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“First class bed and breakfast” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carinbrook Guest House

Carinbrook Guest House
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Carinbrook Guest House
Ranked #3 of 3 Banavie B&B and Inns
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41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“First class bed and breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

We stayed just one night with Heather at her home. She made us very welcome giving us tea and home made cake on arrival. Our rooms were super, very clean and with everything you could possibly need- a real gem of a b&b. A great breakfast the following morning too! Highly recommended.

Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Carol E
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Rochford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

It's hard to add anything to what 'stayfocussed' of Edinburgh and 'FloydsDickieBow' of Cheshire have written -- excellent welcome, tea and cakes; friendly, informative help from Heather and her husband; lovely, comfortable and quiet room; delicious breakfast -- everything was excellent, and it was good value! Ignore 'TonkK95' of Glasgow -- there's always one!

Whilst in Banavie we enjoyed walking along the canal and around the woodland walks near Loch Leven -- flat, easy routes compared to Ben Nevis! We also went to Fort William station to see the steam train, and later rode the diesel train to Malaig for a fraction of the cost but with the same views. For two nights we ate at 'The Moorings' -- good food and an easy walk from the B&B, and on the final night we went to Ben Nevis Inn and enjoyed their food and the live music (see their website for details, and also see my TA review and photos). The icing on the cake was to watch the 'Lord of the Glens' go past the swing bridges and start up 'Neptune's Staircase'

Carinbrook Guest House is an excellent B&B and a good location for walking and lots of other things -- not just climbing Ben Nevis!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank HowieD101
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

We were a group of 6 noisy people who arrived like a whirlwind to disturb the peace of Heather's very comfortable home. We were delighted to be welcomed with tea and home baking which was delicious and plentiful. Heather was a very accommodating, friendly and informative host. The rooms were comfortable, spotless and well equipped and the view of "the Ben" from the lounge window was superb. Breakfast was excellent and Heather provided well for our extremely healthy appetites. We all felt that this B&B offered excellent value for money and we could not fault anything during our all too short two night stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Cheshire, England
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2011

I have stayed at this B&B for the last 10+ years both for business and for leisure purposes and would rather stay here than in many fancy or plain-chain hotels I've had to stay in during my career.

There are very few places on this planet of ours where I feel as comfortable, so welcomed, looked after and as 'at home' as I do here. So I return again and again.

The rooms are immaculate [the standard would give any upmarket hotel a run for it's money] and the views over Ben Nevis stunning [when the Lochaber weather allows]
The home-baking on arrival is plentiful and lovely and the breakfasts really good. Quality local sausages and proper bacon. Last time I knew, Heather made her own live yoghurt for the breakfast buffet and it's thick, creamy and luscious.....

If you happen to be a train buff, then the Jacobite Steam train runs past the house on the other side of the road during season on its way to Glenfinnan [as featured in the Harry Potter film] and then on to Mallaig. Banavie station is a short walking distance from the house if you want to jump on the sprinter service to Mallaig too rather than drive there.

I think you can't go wrong here. In fact it's high time I booked my next stay ......

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank FloydsDickieBow
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Glasgow
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2011

After my breakfast on the first day. I asked for a packed lunch for the following day. It did say that this was an option on the VisitScotland website for this B&B. Heather (the owner) said that they don't do that. Her manner, tone and choice of words as well as that of her husband, is aloof and unhelpful. After all her fuss she did give me a packed lunch.

I stayed in the single room, which was to a good standard. It would have been better if the room was a bit bigger. The B&B is quiet close to the main road. So you can hear the traffic passing. The single room has a loft window looking towards Ben Nevis. Fort William is about 2 miles away.

My stay would have been a lot better if the owners were more welcoming.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank TonyK95
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Additional Information about Carinbrook Guest House

Property: Carinbrook Guest House
Address: Banavie, Fort William PH33 7LX , Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William > Banavie
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Banavie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Carinbrook Guest House Banavie, Scotland

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