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The Lovat, Loch Ness
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fort Augustus
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham, Michigan
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79 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Excellent accommodations and staff”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

You cannot beat The Lovat for an introduction to the beautiful Loch Ness. This is a family-owned hotel and was incredibly well run. I was with a tour group and our dinner service was efficient and non-intrusive. The public rooms are homey, comfortable and nice to unwind in. Rooms were clean with terrific bathrooms. I will return for a longer visit in future.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

A very attractively furnished hotel very close to the centre of Fort Augustus. Good staff, comfortable and spacious communal areas, fine restaurant and good breakfast with a wide choice What more can you want.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Austin, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

A few years ago my wife and I ate in the restaurant at the Lovat Arms and enjoyed it. When we went back to Fort Augustus with another couple we decided to stay here. The restaurant is not the only good part of this hotel. Everyone with whom we came in contact was friendly and helpful. Our room (#15) was comfortable and the spacious bathroom was great. It looked recently remodeled. My wife enjoyed the huge tub. Our friends said their bathroom was not as large as ours but, were compensated with a better view than we had. The staff in the restaurant was prompt and attentive but, not overly so. If you are in town I highly recommend the Lovat.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Schaumburg, Illinois, Usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Staying in Fort Augustus provided us a central location for exploring all of Loch Ness, along with a day trip to Skye, and eastward into the national parks....The Lovat provided us this location, but a whole lot more. Their accommodations were excellent, including nice common areas with fireplaces and a restaurant with very high quality meals.
The staff was not only very helpful, but extremely friendly and interested in assuring that we had a wonderful time! I would definitely go back!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sevenoaks
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Having just come from a variety of hotels in the Outer Hebrides perhaps my judgement was somewhat blurred, but I don't think so.

Caroline runs a tight ship. The staff operate smoothly.

The rooms are first rate as is the food.

It is not cheap but quality isn't.

Room Tip: My wife and I were on the second floor (lift there if needed) overlooking the lawn ( with rabbit...
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

THE place to stay in that part of Scotland, lovely staff, great rooms AND Vegetarian haggis for breakfast! wow , thats a first for me, great hotel....always feel at home here......will return, yet again!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We stayed at The Lovat last weekend with my inlaws. The hotel was really nice. The rooms to services were all excellent standard. Food were amazing. I just love the place. We diffinitely book this hotel again.

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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lovat, Loch Ness 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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