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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rhu Mhor

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Rhu Mhor
Ranked #43 of 120 Fort William B&B and Inns
Aberdeen
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“Charmingly fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

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!

Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2011

The perfect way to end the way! Ian is a charming host and was very helpful organising taxi
rides for weary feet! Very wet waterproofs were whisked away and appeared the following
morning dry! The rooms were very comfortable with a lovely hot shower. Breakfast was great
we opted for a continental - a variety of fruit and lovely home made scones and cheese - lots of it! Two relaxing lounges and soggy walking attire not a problem in either of them!
Easy on the pocket as well! A wonderful stay!

Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2010

The best place we stayed along the West Highland Way, and a wonderful end to the walk. What a relief to get away from the flower fairies and bossy notices we'd encountered in other B&Bs and arrive at restful Rhu Mhor!

The room was tranquil and spacious with comfortable beds and a bathroom you could turn round in. The shower wasn't brilliant, but that's the worst I can say about it. Loved the fact that there was no television in the room, but a selection of books.

It's that kind of place - faintly quirky, but charming. Ian manages to be amusing without being the slightest bit pushy or ingratiating - a hard trick to pull off - and the breakfast, cooked by Mrs McPherson, was absolutely delicious. It's worth going just for the home made scones. There are visitors' books going back to the 1940s, and clearly we weren't the only ones who found it a great place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2010

Ian made us very welcome, had a very clean comfortable room, had tea and bisuits served to us in the lounge at 10pm, then had an amazing breakfast the following morning with homemade scones. Great start to a weeks walking holiday.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rhu Mhor
Address: Alma Road, Fort William PH33 6BP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
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Ranked #43 of 120 B&Bs / Inns in Fort William
Number of rooms: 7
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Rhu Mhor Fort William, Scotland

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