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Gowan Brae House
Ranked #34 of 111 Fort William B&B and Inns
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“Fantastic value for money”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Have just spent 4 days in a real "home from home". The room was large and comfortable with a wonderful view over the Loch and lovely finishing touches such as the wine goblets and teddy bear made it more personal. Mrs. Clark couldn't do enough for us - supplying lemon slices and honey for my cold and the umbrellas at the front door were an added bonus when the tail end of ex-hurricane Bertha passed through Fort William! All this care and attention(a and wide choice of lovely breakfasts) for such a low price! We shall certainly book again. Thankyou for a wonderful stay.

Room Tip: The double room at the front of the house has excellent views and is ensuite.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

I tried to book the Travelodge for our weekend in Fort William and I'm so glad it was full!! Gowan Brae is absolutely delightful with the loveliest owners. It's traditional and comfy with great breakfasts. Good location near the centre. As long as you're happy without a modern hotel then you should stay here.

Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

The room was cozy and decor is more traditional -- giving you the real Scottish B&B feel. There was lots of items (pictures, antiques, etc.) to look at in the breakfast room. Breakfast itself was plentiful. The location is just up some stairs from Fort Williams' shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We recently spent 3 nights at the Gowan Brae and cannot praise it enough. So clean, comfortable and welcoming and we were thoroughly spoiled with breakfasts to die for. We will certainly stay at the Gowan Brae when back in Fort William.

Room Tip: We were two separate couples and both rooms were well furnished, comfortable with nice little touche...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

It was a lovely bed and breakfast, with a good location in the centre of Fort William. The bedroom we stayed in was very comfortable however the curtains were a little thin and if we weren't so tired from hillwalking it may have made sleeping difficult.
I would highly recommend the fishcake and poached eggs for breakfast- it was simply delicious and home made.
The host, Anne, was lovely and made us feel really welcome during our two night stay.
Loved it!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Gowan Brae is delightful, homely, comfortable and spotlessly clean accommodation. Mr and Mrs Clarke were wonderful hosts. Nothing was too much trouble. The packed lunch they provided for our epic journey to the summit of Ben Nevis exceeded our expectations and we were even welcomed back with a celebratory tipple! Breakfasts were also amazing. Thank you Mr and Mrs C - you helped to make our trip a special one xx The Robinson's and Fusseys .

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Inexpensive yet a delightful place. Rooms are comfortable and nicely furnished. Breakfasts are fantastic especially if you are climbing Ben Nevis. Anne, the owner, was very helpful. Great location for exploring Ft. Williams.

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  • Stayed May 2014, 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 111 B&Bs / Inns in Fort William
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Gowan Brae House Hotel Fort William
Gowan Brae House Fort William, Scotland

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