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The MacDonald Hotel & Cabins

2.5 of 5 Fort William Road, Kinlochleven PH50 4QL, Scotland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saddleworth, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mark & Helen are making some good changes to what is already one of my favourite hotels. We stayed in the cabins and although it was the middle of winter they were still plenty comfortable and warm enough. Some nice and novel options on the menu as well.

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Inverness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in one of the comfortable cabins for a night as part of a larger gathering of people. The owners were very welcoming and the establishment itself is first class. A very welcoming "Bothy Bar" proved an ideal venue for an impromptu ceilidh, as the full Scottish breakfast in the morning provided the perfect pick-me-up. i also enjoyed a... More 

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here at end of January 2015. There were 5 of us ( all adults) and our dog. Within 5 minutes from our arrival, the owner Mark welcomed us to the hotel and immediately ensured we felt very much at ease. Our rooms were warm and very welcoming. We ate ( and definitely drank) within the hotel and cannot... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At such short notice, the staff at MacDonald hotel were more than accomodating!! Our group of 4 booked into the cabins out the back and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The stream running through the site was a pleasant sound to wake up to!!! Inside the bothy, a cosy campfire, great selection of malts (80ish) & draught beers plus top notch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Stayed here when went to the Ice Factor and went Skiing. When we were they, the owners help their 1st anniversary party on the Saturday. Great atmosphere, everyone was so friendly. Being right on the West highland way, great place to stop for a pint or a rest. Room was good, plenty of space and very clean, view wasn't bad... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have just returned from a stay in the hotel over New Year. Helen and Mark really put on a fun New Year celebration, including a piper at mid-night !! Great atmosphere... Although the hotel was very busy, we were made to feel very welcome. The food was home made, and freshly prepared.....we can't fault it. The room was spotlessly... More 

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stayed at a cabin on New Year's Eve. 2 adults and 2 kids. Very relaxed atmosphere staff very friendly and helpful. Our cabin was very clean warm and very comfy beds I had a great sleep, so peaceful and blackout blinds meant we all nearly missed breakfast as we slept till 10! Had dinner in the restraunt and food... More 

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Ashfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The staff were great examples of highland hospitality, very friendly and helpful and not obsequious. The food was hearty and of very good quality. The room was comfortable if not luxurious. A great place to stay when hiking the West Highland Way or walking in the Mamores.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This isn't for everyone, but the camping cabins/chalets behind the hotel are extremely reasonable to stay in in the winter. A really good base for one or two people to get out to backwater reservoir and the mammores. Each has two bunk beds and a little storage area. You can cook inside if the weather is rubbish or the midges... More 

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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Day 8 of my West Highland Way adventure 2014 saw me staying here. The hotel is right on the WHW at the north side of Kinlochleven and about five minutes walk from all amenities. I had one of the cabins situated unobtrusively at the rear of the hotel. The cabin slept 4 comfortably with space for hanging up wet clothes... More 

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Address: Fort William Road, Kinlochleven PH50 4QL, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Kinlochleven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The MacDonald Hotel & Cabins 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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The MacDonald Hotel & Cabins Kinlochleven, Scotland

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