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Moorings Hotel, Fort William

Banavie, Fort William, PH337LY, UK View Map

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    Disabled Rooms
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    Pets Allowed
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    Golf in Local Area

The Moorings Hotel in Fort William is located alongside the Caledonian Canal with panoramic views of Ben Nevis.

Mark Simpson, Website Manager,

The Moorings Hotel in Fort William lies alongside the Caledonian Canal at the famous Neptune's Staircase and offers comfort and style coupled with the convenience of a modern hotel. The views from most of the Moorings hotels bedrooms are spellbinding, providing guests with panoramic views of water & the mighty Ben Nevis mountain range.

The Moorings is a well known hotel, and many celebrities have stayed and eaten in the hotel: Mel Gibson, Burt Lancaster, Sean Connery, Christopher Lambert and Liam Neeson to name but a few.

The popularity of the Moorings hotel stems from the fact it offers visitors an all round Highland experience, where everything is just right. The service is informal but efficient. The food is superb, with a rosette to match. The bedrooms are spotlessly clean and modern, and the public areas are full of character and what you would expect of a Scottish Highland's hotel.

Relax in one of the Moorings Hotels individually designed rooms, which offer all the comforts of home. The housekeeping staff pride themselves on their attention to detail and maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. Many of the rooms have panoramic views of Ben Nevis, Neptunes Staircase and Aonach Mor, offering stunning views at all times of the year.

With the opening of the new Moorings Cafe Bistro in the summer of 2015, The Moorings Hotel is the number one place to eat in Fort William and an experience not to be missed. The fantastic Cafe Bistro on the banks of the Caledonian Canal serving a great selection of traditional and modern meals using the best of local fresh produce. The Bistro is child friendly and offer a specialised children’s menu.

The Moorings Hotel in Fort William offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year.

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Cots Supplied
Ground Floor Rooms
Family Room for 3
Family Room for 4
Complimentary Bottled Water
Walk In Showers
DVD Player

The 32 bedrooms in the Moorings Hotel are en-suite and have colour TV with satellite, radio, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephones, hair dryer and a laundry service. DVD players are available in family rooms.

The Moorings Hotels individually designed rooms also offer panoramic views of Ben Nevis, Neptune's staircase and Aonach Mor at all times of the year.

Guests can now choose between a standard rooms or opt for a new superior, which offer spectacular views, spacious living areas and a choice of twin or king sized beds. 

Opened in the summer of 2015 the Executive Bedrooms are designed to the highest possible standards with luxurious en-suite bathrooms some of which are fitted with rainfall showers. Full length windows offer exceptional panoramic views of Ben Nevis and the Caledonian Canal whilst some of the rooms also benefit from their very own balcony. There really is no better place to sit back, relax and watch as the boats pass through the famous Neptune’s Staircase. 

Bar & Restaurant

Outdoor Dining Terrace

The Moorings Bistro
The Moorings Hotel Bistro serves freshly prepared home-cooked dishes every evening from 5 pm until 9.30 pm. Lead by our Head Chef, Ross McCulloch, and his kitchen team we endevour to use the best of local and Scottish produce to have a seasonally changing menu.

We are pleased to offer the old favorites of Haddock and Chips and our Homemade Moorings Burger as well as some new creations of Venison Meatballs and Oxtail Cheek. We also offer prime Scottish Beef Steak with Fillet, Sirloin or Rib-eye from our chargrill.

The Bistro offers friendly and relaxed service, perfect for a great night out with family, friends or business colleagues.

Sample Bistro Menu

Our Cafe
The Moorings Hotel Cafe is a perfect spot to meet up during the day. Enjoy a freshly brewed coffee or tea and admire the stunning Highland scenery. We serve an extensive light lunch menu during the day including hearty soups, freshly prepared sandwiches, paninis and baked potatoes. We also offer a selection of wonderful home-baking by our resident baker ‘Cathie-Ann’ who provides an array of cakes, scones and home-bakes. The Moorings Cafe is the perfect place to be. 

Sample Cafe Menu

Mariners Bar
The Mariners Bar can be reserved for your own private get together with family and friends, perfect for parties, birthdays, gatherings & family celebrations. The Mariners Bar has an open fire and is totally self-contained where you can enjoy your celebrations with a buffet and drink in private. 

Upper Deck Lounge Bar
Extremely popular with locals and visitors alike, our lounge bar is informal and relaxing where you can enjoy a quiet drink on a split level with wood panelling and stained glass, it offers a large selection of wines, malts, liqueurs, spirits and beers – including real ale.

No visit to Scotland would be complete without sampling a ‘wee dram’ of uisge beatha or ‘the water of life’. The Moorings Hotel has a fantastic collection of malt whisky on offer and even has its own 10 year and 30 year old Malt whisky.


Fitness Suite

The new Fitness Suite was added in 2010 and guest receive complimentary use of this facility
The Suite features:
Rowing machines
Weight Stations

Guests at the Moorings Hotel are also offered complimentary Golf at the local Golf Course

Directions to the Moorings Hotel in Fort William

From the A82 take the West for 1 mile. Take first right over the Caledonian Canal onto the B8004. The Moorings hotel is just along the road on the right.

3 hours by road from Glasgow and Edinburgh
1 hour from Inverness

Mileages are approximate

Whisky Tasting
Golf in Local Area
Wildlife Watching

The Moorings Hotel in Fort William is great base to stay if you are interested in the great outdoors as the Nevis Range is right on the doorstop and offers skiing breaks, snowboarding and sledging - the best views can be seen by taking the gondola trip to the top of the range.

For less energetic breaks in Fort William why not visit the West Highland Museum or sample the local brew at the Ben Nevis Distillery. One of the most popular attractions in this area apart from Ben Nevis is the Jacobite Steam train that takes you from Fort William along the stunning West Highland Line across the Glenfinnan Viaduct, used in the Harry Potter films, to the harbour village of Mallaig. Fort William is at the end, or the start of the West Highland Way - a 100 mile walk on paths to Glasgow.