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It was a beautiful morning as we drove from the Isle of Skye. The scenery was amazing. Our first stop was the Eilean Donon Castle. It was in a beautiful setting. We then followed the road to Fort William. Just before the town there was a gondola ride up 2,000 ft up the mountain of Aonach Mor, the eighth highest mountain in Britain. The highest mountain, Ben Nevis is nearby. It was well worth taking the ride up. At the ...
... we missed the option of the steam train ( needs to be pre-booked) so took the local train. It actually runs on the same track and the views of the coastline were fantastic. The highlight of the trip was crossing the 21 arched Glenfinnan Viaduct ( a location made famous in the Harry Potter films). It obviously would have been very pleasant travelling on the steam train but still really ...
... little, except parts of the exterior is from the original Viking period, it contains many very interesting relics from earlier periods of history. The inside is fully furnished and you can meander through all the rooms climbing up and down circular stone staircases. It was freezing walking the grounds of the castle but well worth the visit. Our favourite castle so far. From here we headed to the bridge linking Skye with the mainland. Skye is a very large island and as it ...
... for the Isle of Mull, where we hopped on a bus to traverse north to south (1 hr) , onto another smaller ferry and 10 mins later on the Isle of Iona. Two hrs later, reversed. Weather fine, but cool. Returned to Oban, enjoyed a meal at "Coast" - nice restaurant and then walked off what we'd eaten. Oban is very similar to Akaroa / Stewart Island (Sth Is, ...
... started to rain. Our route continued on the track towards the Lochan and then veered off up the nose of Sgor Eilde Beag. There were occasional glimpses of views through the mist but mainly it was wet and foggy, but on a good zig-zag path so no problems route finding. There was plenty of snow in the gullies on the East side and snow on the ridge to Binnean Mor. It looks a splendid ridge to do again on ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Lodge on the Loch Hotel Onich
A two/three star hotle with a five star restaurant.
I was quite disappointed in the 'Luxury' hotel me and my finacee chose. We had spent a long time looking at different places and we felt we had found a great hotel (the pictures looked great). When we arrived we were shown to a room that was looking quite tired and was not my idea of luxury, with bad furniture and a general feel of scruffiness. The tea and coffee facilities were, as mentioned, rather amateurish and there was enough for just a few drinks each. The road was rather noisy and I agree with others that it does spoil the atmosphere and beautiful scenery around you. The meal was great and we had a nice evening but I don't think the overall price was good value for money. I would not visit this hotel again and advise others to do a bit more looking around.
Great for a special treat
My Girlfriend booked this as a birthday treat. We stayed in the "Terracotta Room" which was beautiful. I'm not really impressed by bathrooms but this one is stunning. The drinks service before dinner was 1st class and the meal was superb. We had room service the following morning which was ok, but not great. I wasnt really impressed with our check in (the young man did try hard, but needs a bit more experience) but that thats the only thing i can fault. I never heard any traffic noise and the views from the room were amazing. I would definately come back!
My partner arranged a surprise trip for me, he chose the Highlands of Scotland
For our honeymoon, my now wife and I decided to stay in Scotland to enjoy the beautiful scenery and avoid travel delays etc. So we booked the Lodge on The Loch. After reading reviews and looking at their web-site, we were convinced an indulgent break lay ahead of us. How wrong.
The Lodge on the Loch is one of my favorite hotels. The geographical location is incredibly beautiful. The room was lovelyand the dinner in the dining room was amazing. Overall, the word I would use to describle this place is elegant and romantic. Not a place to take the kids though. The Highlands at their best!
My friends & I were pretty disappointed with the Lodge on the Loch. After reviewing the hotel's website and the glowing reports from tripadvisor our expectations were somewhat high. We booked the cosy cabins which looked lovely on the hotel's website, but which in fact turned out to be no more than a broom cupboard with a side view of the loch overlooking first of all the car pack and the very busy road into Fort William. The rooms supposedly had been refurbished but our room looked tacky with an amaterurish painting of blue sky on the walls and curtains that were coming away from their fittings. The bathroom was pokey and the basin too small was too wash your face in.
The most romantic hotel ever!
This hotel is a truly magical place that surpasses your expectations. I booked for my boyfriend's birthday and it was one of the most relaxing weekends I have ever had. The service was excellent but not too over the top...little touches like homebaking and cordials in the room made it all the more special. We stayed in one of the luxury rooms overlooking the loch which was gorgeous...especially when we ordered breakfast in our room. The food was also of a very high standard with the most magnificent cheeseboard I have ever had! It was expensive...but truly worth it for a special occasion.
A fab place
We went here for the start of our honeymoon and loved it. The 'luxury' rooms are individually themed - we stayed in 'body and soul', and it was great. The food is superb, and the location wild and magnificent.
We're going back again in June and trying another room this time.
IMy husband and I have traveled the world,but few hotels give you that at home feeling,this one does.From the moment we arrived to departure the service was warm and gracious.The food was just mouthwateringly good,and the service better than any first class hotel that we have stayed in.We will be returning after Christmas for another visit, and are looking forward to our stay. Mr and Mrs Burns