On arrival we were given a room with a four poster bed as it was our 40th wedding anniversary. Room 100 is a family room - large with a lovely view with this imposing 4 poster bed. However this bed was the noisiest and most uncomfortable bed I have ever not slept in. It has a thin mattress on a slated base - which creaked and cracked on the slighest movement! Just the worst night sleep ever. The room had two single beds in the corner and we ended up sleeping in these beds on the second night - some 40th anniversary! Large bathroom but with plastic glasses - more hostel than hotel!
Worse was still to come in the morning with the breakfast. 2 types of cereal in open bowls (the cornflake bowl had been tipped all over the floor and left!). Large industrial orange juice dispenser - tasteless weak orange juice left an after-taste! Tea and coffee was dispensed by the waiting staff - coffee was freezing and weak. Cooked breakfast arrived. Bacon cold and fatty, sausage burnt. Fried egg broken and hard. Toast was barely toasted bread. Only nice thing on the plate was the mushroom and half tomato! The breakfast was so bad we left the next day without eating it - breakfast is only served until 9.30am which I think is very very early.
We had one evening meal in the bar - after waiting for 35 mintues for service. I got fish and chips - both the frozen variety, greasy and nasty. My husband had the venison sausages - very hard and tough - clearly overcooked!.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cruachan is designed with a traditional Scottish Highland façade and whilst the hotel has been, continues to be, sympathetically upgraded and modernised internally to provide all modern comforts, it has not lost its original character. The hotel has an enviable location overlooking Loch Linnhe and beyond the loch to the Morvern Hills. Guests can sit on the terrace outside the hotel in the summer, watching the boats on the loch and enjoying a quiet drink. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cruachan Fort William
- Cruachan Hotel Fort William, Scotland