Empire Travel Lodge features accommodation in Lochgilphead. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged for free.

At the guest house, rooms are fitted with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

Empire Travel Lodge offers a Grab and Go breakfast.

Inveraray is 24.2 miles from the accommodation, while Furnace is 16.8 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Oban Airport, 44.7 miles from Empire Travel Lodge.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

Empire Travel Lodge has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 3 May 2018.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free private parking available on-site


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Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
Double Room
  • 1 double bed
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  • 2 single beds
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Max adults: 4. Max children: 3
Family Room
  • 2 single beds and
  • 1 double bed
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  • The staff speak English

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About Empire Travel Lodge

Welcoming Booking.com guests since 3 May 2018

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  • Are pets allowed. We have one small mature well behaved dog.

    Good morning. Your wee dog is more than welcome in our property. Kind regards. Ele

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    Asked about: Double Room • Answered on 2 January 2022
  • hi we have wedding on the 20th of November would we be able to check in around 10am if we book a room thanks Mr Gardiner

    Good morning Sorry but as our check out time is not until 10am we wont be able to agree to a 10am check in time Kind regards Ele

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    Answered on 12 September 2021

Hosted by Ele Hunter

Host review score 9.8

Ele Hunter

Empire Travel Lodge was originally Lochgilphead's Picture House, when it closed down it was first converted to a snooker hall for a few years before it was opened in 1992 as a Guest House. All rooms are ensuite, have free tea/coffee/hot chocolate making facilities and Irons and Ironing boards in every room. It is an ideal stopover for catching the ferry to Islay which is an approximate 25 min drive away. Our family rooms are large and can accommodate families of 5, just give us a ring for more details We live on site and try our best to meet our guests needs COVID 19 ARRANGEMENTS We respectfully ask guests with symptoms to cancel their booking We have implemented additional cleaning measure and schedules in all areas Breakfast service is a Grab and Go service including your choice of hot or cold filled rolls We do not accept guests from countries who have to quarantine on arrival in Scotland or from UK areas who have a lock down imposed

Jim and Ele bought the Empire Travel Lodge in 2005 from Jims parents. Jim was a self employed joiner and Ele was a NHS senior Manager before giving it all up to run their own business. We live in our flat above the guest accommodation. We work hard and play hard with both of us enjoying playing golf and both very involved with the local golf club. We enjoy holidaying and playing golf in the sun and head to the Canaries twice a year. Our business remains open thanks to relatives who take over the helm to let us have a well earned rest

Languages spoken: English

Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Kilmartin House Museum
    7.3 miles
Closest airports
  • Oban Airport
    29.5 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    40.3 miles
  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport
    49 miles
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Facilities of Empire Travel Lodge
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Entertainment and family services
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Carpeted
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages spoken
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules
Empire Travel Lodge takes special requests - add in the next step!


16:00 - 21:00


07:00 - 10:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Cot upon request
Extra bed upon request
£10 per child, per night
2 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
£10 per child, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

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Smoking is not allowed.


Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.

The fine print

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Please inform Empire Travel Lodge in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about Empire Travel Lodge

  • Check-in at Empire Travel Lodge is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Empire Travel Lodge is 150 yards from the centre of Lochgilphead.

  • Empire Travel Lodge offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 3 km)

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Empire Travel Lodge (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Free parking

  • Guests staying at Empire Travel Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free

  • The prices at Empire Travel Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Room options at Empire Travel Lodge include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Family