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2.0 of 5 Inn   |   Kilmore Road, Drumnadrochit IV63 6UH, Scotland
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Benleva Hotel
Ranked #19 of 25 Drumnadrochit B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As others have said this place may look a little rough around the edges but looks can be deceiving. The bar area is a busy area with a nice buzz from a good mix of locals and guests. The ales are excellent. Darkness and Hoppiness were both excellent and from the pubs own brewery. Food was fairly basic pub fare... More

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely small hotel/pub. Friendly staff, dog friendly and EXCELLENT beer. The DarkNess is a dark stout I was so taken with this one I bought 6 bottles home! The food was excellent and not overpriced. I didn't stay here as I had rented a cottage so I cannot comment on the rooms.

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Sanford, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When my wife and I pulled up the the Benleva Hotel, she had some trepidations. The hotel was a bit... rustic? But we were there, and it was an adventure, so in we went. What a good decision to stay! The staff was so welcoming and friendly, and the room was clean and cozy. The best part of our stay... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is one of the few hotels/B&Bs in the area that allow owners to bring their dogs along, so that is already a plus for many people. We booked two rooms here and stayed for one night only. I found both rooms to be nice and spacious, but with rather small bathrooms. Breakfast was included in the price, making it... More

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Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We did not appreciate what we would find. The ray was dark and rainy. The hotel was surrounded by trees. The rooms at the front of the hotel were spacious. The bar / pub food and the breakfast items were excellently prepared. But I would not eat here all week. The fact the the pub was excellent (chosen as a... More

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Fochabers, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Having just returned from the Benleva we are already checking our diaries to book our next visit. Being dog-lovers and taking a young labrador on his first weekend break we were understandably nervous about the experience we would have. The staff (and locals!) could not have done more to put our minds at ease. My wife, the dogs and I... More

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Eyemouth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

back at The Ben again, two nights, Steve and the gang were as always just brilliant, good beer, good banter, shining wit and hearty breakfasts, good basic fun stay as always, thanks people I will return!!

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Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This hotel is attached to a pub and it used to have a brewery as well, but with the growth for their beers, they now brew at a very close by location. We added a stop at the Benleva Hotel to our itinerary and contacted them a few months before we went, it was only season, but since they only... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The area around Benleva is beyond beautiful, my very first time in Scotland. The hotel itself is situated in a residential area, and as you drive in the ominous "Hanging Tree" is there to greet it's guests. The room was very comfy and clean and the shower was good. The food at the hotel is simply amazing, hearty, warming, stick... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Stayed in September for the beer festival and again in October for a short break, this hotel is a regular "second home" and we consider ourselves semi locals as we visit so often. The hotel is undergoing lots of changes, not least with its relatively new brewery going from strength to strength, supplying the bar with ever changing craft beers.... More

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Address: Kilmore Road, Drumnadrochit IV63 6UH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Loch Ness > Drumnadrochit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Benleva Hotel 2*
Also Known As:
Benleva Hotel Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, Scotland

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Situated in Drumnadrochit, by Loch Ness, the Benleva is the only hotel in the village which is open all year round. Serving award-winning Highland real ales, malt whiskies & excellent locally sourced food. The Benleva has 6 comfortable en-suite bedrooms and was voted the CAMRA Highlands & Islands Pub of the Year in 2003 & 2005. The Benleva has 2 family rooms for those with children and dogs are also welcome in the hotel. ... more   less 
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