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51 reviews
View from the balcony looking south
View from the balcony looking north
View from the balcony looking west
Good sized dining room
King size bed attic bedroom
Frontage of Old Harbour Master's
Fully fitted kitchen with all appliances & room to prepare meals
Large lounge with unrivalled view over Loch Linnhe
Plenty of off road parking
Bunk room
Twin bedroom
Upstairs bathroom
Ben Nevis forming an epic back drop to the town
Pots & pans to cook a feast
iPod dock/DAB radio/CD music system
Inverlochy Castle nearby, Ben Nevis in the background
You are never far away from Ben Nevis
Royal Marine Commando Memorial, Spean Bridge
Solar Thermal panel helping to keep down energy costs & carbon footprint
40' TV with Freeview for the odd bad weather day.
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Condo/Apartment -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Fort William, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Very good - based on 51 reviews
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AGarrett...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Gem in the centre of Fort William - great value for money”
Reviewed April 24, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Our stay at the Old Harbour Master's was excellent.

The property is 1 minute from the high street with plenty of pubs and shops, the views from the balcony is stunning and the property is very clean. Some of the fittings are a little dated, but for us this just added to the character. There were several cooking utensils (and ingredients!) in the kitchen and separate dining room which made it perfect to eat together with a large group. We had a party of 8 and due to the size of the property we were never in each others way. There is only one shower (and a separate bath upstairs) so this was our only difficulty with a large group.

I would definitely recommend booking here - its great value for money, combined with the central location, makes it a gem of a find!

Date of stay: April 2014
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Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Cate1405
Bo'ness, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed November 11, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Obviously arrived on the coldest weekend of the year so far. The place was freezing as the heating was not on and it is electric storage heaters and the heating did not heat the whole house. Between the dining room and the stairs up to the seating area you could really feel how cold it was. No curtains on some of the windows - I do agree it is a beautiful view but think that curtains in winter would help keep what heat there was in the areas. It is a bath in the upstairs bedroom ( a curtain cuts of the area from the large room) and as we had no hot water from the moment we arrived everyone had to use the shower in the downstairs bathroom - 6 of us all trying to get showered. Some of the windows were not double glazed and the condensation on them took me back to when I was a little girl.
The house itself is a gem right in the centre of the town so able to walk to nearly everything but I do think it requires a lot of TLC. There is so much potential to this if it was given a makeover. I do believe that in the hot weather it will be fantastic but if you are going to go when it is cold take plenty of warm clothes just to sit in the house.

Date of stay: November 2013
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Liked best: The view from the balcony
Liked least: How cold it was, heating and no hot water
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 13, 2013
Thanks for your feedback. The apartment had not been used for 5 days before your visit and I had not realised it had turned so cold. I'll make sure that the heating is now on prior to a booking over the winter months. Sorry for any inconvenience but if you had called me I could have told you how to get additional heat from some of the radiators.
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kellydmt
Cambridge, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful stay!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

My friends and I (6 of us in total) were blown away with this apartment. The apartment is split over two levels and there was plenty of room for all of us. The view from the upper lounge is incredible. The large fully stocked eat-in kitchen is suitable for cooking all of your meals, there is also a separate dining room with seating for 6. The rooms are all quite spacious. The apartment is located a stone's throw from Fort William's High Street, and there is ample parking for a couple vehicles. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone looking to stay in Fort William.

Date of stay: October 2013
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Liked best: The lounge, and the view it offered!
Liked least: Only 1 shower.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Coleford, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 20, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Date of stay: August 2013
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Liked best: The location and views
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed September 16, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Date of stay: July 2013
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Liked best: The split levels, space and balcony
Liked least: Only being able to book in week lots
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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10Raindro...
Uralla, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
369 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Stunning views,great location,so comfortable”
Reviewed May 28, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Four of us didn't fill this great 4 bed cottage-the space was great and the balcony and sitting room views over the Loch were lovely.Everything we needed to self-cater was provided,the cleanliness was amazing and we had a ball!Fort William is the perfect place for an adventure holiday or simply as a base to explore the Highlands.Our stay was faultless and we felt lucky to have found the Old Harbour Master's Cottage.

Date of stay: May 2013
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Liked best: Location and views
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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claude691...
Fort William, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 5, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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Date of stay: December 2014
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Traveling group: Avec mes amis
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