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“Great Hotel, Fantastic Food”
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The Lime Tree
Ranked #8 of 21 Hotels in Fort William
Certificate of Excellence
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great Hotel, Fantastic Food”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Really nice hotel; friendly atmosphere. Well equipped rooms and unusually for a Scottish hotel - wifi access in the bedrooms.
The restaurant is however the jewel in the crown. Think I tried most dishes on the menu over the 3 nights and I was never disappointed. The dishes are exciting without being pretentious. I loved the use of local ingredients, and the portions were quite adequate even after long days bagging Munros.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Just returned from a weekend at the Lime Tree. Fantastic stay, breakfast lovely with great selection to choose from. All staff very friendly. Location perfect, 2 minutes walk into town. Our room had a dream of a view. A beautiful hotel with splendid facilities, would love to have an excuse to return soon.

Room Tip: For the view room 4, also great bed and plenty of space.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Spent a night here last week. Nice friendly welcome, was even shown to the room rather than the usual directions you're given. Huge comfortable bed and decent bathroom. There was an odd few quirks, the power outlets were at skirting board level, the kettle cord didn't reach so i had to sit the kettle on the floor to make coffee. However a decent courtesy tray with shortbread made up for that. The lounges with comfy sofas and open coal fires were very inviting and relaxing at the end of the day. Breakfast was a delight, a good selection, all freshly prepared by the chef in the kitchen open to the dining room.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Burwood East, Australia
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Our family of seven from Australia had a great time at the Lime Tree, the rooms were comfortable with all amendies great. The food was fantastic and really top chefs work here. Breakfast was fantastic and the children had a great time eating there way through the menu. The staff were always helpful and gave us some great tips on the area and where to visit.

Room Tip: all rooms visited were excellent
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Happily The Lime Tree is quite close to the end of the WHW and the wonderful girl at reception produced the requested Gin and Tonic with understanding and speed!!!

The room was delightful; we liked the arty decor and loved the working window shutters. They have an excellent menu - everything we had was absolutely delicious and the chef was kind enough to discuss his menu - and how he made the rosemary and bay icecream (yummy) Overall, the decor, service and food were excellent and we would definitely choose the Lime Tree the next time we are in the area.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

I find it unbelievable that The Lime Tree has ANY negative reviews, let alone so many!

Stayed here fairly recently and rate it as possibly the best £85 we've spent on accommodation. The proprietor dealt with us, highlighting that he was covering for his wife. He was pleasant and made us feel welcome.

Our room was a good size, modern and tastefully decorated. Expense didn't appear to have been spared. This appeared to be the case throughout; very tasteful with a relaxed vibe.

We bumped into the proprietor a couple of times during the stay and we found him very relaxed and genuinely friendly. He showed us round the hotel, including a look around his art gallery.

As it worked out, we didn't have dinner in the hotel. However, we regretted this after having breakfast in the lovely dining room. The food was fresh, well presented and the proprietor was on hand to deal with orders, chat to guests etc, whilst the chef was there cooking food to order. My partner had a full, cooked Scottish breakfast and I had a lightly toasted bread with mozzarella, tomato and basil in a light dressing. It was perfect! Teas, coffees, juices, continental breakfast ingredients etc were available in abundance, all fresh ingredients and freshly prepared.

The location is perfect, a couple of minutes walk from the Main St. where the bars, cafés and shops etc are to be found.

We plan to return to Fort William in the near future to climb Ben Nevis and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else! We'll definitely dine in the Lime Trees charming little restaurant this time. Can't wait...

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2013 via mobile

We found the Lime Tree to be a great way to finish the West Highland Way. Service, food and room ( 2 double beds and en suitebathroom) were all excellent. We thought that the meal was the best we had eaten on the whole trail ( about 95 miles ) ans we would recommend the restaurant to anybody as a treat when finishing the trail, even if you're not staying at the Lime Tree.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Lime Tree
Address: Achintore Road, Fort William PH33 6RQ, Scotland
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:
#4 Family Hotel in Fort William
#5 Romantic Hotel in Fort William
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lime Tree 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lime Tree in the 1850 former Church Manse, is a 3 star Small Hotel, a fantastic Art Gallery and arts studio and an award winning fresh food Restaurant AA Two Rosette and Silver Eat Scotland Award overlooking Loch Linnhe in the centre of Fort William - the 'Outdoor Capital of the UK.' ... more   less 
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