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The Moorings Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Banavie
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stayed her for one night whilst touring around Scotland. Did not pre-book and once we saw where the hotel was situated and how it looked were very pleased when they had a room available. Our room overlooked the canal with Ben Nevis in the background. Yes it would have been excellent if it had a bigger window that you could have sat and looked out of but as we were only there for the night it was fine. Our room was a good size with a very comfortable bed. The en-suite was brilliant. So very, very clean and sparkling and it was much larger than many we have stayed in. Proper bathroom size, not just a small cupboard. We ate in the restaurant in the evening, which was most enjoyable. Breakfast the next morning was excellent and so we left the Mooring well rested and sated for the days touring.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Manager-Moorings, Public Relations Manager at The Moorings Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2014

Dear farmerswife09,

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We do have a wonderful location with views over to Ben Nevis and Neptune's staircase next to us where you can watch the boats coming up and down the locks. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your evening meal in the restaurant and your breakfast. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your tour and maybe we can welcome you back sometime in the future for a longer stay.

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Reviewed May 3, 2014

I like to be up and about at the crack of dawn (nice and quiet). The night watchman could not be any more helpful or polite asking if i would like a cup of tea at 5.30 am and checking if everything was ok from time to time.
I can't recall any hotel staff showing such genuine interest in a guest as this true gentleman did.
Thank you for my much needed early morning drink

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank William W
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Manager-Moorings, Public Relations Manager at The Moorings Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2014

Dear William W,

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. Thank you for your praise of the service you received from our Night Porter, we will be sure to pass this on.

We hope to welcome you back for a stay with us again in the future.

Kind Regards,
The Moorings Hotel

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Reviewed April 4, 2014

Stayed here for a few nights for work. Lovely hotel - friendly & efficient staff, Conmfortable rooms - some with a magnificent view of Ben Nevis nearby.

Great food and facilities - well worth a visit. Right next to Neptunes Staircase.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back have great view of Ben Nevis out of the window.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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1  Thank Portmahican
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Manager-Moorings, Public Relations Manager at The Moorings Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2014

Dear Portmahican,

Thank you for taking the time to write us such an encouraging review. It is great that you were able to enjoy the wonderful views that we have of Ben Nevis and we hope to see you back in the future.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed March 24, 2014

Stayed here overnight to attend a golden wedding party. Hotel, food, staff and bedrooms were of a very high standard and the staff made us feel very welcome. We will certainly visit again as we loved every minute of it. Thank you.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
Thank Fraser M
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Manager-Moorings, Public Relations Manager at The Moorings Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2014

Dear Fraser M,

Many thanks for such a wonderful review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time here with us whilst attending the Golden Wedding Anniversary Party.

We hope to welcome you back in the not so distant future.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

I'm born and bred Scottish now living in the USA. Bringing my American family and friends to Scotland leaves me fraught with anxiety, Scotland's service industry leaves a lot to be desired! However The Moorings hotel was a complete joy. Service was first class, all the staff were outstanding. We ate in the restaurant which was out of this world. Small annoyance was the same limited menu the second night of our stay. But, it did make me choose venison, not a fave choice of mine and it was delicious.
The room was top class with every amenity including WiFi, robes & slippers and a great tea & coffee supply. The hotel was quiet, cosy and very clean.
Every effort was taken to make our stay more comfortable.
The prices in the bar were pretty decent and a good selection of alcohol available.
All in all a fabulous two days getaway and we shall return!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank LindaScho
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Manager-Moorings, Public Relations Manager at The Moorings Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2014

Dear LindaScho,

Thank you for visiting us on your trip back to Scotland. It is wonderful that our service quality put you at ease. Thank you for complimenting our staff, they are a credit to us and comments such as yours help to keep their morale high. We are glad that you appreciated the facilities in your room and found your meals in the restaurant to be delicious. We do try and vary our restaurant menu daily, however out of season this is not always easy. Hopefully we've converted you to venison, with our tasty dish. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back next time you are visiting Scotland.

Kind Regards,

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Reviewed February 22, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed in one of the superior suites over valentines weekend and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, the room was clean, comfortable and had beautiful views of the canal and mountains. This was especially nice with the snowy weather. The breakfast and restaurant food were superb and there are packed lunches available to order which were perfect for day trips. The location of the hotel is ideal for travelling in and out of Fort William and other landmarks nearby (we went to the Highland Wildlife Park). Would definitely recommend this hotel to potential visitors!

Room Tip: Superior suites were quiet and had good views of the mountains and canal
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Manager-Moorings, Public Relations Manager at The Moorings Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2014

Dear Fi0na93,

Thank you for writing us such a great review. I hope both yourself and your boyfriend had a lovely time up in Fort William (and the surrounding area) over Valentine's weekend. The views from our Superior Bedrooms are exceptional, looking towards the Caledonian Canal and Ben Nevis, it does look wonderful when the snow is down on the mountains. Thank you for your recommendation and hopefully we can welcome you both back for another visit again soon.

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Reviewed February 18, 2014

we stayed in a superior room No 22 which overlooked the locks at the rear of the hotel also nice mountain views. Room was large bathroom lovely, bar meals were a little average for the price, didn't use the restaurant so can't comment. All staff are very friendly and helpful. The room had two single beds put together to form a superking, quite a comfy bed, very clean well run hotel

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Manager-Moorings, Public Relations Manager at The Moorings Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2014

Dear mark1961,

Thank you for taking the time to review us. It is wonderful to hear that you found your bedroom to be comfortable and clean and could take advantage of the beautiful views our Superior rooms offer, of the Caledonian Canal and Ben Nevis. We hope to see you back soon.

Kind Regards,

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Address: Fort William, Banavie, Fort William PH33 7LY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William > Banavie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Banavie
Price Range: $99 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Moorings Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Moorings lies alongside the Caledonian Canal at the famous Neptune's Staircase. One of Fort William's finest establishments, The Moorings offers excellent cuisine and service. With splendid panoramic views of Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor, Moorings Hotel offers comfort and modern facilities. Here, you will receive a warm Highland welcome from friendly staff. The Moorings offers award-winning cuisine in Neptune's Restaurant, using fine Scottish produce, including west coast seafood and Highland game. Bar meals are available in the less formal Upper Deck Lounge Bar, where a range of malt whiskies may be sampled. In the summer, the Mariners Cellar Bar features a nautical theme. The refurbished bedrooms have every modern luxury. The Moorings is an excellent base for touring the romantic West Highlands. We offer all of our guests a complimentary round of golf at Fort William Golf Course and free use of our Fitness Suite. ... more   less 
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