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The Monarch Hotel & Church Ruin

Laggan, Newtonmore PH20 1BT, Scotland (Formerly Monadhliath Hotel)
The Monarch Hotel & Church Ruin

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Our family, our group of grandparents, parents and kids all stayed at the monarch late last year. This is a substantially large self catering house. It was very clean, spacious and comfortable and perfect for our large family. The kitchen is a good size and we cooked up our favourite curry dishes. The kids loved all of the outside space,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Just come back from staying here with friends. Great location, great holiday house. From the moment we arrived, driving up the tree lined driveway through the security gates we passed an old church ruin which is in the grounds next to the house. Just amazing! We stayed for a long weekend and because of its location, got to see a... More 

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Newtonmore, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This hotel is now closed to the general public after a change of ownership, and is letting out on a self catering basis only. After changing hands it updated the décor and rooms and menu but unfortunately after trying the meals twice we found it to lack in atmosphere with the owners not being very friendly, and the meals overpriced.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Stayed there as a large group taking the self catering experience. everything was made available to us and the owner was very helpful and very quickly resolved any minor issues that we had. Rooms were spacious and the house was overall well equipped with everything that we would need, minus food and drink. Within good distance of fort william. Helped... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

What can I say, not sure what the previous review is all about! We happen to have been at this hotel when the wedding party stayed and I must say, there is nothing bad to comment on. OK, so they lost their chef. We knew that and we were staying on a B & B basis because Neil, the owner,... More 

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Got a call from the owner Neil to let us know the chef had left, Now I know why!!!! We couldn't wait to leave either. You cannot fault the Staff, they were helpful especially Anne the Housekeeper and Stephanie the barmaid/chef/waitress/general everything. The owners were no where to be seen, oh apart from when he took the Glory for serving... More 

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Scottish Borders
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Just back from a week staying in a self catering cottage in Laggan. We had several meals (and one overnight stay) in The Monarch Hotel during our stay and the experience was a breath of fresh air. The hotel and ruin are in a beautiful, romantic location and the food was excellent (we had 3 lunches and two dinners!) but... More 

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england
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The food was good, waiting on staff very good, drinks very overpriced and served in inappropriate glasses and no lemon for a G&T! (cucumber was offered from kitchen). Proprietor inflexible, surly and made "Basil Fawlty" look positively professional. Bar was shut before 10.00 whilst customers were still in the lounge giving the feeling that you have overstayed your welcome. It... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Pre dinner drinks a real disappointment at a costly price...Gin & Tonic in a tumbler!! (the kind you would put your teeth in....) without the lemon,had to ask for lemon, bar lady said she could give me her last piece, two beers and a white wine spritzer all for a expensive cost of £20+..Decided not to eat..food over priced for... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We booked two rooms here as we were touring the area with my daughter. The rooms were spacious and comfortable and the bed was perfect, so slept well. We had a dinner in the hotel's restaurant and this was excellent, we all had different mains and it was of a very high standard, followed by another fulfilling meal in the... More 

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