Heather was very hospitable and genuinely interested in ensuring that we had a lovely stay. John was kind enough to pick us up from the station and more than willing to give us a lift when we left.
The breakfast was lovely, there was plenty of choice to cover any person's preferences or requirements and it was all freshly cooked and prepared. Heather made us a lovely hot / cold breakfast to take with us as we were getting an early train to Mallaig and did offer packed lunches if we needed them.
The bedroom and bathroom were immaculate and the linen, towels and toiletries were exceptional quality. The room is beautifully decorated and you have tea and coffee and very nice biscuits.
Tips for other travellers
The walk from Morvich to the bottom of the high street in Fort William is much better when walking along the path by the Loch.
There is a nice walk with views over Fort William which leaves from the end of town past the railway station & leisure centre and goes up to Cow Hill and you can chose to walk back down a slightly longer route to arrive at the bottom of the high street. It takes a few hours and its not too strenuous.
Definitely suggest getting the train from Fort William to go to Mallaig as you go over the Glenfinnian Viaduct (filmed in the Harry Potter movies) and the views are lovely. Maillaig is a lovely picturesque fishing village with three pubs and some restaurants. There isn't a lot to do in Mallaig itself but there are a couple of walks from Maillaig and there is a free museum near the station which is very interesting. Top tip - stick your hand out the train window (the top ones open slightly) to clean it & then when you press your camera against it to take photos they come out splendid!
In Fort William itself there are a few bars and restaurants (we went in January so it was very quiet). There is a Weatherspoons with real ales and decently priced beer and food and The Tavern which is a bistro/pub which does 1 for 2 meals on Thursday, Friday and Saturday but not sure if this was a limited promotion. The meals we had there were lovely. The Grog and Gruel has a good menu (Fajitas, steaks, etc) for both bar and restaurant food and is probably the bar with the nicest ambience. The Ben Nevis does bar meals, again nice enough main courses, but possibly not (in my opinion) as nice as The Tavern or the Grog and Gruel. Generally speaking, main courses cost approx £10 in the latter three venues.
If you are buying postcards for overseas ask for tourist / postcard stamps as they are great pictures.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Award winning 4-star gold B&B and member of Scotland's Best B&Bs. Availability and booking via our website. Morvich overlooks Loch Linnhe and all bedrooms overlook the water. Rooms are king en-suite only; bright modern rooms with quality branded 5' beds. Breakfast is served 8.00 to 9.00, hot savoury croissants are available to take away for early risers. Check-in 16.00 to 20.00 hrs. Free Wi-Fi and off-street parking. Minimum age 18 years. Bedrooms are for occupation by couples. We are a pet and smoke free home; please leave tobacco products in your car. We do not accept bookings from travel agents, tour guides etc. our guests book direct with the B&B. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Morvich B&B Fort William, Scotland