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Bay Caledonian Hotel

08/06/2017 09/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Bruges
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not our kind of place, the Caledonian Hotel Fort Williams We booked here just to relax a while before driving back home to Belgium, we booked just a few day’s before, because a lot of B&B’s here where already full booked. It is an older hotel with small rooms and small bathrooms as well, the restaurant is not that fine...

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Millport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable room. Good entertainment and friendly staff. Food was good. Hotel 2 miles from town, so was good to have car, though coach trip clients had trip to Skye included. We travelled to Mallaig one day and Sands of Morar on return. Beautiful beach there. Shopping was fine at Fort William. Great shoe shop on main st.. So much to...

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gm_cal, General Manager at Bay Caledonian Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review, it's lovely to see you had such a good time. Thanks also for your kind comments on our staff. We look forward to seeing you again as there is definitely a lot more to see yet.

southsea
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked two nights and very much regret that. The room was dated, tired small and long overdue a refurbishment. Flaking paint on the bathroom ceiling and window. The carpets are worn and the bed was so uncomfortable and clearly worn out. The whole environment feels dated and unappealing. Had dinner on the first night there and all I can say...

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gm_cal, General Manager at Bay Caledonian Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, I'm sorry we did not meet your expectations but we strive to achieve a comfortable, clean environment for our guests. I have noted your comments and we will address what we can.

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took my husbands very elderly and infirm parents for a weekend in Fort William and chose this hotel because there was entertainment on every night. The hotel was beautiful, clean and well (newly) decorated. The location was spectacular with views over the loch. My only complaint is the size of the bathrooms, they were unbelievably small. The staff were...

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gm_cal, General Manager at Bay Caledonian Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review and what a lovely review it is. Donella and Adam will be delighted with their special mention. If you come our way again we look forward to welcoming you back.

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel staff very friendly and helpful if the person you asked a question didn't know answer to they got someone who did. Rooms very clean . Good variety of food at breakfast and dinner something for everyone. Entertainment every night. Lovely views from lounge and dining room,

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gm_cal, General Manager at Bay Caledonian Hotel, responded to this review

What a lovely review, thank you very much indeed. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and if you visit us again we look forward to welcoming you back.

Newcastle upon Tyne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a 4 night stay here with National Holidays. The check in was very quick & well organised. One of our party of 3 was allocated a room on a different floor (our fault as her booking was done separately & we should have linked them). Even though there was no availability beside us they did move her to a...

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gm_cal, General Manager at Bay Caledonian Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review and we are so pleased you enjoyed the stay. Thanks also for the lovely comments regarding our staff. We will pass you regards onto Robert ( Wednesday night entertainer).

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arrived at 5pm on a national holidays trip were quickly booked in Clean room small flat screen tv Room a little dated 1 tip bring your own toiletries only soap provided Food was very nice for evening meal waitress service too Breakfast was buffet style and all food was hot All in all had a great 4 days away many...

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gm_cal, General Manager at Bay Caledonian Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, it was so nice to read. Some of our rooms are still to be refurbished but we are continually working on this. Thanks for your kind comments on our staff and we hope to see you again. Just in case you do visit again, we have toiletries available at reception.

Llangollen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The hotel surpassed all our expectations. The lounge, dining room, bar/entertainment areas, as well as the reception area, were of a very high standard of décor and presentation. Our bedroom – 202 – was clean, comfortable, well appointed (OK, so the TV reception wasn’t great) and, given its location near to the lift and stairs, surprisingly quiet. Buffet breakfast and...

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gm_cal, General Manager at Bay Caledonian Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review and what a lovely review it is. Thank you so much on your kind comments regarding our staff, everyone loves a mention. Thanks also for you comments regarding the food, the Chef's will appreciate these. Regarding the TV, hopefully we will get that sorted soon.

Alexandria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Room clean and pleasant although needs updated as well as the corridors, staff friendly and helpful, buffet breakfast as well as cooked breakfast. Rooms at the front of the hotel have a great view of the Loch.

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gm_cal, General Manager at Bay Caledonian Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review we hope to see you again at the Caledonian.

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Travelled with family on what should have been a nice comfortable break and really don't know where to start. Having been picked up at 7.45am on Monday morning from Leeds and making two stops en-route to Normanton to join our coach we found ourselves dropped off at this central point which was heaving with people and heavily congested inside -...

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gm_cal, General Manager at Bay Caledonian Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. I'm sorry the holiday did not meet your expectations but I'm glad you found our staff pleasant and helpful. We will look into all your comments and make changes as necessary.

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  • Free Internet
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated directly opposite Loch Linnhe, you can admire the fantastic views of the beautiful surrounding wooded hills and mountains from this hotel. Along with the dining room and pleasant lounge area, all front facing rooms offer super views of the breathtaking Loch Linnhe. The comfortable lounge and ballroom host entertainment most nights, often with a distinct Scottish flavour which is perfect for unwinding after a day’s sightseeing or exploring. A number of rooms have been recently refurbished to increase the capacity at this popular hotel and there is a convenient lift that serves all floors. At nine miles long and over a mile wide and with Ben Nevis towering above, Loch Linnhe is one of Scotland’s natural treasures. The hotel is also just two miles south of the town centre of Fort William, known as the outdoor capital of Britain, and here you can explore the many small and interesting shops and museums. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay Caledonian Hotel

Address: Achintore Road, Fort William PH33 6RW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Fort William
Price Range: RM434 - RM772 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Caledonian Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 82
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Also Known As:
Caledonian Fort William
Caledonian Hotel Fort William
Fort William Caledonian Hotel
Bay Caledonian Hotel Fort William, Scotland
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“You pay for sea view.”
margaretsF2043WP, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“There are different sizes of room, we stayed in the standard depending on our budget I would definitely pay for a larger room next time.”
Janice447981, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“Even numbered rooms overlook the Loch”
MrsJD36, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Quiet rooms at back”
criticman100, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 202 was quiet (even though near to the lift and stairs), had view over the Loch - which we paid extra”
GarthGraham, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
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