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Alexandra Hotel
Ranked #10 of 21 Hotels in Fort William
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“Better”
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Since we last stayed here with a large group the hotel has improved, though check in can still be slow.
The rooms are clean and comfortable but can have too much furniture to move around, there is no real room to store luggage without tripping over it.
The hotel is in the best location to explore the town, the railway station is just over the road and the shops are just a walk away from the hotel front door.
The rooms are quite especially when the hotel is in the town centre and next the main road in and out of Fort William.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

My wife and I stayed at this hotel with a party of Rolls-Royce Retired Employees .The hotel staff were friendly and extremely helpful nothing being too much trouble. The buffet breakfast was always piping hot and there was p[lenty of choice ,the evening meal was 3 course with a choice of 4 starters 3/4 mains and 4 sweets.
The hotel is very central and within a few yards of the station and shops The entertainment in the evening was good for getting the guests up and dancing(not much room for the Gay Gordons).
Would not hesitate to stay there again excellent value for money.Take 10 minutes out to read the hotel guide in the room not the normal boring book very entertaining.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

stayed 3 nights as part of a coach holiday with friends .Wellcome and ease of booking in made for a very happy stay.Staff all friendly and helpfull, room looked out out to the loch and was very comfortable and surprisingly free of street noise.Food very good and considering 50 seated and served with ease and good humour,breakfast a delight.

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fife
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Stayed at this hotel for a weekend spring break.
Room we had was very spacious and very comfortable.
Had breakfast at this hotel and was very impressed by the buffet.
The food was piping hot and was checked regularly by a member of staff.
Would recommend this hotel for a weekend break.
Entertainment was on for the two nights we stayed and all at were staying at the hotel enjoyed themselves.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2012

This is an old hotel but is very well situated with pleasant helpful staff and nice big rooms. Several rooms have lovely views over the loch and hills.
Breakfast is buffet style but with a good selection and plenty of it. The hotel has free wifi in the main lounge and bar area. The hotel is used by the elderly on coach trips as well as hardy souls who have just completed the West Highland Way walk.
The only negative points during our stay was a surly barman and a hard bed so a point off for that.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2012

lovely place to stay in Fort Willam overlooks the park and so handy for the shops . It is right near the train station for anyone travelling this way . Such a warm welcome awaits you everyone was so friendly. We ate in the food stop rather than the main d/r very good and we could hear the entertainment that was on , it was paula and she was excellent . Rooms were spotless and had all your tea ,coffee, choc etc... bed was so comfortable and made for a good nights sleep. Breakfast had so much choice and was delicious . There is also a sister hotel which is down the road which has swimmimg pool and spa which you can use for free.. so thank you for a lovely stay

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Northwest England UK
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

This is the third time we have stayed at the Alexandra and it gets better every time. The staff really are helpful and friendly. The buffet breakfast is superb; very well cooked and hot! They make the best porridge and kippers ever!! Our room had clearly been recently refurbished and was elegant but comfortable. I love those power showers and every day was a joy, providing me with an invigorating massage to wake me up.
The hotel is well placed but quiet. The hotel restaurant is good value for money and there is also an alternative restaurant within the hotel called the Foodstop. We booked a special Easter deal that included evening meal, to be taken in the main restaurant but we could choose to eat in the Foodstop and were given a £15 credit towards our meal (food only...excludes wine).
There is unsophisticated entertainment in the bar at the weekends for those who like that sort of thing but there are plenty of lively bars just up the street as an alternative!
There is building going on at the top of the main street and the advertising hoards tell us there will be a Travel Lodge and a Weatherspoons pub. We will remain loyal to the Alexandra! A lovely break.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Alexandra Hotel
Address: Parade, Fort William PH33 6AZ, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 21 Hotels in Fort William
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Alexandra Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A traditional nineteenth-century Hotel, The Alex, as it is known locally, has been an iconic feature of Fort William for the past 125 years. Situated in the town centre the hotel is minutes away from the High Street, Bus and Train Station and Pier. With a welcoming team,good freshly made food and clean rooms, the Alexandra Hotel offers you a home from home experience with an old world charm. Free parking is also available as well as Free WiFi in public areas, in Superior Rooms, or in all rooms if you book direct with the hotel. ... more   less 
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