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“Home of the Loch Ness Brewery” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Benleva Hotel
Ranked #19 of 31 Drumnadrochit B&B and Inns
Bonn
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Home of the Loch Ness Brewery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Any real ale drinker will have a wonderful time here. Several ales on tap, mostly from their own Loch Ness Brewery (out the back!) plus a couple of guest ales. Variety was superb: one dark ale, one IPA, etc. Good bar food as well, just what we wanted. Staff were very good, happy to discuss their beers - as was I!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Ate here with the kids and dogs in tow and we all left very satisfied customers. All our meals (risotto, haggis, pizzas) were fab and the overall bill was under £40 including drinks. Very friendly staff, other customers stopped and said hello to the dogs and the kids were happy with a game of pool to finish off. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Keith, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stayed for one night on a visit to Loch Ness. I have stayed in many similar hotels in my days, its relatively clean but hasn't been wallpapered in about 20 years. Rooms are big but very basic.

Bar was super friendly, and the hotel was dog friendly, which is the main reason we booked. But I'm afraid that it is far from worth the £70 per night we paid. More like £40 in my experience.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dave_Hardacre
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

Wife and I stayed here with friends during a whistle stop tour of the highlands. My friends had stayed here previously.

On arrival we were greeted like old friends, huge smiles and a hearty hand shake. Ok the decor would benefit from a spruce up, but look past that and the places is clean and comfortable, with tea and coffee in abundance in the rooms. We arrived on foot with back packs on and this was apparently the norm as its on the Great Glen way.

A quick spruce up, and into the bar to sample home grown beer. Yes the place has its own micro brewery! The Loch Ness brewery brews a range of beers and it would have been rude not to try them.

The food was hale and hearty, just what was needed after a days walking. The hotel is dog friendly and this is apparent by the water bowl and the regular snack purchases.

It is our intention to return soon.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Les C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

A pub with locals and tourists together in a great relaxed atmosphere. Real ales, real people, real pub. The food was something special, on both nights that we visited. Two adults, two kids, and dog were made to feel welcome, and guaranteed to return again. Thanks

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

On a short driving tour of Scotland, the Benleva was our hotel of choice for the Loch Ness area. Don't let the first impressions put you off (the front of the hotel can look a little gloomy on a cloudy day); the rooms are clean and comfortable, the breakfast was great and the overall ambience is friendly and informal. the micro-brewery beer is a must try and our dog gives this a ***** rating for maximum dog-friendliness.
We would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CAB24
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St. Marys, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

We actually chose this place because my husband loves trying micro-brewery beer. But we fell in love with the charming house and stayed 2 nights instead of the 1 we had intended. The house is still being worked on, but it is comfortable. The pub is frequented by the locals every night which always makes things more interesting! Dogs are welcome in the pub too which was fun! The breakfast was outstanding and the dinner we enjoyed there was very good. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We would stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kathy U
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Additional Information about Benleva Hotel

Property: Benleva Hotel
Address: Kilmore Road, Drumnadrochit IV63 6UH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Loch Ness > Drumnadrochit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Drumnadrochit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Benleva Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in Drumnadrochit, by Loch Ness, the Benleva is the only hotel in the village which is open all year round. Serving award-winning Highland real ales, malt whiskies & excellent locally sourced food. The Benleva has 6 comfortable en-suite bedrooms and was voted the CAMRA Highlands & Islands Pub of the Year in 2003 & 2005. The Benleva has 2 family rooms for those with children and dogs are also welcome in the hotel. ... more   less 
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