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Clan Macduff Hotel
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Fort William
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We stayed for two nights in July '14. The staff was just super. They were attentive for check-in and were very good as wait staff in the restaurant. We had lots of questions and special requests and we were met with smiles and really positive attitudes. The restaurant selections were pretty good, traditional homey type meals. The decor is dated but very clean. Too far to walk to Fort William but there is plenty of parking at the hotel and in town. The Town itself is very charming.

Room Tip: In the summer, choose a room at the back since the rooms facing the lake are very hot with no AC. T...
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Well we liked it here. Travelling around the highlands and wanted a hotel in Fort William for a night. Yes it could do with some updating, but really clean and comfortable and they obviously try really hard to keep everything in order. Friendly staff. Had a lovely drink in the bar/lounge in the evening over looking the loch. Good breakfast. Our only negative comment would be about the number of laminated signs and instructions in the room/bathroom. We counted 7, a bit excessive. We liked the location being a "bit out of town". Offered good value for money.

Room Tip: We were by the reception entrance on ground floor and were not disturbed. Looked like nice rooms up...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Ground floor room overlooking loch - dated decor
Proved to be too close to the main entrance as the coach load of foreign visitors all sat on step outside our window and they were loud!
We had a bar snack which was ok.
Breakfast served in the dining room (very narrow awkward access with steps) overlooking the loch was also ok
The absolute star in my opinion was Shona behind Reception - she was wonderful, coping calmly with all the many questions from the coach passengers!
Overall this hotel room I felt was expensive

Room Tip: Suggest 1st floor which has a joint balcony outside overlooking the loch
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

My partner and I usually stay in B&B's but since we were on honeymoon we decided to go for hotels. This place really paled in comparison to the lovely hotel we stayed in in Edinburgh, (Rutland) which cost about 15% more per night than the Clan McDuff. I've also stayed in much nicer and cheaper B&B's - although not in Fort William which is a town of tourist prices despite it's depressed high street.

The staff are very nice and helpful. The view is lovely but it's 30-40 minutes walk to the town centre and there's no path by the loch, only a thin pavement next to a relatively busy A-road. The rooms are clean but I think the furniture is from about 1950. Certainly the hairdryer must be one of the first examples of an electric hairdryer ever made and when we put it on it blew the fuse in the wall for it's neighbouring plug socket and the kettle, (which were promptly fixed).

The walls are quite thin here so we've been sleeping using ear plugs most nights. Anyone who has ever lived in a council flat might know what I'm talking about. We can hear the tv in the neighbouring room very clearly. If you're still not awake after that you can go and wash your hands in 55C water from the non-mixer tap in the bathroom - why do these still exist? I have no idea.

There are other little things like there's no fridge, no hair conditioner, no proper coffee etc. I'd say if you want to stay in Fort William, either don't bother with the extra expense of this hotel or stay somewhere closer to the Ben or the town centre. Even better, go and stay somewhere out by Arisaig but do make a trip back to FW to see Mr Ben and go to The Ben Nevis Inn.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

the clan macduff hotel , a great place to use as holiday base , a wonderful location with great views of the loch and lots of parking , we thought the food was great and the drinks good value ,the staff are very friendly and helpfuly , I would be very happy to stay again ,amy &mark

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Stayed here for one night whilst traveling in the Highlands. Quiet location, a couple of miles out of town, so you really need a car if using this as a base. Room spotlessly clean, though decor somewhat dated. Breakfasts served to order rather than buffet style.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Spent two nights herewith three friends. Wonderful location, lots of parking and an ever changing view of the loch. We thought the food was good and the drinks reasonably priced. I would be very happy to return.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Clan Macduff Hotel

Address: Achintore Road, Fort William PH33 6RW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Fort William
#6 Romantic Hotel in Fort William
Price Range: £98 - £152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Clan Macduff Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is a STB 3 Star establishment situated just 2 miles south of Fort William on the A82, overlooking loch Linnhe, with outstanding views of magnificent highland scenery. Well-appointed en-suite bedrooms with colour television, hospitality tray etc. Large choice dinner menu. Delicious bar suppers. Fine selection of malt whiskies. Large car park. This friendly family run hotel is dedicated in providing good quality and value hospitality. Sorry No Pets accepted ... more   less 
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Clan Macduff Fort William
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Clan Macduff Hotel Fort William, Scotland

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