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Isles of Glencoe Hotel & Leisure Centre
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Ballachulish
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Turriff, Scotland, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nice mid week break”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

We love this area and the hotel so when we spotted a deal for the end of Feb we booked immediately. There have been a few poor reviews on here recently so we were a bit cautious. Drive to the hotel is fantastic, through some of the most dramatic scenery, Munros all snow capped and moody. No matter what the weather Glencoe is a magical place to spend time. We had up-graded to a superior room, money well spent. The hotel has a pool and sauna which we used before dinner. Dinner was great although I wish chefs would cook their own chips. Only complaint was the bed, every time I spent any time on it I could hardly get up as my back went intro spasms. Goodness knows what was causing it as it felt comfy.
Spent two nights at the hotel and will definitely be back, it might not be ultra modern and chique but you don't go to the area for that, enjoy the views, great staff and chill,,,

Room Tip: Book the superior rooms on East side, view in the morning is sensational
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

First of all, I would like to say that the staff here were unfailingly friendly, pleasant, helpful. However, like many others, I think this hotel trades on the view with not enough attention to taking care of the rooms and general standards. I had pushed the boat out, so to speak, as a treat for my birthday - I knew I would be spending a lot of time in my room, so I chose carefully, or so I thought. I didn't get the room I booked and paid for (even though I was a single person paying for double occupancy) - very clean, but threadbare carpet, worn chair covers, and only half a view of the loch (the other half was a view of the side of the building); I was unwell and wanted to eat early, in my room, but couldn't get the food I wanted when I wanted it (no chef on duty), despite what it said on the menu in my room ("only a sample menu"). And worst worst worst of all, the smoking area for guests is the entrance to the hotel! So not only did one have to run the gauntlet of cigarette smoke, often on both sides, but beside the entrance was a giant plant pot full of fag ends and empty packets - oh dear. I am used to it being tough out there for lone travellers, but this was really very disappointing and in spite of the lovely staff I would not go back.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights on the ski package deal. As most others have said areas of the hotel are very tired and need some refreshing!

However the staff the food and most of the the views across the loch make up for this fact.

Bedrooms are functional, our was large and spacious with this amazing view well worth asking for a loch view room.

Staff very knowledgable, attentive and informative.

Value for money was superb!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Our wedding held at the Isles of Glencoe hotel was made so special by the friendly and professional way in which Phillip and his team ensured every detail was covered, staff were extremely friendly and willing to assist with everything they could, even with other guests not attached to our party still to be looked after, the wedding setting, food, leisure facilities and general attention to detail throughout was impressive from the arrival to final check out, my wife and i would recommend this venue without hesitation, Thankyou so much Isles of Glencoe Hotel.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

As we all know, first impressions are very important and unfortunately when I walked into the Isles of glencoe hotel with my partner it was very much apparent that some major cosmetic work was needing to be done; the Hall carpets were torn, walls needed painted, pool area looked grubby but the young girl on reception was very helpful so this changed our attitude and we became more positive about our stay UNTIL we reached out room we had a horrible view over the children's play park, the room was smelling stale, damp and there was a "drainage" problem. After I complained we got moved to a large beautiful room with an amazing view over the Loch - I am still unsure to this day why they tried to cover up the horrific smells with cheap plug ins and didn't just start us off in a room that was acceptable. I appreciate being moved room but only the minimum was done and no apology was made.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

This hotel has so much potential! The decor is tired, and the whole hotel is crying out for an upgrade, but everything is clean and plenty of powerful, hot water. Staff are entertaining and attentive…if not a little rushed off their feet!

The room was spacious and a view like no other!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

The view was beautiful at breakfast and from our room (after getting moved) but the hotel it's self was very grubby and dated they had clean bedding and that was it! The sauna and pool area were very grubby also with make shift changing rooms and it was warmer outside than what it was in the sauna really not as relaxing as we imagined it would be.

The staff on the front desk were very abrupt and not very helpful at all also.

I will say the breakfast was lovely and the staff at breakfast were also lovely if they put as much effort in to their hotel as they did the breakfast I'm sure it would have been a much more pleasant experience for us.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Isles of Glencoe Hotel & Leisure Centre
Address: Near Fort William, Ballachulish PH49 4HL, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Glencoe > Ballachulish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Ballachulish
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Hotel Class:3 star — Isles of Glencoe Hotel & Leisure Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 59
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