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“Another lovely stay” 5 of 5 stars
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The Lovat, Loch Ness
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Loch Ness, Fort Augustus PH32 4DU, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fort Augustus
glasgow
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16 hotel reviews
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“Another lovely stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is the second time we have stayed at the hotel and this time we brought friends.
We could not fault our stay in any way, the staff were first class, rooms excellent, and the food outstanding. Everything was superb. Thanks again for a great weekend.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Muir of Ord, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Located at the southern end of Loch Ness this is a fantastic setting for a hotel and is roughly half way between Fort William and Inverness.

A pleasant looking hotel from the outside - it's really worth taking a trip inside and staying a while!

Staff are very professional, pleasant and customer service/experience is THE most important factor for them. Check-in was simple, escorted to our rooms, rooms are FABULOUS, restaurant is in the conservatory with the bar and 'lounge' areas adjacent - lovely relaxed atmosphere, food is WONDERFUL, breakfast in the Dining Room was just BRILL, check-out was equally simple. And what a way to end the stay.....cookies for the journey home! :-D

We only stayed the one night - celebrating our friend's 'special' birthday - 3 couples and we all LOVED the weekend! Roll on the next 'special' birthday! :-)

None of us can believe that this is only 3-star!

Can't recommend this hotel highly enough - we'll definitely be back!

Room Tip: Any room would be great!
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  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is a lovely hotel in a a perfect location to enjoy the Loch ness area. Tastefully upgraded with a eco back ground. Restaurant is excellent with a relax atmosphere. good for couples or those wanting to explore the area

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We are a couple travelling around the UK with our dog and needed a few nights accommodation at the last minute. We found a great rate for a room at the Lovat, it being mid winter and all. Our room was in the 'annex' building as we were travelling with a dog and these are the only rooms that allow pets (they have wooden floors). It was a great room. Comfy double bed, TV, arm chair, tea coffee things (although tea bags weren't topped up) and a great big 'wet room' for the en suite shower/toilet - very modern and stylish. The hotel is right in the middle of Fort Augustus and there are lots of spots to explore on foot from here - the canal, the Loch, the golf course, the pubs and restaurants are all accessible by foot from the hotel.
We chose not to have breakfast included in our room rate as it was much cheaper to walk down the road to the shop and purchase something. There is a lovely grass area in front of the hotel which would have made a lovely picnic spot had the weather been drier, but none the less it made a great dog exercise area. There is an extra charge for dogs, however, unlike most places that don't give you anything for the extra pet charge, we were provided with food bowls to use, some dog treats and a towel for drying the dog - very handy! Would definitely stay again if I get the opportunity to travel to this beautiful part of the world again.

Room Tip: We stayed in the annex rooms, in the building next to the main hotel. We were able to park our car d...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

We were given a two night stay as a christmas gift and could only take them over the valentines weekend. In contacting the hotel, we found that the staff could not have been more accommodating to our request. We were able to book a third night and were upgraded prior to our arrival. All of the swift and friendly correspondence resulted in us feeling very positive and looking forward to our stay. All aspects of our weekend at the Lovat were excellent. The accommodation was comfortable and stylishly appointed. The public areas were welcoming and comfortable . The bedroom ( 12) had a very comfortable kingsize bed and although there was not a lot of room around the bed, we found it very comfortable. The bathroom was particularly well appointed with a warm and spacious shower cubicle. We had a continental breakfast in our room each morning at no extra cost which really added to our ability to relax over the weekend. Having free WIFI in the rooms was a definite plus. The staff were charming and friendly and obviously well trained. The young staff on duty in the evening in the bistro were particularly pleasant and dealt very well with the delay in getting our meal. Having to wait for our food didn't bother us but we overhead another party complain to each other about it. Checkout was efficiently dealt with and the cookies to munch on our journey home were a nice touch. In all we had a lovely weekend and would love to return.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Over the christmas period we did a motorhome tour of Scotland and did a stopover at the Lovat on christmas day and boxing day and it was one of the highlights of the tour. From the welcome until we left we couldnt fault anything . Friendly , enthusiastic and helpful staff did everything they could to make it special . The food was excellent , the room super clean , the lounge with a roaring log fire and lovely books to relax with , the eco friendly ethos ..........i could go on , just go there , you'll Love It !

Room Tip: the outside rooms are small but comfy and warm and quiet
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  • 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 Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

I decided to stay here based off of the glowing reviews on this site, and wasn't disappointed.

The hotel is quite unassuming to see, but is lovely inside.

The staff were all great with us, and to top it off we were complimentarily upgraded to an amazing room.

All in all it was a great stay, and we were already planning to go back before we'd left.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: Loch Ness, Fort Augustus PH32 4DU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Loch Ness > Fort Augustus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fort Augustus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lovat, Loch Ness 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Victorian property that delicately balances tradition & contemporary. The dedicated team has a drive & passion to deliver an outstanding visitor experience. ... more   less 
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