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Alexandra Hotel
Ranked #10 of 21 Hotels in Fort William
Indianapolis, IN
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

We stayed for one night because we were taking the Jacobite early the next day. The hotel was very near the train station and the town center, which is convenient. The rooms were very dated, though clean. If we had been staying more than one night, I would have probably chosen a B&B, but for one night this served the purpose.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

The hotel is a little tired but the staff where very good. Its position opposite the railway station is the best in Fort William. My only gripe was that our room smelled a little stale and it was on the small side. The atmosphere that weekend was electric as they had the Edinburgh Post bagpipe band in with friends. There was entertainment on the Friday evening with a very good local female vocalist and the band joined in. There was Scottish dancing with the band on the Saturday night.. Breakfast and dinner where very good.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Clydebank, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

My husband and I stayed here overnight as were travelling on the Jacobite Steam Train the next day and this hotel is a couple of minutes walk from the station. It is ideally placed in the main street and we both found it to be a lovely hotel. Check in was pleasant and our room was large with a double bed and a single bed and a lovely en suite bathroom. We had our evening meal in the restaurant and it was lovely. An added bonus for my husband was the live Scottish music from the duo in the bar in the evening, they were excellent and everyone joined in singing and talking - a great wee night was had by all. Breakfast in the morning was excellent with a choice of hot and cold and the Stornoway black pudding was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed this hotel and will be back and we would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2013 via mobile

Again used online bookings which produced an excellent choice in Fort William. Bang centre of the Town, was nice to rest the car and walk. Welcomed on arrival with smiles and info. Room on 4th floor,but a lift is provided making life easier for my wife's disabilty problem after a knee replacement. We were also offered assistance. Room first class providing all vacilities. Bteakfast was a joy, so much choice from continental including ham and cheese. Several fruit juices,cerials and porage. Also full cooked english on tap including haggis. Its a buffet service just help yourself. I got hooked on haggis. Kippers are available to order. Restaurant available for evening Dinner. My wife and I found it to be of a high standard. All in all i would certainly use again. Thanks to all the staff making our visit enjoyable

  • Stayed October 2013
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

Well placed for the centre of Ft William. Our twin room was large, warm and the beds very comfortable. We had 2 evening meals in the less formal restaurant and the food was satisfactory. Breakfast buffet was very satisfactory.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Great welcome clear information warm and inviting public rooms, bedroom and bathrooms spotless. noticed the staff were good with children and elderly, first class buffet breakfast. Happy to recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

I've stayed at another Strathmore hotel before and pretty much knew what to expect. Don't come here expecting a 5 star modern hotel - it's an old fashioned hotel, slightly worn around the edges, but generally friendly and more that adequate. If you adjust your expectations accordingly, you will probably enjoy yourself. However, if you allow the slightest quirk or oddity become a massive issue, you'll probably have a miserable time.

We found the food to be very good, the breakfast selection excellent and the room comfortable without being luxurious A major plus point was the shower. I absolutely detest hotels that call an inadequate dribble of lukewarm water a shower. No such problems here - torrents of high pressure hot water!

As mentioned, there were a couple of minor niggles - inadequate ventilation in the bathroom and some less than ideally organised service at one mealtime, but nothing that had us regretting the decision to book the Alexandra.

If considering this hotel (or any other Strathmore Hotel), have a look at their website to see if they have any offers - some of them are very good value!

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  • Stayed October 2013, 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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