I arrived by car and found the hotel very easy to find - didn't need to use the satnav. Its kinda in a mini-commercial estate with a McDonalds, Brewers Fayre, Morrisons etc. I cant speak of any views as it was raining heavily and blowing a gale both when i arrived and the next day. There were a lot of car parking spaces available which always helps take the edge off the stress after a long drive. I got a nice friendly welcome at reception and check-in was quick and professional. The reception area was small and basic. The room was easy to find and I liked the little messages on doors reminding people to be quiet in the corridors.(Not that the drunk middle-aged woman and her gaggle of friends took the slightest bit of notice of in the early hours). The room was spotless and there was a very large and comfortable bed. The bathroom was also spotless. Overall, the hotel was basic. However, it doesn't pretend to be anything other than a good value, clean but basic hotel. It is the first time I have stayed in a Premier Inn and I felt it was of a similar standard to Travelodges I have stayed in. The pub next door was welcoming and the food provided was of a good standard. It was excellent that they served food up until 10pm as I arrived late and starving. It was a little bit annoying that there was no internal access to the pub so I had to go outside in a severe gale to get to the pub. The breakfast the following morning was plentiful and the staff friendly. I paid £74 for 1 night including breakfast for 2 people. I thought this was a fair enough price for what I got. The boilers broke down overnight which meant no hot water in the morning. When i checked out, I was given an apology and an explanation without having to complain about it. I was told that it had been impossible to get someone out to fix it at short notice. Maybe that is true, maybe it is just that a short notice person cost a lot more. Overall, it was a friendly and welcoming hotel. It was very clean and fixtures and fittings were all of a good standard. It made a good overnight hotel to break up a journey. For the price I paid, for me to have given it 5 stars, I would have wanted there to be some little 'extras'. Also, the boiler breaking down and the lack of hot water was a tad annoying to say the least. So, 4 stars from me.
- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Fort William Hotel Fort William
- Fort William Premier Inn
- Premier Inn Fort William Hotel Scotland