The Lovat, Loch Ness
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Lorraine picked me up about noon yesterday from Barbaras. We headed off to Loch Ness to find a monster. Lorraine set the GPS on her phone and away we went. Our trip to Inverness was nice and uneventful and then it went a new direction. The GPS led us down the side of Loch Ness where we planned to spend the night and see the Loch today. Here's the …
Today we we're going to slow things down a lot and just take in some of the sights alongside Loch Ness, but without first enjoying the Awesome spread that the Lovat put on for breakfast!
The first stop of the day was Urqhart Castle, one of the biggest of it's time, it's also apparently where most of the Nessie sighting occur! The remains …
Still feeling a little Jet-lagged we we're up horrendously early watching the Gaelic version of Postman Pat, Padraig Post, quite entertaining I must say.
Wanting to get out of the cities and into the country side we decided to make a break for it and left Glasgow. We we're going to head onto our accommodation for the next two nights, Fort …
... headed to Beauly for a late lunch and a walk through the town. The most notable attraction of this town is the Beauly Priory built as a monastery in the 13th century. Only the external walls of the priory are still standing but it is set in a lovely garden full of graves dating back to the 16th century. Some of the oldest graves were inside the ruins. We found a pub which looked promising for dinner before finding our accommodation for 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 ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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.