Number of steps 5


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • with a ramp
    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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