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“Beware of a small bedroom and bathroom”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Lovat Arms Hotel

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Lovat Arms Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Beauly
West Wales
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97 reviews
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“Beware of a small bedroom and bathroom”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

Our room ( number six) was well decorated and clean and comfortable as far as it went but we couldn't pass each other, neither could we even dry ourselves in the cupboard bathroom, we had to move into the bedroom to have enough space to towel down. You could sit on the loo, clean your teeth and shower your feet at the same time. Also they ran out of house wine and some beers?

Room Tip: Be sure you get a large room , some were but ours was SMALL
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

My husband and I are touring Scotland for two weeks by rental car, and stumbled upon the Lovat Arms Hotel by chance. And, wow are we glad that we did! Honestly, I don't think I've ever stayed in anywhere so full of historical charm! Our room was spacious, spotless and beautifully decorated with tartan curtains and plush carpets and bedding. The common spaces were even more impressive with lots of thoughtful touches - such as an overflowing old toy chest full of fun games for children.

The pub may have been my favorite part of the hotel though - lots and lots of dark, heavy wood and a very friendly bartender. Exactly what I picture when thinking of a perfect Scottish pub!

The breakfast was yummy too, and the staff were very helpful.

A great, great place set in a lovely small town!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank KMS3
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Peebles, Scottish Borders
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

Stayed one night on a recent business trip and ate in the bar.

Friendly greeting on arrival with swift and efficient check in.

Well appointed bright room with en-suite bathroom with over bath electric shower. It was nice and clean and soon warmed up on turning up the thermostatic valve. Room to get the laptop out and wi-fi available so was able to catch up with business.

Comfortable bed, slept well.

Food in the bar was good with locally sourced produce and a great breakfast served in the dining room.

Clearly a loved family run hotel with character, such a pleasant change form the chain boxes.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Charwelton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

After a long days househunting in Scotland we needed some luxury! and the room we were given in the Lovatt Arms was definately that. Tartan clad room very spacious and warm nice bathroom lovely hot water and comfy bed! The bar food was tasty and locally sourced and reasonable. The real star was Mel a lovely friendly girl who appeared to be every job in the Hotel from reception to bar staff to waitress to check out girl and very efficient she was there first thing at breakfast after apparently finishing at 1 the night before!! She told us she was moving on and it will be their loss!! good luck Mel!

Room Tip: Ask for room 2 its lovely!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Muir of Ord, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Went to the Lovat Arms for Sunday lunch along with two family members as I usually do about 5 times per year.We went with high expectations that we were in for a meal to remember. Something has GONE WRONG. The soup for starter was fine...end of story! Poor choice for main meal. Two of us went for roast beef which was thin-cut and tough. The vegetables were lukewarm..the parsnips would require a chisel to cut them. Deciding, that there was still room for a desert, asked for menu. Guess what? There was nothing on it that appealed to either of us! Something wrong when 3 out 3 drew a blank. What was left? Pot of tea or coffee maybe. Not much could go wrong there one would think but decided not to take the chance.The Lounge-bar/Restaurant was unusually quiet for a Sunday afternoon so I suspect that one of my favorite food places is in decline.I sincerely hope not as this centrally placed Hotel in Beauly has long had a good reputation for good food and a friendly welcome ( the nice welcome is still there).I will be asking around to get a feedback on the standard of meals before I venture back.

  • Stayed March 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Last week four of us had afternoon tea at the Loval Arms. We had booked as it was a special occasion for one of the ladies.This is not necesary though.
We were given the Garden room to ourselves which was perfect. We had an amazing selection of sandwiches and homemade cakes, shortbread, profiteroles and meringues to die for.The tea pot kept getting topped up and to crown all this, we were given containers to take home what we didn't finish ! All this for under £5 per head. What more can I say ?

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Thought we would see if this hotel takes customer feedback seriously. Well we gave it a try and the food was really good. The presentation and taste was 10 out of 10. Its like the chef has got his spark back. Well done. Service still needs slighly improved but still an 8 out of 10. This is well worth a second chance, i hope the keep the standards we experienced.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Lovat Arms Hotel
Address: High Street | Inverness-shire, Beauly IV4 7BS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Beauly
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Beauly
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lovat Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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