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1 night (Sep 22 - Sep 23)
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Smiddy House

Roy Bridge Road
Tel: 01397 712335
Situated in the village of Spean Bridge, Smiddy House and Russell's restaurant is only 11 miles from Fort William, the outdoor capital of the Highlands. A 4 star Gold graded accommodation by Visit Scotland and the AA. Recommended in the Michelin Guide, The Good Hotel Guide and “Scotland the Best”: our 4 en-suite rooms are characterful of a traditional Highland dwelling, each individually designed and named after Scottish places which are also named whiskies. Our suite "The Bryson" suite offer spacious and luxury accommodation. Our restaurant Russell’s, has been awarded 2 AA rosettes for 12 consecutive years. We source the best of Scottish and local produce including scallops from the Island of Mull, Arisiag prawns and salmon from Wester Ross, our dishes concentrate on flavours and textures without being complicated. We look forward to welcoming you at the Smiddy House and the Highlands of Scotland!
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Facilities

  • Internet Access
  • Lounge
  • Packed Lunch By Arrangement
  • Restaurant
  • Restricted Alcohol Drinks Licence

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Check In: Between 15:00 and 19:00
Check Out: Between 8:00 and 10:00
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge.

Children: All guests must be 18 or over, no children are allowed.
Pets: Pets are not allowed.
Groups: Groups are accepted up to a maximum of 8 people. No stag and hen groups.

Average

5.0
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113 reviews

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5
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13th September 2021:

Fabulous food and very personal service. A great place to stay & dine.

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5
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12th September 2021:

Amazing knowledge on coeliac crus m Cross contamination. Went above and beyond and stored my birthday cake in the fridge. Thank you for a wonderful stay we'll be back.

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5
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12th September 2021:

So nice after four years of surgical procedures to at last introduce my wife to Smiddy House and to meet you both.Has expected she was most impressed in all aspects,and it was the highlight of our trip to Scotland,even beating our tour of the famous Speyside whiskey region,and of sight of our own hogsheads of the famous spirit Many thanks to both once again,and hope to see you again before your well earned retirnment

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5
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12th September 2021:

The food is the star of the show here. An excellent choice of menu with something for every taste and expertly prepared and presented. The wine list is concise but again there’s something for every taste. Although the rooms aren’t huge they are fully equipped and beautifully decorated and furnished with stacks of fluffy towels and luxury toiletries. They are also spotlessly clean. Robert and Glen provide a warm and friendly welcome and every time we visit we feel relaxed and well looked after. What’s not to like?!

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4.8
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11th September 2021:

Superb high quality food. Very hospitable hosts.

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5
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10th September 2021:

there is nothing to fault about your hotel. it is superb, and as hosts you are second to none. it is the highlight of our Scottish trips to stay with you!

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5
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9th September 2021:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay . It was first class.

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Would recommend you to all our friends if they were to ever visit Spean Bridge.

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5
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6th September 2021:

Excellent. We stayed in the Bryson Suite. Plenty of room, plenty of towels, soaps, etc. Spiral metal staircase in the centre of the room leading to mezzanine with four single beds. Double bed room downstairs. Plenty of drawers and wardrobes. Tons of lighting. You can spend up to 10 mins switching off all the lights and standard lamps which is quite amusing. Robert who is you host is great. Yes it's a 2 star Rossette restuarant but this guy is easy to play with, plenty of banter.

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As part of the stay you are obliged to have a two course minimum meal in the restuarant for each nights stay. It is very high quality as you would expect from a 2 star Rossette. 10-15 min drive from Fort William 10-15 min drive from Ben Nevis range 30 mins from Loch Ness which you drive along from the airport. 70 miles from Inverness Airport

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4.8
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6th September 2021:

As always a delightful stay and delicious food

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5
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6th September 2021:

Amazing place and fantastic accommodation. We stayed in the Bryson suite which extremely comfortable and tastefully furnished. Food in restaurant didn't disappoint also and it was great that Robert suggested taking cheese and biscuits back to the suite. In fact he bought it to us! Can't recommend this accommodation highly enough. Thank you.

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Don't rely on car satnav use mobile phone for exact location, as we found ourselves a lot further down the road, up some dirt track.

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5
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5th September 2021:

Excellent food. Excellent hospitality, what else do you need ?

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4.8
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5th September 2021:

We were so well looked after. Attention to detail was outstanding. The breakfast and evening meal was superb. I would have no hesitation in recommending a stay at Smiddy House.

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We went on a local walk down by the river up to the commando memorial which made us appreciate the fine scenery

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5
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1st September 2021:

More helpful directions would have been useful. The postcode was not quite right according to Ways. The location is Spean Bridge just before a big Mill shop.

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Ask for driving directions to help find Smiddy House.

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4.8
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30th August 2021:

Nice hotel with good kitchen. Robert been excellent

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Close to Ben Nevis, North side

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5
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28th August 2021:

High quality fittings in room. Lovely meal. Great service.

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River walk as recommended was lovely

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4.8
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24th August 2021:

Cleanliness, food and comfort of the bed were all excellent. The room wasn’t big but it was adequate. If I had to look for a fault it was feeling under pressure to spend more money. We were expected to eat at the hotel for at least one night of the stay, we were expected to order at least two courses and were expected to tip for service even though it was the boss who was serving us. It was an enjoyable stay and it was faultless apart from feeling a little under pressure to spend.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. However, we are some what disappointed that you felt under pressure to spend more money. It states on our website, as a Restaurant with rooms we ask our guests to eat with us. Our menu states a minimum of 2 courses, allowing the guest to make an informed choice before booking. With regards to gratuities it also states on the menu that gratuities are at your discretion. Many guest ask whether gratuities are included. Gratuities are shared amongst kitchen and front of house staff. There is no expectation for any our guests to tip.

5
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23rd August 2021:

On arrival we were welcomed by Robert, very pleasant and made us feel very welcome, our room was exceptionally clean and well laid out, dinner in the evening was lovely and we'll presented.

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Lots of walking around Spean Bridge, a commando memorial and a short drive to the national park

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5
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23rd August 2021:

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5
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23rd August 2021:

Smiddy House was just as I remember from over 10 years ago, amazing. Robert is such a great host and makes time for everyone, making them feel extremely welcome. Our room was perfect, a cosy double with a very comfy bed and a cracking ensuite. Glen cooked up an absolute treat in the evening at dinner, nothing but the highest quality food, we then enjoyed a few drinks in the garden room which finished off a wonderful dining experience. Breakfast the next morning followed the same quality as the dinner service. The pancakes and bacon were out of this World. Thanks to Robert and Glen for a wonderful stay, we can only hope to visit again.

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5
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21st August 2021:

Beautifully decorated accommodation with everything supplied for a comfortable stay, the attention to detail afforded be Robert made our stay memorable. The food on offer in Russell’s was some of the best we have ever tasted, Glens culinary skills are amazing, the presentation and quality of the meals on offer were outstanding, cannot recommend a stay at this establishment highly enough, a real memory maker.

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5
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18th August 2021:

Excellent choice for our last minute overnight stay. Cracking little separate cottage behind the Smiddy with its own parking space Attention to detail was fabulous. Ate in the restaurant which was divine. Food was pricey but OMG best we have had in a long time. The Halibut was beautifully presented and tasted great.

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The cocktails were amazing at Russell’s restaurant as was the food. Highly recommend Book the suite you will not be disappointed.

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5
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14th August 2021:

What can we say, friendly welcome, spotlessly clean, fantastic breakfast, super dinner. This has got to be one of the best B&Bs we have stayed in. Perfection.

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We were advised to take the local walk and we highly recommend. Super views and a while to reflect at the commando memorial. We were in the area for the Jacobite train journey. Highly recommended.

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4.8
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12th August 2021:

Lovely small hotel which was very clean and the guidelines were well followed Food is second to none. Great service, pleasant staff. We hope to return soon

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We visited Neptune’s Staircase ,Sands of Morrar which were beautiful. Ha d a very nice lunch in The Old Library at Arisaig.

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5
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11th August 2021:

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5
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9th August 2021:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Smiddy House. Robert was a wonderful host, thoughtful and friendly and made us feel very welcome and at home. The accommodation was comfortable, spotlessly clean and beautifully presented. We had our two evening meals at Russells, the restaurant that is part of Smiddy House, and the food was fantastic, as were the very generous breakfasts. We would very happily recommend anyone thinking about booking a stay at Smiddy House, to do so!

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The road from Spean Bridge to Mallaig made a beautiful day's drive with magnificent views of Ben Nevis. We made a stop at the spectacular Glenfinnan Viaduct and saw the dramatic and romantic steam train as it passed over. Another great stop was the beautiful white-sanded Morar Bay. Mallaig was a compact little harbour town, perfect for a meal or an ice cream!

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5
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6th August 2021:

This was one of our best bookings ever. The accommodation , The Bryson Suite was gorgeous, well fitted out and so comfortable. So many added little extra. The food in Russells’s kitchen was another treat for us, the monkfish and duck were cooked beautifully. Attentive service but in no way overbearing. Breakfast the next morning was a delight with the same impeccable service. Thanks Robert and Glen.

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5
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3rd August 2021:

Food and hospitality superb … of the highest standard.

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5
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2nd August 2021:

An exceptionally high standard maintained throughout the hotel. Every detail was catered for and all aspects of our short stay met or exceeded our expectations. Well done!

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The town/village walk as described to us on arrival sounded interesting but we did not have the time or energy to explore!

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5
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31st July 2021:

Hosts were first class, professional and well experienced.

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Excellent overnight location for travelling over to the west coast. Would put a few 5 star to shame!!! Absolute perfection...

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5
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30th July 2021:

We loved our stay at Smiddy House. The Bryson Suite was comfortable for a family of 4. But the piece de resistance was the food which was delicious. Service was attentive and we definitely recommend Smiddy House as a place to stay.

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Stay here and explore the Highlands. We enjoyed a walk to Nevis Range, caught a gondola up the mountain and caught the bus back to Spean Bridge.

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5
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27th July 2021:

Short stay but excellent service and so clean tidy and friendly

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5
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24th July 2021:

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5
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21st July 2021:

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5
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20th July 2021:

Everything in the hotel is perfect. A great deal of thought has been put into every single detail. An absolute pleasure to stay there. The food is excellent - would highly recommend staying here!

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5
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18th July 2021:

Excellent host! Wonderful food!

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4.8
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14th July 2021:

Couldn’t fault anything even if we had wanted to. Standards were on a par or even higher than allegedly grander accommodation. Stayed in Bryson Suite which if you are booked in for a few days gives a very comfortable respite from the hustle and bustle of touring. Food was superb. One of our party is a bit of a fussy eater to say the least. Chef (Glen) seemed unfazed by his requests for little tweaks to some dishes. Robert on front of house was a delight. We left thinking we had been lifelong friends.

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Ask Robert for ANY information you want. His suggestions to us of things to do and places to go were invaluable. Trip to Mallaig on normal train half the price of Hogwarts Express. Same scenery. Sail on Loch Ness from Fort Augustus very enjoyable. Several options available we chose shortest. I think a longer cruise would have been better.

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5
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14th July 2021:

Decor and cleanliness excellent...very warm welcome much appreciated. Definitely will recommend it to family and friends..actually have done so already

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5
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13th July 2021:

Hugely impressed with Smiddy House. We were made to feel very welcome by Robert, one of the owners, and the service was first class - equally, the quality of food was excellent. The accommodation was spotless and furnished to a very high standard. There is a garden area where we were able to sit and have a drink. We'd recommend Smiddy House to anyone.

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There is a lovely walk from Smiddy House to the river, and back via the War Monument. Approximately 3.5 miles but the scenery was tremendous, making the walk seem shorter.

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4.8
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11th July 2021:

A wonderful welcome, clean room and bathroom and the food in the restaurant as good as ever!

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The walk to the Commando monument via the High Bridge was just what we needed after several long hours in the car!

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4.8
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5th July 2021:

Absolutely outstanding staff, service, amenities, restaurant and facilities. We loved our stay and will return & happily recommend. A little noise from the nearby road which got less intrusive as the evening progressed. That said, the establishment is well located for various attractions.

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Eat in the restaurant at Smiddy House.

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5
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5th July 2021:

Avery warm welcome from Robert, which was consistent throughout our stay. The service in the Russel’s restaurant was excellent, as was the food. Covid precautions were of the highest standard, and we could recommend to anyone wanting an overnight or short break stay to head straight to Smiddy House

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5
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4th July 2021:

Robert and Glen are the perfect hosts. The attention to detail is superb and any request is immediately dealt with. Glen's food is to die for. Any body looking for perfection in a restaurant with rooms will find it at Smiddy House and Russells restaurant. If we could give you ten stars we would. With every good wish for the future, Ian and Ruth

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Do take the gondola trip at the Nevis range- amazing views. The woodland walk just up the road is stunning. Drive out to Arisaig and take the little road along the Rhu peninsula. Go to the end of the road and have a picnic on the rocks- brilliant on a fine day.

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5
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4th July 2021:

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, had booked on recommendation from friends and family and we were not disappointed from the moment we arrived, we were welcomed and looked after. The level of cleaniness was excellent, had complete confidence in staying/eating at this estabishment, very comfortable indeed. The food was delicious and well presented and the service was great from Robert and Claire and thanks to Glen in the kitchen. Would have no hesitation in booking again, in fact, cannot wait to do so.

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5
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3rd July 2021:

Had a great stay at this beautiful small hotel. Robert & Glen are excellent hosts. Very friendly. Rooms very clean and decorated to high standard with lovely little touches throughout. Food was outstanding. Best breakfast menu. Glen is a terrific chef and our dinners were superb. Robert, who is front of house, is the perfect host. Always willing to help with local info and tips of places to visit. Cannot fault a thing with the hotel and will definitely return

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5
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1st July 2021:

Highly recommend, superb. Robert and Glen are the most wonderful hosts. Robert is front of house and has the most sparkling personality. He is super friendly, funny and very attentive. He is knowledgeable about the local area and really goes the extra mile to ensure his guest are well looked after and enjoy their stay. Glen is the chef and the food is to die for, the menu is extensive, the produce is locally sourced and beautifully presented. The breakfast is delicious and substantial. We enjoyed cocktails & locally sourced gin in the garden room before dinner They met us and dropped us off at the station, they took extra special care to make sure my 85 year old mum was well looked after. Robert helped us to organise a walk that included my mum by arranging to drive her to a location where she could meet up with us to enjoy the final leg of the walk. Everything is spotless and immaculate. The decor is stylish and tasteful with quirky little touches. The toiletries were luxurious and plentiful. We had a couple of rooms in the hotel and the separate suite that turned out to be an adorable cottage behind the hotel, which was spacious, well equipped and just perfect with its own outdoor space. The garden to the hotel is floral and colourful and inviting. Everything is perfect.

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Our hosts recommended a walk close by the hotel which was stunning. We hired a local driver to take us in a tour for the day up to Mallaig, the amazing silver sand beaches of Morar, the Caledonian Canal, the Genfinnan Viaduct to see the famous Harry Potter steam train. Our driver was extremely knowledgeable about the local area & very accommodating.

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5
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30th June 2021:

Smiddy House is a great place to stay. The rooms are well equipped and very comfortable and the food is first class. We have stayed twice now and will definitely be back. What makes Smiddy House stand out is Robert and Glen's welcome and care. The staff are all friendly and they give a truly excellent standard of service to guests.

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Russells Restaurant in Smiddy House serves excellent food, with lots of locally produced meats and fish on offer. If you are keen on hill-walking this is a perfect location, with stunning hills and scenery on the doorstep.

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28th June 2021:

Professional and friendly throughout our stay.

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5
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27th June 2021:

Excellent hospitality, service and comfort. Highly recommend.

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The in-house restaurant is outstanding. Very good food and service

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5
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22nd June 2021:

Great hospitality and fabulous restaurant and first class chef. One of the best accommodation we have stayed at.

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We were walking the Great Glen Way. Fort William has lots of facilities and things to see and do. Neptune's Staircase is worth a visit.

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5
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20th June 2021:

Definitely best bed and breakfast we have ever been to. All rooms are of a very high standard. Food is amazing and staff are very friendly and helpful.

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Visitors can take the train from spean bridge to mallaig. Really lovely trip and wonderful scenery.

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5
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18th June 2021:

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17th June 2021:

Was without a doubt the best food and hospitality on our trip to Scotland

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Eat at Russell's restaurant - you will not be disappointed

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5
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15th June 2021:

Robert and Glen are excellent hosts and are supported by a very attentive staff. Smiddy House offers immaculate accomodation and excellent food. Seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients are always on offer. Glen and his team in the kitchen ensure that these are exquisitely prepared and presented. It is always a joy to return.

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5
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9th June 2021:

Yet another wonderful stay with Robert and Glenn, great hospitality, scrumptious food and a thoroughly enjoyable time.

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The boat trip from Fort Augusta is well worth doing. We wouldn't eat anywhere else to be honest!

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5
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8th June 2021:

Spent a wonderful three nights here at Smiddy House. The location is ideal for exploring the Highlands and the food at the hotel is incredible. The attention to detail throughout the entire place is superb, and I don’t think I’ve ever stayed in a place where the hosts and staff were so welcoming and friendly. Can’t wait to visit again.

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Make sure you eat in the restaurant (Russell’s). We were so impressed we had dinner there twice. It’s very popular so make sure you book well in advance.

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4.8
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3rd June 2021:

Warm welcome, excellent dinner in Russell's restaurant

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4.8
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1st June 2021:

A lovely place to stay The accommodation is spotless and the food was absolutely superb It's obvious the owners / staff really care in what they do Would definitely stay here again

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5
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30th May 2021:

We were made to feel so welcome - greeted with coffee and cakes, started relaxing right away after our journey

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If you don't eat at Russell's Restaurant you'll be missing out on a lovely evening

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5
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28th May 2021:

So enjoyed our stay. Friendly hosts, lovely breakfast and dinner. Many thanks.

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23rd May 2021:

Excellent hospitality, nothing is too much trouble

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22nd May 2021:

Lots of lovely design touches to the accommodation. Breakfast superb. Dinner in Russell's restaurant absolutely first class. Really friendly service, Robert thoroughly entertaining and nothing seemed too much trouble.

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Recommend eating in Russell's restaurant, if you like good food you won't be disappointed.

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4.8
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2nd May 2021:

We thoroughly enjoyed our night at Smiddy House. We received a very warm welcome from Robert who showed us to our suite which is stunning, beautifully decorated and so comfortable. Our dinner was equally excellent,our compliments to Glen, the chef. Highly recommended.

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Stunning local area.

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4.8
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22nd October 2020:

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9th October 2020:

Have raved about our stay! Thank you Robert and Glen for a memorable couple of nights. Amazing service from start to finish and outstanding food.

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4.8
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8th October 2020:

Loved it here, staff were very friendly and the food was amazing. It was a great place to break up our journey onwards to the Isle of Skye. We would definitely come back if we are in the area. We would recommend to anyone!

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21st September 2020:

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21st September 2020:

Exceptional quality of service, facilities and food. We will definitely return.

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5
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20th September 2020:

Exceptional! Wonderful food, excellent hosts. Superb restaurant. Self contained accommodation of a very high standard. Highly recommend!

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5
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19th September 2020:

Very friendly staff. Rooms and facilities that exceed expectations and put customer first. Outstanding restaurant. Difficult to think that anything could be better.

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Lovely walk recommended by Robert up to Commando Memorial. Beautiful nearby drives to Glen Coe and road to Mallaig.

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5
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17th September 2020:

Absolutely superb service. Lovely house. Exceptional COVID precautions taken. Dinner and breakfast some of the best food I’ve had.

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14th September 2020:

The most welcoming, clean and comfortable place we stayed, and the meals were simply fabulous. Thank you for going out of your way to make our stay so enjoyable!

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14th September 2020:

The Smiddy House is in a lovely location in Spean Bridge. After a long drive from Newcastle we were made to feel very welcome from the minute we checked in. Our room was immaculate and beautifully decorated with real attention to detail. My husband said he'd be happy to have an operation in it it was so clean! The food was absolutely delicious, fresh scallops to start, Venison for my husband and Hake for me as mains. A good selection of wine and beer too. Breakfast was excellent, plentiful with a good choice. Definitely the best food we had on our trip and we ate some exceptional food whilst away, we will definitely return. Every Covid precaution necessary had been taken and we felt very safe. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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Eat in the restaurant at the Smiddy House, the food is excellent and the staff are very friendly.

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5
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8th September 2020:

Sensational restaurant with the cleanest rooms ever. The food is to die for, Glen is a great chef and Robert a great host. Couldn't wish for better. We will be back

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5
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6th September 2020:

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5
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3rd September 2020:

An absolutely lovely stopover stay at Smiddy House. Robert was most welcoming and the evening meal was delicious! The smoked salmon and scrambled egg for breakfast was heavenly, too. I think Smiddy House is possibly the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in in my life. Very highly recommended!

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5
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30th August 2020:

Fantastic hospitality, amazing food, as always. Glen and Robert are the most pleasant happy people, always happy to help and nothing is to much trouble. Very helpful staff, beautiful bedrooms, , wonderful seating areas and restaurant.

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We always stay at the Smiddy such quality. Fort William, Fort Augustus goid places you see. We had a day trip to the Isle of Sky, beautiful place. We visited the water front village of Plockton, very quaint.

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5
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27th August 2020:

Food was amazing and accomodation so comfortable and everything was spotlessly clean. Can't wait to return.

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5
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27th August 2020:

This was the best guest house that me and my boyfriend have stayed in! It was so clean and cosy and the breakfast was amazing :) i would recommend this place if youre looking for a cosy B&B! Also the service was great we had a warm welcome and had a good sense of humor

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5
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25th August 2020:

Very clean and careful with the Covid requirements

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Try it

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5
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24th August 2020:

Only one night stay but everything was excellent and the food in particular was first class. Would recommend to others and hope to stay at Smiddy Houes again.

Tips:

Climb the Creag Meagaidh Munros (circuit of 3 Munros) - long day out and go well prepared for mountain weather but great walk and lovely views.

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5
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24th August 2020:

The accommodation is clean and very well presented and is supported by superb food. The breakfasts menu is wide enough to allow variety while maintaining a high quality. The evening meals are outstanding with wonderful combinations of flavour in every meal.

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There is a lovely circular walk up to the Commando memorial along the main road side and back through the woodlands to the village (around 3 miles) that is a favoutire of ours.

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5
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18th August 2020:

Lovely Guest House with beautiful comfortable rooms. Food is amazing so would recommend to book your evening meal here too. Hope to return soon.

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Jacobite Express from Fort William to Mallaig with the Western Isles Wildlife Cruise at Mallaig which you have time to do before the train departs.

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4.8
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17th August 2020:

Smiddy's was spotless and staff were very hospitable. Hand sanistiser bottles were strategically positioned to ensure everyone heeded the government advice. Room decor was very nice. The breakfast was exceptional and we were also advised where to go for a lunch to be made up. Robert even offered to iron my trousers, as we were not able to have an iron and ironing board in the room due to COVID_19.

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Commando Memorial only a mile walk away from B&B.

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4.8
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14th August 2020:

Friendly, helpful, and experienced. A great experience, enhanced by the warmth and courtesy of the staff.

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Do the High Bridge walk from Smiddy House.

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5
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10th August 2020:

Our second stay,& excellent again. Very friendly and welcoming, and superb food & wine.

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Superb for walking.

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5
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3rd August 2020:

Usual fabulous comfortable stay in beautiful environment with an amazing dinner then breakfast to round things off Professional social distancing in place

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Definitely recommend eating here Walk to the commando monument

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5
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2nd August 2020:

This was a delightful stop overnight. The dinner was excellent and a friendly ambience amongst guests. Robert and Glen were excellent hosts.

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Visit the commando memorial via the High Brifge. A great and interesting walk!

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4.8
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25th July 2020:

Great to return after 16 years to Smiddy House and it was just as good as we remember it. Thanks to Robert for a warm welcome and terrific service.

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No need to eat anywhere else - the food is terrific!

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5
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19th July 2020:

The Smiddy House is a wonderful place to stay at the best of times in these current times it was a prefect joy. The trouble Robert, Glen and their whole team go to to make you feel safe and comfortable is excellent. The rooms are of a really high quality as is very thing in them, from towels to teapots. The food both dinner and breakfast truly 5 star.

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Why eat anywhere else but at Russell’s. There is plenty to do take a local bus up the Glen to Inverness if you don’t fancy driving, or the train to Mallaig. On a good day try the gondola ride up Aonach Mor. Neptune staircase is worth a visit, as is the moving Commando memorial.

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5
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16th March 2020:

We completely enjoyed our stay and meals at Smiddy House. Thank you for everything.

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Fort William has an excellent Travelers Information shop in town. We also found the ruins of Inverlochy Castle to be quite lovely. It's free, right next to the river and has it's own place in history.

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5
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11th March 2020:

Just a lovely warm welcome with nothing too much bother. Thank you. Dinner was excellent - my wife reckons it's as good as our local Michelin place without having to translate the menu! Great location for the hills. Stayed a few times over the years and we'll be back again!

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5
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16th February 2020:

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5
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20th January 2020:

Old world charm. Lovely place to stay. The hosts made us feel very welcome. Restaurant on-site served exceptional food. The breakfast was also great with plenty to select from.

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Only stayed the one night so didn't get out to do much sightseeing.

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5
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5th January 2020:

Robert was an excellent host who went above and beyond to make us feel welcome.

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Russell's Restaurant is excellent.

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5
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9th December 2019:

We have stayed here before and eaten in the Russell's restaurant many times when visiting friends in the area. Always our first choice for food and accommodation and it never disappoints. Staff and owners do an excellent job. A first class place to stay and eat, being both welcoming and fun.

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Eat with your hosts, Russell's offers excellent food in a friendly environment. About a mile from the Commando Memorial, a few miles from Neptune's Staircase on the Caledonian Canal, and of course Ben Nevis and all its activities is just down the road at Fort William while Nessie awaits you in Loch Ness. Spean Bridge is a well known tourist stop on the West Coast route.

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5
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9th October 2019:

We had a lovely stay. Very good service and nice staff. Great food.

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Easy to travel with train and bus close nearby. Nice walks in the area. Great food at Russell`s restaurant

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5
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1st October 2019:

We always love staying at Smiddy House and dining at Russell's Restaurant. The accommodation is beautiful and very comfortable and the food is the best ever.

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There are lots of places to walk in the area or you can take a train trip to see some wonderful scenery in comfort.

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5
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15th September 2019:

We have been upgraded in a very lovely room, this was a good surprise. All was perfect we recommend this charming place. We had one of our best stay in scottland in smiddy house and the restaurant was very good

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5
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9th September 2019:

Friendly, fun and FABULOUS. Great couple and food to Michelin Star standard. Would not hesitate to recommend. Aleady mentioned to friends.

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5
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22nd August 2019:

very good service and nice and friendly staff. The dinner was awesome.

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4.8
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16th August 2019:

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5
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16th August 2019:

This was my second visit the first being 2006. It was even better this time and it was very good before!

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Make sure you book yourself into the restaurant. You won’t need to go anywhere else. And the porridge is the best I have ever eaten!

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5
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12th August 2019:

This was a lovely place to stay! The room was quaint, very clean, well decorated, and had a very comfortable bed! The restaurant was a must experience...as the food was phenomenal, and the staff was professional, super friendly, and attentive. It was a very welcoming enviroment, and it was a pleasure to stay here.

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4.8
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11th August 2019:

Smiddy House did not disappoint and met all our expectations . In fact we specifically organised to return here as we had had such a fabulous experience here last year. The hosts are absolutely wonderful and ensure that everything is of the highest standard. We dined both nights in the restaurant and again the attention to detail and standard of the meals cannot be over stated.

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5
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9th August 2019:

IT was a very nice House with very friendly owners and staff. The breakfast und the dinner are the Best one of our Trip in scotland.

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5
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6th August 2019:

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4.8
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4th August 2019:

Friendly welcome and attentive staff.

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5
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2nd August 2019:

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5
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31st July 2019:

Robert and Glen compliment each to an exceptional level. Robert is a fabulous front of house host and Glen is an outstanding chef. Nothing was too much trouble. We booked 2 nights at The Smiddy and our friends could only book 1 night as they had booked another guest house for the following night. Robert told them to leave their luggage in the room and he would personally take it over to the other guest house for them. Our friends were really very appreciative of his kind offer as this was way above normal service.

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Russell’s Restaurant which is in The Smiddy serves excellent food and is the best place to eat in Spean Bridge.

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5
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13th July 2019:

A warm welcome and delicious food, we had a drink in the conservatory before dinner and at breakfast was very good also. The room we were allocated was called a”cosy double” and although it was small it was very comfortable.

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The 2 hour walk along the river and old railway line to the Commandos Memorial was beautiful and the time taken includes half an hour at the memorial.

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5
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12th July 2019:

Hotel was lovely and the staff were really welcoming

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5
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4th July 2019:

Excellent reception and hospitality by everyone. They advised about things to do around and suggested a better way back home on the day of check out. Felt well looked after!

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walk on the edges of Spean river ( suggested by the Smiddy house owners) was fantastic. it was about an hour and half in a beautiful location away from the usual routine life and easily doable for everyone.

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5
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26th June 2019:

Robert and Glen were the perfect hosts, extremely welcoming and friendly. Our room was cosy, very comfortable bed, nicely decorated and immaculately clean. The bathroom had a great walk in shower with all the amenities you could want. We had dinner in the restaurant, the food was amazing, Michelin star quality. Breakfast was sumptuous too. Cannot recommend it enough, this is a real gem. We will definitely stay there again when we are in the area.

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