Poppies Hotel and Restaurant

On the edge of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park, John and Susan Martin’s small hotel is liked for its ‘ideal location’ and ‘friendly, efficient’ staff. More

Contact details

Poppies Hotel and Restaurant
Leny Road
Callander
Perth and Kinross
FK17 8AL
Scotland
01877 330329

Hotel information

Bedrooms

9. 1 on ground floor.

Open

Feb–23 Dec.

Facilities

bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), small front garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in bar and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 2 bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B single £65–£85, double £105–£115, D,B&B rates available. À la carte £35.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

On the edge of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, John and Susan Martin’s small hotel – ‘a haven of tranquillity and good food’ – is liked for its ‘ideal location’ and ‘friendly, efficient’ staff. ‘John is a particularly affable host,’ say Guide readers in 2017. After 13 years juggling home and hearth, the Martins have handed over management of the restaurant to a local restaurateur couple, Veronica and Csaba Brunner. (The Martins, and their collection of more than 120 malt whiskies, will still stick around.) Some of the ‘tastefully decorated’ bedrooms have views across the main road to meadows and river, and the hills beyond; ‘double glazing provides efficient sound insulation’. ‘Our spacious superior room had a super-king-size bed and a small sitting area with a sofa.’ At dinner, Csaba Brunner’s menu, accompanied by a ‘reasonably priced’ wine list, has ‘some unusual combinations’. ‘We especially liked the seared duck fillet with a parsnip purée.’ ‘It’s good value, with the bonus of easy access to some of the best Highland scenery – even for those, like us, without a car.’ (Philip Bright, Alan and Edwina Williams, John and Theresa Stewart, John and Elspeth Gibbon)

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Poppies Hotel and Restaurant
Leny Road
Callander
Perth and Kinross
FK17 8AL

Guest comments

'We stayed in a superior bedroom which had lots of room, a super-king bed, a large bathroom. The staff were all friendly and efficient, John the host especially affable. The owners have leased the restaurant to Veronica and Csaba Brunner who have lots of experience in the restaurant trade. The food they served was fine with some unusual combinations, some of which didn’t always quite work; others were excellent. ' - Alan & Edwina Williams - March, 2017
'On the edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs N, providing National Park providing easy access to some of the best Highland scenery even for those like us with no car, helped by the local authorities developmentg of DRT or Demand Resources Travel, a scheme to replace abandoned bus services, that books taxis but only charges the equivalent price of a bus if it had still run. Very useful for visitors as well as local people. Very good value. ' - John and Theresa Stewart Stewart - May, 2016

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