Having chosen to go campervanning in the Highlands of Scotland over christmas and New Year, it was a bit of an experience considering the abnormal weather conditions. Minus 16 in Glencoe one night. My partner and I were camped in a layby in snow and ice at the top of Loch Leven and we took a walk down the road until we came to the Macdonald Hotel. What a truly delightful place. The staff were friendly, warm, welcoming and cheerful. It was as if they were all part of one big family. The huge deer hounds wandering around were a total joy and our own dog was welcomed amongst them.
We had a drink to warm ourselves and after cheerful banter with the staff and Francis the owner, we decided to book a Christmas Eve meal the following evening since we weren't going to get the full Christmas works in our campervan.
The meal was superb. We had the traditional turkey and works and it was served with charm, efficiency and informality.
This hotel is a joy. I would recommend anyone travelling through this area to pay it a visit.
If you have ever seen Monarch of the Glen, imagine that crew running a hotel and you've pretty much got The Macdonald Hotel. Wonderful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The MacDonald Hotel and Cabins in Kinlochleven is at the head of Loch Leven with breathtaking views. Ideally situated for those walking the West Highland Way, along with other walks in the area. Mark and I took the hotel over on 17th January 2014 and appreciate all of the reviews on Tripadvisor, but look forward to receiving our own. We have seen the feedback on Breakfast times and this will be addressed! Thanks and we look forward to welcoming you. Helen & Mark ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Macdonald Hotel Kinlochleven
- The MacDonald Hotel & Cabins Kinlochleven, Scotland