Dating back to the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Loch Leven Hotel used to be a ferry inn for passengers waiting to use the old Ballachulish Ferry.
The days of rebel forces fighting in the Highlands have long gone but the Loch Leven Hotel still has an impossibly romantic location at the foot of Glencoe.
Enjoy a romantic break of your own with today’s Big Deal on a stay at The Loch Leven Hotel, a family owned and run establishment in Onich, near Fort William.
Loch side setting
At the point where Loch Leven meets Loch Linnhe, the twelve bedroom Loch Leven Hotel sits on the shore looking out over the water and on to the mountains.
This tremendous offer is for two people to enjoy an overnight bed and breakfast break in a standard double or twin at The Loch Leven.
The offer is available seven days a week but there is a £10 per room per night supplement for Friday and Saturday night stays.
Recently refurbished, many of the hotel’s rooms have views to the loch. Individually decorated, they are all ensuite and feature a TV and hot drinks facilities. There is WiFi in the hotel but the thick stone walls mean that it doesn’t always work perfectly in every room – the Internet wasn’t top of the priority list for 18th century builders.
The offer includes a full Scottish breakfast – something of a speciality at The Loch Leven Hotel. Alongside porridge, the full Scottish includes eggs, bacon, sausage, potato scone, tomato, beans and mushrooms. Other options include grilled kippers; scrambled eggs with smoked salmon or the mighty fine veggie cooked breakfast.
Everything at the Loch Leven hotel is cooked from scratch including the wholesome pub grub sold in the bar and lounge. The kitchen turns the flair up a notch or two for the seasonal menu in the Loch View Restaurant; look out for dishes such as sirloin steaks and haddock fishcakes.
Loch view sundeck
Overlooking the loch, the sundeck is a popular spot for an aperitif while watching the yachts sail by and the herons dip into the water. The bar, with its great malt whisky selection and open fire, is a lively spot which is popular with locals.
See & do
Set amid high peaks, rugged glens and deep sea lochs, the Glencoe and Lochaber area offers fantastic opportunities for walking, climbing, mountain biking, golf, water sports and wildlife safaris. Halfway between the Glencoe Mountain Resort and the Nevis Range, The Loch Leven Hotel is also well located for skiing and snowboarding.
Castle visits and distillery tours will appeal to the less outward bound.
The Loch Leven Hotel enjoys a great profile on TripAdvisor. This is what one happy guest had to say recently. We’ve shortened it but not edited it for meaning:
‘A West Highland hotel with a big heart… This is the kind of hotel that you always wish you could find in the Highlands but rarely do. We ate there each night and were treated to excellent food each time. Their chef Charlie is a real find. All the staff were friendly and welcoming, not in an over fussy way but with a genuine warmth. They really did care if we were having a good stay. The hotel was warm, spotlessly clean and in a location surely only dreamed about by many a hotel that might consider itself of finer pedigree…’