This 3 star hotel excells at what it sets out to do. No spas, massages, pools or other expensive trimmings but good clean, well appointed accomodation. There is a large dinning room, a comfortable lounge and a bar which attracts outsiders. Prices are set at a very reasonable £40 B&B plus £22.50 for dinner but this is reduced dramatically to £50 D, B&B for stays of more than 3 nights. Bar prices are the fairest in town with all beers (cask ales) and Guinness priced at £2.50 a pint.
Our room was small but we were the last booking. This was compensated for by a good sized, newly appointed bathroom, not just a shower room.
During our 5 nights we were entertained variously by a saxophonist, folk violinists and a rendition of Robbie Burnes in true Scots vernacular. Chris the co-owner seems to have an endless source of musician friends.
No complaints but one suggestion. There could be more maps and guide books available for guests to peruse in the lounge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This traditional Highland Hotel has been run by MacLellans of Mallaig Bheag since 1978. Over the last 30 years the Caledononian Hotel has built up a large number or visitors who stay at least once a year. The Caledonian Hotel is an ideal base to visit the rest of the Highlands. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Caledonian Hotel Fort Augustus, Loch Ness