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“Lovely little b&b” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alltonside Guest House
Ranked #72 of 120 Fort William B&B and Inns
Burntisland, Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Lovely little b&b”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

Just back and really enjoyed our stay here. Stayed for 2 nights with my fiancé (aged 26 & 32) and found this to be great value for money. Upon arrival we were shown our room and given our key for both the room and entrance door so we could come and go as we pleased. Breakfast was fab and Liz was very welcoming and seemed happy to help any way she could. We had room 1 which was double room. En suit is small but in all honesty served it's purpose. At least it is private unlike some. The cleanliness could also put some hotels with the same rating to shame. I did not think it tired and run down it is after all someone's home and you have to remember they live there even when no guests so decor etc is their taste. Breakfast is early but it does get you up and about early enough to really enjoy the full day. We took the 2 hour drive up to isle of Skye as we had so much time on our hands and didn't return until late evening. We found the room spacious enough for what we needed.... A bed to sleep in! There is tea/coffee/kettle in the room but we are heavy coffee drinkers so bought our jar of coffee and pint of milk from morrisions but if you are only a cup in the morning person then it is ample. The tv in the room is quite small but really who goes away just to watch tv? We only used it to unwind before bed. I take my own hair dryer so cannot comment on this but iron/iron board is available if you ask. Towels were changed daily and there was a few nice extra touches (natural soap, face cloths, lovely smelling hand soap & body lotion, tissues and even air fresher in the bathroom!) there is a card with the wifi code so you don't even have to ask for it. Room 1 faces right out to the loch so lovely views. Private parking available also. The only thing I can really fault is the shower, it wasn't a power shower and it took a while to wash the shampoo out my hair but for the value, comfiness and service received it really is just a small thing!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

We stayed four nights at this Bed & Breakfast and could not have felt more welcome by the host.
The room we stayed in was comfortable and clean, and the breakfast was more than amble to keep us fueled up !
Access to Fort William and surrounding area was easy and there was a great view across the loch from the front of the B&B. Would return here if we were ever up in that area again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Alltonside as a group of three adults in a family room. We stayed the weekend of the 13th Sept whilst climbing Ben Nevis.

First impressions of the B&B were that it was very quaint with beautiful views over the loch. As others have said, it could do with a little renovation but you can see that the owners have started to do this. The owner Liz was so warm and welcoming. She was very informative regarding local amenities and we were able to have anything we wanted from the breakfast menu.

The rooms were comfortable with central heating, tissues, body lotion, tea and coffee, TV and en suite. The en suite was small but it served its purpose and there was plenty of water.

The following night we were locked out of campsite and turned up at Liz's door at 11.30pm!! She kindly let us stay another night and we were very grateful!! She was most lovely and nothing was too much trouble!

For the price if the room and the fantastic hospitality it really is value for money. Highly recommend.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Martjanci, Slovenia
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

First impression was bad, acceptance very impersonal. Room is small, very wet, bad smell was in room all the time. Bathroom small, wasn't just clean, bad feeling, when you are taking a shower. Breakfast is normal, similar within others B&B. Time for breakfast is punctually determined (from 8.00 to 8.45), which yeah in any case too short and very constrictive. Majority B&B on Scotland is better. Distance from a center is 20-30 mines on foot, which is acceptable.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Kaunas, Lithuania
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

I stayed in 7 different hotels during my stay in Scotland. This hotel was one of the two, I spend more than one night in, since I with my friends were going for a ride with Jacobite steam train. The plus there was plenty of tea and coffee, breakfast was enough.
The cons, the cheapest looking shower and bathroom i saw so far. No basic toiletries except soap. The smallest rooms, almost everytime leaving the bathroom I had to try not to take the TV out with my elbow.
Also the hotel is about 40 min from town centre if going on foot, so only ok for driving with a car or people,l who like to walk.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

Liz was very welcoming and willing to answer any query. The room was the smallest we had stayed in on our 4 week trip in Britain with the smallest bathroom. The bed had nice linen, with a top sheet as well as a duvet which is nice,not every place has a top sheet which is what is standard where we are from. It had a handy location, lovely view from the dining room over the Loch, breakfast was good (the form to fill out could be laid out a bit better) but we got exactly what we wanted. The mattress needs replacing and the bathroom could do with some attention. Parking and access was good. We enjoyed our stay and I think it was a fair price for what you got.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rubez
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

Stayed at this guest house for four nights, very warm, cosy & welcoming. Owner was wonderful & nothing was too much trouble. Our room was at the front of the bungalow which had views of the loch & mountains, breakfast was fab, full cooked breakfast & cereals, fruit & yoghurt if you could manage it. Tea, coffee, milk & sugar supplied daily, if you ran out of any of these you could help yourself to more. Room cleaned, towels & bedding changed daily. I would highly recommend this guest house. A big Thank you must go to the owner for super stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Alltonside Guest House
Address: Alltonside Achintore Road, Fort William PH33 6RW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
Hotel Style:
Ranked #72 of 120 B&Bs / Inns in Fort William
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Alltonside Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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