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“Superb highland holiday experience!”
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The Albannach
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Lochinver
Norwich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“Superb highland holiday experience!”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

We've dined at the Albannach several times over the past 20 years but in April 2013 we also stayed there and had a wonderful time. Friendly, attentive service without being fussy; superb 5-course dinner and excellent breakfast; penthouse suite very spacious and comfortable with beautiful views over the bay to Suilvan and Canisp.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Beauly, Inverness-shire
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Our third trip here and as impressed as ever. This is a really special place and the view across to Suilven is out of this world. The food is outstanding - both the dinner and the breakfast. Even the canapes were divine. The decor is wonderfully quirky - how do they manage to create a restaurant that is cosy and gothic at the same time? The drive there from Inverness makes this a special experience. It's also excellent value for money for a Michelin star restaurant.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

We spent two glorious nights here. Have stayed and eaten at other Michelin starred places and this is the best! Fantastic views across Lochinver harbour to Suilven from 4 poster. Food was delicious and the atmosphere peaty and cosy. No pretention just perfection.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

We stayed for two nights here and I can honestly say they were the best two nights I have had in any hotel. It was our honeymoon do expectations were high and it did not disappoint.
The staff were warm, welcoming and tried to please us at any moment e.g asking for random breakfast combinations.
The room had a wonderful view across the Loch and towards the mountains. Thoughtful touches were everywhere, armchairs facing the windows, fresh milk for tea in the room.
The food, although on a fixed menu, is only rivalled by top London restaurants with a clever mix of local and seasonal produce.
Although, at this price it is a treat it is well worth the money.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2013

An unforgettable evening with splendid service and astonishing food. For a special meal it was real value for money.

The staff and location are wonderful, and we ended with a great chat with the chef-proprietor, who has no business being as nice as he is.

We can't wait until our next visit.

Long live the Albannach!

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Everything about this place is just fantastic, we really enjoyed a few pre dinner drinks in front of the roaring log fire before siting down to a display of culinary excellence. The whole experience was just a pleasure and a great way to spend a weekend. Can't wait to go back......must also say, the service was second to none...

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Inverness
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Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

This was our second stay at the Albannach and I am sure we will be back. The rooms are comfortable and well equipped, the location is stunning, the staff are very attentive and the owners friendly. We ate here on both nights of our stay and thoroughly enjoyed both meals, the only negative comments I can make about the food is that i would have liked another oatcake with the cheese course and the asparagus was cooked a little too "al dente" for my personal preference.
The crockery really sums up the place....... quirky, unique and great quality.
I particularly enjoyed taking tea and cake in the conservatory!!
The Albannach is great value for money and I would highly recommend a stay here!

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Albannach
Address: Baddidarroch, Lochinver IV27 4LP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Lochinver
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Lochinver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Albannach Hotel Lochinver
Albannach Hotel Lochinver
The Albannach Lochinver, Scotland

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