Stayed here for three nights recently, and had a nice visit.
Check in is at 4. Don't arrive at 3:00 in the rain thinking you are getting in. Drive on up to the Glencoe Visitor center or to the grocery store in Ballachullish and kill an hour.
After the door is unlocked at 4, check-in is quick and pleasant. The rooms are large, clean, and comfortable. The bathrooms have been nicely refurbished, although (in room 6 at least) the water pressure was barely enough to rinse the shampoo out of ones hair. Views of the loch and mountains were lovely.
The Inn is on the main highway, so there is a bit of traffic noise in the loch-facing rooms during the day, but it wasn't a bother and was not noticeable at all at night. The room did get a little stuffy during the day, however, and opening a window wasn't really a solution as that would let midges in.
Breakfast is from 8-9, and has a decent selection of fruits, breads, pastries, as well as a hot breakfast available. The food is good as is the service.
The hotel does not serve evening meals, so be prepared. Fort William is about a 20 minute drive up the busy highway and has the most selections of restaurants. The Loch Leven Inn is about a mile further down the road and can be walked to (although along the busy highway). It has a decent restaurant and bar. There is a nice new grocery store in Ballachulish about 10 minutes away.
The downstairs lounge is cozy with an evening fire, and the desk clerk on duty will also tend the bar if you want a wee dram to further warm your bones.
It is not the most convenient place to stay, if you're like me and like to walk to and from your meals, but for the money and service, it is hard to fault.
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- Also Known As:
- Creag Mhor Hotel Ballachulish
- Creag Mhor Lodge Ballachulish, Glencoe