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“A disappointing visit, despite the "All Welcome" sign displayed outside.”
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The Moorings Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Banavie
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Reviewed 6 July 2010

We tried to dine here during our sailing holiday on the Caledonian Canal. We were sitting at a table outside as we had our dog with us, but were told we couldn't eat there as staff could not bring food out to us. We then asked if there was anywhere inside where we could eat, but were told this was also not possible. The place did look rather busy, hence the rather "take it or leave it" attitude of the lady behind the bar.
A local couple directed us to The Lochy pub, further down the canal and on the opposite side, where the staff were friendly and welcoming, the food was nice and reasonably priced and we were given the choice of either dining in the public bar area or outside.

Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2010

We moved to the Moorings after having a problem at another hotel near Lochailart. The first thing to say is that we are no strangers to the Moorings having visited for meals on and off for over 6 years. It has always been good quality. This was the first time we have stayed overnight though. After our problems we aimed for the Moorings as a bit of a ‘bolt hole’
We hadn’t booked and just turned up at 7 in the evening. They only had one room left which was a premiere deluxe and we were offered it at a reduced rate.
The room was outstanding with a great view of Ben Nevis and Neptune’s Staircase. (room 24)

Our problem at our previous hotel required a visit from the Police and the hotel staff were very professional in their manner and handling of this. They arranged a quiet spot for us to be interviewed in and held a table beyond last dining room orders. Once that was dealt with we had the most sumptuous meal. It was fine dining at its best with great service and flavours. Top marks to the chef.

Overall a fantastic stay which enabled us to recharge our batteries and continue our Highland tour. We are back in Fort William in September so will be back for another visit.

One footnote to mention is that all this quality and service does come with a price so don’t expect a bargain. You get what you pay for and we thought it was good value. We were not on a budget so it didn’t matter but I think for meals, the pub is cheaper if you are on a budget.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2010

Thoroughly enjoyed a two night stay in the Moorings. As other reviewers have said, the view of Ben Nevis and of Neptunes Staircase was superb. Our room was very comfortable with some thoughtful extras such as the bottled water. The breakfast - YUM! So good! We ate in the hotel and really enjoyed the food - the burger was quite a plateful, perfect after a day's walking!
The staff were very polite and friendly and we will definitely be back.

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Reviewed 5 June 2010

A beautifully situated, comfortable and well run hotel. Highly recommended (esp. Room 9, with amazing view of Neptune's Steps and Ben Nevis).

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 May 2010

Had a 10% discount voucher from our accommodation so ate at The Moorings on our last night in Banavie. With the voucher it was good value and the food was portioned well and tasty. Would suggest that more of the main courses are served with a side order of vegetables for the cost.

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Reviewed 4 May 2010

Perfect hotel to use as a base for exploring the hills and hiking Ben Nevis. The staff were excellent and they all looked after us very well. We've just got back and we're already planning our next visit!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with friends
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stairs27, Director of Sales at The Moorings Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2010

On behalf of the staff and management of the Moorings Hotel I would like to say a big thank you for your kind review on Tripadvisor, so often on review sites it is only the people who wish to complain that will take the time to offer a review. We always try hard to make our guests feel welcome and to ensure they have an enjoyable stay at our hotel, we would be delighted to welcome you back if you should be in the Highlands again.

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Reviewed 4 May 2010

17 friends and family stayed at this hotel for a surprise birthday party. All the staff were extremely helpful and friendly and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Our room was very comfortable and clean with superb views of Ben Nevis. The hotel is situated next to the Caledonian Canal and Neptune's Steps and we all enjoyed early morning strolls along the tow path and watching the boats going through the steps. The food was good, especially the cooked breakfast which set us up for the day. A great hotel in a beautiful area, we will definitely return.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with friends
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stairs27, Director of Sales at The Moorings Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2010

Thank you for your lovely review, we are all delighted that you took the time to post your very positive comments on Tripadvisor. In an industry that sometimes only hears the negative feedback it is great to hear from guests who enjoyed their stay with us and even more delightful to hear you will return. On behalf of all the staff please accept our sincere thanks, it is lovely to know our efforts are appreciated.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Address: Fort William, Banavie, Fort William PH33 7LY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William > Banavie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Banavie
Price Range: £74 - £145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Moorings Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Moorings lies alongside the Caledonian Canal at the famous Neptune's Staircase. One of Fort William's finest establishments, The Moorings offers excellent cuisine and service. With splendid panoramic views of Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor, Moorings Hotel offers comfort and modern facilities. Here, you will receive a warm Highland welcome from friendly staff. The Moorings offers award-winning cuisine in Neptune's Restaurant, using fine Scottish produce, including west coast seafood and Highland game. Bar meals are available in the less formal Upper Deck Lounge Bar, where a range of malt whiskies may be sampled. In the summer, the Mariners Cellar Bar features a nautical theme. The refurbished bedrooms have every modern luxury. The Moorings is an excellent base for touring the romantic West Highlands. We offer all of our guests a complimentary round of golf at Fort William Golf Course and free use of our Fitness Suite. ... more   less 
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