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Gowan Brae House
Ranked #33 of 111 Fort William B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
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“great view”
Reviewed 18 November 2011

The rooms were clean, I had a room with no ensuite but it was not far away and it was not a shared bathroom. Great views from my room and very clean. Only 5 mins to town which was very handy. Great breakfast and the owners were lovely. Offered to wash our clothes and dry, it came in very handy. Would recommend this B & B.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Germany
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2011

Very good breakfast. Rooms are quite and clean. Friendly Owner.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

We stayed at this B&B for the second time! We stayed there last September! The rooms are spacious and clean. The breakfast is good, you can choose from several things and if you would like something what is not on the breakfastlist, they will try to provide it! Ann & Jim are very kind. Jim has lots of good ideas and both are prepared to help you out. They really do a lot to satisfy you! Jim tried even to talk Dutch, hahaha! It was big fun to stay here! Ann & Jim, thanks for having us again and many greetings from my mum. She was really happy with your Dutch lettre and we stayed awake, hahaha!

Kind regards

Hans & Ingrid (& mum)

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Dorchester-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

Had a lovely stay at Gowan Brae; we were walking the West Highland way and could not wait to get back to the warmth of the B+B after a very long and rainy walk. On arrival we were given homemade soup and scones..heaven after the trek! Our stay was so welcoming and the breakfast delicious.

Our room was good with free wi-fi and a nice bathroom everyhting was spotless. There are plenty of books and antiques to keep you occupied and as we were based near the centre so nothing is to far away. One tip - make your way up Glen Nevis.

Definitely be back, such a homely feel in comparison to that of a hotel, beautiful house and well worth it, nothing was too much trouble for the owners.

Room Tip: We had the double room at the front of the house with beautiful view of the loch
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

A warm welcome by the owner, who provided black dustbin liners and newspapers for our wet boots. I understand that this is the third generation of the Smith family to own the property and run it as a B&B, unfortunately this shows in the decor, which is very tired. Our room was fine, with an eclectic mix of patterned sheets which probably dated from the 1980's!, but the accommodation was clean, and overall with a small injection of cash and redecoration this could easily be a 5 star property.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Knighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2011

Gowan Brae was our final B&B on our West Highland Way walk. It was also the best B&B of the whole week and the best value for money!! Unlike most of our other B&Bs Ann was a very friendly and welcoming host and we felt as though we were house guests not just paying customers.
Positives - Lovely Edwardian house with great period memorabilia, large warm comfortable double ensuite room, close to town centre, very friendly and helpful host, a lift to the station in the early morning when we were running a little late. it's a shame we missed a full breakfast because we left to catch an early train.
Negatives - Can't think of any!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Gowan Brae! The B&B has been in the family for years and years and has lots of character and interesting memoribilia from the olden days - a great change from the usual renovated modern houses we've stayed in.

It's also so central, literally a few minutes walk into town which was perfect for us as we were reliant on public transport (the bus from Glen Nevis drops you off just at the bottom of the steps leading up to the B&B) and wanted to eat out in a few of the local restaurants.

The room was comfortable and spotlessly clean with plenty of storage, free wi-fi, TV and tea and coffee making facilities. The view across the loch was beautiful and the shower was fantastically hot.

Ann was fantastic and the cooked breakfast was sensational! We were due to miss breakfast one day as we were planning on climbing up Ben Nevis. However, Ann still managed to prepare a good breakfast for us and a delicious packed lunch for to take with us, and made sure that we left our details incase we encountered any issues on our walk up.

It was definitely good value and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Gowan Brae House
Address: Gowanbrae Union Road, Fort William PH33 6RB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Fort William
Hotel Class:3 star — Gowan Brae House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Gowan Brae House Hotel Fort William
Gowan Brae House Fort William, Scotland

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