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“Very good cuisine”
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Lovat Arms Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Beauly
Dullstroom, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Very good cuisine”
Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner there on a recommendation and were not disappointed. The young lady managing the restaurant was in her own to start with, but seemed to cope well. The restaurant is well situated, bright and airy, clean and neat. The service was good, the dishes were very well presented, portions small to average, and very tasty.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2014

We came to the Lovat Arms for a meal because my daughter was born a Fraser and wanted to see the hotel associated with her clan. Just inside the entryway a very large family tree hangs on the wall, along with what we assumed were more recent family photographs. The floors and staircase to the upper levels are covered in clan crest carpeting, and there are several chairs in the reception area upholstered in the Fraser hunting tartan. The carpet carries on into the pub area, where the banquettes and a number of chairs are covered in the dress tartan. The waitstaff was a bit slow getting to us but pleasant and otherwise efficient. The menu offered sufficient variety, and everything we had was well prepared and tasty. But for us -- and especially for my daughter -- the Fraser clan associations were the real stars of the evening.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Kendal, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
251 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were travelling down from the Orkneys to Kendal and booked here. We arrived late (8.40pm); checked in briskly and had a good bistro meal in the bar area. (The dining room was packed with an italian coach party.) Our room was on the third floor (be aware NO LIFT) and was quite spacious. In fact it was set up for accommodating three people. Bed was firm but the room was quiet.
Breakfast was very average and coffee was poor. My wife switched to tea after one small sip!
Because the coach party had been in early there was not much fruit juice and cereal choice left.
Its location - serving both west and east coast is its main advantage, as well as being quiet - except when the Italians chatter.

Room Tip: Be aware that there are three floors, and no lift.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2014

I stopped off here overnight recently and, despite its limitations, I quite liked the place.

The first, and very obvious, limitation is the lack of an elevator. This is important as, to get to the second floor rooms, one has to negotiate a very steep and narrow stairway from the first floor to the second.

The second limitation - at least with the room I was given on the second floor - was the far-too-small shower cubicle. The room, otherwise, was large and clean.

I did not eat here as the dining room was off for some reason or other and I didn't wish bar food in the evening. However, breakfast the following day was first-class.

I left with the impression that the Lovat Arms is missing its full potential by quite a margin. However, all in all, a decent enough place albeit rather gloomy in parts. But, if you don't like tartan, avoid like the plague!

Room Tip: Whatever else, make sure your room is on the first floor!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Duns, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Last week, whilst on holiday with our dog, we opted to have lunch at the Lovat Arms. It was a lovely day plus we had our dog with us, so we asked if we could have lunch outside. The very helpful waiter said yes, of course and duly brought menus out to us. He could not have been more friendly, telling us what the soup of the day was etc. We opted for soup and a sandwich, which was presented well, and tasted delicious. The soup especially! We were really impressed with the welcome we received, and the quality of the food. Some establishments are not too keen on diners arriving with their dog but the waiter could not have been more helpful. Would certainly recommend the Lovat Arms in Beauly.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2014

We called here on Sunday morning for 'morning coffee' because we couldn't find a coffee shop that was open. The service was very quick and we were amazed to be served instant coffee. Surely you can do better than that!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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aberdeen
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

on our recent journey north we stopped of at the lovat arms for dinner . we received a very warm welcome at reception and were served very efficiently by the bar man " Oran ". Hotel waiting staff were polite and friendly and the menu had a very good selection and it it took us a while to decide but we opted for the pork and the 10oz sirloin which was cooked to my partners taste well done ! we will back on our next journey north. Keep up the good work

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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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Lovat Arms Hotel Beauly, Scotland

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