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North Yorkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stayed in this hotel, with my wife, for four nights, with Shearings. From start to finish we could not fault the experience we had. The room on the ground floor was fresh, clean, warm and comfortable. Views from the hotel were glorious. All the public areas were clean and comfortable. Breakfast was self service which suited us entirely. The...

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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, it's great to see you enjoyed it so much. As you say Fort William is a lovely spot to spend time, there is so much to see. We will have a look at the tea, see if we can improve it. We look forward to seeing you again.

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just come back from a lovely week at the Bay Caledonian Hotel. This was the first time we had stayed at the hotel. We arrived later than usual due to heavy traffic, but we were not rushed off the coach and into dinner, being given time to go to our rooms to freshen up. We had paid extra...

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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 lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your first stay in Fort William, it's such a lovely area. It was a pleasure to help with the birthday card.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 4 nights with Shearings, first experience of this tour operator but would definately travel with them again. Room was spotless if a little dated ,although the rooms are being refurbished at the moment . All public Areas already refurbished. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food was really good, great variety ,well presented. Entertainment each evening. I would...

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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 so nice to see you enjoyed your stay so much. Enjoy your next trip.

Tain, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

acccording to expedia it was 0.2 miles from the centre of town erm wrong was 1.8 miles from centre so not a good start when arrived not felt made welcome from reception on arrival of our room the room was cold and the radiator was broken but did have a heater in the room only had 5 channels on tv...

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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, we always appreciate comments as this gives us an opportunity to improve our service.

Ayr, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very basic, our room was on the top floor, VERY small and basic, but what was the noise above us? It sounded like a 747 with its engine on, were we beside the boiler/air con room for the whole hotel? I thought I’d never sleep through it, but it went quite just as we got into bed thank goodness 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. I'm sorry you were disturbed by the noise above. Thank you once again for posting your review.

Macduff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly welcome helpful staff. Room warm clean and in good order. Bathroom dated but plenty hot water and towels. Only downside window wouldn't open so room a bit stuffy. Breakfast excellent eat as much as you want food all first class. Evenings in lounge good friendly atmosphere.

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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 are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.

lichfield
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hotel great staff bedrooms need updating as our bed was uncomfortable we hardly slept also the window was welded shut and the windows was running with water with the room being so warm you couldn't get a breath of fresh air food was good although fish seemed to be the fave as it was on the menus most nights...

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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 you found your bed uncomfortable and that your window was hard to open. We would have been pleased to help you with both of these issues at reception. We have a meat, fish, and vegetarian option on our menus every night. Thank you very much again...

Telford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fabulous place, staff are superb, food great, beds and towels are spotless clean, room warm and comfortable, entertainment each night, what's not too like, will go back, no better recommendation

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to read. We look forward to seeing you again.

Chester
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time in Fort William with Shearings holidays. The staff at the hotel were all very jolly and extremely polite. The food in the hotel was excellent and plenty of it. Quite a walk from the town, but taxi cheaper than the bus for 3. Would visit again.

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

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your very kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again at the Caledonian.

Kelty, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed 3 night break over New Year's festivities in 3rd floor room overlooking Loch Linnie. Package was excellent value with wine,fruit and chocs welcome pack. Hotel is about 2 miles out of Fort William but flat easy walking with local bus service on main road. Entertainment provided each night but disappointed there was no piper available to greet the bells....

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

Thank you very much for posting your review on your New Year break, we are so pleased you enjoyed it.

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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: $80 - $220 (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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“Pay the upgrade for a loch view room. These will be an even numbered room when you check in.”
 of 5 bubbles Rams_fan_11, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lift to all floors. We stayed on 2nd floor, no problems .”
 of 5 bubbles kathleenf859, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“front facing”
 of 5 bubbles bertiebassett2003, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“same as travel lodge”
 of 5 bubbles helenmoore2015, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lift, stair lift to dining room, front bedrooms have a fantastic loch view”
 of 5 bubbles Cruiserbabe2014, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
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