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The Lovat, Loch Ness

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Loch Ness, Fort Augustus PH32 4DU, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Memphis, TN USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This stop was also arranged by out group leader, and unfortunately for us, only one night's stay. The hotel is lovely, and has a fine restaurant, so would have been nice to stay a bit longer. Our room was spacious, very clean, and had every amenity, as was the bath room. It was nice to be in a hotel with... More 

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Portland, OR
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner and I stayed at The Lovat for one night as we continued our trek along the Great Glen Way. Fort Augustus is at the southern end of Loch Ness, and The Lovat is probably the top choice for accommodations. Our room was one of the "external studios" in a motel-like building separate from the main house. The Lovat... More 

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neil b, Manager at The Lovat, Loch Ness, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write on TripAdvisor, it is appreciated and your comments will be posted on the staff noticeboard at the end of the month. We are all delighted that overall you enjoyed your stay with us, and I am sure our reception, housekeeping and kitchen teams will all be delighted that all their hard work... More 

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45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On our way to the north of Scotland my wife and I broke our journey here for one night. We had a lower priced room in the block by the car park. It was very well appointed and comfortable. Its fitting even included an umbrella in case it was raining! Central Fort Augustus is only a five minute walk away... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here after hearing the great reviews of the place for its food, so ate one evening in Brasserie. They charge at a level you would expect excellent quality food, but I was very disappointed. The Charcuterie board served on a log had two types of salami, of nothing special in quality, some cheap olives, you know the ones... More 

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neil b, Manager at The Lovat, Loch Ness, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that The Lovat Brasserie did not live up to your expectations. We are always disappointed to receive such reviews, however we appreciate you taking the time to write honestly about your experience as without feedback, we would not be able to learn from our mistakes and improve on the guest experience. Feedback for the... More 

Chippenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a night at the Lovat, wonderful location. Great for sight seeing and, on the face of it a clean, well maintained hotel. Couldn't fault the staff. Coincidentally, my stay was totally spoilt by a snorer in an adjacent room which necessitated moving the bed to the other side off the room. I know the hotel cannot be blamed for... More 

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neil b, Manager at The Lovat, Loch Ness, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review our hotel as without genuine customer feedback we cannot improve what we do. I agree it is frustrating when another guest spoils a stay but as you rightly point out the hotel can't do much about very loud snorers! With regards to crumbs under the bed, I have spoken with our head... More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As we had a dog with us we had motel rooms off site. Whilst these were clean and warm and had a lovely wet room, we still felt like the poor relations compared to people staying in the main hotel, which is a lovely characterful house. The taster meal of 5 courses was fantastic though and would highly recommend.

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Lancashire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant 2 night stop off on the way up to the West Coast of Scotland. Plenty of quiet forest walks on the doorstep away from the tourist hub which were well worth exploring and spending a bit more time in the area. Food good in the Brasserie, but only adverse comments would be 2 main dishes had to be sent... More 

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Appleby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed in many top class establishments - mainly in Northumberland - but The Lovat at Fort Augustus is up there with the best! Food was excellent (even the breakfasts) and the 5-course taster menu was wonderful. Room was spotlessly clean. Fort Augustus is a very pretty place and its only a short walk to the Loch Ness Cruise... More 

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Sevenoaks
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are lucky enough to stay here you will not be disappointed. Fort Augustus is a lovely little town and the Lovat it one of the jewels in its crown. It all comes down from the top (Caroline) who has picked a great team who make you feel as though they are pleased to see you. Neil the manager... More 

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lovat is a very comfortable overnight stop when passing through Fort Augustus as we were. The rooms are well-appointed and the beds very comfortable giving an excellent night's rest. Although we did not have an evening meal and so cannot therefore comment on the quality of evening dining, the breakfast was adequate. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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