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“Comfortable but traditional”

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Myrtle Bank Guest House
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Fort William
Certificate of Excellence
nr. London
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55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable but traditional”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2010

Certainly firmly rooted at the traditional end of the guest house spectrum. Dark wallnut furniture; flock wallpaper thick enough to carpet a floor; pictures of Culloden, Highland cattle, deer stalkers; Myrtle Bank can give a rather sombre impression. Once settled in, you realise that traditional though it is, it does actually do traditional to a high quality. Reasonable sized room, spotlessly clean, very cosy, a good breakfast with great view of Loch Linnie thrown in, it sets a high threshold in quality. For comfort you won’t be disappointed. But personality wise - there isn’t really any. And £75 for a double (single occupancy) seemed steep compared to better places I stayed in elsewhere around the £40- £50 mark (stern notices around the place instruct guests that only cash is accepted!)

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2010

We have included a stay at the Myrtle Bank Guest House since we first started visiting Scotland in the 1980's as a family. The rooms are beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. The ensuite bathrooms are clean and bright. Breakfast is always good with a choice of traditional Scottish cooked or a lighter alternative of fruit and cold meat. The staff never fail to greet us warmly and courteously. The location overlooking Loch Linnhe is fabulous and we never tire of the views across the Loch.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2010

This was the most expensive place we stayed in our week in Scotland and I was really dissapointed. We were a bit late as we had travelled a long way in bad weather and I had forgotten we should have let them know. We arrived at 7pm and were basically told off but at least our room was still available. Parking was available but a long way to actual entrance of guest house with gravel to go over with suitcases. The lady pretty well brushed us off when we asked for recommendations for a restaurant near by and there absolutely no info in the room at all. Breakfast was a rushed affair with one girl having to serve 40 guests.......... we felt again rushed out of the breakfast room. I will avoid in future any b&b that has so many rooms. Our room was very cold and damp and on main road which was quite noisy as we sleep with window open.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2010

Our lodging at Myrtle Bank was booked by a coach tour company. In a week's visit to Great Britain/Scotland we stayed in 6 hotels or guest houses. This was by the far the best place.

The location overlooking the Loch and steps away from the small town of Fort William is great.

Breakfast was the best of the week also.

No need to add a photo, the ones I took look almost as good as the ones TripAdvisor has posted for the Myrtle Bank.

The room was the largest I stayed in all week.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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WOODSTOCK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2010

Within walking distance to town. Great gardens! We had the garden room and the view of the loch and garden was wonderful.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Northamptonshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2010

We have just returned form Myrtle Bank Guest House and we enjoyed our stay. The room was lovely and clean with a fantastic view over the Loch. The staff were very friendly and the breakfast was great. If we returned to Fort William would not stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2010

We loved our stay at Myrtle Bank - the locations was stunning and a short stroll from the centre of Fort William. Could not believe the price as this place has really made an effort to make you feel welcome. The little touches - from the gorgeous flowers in reception to the exceptionally clean and beautifully furnished bedrooms. Breakfast was lovely too...

Well Done to the owners of Myrtle Bank.

This is a Gem and we hope to return very soon

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Myrtle Bank Guest House

Property: Myrtle Bank Guest House
Address: Myrtlebank Achintore Road, Fort William PH33 6RQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Fort William
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fort William
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Myrtle Bank Guest House Hotel Fort William
Myrtle Bank Hotel
Myrtle Bank Guest House Fort William, Scotland

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