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“Warm Hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Gowan Brae House

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Gowan Brae House
Ranked #34 of 120 Fort William B&B and Inns
Singapore
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“Warm Hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

We stayed two nights recently in Aug in preparation for the hike up Ben Nevis, weather wasnt the best during the time, though Mr. and Mrs Clark's warm hospitality was a nice contrast to the stormy weather.

Room was cosy and well furnished, truth be told every time we were out, the thought of returning to Gowan Brae was very comforting.

You'll get a headache from Breakfast, thanks to the wide array of options and i'lladd to the growing praise of the host and hostess's culinary skills. Breakfast is served in the small dining room on the first floor, decor wise, i shant spoil it but suffice to say you'll learn abit more about Gowan Brae if you look through the displays.

Mrs Clark is also a big help! Suggesting walks that we could take around the area, and giving us titbits on Fort Williams.

To non drivers, the B&B is located on Union Road, its directly accessible via a staircase near the end of the town centre, to the left. But if you are carrying heavy luggage, best to take the road first, its still steep but easier than the stairs.

Once your done with that the staircase provides a quick acess point to town where there are plentiful food options and a supermarket.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Orillia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

We were pleased to stay at such a quaint & clean B&B and our room had an excellent view of the harbour. Our hostess made a dinner recommendation & even called to make our reservation; very thoughtful. Breakfast was a variety of choices & our favourite was a delicious & interesting treat - 'crannachan'...a nice change from the usual. Don't miss this gem!

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

We were tired when we got there at the end of a long days walking on the West Highland Way and we were greeted at the door with a "wee dram". At that point we know we'd made a good choice.

Our hosts were friendly, helpful and full of information. The food was very good and in particular the home made fishcakes with an egg on top were exceptional (and the vegetarian option looked good too). The bedrooms were comfortable and clean. We couldn't have asked for more.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

Stopped for first night before walking GGW. Hosts very nice people and so friendly. Room good and spotless, beds very comfy and bathroom clean and spacious and well equipped, breakfast amazing!!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

Stayed one night here on our Scotland tour.Easy to find, parked on a small driveway at the side of the house.Nice friendly welcome and the room was clean and comfortable.
We ate at the West End hotel in the evening ( 2 mins walk.) which was good with views over the road to Loch Linne.
Breakfast was great, a nice choice and change from the usual fry ups etc.
Recommended.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

A lovely B & B. Room clean and spacious. A wonderful breakfast, I would recommend the cranachan. A lovely friendly host as were everyone we met in Fort William. You must go on the train ride to Mallaig when you visit Fort William.

Jenny and Ian

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2012

Gowan Brae House is a very warm and inviting bed and breakfast. Mrs. Clark could not have been nicer. She even offered to make us dinner when the rain threatened to keep us inside all night and helped make sure our luggage met us at the bus station. Breakfast was very good, made even better by the hospitality. I highly recommend staying here if you are ever in Fort William.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gowan Brae House

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 #34 of 120 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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