The Aros Ard guest house is very satisfactory although I am not sure why it is a "five star" lodging, or how it could possibly be rated as superior to all the many other bed and breakfasts in Fort William. The bathroom had no shower, only a tub with shower attachment, and a worn carpet floor. The "king" bed was a queen at best, and not outstandingly comfortable. The view was certainly nice, and breakfast was fine, if not remarkable. The guest house was located at some distance from the town center. It was a pleasant walk, but not the most convenient distance from the restaurants in town. Our hostess was friendly.
For anyone considering the Aros Ard guest house in the future, be warned that when booking on a site such as booking.com, there is an instant 20% cancellation fee, which takes effect immediately. When I booked the Aros Ard during the planning for my trip, I inadvertently entered the wrong dates, but I was stuck with them. Since the dates I actually wanted were fully booked, I had no choice but to pay the 20% fee or to completely rework my itinerary. This policy left me with a bad feeling about the whole experience.
- Also Known As:
- Aros Ard Bed & Breakfast Fort William, Scotland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gaelic for High House, Aros Ard Bed and Breakfast truly lives up to it's name by being situated in a stunning elevated position in Seafield Gardens, up on a hill overlooking the Loch Linnhe and the Ardgour Peninsular. In a peaceful cul-de-sac about 10 minutes walk from Fort William Town Centre. Built in 1999 our beautiful modern Bed & Breakfast offers comfortable, clean, and luxurious accommodation. We also pride ourselves on our very high quality 4 star accommodation and service to all our customers. ... more less