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“Nice place as a base to the Ben Nevis area ”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Alexandra Hotel

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Alexandra Hotel
Ranked #10 of 21 Hotels in Fort William
Norwich, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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“Nice place as a base to the Ben Nevis area ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

Had a couple of nights here. It turned out to be a pretty pleasant stay. The hotel was really well placed for both the high street in fort William (all of fort Williams shops are I'm walking distance) and the Ben Nevis area. Glen Coe is also in easy driving distance. The room was nicely decorated and very comfortable, though the en suit bathroom could do with a re-fit. There was free and reliable wi fi in the common areas downstairs which was very handy. The breakfast was by far the best of my whole Scottish trip with loads to chose from and the cooked breakfast buffet was really delicious.

Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Dalry, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

We spent last Saturday night at the Alexandra and had a wonderful time. The hotel is so well situated in Fort William and will certainly suit all tastes. The reception staff in particular have to be commended. The buffet breakfast was excellent and there was plenty of choice. Although we weren't dining in the hotel, we have had meals in the past and the food is great. We would recommend the Alexandra as a good base.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank you very much for taking time out to post a review of your stay with us, we appreciate your comments.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

We have just came back from Fort William after a stay in Skye just to top off the long trip from Edinburgh, this hotel has a good location and it is central for the train station which is just over the road. The food and the drinks were fine and the staff were very good always looking out for your needs if required and we will definitely be back as they have some really good deals on if you go to their web site for all the offers and once again pass onto your staff a very big thank you from cliff & Anne King.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chris V, Manager at Alexandra Hotel, responded to this review, 31 May 2014
Thank you very much indeed for your kind words, I have passed on your thanks to the staff team.
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Batley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

Very pleasant hotel, close to all amenities in Fort William. Our room was situated on the 1st floor, was clean and comfortable as was our bathroom.
The staff were very friendly, efficient and helpful. The service and the food in the restaurant was very good and plentiful
We would recommend the hotel and would certainly return

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Chris V, Manager at Alexandra Hotel, responded to this review, 31 May 2014
Thank you very much for your words of appreciation, we look forward to your next visit
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Lancashire, Uk
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

Very conveniently situated near to the railway station (we travelled as part of a group). Public areas are quite pleasant and well kept, staff are helpful. Our bedroom on the second floor was a good size but the bathroom was dated and tired looking, certainly would benefit from an upgrade. Some of the corridor carpet was looking worn in places and the general décor in this area of the hotel could also benefit from a more stylish approach. The food was what one would expect in this type of hotel, catering for a large party. Health and safety considerations (fire safety etc.) appeared to be up to standard, clear signage and alarm systems.
In summary I would say that this hotel was a perfectly adequate 3 star establishment and staying there was certainly not an unpleasant however, with upgrades as detailed earlier it has the potential to become better.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chris V, Manager at Alexandra Hotel, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Thank you very much for your comments. As the Alexandra Hotel is a large hotel we do have a refurbishment program where some rooms are upgraded continuously year on year.
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Staffordshire
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176 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

It's not the Savoy or anything that grand, it's a perfectly clean and tidy hotel. The staff are very pleasant and helpful in all areas. The food was very nice and there was plenty of it, it was well presented and the service was efficient and friendly. The reception staff and bar staff were pleasant and helpful. Our room was clean, tidy and comfortable, the bath took a long time to empty but it's not the end of the world because of that. There was an adequate number of TV channels to watch if that is what you want. Some reviewers question the rating system and how did this hotel obtain 3 stars, the difference between 3 & 5 stars is a chasm, based upon facilities. This tosh about dated rooms is exactly that, the furniture in our room was modern but it was fine and was more than adequate. We were staying with a very large party and on the Saturday breakfast was a bit of a crush but we had to be out by a certain time and so most people descended on the dining room at the same time, I defy and hotel no matter how many stars they have to deal with such numbers. The breakfast food itself was very good and plenty of it. The evening meal was very good and presented and delivered by efficient and friendly staff. Overall our stay was a good experience.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Chris V, Manager at Alexandra Hotel, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Thank you for your feedback, it is greatly appreciated
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with friends whilst on a train trip.Staff we're very pleasant and helpful, hotel clean and food very good. The one down side was breakfast on Saturday morning, when at 0730hrs it was chaos, queues very long for hot buffet , items replenished but only small amounts at a time. Today's breakfast was different again , fresh and very enjoyable. If I had been an ordinary guest on Saturday morning I would not of been happy.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Chris V, Manager at Alexandra Hotel, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Thank you, Lindsey, for your feedback and for your comments on our staff, food and cleanliness of the hotel. With regard to the breakfast your group was a rather large group with a deadline to finish breakfast and we were very much aware of the queuing disadvantage and have made plans to reduce queuing in the future. In most cases when we have a full hotel with different groups we tend to stagger their breakfast times in order to minimise queuing. As for the replenishment quantities of hot buffet, we pride ourselves in freshly prepared food with no pre preparation, so there may be a bit of a delay. Once again thank you for your comments.
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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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