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1 night (Nov 21 - Nov 22)
2 adults

Glentower Lower Observatory

4.9 (38 reviews)
Achintore Road
Tel: 01397704007
Fort William's Glentower Bed and Breakfast Glentower is a well established Fort William guesthouse offering very comfortable B&B to visitors to the Fort William and Ben Nevis area. We offer luxury bed and breakfast accommodation with a range of rooms to suit most visitors requirements. Breakfast is served in our dining room which looks out onto loch linnhe and also our rear, secluded garden. A good breakfast is important to start your day well. At Glentower you can look forward to an appetising breakfast from a tempting menu - we have something for all tastes... Try Scots porridge... or eggs, any way you want, a cooked breakfast or something lighter... perhaps yogurt and fresh fruit...? Good coffee or tea with lots of toast and preserves then you'll be ready to tackle the most demending of sight-seeing days

rooms

Standard Double En-Suite

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En suite

We have 1 standard double room a Smaller room with side loch view. more >

We have 1 standard double room a Smaller room with side loch view.Room Facilities:

  • Alarm Clock
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • I-Pod docking station
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Wifi Free
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Superior King size En-Suite

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En suite

We have 2 King size Double rooms 1 with garden view 1 with side loch view. more >

We have 2 King size Double rooms 1 with garden view 1 with side loch view.Room Facilities:

  • Alarm Clock
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • I-Pod docking station
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Wifi Free

Family En-Suite

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En suite

We have 1 family room with 2 single and 1 double bed with loch view.With show... more >

We have 1 family room with 2 single and 1 double bed with loch view.With shower room en-suite.Room Facilities:

  • Alarm Clock
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • I-Pod docking station
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Wifi Free

Superior King size Loch View

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En suite

We have 1 King size Double room with loch view. more >

We have 1 King size Double room with loch view.Room Facilities:

  • Alarm Clock
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • I-Pod docking station
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Wifi Free

Superior Family Room

Max:   
En suite

We have 2 superior family rooms with 2 single and 1 double bed one with loch... more >

We have 2 superior family rooms with 2 single and 1 double bed one with loch view one with side loch view. With freestanding bath and seperate shower.Room Facilities:

  • Alarm Clock
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Central Heating
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • I-Pod docking station
  • Iron and Ironing Board on request
  • Kettle
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Shower EnSuite
  • Wifi Free

Facilities

  • Breakfast Room
  • Internet Access
  • Drying Facilities
  • Early Breakfast By Arrangement
  • Packed Lunch By Arrangement
  • Children Welcome

Policies

Check In: Between 15:00 and 22:00
Check Out: Between 7:30 and 10:30
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: Children of all ages are welcome.
Pets: Pets are not allowed.
Groups: Groups are accepted up to a maximum of 8 people. No stag and hen groups.

Average

4.9
out of 5
38 reviews

100% recommend

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5
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18th October 2019:

Wonderful folks who really aim to please. Our room was wonderful and the breakfast delicious. I would definitely recommend this gem.

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It’s a short walk into town for shopping and restaurants. Definitely ride the Jacobite Steam Train while you’re there.

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5
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6th October 2019:

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5
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3rd October 2019:

Enjoyed the stay, staff very friendly, rooms clean, breakfast nice.

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4.8
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17th September 2019:

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5
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10th September 2019:

Beautiful, clean, spacious and comfortable room. Hosts were very welcoming and helpful and the freshly cooked breakfast was excellent.

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We used Fort William as a stop over on our way to and from Skye and enjoyed a visit to nearby Glenfinnan and the ‘Harry Potter’ train. Neptune’s Staircase the 8 locks of the Caledonian canal at Banavie are amazing. Pubs/bistros in Fort William, are very busy which unfortunately means dining is not a relaxed affair. Food comes really quickly, no break between courses and staff are very keen to move you on.

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5
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3rd September 2019:

Very warm welcome by the hostess. Great spacious room and bathroom. Breakfast was very good (delicious scramble eggs and fresh fruits). Young lady serving was very efficient and friendly. Only thing I would suggest is to improve the lighting for the mirror and install hangers in the bathroom for the towels (there is nothing to hang them). Great place overall.

Tips:

There are good restaurant and pub recommendations in the hotel's book. It is highly recommended to book well in advance for the Crannog seafood restaurant. All are within easy walking distance.

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4.8
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24th August 2019:

We loved the family room. It was very spacious and perfect for 2 adults and 2 children, with plenty of room. Our grand daughter was very unwell when we arrived in Fort William and we discovered that our Australian mobile phones could not be used to contact the NHS. The hosts at Glentower very kindly provided us with a phone to use for as long as we needed it. They were extremely attentive and we very much appreciated their assistance and concern. The breakfast was great. I highly recommend this lovely, friendly B and B.

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5
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19th August 2019:

Beautiful place that is first class

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5
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8th August 2019:

Very lovely, generous and clean room with attention to detail. Breakfast was tasty and all staff very friendly.

Tips:

Lots of hiking options. Pubs & restaurants offer a variery of food.

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5
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4th August 2019:

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4.5
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18th July 2019:

Trevor and his staff were very accomodating. Rooms were spacious. Breakfast was lovely.

Tips:

Glenfinan Viaduct, Gondola at Nevis Range, Neptune's Staircase, Steal Falls, Ben Nevis Distillery

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5
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14th July 2019:

First class, all you could ask for - friendly informative and helpful hosts and staff, great facilities and breakfast

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Need to book, walk ins are difficult to get a meal

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5
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14th July 2019:

Extremely helpful and friendly hosts, breakfast choice was plentiful and good quality tasty, well presented food.

Tips:

Recommend Crannog seafood restaurant & Garrison West. Our favourite pub was the Ben Nevis Inn. Jacobite Steam train to Mallaig and west coastal area for beaches and scenery.

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5
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8th July 2019:

Very nice place and hosts! Room was excellent and cozy, we liked it lot! Good breakfast. Short walk to Centre. Everything worked fine!

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4.8
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21st June 2019:

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4.5
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11th June 2019:

Historic building easy to find. Quiet (considering the location close to the main road), nice views over the loch and surrounding hills; in walking distance to the town centre. Option to obtain a packed lunch if you want to leave early. Nice hosts.

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5
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10th June 2019:

Wonderful location... outstanding view from our room... Very nice rooms... very good breakfast.... excellent courteous staff... Trevor was very helpful to guide us and give an extra quilt!:) The best place to stay in Fort William... we stayed there for a night on our way to Skye.

Tips:

Neptune’s steps are worth a visit! The city Center is a nice cute place to walk ... the bar was good... a very nice and reasonably priced restaurant called Italia express.. run by the very warm and loving Indians! He went out of the way to serve us! Made us feel at home! That was a wonderful feeling being so far away from home!

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5
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4th May 2019:

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5
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23rd April 2019:

Very clean, great views, nice people. Very good breakfast.

Tips:

The seafood restaurant is a must visit. The train trip to Mallaig from Fort William through the spectacular countryside is also a must do, well recommended.

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5
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12th March 2019:

Thank you for a lovely stay, we hope to return one day.

Tips:

Treasures of the Earth is well worth a visit. The Tavern and Garrison West are good eating places.

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4.8
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9th October 2018:

This B&B was exactly what we needed for our one night stay towards the end of our tour through Scotland. Across from the water, a few minutes walk to dinner, and a room that had everything we needed, including a wonderful bathroom for a nice hot shower, was just perfect. Thank you Glentower!

Tips:

Can't remember the name, but there is a wonderful restaurant down the street for dinner!

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5
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26th September 2018:

When visiting the west coast, I'll certainly try to stay with Catriona and Trevor, if they have a room - any room - available! Everything at Glentower is of quality. The only thing lacking was a soap dish in the shower in room four, 'The Grange' and with my bad back...

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A prime location with easy access and ample private parking, a short walk to the town and the railway station, with it's regular steam train to Mallaig.

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4
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9th September 2018:

Un sogno....soggiornate, scegliete questo fantastico posto.

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4.8
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7th May 2018:

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5
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19th June 2017:

I've had some excellent stays in Scotland, and this surpassed all of them. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts. Thank you!

Tips:

Try the Crannog Restaurant. It is fantastic. If you are walking up Ben Nevis, go as early as possible to avoid much of the crowding.

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4.8
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30th August 2016:

Great location and easy parking. Breakfast was well done in a very nice dining room. Floors were a bit creaky and doors slamming/locking could wake you, but overall it was a great place to stay!

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5
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20th August 2016:

One highlight of our stay was to enjoy an evening drink or morning coffee on the front bench and enjoy the lake view. Beautiful!

Tips:

The hike to Steal Falls was great. Also the gondola ride at Nevis range ski resort. Be sure to check out Glencoe.

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4.5
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12th August 2016:

Warm welcome, excellent service, top bath, very good breakfast. An accomodation to recommend others.

Tips:

Enjoy the Jacobite train, do a turn on the lake/loch from the nearby located pier or try to climb on top of the Ben Nevis (Be carefull, that's a strenuous tour and the weather worsens! Check this in the vistor centre before. And you need a car/taxi to get there to the remotely located start point.)

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5
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7th June 2016:

Very welcoming and helpful owners. Friendly hardworking staff.

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5
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22nd May 2016:

We stayed for two night in a chalet next to the hotel. It was very modern and quiet, with nice décor and beautiful views over the Loch. All of the staff were extremely helpful and friendly.

Tips:

The breakfast choices were many and varied. We enjoyed wonderful breakfasts on both days. We also took the Jacobite train to Mallaig and it was the best day out.

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5
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14th September 2015:

Excellent Bed and Breakfast. Very modern and clean. Very friendly staff.

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5
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29th August 2015:

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4.5
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22nd August 2015:

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5
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9th August 2015:

Thank you guys for help.

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5
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9th July 2015:

A perfect place with fantastic staff who couldn't do enough for us. Would definitely recommend to others.

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Book at restaurants for evening meals, don't think you can just walk in and get a table!

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5
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23rd June 2015:

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4.5
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4th April 2015:

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5
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24th February 2015:

Friendly and accommodating

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