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Holly Tree Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kentallen
Certificate of Excellence
scotland
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39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is the second occasion we have stayed which is unlike us. This is a beautiful hotel that you'll not want to tell any-one about. We stayed in a Captain's Room with a balcony and and a view of the loch and surrounding hills. It was the hottest week of the year and like being abroad. The room s are finished to a high specification and immaculate. Seafood in abundance and the staff couldn't be nicer...helpful without being intrusive. For those who want there is a pool and sauna although during our last visit everyone was in the loch..dogs included! Thank you again Holly Tree for a lovely stay.

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  • Stayed July 2014, 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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4 Thank Archiebubbles7
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

The setting for dinner is stunning: you can have an amazing view on the loch from any table (either restaurant or bar)!! Wonderful! We went twice for dinner and had chicken broth, smoked haddock chowder, salmon, sea bass fillet, mussels. Overall great food, a bit on the greasy side but very well cooked, original and very balance-tasting. Service is fast and waiters are nice!

Stayed August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights at end of July. What a spectacular location! Beautiful clean room with amazing view. No balcony but bar terrace is a lovely place to enjoy good food and "drink" in that view. Was a bit dismayed to see the bar terrace right under our bedroom window but it is very early doors for eating and drinking and noise was not a problem. Food is good with generous portions and reasonably priced. Good breakfast.

Staff made us feel very welcome and we were very sorry to leave. Bed was comfortable though new pillows would make it all perfect!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank GenerousScot
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

In 2002, my wife and I enjoyed a delicious meal with friends at the old Holly Tree Hotel on the shores of Loch Linnhe in Kentallen, Appin, Scotland---so when we decided to ride our Harley through the Highlands we booked into the establishment as it is today. Wow! In 2007, the hotel was enlarged and upgraded, and the restaurant expanded---providing superior rooms with private balconies overlooking Loch Linnhe, and a wonderful terrace deck extending along the length of the hotel bar. The beds were extremely comfortable, the views stunning, and the hotel staff gracious and friendly. A perfect spot for a Highland getaway---with family or lovers!

Room Tip: Select a superior room overlooking Loch Linnhe---it will be very well appointed and WELL WORTH the f...
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  • Stayed July 2014, 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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2 Thank Appinhighlander
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Auchtermuchty, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

We have stayed at this hotel several times over many years. The last time was about 10 years ago. They used to have a nice little lounge for pre dinner drinks and a comfortable guest lounge and a great restaurant. So we were looking forward to this as we had very fond memories. When we booked I informed them that I required a Gluten free diet (medical reasons)." Well we do not provide any special breads etc. so better bring your own", a good start but understandable in some cases. We had booked what they called a "Deluxe Room", well number 7 in the attic does not meet deluxe. The bathroom is somewhat "tired" to say the least. Our first nights meal was served at break neck speed. We ordered our starter had a look out the windows at the lovely view and our starter arrived. No sooner had we finished it and our main arrived. We thought the staff just wanted to get home, but it was only just after 7pm! The food was very average considering the price range. The second night was better and a little bit more relaxed. The staff on average are all very nice and friendly. As I said before we have stayed a number of times, but we always managed to find ourselves in the attic rooms. So paying the same price as everyone else for deluxe rooms, "are we just unlucky or how do you get a better room"? Also on the cleanliness side we found a used tissue under a table with a little blood on it so house keeping is not their strong point.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

My husband and I stayed one night at the Holly tree but I wish we could have stayed longer. The view from the hotel and our ground floor room across the loch was absolutely breathtaking. Although situated on a busy road the hotel is peaceful and quiet. The room and en-suite were clean and spacious and most importantly the bed was comfortable with decent pillows. The wifi was free and the connection was fast and trouble free. We ate in the restaurant for our evening meal and the food was excellent. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. I couldn't fault this place at all and would be very happy to stay there again and would not hesitate to recommend it to family and friends.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 2 on the ground floor
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  • Stayed July 2014, 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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2 Thank Michelle B
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I ate here for dinner and it was excellent! We had a table with a beautiful view of the water and this is the first restaurant I've been to in Scotland that had a full pitcher if water waiting for us at the table. We had fried Brie, salmon and pumpkin ravioli - all were very well done. For desert we had the brownie and ice cream, which was fantastic.

We can't comment on the rooms, but the dinner was great!

Stayed July 2014
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Property: Holly Tree Hotel
Address: Kentallen Pier, Kentallen PA38 4BY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Kentallen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kentallen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holly Tree Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stunning location beside the sea in the West Highlands of Scotland. All twenty bedrooms have wonderful uninterrupted sea views and are fully ensuite with luxurious fittings and furnishings. Bistro lounge serving all day food and award winning seafood restaurant. Swimming pool and Finnish sauna. Well worth a visit. You'll be back! ... more   less 
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Holly Tree Kentallen
Hotel Holly Tree
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