Firstly, getting to this hotel was an absolute nightmare, we could see it, but had to drive round the nearest village twice in order to find an access road.
When we got there, we weren't very impressed. The ex-visitor attraction next door is nothing but an eyesore. The building felt very cold when we first arrived and there was no heating left on in the room and the window was wide open. In the middle of Winter.
We put this all to one side and went down to enjoy a relaxing dip in the pool, the changing facilities give 0% privacy, as anyone over 5'6" can peer over the top of the "door." As we were about to get into the pool, a male employee, barged into the swimming pool and asked us "What the hell are you doing in here?" We politely told him that we were about to have a relaxing swim to unwind after a long journey (most of which, was around the local village). He told us to leave and the pool was closed. Aside from being rude and obnoxious, he was very unwelcoming.
Needless to say, we found accommodation close-by and moved out that night.
The eyesore of a dilapidated building, the damp patches on the walls, the disgusting floors, the obnoxious and rude staff.
Stayed here in August, lovely accomodation (especially the Superior room we had) Offered a Free Whisky or Sherry when we arrived, great choice of breakfast which is chosen the night before from a breakfast list provided in your room (Kippers were lovely!!) situated 10 mintue walk from the Town centre and right at the end of the West Highland Way could not be closer which was so appriciated after 5 hard days walking.
Overall a very pleasant stay.
FREE Whisky!!! Wow, Good situation, Right at the end of the West Highland Way and in view of Ben Nevis!
We liked this place a lot. The family that owned it talked to you all through breakfast and gave terrific info on what to do. The dining room has an incredible view of the lake and mountains around it and the rooms are very comfortable. The only disadvantage is that its not really within walking distance of High Street and most of Fort William but it is a very short drive.
Our stay at St Andrews House was okay. Not bad, but certainly not great. It is a very beautiful 19th century building that was once a rectory and choir school. The rooms were very large and clean. Our biggest complaint was in the bathroom. Our bathroom was located outside our actual bedroom. Although no other guests were using it, it was not very convenient during the middle of the night. It also was not equipped with a stand up shower. It was a tub, with a shower hose attachment and no curtain. In the 3 nights we stayed, I never did quite manage the washing of the hair without giving the entire room a bath. Although the first morning was the worst. I had water running down the bathroom door on the opposite side of the room. Oooops!
This is a great b&b with a great view to loch linnhe and in a quiet place.
very kind hospitality. just go to this place.
It is one of the most beautiful places i've been !!!
you get up in the morning and you see the loch and the mountains with clouds.
great view to loch linnhe
This was the worst place we have stayed in the UK. The beds and linen were grotty and the breakfast was dodgy. There were animal faeces all around the outside of the establishment, and one day the people in the next room kept a giant dog in their room all day while they were out. Germ central, and us with 3 little kids.
If you've just come to the end of the West Highland Way, and simply cannot walk any further, then The Distillery House is a great place to be booked in to! It's just over the bridge to your right at the roundabout which marks the end of the Way.
Do book a room with a bath. The bathroom was reasonably spacious, with marble tiles and lots of treats like bath foam.
You can choose your breakfast from a long menu, together with the time you want it between 8 and 9 a.m When you come down, your table is set, complete with room number.
Only down side is Radio One blaring out the morning's competition as you're trying to eat your porridge in peace. Also, it does feel more like a business than a b and b, but it's no less comfortable for that. Oh and there's complimentary whisky and sherry in the lounge when you arrive.
Four stars from the AA and RAC mean you're assured of top quality accommodation. Nice views, if you look beyond the traffic!
They also have what look like nicely furnished self catering cottages.
We stayed in FAsfern Guesthouse which is a B&B on the main street of FOrt William, facing the loch. It was a standard, though very comfortable B&B, and was 50 pounds per night for a double room with ensuite. Breakfast was a typical full cooked affair, which I found hard to get used to. Smells great, but when you feel so lethargic for the rest of the day, give me cereal anyday.
Resident masterchef Sukie serves up culinary delights every evening accompanied by husband Bill's impressive selection of wine.
All the food is locally sourced or grown on site.
If you arrive mid-afternoon don't miss the homemade scones.
The breakfast is to die for!
We liked it so much that we got married there!
Bill and Sukie are selling up and moving to the Isle of Skye. If you want to experience the Old Pines as I did, there's very little time left.
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