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Reviews - Garadh Buidhe

4Self Classified Bed and Breakfast Ratings explained
Near Kilmonivaig, Spean Bridge, , Fort William, PH34 4EX
Garadh Buidhe, a modern open plan house, set in its own grounds, offers three to four spacious double bedrooms (some en-suite) tastefully decorated to a high standard. All rooms have remote control satellite television and radio, dvd player, hairdryer, clock, complimentary toiletries and hospitality tray (with electric kettle and fresh milk daily). A drying room, iron and ironing board are freely available when required. We also have bicycles available for hire. Free wi-fi. Start your day gazing out of the three large patio windows at the impressive scenery with panoramic views of the river and mountains from our open plan (American style) dining room/lounge. Choose your own breakfast from a wide range of high quality food including full Scottish breakfast, black pudding, haggis, sausage, bacon, eggs, tomato, beans, mushrooms, hash brown, porridge, cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurt, fresh morning rolls, toast, jams and a selection of cheeses, or choose kipper, mackerel, salmon as alternative to meat, or a plate of filleted fresh fruit. Keep an eye out for regulars visitors (wild life) to the local area, many observed from the windows at Garadh Buidhe – deer, pine martens, otters, highland cattle, lambs, sea eagles from the Isle of Mull (as seen on ‘Spring Watch’ and ‘Autumn Watch’), buzzards, pheasants, many species of garden and sea birds (including the greater spotted woodpecker, kingfishers and migrating sand martins nesting in the banks of the river). Golden eagles can often be seen soaring high up in the sky.
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Guest Reviews Based on 9 reviews
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90% recommended this accommodation to a friend 90% would stay again
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Lovely place but...
We loved the location but felt we were intruding in their home, it was clear that is was coming to the end of the the season and they were tired. We got a room without an ensuite and shared with another couple who were quick off the mark to get in mess it up, also the bath was not usable which was very disappointing. We also had to pay cash, I never carry £150 cash on me and always pay by card for my accommodation, I genuinely felt I was hounded for the money after declaring this. The conversation around the breakfast table felt a little intrusive rather than inquisitive.
Overall we were not happy with our time here and won't stay again.

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We are very surprised by your negative comments in your review, posted three months after you stayed with us. When you left in September, you wrote in our guest book very different words ‘lovely and friendly …. and we will come back, cheers’. Regarding the room it quite clearly states in all of our advertising that this particular room has a shared shower room with just one other guest room. It is in the main heading of the description of the room and cannot possibly be mistaken for an en suite room. Unfortunately many advertising websites list the cheaper rooms first, in order to attract clients, but most travellers realise this and take care to scroll down to the more expensive en suite rooms. We would much prefer to advertise our excellent en suite rooms first in the list but this is beyond our control. The shower is in the bath in the shared shower room and the bath is not used as we have found in the past that some guests take all of the hot water filling the bath, without thought for other guests who may also want to shower at the same time. Our geo-thermal heating works perfectly with just showers and this is why we do not offer or advertise a bath in any of our rooms. To say that the other guests messed up the shower room is just not true. The shower rooms are all cleaned daily, sometimes twice in the case of the shared shower room, and there has never been a ‘mess’ anywhere. Regarding payment, your reservation was through late rooms on a PAY ON ARRIVAL basis. You were informed by us by email prior to your arrival that we would be unable to process credit cards on site and that payment should therefore be made in cash. It is not unreasonable to expect payment on arrival, but we were quite happy to wait until you were able to get the cash point as you had not read our email beforehand. Most of the other websites offer credit card payments but this, of course, would involve paying when booking our accommodation. In conclusion, our main aim is to share our love of Scotland with our guests and we feel that we often go that extra mile to make sure that everything is perfect during their stay. Thankfully most of our guests appreciate this, including the light hearted banter around the breakfast table. Jane and Michael

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Ben t

From UK
Who stayed in September 2014

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Lovely B&B
Had a wonderful stay, Mike and Jane were excellent hosts and cooked fantastic breakfasts for us every morning. The views from the house are wonderful and Mike and Jane recommended fab walks. Am looking forward to going back!

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Katie B

From UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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Really enjoyed the experience of sitting round the breakfast table with all the other guests, really fabulous place and location. Jane & Michael really friendly and helpful suggesting best places to visit.

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R Parker

From Derby, UK
Who stayed in June 2014

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We enjoyed a fantastic 2 days at Garadh Buidhe, the surrounding area is spectacular and the accomodation, welcom and food were excellent! We cannot fault our experience in any way and will definately return in the future.

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Frances McLean

From UK
Who stayed in December 2013

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Great stay!
We had a lovely time at Garadh Buidhe. The room was very comfortable, with a great breakfast, and Jane and Michael are very welcoming people, giving advice when needed and who we enjoyed chatting with! The rural location make the rooms very calm, and Fort William is still close (car is required though). I definitly recommend their B&B.

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s valentin

From France
Who stayed in September 2013

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great location and very friendly owners

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L McDonough

From St Petersburg, USA
Who stayed in August 2013

Travelling alone

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a beautiful b&b, very friendly hosts and wonderful breakfast, perfect location for sight seeing.
We booked in here as it looked so peaceful and was a perfect location for our trip up Ben Nevis we weren't wrong, We were made to feel so welcome by Jane and Michael they couldn't do enough for us.
Rooms were very comfortable with sky and DVD players...Perfect chill out location with beautiful scenery all around. Would definitely return. Thanks for a lovely few days.

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S Rae

From Rothesay , UK
Who stayed in August 2013

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The Gardner family visit Fort William
We stayed with Jane and Michael at Garadh Buidhe during our assault on Ben Nevis.
From the moment we arrived we experienced genuine,friendly hospitality.Mike even took us all for a ride down to the river on his quad bike!
Gorgeous views from our modern,clean,comfortable bedroom and a brilliant breakfast to match.
Couldn't fault this place and would recommend it to anyone.
Thank you Jane and Mike.

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Jeff Gardner

From Wiltshire, UK
Who stayed in August 2013

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When only the best will do.

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Axel G

From 23669 Timmendorfer Strand, Germany
Who stayed in September 2014

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