BEST WESTERN Hotel Glenspean Lodge,  Fort William

4.5/5  - based on 299 guest reviews.
Roy Bridge, PH31 4AW, Fort William, Great Britain - See map
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This attractive country house, set in five acres of gardens with spectacular views of the Nevis Range, provides an oasis of peace and tranquility for all who visit. BEST WESTERN Glenspean Lodge is a real gem, offering superior comfort, excellent service, imaginative cuisine and attention to detail to die for! All our rooms are luxurious, but our four-posters are in a league of their own! As for location, we are just 14 miles from Ben Nevis itself, while our panoramic restaurant, bar, resident lounge and game room mean there is plenty to look forward to inside too! Internet access is available for those who want to log on before lying down, and our health center, including hot tub and sauna, makes for a truly relaxing experience here in Fort William. Little wonder we were awarded the Rising Star Small Hotel commendation 2010 at the Scottish Hotel Awards, as well as two other awards, a Gold medal in Housekeeping and a second Gold medal for Real and Local food. Results! Enjoy your stay. *** Check-in time: 3pm until 10pm ***

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BEST WESTERN Glenspean Lodge,Fort William
  • 5
    « Quiet, romantic and excellent service! »

    This hotel is so much more than one would expect from a Best Western. The manager Ian and his lovely wife have made this a labor of love. Every single detail was perfection! I stayed in a unique Volkswagen themed room that had a large queen size bed and then 2 bunk beds that would have been perfect for children. Large bathroom. The restaurant and bar have commendable selections, and Ian seems to be everywhere at once. Great selection of whiskies in the bar! This is located on the way to the Isle of Skye and deep in the heart of the glens. So beautiful!

    5
    « Best western at its best »

    Great place lovely staff Ian owner manager could not be more helpful we stopped going to Skye and on our return from Skye lovely evening meal with plenty of choices also the full Scottish breakfast well worth going we will use again if up that way

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    We stayed here at the beginning of October as part of a three day Pullman train trip, checking in on arrival was very efficient which was impressive considering there was a coach load of us! We arrived at night time and so were completely unaware of the fantastic location until the following morning, the location is stunning. The conservatory style dining area lends itself to amazing panoramic views of the mountains and hillside. The staff were all pleasant and courteous and the service throughout was very well organised and unobtrusive. We enjoyed breakfast on two mornings and dined in the restaurant on one evening, the food was of very high standards on all occasions. Our room was situated towards the back of the hotel so although we did not have a view it was comfortable and clean. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and would happily return if we are lucky enough to come back to this part of Scotland again!

    5
    « Another outstanding stay at Glenspean Lodge Hotel. »

    This time it was my wife and I that stayed at the hotel. From a previous stayon a fishing trip, I wanted to bring her to Glenspean Lodge because I thought it was a beautiful place to stay. It was a convenient for Fort William, about a 20 minute drive. It was as outstanding as my previous stay. Great room, with a bath where you could soak and look out to the mountains in the Turret room. The food was nothing short of excellent. A well stocked bar with great Malt Whiskeys and Gins. Ian and Susanne are the most lovely, friendly hosts. I booked with Ian over the phone to take up their offer from the hotel web site of 3 nights for the price of 2. My wife was absolutely thrilled to stay here. We really hope we can stay again sometime. Thank you very much Ian and Susanne.

    5
    « Lovely building, facilities and service »

    We stayed as part of a West Coast Railways train tour. This was part of the package. Ian and Suzanne could not have made us more welcome. They catered for the arrival of a coach load of visitors quickly and efficiently. Lovely room with spectacular views. Food was especially good and a wonderful selection of scotch to follow. Even had a Nessie in the bath (plastic).

    5
    « A very comfortable stay »

    This hotel is out of the ordinary for a Best Western but with a lovely country feel to it. Our room had some lovely views over the mountains and was very clean and comfortable. The hotel participates in the Green Tourism Programme which tries to encourage guests to be environmentally friendly and includes some lovely toiletries. We stayed for 2 nights and both the breakfasts and evening meals were excellent with plenty of choice and good portions. One of the reasons we were staying in the area was to travel on the Fort William to Mallaig railway, Fort William being about a 30 minute drive away and this worked out very well. There is wi-fi in the hotel but as it is in the mountains it is a little temperamental which is to be expected.

    5
    « Not what you would think, a great place to stay out in the country. »

    I wasn't quite sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised as we pulled in quite late to this quaint lodge after our extended drive on the Isle of Skye. This is not your typical Best Western. We were able to get a late dinner that was excellent. The hotel is largely run by two people and they do an absolutely wonderful job. The rooms are older but well-maintained and have plenty of receptacles for device charging. The dinner and subsequent breakfast were outstanding. The Wi-Fi service was a bit sketchy but that seems to be the case in all of the UK.

    5
    « fantastic location with a great view »

    beautifully restored nineteenth century hunting lodge. led lights throughout, comfortable bed, excellent breakfast, free parking, and great tourist advice from the owners. Liked it so much we stayed a second night. Toured isle of skye in one day from this hotel. Drive to the ferry was beautiful, and after touring the isle, we drove over the bridge to the mainland, in the north of the isle. A long day but worth it for the amazing scenery.

    5
    « Absolutely Stunning!! »

    The ambience, the service, and the food is absolutely stunning. The haddock was large with a tasty batter, and chunky chips. The steak pie was how Granny used to make it, and our gluten free family member had every confidence that her meal was also delicious. The sweets were to die for. All in all a truly magical experience.

    4
    « visit to skye »

    we tried to book a hotel in skye for our break but hotels there were fully booked.so we booked the Glenspean lodge.for our stay and were plesently surprised had a lovely stay hear the food was great and the staff were so helpfull and our room was lovely i would recomend this hotel,

  • 5
    « Perfect temperature »

    We stayed for one night before heading home and I think it was the only establishment that we have stayed in which wasn't overheated. We had a lovely room at the front of the building with Bedroom windows that fully opened as we like lots of fresh air. Excellent food in the bar, nice to see liver and rabbit on the menu which my husband and I had and was perfect. The dessert of almond and rhubarb tart with ice cream was delicious. We try to come to Scotland from Somerset every year and usually stay around loch Lomond on the way north but we will make this our stop in future.

    5
    « McFabulous - 5*!! »

    We arrived without reservation in Fort William after a long journey, mistake. We soon found that there were no vacancies in any of the town's hotels and B&Bs. We travelled further afield and were turned away from many more. We eventually came across the Glenspean Lodge - a gorgeous building in beautiful surroundings, we didn't dare hope. Lady luck was with us, they had one room left. We were soon delighted that all those others were full as we had hit the jackpot. Ian & Sue, the owners, were perfect hosts. The food was excellent, plenty of choice and delicious with it. We learned that they have a special 4 night package for Hogmanay and we booked before we left. We're so looking forward to that stay!!

    5
    « Short Break »

    We were made to feel at home the moment we arrived. The room was of a very high standard and the food was excellent. Ian, Suzanne and the staff were very polite and curtious and nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely be returning some time soon.

    5
    « Glenspean Lodge »

    Had a fantastic stay at this family run hotel. All the staff were absolutely brilliant. The food was delicious and bar was stocked with a large range of whiskeys so if you fancy good food and a wee tipple this is definitely the place to visit. I would highly recommend this hotel

    4
    « Great hotel friendly and helpful staff, well furnished rooms, expensive breakfast »

    The staff at the hotel were very welcoming and helpful and the rooms we hired excellently furnished. However, at £20/head per day the breakfasts were over priced offering a limited buffet aged self service toaster. Although the cooked breakfast made to order was done well. We found that in the gym two of the key pieces of apparatus were broken (Treadmill, Rowing machine) and a third needed maintenance..(Cross trainer) . I hope that these two items are fixed as they spoil an otherwise fantastic hotel which is well located with great staff.

    5
    « Greenspan lodge »

    We have stayed here on two occasions and trying for third time soon, we were made to feel very welcome by the owner's, our room was fantastic the food was fabulous can't believe the size of the fish! The views where marvellous, the facilities where great we had such a lovely relaxing stay I would recommend the Greenspan lodge to anyone you are made to feel as if your part of the family.

    5
    « Beautiful Hotel in scenic location »

    We really enjoyed our stay at the Glenspean Lodge. The grounds had very well kept gardens and the exterior was very classy and blended nicely into the surroundings. The interior is decorated well and our room was very comfortable with modern bathroom facilities. We had a very nice dinner in the lounge and the free full Scottish breakfast was excellent. Our hosts were very friendly and we enjoyed our conversations with them. Unfortunately the weather was not pleasant so we could not enjoy an evening walk on the grounds. The only issue we had was the free WIFI was not very good but the hosts were aware and hopefully they can have this problem repaired.

    4
    « Charming little hotel in Spean Bridge area »

    We stayed as a large group at the Glenspean Lodge during a visit to England and Scotland. We only stayed one night but could have enjoyed additional time at this pleasant location. The hotel is quite charming. We ate both dinner and breakfast at the restaurant and enjoyed both meals. Well-prepared and authentic food. The reception at check-in was a little colder than expected but the husband and wife team who run the hotel really warmed up over time and were very pleasant people. Upon check-in we were warned about bats inside the hotel. One of our party did return from dinner to find a tiny bat in her room. We caught it in a pillowcase and released it outside without incident. There was a abundance of bugs outside the hotel. Midgies I believe they were called. It made outside time uncomfortable. Which is unfortunate because the location is beautiful. We wished we would have been able to sit outside and enjoy the view more comfortably. All in all a very charming hotel with great staff. We would definitely return if staying in the Spean Bridge area in the future.

    3
    « Disappointed »

    My husband and I came up for dinner one night as a wee celebration for us completing our hnds and just having our 4th child. The starter was lovely I ordered garlic mushrooms although I feel there was far too much sauce the mushrooms were swimming in garlic sauce. Mains arrived again food was lovely my husband ordered the steak pie and the saying, "would you like steak pie with that gravy comes to mind". This had been recommended to us by a family member so he ordered it and the pie was swimming in gravy far too much the pastry was the stodgy and soggy due to the amount of gravy in the bowl plate served, chunky chips I love however these chips were a to thick I can't imagine how many potatoes were used for one portion.

    4
    « Great Dinner Stop »

    This review is only for the restaurant, as we were not overnight guests of this hotel. In the middle of a long drive from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye following a 3 hour flight, we were hungry and tired travelers when we stopped here for dinner early one evening in June. We were the only patrons so far (it was early) which meant that we got a lot of nice casual attention from the gentleman who was tending the bar. We had the ale pie and the fish and chips and both were very delicious. The pub setting was very nice and the views out the window of the garden and surrounding hills were just beautiful. Excellent visit

  • 5
    « An excellent Hotel in perfect surroundings »

    We found this gem via booking.com. It was stunning. An excellent stay for this part of Scotland. Perfect hosts with first class accommodation. Just could not fault the hotel. The hosts had thought very carefully about of the comfort of their guests. The surrounding gardens were very tranquil and we shall miss the Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers!

    5
    « Two Nights Near Fort William Scotland »

    We stayed at the Glenspean Lodge Hotel for two nights during our Scotland vacation. It was a great location near Fort William and afforded us the proximity to many attractions: Glenfinnan Monument, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Neptune's Stairs, Oban and others. The hosts were terrific and their attention to the details of the stay were awesome. We had wonderful breakfasts as part of our accommodations. The restaurant and the bar were wonderful! The food was well prepared fresh and very tasty. The bar had a good selection of ales and single malts as well as other alternatives. But hey, you're in Scotland! The rooms were very clean, spacious and comfortable. I would recommend this to anyone looking for accommodation in the area of Fort William.

    5
    « Best place we've Stayed the entire trip »

    Ian and his wife own and operate the lodge, wonderful folks. Our room was spacious and clean. The food in the restaurant was excellent, the environment was great. Would definitely recommend it. Will stay here again. Just make sure you reserve in advance or you won't be getting in.

    5
    « Wonderful hotel, great location and friendly hosts »

    What a great hotel. Fantastic room on the top floor, with lovely attention to detail and fittings. Owners were friendly, attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Fantastic decor and fixtures throughout. Breakfast was lovely. Nice layout and selection of cooked, buffet, juices, fruit and pastries - even crumpets. Dinner was nice and plenty of choice. Though we didn't have a desert, others around did and they looked amazing.as was dinner. Also had peroni on draft! Many nice touches in room such as robes, slippers and fan. Tv picture was poor, but hey you're in the highlands - get over it. My wife and I don't sleep that well, but we slept soundly here is the big (King or super King) bed. Wish we'd booked two nights. Free wifi and we used the jacuzzi and sauna too. We will definitely return and recommend if you are in the area. Fort William only about 14 miles so a good base to travel from.

    5
    « 'A gem in the Glen' »

    We spent a lovely three nights in this charming small Hotel nestling in Glen Spean. We travelled with friends and had booked at the beginning of the year. Thank goodness we did as this Hotel is a bit special. The Hotel is run by the owners Ian and Suzanne who pay attention to their guests and have a welcoming and friendly approach. We arrived early on a beautiful sunny day and had lunch in the garden. We ate on 2 of the 3 nights and had lovely meals on both occasions. Their 'hanging chicken' dish is worth trying.

    4
    « Great small hotel in excellent surroundings »

    Really enjoyed our 3 days here while on walking holiday, and jacuzzi helpful extra at end of the day! Hotel was very well kept, and the grounds particularly so. Plenty parking space. Breakfast was very good, and the one dinner we had also impressed. The double room we had, on the top floor was on the small side, with not a lot of room for luggage.

    5
    « Lovely rooms »

    The service was excellent. The room was furnished with quality fittings and had a lovely view across the valley towards the mountains. The dinner and breakfast were delicious with a wide variety of foods served.

    5
    « The personal touch makes all the difference »

    We stayed here for one night as our treat at the end of the WHW. We actually stayed in the bridal suite 'Braveheart', and what a luxurious room it was. 3 tvs one in the bathroom and the comfiest bed ever. Its in a gorgeous setting over looking the mountains, whilst the sauna and Jacuzzi soothed our aching muscles. The great service provided by the owners Ian and Suzzane made our stay even more pleasable, with Ian running us to the station the following morning. You don't get this level of service in many places. A great bar with a vast array of whiskeys and lovely breakfast to send us on our way. Snooker table, gym, tons of books and games for those rainy day.Its a beautifully kept hotel run by Ian and Suzanne and I highly recommend it as a special place to stay.

    5
    « Excellent! »

    We have been visiting the hotel restaurant/bar for a couple of years now and never been disappointed. There is a large selection of dishes for all tastes, food is well presented and of a high quality and the owners Ian and Suzanne Currie offer a warm and friendly welcome. Beautiful location set in the highlands of Scotland, would definetly recommend this hotel restaurant and will certainly be visiting again next year.

    5
    « A very welcome oasis!! »

    We didn't stop in the hotel but at a nearby hostel. However the bar/restaurant staff were so good I thought I'd like to leave some feedback. This is a Best Western hotel and the chain has a great reputation for good service. Speak Lodge easily lived up to this standard. The staff were very friendly, the food was fantastic, especially after climbing Ben Nevis, and the service was excellent. It's a bit off the beaten so great for a quite stay and the views are brilliant. Overall well recommended

  • 5
    « Beautiful setting and very accommodating hosts »

    Stayed here for the third time this year while hillwalking in the area. Accommodation first class - lovely setting, rooms very clean and comfortable and lovely meals. Wide selection on the dinner menu plus specials. Ian and Suzanne very welcoming and helpful. On one occasion when we said we would be bit later than intended coming off the hills they took a phoned in request for dinner. Would highly recommend whether it be a stop over or a longer period as a base for touring the stunning surrounding area. Steve

    5
    « Evening meal experience with friends »

    We enjoyed a fabulous evening meal at Glenspean Lodge in late April. It was recommended to us by our friend and his wife who live in Roy Bridge area about 3 miles away! This was a treat, for us and a long awaited visit to see friends from my husbands time in the marines, The food was fabulous homely, plentiful with game and fresh seasonal produce on the menu. This was a double treat as we not only had a fabulous meal we were interested to hear about the history of the Lodge, from its early days as a shooting lodge, whilst dining and its later use by our friend Mick and his wife Kathy as a base for many winters as the chosen place of residence for his business Nevis Guides mountaineering courses. The current owners Ian and Suzanne Currie are blessed with a beautiful hotel and restaurant. A gem in the highlands!. Noted for next visit. well recommended. .

    5
    « One night stay on trip up north »

    Absolutely lovely hotel, very clean very comfortable high standard of decor, we were made so welcome after our late arrival, the breakfast was a delight . The grounds were lovely, will certainly go back here

    5
    « Wish we had time for a longer stay »

    Stayed only one night after our train ride on the Jacobite Train. I would certainly recommend this hotel for both before and after such a tour. The owners/managers were very cordial and helpful. The grounds are beautiful and it would be a great setting for a wedding or family get-together. The food was good, but the service for dinner was a little slow.

    4
    « Great Location »

    We picked this hotel mainly due to its location, which is just perfect for exploring the Highlands, and Skye or the Malt Whiskey trail all easily inside a day's drive out. The hotel is spotless, breakfast faultless and the bar fills up most evenings with visitors from around the area plus guests, all enjoying the food from the kitchen. The grounds and gardens are a delight, well-kept and interesting, loads of little birds visiting the various feeding stations for their breakfast! I would have no hesitation in going back again.

    4
    « Nice hotel »

    Nice hotel to stop and have a meal. Relaxed and comfortable. Do feel the manager needs some charisma put back into him but apart from that it is the best place around to stop and recharge. Well priced and is way ahead of anything else in the area, recommended.

    5
    « A Wonderful Beginning to a Highland Tour »

    Ian and Suzanne Currie, the owners, go out of their way to ensure all your needs (and even simple requests) are met. A wonderful restaurant and spectacular scenery only added to the experience. As a gateway (of sorts) to the Highlands, a stay at the Glenspean Lodge is not to be missed. Highly recommended.

    5
    « Hotel and management superb »

    My husband and son had visited this hotel 4 weeks prior to this trip and loved it so much they wanted to go back, On arrival I was impressed with the beauty of the location and the magical appearance of the hotel. Walking into the hotel we were met by Ian the hotel manager who greeted us like we were family friends welcoming us back to his home. The interior is stunning and the hotel kept immaculate, Our rooms were not quite ready as we arrived a bit early but we quickly found the bar to enjoy some drinks. We were travelling with friends and had 3 rooms in total and they were all beautifully decorated and again immaculate inside. After a trip out we came back to the hotel for dinner, what a treat we had, delicious food at reasonable prices, we again had dinner in the hotel the next night. Breakfast is also of high standard and plenty is available for whatever you like. The hotel itself has a sauna and spa tub, small gym and a games room, all were used by our party at some point during our stay. Had the weather been a little better I'm sure we would have explored the grounds a little more. Overall, this hotel is wonderful and I would recommend it to everyone. Ian and Suzanne make it even more special, thank you for a wonderful stay and yes, we will be back.

    5
    « Glad we stopped »

    we stopped here looking for a friend who was staying in the area, glad we found him and decided to have a meal. The choice on the Bar Menu was very good and as this is a quality hotel the prices were very reasonable. We all had something different to eat, steak.fish and steak pie, good portions , well presented, and delicious. The staff were all very nice. Hope to go back again.

    4
    « Beautiful setting, nice hotel »

    Spent one night in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. This hotel is off the beaten track but close to Fort William and Loch Ness. We arrived to find the hotel decorated in faux Victorian decorations. The rooms were comfortable and with beautiful views in at least one of the two rooms we rented. There is a restaurant and bar on site which is great because it would be a drive to get anywhere else. It was frequented by locals which was nice as they bantered with the bar tender. There is also a separate game/sitting area. The dinner at the restaurant was OK and better than we expected in such a remote setting. It would be fine for kids through there is nothing at the hotel which would amuse them. Internet was virtually not available.

  • 1
    « Torturous experience »

    We stayed here for 2 nights during our Scotland tour to celebrate our wedding anniversary and this was one of the worst places we have ever decided to stay at. The place can not be located easily. There are absolutely no visible sign boards to this place. After we got lost and it was pitch dark in the night, we tried calling at the phone number mentioned on the website we booked it from. The number was invalid. After one hour of searching we finally got there to know that the hotel entry is closed for the day. The guy who came to receive us eventually (after a further wait of 5-10 minutes in dark and cold) was full of sarcasm and greeted us really bad. He even declined to help us with the luggage even after letting him know that my wife was an expectant mother. Ours was one out of the three rooms occupied for that day and still such a reception really surprises me. We continued to our room to know that there was an horrible odour in the room. We left the windows opened for an hour and the smell doesn't seem to go a bit. Next day morning when we arrived at the breakfast table we saw that most of the cutlery is dirty and pale is colour. To add to that the breakfast was equally bad and tasteless except the packaged products, of course. The guy at the reception last night was the same guy at the breakfast. Besides loss of guests, seems like they are loss of staff as well at the lodge. We lived with all these until at the checkout time they completely harassed us to say the least. Firstly, there was no mention of the checkout time anywhere on the website we booked from or at the reception. Then we received a call in the room at 11 AM saying we need to checkout immediately. We tried explaining that we weren't ready for it and my wife, who is an expectant mother, is not feeling well. So, we can't really rush and we need some time. We thought he understood us but eventually kept calling or knocking on the door in every 5-10 minutes until we left. The guy also mentioned that they are fully booked for the night and there was an early checkin by a guest so we need to vacate in 10 minutes. I immediately checked online at Best Western's website itself and saw that there were at least 3 rooms available of the category I was staying in. This is only a part of the torture we had to go through during checkout. Hopefully this review brings about some change for the good of future guests.

    5
    « Another great stay at Glenspean Lodge Hotel »

    Best hotel in the highlands. Great location for exploring the Highlands. Beautiful hotel and is spotless. Very comfortable beds and the decor both in the bedrooms and the hotel is fabulous.Food excellent both in the Bar and Restaurant. Ian and Suzanne, the owners, can't do enough for you. I would recommend this hotel to anyone (and I do).

    5
    « Excellent two-night stay! »

    We have just returned from the Glenspean Lodge Hotel and are already planning our next trip! The hotel is lovely with fantastic views, especially from the window seat in our room which was a special treat. The check-in was very friendly and efficient, and service throughout was both very welcoming and professional. On our first night we enjoyed a pre-dinner drink outside in the sun, the definition of relaxation. Our room was clean, comfortable, and the food was simply fantastic. We went out our second night and both wished we had just stayed in! The only slight draw-back we might mention was that noise seemed to carry a bit ? we could hear the morning alarm and TV in the next room a bit more clearly that we might wish, but this is to be expected in an older building. The hotel is in a perfect place to explore anything between Fort Augustus and Fort William, and was an easy drive to Ben Nevis and any number of lovely lochs and forest walks. Our two-night stay was just what we needed after a stressful few months ? relaxing, friendly, and comfortable. Cannot recommend highly enough!

    4
    « Two night stay on rail excursion »

    My wife and I stayed here for two nights on an excursion with Statesman Rail. The hotel is situated in the delightful countryside between Roybridge and Inverlair. The building itself is quite pretty, with a turret. The gardens at the front attract a nice range of birds. Our room was on the second floor. If you had mobility problems, you might the second flight of stairs a little steep. The room itself was very comfortable with a large bed. The room had the usual facilities, with flat screen tv and tea/coffee.The en-suite had a bath which was nice. We had dinner one night in the restaurant. The food was very nice, but we did think that the service was a bit too quick. The breakfast was really good, with a range of choices. There is a lovely view out of the restaurant windows overlooking the mountains. The bar was good, with a large range of malt whiskies. Iain and Suzanne were very friendly and helpful. They gave directions to the Mongessie gorge and the local church. A nice walk with some great views over the valley. We enjoyed our stay here, and if we're back in the area in the future we'd stay there again.

    5
    « Statesman Rail West Highland Tour »

    We spent 2 nights at the Glenspean Lodge on a Statesman Rail Tour of the West Highland Line. What a lovely hotel! The room was immaculately furnished and decorated with a superb view. The food was excellent, beautifully presented and the service speedy and unobtrusive. Ian and Suzanne were welcoming and friendly hosts. The views and scenery were magnificent including from the restaurant. We were able to walk to the Monessie Gorge and also to a small church on the mountain side. A great place to stay in the Highlands.

    5
    « Amazing, friendly, quality hotel. »

    The Glenspean Lodge near fort William is one of the loveliest hotels we have ever stayed in. The owners care about making the stay fabulous. The facilities are brilliant, rooms are gorgeous and the location is excellent. I really can't praise this hotel enough and we enjoyed the stay immensely.

    5
    « Nice hotel »

    This is a nice little hotel in a pretty location. Though it's beside a main road and a train line, it is very quiet. For touring, it is conveniently close to the major crossroads of Spean Bridge. A very good range of food is available, though we thought the wine list was a bit downmarket. The comfortable bar is well stocked with good malts. Our room was nicely equipped, with a comfortable bed. The whole place was spotlessly clean. In addition to the free WiFi, there is a games room with a PC and printer. We received an excellent welcome, and if you're looking for 3-star accommodation in that area you can't do better.

    5
    « Amazing, and so welcoming »

    We recently were fortunate enough to spend a few days at the Glen Spean Lodge, Iain and Suzanne couldn't have been more welcoming. The hotel itself was really clean and comfortable, and the setting is beautiful. The rooms are excellent, with lots of space and everything you could need. We ate at the hotel, and the food and service were great, both at dinner and breakfast. Our young daughter was also made to feel very welcome and everyone made a real fuss of her. We would definitely recommend a visit and will be returning ourselves.

    5
    « The perfect base to explore the Highlands »

    It was the first time my partner had been to the Highlands, so I wanted a base where we could easily reach Glen Coe, Ben Nevis, Kintail, Skye, the Great Glen and the Cairngorms. Glenspean Lodge sat right in the sweet spot and provided us with the home from home comfort you want when you travel. As many other reviews have noted before, the owners are the perfect hosts, with nothing being too much trouble. The hotel is decorated traditionally, so if you are expecting a contemporary hotel with lots of metal work and glass, then this hotel (and many others in the area) will not be for you. It is exceptionally clean, and the décor kept in immaculate order and avoids being twee or over fussy. Our bedroom was well apportioned, with an outlook over the front of the hotel grounds and also across the Nevis range; a delightful way to start the day when you open the curtains. The bed was exceptionally comfortable, and all the facilities in the room were adequate to our needs. We dined every night in the restaurant (you will need to drive out for alternatives) and the a la carte menu is based on local fare, with many pub favourites on a separate menu too. Like the rooms, the food was traditional, home cooked and tasty, just what you needed to come home to after a hard day on the hills. The hotel has a small gym if the hills aren't enough and a games room with a snooker table and Internet PC. There is also jacuzzi and sauna by the games room, to help ease strained limbs and aching muscles. The Glenspean Lodge makes for a perfect Highland getaway where you can relax in homely surroundings, hosted by charming and personable owners. We will certainly be back!

    5
    « One day trip to Fort William »

    Excellent hotel with great food served at the restaurant. We were there with our toddler and found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating. The room was very tidy and had all the amenities you would expect in a small hotel. The location was excellent away from the town and close to Nevis Range.

  • 5
    « First Class! »

    This was our second visit to the Glenspean Lodge and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The location is peaceful and dramatic, the staff are completely wonderful and the food is great. Our room had a fantastic turret bathroom with a claw footed bath as well as roomy shower, the bedroom was beautifully decorated and the bed was very comfortable. We'll definitely be back again soon!

    5
    « New year »

    Spent a fantastic time at Glenspean lodge over new year nothing was to much trouble for the owners Ian and Sue already booked for next year, from feeding the deer on the estate to walking up to cille Choireil Church, whisky tasting, fantastic food, quiz superb breakfasts everything first class can't wait to return and very friendly many thanks.

    1
    « Uunprofessional, unwelcoming »

    We tried to visit this hotel today as a large party of us wanted to book a luncheon over the holiday period. A misleading sign was on the door saying 'private house' not 'we apologise to our customers that the hotel is being used for a private function' or polite words to that effect. An extremely rude man whisked us off the premises pointing agressively at the badly expressed sign. This ia great shame since we have been there in the past and had a pleasnt time, but we will most certainly not be going there again. It is a shame since this is such an otherwise friendly area.

    5
    « Lovely hotel & staff »

    Great stay - owner even rang to check we were OK as we were late descending Ben Nevis! Restaurant served one of the best steaks ever - plus great views! We had to book the family room as the hotel is very popular - so would advise booking well in advance - Will be returning next year :-)

    5
    « Very warm welcome from a family run Hotel in Roybridge »

    This is a truly excellent first class 20 bedroom B&B/luxury hotel, situated in the majestic Scottish Highlands, We stayed here two nights on our West Highland rail experience, back in March 2015. Arriving late evening the issue of keys was quick we were greeted by the very friendly owners Ian & Suzanne who showed us our room Everything is spot on, with the accommodation, furnishings, cleanliness, food, friendliness without over familiarity... The food was brilliant - superb breakfasts and excellent dinners. You surely won't go hungry in this establishment! Breakfasts were my favourite... The haggis, kippers, full fried breakfast etc were to die for. and they are well deserving of the AA Red Rosette. The bar was exceptionally well stocked. There is a sauna, Jacuzzi and pool table- all of which were free to residents.. The only downside is the lack of a lift, as a walking disabled person Suzanne said she would put us on the first floor nearest the staircase, so I didn`t have far to walk to our room. I Would 100% recommend this Hotel it offers great value for money, and a beautiful setting. Massive thanks to Ian & Suzanne and Michelle and Siobhan for making our stay so wonderful, Hope to visit again some day. keep up the good work.

    5
    « Part of a Statesman Rail Experience »

    We stayed here two nights on our West Highland rail experience. Arriving late evening the issue of keys etc was quick and we were soon settled in a very comfortable room with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. It is set out of Fort William and so is quiet but we had everything we needed. The breakfast was excellent and nothing too much trouble. We had a superb Scottish meal on the Saturday night complete with piper and haggis and again the food was excellent, service very quick and efficient and so much food we staggered to bed. The staff were very friendly and polite and we would certainly stay there again.

    5
    « Fabulous Hotel with stunning views »

    The Glenspean Lodge can only be describes as a small luxury hotel, situated in the majestic Scottish Highlands. The room were immaculate and beautiful decorated. All my needs were attended to including having my suit cases delivered to my room, internet service, great restaurant and pub. The views from this hotel were some on my favorites and easy access to many historical places. Ask to be directed to Cille Choirille ? the views were breathtaking. Ask Ian for a Wee Taste of Edradour!

    5
    « Gleanspean excellence »

    Ian our host was most welcoming and made our stay in the hotel that little bit special. The rooms are very large and well appointed with a fine Scottish freshly cooked breakfast each morning overlooking the mighty Glen, The location only a couple of miles from Fort William provides an ideal base to explore the magnificent Highlands

    3
    « We had a few problems »

    Out of our 19 day trip through the UK this was our least favorite stay. This Best Western is 11 miles from Fort William in a quiet area. The hotel is nice enough but the manager Ian was not customer oriented. We were not recognized as Best Western members. The Wi-Fi was not working in our room or even in the lobby when we checked in. When we asked him to solve the problem he told us people don't come to the Highlands to be on the internet. Same comment when we ask him to get our TV working-people don't come to the Highlands to watch TV! He did reboot the Wi Fi and he did reprogram our TV but no apologies. We received an early morning wake up call we did not order. We ate dinner in the bar which did have good food. We did not eat breakfast at the hotel. The hotel was clean and the bed was comfortable. The hotel was not busy the night we were there. The price was fair.

    4
    « Pleasant stay »

    Friendly check in, turret room was lovely, great views, especially from the bathroom ! Bed very comfy, (a a small light in lounge area of the room might be beneficial). Remember to ask about facilities around the hotel as we weren't shown, but found them. Evening meal served in the bar and breakfast served in the dining area with great view were good. All in all a pleasant stay.

  • 5
    « Stunning food - eat there even if you are not staying there »

    We were not staying at the hotel but at Tulloch Farm - a local self catering place that is worth a look if you haven't booked anywhere yet. We ate in Glenspean on our last night and wished we had found it earlier in the week - beautiful food at reasonable prices, family friendly and definitely one of the best in the area. A really well stocked bar boasts quite a range of malts amongst other options and the staff could not have been more friendly, welcoming and helpful. Definitely worth a visit - I suspect the hotel is a good place to stay also but cannot comment on that. Don't eat at the Stronlossit Inn down the road - this place beats it in every respect.

    4
    « lovely place »

    The hotel is a lovely place in a very quiet location despite being close to the road. The owners were very welcoming, and the service was perfect. Food was lovely, room was very comfortable - the biggest problem was getting out of the comfy bed in the morning! Breakfast was also very good.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: The A86. Speanbridge to Newtonmore Road, two miles east of Roy Bridge Fort William 14 miles South. Just ahead lies the BEST WESTERN Glenspean Lodge.
 

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