Clan Macduff Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsClan Macduff Hotel Fort William
Arrived at the hotel and received a warm welcome from the desk clerk who not only checked us in, but also walked us to the room in the adjacent building. The view from the room was lovely, but since it faced northwest it received a lot of sun making the room quite warm. There was one small fan in the room, and signs that warned of bugs coming in the room when it was dark outside if the lights were on when the windows were open. Furnishings in the room could use some updating. However, everything was clean and in working order. All in all, a nice stay with exceptional service in all areas.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Clan Macduff Hotel Fort William
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).
The breakfast was very acceptable and warmly waitressed. On the whole, a truly Scottish hotel with a warm welcome. We would definatley stay again.
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews Clan Macduff Hotel Fort William
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So, here's the news from the UK and the Tutterows. I have attempted for the past 3 nights to find a way to upload photos and share them with you...most of you are aware that I do NOT give up easily, but with no laptop and only Android at our disposal, a solution has not presented itself. As we were travelling today from Stirling to ...
... giving us both a fright and we laughed till we cried.
We took a forest walk to a shelter looking out over the loch to where there are seals. That was cool even though they were a fair distance away. We didn't find the castle ruin we were looking for but it was a pleasant drive ending in Fort William for lunch. I drove us back.
Going a mile or so up the road for dinner tonight.
LATER....great meal at Laroch and a good walk afterwards.
... by the rain.
Despite the forecast for rain through the day, the rain cleared near the pass and I had good weather for the long walk on the old military road past Tigh-na-Slaibinach and Larimor Ruins. Part on rocky road and part on narrow trail through the forest I was feeling ready for the trek to be over. A few more miles were along a dirt road that descended into Glen Nevis, the valley south of ...
... for our table in the restaurant. Smoked haddock chowder and venison were the most requested starter and main courses selected but all combinations were hugely enjoyed.
Later we retired with coffee and a few drams to the lounge which had once been a waiting room in the station and was adorned with memorabilia.
Dougal did not stay on Saturday night, heading off after 11pm to enjoy the comfort of his camper van in a car park in Dalkeith in anticipation of ...
... inflammatory tablets, the detergent for washing clothes....a few grammes here and there, until the bag keeps on gaining weight. Running through periodically simply helps you to limit this 'bag creep' as I call it. Enough shop talk. Tomorrow afternoon Andy arrives and I need to update the blog as far as possible in the local library, in the morning. All work and no play. I spent a year in that town, one Sunday. George ...