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Drumnadrochit Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Drumnadrochit
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lovely place. Great coffee.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

Only went in to get a coffee in the late morning as was freezing after being out by the loch on a very cold winter morning (and having had a bad experience at another Drumnadrochit cafe earlier in the day.) This bistro is lovely. The place is bright, airy and warm. The coffee was great and their homemade cakes looked lovely (unfortunately my New Years diet prevented me sampelling them).The staff were lovely and very friendly. We were so impressed that we ended up going in again later that afternoon for lunch. Not a massive lunchtime menu but adequate - they had a very good range of fresh sandwiches and toasties, which were huge and very tasty. I really liked the place and would definately go back.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

Had booked two twin beds in the main building via laterooms. However, upon arrival, there were no twin beds available in the main building. I showed them my lateroom reservation printout which indicated that I booked two twin beds in the main building. Was told that they have had problems like this with laterooms. The wifi was erratic so I was unable to access the confirmation email that was sent the prior week from the Drumnadrochit Hotel confirming that I indeed had a reservation for two twin beds in the main building. Sean and Chloe were very accommodating about the mixup. I was shown a room with a double bed in the main building and a spacious family room (#25) with two twin beds and two bunk beds in the back building. While mulling our decision over, Sean gave my husband a complimentary beer and me, a complimentary glass of wine. We choose the room in the back building. They also gave us complimentary passes to the Loch Ness Monster Exhibit next door. Chloe also made reservations for us for a loch ness cruise. Individual toiletries, prepackaged shortbread, small refrig in room. Cooked to order breakfast included with self-serve toast, cereals, juices, fruits. Sean and Chloe were very, very friendly. Sean said that they were having major refurbishing later this year.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

We found the staff very friendly and helpful however the hotel isn't very nice, the room hadn't been hovered, no remote control for the tv, the shower burnt my girlfriend, the bath was cracked and the curtains stained. Full credit to the staff for being so friendly but didn't like the hotel, we decided not to complain as we didn't want the stress.

Stayed November 2013
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

We arrived late at the Dromnadrochit with no other options that were reasonable so were pleased to have a good place to stay. While the hallways left something to be desired, the rooms were clean and the bed comfortable. This is a good, economical place to stay and the restaurant provided a delicious full "English" breakfast as part of the rate. The Loch Ness museum is next door but we did not have a chance to visit leaving early the next morning. Loch Ness is right outside, a bonus!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Stayed here last week whilst walking Great Glen. Good clean room with a comfortable bed. Bath very welcome after a hard day walking.Meals a good standard although fresh haddock from Loch Ness was a bit OTT. Sean the manager was quite a character, if not a bit pushy promoting his bar
Staff very helpful and friendly. Would recommend
to any person doing the great Glen walk

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 14HAMISH
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Although the room was a little dated and in need of a make-over, it was warm and clean. After booking a twin room, we were upgraded to a family room on arrival. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was great and arrived promptly. A thoroughly enjoyable Scottish experience made better by the fact I had a good deal on the room price.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Goole, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

I stayed here recently while walking the Great Glen Way. The was shown to a single room in the annexe behind the hotel. I hate to be critical but for £44 for a single room, I expected something a bit better.

The room really wasn't big enough to swing a cat, there was a portable heater on the floor to heat the whole room but this meant the bathroom was frozen. The holder on the wall holding the hairdryer was hanging off the wall, held in by screws but no wall plugs to hold them in, the same really applied to the plug sockets by the bed. The Tv had no remote and only seemed to have 4 channels, I have no idea what they were apart from Sky News. There also appeared to have no cold water in the sink but lots of hot water. There was no Wifi as the room was too far away from the main building.

Anyway, the positives.

The single bed was comfy enough and I slept ok, the shower was very nice once I got the heat setting correct and it was quiet, which suited me. I think the general opinion on here is that the staff are much better than the hotel and this was true on my visit. They were friendly when I spoke to them and very helpful in the morning for breakfast, which was very nice and set me up for the long walk ahead that day.

The location of the hotel is nice but some of it could do with being knocked down and rebuilt to a more modern standard. A single portable heater for a room in the Scottish Highlands would be a nightmare in winter, thank goodness it wasn't that cold on my visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Drumnadrochit Hotel
Address: Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, Drumnadrochit IV63 6TU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Loch Ness > Drumnadrochit
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Drumnadrochit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Drumnadrochit Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Housed within the world-famous Loch Ness Exhibition Centre, this family-run hotel is ideally located for touring the Highlands and offers peaceful surroundings, cosy accommodation and free Wi-Fi and on-site parking.A warm, friendly welcome awaits all guests and the Hotel is committed to providing efficient, attentive service with all the hallmarks of true Highland hospitality. As part of the Exhibition Centre, the Hotel also benefits from a variety of shops (including the Nessie Shop and the Whisky Shop) and can even offer cruises on Loch Ness during the Summer months.The Hotel offers 29 en-suite rooms, each of which is effortlessly comfortable and impeccably maintained. All rooms come fully equipped with a wide range of modern facilities and conveniences including free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TV with Sky channels, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. There is a choice of Single, Twin, Double and Family Rooms as well as inviting Superior Rooms.The Loch Ness Bistro offers hearty home-cooked cuisine made from the finest locally sourced produce and ingredients. Diners can expect to enjoy comfortable surroundings set against some spectacular views of the village of Drumnadrochit, the hills and the Great Glen beyond. The Loch Ness Cafe serves a variety of hot and cold drinks as well as snacks and light lunches. They can also arrange special packed lunches, perfect for a delicious loch-side picnic whilst enjoying a day of sightseeing. For those seeking further relaxation the Hotel offers a selection of lifestyle enhancing massage treatments. Business delegates are sure to appreciate the excellent conference and meeting facilities, flexible and well-equipped they can cater to a wide variety of different events.The Hotel is located in the Highland village of Drumnadrochit on the west shore of Loch Ness and offers ample on-site parking for all guests. It is situated just off the A82 and is approximately a twenty minute drive from Inverness which offers excellent rail links to all major destinations across the UK. For those flying in, Inverness Airport is a 40 minute drive from the Hotel.The Hotel is located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands next to the world famous Loch Ness. Whether enjoying a scenic stroll along the shore or a spot of monster hunting on the Loch itself, there is always some new adventure just waiting to be discovered. The Loch Ness Exhibition Centre offers a world-class insight into the Loch’s wider significance through a multimedia exhibition that takes visitors on a journey from the dawn of time to the third millennium. In the summer months it also provides intimate cruises across the Loch taking in the imposing ruins of Urquhart Castle and the unspoilt beauty of the Great Glen. A diverse selection of tour options are also provided by Jacobite Cruises, offering indoor and outdoor viewing, snacks, refreshments and a fully licensed bar. ... more   less 
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