We stayed at Rhu Mhor the first time we did the West Highland Way in 2008, and have spent so much time thinking about Margaret's homemade potato and soda scones that we had to go back. Hence, we ended up at Rhu Mhor while on our honeymoon last month.
Walking into Rhu Mhor is like visiting your granny. It's comfortable, welcoming and there are no pretensions. Ian and Margaret are the perfect hosts and you will find when you go for your breakfast that Ian is genuinely interested in his guests. He is also ready with some quips ("Three Chimneys, oh no, I'm an egg and chips man" for example), and is never seen by his guests wearing anything but his kilt.
Margaret and Ian are eager to please and nothing is any bother - you know they mean this. We requested the much- dreamed of soda scones and got some with our delicious breakfast.
Rooms are basic and there are no TVs, but if you're the sort of person that goes on holiday to watch TV you probably shouldn't be staying here anyway. More importantly, the rooms are spotlessly clean - Ian inspects them after cleaning.
For a genuinely Scottish welcome, stay at Rhu Mhor. You will feel like a welcome guest instead of the product of a sausage factory, like some of the places on the West Highland Way that feel you should be grateful to stay with them. One warning though, you need to be in by midnight and there are no exceptions. In Fort William though, I'd be surprised if you can find anything to keep you out past midnight!
- Also Known As:
- Rhu Mhor Fort William, Scotland