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67% would recommend it to a friend
noisy room - and a scalding shower
The room I had was out in the annex, and i feel sorry for the guests down stairs, as any time I walked the noise from the floor boards was very loud.
The shower was mental with a mind of its own, the water changed temperature very quickly and went from warm to freezing cold or scalding hot with no warning. These showers should not be able to go that hot as it could easily injure someone.
I arrived late and exhausted at the Ben Nevis Hotel.
The room was clean and tidy but the bin in the bathroom had not been emptied. I had the most unpleasant night I had ever had in any accomodation away from home as there were large numbers of seagulls around the hotel which kept me awake from around 3am. I tried closing the window which was marginally better but made the room (which was airless and hot) unbearable. The night became a nightmare with raucous squaking going on until I eventually gave up around 7am and got up feeling miserable. Breakfast was mediocre, with a buffet which looked like it had been lying overnight and tasted much the same. I was asked if I wanted tea/coffee and white/brown bread toast. The staff member forgot to bring it and I had to ask again. The restaurant was really quiet at the time and the staff appeared demotivated, some lethargic (I'm guessing the wages are poor) and all staff were very young. The overall appearance of the hotel is run down and I am shocked at the cost of a single room room given the whole experience. On a positive note I used the pool in the morning, which was lovely, and the staff there were pleasant and helpful.
The hotel needs upgraded - especially the rooms.
Not good value for money
Hotel next to road so a bit noisy.
But good location overall (15 minutes walk to village centre). Walls very very thin - you could hear everything. We had family with small child below - and my husband couldn't sleep coz baby was crying most of the night. Hotel a bit dated but still cosy. I liked most swimming pool and jacuzzi. Food in restaurant just ok but nothing special.
Great weekend getaway
Only complaint is the TV is rooms are small, could do with updating them.
Ben Nevis challenge.
For my brothers 50th year he'd set the target of the three highest peaks in the UK.The first was to be Ben Nevis at the end of May.Original plan was to camp with a friend and family but weather put an end to that.Hence the use of alterations.com.As it was a family gathering I was determined to be there so took the only room available in Fort William.On arrival at the Ben Nevis Hotel and leisure complex there was a friendly and efficient reception.Everything was very clean and tidy,the pool area looked very good.I can't comment further on that because my son and I never got round to using it.Sadly the room and the section of the hotel it was in didn't come up to expectation.The stair carpets were badly worn,the wallpaper was torn or peeling away at the edges.There seemed to be no lift for the older generation,or young families with prams and other baby necessities .My room was up two flights of stairs,then down three corridors .This would have been difficult to cope with for someone less mobile.The room itself was well proportioned with views of the foothills of Ben Nevis.The bathroom,sadly,looked very tired and dated.The door was difficult to shut properly and the shower was a lottery.Which tap was which,when does the water get hot and why does it keep going cold.The television was from the eighties,with very poor picture quality and only five channels.I wonder as the summer season picks up if it becomes staff accommodation.
The breakfasts however were great.Quantity was excellent,choice was great and quality was great to.For the number of people being served,and there were many,it's not easy to provide quality and hot food for so many,so no complaints there.Overall my son and I had two fabulous days in Fort William.As it was such a late booking I just had to accept that the room I was getting might not be the best.I do think though that parts of the hotel could do with a bit of love and attention.As forFire William,it's definitely a place that I want to visit again.
Ben Nevis Climbers
Hotel decor tired and needs updating.
Suggest closing for a time to redecorate and recarpet. Smashing view from our so called superior room of outside of kitchen, we always knew what was on menu as it came up through the poorly tiled bathroom floor from the kitchen. Expelair fans started very early and disturbing. Some staff great but others need more training or firing. If this was superior we would not like to see standard accommodation.
free upgrade on arrival.
handy stop off
No complaints, friendly helpful staff, clean room, excellent breakfast.
Would use again (didn't get time to try the leisure facilities unfortunately)
Corridors smell of tobacco smoke.
Needs a refurb