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The Lovat, Loch Ness
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fort Augustus
Certificate of Excellence
Pitlochry, Perthshire
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Lovely Hotel”
Reviewed July 13, 2011

Had a lovely stay here with friends just for one night. Public areas very nice throughout & bedroom was excellent - good size, comfortable bed, lovely en suite, gorgeous toiletries and tastefully decorated, room 7 I think it was. Breakfast was superb - excellent buffet table and good selection on the menu with tea & coffee and further toast being offered throughout. Staff were all very friendly and professional. The only let down was dinner - the dining rom was not open on that evening and dinner was served to us in the very odd bistro/bar. This is so out of keeping with the rest of the hotel and completely lacks any ambience. The food however was good and served by pleasant, helpful staff. All in all a very nice hotel and we certainly would return.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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CeeGee1, Owner at The Lovat, Loch Ness, responded to this review, July 16, 2011
Many thanks for taking the time to write on TripAdvisor, it is greatly appreciated.

For consistency reasons the Restaurant is closed on Sunday & Monday however we do feel that the Brasserie is a great alternative. The area is actually not supposed to be in-keeping with the more traditional side of the hotel to offer our customers a different experience. We have added coloured blinds & also a new sound system with some plants awaiting arrival which will add ambiance. It is very difficult to soften a conservatory but I do feel we are doing the best we can with the space.
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Reviewed July 8, 2011

Enjoyed our stay at The Lovat. We were upgraded on arrival and enjoyed a lovely room with great views across the Glen.

Friendly staff and good location.

Front of house areas could do with more of a unified look but I think this is because the different areas of the hotel were built at different times. The rooms are very clean and beautifully decorated.

  • Stayed July 2011
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CeeGee1, Owner at The Lovat, Loch Ness, responded to this review, July 10, 2011
Many thanks for taking the time to write on Tripadvisor. Your feedback is greatly appreciated & I have passed your comments to all staff who are thrilled you enjoyed your experience.

Just so you know, the main part of the hotel was built in 1860s however the conservatory was added in 1990s - an addition I am not particularly happy with but we are not in a financial position to change it at the moment. Some other aspects of the hotel may look new due to the refurbishment - we sourced items 'in-keeping' where possible.
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 5, 2011

We booked the Lovat arms as a stop on our cycle up through the Great Glen after hearing about its great reputation for hospitality food and service.

We checked in after a long days cycle. The bikes were stored away for us on arrival, we were escorted to the very well decored rooms and within half an hour we were back down stairs exploring the well stocked bar. The Hotel is furnished superbly with the subtle flavours of modern/old/country/city blending beautifully.

The hotel has an excellent eco policy of which you can read about throughout the hotel with reading materials spread throughout the hotel to keep you occupied whilst sipping at the bar.

The restauraunt was excellent with impeccable service and the breakfast was all the fuelling we could ask for with a days cycle ahead.

At the Lovat there is so many little touches that they do very well, too many for me to list. it exceeded our expectations and a return visit is definately on the cards

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed June 27, 2011

Fine hotel, great staff, fantastic food. Definitely recommend it and defainitely going to go back. Really good to stay at a hotel where the staff were friendly but very professional. Hotel was good quality for common areas and rooms. Food was fantastic.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Duns
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Reviewed June 24, 2011

We were delighted with the Lovat - their website doesn't do it justice. A beautiful little country house hotel, totally unspoilt and full of Scottish character, the staff are extremely hard-working, helpful and accommodating.

Surprisingly the hotel also has a 'boutiquey' feel to it, the bar and restaurant are quite contemporary and the food is excellent. They even had a musician in there one night for some proper authentic Scottish entertainment. There were two overseas parties staying while we were there and they were having a whale of a time, so it wasn't just us!

The location is spot on, if you know Fort Augustus then you'll be aware it's right on Loch Ness and of course you've got the Caledonian Canal locks were you can sit outside the pub and have a pint (or two) and watch the boats go through, which is about a 1 minute walk from the hotel. Or you can sit outside in the hotel grounds having a drink and just stare up at the mountains and the loch.... fabulous.

Oh, the room we had was big, lovely comfy bed, big traditional but smart bathroom, lots of toiletries, TV, DVD player on demand with all the latest DVDs to keep kids entertained. Couldn't fault it.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Crawley
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Reviewed June 23, 2011

Stayed there for a couple of nights in the middle of June, the service and rooms were first class. Staff were very friendly and efficent and we had a lovely meal in their bistro.
The hotel is situated at the bottom end of Loch Ness and is in a pretty location. Would love to go back there again sometime.

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Aberlour, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 21, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Lovat recently based on a recommendation from a friend. We are glad we did. The staff were friendly, the hotel was clean and comfortable, and the breakfast was excellent. We will stay here again when in the area.

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Property: The Lovat, Loch Ness
Address: Loch Ness, Fort Augustus PH32 4DU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Loch Ness > Fort Augustus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fort Augustus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lovat, Loch Ness 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Victorian property that delicately balances tradition & contemporary. The dedicated team has a drive & passion to deliver an outstanding visitor experience. ... more   less 
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