This was the Groupon Offer that tempted us north, to the scenes of our studenthood back in '63. In those days we carried our kit on our backs and slept under canvas. This time we rolled up in our hatchback and for the first time ever surrendered to the seduction of 3 x 24-hour service, sleeping in the same room for more than one night.
We should have done this years ago! This was the perfect place for us, a base for walking from, with a hot bath to return to when we were soaked in summer rain. The quality of the food matched the delights of the highland scenery, the service was warmly given and effective, and at no time did we feel we ought to be smartly dressed just because we were in a hotel. This may have been due to the retro-feel of the place, carpets that might be due to be replaced, the odd bit of wrinkled wallpaper, and despite the haughty stare of the General and his Lady on the staircase, portraits reminding us of the grandeur of its past.
We had been told beforehand that the food was great but that the hotel needed things done to update it. We went along with that as we waited for hot water to run into our sinks in the morning (it did) and for the shower water to do the same in the evening (it didn't even though the bath water was scalding). But the atmosphere of the place, the welcome it gave us, the fact that we were able to leave our room unlocked as invited to on our arrival, more than compensated for tepid H2O.
Keep this retro we say. We have rarely felt so relaxed on a holiday, so well looked after. And stay with Groupon. This way we will be able to come back.
- Also Known As:
- Glenfinnan Hotel Fort William
- Glenfinnan Hotel
- Glenfinnan House Hotel Scotland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, Glenfinnan House Hotel is a beautiful 18th century pine-panelled mansion house situated in its own grounds overloooking Loch Shiel, Ben Nevis and the Glenfinnan Monument.This award-winning establishment, renowned for its fine cuisine and hospitality, has something to offer everyone; from a quiet retreat or romatic break, a walking/cycling/sightseeing holiday,the celebration of an idyllic wedding or the simple enjoyment of a delicious meal.Four poster suite, four poster bedroom, family suites are available. ... more less
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