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2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Fort William Road, Kinlochleven PH50 4QL, Scotland
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The Macdonald Hotel
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just home from an excellent weekend's riding around Glencoe, Fort William and Kinlochleven with a group of around 30 of us using the MacDonald Hotel as our base. Hosts Mark, Helen & the team could not have been more welcoming - we were all thoroughly well looked after during our stay. The bar staff were great, and big Andy the... More

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Lanark, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

rode my motorcycle there in a rotten downpour, Mark could not have been more helpful, just a small thing but it felt nice to be asked ( would you like a sidestand puck for the bike ? ) only got to stay the one night , but i will be back . thanks to all robert cook

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped here the night before the last stage of the WHW, couldn't be more ideally placed as the start is virtually opposite. The hotel is very tired looking but one thing it did have that none of the other places had in our 6 days of walking the WHW was a bath - it was bliss slipping into a hot... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had a brilliant weekend here. We were booked in at another campsite and were let down at short notice! In stepped the team at MotoGoLoco & Mark at MacDonald Hotel. Mark managed to sort out space for all 10 of us on the campsite and saved our weekend away. We rolled up early evening and Mark was waiting for... More

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

We have just stayed for one night in one of the fantastic cabins on offer with our chocolate Labrador. The views when we arrived were unbelievable. We were thrilled that the cabins were dog friendly and it had lots of room with comfortable beds provided. The heater, midge protected windows and electric trap were also a welcomed addition to the... More

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

Stopped here the night before the last stage of the West Highland Way. The Hotel is worn but comfortable and has a great location at start of the last WHW stage. We received a genuinely warm welcome from Mark and other staff were excellent too. The breakfast lady was friendly, fun and efficient. Breakfast was very good and the evening... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here when my husband and friend were doing West Highland Way on mountain bikes. There's new owners, who have taken feedback from previous guests and trying to make changes. Initially we had planned to leave before breakfast was due to be served, but they highlighted this had been commented on by guests under previous owners, so they started... More

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South Queensferry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bathroom smelled of urine and the shower was hopeless Bedroom was clean but needs updated Food fish & chips were a disgrace looked like the oil had not been changed for months Breakfast 4 out of 10 A very overpriced hotel*

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Helen T, Owner at The Macdonald Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear your stay was not up to our usual high standards and have messaged you to get more details about your stay. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stayed here in June 2014 while running the West Highland Way. The hotel is old and the room was tired. The curtains were thin so light came streaming in from sunrise at 5am. We had a very tasty dinner in the restaurant - I'd recommend the burger with haggis. Unfortunately breakfast was a great letdown. Not only did they... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I haven't been a guest at the hotel myself, but as the (anxious) mother of a young West Highland Way walker I found the staff in the hotel very helpful in organising accommodation from a distance at the last minute, as well as reassuring in manner. They were also apparently really nice to our boys when they eventually arrived. My... 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 star — The Macdonald Hotel 2*
Also Known As:
Macdonald Hotel Kinlochleven
The Macdonald Hotel Kinlochleven, Scotland

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The MacDonald Hotel and Cabins in Kinlochleven is at the head of Loch Leven with breathtaking views. Ideally situated for those walking the West Highland Way, along with other walks in the area. Mark and I took the hotel over on 17th January 2014 and appreciate all of the reviews on Tripadvisor, but look forward to receiving our own. We have seen the feedback on Breakfast times and this will be addressed! Thanks and we look forward to welcoming you. Helen & Mark ... more   less 
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