The Lovat, Loch Ness
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Day 6 shaped up as a day of consolidation and catch up after the earlier problems. Despite overcast conditions, the day looked promising from a weather point of view. An early morning call of best regards from Maree Walker from Noel's work place (Lauderdale Doctors Surgery) was well received and this was followed up by a comprehensive online GP …
This morning we said our temporary goodbyes to the castle rock hostel and heading on our 3 day Skye High haggis tour. The first stop was in the beautiful town of Dunkeld where we visited a old cathedral on the river Tay. Continuing north led us to Kelliecrankie, a gorge that was the site of a Jacobite and red coats battle. At this gorge it is said that a Jacobite solider was able to leap it's width (18ft) and escape to the ...
Left Newtonmore after a leisurely breakfast. Stopped at Aviemore to look around shops. It was a cute town but very touristy. Drove straight through Inverness as the city was very busy and we couldn't find a park. Kept driving until the Falls of Foyer where we stopped at Cameron's tea room and farmhouse. Finally saw some highland cattle! Drove along narrow one lane roads until Fort ...
... hopes of catching a glimpse of the famous Loch Ness Monster. Our day began bright and early, as we woke up at just after six in the morning in order to take the bus to the centre of the city and catch our tour bus. There we were greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable tour guide and bus driver Heather. Since the overwhelming majority of the tour was spent on the bus, Heather provided a flowing stream of commentary on all of the sights we were passing. She also proved to be ...
... and decided to skip the last summit and descend the gulley leaving us enough time to retreat if we couldt see a decent path down.
It turns out that the side of the ...
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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.
I recently stayed at the Lovat Arms Hotel with my partner, whilst on a trip to the Highlands.
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.
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!!
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.