For many years this hotel/castle, at the foot of Ben Nevis, has been at the forefront of British hotelkeeping, and continues to offer something close to perfection. Time, however, does not stand still, and over the years the hotel has kept pace with the modern world, refurbishing and updating when necessary, though the essence of the environment remains in the grandeur and tranquillity.
Built in 1863 (Queen Victoria spent a week here ten years later), it is the Great Hall that sets the tone, with its frescoed ceiling, crystal chandeliers and splendid staircase, though all the well-proportioned rooms are handsomely decorated with fine antiques, Oriental rugs and superb pictures. The elegant drawing room and evocative billiard room, its walls adorned with stags' heads, are further luxurious examples of a house steeped in history.
Bedrooms, too, are lavishly furnished, each individually decorated and beautifully maintained, offering all manner of pampering extras from fresh flowers to a selection of books and magazines. All have splendid views of the surrounding mountains, flat-screen TV's with DVD and CD players - they unusually even have personal laptops with internet access. For children of all ages, a Playstation is available on request.
Cosseting marble bathrooms (some with separate walk-in showers) naturally provide robes and quality towels and toiletries.
There's a separate 'Gatehouse', about 3 minutes walk from the castle - having a double room, single room, large sitting room (with a double sofa bed); plus a bathroom and separate shower room. However, there are no cooking facilities apart from a kettle, toaster and microwave - and no room service; but all the excellence of the hotel are at hand. It might suit those needing complete privacy.
Children under 12 can stay free in their parents rooms, where high tea (children's menu) can be served from 17.30.
Dogs in kennels only.
A stay here wouldn't be complete without seriously testing their excellent restaurant (see below).
Nearby: Clay Pigeon Shooting; Cycling; Fishing; Riding; Stalking; Walking
Restaurant - Inverlochy Castle Hotel
An excellent restaurant, by any standards. The three dining rooms, each furnished with items presented by the King of Norway, give a real feel of intimacy. If eating in daylight hours, you can enjoy... more
- Pleasantly Situated
- Dogs by Arrangement
- Free Parking
- Ideal for Businesses
- Ideal for Families
- Number of rooms: 17
- Rooms, ensuite: 17
- Price (single room): from £265 (low season), £375 (high season)
- Price (double room): from £320 (low season), £440 (high season)
- Prices include breakfast
- Room Service: 24 Hours
- DVD Facilities
- Banqueting, sit down, max: 20
- Conference, Theatre-style, max: 50
- Licensed for Civil Weddings
- Directions: See the map on this page