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“Abbey Garden - brilliant private garden” 5 of 5 stars
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Aonach Mor at the Highland Club
Fort Augustus Abbey | Loch Ness, Fort Augustus PH32 4BJ, Scotland   |  
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Perth, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Abbey Garden - brilliant private garden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

What an idyllic location! We stayed for a weekend and it was certainly not long enough. The facilities are to a very high standard and there is plenty to do whether the sun is shining or the weather is inclement. Facilities include a snooker table, table tennis, croquet, tennis court, swimming pool, sauna, steam room, giant chess and long corridors to contemplate! The apartment is very spacious and incredibly well appointed with a fantastic private garden featuring a new patio, smart patio furniture and large gas burner BBQ. If you want to have a stylish and relaxing holiday in a beautiful location then this is the place to go! A great central location to explore a beautiful part of Scotland.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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GMLee, Manager at Aonach Mor at the Highland Club, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you for your review of the Abbey Garden apartment. I am really pleased that you enjoyed the facilities on offer at the Highland Club and the private garden and BBQ facilities of this lovely ground floor apartment. We hope to welcome you back some time soon.
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  • Rooms
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  • Value
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Champlain, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We spent four nights in this third floor apartment. The views were incredible. Climbing the 110 steps from the front lawn to the bedroom was worth the trip. Aonach Mor provided a welcome greeting, showed us the apartment and then allowed us to enjoy the sanctuary that is the Monastery Tower. If you are able to make the climb this apartment is definitely worth the trip. The abbey is perfectly situated as a central location to visit the highlands. You enjoy the peace of a small town and can get to all natural attractions within one hours' drive. The apartment is well appointed with wifi included. If you are a couple traveling without children this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMLee, Manager at Aonach Mor at the Highland Club, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Thank you Paul for taking the time to write us a review. We were very pleased that you came to stay with us and that you enjoyed your time in the Monastery Tower (Monastery 19). The views are superb, and I agree well worth the climb. Thank you again & best wishes.
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8 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We spent a week at one of the self-catering houses here, 2 adults 1 10-year old boy and a collie. Excellent accommodation especially the well-equipped kitchen (not many places you can bake a decent loaf of bread) which means that self-catering is much easier. Also a very good shower, and the TV will take an X-box. The swimming pool isnt very deep but is beautiful; its in the old scriptorium with a view of the mountains-how cool is that? The village is a short walk away through the grounds, which are also lovely and the view of the loch in the morning is stunning. Pictures dont really do it justice. The village is small but has a decent supermarket and butcher so you can find almost everything you need. Dont underestimate how long it takes to get here (the highland roads are slow and windy) but its a fabulous place. Make sure you take the speedboat ride too, and take your dog with you-a dog lifejacket is provided!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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GMLee, Manager at Aonach Mor at the Highland Club, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Thank you for the information provide in your review, I am sure other guests of Aonach Mor at The Highland Club will find it very useful. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us and hope to welcome you back some time soon. Thank you.
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LONDON UK
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36 hotel reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from 5 nights in this 3rd floor apartment with views directly down the loch. Just fantastic! I'm Scottish and have NEVER stayed in a Scottish rental place as cool as this. I booked directly with the owner who, along with the staff at the venue, Charles and Pebble were very kind and helpful when we had an unforeseeable problem.

The 2 bed apt was luxuriously appointed, the pool was warm and spotlessly clean, the club room was quiet and beautiful but the view from the window of the apt makes it really special.

We were a family group of in laws and our 4 year old daughter and we want to return so that we can use the grounds /and facilities to their full extent, Snow and icy wind hindered that but didn't stop the trout from attacking my lures 50 yards from the back door. 5 minute walk to the shops and pubs too so it really is all good.

Our boiler broke down so we had limited hot water and we were told that there may not have been enough hot water to shower 6 people consecutively even if it had worked. Just one to bear in mind. That said. We'd be back in a hearbeat,..Well done the owners!

Stayed March 2014
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KEITH, MORAY
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is our second visit to the Highland club in six months. We first came in September 2013 and stayed in Abbey church 15, it was fantastic with Great views of the loch. This time we wanted to stay in another of the stunning apartments and we took the three bedroomed old school 12. It has a fantastic open space for the living room, dining area and kitchen with the most beautiful window over looking the sports facilities , Caledonian canel and Loch Ness. The appartment has 3 spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms. We've taken residence in the very large mezenne bedroom which also shares the large gothic window.

We have two boys aged 2 and 4, the first time we came to the abbey we did wonder if we could fill a week keeping the boys entertained, but it was brilliant, we never moved the car for the first 5 days, we were lucky with the weather and the boys and us were so relaxed just playing in the grounds ,spending time by the loch shore, swimming and wandering up into fort Augustus itself. There are some good entertaining things for the kids on route to Inverness and to fort William. So we are back again and the kids just love it, they don't want to leave, and we will be back time and time again.

The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, you can't help but feeling a little bit special when you wander around the Highland Club...

It's a strange thing , I want to tell the world about the highland club , but at the same time I want to keep it to myself, just in case it's fully booked the next time we want to visit...

The Highland Club is a fantastic highland retreat where you can't help but chill out..

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMLee, Manager at Aonach Mor at the Highland Club, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Thank you for your review, it was lovely to welcome you and your family back to the Highland Club. Sounds like your boys had a great time! Thanks again, we hope to see you back for your 3rd visit soon.
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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We spent a week at the Luxurious fabulous St Andrews Chapel over New Year 2013/2014.
Cannot recommend this apartment highly enough, the quality and finish combined with the tranquility of the resort were unsurpassed.
Thanks To the management team for welcome and service, the whole experience was superb,
the Chapel stunning and quality of furnishings amazing.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMLee, Manager at Aonach Mor at the Highland Club, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Thank you for your review of the beautiful St Andrew's Chapel Apartment, it was lovely to welcome you back and we hope to see you again some time soon. Best wishes.
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Paris, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We had a very pleasant stay for a week in 2 families (4 children between 5 and 8 years). We each had our apartment and they are very comfortable, spacious, clean and functional. The common areas are wonderful: a heated swimming pool, hammam, sauna, lounge, garden ...
those in charge of management are very helpful and attentive (Thanks Clare and Lorraine!)
the atmosphere is special because of the abbey and the loch ness it overlooks. Fort Augusts is located ou were able to do a lot of acticté from this point: visit the Isle of Sky, the castle of Urquhart, cruise on Loch Ness, Fort William, Inverness, the distelleries ...
A bonus: the restaurant The boathouse : delicate cuisine with a very friendly welcome!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMLee, Manager at Aonach Mor at the Highland Club, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Thank you so much for the wonderful review, I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that both apartments and our team at Aonach Mor met your needs. I will pass on your comments to the Boathouse Restaurant and hope to welcome you all back some time in the future. Best wishes.
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Address: Fort Augustus Abbey | Loch Ness, Fort Augustus PH32 4BJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Loch Ness > Fort Augustus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Fort Augustus
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aonach Mor at The Highland Club Scotland is within the incredible environment of the Grade I listed St Benedict's Abbey and sleeps from 1 - 8 people. We care for over 40 apartments, one, two and three bedroomed. Every apartment is fully equipped, overlooking either the beautiful Abbey grounds or stunning Loch Ness. We are not just a booking agent, we own one apartment and are on-site every day to care for the apartments and our guests.There are 20 acres of grounds, tennis, cricket pitch, football pitch. The Club Lounge has a full size snooker table, table tennis, table football and free Wi-Fi. There is also an adventure playground, barbeques, picnic tables and a superb waterside restaurant. Our accommodation will give you an unforgettable holiday or short break. Fantastic INDOOR SWIMMING POOL, sauna and steam room and fitness room now available to guests. The lovely village of Fort Augustus is just a two minute walk, central in The Highlands for touring. Wheelchair access is available in some apartments. ... more   less 
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