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Holly Tree Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kentallen
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Had a family lunch here today. The food was what I would term, good bar food. Good portions and fair price. Clean and neat, spacious and unhurried. I did however feel that the service was just lacking the touch that would have made it brilliant - a little slow towards the end of the meal and hard to try and get the bill - but it may just have been that the staff were all busy. Generally a fine place and would go back. Great views if you ask for a window table (which we had too)

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

we were touring with our bikes. They allowed us to store our bikes in our room. The room was big with seaview and two chairs to sit on and look at the view. Clean. Lots of DVDs in their DVD library and small swimming pool
A cycle or 20 min walk to any shops etc so you are a bit isolated. Food served at lunch and dinnertime and great views from restaurant
Friendly staff
food is good with lots of local fish
They also have some lodges which look interesting.
If u are touring with car or bike then this is a good stop

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank chris m
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Stayed 2 nights to celebrate a special birthday and we were not disappointed. The staff were all very friendly and attentive. We ate in the bar and in the main restaurant and found the quality and quantity to our liking. If I was to find fault it was with the breakfast which arrived very quickly after ordering and suggested it was not freshly prepared. The rooms were large and very comfortable. We had a ground floor room which had a delightful verandah with stunning views onto the loch. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank pensionerjim
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Just returned from the Holly Tree after a most enjoyable weekend The room was of a very high standard ,clean comfortable with superb views The restaurant too offered delicious food which was plentiful and wholesome.presented by staff who had obviously been well trained in their tasks affording guests carihg service when dining. Overall this hotel is one of the finest we have stayed in for friendly service, comfort, and scenic accommodation Many thanks to all concerned.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank IanAthertonUK
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Summary:

The hotel is converted from the old train station of Kentallen which the owners have maintained the theme and history of the station while having a modern, updated and current hotel at the same time. The hotel offers spacious modern rooms with stunning views and a swimming pool. The hotel is about 5 minute drive from Glencoe, 25-30 minute drive from Fort William and 30 plus minute drive to Oban.

Our Stay:

We stayed two nights in July at the Holly Tree Hotel in one of the standard rooms. All the rooms look onto the stunning picturesque Loch Linnhe and mountainous landscape. The rooms are large, modern and spacious. During our stay was a hot weather spell and we found the rooms could of done with air conditioning or fans to improve sleeping conditions. The rooms have a TV, free Wi-Fi but do not have a safe.

The pool and sauna are pleasant and a nice addition to the hotel.

The restaurant is very good offering some great local cuisine and seafood dishes. If you are not a seafood fan there is plenty of other options to choose from. The breakfast in the morning was enjoyable and you can pick and choose what hot food you want from the menu.

The hotel is very clean and the staff are very friendly and helpful.

There is plenty to do within the surrounding area from castles, landmarks, towns to explore, mountain biking, road cycling, walking, climbing (rock and ice), kayaking, canyoning, skiing in winter and plenty more.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Markw2290
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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

I've never understood who decided a family room is only for 2 adults and 2 children. Our family has 2 adults and 3 children. As a result like almost always we had to book 2 rooms at the holly tree. That's the first negative but not their fault. The rooms were both excellent, as were the facilities and the food. I'm afraid the staff were only superb and for our stay came a close second to the absolutely stunning scenery. Who would have believed that an hotel situated on the edge of a busy A class road could provide such a tranquil setting. When I opened my window (which thankfully wasn't fitted with, and didn't require a safety seal)all I heard was the gentle splash of waves! No traffic noise or rowdy bar louts. Kids loved the pool, and were well catered for food wise. Apparently the chips were best ever! Second negative was I didn't see name tags for staff who I'd have liked to thank by name for their terrific service. 3rd negative was we only stayed for one night. We could have spent another couple of days in area but moved to Hilton coylumbridge which isn't half as good for the same money!! Every days a school day!

Stayed: July 2014
2  Thank lesley70
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Stayed here for a week two weeks ago. What a fantastic place. Great location, fantastic staff and amazing food. If your planning a trip to this area this is a must place to say. Thanks for making our holiday perfect to all concerned.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank chelseaSomerset
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Additional Information about Holly Tree Hotel

Address: Kentallen Pier, Kentallen PA38 4BY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Kentallen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kentallen
Price Range: £94 - £274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holly Tree Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stunning location beside the sea in the West Highlands of Scotland. All twenty bedrooms have wonderful uninterrupted sea views and are fully ensuite with luxurious fittings and furnishings. Bistro lounge serving all day food and award winning seafood restaurant. Swimming pool and Finnish sauna. Well worth a visit. You'll be back! ... more   less 
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