- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Our Inspector's View
Located on the Caledonian Canal next to a series of locks known as Neptune's Staircase and close to Thomas Telford's house, this hotel has a dedicated team offering friendly service. Accommodation comes in three distinct styles – Standard, Superior and Executive. The newer rooms with balconies are particularly appealing; many rooms offer canal and/or Ben Nevis views. Meals can be taken in the modern bistro, or alternatively, fine dining is offered in the more traditional dining room.
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Facilities – at a glance
Great attention to detail and dedicated customer care
- En-suite rooms: 32
- Family rooms: 1
- Bedrooms Ground: 1
- Free TV
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Gym available
- New Year entertainment programme
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 60
- Walk-in showers
- Maximum number of guests: 120
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About The area
Apart from the Orkneys and the Shetlands, Highland is Scotland’s northernmost county. Probably its most famous feature is the mysterious and evocative Loch Ness, allegedly home to an ancient monster that has embedded itself in the world’s modern mythology, and the region’s tourist industry. Monster or no, Loch Ness is beautiful and it contains more water than all the lakes and reservoirs in England and Wales put together. The loch is 24 miles long, one mile wide and 750 feet deep, making it one of the largest bodies of fresh water in Europe.
At the very tip of the Highlands is John o’ Groats, said to be named after a Dutchman, Jan de Groot, who lived here in the early 16th century and operated a ferry service across the stormy Pentland Firth to Orkney. In fact, the real northernmost point of the British mainland is Dunnet Head, whose great cliffs rise imposingly above the Pentland Firth some two miles further north than John o’ Groats.
The Isle of Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. Its name is Norse, meaning ‘isle of clouds’, and the southwestern part of the island has some of the heaviest rainfall on the whole of the British coast. Despite this, it’s the most visited of all the islands of the Inner Hebrides. It’s dominated from every view by the high peaks of the Cuillins, which were only conquered towards the end of the 19th century.
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