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“Good budget hotel”
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Ossian's Hotel
Ranked #20 of 21 Hotels in Fort William
London, Canada
1 review
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“Good budget hotel”
Reviewed May 8, 2011

Stayed here for two nights,staff friendley,rooms clean and have recentley been repainted to good standard,location at heart of fort william,disco friday saturday so if you like discos fine if not avoid weekends personally i do so enjoyed stay even more...pets are welcome wich took the hell out of trying to find somewhere as you can imagine if dog owner..would defiantley reccomend if your on a budget 4/5

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 28, 2011

ossians is a great hotel ,ok its a bit outdated ,but i quite like that sort of thing it has a lot of history and you feel that. the staff are very helpfull ,the rooms are nice and tidy and beds are very comfartable,and also the meals are nice. every weekend they have a disco and i feel its a great night out,the best thing about ossians is its great value for money plus its located on the high street.me personaly would recomend it to anyone who wants value for money plus it right in the heart of fort william.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2011

We are both 50+ ..... If we want a WII ..... it will not be on the television, it will be in the loo! This hotel reflects the history of Fort William. Ask the owners or staff ... they will be happy to explain! When we are on a break, we want looked after, our privacy respected, good food and a clean room. We were only allowed to select one date, but pleased be advised that we have been coming here for years and not only have we had our friends here but also our family. The only reason that I found this site is because of a wallet change (I lost their number!). If you want a bog standard hotel .... look elsewhere ..... if you want charm, service and a sense of days gone by ..... then ask for a room inspection before you commit ..... (that is what got us!). If you want to pay 500 pounds per night for something that might suit you .... call me!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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douglasmcdouglas
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Reviewed August 14, 2010

This hotel was less than half the price of the others in Fort William. We paid £48 per night for a double room. I feel that some of the reviews on here are carrying unrealistic expectations of what you should expect from a hotel in this price bracket.

Our room was shabby, but clean and did not smell. Bed was comfortable. Staff were friendly. And let's face it, you don't go to a location like Fort William to stay indoors anyway.

The main minus was that the room only had single glazing, so at pub closing time you could hear every word said (or more like shouted) from the main street as if the persons were in your room. I would suggest that if you are staying here you ask for a room overlooking the loch to avoid this (and get a better view!). Otherwise don't try going to bed before 1pm.

I could imagine that noise from hotel disco would be horrendous on Friday/Saturday, so I suggest you avoid these days (unless, of course, you want to attend the disco).

One slight anachronism was that the rooms were all "smoking". Pleased my wife, but not me.

Oh, and pets are allowed. Next time we're taking the dog.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 12, 2010

Room much better/bigger than expected - very basic but clean & comfortable. Perhaps not a holiday or trip highlight, rather a satisfactory stopping off point, perfect for travellers seeking budget no frills accom. I will certainly use again. Just dont expect nice pictures on the room walls etc & best to take some batteries for the TV remote (You'll need this on Fridays as hotel has a disco until late).

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 12, 2010

Dirty run down and generally horrible do not stay here!!

  • Stayed July 2010
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Reviewed August 7, 2010

this hotel didnt do itself justice when describing itself.Its far better than you expect.We paid £48 per double ensuite room only and the bed was comfy.We had the dog with us too and there was no extra charge.The hotel isnt as run down as they said.I would definately return and recommend this place to my friends.Although we never ate there,the food smelled good.Will be back soon.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Ossian's Hotel
Address: High Street, Fort William PH33 6DH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #20 of 21 Hotels in Fort William
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Number of rooms: 27
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