While this hotel is located a little way from Inverness, it is located in the hills overlooking Loch Ness. From the outside it is a little dated, but once you get inside the rooms are big, clean and comfortable. The staff is friendly and helpful and the food at the bar is good. Its location makes for quiet nights and it has incredible views of the Loch
Stayed at The Lovat for 3 nights. Staff could not do enough for us. Our room was in the new separate building and was very stark. I had to request a chair with a back because only a stool was provided. Heated floors were nice.
"The Inch" is a distinctive 19th Century shooting lodge in a splendid location overlooking Loch Ness just north of Fort Augustus. Like many such buildings, it has been the subject of piecemeal updating over the years and not all of it sympathetic. The result is a hotchpotch aesthetic, part shortbread tartan, part 21st century chic but overall a bit naff. Add to that some fixtures and fittings which definitely need updating and a heating system that gurgles alarmingly and you'll wonder a bit what you've come to.
But, the welcome was warm, the staff helpful and approachable and the food at dinner and breakfast (of which I had only minimum expectations) was very very good. Hopefully the current owners will give "The Inch" the TLC it needs and turn it into a real Highland gem.
Traveller from Edinburgh
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Known as the home of 'Nessie', the monster supposedly lurking in the depths of Scotland's most voluminous lake, Loch Ness is a popular destination in the Highlands. Ramblers can explore the medieval ruins of Urquhart Castle, whilst more experienced walkers can hike the 113 km of the Great Glen Way. Cruises operate all year so visitors can appreciate Loch Ness from its best vantage point: the water.
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