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“Great value winter break” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Spean Bridge
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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112 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“Great value winter break”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2012

We booked a dinner bed & breakfast package which was great value. The room we had was nothing special but the view of the Loch was great. The service was good, albeit a couple of the public rooms were a bit chilly (it was January!). Evening meals were very good even when the restaurant was quiet. Recommended.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank JB30
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Manager L, Manager at Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 21 November 2012
Dear JB30,
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us last January. You will find our lounge area to be a lot warmer than last year as we now have an open log fire of which creates fantastic heat and the best ambiance whilst relaxing.

We have also refurbished the bedroom you stayed in last year of which is now beautifully decorated with panoramic loch views.

You should come back and stay with us and enjoy some of the new features at the Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel.

Best regards

The Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel

PS:- You should come and stay with us on our Christmas package.
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Nairn, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

The staff are young, friendly and yes, happy! They seem to have stepped back to make a study of what works and what guests are looking for - and got it right.

Other high point of our short break was the wonderful food, full marks to the chef and well done, you got the lighting right in the dining room creating an intimate, cosy atmosphere.

Our room (new, stylish furniture and décor and immaculate en-suite) overlooked the loch, we sleep with the window open a wee bit so in the morning I woke to the gentle lapping of the water at the edge of the loch and lay in my bed watching the early mist rolling off the hills - bliss.

Be aware that there's not much going on around the hotel (free pool table though!), apart from strolling down to the loch-side to practise our stone-skimming skills, we were happy to relax in the hotel, managed to wrap up and sit outside on the sun-deck until the sun went behind the hill and the temperature plummeted. Found the public rooms a wee bit on the chilly side for us during the day but once the open fire was lit (spectacularly with a gas torch!) we were fine.

Another one for the 'short break' short list - get a great deal through easy-breaks.com (am I allowed to do that?). We usually shy away from 3-star hotels, but better this great wee place, than an indifferent 4-star hotel.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank McTufty
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Manager L, Manager at Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 21 November 2012
Thank you for your kind review and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.

I will pass your kind comments onto our Team.

Best regards

The Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel

PS:- You should come and stay with us at New Year. We have a fantastic package and only one room left.
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Aberdeenshire
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42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

What a gem this is! We stayed 4 days/3 nights - from Friday until Monday, and enjoyed every single moment in the hotel. The setting is wonderful - lochside, with icecapped mountains all around, and the superior room we had upgraded to had two large windows to take full advantage of the scenery. The staff were just wonderful - so pleasant and friendly, and so attentive too. Sharon and Cat really did seem to tuen their hands to every task required, and seemed to put in 18 hour days too. Food was just incredible, and way above the standard we had been expecting - the chef was outstanding. The owners will have to watch he is not poached for somewhere more high profle, as he is clearly exceptional. This was the first time I have ever seen such a choice of breakfasts - as well as the full scottish and all the cereals etc, etc, there were Eggs Benedict, Smoked Haddock and Poached Eggs, Scrambled Eggs wiht Salmon, French Toast..... Dinners were divine, and an amazing choice of around 6/7 startres, 20+ mains, and about 6/7 desserts - spoilt for choice indeed. Our large room was really well kitted out and decorated beautifully, and snuggy warm, thanks to an additional heater as well as the radiator. There are several public areas to lounge around in, and a super roaring fire, pool table, dart board, large TVs - all just perfect for relaxing after such wonderful dinners. Outside there is a massive decking area, which I can imagine would be truly lovely to sit on - but perhaps not in November! The hotel are promoting excellent Wedding packages, and they really deserve to be successful with thse, judging by the wonderful welcome we received and the attention to detail which was made by everyone there. I will be booking to return again for sure.

Room Tip: A room with a view is a must - as the scenery is spectacular!
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Larsonsmummy
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Manager L, Manager at Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 21 November 2012
Dear Larsonsmummy,
Thank you for your review.

I am delighted that you had a great stay at the Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel.

I will pass your kind comments onto our Team.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel.

Best regards

Donald Allan

PS:- You should stay with us this Christmas!!
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2012

We only stopped by chance for lunch on the way to Ullapool but we were blown away by the welcome, the view and the lovely comforting food. The staff consisted of one guy, it wasn't very busy, and he could not have been nicer. We were sorry not to have had the chance to stay longer.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Torsten65
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Manager L, Manager at Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 21 November 2012
Thank you for your review.

The Letterfinlay is the ideal place to stop whilst travelling north.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us. Hopefully you will be able to stay the night with us next time and enjoy a drink in front of our open fire.

Best regards

The Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

Upon our arrival we were greeted with a friendly welcome and shown to our room and this great service continued throughout our stay.Our room was spotless,very well presented and had everything we could possibly need during our stay.Our room opened onto a decked balcony with superb views over the loch which were particularly nice to wake up to in a morning. In the restaurant the staff and food were both superb wether it be breakfast or dinner. All in all a nice stay and wouldn't hesitate stopping here again.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank A_Cable_Guy
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Manager L, Manager at Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 21 November 2012
Dear David H,
Thank you for your review and your kind comments.

We are glad that you enjoyed to your break at the Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel.

I will pass your kind comments onto my Team.

Best regards

The Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel

PS:- You should come back for Christmas!!
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

we popped into this hotel a few years ago for a pint and were blown away by the location and views over the loch and onto the hills. So we stayed on way to Plockton with family, the rooms were really lovely heading into 4 star maybe! Breakfast fab except cold coffee but dinner was disappointing, over priced for the quality of main course and sweets but some lovely touches with home made chocolates and scottish tablet with coffee.

Staff were superb!

Room Tip: family room was great and the rooms in the annex looked great but only say the dog friendly room whi...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank cburg46
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Manager L, Manager at Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 27 October 2012
Dear cburg46

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel.

We really appreciate the kind words regarding our rooms and staff.

Regarding the cold coffee, I have since had all of our coffee equpiment looked at, to insure this does not happen again.

Thank you for sharing your opinion on the value of our main courses and desserts. We take your comments onboard but I have to say the majority of guests comments have been to the contrary. I would be delighted if you could contact me directly to discuss this in more detail, your feedback could help us improve for the future.

We hope to welcome you back to Letterfinlay soon.

Best Regards

Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel
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Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

Had a fantistic stay here, amazing views, all the staff are very friendly and helpful, rooms are very cormfortable, breakfast and dinner were amazing, price is very resonable for dbb, would highly recomend the hotel

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Yvonne M
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Manager L, Manager at Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, 21 November 2012
Dear Yvonne M,
Thank you for your review.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our food to be fantastic.

I will pass your kind comments onto my Team.

We look forward to seeing you again at the Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel.

Best regards

The Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel

PS:- We have some excellent winter offers for December & January.
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Property: Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel
Address: Loch Lochy | Fort William, Spean Bridge PH34 4DZ, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Spean Bridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Spean Bridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel rests on the banks of Loch Lochy only 15 minutes from Fort William and boasts breathtaking views over the Great Glen. Watch the world sail by from our panoramic sundeck whilst enjoying the freshest produce and locally landed seafood carefully hand-cooked by our award-winning team of chefs. Retire in the evening to our cozy bedrooms, many of which have magnificent views over the loch. ... more   less 
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