The lodge itself was immaculate which isn't surprising as the previous guests likely left it that way for fear of being charged the £50 housekeeping fee.we also left it spotless,as we don't want to be charged either! It seems guests are expected to clean before they leave which is disappointing as I went on holiday to have a break.I didn't cook properly in the lodge either as I didn't want to have to clean too much! We ate out mostly.I can recommend the cafe in foyers,the food was lovely,&the staff friendly..unlike the woman serving in the whitebridge hotel,she wasn't very welcoming & was busy chatting with someone she obviously knew(& swearing in front of my children) we only discovered when we tried to go for dinner after we first arrived that you can only eat there between 12-2 & 6-8.30.this was too late for the kids. Our holiday was still good as we made trips to fort Augustus & inverness which were excellent. We didn't spend too much time around wild side as it simply wasn't as advertised. We expected lovely private lawns leading onto the shore of the river which none of the lodges have. WiFi shouldn't really be advertised either as we had very little/poor access to it.even when we had a signal it doesn't work! The pictures on the website are very flattering! The staff at wild side however do seem very nice,Jakki the manager was lovely,very friendly & said we could contact her anytime only problem with that is that with no phone signal & little or no chance of WiFi working to use whattsapp we couldn't have contacted her at all. Also, I doubt the hot tub was freshly filled for us & I don't think anyone carried out daily checks on it either which as far as I know they should be as they have been everywhere else we've stayed. Overall it's overpriced considering.. it's probably the most expensive lodge we've stayed in with the poorest standards.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wildside is a small private holiday park of 16 self catering Lodges and log cabins set along a wooded bank of the River Fechlin that flows into Loch Ness at Foyers on the quiet and beautiful South side of Loch Ness, a scenic gem in the Scottish Highlands. Graded 4 Star Excellent quality, by Visit Scotland. Located in the hamlet of Whitebridge, 9 miles from Fort Augustus and 24 miles from Inverness, the Highland capital, with excellent road, rail and air links. 200 Metres from Wildside Highland Lodges is a country pub serving delicious meals. Information packs in the lodges suggest a variety of places to eat out in the area. Wildside is a great place to escape life, it appeals to those who appreciate a haven of peace and tranquility in a wild and natural setting, rich in wildlife, which is yours to enjoy. Wildside offers a choice of seven categories of lodge accommodating from 1-6 people. The Riverside Lodges are all situated along the river and enjoy private lawns to the riverbank. The small One Bedroom Lodges are ideal for couples, situated in the centre of the grounds and are set well apart in large lawns. Guests can wander on the paths to the water's edge where there is a small beach, popular for barbecues, or a picnic on the riverbank. Our luxury Three Bedroom Log Cabins have open views to the mountains and are situated on the fringe of the holiday park in their own private grounds. All our lodges enjoy magnificent river or mountain views through large picture windows. We make pets welcome 2 per lodge in the riverside lodges and one small breed dog per lodge in the three bed and Hot Tub Lodges. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wildside Highland Hotel Whitebridge
- Wildside Highland Lodges Whitebridge, Scotland