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“Not up to scratch” 2 of 5 stars
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Alltonside Guest House
Achintore Road, Fort William PH33 6RW, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #97 of 117 Fort William B&B and Inns
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not up to scratch”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

This B & B is well below par. My room was dowdy and in need of a good clean and redecoration. The en suite area is so compact that you really need to sit on the toilet seat to get dried after a shower. The bath mat is a paper disposable one which sticks to the feet and moves around with you - pretty useless really.

The outer part of the shower tray has lost some of the trim to the tiles and is dirty and encrusted with mould. The shelf for the towels is rusting badly.

There is no lounge area so the occupants (2 in my room) have to share one hard chair or sit on the bed when in. In short the room was not comfortable and facilities were limited.

On a positive note the proprieters were friendly and the breakfasts were fine if uninspired.

If looking for a B&B in this area I would suggest looking elsewhere.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for one night and it was very comfortable. We had a room with views of the loch across the road. Room was simple with small tv and tea & coffee making facilities. Guest house is about 5min out of town. Cooked breakfast was very nice and filling and we found the owner to be quite nice and welcoming. For the price of accommodation it was great value.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

It's a bit far off if you want to walk into the town centre (about 3 km), but it's a good place to stay if you're touring the area by car. Our room was quiet and clean. During our four-nights-stay the bed linen was changed after two nights. We had an en-suite, however, on one occasion it took a while for the shower water to become hot. The cooked breakfast was very good.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Qormi, Malta
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Im from malta and i booked to a b/b near Alltonside 6 monts before. I was veryyyyyyy dissapointed because as soon as we arrived She told us that the booking was cancelled. Thanks to Alltonside that she welcomed us to her b/b which was nice without a view but comfortable.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Helsinki, Finland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The room was quiet and comfortable, with an small attached room with a bunk bed for our son. The beds were comfortable. Wall-to-wall carpeting was outdated and slightly moldy feeling, but otherwise a basic place to spend a night or two. The breakfast was edible but uninspired- traditional English. Vegetarian option on the menu, which is always a bonus.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, UK
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26 hotel reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Altonside Guest House is situated on the main A82 road into Fort William about ¾ mile from the town centre with a great view over loch Linnhe. The room we had was clean and had an en-suite, both were very compact, but then, so was the £50 price we paid for the nights B and B.

Tea and coffee making facilities were available in the room and top-ups were available to help yourself to from a tray in the hallway. All guest rooms are on the ground floor. They have very thin walls and other guests could be heard through them. Overall, during the night it was very quiet. Only one room faces the main road and had a loch view. The others face the house either side and had no views to speak of, but then suffered no road noise. A good nights sleep was had and the beds were comfortable.

The nearest hotel and bar was a 5 minute walk along the road beside the loch; very scenic. Otherwise it was a 20 minute walk into Fort William.

My favourite element of the stay was the freshly prepared fruit salad at breakfast and the room price. It was a good value stay.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kingston, ON
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We stayed there for three nights only because Liz couldn't accommodate us for the whole week. The service was excellent. While we were out hiking the Monros, she found us a similar B&B for our next 4 nights. Her breakfasts were so tasty and kept us hiking all day. They start with cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit salad and orange juice. Her Scottish breakfast included a hearty serving of eggs, bacon, sausage, tomato, toast and coffee. It got uncharacteristically hot for Fort William, so she provided us with a fan so that we could sleep.

Room Tip: Rooms with a view can get hot when the sun pours in from the west in the afternoon and early evening...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Achintore Road, Fort William PH33 6RW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
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Ranked #97 of 117 B&Bs / Inns in Fort William
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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