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Glengarry Castle Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Invergarry
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

Another lovely visit to Glengarry,cannot praise the staff and service enough friendly but professional and polite.The atmosphere is very relaxing with log fires in both lounges and also in the reception hall.The location for us is also great and we always look forward to turning off the road on to the drive up to the hotel especially in Autumn when the trees look wonderful.A big thank you to all of the people at Glengarry and we look forward to seeing you all again.
Jim and Linda

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

If you want to stay in a stunning 5-star resort with style and panache, this is not the place for you. If you want to stay in a cheap motor-lodge by the highway as cheaply as you can, this is not the place for you.

If, however, you want to come home to your elegant grandmother's country estate, where the gardens are well maintained, the stone dock leads onto a still, picturesque loch surrounded by hills, and the ruins of an ancient castle are just a short walk down a meandering path past the tennis court, then this IS the place for you.

Glengarry Castle Hotel is actually a lovely Victorian country house on the grounds of a castle ruins. It is charming in the way that Maggie Smith is in, well, all her movies. An elegant lady whose "prime" may have been decades ago but is still as charming as ever. She invites you to linger by her and chat with others, and prepares a lovely room of which a young Elizabeth or elderly Victoria would approve.

You are greeted by a fire in the main hall upon arrival (after passing through a lovely ante-chamber to contain the chill) and may find more fires blazing in the double drawing room (yes, I said fires, plural, because there were at least three warming the hearths while we were there.

You will not meet an Edwardian livery of servants, butlers, or maids, but you will be greeted by affable hosts still hosting in this grand old dame.

Two highlights of our stay:
Drinks in the drawing room around the fire chatting cosily with a lovely couple from England while a charming family played board games in one corner and two other couples chatted merrily by the window.
The morning light and mist across the loch while sheep grazed in the meadow outside our window.

The somewhat dated appearance of our room (including a porcelain toilet brush holder in the shape of a goose, a particular favorite of mine), the lack of down on the beds replaced by good Scottish wool blankets, and the firm mattress only added to the charm (for those SATC fans, think of Bunny MacDougall's "firm" mattress - in my experience these grand old dames always favor a "firm" mattress ;-).

The breakfast was a family affair and very lovely indeed, served in the east-facing dining room and taking advantage of the beautiful sunshine.

We will definitely be back - it is a beautiful experience for a VERY reasonable price (the charm of this place ranks it with Inverlochy Castle for about a fifth of the cost).

Room Tip: We loved the east-facing room over the meadow in the morning.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

Really impressive surroundings. Get your very traditional afternoon tea served in the Lounge or Library, enjoy the log fire and the views of the Loch and relax. The hotel has a mooring for those boating on the Loch (like us) to stop by. We were so impressed we stopped in on the way back too. Full afternoon tea is around £10 per head if you go for the sandwiches, cakes and scones option.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

We stopped here for coffee after our first choice of hotel was shut to the public for a wedding. This was a complete delight, from the long drive down, past the ruined castle, to the views over the loch. The coffee was seriously strong and served up in a proper library with lots of old sofas. Delicious shortbread too. Well worth the visit.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

I unfortunately can not write a review about how wonderful this place is, it is beyond my vocabulary. I was there on the night of March 24th, enjoying the sublime natural Scottish surroundings...I took a ride in one of the boats out onto Loch Oich, walked to the old castle ruins, the river walk and took in every bit of the grounds we could in the time we had. The people who run this castle are incredibly friendly and down to earth.

The rooms are super clean, super luxurious and wonderfully decorated. The restaurant at night is highly refined and could easily have been charging triple for their fare than the price we paid and it still would have been a fair price.

Couples, this is a perfect retreat. Anyone who is wanting a relaxing time on thier own can never do better than this place.

Thanks to everyone at the castle for making us feel comfortable and for being so amazing. We will definitely return as soon as we can...

Room Tip: Room 19 is wonderfully situated, top corner view is amazing. It is a good jaunt up the stairs, but t...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 3, 2012

This place was all we ever dreamed of on our first visit to the Scottish Highland.

A total authentic 19th century "castle" which felt just right: clean and tidy, but not too shiny or modernized to loose all that true Victorian atmosphere. Professional and friendly service, great dinner from local produce in the dining room, and stunning views to the surrounding hills and Loch.

Enjoyed some nice shorter walks on the premises in the mornings, great club-sandwiches in the lounge for lunch, and some fine local single malt by the fireplace in the evenings.

And all this for a surprisingly low price!

Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

This little gem was one of the highlights of our road trip across Scotland, we found it by chance and did enjoy its Surroundings very well, the staff was helpful and kind and the rooms was fit for a castle.

Room Tip: We had rooms overlooking sheeps on a field
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  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: Invergarry, Invergarry PH35 4HW, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Invergarry
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Invergarry
Price Range: $163 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Glengarry Castle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Glengarry Castle Hotel is a comfortable country house hotel with a jewel of a setting on the shores of Loch Oich at the heart of the Great Glen in the Highlands of Scotland. Great touring base, stay for a few days and explore the Highlands - 7 miles from Loch Ness, 40 miles south of Inverness, 25 miles north of Fort William and just 50 miles to the Isle of Skye. Set in 60 acres, well away from the road, lots of local walks. Free WiFi in every bedroom and public areas. Family run for over 50 years. The building has not been extended and there is no annexe, all bedrooms are in the original house. ... more   less 
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