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Glentower Lower Observatory Guesthouse
Ranked #16 of 111 Fort William B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“lovely B & B”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

stayed here for one night without booking in advance , from the moment we arrived we were made very welcome , we asked what time breakfast was as we had to be at the station early to book on to the jacobite train experience , they were very accomodating and let us have breakfast a bit earlier so we could get away on time , we were only sorry that we didnt have more time at the hotel , the staff were very friendly and the breakfast was lovely , definitely recommend it ,

Room Tip: room 3 was overlooking the loch with 2 lovely chairs to sit and watch the world and birds go by , ve...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Very nice b&b owners were very friendly and inviting , cooked breakfast was excellant which we had both days we stayed :) Room was fantastic very clean and had everything we needed and was very quite . Its location was fantastic for us as we were there too climb Ben Nevis and Glenn Nevis which was only 5 mins drive from the b&b :D . Also the view from our room out onto the Loch was fantastic :)
Was an all round very nice b&b would recommend too all too stay in :D

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Elk Grove, California, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Stayed in Room 6. Bed was comfortable and room was quiet. Bathroom was very large with heated floors and heated towel rack. Loved the chocolates on arrival. Breakfast selection was excellent. Loved the porridge and having my own pot of hot chocolate.
Friendly staff made us feel welcome.
Excellent location for running along the loch and less than ten minutes to the Ben Nevis trailhead.
Wifi was good from the room.
Location was convenient to walk to restaurants and shopping.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Very friendly owners and an excellent cooked breakfast in a lovely large dining room. Make sure you take a seat in the circular turret corner of the room! Bedroom was in a separate building next door which was newly furnished however the room was a bit small. Bathroom was too small to change in but bed was comfy and room was quiet. Would return again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the original building!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2013 via mobile

Located just at the end of Fort William itself overlooking the water. Well maintained and welcoming hosts make this a pleasant base for exploring locally. The steam train station is only ten minutes walk away through the town. Ample parking, large clean and tidy rooms with great views and a good breakfast served by friendly staff make this a recommnded stay from us.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013

but still close to everything in Fort Wiliam. Fort William is a small town, so I guess it´s peaceful and quiet almost everywhere.

If you arrive with bus or train, it takes about 10 - 15 minutes to walk here, take the pedestrian street High Street, and walk on to you pass the roundabout, then continue for 2-3 minutest. You will not miss it.

I really enjoyed my stay here. Good service and clean and comfy room.

Only thing on the negative side, was that I stayed in the annex building next to the main building, and the room was towards the back of the house so I had no view. Also the wifi connection was a littlebit unstabel at times.

Breakfast was nice, and you have several choices to choose from.

Would be glad to stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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San Diego, California
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113 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Looking for a nice hotel or guesthouse near Fort Wiliams, Glentower Lower Observatory became our choice. The guesthouse is located at the beginning of Fort Williams coming from Glencoe, close to the town itself, but not in the town, so you easily can walk to the nice seafood restaurant Crannog (highly recommended!!) or High St.. The Tower room upstairs is a perfect choice to overlook Loch Linnhe and has a beautiful little gazebo like tower part of the room where you can sit, have a tea and indulge yourself with a view over the Loch! Bathroom and bed were very good, just space in teh wardrobe isn't that plenty.

Room Tip: Tower Room upstairs with a view on Loch Linnhe!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Glentower Lower Observatory Guesthouse
Address: Achintore Road, Fort William PH33 6RQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
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Ranked #16 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Fort William
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Glentower Lower Observatory Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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