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Ben View Hotel

Acharacle, Strontian PH36 4HY, Scotland
Ben View Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot understand where a couple of the previous reviews are coming from. The West Highlands ARE damp. Sometimes they smell damp. The bedrooms do not, nor do the public rooms. The tiny bit of condensation I saw is stuck between two layers of double glazing. I would rather the host spent money on other stuff than replacing this. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights on my walk around the British Isles for charity. The owner Graham was one of the friendliest people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. My room was spotless and my bed was really comfortable. The menu was fantastic! I had the biggest fresh fish and chips on the first evening and a... More 

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Ben View on the opening night, at the beginning of April. There aren't that many places to eat around Strontian and we had been told that Ben View was the place to go if we wanted a really nice meal. The place also employed a full-time chef, apparently. We had made a reservation as, being the Easter... More 

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in the evening as dusk was falling however the only light we could see was in the lounge. We could not open the front door, the owner had to open it from the inside. We were shown to our room and as we walked through the corridor I noticed that the window frames were dirty, that there was... More 

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

For a truly highland living experience then ben view is the place if like me u hate clean cut high tec hotels Grahame is 100% highland gent nowts to much trouble the food is very good and the steaks are best in area the views are magic the waterfall across the loch is like a magnet to the eye the... More 

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Cairndow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We arrived late with small kids, having been let down by another local establishment with no Chef. Graeme the boss (as we very quickly were introduced) could not have been more friendly and accommodating even though he was in the middle of low season maintenance works. We were fed very well and the atmosphere in the bar was lovely. The... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great food. Biggest haddock I've ever seen. Vanilla ice cream was stunning. Very friendly host and chef,made us very welcome. I'll need to go back and try everything else on the menu. No wonder the dog is so fat ! I would be too.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My girlfriend and I turned up at the Ben View to be told that we could have a holiday cottage to ourselves for the weekend at no extra charge. The owner Graham and his staff couldn't have been more welcoming and they regularly went above and beyond the call of duty, including keeping the bar opened for thirsty patrons and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We booked to stay at the Benview for 2 nights but ended up staying there for 3, which says it all. It may only have 2 stars (correctly so) but you don't get stars for what made our trip so memorable. The food was good, in hearty servings & the breakfast in particular really set us up for the day.... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Second visit and glad to say nothing changed. Still excellent menu, well prepared food and good reasonably priced spirits, wines and beers. Staff always friendly and very helpful even on a very busy night. Would recommend to anyone visiting Strontian/Ardnaumrchan.

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