The Lovat, Loch Ness
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Lovat, Loch Ness Fort Augustus
Fantastic Weekend. Hotel description in the WEB site is good. Reception great and fast to be accomodated. The overall hotel quality is perfect, very clean.
The view from the room incredible, the Loch Ness and the Port, really Perfect
The restaurant was very good, could be that the kitchen little bit slow if the Hotel is full, anyway the quality of the food is perfect and the Service also the best.
My overall qualification is 9 over 10.
Loved The Lovat Arms Hotel
Whilst visiting the Scottish highlands we stayed at The Lovat Arms Hotel and it was a wonderful experience, the staff were polite, competent and very helpful, the rooms and bathrooms had just been renovated and were lovely with all the little extras there to compliment them, the bed was also very comfortable which is unusual in most hotels they are usually very hard!
The food was excellent and the breakfast was delicious with such a variety to choose from. I would recommend the Lovat Hotel to anybody wishing to have a home from from home experience, with the old and the new building blending together with elegance from times gone by and the minimilism of today, we loved it and will certainly stay again and recommend it to all of our friends.
High Quality Hotel
A very professonally run hotel with high quality rooms. The restuarant had an excellent menu with very good service. Locaton is excellent and even the breakfast menu showed thought. Staff were all pleasant and polite -my husband has hearing diffs but staff extremely patient and kind.
Excellent Service look forward to returning
After an unplesant experience in a hotel nearby (where our booking had not been put on the system!), we arrived at the Lovat Arms Hotel at 11pm to enquire about a room vacancy for the night, although very late we were dealt with efficiently and the staff couldnt have dont enough for us. The service, room and breakfast were all excellent and I cant wait to return. Thanks to all the staff who made us feel so welcome, it was a treat following our disappointment at the Glenmoriston Arms in Invermoriston to find staff who know how to deal with propsective customers.
You have tried the rest
We arrived in Fort Augustus and called at The Lovat Arms to enquire if they had any rooms availabe as we had not pre booked. We were offered a lovely room at reduced rate without even asking. The bedroom was a good size with tea and coffee making facilities, we even had a ironing board which was most welcome as we had been touring round Scotland and mostly living out of a suitcase. The bathroom was enormous. The rooms had all been recently refurbished and were done to a very high standard. We chose to eat in the hotel in the evening and the meals were excellent and good value. All the staff were extremely friendly and very efficient and we would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone.
Fantastic hotel in a nice setting
I recently stayed at the Lovat Arms Hotel with my partner, whilst on a trip to the Highlands.
Although the weather had dampened our spirits, our stay in the Lovat Arms totally brightened our day. Our understanding is that the hotel has new owners and they have given the whole building a complete overhaul and turned it into a luxury, contemporary hotel.
The rooms were very comfortable and spacious, with fantastic bathrooms. Very clean too!!!
The staff were super friendly and went out their way to ensure that we had all that we needed.
The food was also really good, with fresh, local produce.
Fort Argustus itself is a lovely village with lots of history and lots of hills to walk through, we also spent time at the tip of Loch Ness looking for Nessie - to no avail i might add....
A truely enjoyable experience, I would go back again and again.
Loveing it at the Lovat Arms
Visited the hotel in June 2007 for 3 nights and was very pleased with what it has to offer. The rooms are bright, spacious and comfortable. It's in a great location just a minutes walk from the banks of Loch Ness. The staff are extremely attentive, friendly and helpful and it's worth staying for the full Scottish breakfast alone. Superb, highly recommended!
Loved The Hotel
superb hotel, excellent and friendly staff....good food renovations are great particulary like the annex extension. fort augustus is a great litte village. i could sit all day long (weather permitting...of course) at the canal side watching the boats going through the locks....hope to be back in the not to distant future...... would have no reservations about recomending this hotel.
Up and coming hotel!
This hotel has been thoroughly refurbished and reopened in April 2006. A family run hotel which gives it a lovely relaxing and homely feel. The rooms are very contemporary which is unexpected with down stairs older style area with open log fires. Extremely comfortable stay with husband and 3 children all in one room. Large bathroom with great shower (and bath). Chef very accommodating and provided 'kiddie' meals which were not the usual fish fingers,chips and beans. Had a meal in the bar/restaurant which was exceptional and exceeded our expectations for a wee hotel in the highlands.They even managed a babysitter for us at the last minute. May find the rates pricey but definately worth every penny. Staff extremely friendly and helpful- would highly recommend it if anyone is passing through as there are not many hotels of its kind in the area!!
Beautiful Setting but Overpriced
My family and I stayed here one night in August 2006. Fort Augustus was an un-expected stop in our journey throughout Scotland and we had not pre-booked a room. As it was a Saturday night we were grateful that the Lovat Arms still had a room. Although it was a bit pricey we took the room as we didnt think we would be able to find another. The hotel is situated on a hill looking down on Fort Augustus and offers great views of Loch Ness. It is only a short walk down to the Canal and shops.
We had a large spacey room, with 2 bedrooms and ensuite bath.
Although we were grateful for the room, the beds were extremely uncomfortable. It was the worst night sleep I had during our trip, for the price we paid it was not worth it. The breakfast was very good however. Although we enjoyed our unexpected stop in Fort Augustus, I would not reccomment this hotel for sleeping. The Canal and views of Loch Ness were beautiful and the rainbows were spectacular. Right along the canal there is a great little place for French Fries or "chips". Its a tiny place run by a father and his 2 sons. The food was great and they had great spirit. I definitely recommend Fort Augustus just not the Lovat Arms.
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My first great adventure of Autumn. We're going for a walk up Cow Hill says my human! For fantastic views of the Fort and beautiful vistas across to the Ben. Well, I'm 10 1/2 now, so I must say the ascent up the hill from the car park was a wee bit of a struggle. Still I stopped to sniff around and grab a drink from a burn, and then was fit as a flea to race on up the hill in search of some highland coos. My human huffed and puffed up the hill, calling for me to wait. ...
... picking up the car and heading north. We revisited a lovely spot we discovered last year on the back road to Bridge of Orchy (it's a road running alongside a river with waterfalls and rapids). We took the opportunity to eat our lunch here and get all the cameras out and play at modelling, posing, selfies, timers and capturing any interesting wildlife other than ourselves before travelling across Rannoch Moor and Glencoe. The scenery and mountains were ...
... with my Donkey, "For my part I travel not to go anywhere but to go, I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly, to come down off this featherbed of civilisation and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints." He had nailed it and we can do no better to describe our experience.
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... bag when you book your ticket but also charge £5.50 per 1kg over the 15kg limit. We knew this was the case however didn't know that our packs would be so much overweight, we even weighed them on the Weight Watchers scales before we left and thought all was fine, some other heavy items must have jumped into the packs as Vic's weighed in at 21.6kg and mine was 19.4kg, a total of 10kg all up which cost us £55.50 extra, ...