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“Would Definately not recomend!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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Farr Cottage Lodge
Corpach, Fort William PH33 7LR, Scotland   |  
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Perth, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Would Definately not recomend!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

After climbing Ben Nevis on 10th Septmeber in attrotious weather. We arrived at Farr Cottage to a very frosty owner who sat us down and talked to us like we were 5, I am nearly 40!! The location is lovely, the rooms were clean but very small, but enough to put your head down after a very very long day. The staff were very rude and watched our every movement. I have stayed in establishments that would swallow this place up and I must say this was the worst ever cheap accomodation I have ever ever stayed in. It dampened our glorious day. We work for SCottish & Southern Energy who had given ys the day off to raise money for a little boy who needs an operation in the US. One of the group tried to share what we had achieved with one of the younger staff who replied by saying "SO WHAT" !! We did not feel welcome and they did not make us feel welcome. God Knows how they achieved 4* for a hostel. I will be passing around a company who employs 25,000 staff and friends and family that if they want to stay up this area, give this accomodation a wide berth.

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Chisinau, Moldova
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2010

After a long walk up Ben Nevis, our team of 11 arrived at Farr Cottage to a chilly reception and what I can only describe as a lecture about the rules of the house. From then on, we were treated with disdain and the level of service was atrocious. We were scowled at, talked down to, ignored and insulted. The place has its own bar, which is fantastic, however when you're standing waiting to be served while the staff are watching YouTube on their laptop and ignoring you, it soon became apparent that our we would be hard pushed to find a good quality about Farr Cottage. I can only speak from our own experience, and perhaps on a better day, the owners and staff might have been friendlier, but this was a real disappointment.
Admittedly, the rooms were clean and the location beautiful, but these were the only redeeming features for us on a day when we were all exhausted and needed a friendly place to bed down. As I say, perhaps they were having an off day, but to describe this place as 4 star is very misleading. Possibly the worst experience of Scottish hospitality that I have come across.

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Milan, Italy
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

We stayed in a double private room with shared bathroom.
The room and the bathroom are very very small, but the price is unbeatble (34 gbp per night).
We had a small drawback with owners, that were not to be found and 8:30 am when we wanted to chack out... we just had to go in Fort Williams, have breakfast and come back...
Try to use the common kitchen to make your own breakfast because all other option are very expensive (we tried a very fancy cafè in Fort Williams and ended up spending almost more for breakfast than for sleeping!)
As the area (expecially the Glen Coe) is all so stunning an so overpriced, I'll be back again in Farr Cottage!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Innsbruck
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

We travelled trough England and Scotland since a half-year. We have seen lot of different places and stayed there mainly for a couple of days. We truly have to admire that Farr-Cottage is a category by it's own! We love to be here, have a chat and a laugh, enjoy the fantastic hospitality, just to know that the staff give there best for their guests. Everything is very clean, tidy and intact! Thank you so much for this great time, hopefully we see us once a time in Austria :-)

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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newcastle
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2009

lovely location great hospitality. clean and cozy. cliff and dee made us all feel more than welcome..will definately be returning for another stay!!!! whoever made the poor comments about this place are sadly mistaken. i loved every minute

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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County Durham
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

We stayed there with a group of motorcycle friends touring the area. The staff made us more than welcome assisting us by ordering us a takeaway when we arrived and organised a pub quiz with a few drinking games as the night progressed. Over my 2 day stay we spoke to many other ''travellers'' staying there walkers/cyclists who also enjoyed the place . This is not a 5* hotel and it is not sold as one. The rooms/toilets/showers were clean. We as a group shows respect and politeness to the the staff and others staying and had no complaints.
Good value and I would stay there again, 100% better than the camping trip we had planned !.

  • Stayed June 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

We have been to Farr cottage twice in the last 6 weeks cant wait to go back again. Cliff and Dee are great cater for every need even a mad cap pub quiz, such a good laugh.
Clean rooms, my partner and I had the double en suite perfect!! big kitchen area but I prefer the bar!!

We had a great time!!!

  • Stayed June 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Corpach, Fort William PH33 7LR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
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Ranked #27 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Fort William
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Number of rooms: 5
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