We had a night here on our way further north so it is rather inevitable that I draw comparisons with the other hotels we visited this weekend.
We were lucky, we got a view over the loch, and it was lovely. The room itself was a bit tired and the adjoining door to the room next door meant that we heard every noise our neighbours made. (Ironically, I discounted another hotel due to comments from another reviewer re the noise through the walls.) The beds were extremely firm but we both seemed to sleep OK on them. One of the other guests we spoke to were quite disappointed with the view at the back of the hotel.
This hotel seems to cater for coach trips and as such the entertainment is suited for an older genre than us. Another reviewer refers to "over 50s". I would suggest that the target age is somewhat older than that.
We went into town for a meal which on reflection may have been the wrong move as the fixed price 3 course meal was reasonably priced at around £15 per head. Breakfast was fine so I am sure that the evening meal would have been nice.
As there are so many guests on organised coach trips just plan your timing into the restaurant for best service.
- 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