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Alexandra Hotel
Ranked #10 of 21 Hotels in Fort William
Burntisland
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4 reviews
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“friendly staff can help make a great stay”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Great welcome clear information warm and inviting public rooms, bedroom and bathrooms spotless. noticed the staff were good with children and elderly, first class buffet breakfast. Happy to recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

I've stayed at another Strathmore hotel before and pretty much knew what to expect. Don't come here expecting a 5 star modern hotel - it's an old fashioned hotel, slightly worn around the edges, but generally friendly and more that adequate. If you adjust your expectations accordingly, you will probably enjoy yourself. However, if you allow the slightest quirk or oddity become a massive issue, you'll probably have a miserable time.

We found the food to be very good, the breakfast selection excellent and the room comfortable without being luxurious A major plus point was the shower. I absolutely detest hotels that call an inadequate dribble of lukewarm water a shower. No such problems here - torrents of high pressure hot water!

As mentioned, there were a couple of minor niggles - inadequate ventilation in the bathroom and some less than ideally organised service at one mealtime, but nothing that had us regretting the decision to book the Alexandra.

If considering this hotel (or any other Strathmore Hotel), have a look at their website to see if they have any offers - some of them are very good value!

Room Tip: Might be worth paying a small supplement for a room upgrade or getting a guarantee of a "refurb...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Basically, this could be so much better than it was. The location is brilliant but the hotel is on the run down side of tired. The extractor system was not working and when I showered the room steamed up and I could not open the window which might go some way to explain why the wallpaper was coming away in places. In all, it needs some work to make it up to the usual Strathmore standard.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2013

This hotel is in a great location in Fort William however the hotel itself is very tired and in need of a spruce up. The staff, Nicola and Angela were helpful. The rooms are tired and "old" appearance. We were there during a busy time so room may have been more expensive than usual, but not great value given the appearance of the rooms.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

We simply looked for a hotel close to the station, and this one looked reasonable. We were absolutely delighted with the friendliness of staff, the quality of food in the food stop as well as the choice of champagne (and all at very reasonable prices!).

We will be back!

Room Tip: Whilst it says sea view, it does overlook the shopping centre too
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

On returning from Skye after a couple of days a stop over part of the way home seemed a good idea.. My wife has always fancied staying at the Alexandra Hotel in Fort William so we thought why not. Our room was on the 4th floor with good views of the Nevis range and Loch Linnhe. The Hotel is situated perfectly at the end of the high street close enough if you fancy a walk to the shops or just a drink in one of the local pubs, The staff were very friendly and our room was excellent with TV, complementary tea and coffee , The restaurant was brilliant with a great choice of Menus...Had a good chill out in the bar relaxing with a couple of drinks for a couple of hours before (and after) dinner. Had a great sleep in a comfy bed and had an excellent buffet breakfast....

Room Tip: Top floor rooms have better views looking out over the area. lift from ground to top floor so don...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bellshill
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

After completing 18 mile of the west highland way for St. Andrews hospice, we we're put up at the alexandra courtesy of terex. Dinner was edible, my friends and I woke up at 6 so I went down and asked what time breakfast was 7-30 I was told, went back down at 7-30 with my friends to b told that our group was not due down until 9-15 by a young girl who needs to go on a customer care course! Eventually we were allowed, having helped ourselves to the buffet I asked if we could have toast and tea, the waitress informed us that she was told not to give us any thanx to Lesley we eventually got our tea and toast. Didn't see what the difference was as the restaurant wasn't busy and we were awake and hungry!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Alexandra Hotel
Address: Parade, Fort William PH33 6AZ, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 21 Hotels in Fort William
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Alexandra Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A traditional nineteenth-century Hotel, The Alex, as it is known locally, has been an iconic feature of Fort William for the past 125 years. Situated in the town centre the hotel is minutes away from the High Street, Bus and Train Station and Pier. With a welcoming team,good freshly made food and clean rooms, the Alexandra Hotel offers you a home from home experience with an old world charm. Free parking is also available as well as Free WiFi in public areas, in Superior Rooms, or in all rooms if you book direct with the hotel. ... more   less 
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