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Hatfield, Massachusetts

The real thing, a grand castle by any measure!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Jul 11, 2019
From the moment you approach the heavy oak entry door, you know you're in for something special. A concierge greets you at the door and while orienting you to the public rooms, porters whisk your luggage to your rooms.
The restoration work done here has been very thoughtfully executed, keeping as much original as they could, while ensuring the highest standards of comfort and privacy. I have stayed in hotel rooms smaller than the bathroom here.
The grounds around the castle are beautiful, with a path through the surrounding woods named for Queen Victoria, who once spent a week here. The grounds are practically in the shadow of Ben Nevis, one of the larger mountains of Scotland.
The food is delicious, though expensive, as is the entire stay, but if staying in an authentic Scottish castle is on your bucket list, Inverlochy will not disappoint!
Date of stay: June 2019
Room Tip: A view to the rear of the property is nice, but the entire estate is beautiful.
Trip type: Traveled with family
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InverlochyCastle, Manager at Inverlochy Castle Hotel, responded to this review
Responded Jul 18, 2019
Dear Guest,

thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent experience of Inverlochy Castle hotel.

I am just thrilled to read that you felt relaxed and welcome while enjoying your visit, we take great pride in going above and beyond for any of our guests. I do hope to welcome your return on your next journey.

kind regards

Jane Watson
Hotel Manager
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Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

Afternoon tea at Inverlochy Castle was a real treat! On our way to Mull pulled in for tea. I’ve stayed here in the past and been really impressed, but not had tea before. The scones, cream and ‘Roux’ jam were superb. Johnny and William were as welcoming as always!

Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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InverlochyCastle, Manager at Inverlochy Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2019

Dear Guest,

I am delighted to read your comments.

We take great pride in going above and beyond for any of our guests and I am glad we made your experience, from the moment you arrived until you departed, one to remember. Our team will be delighted to receive your kind words.

Kind regards,

Jane Watson
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

Absolutely stunning castle. We were welcomed straight away and check in was very easy and straight forward. Shown to our private gatehouse annex cottage. Whole place was lovely, very comfortable and had a very homely feel to it. Sky tv in all rooms, mini bar with water and milk too. DVDs and board games available and more choice up at the castle. WiFi wasn’t working in the room for the duration of our stay but I actually liked that, gave me a break from it! Didn’t try the restaurant at the castle as I wanted something a bit more relaxed. They have a lounge bar menu but pretty much only choice is sandwich. I feel this could definitely be improved on to give more options. Great selection of whisky. Staff were all so friendly, attentive, and nothing was too much for them. Really fantastic staff. Lovely breakfast and great choice there.

Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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InverlochyCastle, Manager at Inverlochy Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2019

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent experience of Inverlochy Castle.

It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your overall experience and we would like to thank you for your comments. At Inverlochy, we take great pride in delivering a high level of service for our guest.

I do hope we can welcome your return in the future.

Kind regards

Jane Watson
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed June 21, 2019

Tried to make a dinner reservation for 9 people on the 1st of September, a Sunday evening. Apparently they only take reservations from guests at the hotel. No negotiation. I think this is a little short sighted, they clearly don’t need the revenue. Such a shame.

Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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InverlochyCastle, Manager at Inverlochy Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2019

Dear Guest,

At Inverlochy Castle, we welcome non-resident guests to the hotel for Breakfast, Afternoon tea, Light Lunch & Dinner. I apologise and I am disappointed that we did not have availability for your reservation.

May I please ask for you to get in touch with me via email: Janewatson@inverlochy.co.uk or via telephone on +44 (0) 1397 704 499, as we might be able to find a space for you.

Kind regards

Jane Watson
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed June 19, 2019 via mobile

My husband, son and I stayed two nights here on a driving trip through Scotland. From the warm greeting upon arrival until we reluctantly drove away, our stay was truly wonderful. We stayed in the Gate Lodge, which was perfect for our family. We enjoyed relaxing in the downstairs living room after a day of sightseeing, and having two full bedrooms was perfect for the three of us.

We had a sumptuous afternoon tea at about 5:30 our first night, and didn’t feel the need for dinner because it provided such a generous array of savory and sweet items. The grounds are absolutely beautiful — don’t miss the walled garden!

The lounge area in the main building is a wonderful place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. We had dinner in the restaurant our second night and I’ll remember that meal for the rest of my life.
A truly memorable stay at a five star establishment that manages to be luxurious without being stuffy.

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
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InverlochyCastle, Manager at Inverlochy Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2019

Dear Guest,

Firstly, let me thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience at Inverlochy Castle Hotel,

I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay and rated us so highly. it is truly meaningfully and I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the team.

We do hope to welcome your return soon.

Kind regards
Jane Watson
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed June 19, 2019

The long winding drive to the hotel gives you the impression right away that you are in for something special. The Castle was beautiful and the grounds were also very lovely with flowers everywhere. The staff was there to greet us when we arrived and took care of everything from that point on. The location of the property is very convenient for lots of nature walks and visits to Ben Nevis and Steall Falls. (highly recommend both). Our room was very large with a luxurious bathroom with a claw-foot tub and separate shower. The views from our room (on the 2rd floor) were stunning. We had dinner at the castle on two separate evening and the food was superb.

Date of stay: June 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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InverlochyCastle, Manager at Inverlochy Castle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2019

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking to write such a wonderful review of your recent stay with us.

We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed the hotel and the surrounding area, glad that the team were able to recommend and provide maps for you of the local attractions.

I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the team.

kind regards

Jane Watson
Hotel Manager,

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