Clan Macduff Hotel
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Up reasonably early to pick up rental car. When we got there we found ourselves in a queue as it was a long weekend and the office was overrun. Luckily they had the car available for us (Fiat Punto no guts) and after picking up our bags we were on our way. Only 1 wrong turn and we were heading back from whence we came. Got around that though and …
After we left Judy and David's house in Bearsden (again thank you both for your kind hospitality) we decided as we didn't have time to look around Glasgow we would drive through the town centre then head north. That was a bad idea! Trying to find our way through Glasgow, the street layout seemingly designed by the local kindergarten class, there …
... the Wimbledon tennis final in Crieth and went on to meet Merv and Val in Mutthill. We sat in the sun chatting in the back yard and then had an evening meal of chicken, potato and cabbage followed by apple crumble. Val cooked rye bread for breakfast while,we set up Nev's camp bed in the lounge room. They were really only expecting 2 ...
... t let them stay there). After a bit more driving we stopped at a lovely look our point to view the last of the highlands before going back. This area was used for many James Bond movies and went the landowner passed away, in order to keep it from becoming industrialized, Sean Connery purchased it and it is still wild and has no large urban centres. Lunch stop took place at Green Wellys were we had a delicious Cullen skink soup (fish soup) and ...
... we went to the site of the battle of Culloden, where Bonnie prince Charles led his 1500 men against more than 10,000 English (who had muskets). It was a massacre and from then on the tartan and Gallic was banned, causing some people to be mute for generations. We drove by lock ness and saw some amazing sights before checking into out hostel at fort Augustus. Then we went on a nature exploration, the forest looks exactly like ...
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This has to be one of the best hotels i have stayed in for a long time. My husband and i booked this hotel based on the reviews of tripadvisor, and we were not let down. We got a great deal of 3 nights DBB and were welcomed each morning and evening with beautiful home cooked meals. The lounge area was relaxing, quiet and a great place to chill out in the evening after a long day on the hills. The staff were friendly and very efficient, The room was spacious, very clean and the bath room was spot on as well. I am so pleased we have found a welcoming hotel to use as a base for our hill walking,
Five star services!!
Booked Clan Macduff based on tripadvisor reccomendations and were not let down. Beautiful setting on the edge of Fort William, superb views of the gorgeous loch and excellent hotel services.
Couldnt fault the hotel. Extremely comfy beds, excellent showers, all very clean and breakfast top class. Never seen such efficient waitress service before.
Would recommend to others!
We'll be back
We stayed at this hotel for three nights in August. Our room was spotless as were the dining room, bar and quiet lounge. Breakfast was so well organised - plenty of waitresses who were very polite, knew what they had to do and nothing was too much trouble, and the service was very quick. We ate bar meals at the end of the day - excellent food, service and price. We had a room at the back, as we intended to be out all day, but having seen the views of Loch Linnhe from the dining room and lounges, we would definitely book a loch facing room in the future. Great hotel.
Superb views and superb service
Just back from a couple of nights in the Clan Macduff and we have to say that we thoroughly enjoyed the stay. The room was spotless (ours didn't offer a view but we booked last minute). The hotel is well situated about two miles outside Fort WIlliam overlooking Loch Linnhe.
The service was superb - meals served to an excellent standard politely and quickly. Prices were very good too.
The dining room at breakfast was run by the manageress and no less than six waitresses who gave full service.
A brilliant hotel
We had a Great 2 night stay .Could not fault it in any way.We will be back again
Rarely seen service
Just returned from a wonderful weekend at this hotel. This is a family run hotel and the family set very high standards! Staff were proficient and welcoming. Rooms clean and tidy. Excellent views if you are lucky enough to get a room facing the loch. Food was excellent as was the view from the diningroom. I'll be back!
We spent an hour driving up and down the road outside this hotel, trying to secure accomodation at nearly 5 o'clock with the light fading, before we ventured inside. On entering the Reception,the hotel seems more old-fashioned than some others. However,the spotless interior and welcoming staff more than make up for this impression.The hotel seemed very busy with various people all arriving at once, but it didnot faze the Receptionist and she showed me the room on offer immediately. This is the nice part of staying in smaller Scotish establishments as they seem to show you the room and allow you to decide whether to stay.(too often we have been "fooled" by nice lobby areas only to find our room a disapointment).
I stay in Fort William once a month on business and this is my favourite hotel. As an ex-hotelier myself, this place has everything. A warm welcome, clean, good food etc. I get the idea that this place is frequented by many regular clients and I can see the reasons. This hotel is always busy.... that says it all. Magnificent location overlooking the loch. I cannot recommend highly enough.
Good travel hotel
Made a last minute stay at this hotel over the Easter holiday. The price seemed high for the area, but many hotels were booked for the holiday. The triple room was clean and updated--had 2 twin beds and a bunk bed. TV was really for looks only--only had 3 channels. We were charged extra because our room had a balconey (the only triple left when we checked in)--but it overlooked the parking lot and it was 0 degrees outside so we didn't spend time there! The views of the loch from the dining room were nice. Full breakfast was included with selections from a fixed menu. I was told when we checked in that the hotel was nonsmoking. But the lounge outside the breakfast area (whihc happened to be right under our room!) was a smoking area and the stench extended beyond.
Great Loch View
My Fiance and I stayed here in Oct 2003 for two nights. For a truly Scottish experience this place is a must. The room was spotless and very spacious. I loved the little balcony with the loch view. Breakfast was great. I would definitely stay here again.