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“Luxury at an affordable price” 5 of 5 stars
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Holly Tree Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kentallen Pier, Kentallen PA38 4BY, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kentallen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Luxury at an affordable price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Just got back from a 3 night stay bought for me as a birthday present by our children. What a fantastic place....the super large clean bedroom is beautifully appointed. Originally the Kentallen Pier Train station which has been incorporated into the whole building in a sympathetic way, the bar, dining room and all bedrooms overlook the Loch. The young staff seem to take a real pleasure in their work and the food is exceptional value. I've never had such a seafood choice, super cooking, beautifully presented....all whilst taking in the view!! Unsurprisingly the restaurant is busy and attracts lots of local trade as well as hotel guests...... pity you cannot book a window seat when making your reservation. One small point, it would help people of my age if there was a wall mounted grab handle to help in/out of the bath/shower. No doubt we will be back despite the long journey from Yorkshire....this place ticks all the boxes

  • Stayed June 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

My friend & I stayed at this hotel, on the shores of Loch Fyne, with our two partners, after completing our West Highland Way Walk recently.
The hotel is a converted railway station and has a superb location. The restaurant overlooks the loch and was a great setting for a great dinner.
Although it has a 3 star rating I think it merits a 3 star + or even a 4 star rating.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

lovelly location overlooking the loch, rooms are spotless and decorated to a very high modern standard ,
the resturant is very well known for the fish dishes, and the breakfast is also very good, cant see anything to moan about.
the staff are very helpful and pleasant, if your looking for a quite location in stunning location.you want go far wrong.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Melbourne, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

At Kentallen Pier, the hotel is a little out of the way, but the reward is the stunning view of the loch from all rooms (with balconies). The room was large, airy, clean with a very comfortable king bed. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food in the dining room, with an emphasis on fish but good selection of meat dishes, was excellent and wine by the glass very reasonably priced. We did not use the pool but it looked great, especially if you were traveling with kids. We would most definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Top service, lovely food,nice pool, great view and fab weather (don't think the last point is always consistent)
Spent a night there while in the area, a bit off the main drag so not for party animals definitely going to go back

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Stunning location on Loch Linnhe with tremendous views toward the hills and the setting sun. A late booking for us so didn't expect much in the way of a room but although we did not have a balcony we did still have the stunning view (all rooms do). The room was spacious and neatly decorated.

We had food from both the al a carte and the bar menu and each meal was of good quality. Good sized portions. Breakfast is excellent with a good selection from porridge and cereal to cooked food. The hotel has a great bar and decked terrace seating area which is a super spot to enjoy the view and a drink. Really the hotel is all about location but is well run, with efficient friendly young staff who do thier best to make it a great stay.

This is a great base for exploring the area and a nice relaxing spot to end a busy day. Recommended.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I would like to recommend this hotel, the view on the sea is exceptionnal, the rooms very practical and location ideal to visit west of Scotland.
Staff very friendly and very nice with the children.
Breakfast very good.

Restaurants are also very good and offer good variety of meals for all the family.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Address: Kentallen Pier, Kentallen PA38 4BY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Kentallen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kentallen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holly Tree Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stunning location beside the sea in the West Highlands of Scotland. All twenty bedrooms have wonderful uninterrupted sea views and are fully ensuite with luxurious fittings and furnishings. Bistro lounge serving all day food and award winning seafood restaurant. Swimming pool and Finnish sauna. Well worth a visit. You'll be back! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holly Tree Kentallen
Hotel Holly Tree
Holly Tree Hotel Scotland/Kentallen

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