I have stayed here several times, and I do genuinely love to come here. It has a few issues still to sort out, but overall I would recommend it.
This time, I stayed with a friend, and I also took my elderly mother and her friend. They loved it really also.
Positives first, great location, great atmosphere, relaxed, and generally helpful staff (Unless its last orders). Rooms were nice and clean, 2 issues were a leaking bath tray, (above the kitchen), did not seem like a good idea...and a shower tray that wouldn't drain....
Internet didn't work in hotel, neither did Wi-fi - not a huge issue... but some conenction with the world would really be useful even for such a hotel in this location.
When we ordered food, my dinner was forgotten about... 25mins later, asked about it, and the girl went away to get it... I asked for no onions, and it turned up with onions... the last orders in boots bar... they have different closing times, each night.. a bit confusing... However, sunday was 11pm... although we only realised it was last orders, when we went tot he bar at 11.03pm, and was told the bar closed... when we asked did they not ring a bell etc, they said its not our responsibility..Strange, especially as we were residents also...then, there was musicians playing their heart out..awesome... yet big groups of snowboarders gassing were downing out even their best of efforts... its a real pity staff didnt ask them to go and sit in the snug bar area. So, as you can see a list of little issues.
I do feel management either does not know about such ones, or ignores it, and lives of the natural beauty of the area.
I will visit here again, cause of my love for the area. But, it would be nice for the staff/management to address these issues and improve everyones experience here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the heart of Glencoe, Clachaig Inn is a popular hostelry with a rich mountaineering heritage. Accommodation is provided by 23 en suite bedrooms, most of which enjoy the spectacular mountain views. Clachaig has 3 lively bars award winning bars and specializes in cask conditioned ales and malt whiskey. Food is served throughout the day and the menus use a variety of locally sourced ingredients. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Clachaig Hotel Clachaig
- Clachaig Inn Ballachulish, Glencoe