(Glencoe (Ballachulish)) 3 3 Star:
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- Located on the shores of Loch Linnhe
- Free parking
- Two golf courses nearby
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The Ballachulish Hotel commands an utterly stunning position on the shores of Loch Linnhe, at the foot of the glorious Glencoe. This historic Highland hotel surrounds you with lush countryside, dramatic mountain scenes and an ambience of tranquil calm.
This magnificent location is perfectly complemented by the classic Scottish decor and homely feel of the Ballachulish Hotel. From the roaring log fires and the historical architecture to the friendly staff and comfortable furnishings, everything at the Ballachulish Hotel has been well designed for a peaceful and romantic escape from the stresses of daily life.
In your traditionally decorated guest room at the Ballachulish Hotel you will find your own secluded haven away from the hustle and bustle. Many hotel rooms offer lovely views of the loch, whilst all of the guest rooms are complete with a large bed, en-suite, TV and refreshments tray.
As a guest at the Ballachulish Hotel you can also make use of onsite parking, room service and dine in the splendid Bulas Bar & Bistro. With a hearty breakfast, quick sandwiches and 3 courses of local favourites the hotel’s restaurant is the perfect place to dine morning, noon and night.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Room Service Not 24hr: Yes
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Ground Floor Rooms
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Name: FORT WILLIAM
- Distance: 12 miles
- Name: GLASGOW
- Distance: 85 miles
- Cots/Cribs Free: No
- Baby Listening
- Baby Sitting
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Children's Menu available
- Pets Allowed Cost: £10.00 per night
- Nearest Rail Name: Fort William Distance: 12 miles
- Nearest Airport Name: Glasgow Distance: 85 miles
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SuperBreak Customer Rating
- Overall: SuperBreak Overall Rating: 4.0 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
- Sleep: SuperBreak Sleep Rating: 3.8 out of 5
- Breakfast: SuperBreak Breakfast Rating: 3.5 out of 5
- Staff: SuperBreak Staff Rating: 4.5 out of 5
- Location: SuperBreak Location Rating: 4.8 out of 5
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 1287 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Stay Date: 01/08/2008, a customer from LANARK who stayed in this hotel wrote this review.
Room very small and dark. Evening meal in hotel restaurant was very good, but breakfast food was luke-warm and poor quality. See more
Room very small and dark. Evening meal in hotel restaurant was very good, but breakfast food was luke-warm and poor quality. Collapse
Overall Hotel Rating: 2 out of 5
- Destination: 4 out of 5
- Sleep: 2 out of 5
- Breakfast: 1 out of 5
- Staff: 4 out of 5
- Ballachulish Hotel: 4 out of 5
Stay Date: 06/04/2007, a customer from Lancashire who stayed in this hotel wrote this review.
The facilities for children at the sister Hotel the Isles of Glencoe were very handy, we enjoyed the swimming pool and the adventure playground. Another great day out not too faraway was Sealife, and great value for money for children was pottery pa… See more
The facilities for children at the sister Hotel the Isles of Glencoe were very handy, we enjoyed the swimming pool and the adventure playground. Another great day out not too faraway was Sealife, and great value for money for children was pottery painting in the cafe for one pound only. The scenery around the Isles of Glencoe Hotel was spectacular and we had a lovely walk around the loch. Collapse
Overall Hotel Rating: 4 out of 5
- Destination: 5 out of 5
- Sleep: 4 out of 5
- Breakfast: 4 out of 5
- Staff: 4 out of 5
- Sea Life Centre: 4 out of 5
Short Break in Ballachulish
Stay Date: 06/04/2007, a customer from RICHMOND who stayed in this hotel rated this hotel.
Overall Hotel Rating: 5 out of 5
- Destination: 5 out of 5
- Sleep: 4 out of 5
- Breakfast: 5 out of 5
- Staff: 5 out of 5
- Pier House, Port Appin: 5 out of 5
Autumn Colours Of Scotland
Stay Date: 07/11/2006, a customer from Northampton who stayed in this hotel wrote this review.
We did a round tour from Ballachulish through Glen Coe, Tyndrum, Killin, Pitlochry,Dalwhinnie, Spean Bridge and back to Ballachulish. Glen Coe was awesome with an air of forboding and the bleakness of Rannock Moor Followed later by the Fantastic scen… See more
We did a round tour from Ballachulish through Glen Coe, Tyndrum, Killin, Pitlochry,Dalwhinnie, Spean Bridge and back to Ballachulish. Glen Coe was awesome with an air of forboding and the bleakness of Rannock Moor Followed later by the Fantastic scenery of Lock Tay Collapse
Overall Hotel Rating: 5 out of 5
- Destination: 5 out of 5
- Sleep: 5 out of 5
- Breakfast: 4 out of 5
- Staff: 5 out of 5
- House of Braur: 4 out of 5
Really nice stay
Stay Date: 03/2018, Lavin0 wrote this review.
Myself and my wife stayed in this hotel with our two dogs the staff were very friendly first of all very good with the dogs. The room we were in was clean and tidy and bed was very comfortable bath shower was nice. The only thing I would say I was ab… See more
Myself and my wife stayed in this hotel with our two dogs the staff were very friendly first of all very good with the dogs. The room we were in was clean and tidy and bed was very comfortable bath shower was nice. The only thing I would say I was abit disappointed in was I ordered steak for dinner the second night we were there which I was unpressed with but the food was great the steak let it down though. Overall stay was great would I come back yes definitely would recommend Collapse
Jewel in the Highlands
Stay Date: 03/2018, Sue D wrote this review.
If you have never been to this hotel, then you really should. It has old world charm by the bucket load, yeah, the stairs creak but you wouldn't be surprised to see Harry Potter and Hermione on the way to your room. We had a feature double room with … See more
If you have never been to this hotel, then you really should. It has old world charm by the bucket load, yeah, the stairs creak but you wouldn't be surprised to see Harry Potter and Hermione on the way to your room. We had a feature double room with a supersoft king size bed, an en-suite that had a shower big enough for two and a 'New England' feel to it with the colourwash cladding and pastel walls. The jewel in this room's crown however, was the stunning loch and snowcapped mountains view that we woke up to each morning. With easy chairs at the window, you could sit and relax with a book, or just take in the scenery, a very comfortable room. The quality of food in the restaurant was Michelin star worthy, but somehow the chef has been overlooked, superb choice at both breakfast and in the evening. Getting dressed up was optional, unfortunately my hubby and I were the only two opting for that, everyone else was more relaxed in casual attire and walking boots, but we weren't made to feel out of place. The staff were all so helpful, polite and also had a sense of humour, Angela on reception made sure our check in and out was hassle free and Luar in the dining room pulled out my chair like a true gentleman. Trust me, if you overlook this excellent accommodation, you'll live to regret it. Collapse
Ballachulish Hotel 2 miles from Ballachulish
Stay Date: 03/2018, Westcoastcol wrote this review.
This is an old hotel and ‘wages’ books are in one of the lounge showing how far back it goes. It is two miles from Ballachulish and is pretty much underneath the Ballchulish Bridge – think the hotel came first – it is not very well signposted coming… See more
This is an old hotel and ‘wages’ books are in one of the lounge showing how far back it goes. It is two miles from Ballachulish and is pretty much underneath the Ballchulish Bridge – think the hotel came first – it is not very well signposted coming from Glencoe end, we only saw one and it was dirty so couldn’t really make it out, anyway, its on the Oban road under the bridge. It is about 12 miles from Fort William and 30’ish from Oban, nice drives to both. The hotel has been extended and designed to make the shape the same as the original but in cream. It has ample free off road parking and other areas to park next to the road. Our room had a view of a hill, snow on the top of it and the car park, woken up to worse views that’s for sure. The views from the dining room and no doubt front facing bedrooms is very picturesque, Loch Leven, Loch Linnhe (depending on which side of the bridge you look) and the hills, oh and the green metal bridge. The hotel seems to be the hub for Trekkers, hikers, skiers etc, all the outdoor types. The floors, even in the newer bit, are creaky and noisy or maybe it was just an elephant in the room above us but we were woken up a few times. The room was nice enough, could do with a bit of TLC but clean and tidy, the bed was very much a king size but the mattress was a bit hard for us as were the pillows. A couple of comfy chairs in the corner, TV, tea and coffee making facilities and bathroom with in bath shower. Staying over the weekend but they only provided one small shampoo and one small bottle of bath gel and that was it, luckily were brought our own. Toilet roll ran out and had to go down to ask for some, perhaps housekeeping not as good as it should be. The taps are old fashioned but functional, shower was also a bit old. Curtains in the room had a ripped lining and stained, looks like its due to being resting on the radiator. When trying to fill the bath the water just didn’t get hot, seemed no real reason and was about to contact reception but noticed a switch on the wall in the room with two buttons, heat on and heat off, I had originally thought this was for the radiator but also no, it was for the hot water, not told about this, and it switches off after a while so you have to make sure its on before you attempt a shower or bath. There is access to Wifi, good signal throughout the hotel. As it is an old hotel there is no lift but the extended part does have ground floor rooms so can be accessed through the car park fire door ramp. Access to the hotel is gained through the ground floor but does have steps, maybe 6 onto the original level, I didn’t notice a wheelchair lift but not to say there wasn’t one. So access would be outside and walk round to the hotel front door where there are small steps. The dining room is quite large and the seats are filled up along the window, and why not the view across the loch is fantastic, we were there with snow on them thar hills, picture postcard. Have to say the tables were sticky and needed more than a cloth clean, the top of the chair backs are in need of some work, ie deep clean. The menu is good and the food is excellent, staff friendly and attentive most of the time, I stopped eating at one point to make sure I had my wine before I had finished, took a while. There is free access to fitness facilities, swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna in the sister hotel, Isles of Glencoe, however this is two miles away, bit far to wander in flip flops and towelling robe, 5 minute drive. Didn’t use it, but looked at the hotel, nice. There is a residents lounge, big lounge, with a roaring log fire and all sorts of antiques and local information, even a grand piano with a 40 inch TV on it, looks out of place but hey ho. Comfy big sofas to relax on and chill out. There is a library room too, well when I say library, it has a glass fronted case with some books in, but again lovely comfy chairs and sofa to chill out on, have a chat etc. Has a large fire place with a small imitation log fire with plastic logs, sort of spoils it a bit. Décor otherwise is great and in keeping with the period of the hotel, we even had a visit from Diego, black cat with white paws, awwwww. The bar is quite small considering the size of the hotel, it links onto the restaurant, I’ll say it again, food is excellent, and counted 14 seats, that’s it, so best bet is to get your drink and relax in front of the big real log fire in the lounge. Good selection of wines and goes without saying some nice Scotch. Breakfast is buffet style and not a great lover of buffet breaky I was nicely surprised, fresh and not dried out, tattie scones, bacon, sausage – square and link – eggs etc, plenty of the healthy choices too, cranberry, orange and apple juice (don’t like any) and water available. It would be nice to be able to walk around the loch but no footpaths, the only walks are if you head into the wilds and we were not kitted out for that, nice as it would have been. Would I stay again, if it were down to the food, most certainly yes, but otherwise no, not really my cup of tea and needs some TLC to bring it up to scratch, but enjoyed our short stay. Collapse
Great blend of character and value
Stay Date: 03/2018, Jim F wrote this review.
Come wedding anniversary time we generally head to Glencoe and traditionally stay at The Kingshouse but with it being a building site at present (and I'm really apprehensive about the refurb) we got a great deal at the Ballachulish where we have stay… See more
Come wedding anniversary time we generally head to Glencoe and traditionally stay at The Kingshouse but with it being a building site at present (and I'm really apprehensive about the refurb) we got a great deal at the Ballachulish where we have stayed before. Simply put the place is tremendous value with loads of character, friendly helpful staff, decent food, the creakiest staircase in the world and a haughty, resident cat who may or may not be called Diego. We had a great stay and any minor criticisms which follow are meant to be constructive and feel churlish given the tremendously good value of our stay. The hotel has great character from the aforementioned creaky staircase to the airy lounge with open fire and lazy cat and the cozy library for smooching purposes. We had a new room with nice view over the loch. The new rooms lack the character of the old ones but they are warm and comfortable and the floors don't slope at a 15 degree angle like the one our two boys once stayed in. The mattresses are new and very supportive. The rooms feel a bit bare because all the storage is open without doors and the new bathroom worktops seem to mark easily. The breakfast was excellent. I rate Scottish breakfasts on whether they do potato scones or not so full marks and a bonus for having slice sausage, something I've never had before in a hotel. Good, hearty, breakfast fit for a day on the hill. In my opinion the dinner menu is a bit unbalanced. It tries to be a bit high end but doesn't always hit the mark ( my wife had some undercooked venison on a bed of slightly dodgy veg chunks one night). I prefer a more basic bar food type choice if I'm doing outdoorsy stuff and had really excellent fish and a very decent burger. I think the menu needs probably one more basic starter and main. I vote for steak pie. But these are just niggles. This place is tremendous value for money and will remain our go to place near Glencoe for the foreseeable future (especially if they spoil the Kingshouse). Collapse
We Will Return
Stay Date: 03/2018, mariatoppah wrote this review.
Great to be back and enjoying the drawing room with log fire full of atmosphere. Our feature room looked over fast flowing Loch Leven , Windows needs some draft proofing but otherwise an enjoyable stay .
Great to be back and enjoying the drawing room with log fire full of atmosphere. Our feature room looked over fast flowing Loch Leven , Windows needs some draft proofing but otherwise an enjoyable stay . Collapse
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