Mingary Castle, former stronghold of the MacIans of Ardnamurchan, has been recently restored and is a now a luxurious hotel. It has four unique suites sleeping a total of 10 and offers castle guests a 10 course tasting menu in the grand dining room. Well placed to explore The Ardnamurchan Peninsula and also for the ferry from Kilchoan to Tobermory on The Isle of Mull.
Arisaig House is a fine Victorian Country House built in 1864 now run by the family as a luxurious Hotel/Guest House. The luxurious bedrooms have splendid power-showers, fluffy towels and a generous selection of luxuries. A typical bedroom will have its share of views: the rose garden, the woodland garden beyond, and to the sea and maybe an island or two. Arisaig House also hosts a restaurant specialising in local produce. A good base to simply relax, or to explore The Road to The Isles or visit Mallaig to take a ferry to Knoydart, The Isle of Skye or The Small Isles.
The Invergarry Hotel is located centrally between Fort William and Fort Augustus at the start of the A87 to Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye. The hotel was built in 1885, being a former stage coach inn, and is steeped in history and oozes character. There are several local walks along the banks of The River Garry and The Glengarry Native pinewoods are also nearby where there is always a chance of seeing a crested tit.
The Moorings Hotel is just five minutes drive from Fort William town centre situated on the banks of The Caledonian Canal by Neptune's Staircase. The four star hotel has 32 individually designed rooms which capture the sense of the Scottish Highlands. The hotel has a popular bistro restauarant serving locally sourced Scottish cuisine and has an informal, relaxed lounge bar in which to relax and enoy a wee dram. Well situated to explore the Fort william area there are also several easy walks from the door along the Caledonian Canal.
Kilcamb Lodge Hotel is a small, luxury 4 star Country House Hotel situated on the shores of Loch Sunart by the village of Strontian. Well placed to explore Morvern and the Ardnamurchan Peninsula as well as the Atlantic Oakwoods at Ariundle. The nearby Garbh Eilean wildlife hide is a good place to look for otters on Loch Sunart, though you may also have good chances of seeing otters closer to the hotel at the head of Loch Sunart. Kilcamb Lodge also boasts an award winning 2 rosette seafood and brasserie restauarant. The hotel welcomes pets.
Glengorm Castle was built in 1860 and sits on a headland north of Tobermory. The castle, which is still a family home, offers five roomsand guests have full use of the main hall, library and dining room. An ideal location for those seeking peace and a rural retreat. There are many lovely walks in the nearby, and marsh fritillary butterflies and slender scotch burnet moths have been recorded in the locality. Tobermory is also close by offering a wide range of dining opportunities.
The Smiddy House offers four individually designed ensuite rooms and is graded 4 star gold by Visit Scotland. Russell's restaurant has been awarded 2 AA rosettes for the last 10 years and specialises in local produce. The Commando memorial is a mile away and there are a number of local walks around Spean Bridge including The Wee Minister and The High Bridge walk. The Parallel Roads in Glen Roy National Nature reserve are a 15 minute drive away towards Roy Bridge and are well worth a visit if you are interested in learning about the geology of The Highlands.
The Glenspean Lodge Hotel is a small luxury hotel set within five acres of landscaped gardens and woodland, againgst a stunning Highland backdrop. Just two miles east of Roy Bridge and within easy reach of both The Glen Roy Parallel Roads NNR and Creag Meagaidh NNR the hotel is a great base to explore both the Cairngorms and Ben Nevis areas. It is also well known for its award-winning AA Rosette restaurant, Nevis View and has over 100 whiskies available in The Mackintosh lounge bar.
Inverlochy Castle Hotel is a luxurious Country House Hotel with 18 rooms set withing private grounds 4 miles north of Fort William. As well as enjoying the relaxed, tranquil atmosphere of a bygone era you can also enjoy fine dining at 'Albert and Michel Roux Jr at Inverlochy Castle', an AA 3 Red Rosette restaurant. As well as offering traditional country sports, Inverlochy Castle Hotel is also well positioned to explore The North Face of Ben Nevis, or enjoy a more tranquil walk in Glen Nevis, maybe to An Steall falls, one of the finest short walks in Scotland.
The Isles of Glencoe Hotel & Leisure Centre nestles on the shores of Loch Leven a short distance from Ballachulish and the village of Glencoe. The hotel offers some 59 rooms and has a leisure centre with a swimming pool on site. There are a number of walks nearby including the Brecklet Trail and The Glencoe Lochans. There are also a number of operators nearby offering boat trips on Loch Leven.
The Alexandra Hotel is located in the centre of Fort William and is well situated to explore the town and local area. The hotel has 93 warm and cosy ensuite rooms, a choice of two restaurants and comfortable lounge and bar area. The nearby shores of Loch Linnhe offer good chances of seeing otter and, slightly further afield, Glen and Ben Nevis provide a great opportunity for walking and other wildlife spotting.
The Cluanie Inn is set in the remote and beautiful valley of Glen Shiel on the A87 road to The Isle of Skye. The Hotel has 13 ensuite bedrooms and serves traditional Scottish food in its lounge and whisky bar. Ideally located for exploring the outdoors, with some spectacular hills and 21 munros in the local area including Glen Shiel Ridge, Five Sisters of Kintail, Aonach air Chrith and A'Chrolaig.
The Spean Bridge Hotel is home to The Commando Exhibition as well as being well placed to visit The Commando Memorial. The hotel is in the centre of Spean Bridge and offers some 26 rooms ranging from single, double, triple and family rooms as well have having some chalets to the rear. There are several walks nearby, including the High Bridge walk, Killiechonate woodlands and the Wee Minister.
The Stronlossit Inn is in the centre of Roy Bridge and as well as offering comfortable accommodation, offers a wide range of real cask ales sourced from across Scotland. Well known locally and regionally for its range of cask beers, three of which are on tap daily, The Stronlossit Inn is listed in The Good Pub Guide and is approved by Cask Marque and CAMRA. There are aso some great walks locally through the woodlands on the banks of The River Spean and The Stronlossit Inn is also well placed to explore The National Nature Reserves at Glen Roy and Craig Meagaidh.
The Imperial Hotel in the centre of Fort William offers some splendid views of Loch Linnhe and surrounding hills. This Best Western hotel has 35 well appointed rooms, each with their own character and charm. Well positioned to explore Fort William and the local area as well as further afield in Lochaber. Many of the rooms have views over loch Linnhe where you may spot common and grey seal, harbour porpoise as well as the occasional otter.
The Lime Tree An Ealdhain Hotel is a small hotel with award winning restaurant and an art gallery on the west end of Fort William. The hotel has 9 rooms, all ensuite with bath or shower. Loch LInnhe is just across the road, and the shoreline along the promenade to Fort William is a good place to look out for otters!
The Strontian Hotel is a small family run hotel on the shores of Loch Sunart in the village of Strontian. Offering a luxurious bed and breakfast experience in 6 ensuite rooms with a cosy bar serving whiskies and local dishes. Well placed for exploring The Ardnamurchan Peninsula with walks from the door in the woodlands around Strontian. As well as otters on Loch Sunart you may be lucky enough to spot the elusive American Black Duck which has been seen in the vicinity in recent years.