We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“What a treat!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
The Lovat, Loch Ness
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fort Augustus
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 November 2013

After a soggy drive from Edinburgh, we arrived after dark at the Lovat. We were met by a very welcoming staff and an even more welcoming roaring fire in their comfortable sitting room. The bedrooms are not what I would call plush, but certainly perfectly well outfitted with comfortable beds and good linens. The bathrooms are wonderful by any standards (including a tv you can watch while soaking in the tub!). What the restaurant lacks in ambiance it makes up for with the food - a wonderful menu with choices varying from local dishes to comfort food. There's a nifty little bar for a "wee dram" which you can take into the sitting room to cozy up by the fire after a long day on Loch Ness. I would highly recommend the Lovat for your trip to Loch Ness - it won't disappoint!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Alden F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (1,261)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

703 - 709 of 1,261 reviews

Reviewed 19 November 2013

We have just stayed for 1 night on the way to the Isle of Skye for a week. I booked after reading reviews on trip advisor and was so glad of our choice. Currently staying in two much more expensive top hotels on Skye so our one night in Lochness was not what we were originally looking forward to. How we were surprised when we got room 6. It is a very large corner room with a large bathroom and very well decorated and for a male couple we always love a super King size bed. Great view’s outside both windows. The staff were super efficient and nothing was too much trouble. We asked for a Long Island Ice tea which wasn’t on the menu but we were given two in one of their drawing rooms before dinner within minutes. First time they had ever made one but delicious none the less. The food was also delicious and we are so glad we choose to eat at the Lovat. If you don’t you are missing out.
The banana Crème brûlée with coconut ice cream was a standout. Currently staying at the Michelin star Kinloch Lodge which is amazing but the Lovat held it’s own. Would highly recommend and price was very reasonable.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank David E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Fabulous stay at The Lovat, friendly staff, lovely rooms, perfectly clean, great food and wine, comfortable seating areas with roaring files and views of Loch Ness, couldn't wish for anything more. Fort Augustus is a perfect base, thanks to all at The Lovat, a great trip.

Room Tip: Views of the Loch so well worth asking for a room with a view
See more room tips
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank AR4CJR2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Stayed just one night on our way further north and deliberately chose this hotel because of previous experience. A warm welcome with even a Welcome Back card in our bedroom and the room as ever spotlessly clean. All the staff are friendly, willing to help and efficient. This hotel stands out for its efforts to do everything it can for the guests and attention to detail is obviously what they strive for. Try it and enjoy it!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank kaybee210
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 November 2013

We had a 2 night stay at The Lovat Hotel. It's a lovely hotel set in an an ideal location. We chose this one as we were taking our dog with us. Our room was in an annexe adjacent to to the main hotel. They provided 2 bowls, a chew stick and a towel for the dog. The room was perfect in size with underfloor heating, including the wet room. We could take our dog into the main hotel in areas with no carpeting only. This included the bar area and drawing room. The staff were welcoming and friendly. Meals were of a high quality. On checking out we were given a homemade cookie each which we thought was a really nice gesture. We will definitely return again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank applejax56
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 November 2013

This is a great hotel, modern mixed with a traditional hotel. Great service, lovely rooms and an easy walk into Fort Augustus.
We stayed in one of the outside rooms, which was very nice, rooms were really warm with the underfloor heating, all very cosy! Would highly recommend this place, we would definitely go back!

  • Stayed: October 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Pippa P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 October 2013

My second trip to The Lovat with my daughter in October 2013 was just as memorable as the first one by myself last year for 10 days - unfortunately only we could only stay 4 nights this visit.
Caroline and her team excelled at every aspect of customer service - you couldn't ask for more from any hotel. And the food - amazing - Sean and his team excel with every plate they produce, and the experience in The Restaurant is one not to be missed - 5 courses of pure indulgence and enjoyment for the palate - to be honest I've never eaten better in any hotel I've stayed at, and I travelled overseas 14 times last year!
The location is amazing with views to Loch Ness from our room (No. 9), and it's easy access to many nearby tourist attractions as long as you have a car.
We made sure we were back at the hotel every night however so we could sample more of Sean's inventive and creative menu.
What more can be said - I'm sure you'll definitely love it at The Lovat as well - enjoy the experience!

Room Tip: Some rooms on Level 1 and 2 have views of Loch Ness
See more room tips
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Jeanette T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Fort Augustus
0.8 mi away
Inch Hotel
Inch Hotel
#2 of 2 in Fort Augustus
624 reviews
6.3 mi away
Glengarry Castle Hotel
Glengarry Castle Hotel
#1 of 2 in Invergarry
751 reviews
5.5 mi away
Glenmoriston Arms Hotel
Glenmoriston Arms Hotel
#1 of 1 in Invermoriston
401 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.6 mi away
Invergarry Hotel
Invergarry Hotel
#2 of 2 in Invergarry
500 reviews
25 mi away
Inverlochy Castle Hotel
Inverlochy Castle Hotel
#3 of 21 in Fort William
633 reviews
18.8 mi away
Cluanie Inn
Cluanie Inn
#1 of 1 in Glenmoriston
299 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Lovat, Loch Ness? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Lovat, Loch Ness

Address: Loch Ness, Fort Augustus PH32 4DU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Loch Ness > Fort Augustus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fort Augustus
Price Range: £97 - £227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lovat, Loch Ness 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Victorian property that delicately balances tradition & contemporary. The dedicated team has a drive & passion to deliver an outstanding visitor experience. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, getaroom.com, Ebookers, HotelQuickly, Evoline ltd, 5viajes2012 S.L. and Cancelon so you can book your The Lovat, Loch Ness reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Lovat, Loch Ness Hotel Fort Augustus
The Lovat, Loch Ness Fort Augustus

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing