We had a Caledonian bus trip to the Caledonian Hotel for the weekend 5th to 8th Oct. I was praying for decent weather for my Aunt and Uncle from Australia and it turned out to be just perfect. We had rooms 416 and 418 which both overlooked the loch. I couldn't tear myself away from the window. The view was awesome, especially when the sun was setting. The room we had was great. Beds were very comfy, heating was very good and easy to control.Hairdryer and soap provided, but bring any other toiletries you need. Only to be expected for the price you pay. Ample storage space and nice clean bathroom with bath and shower. Towels changed every day if needed. The dining room was very pleasant, again bright with beautiful views. Spotlessly clean and our waiter, Roland, was exceptional. Every course was served promptly but we were not rushed. The food itself was very good. A nice selection on the menu. The entertainment too was some of the best we've had on these bus trips. Both the Friday night and Sat. night boys made everyone mix and feel very included in the fun. Dissapointed there was nothing on the Sunday and noticed most folk went to their rooms for an early night, but hey, we were in the Highlands and it was the Sabbath. We really loved our break and will definatley be back if we get an even numbered room on the 4th floor. I would also book an all inclusive break which is offered, as the price of drink is very expensive. It seems to be the same everywhere up North. They maybe have to pay more for haulage but Tesco's prices in Fort William are the same as the Central belt. All in all we had a wonderful time in a lovely friendly, clean hotel and we'll def be back.
Caledonian Travel, which has nothing to do with the hotel took us on a day trip to Skye. None of our party had been there before and we were overawed by the scenery. We stopped at the Eilean Donan Castle for half an hour, Portree for lunch, Dunvegan Castle for half an hour, which was a waste as we didn't have enough time to go in and there was nothing else there. The trip was too long for the 1 day although magnificent. We left the hotel at 9.30.a.m. and returned at 7.15p.m. Wish we had done the trip the Sunday when everything was closed in Fort William and we had no entertainment. The Sat we could have enjoyed Fort William all open and been fresh for the excellent Sat. night entertainment. As I say this part of our holiday was totally independant of our wonderful stay at the Caledonian.
- Also Known As:
- Caledonian Fort William
- Caledonian Hotel Fort William
- Fort William Caledonian Hotel
- Bay Caledonian Hotel Fort William, Scotland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated directly opposite Loch Linnhe, you can admire the fantastic views of the beautiful surrounding wooded hills and mountains from this hotel. Along with the dining room and pleasant lounge area, all front facing rooms offer super views of the breathtaking Loch Linnhe. The comfortable lounge and ballroom host entertainment most nights, often with a distinct Scottish flavour which is perfect for unwinding after a day’s sightseeing or exploring. A number of rooms have been recently refurbished to increase the capacity at this popular hotel and there is a convenient lift that serves all floors. At nine miles long and over a mile wide and with Ben Nevis towering above, Loch Linnhe is one of Scotland’s natural treasures. The hotel is also just two miles south of the town centre of Fort William, known as the outdoor capital of Britain, and here you can explore the many small and interesting shops and museums. ... more less