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Isles Of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish
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The Isles Of Glencoe Hotel is set in the most majestic of Highland landscapes - almost afloat, nestling on a peninsula surrounded by Loch Leven, with towering mountains of Glencoe in view
The Isles of Glencoe Hotel in Ballachulish can be found nestled on the side of Loch Leven. The Highland estate on which the Isles of Glencoe Hotel is set, has two charming harbours and three kilometres of water frontage, offering a sense of space and a variety of magnificent walks right on the doorstep. The 3 star hotel near Glencoe has been built in contemporary, informal Scandinavian style and offers the warmest of traditional Scottish welcomes. As well as the Loch the Isles if Glencoe hotel is surrounded by great walks and a charming woodland adventure playground, ideal for children to explore.
Bedrooms at the Isles of Glencoe in Scotland are spacious, modern and comfortable with breathtaking views across the loch or to the hills of Morvern. You can hear as the water laps outside your spacious family bedroom and many have bunk beds, which are popular for children. All bedrooms are en suite and are appointed to a good quality three star standard.
The Conservatory restaurant at this 3 star hotel in Glencoe offers relaxed and informal dining in a unique Lochside setting with dramatic views across the loch to the mountains of Glencoe. Enjoy some of the most delicious foods on offer in the Highlands of Scotland.
While stay at the Isles hotel in Ballachulish enjoy complimentary use of the Leisure Centre with pool, hydro seat, bio-sauna and exercise room.
The Isles Of Glencoe Hotel in Glencoe offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year.
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The Isles Of Glencoe Hotel's 59 spacious en-suite bedrooms offer a powerful scene of sky, mountain and loch. The standard rooms at The Isles of Glencoe Hotel & Leisure Centre offer a cosy space in which to unwind with delightful views across to the mountains of Morvern.
Slightly smaller than the feature rooms, these en-suite bedrooms have a bath with shower. Two of the rooms have French doors which lead to the grounds of the hotel – perfect for pet owners who have brought their dogs* along on holiday.
The standard rooms all have double beds and are located on the first floor.
Feature Rooms at the Isles of Glencoe Hotel are in plentiful supply as the hotel is situated to make the most of the awesome loch views. Choose a room with patio doors onto the lochside or perhaps one with picture windows looking out over the loch. Whichever you decide, the one thing they have in common is uninterrupted vistas of sparkling blue water and majestic mountains.
Bedroom configurations within the feature room category include twin, double and family combinations sleeping up to 2 adults and 2 children. Some rooms can sleep up to 3 children when extra beds are used.
The rooms are spread over three floors and unfortunatley there is no lift. If you would prefer to have a bedroom on one of the lower floors, please do let us know when booking.
*Dog owners are asked to keep their dogs on a leash until they reach their designated room and when in the lounge areas. Dogs are allowed in all of the public areas, with the exception of the bar and restaurant.
Bar & Restaurant
Sample mouth-watering food and drink at the lochside restaurant. With a menu packed full of Scottish ingredients, an emphasis on quality and a relaxed atmosphere, the restaurant is popular with locals and visitors alike.
The Isles of Glencoe Hotel restaurant is located in a unique lochside setting with dramatic views to the mountains of Glencoe.
Choose from fireside dining in the comfy lounge, a light and airy table in the conservatory, or a seat in the restaurant with picture frame windows (all designed to capture that view).
A hearty breakfast is served each morning. Tuck-in and enjoy a traditional full Scottish feast, fresh fruit salad, a selection of cheeses and cold meats, muffins and croissants.
The Isles of Glencoe Leisure Club isn't all about working, you can spend time simply relaxing with friends or why not escape from the stresses of everyday life by diving into the sparkling waters of the heated pool or enjoy the hydro seat and bio sauna.
The swimming pool is open from 7am until 10pm every day. From 8pm to 10pm, the pool is reserved for adults only. A condition of using the facilities is that you must comply with club rules, a copy of which is available from reception.
An adult must supervise children under 16 at all times in the pool on a ratio of 1 adult to 2 children. Children under 16 are not able to use the bio-sauna and hydro-seat. For health and safety reasons, an adult must accompany children under 17 when in the exercise room.
There are changing facilities and lockers, plus towels are available for hire at reception for a small charge of £1 (or you can bring your towels from your room).
Directions to Isles of Glencoe Hotel in Ballachulish near Glencoe
From Perth: Take the Dundee A85 via Creiff through Crianlarich and follow the A82 and take the turnoff on the left hand side.
From Glasgow East Side: Approach via the Dunbarton A82 through Tarbert and Ardluie to Crianlarich and follow from the A82 as above
From England: Take the M74 to the M73 turnoff for Stirling. Join the A84 at Blair Drummond and come up through Doune and Calander and proceed to Crainlarich. Take the A82 and follow to take the turning on the left.
From Inverness: Head straight down the A82 to Glencoe and take the slip road on the right hand side.
Both sides of the road have large brown tourist signs directing you to the Isle of Glencoe hotel.
Fort William (14)
Thousands of families choose to visit Glencoe for their holidays each year. With hundreds of child friendly activities, plus lots to see and do, there’s no better place to enjoy a fun filled family trip.
West Coast Railways – Harry Potter line. Ride the Jacobite steam train (aka the Hogwarts Express) for the 84 mile round trip from Fort William to Mallaig and back – including the Glenfinnan viaduct, which featured in the Harry Potter films.
Oban Sea Life Centre
Natural History Centre
Treasures of the Earth
Glencoe Folk Museum
As always, before you go out make sure you have good walking shoes or boots and suitable clothing – sometimes you can see all four seasons in one day here in Glencoe! It’s always wise to let someone know where you’re going too.
Here’s a selection of walks in and around the area:
The Hidden Valley
Glencoe Activities is next door to the Ballachulish Hotel, where you can hire mountain bikes for a quick blast along Glencoe’s trails, or take them out for a full day.
Activities on the water
With Loch Leven and Glencoe just hop, skip and jump from the hotel (literally), we’d be crazy not to make the most of it! That is why we have put together a range of activities that make the most of what’s around us.
Book in with Mark at the Isles of Glencoe Hotel for some serious outdoor action. Whether you need to perfect your kayaking, kayak with the family or experience stand-up paddle boarding, Mark will show you how it’s done. Each activity is great for all the family.
There are several cruise companies in Fort William that run daily cruises on Loch Linnhe, a trip that gives you a dramatic view of Glencoe. The skipper of Crannog Cruises gives you a live commentary – pointing out sightings of seals, otters and porpoises.
Drive round to Loch Shiel and you can go for a cruise on M.V. Sileas – choose from a variety of trips from one hour to a full day. For something a little more pacey, try SeaXplorer – fast-paced wildlife and fishing trips by RIB boat depart daily from just outside the hotel.
South of Oban you’ll find Seafari. There are daily excursions to explore some of the best sea life in the area, as well as Corryvreckan, the world’s third largest whirlpool. (Famously, it nearly claimed the life of George Orwell.) Keep your eyes peeled for basking sharks and porpoises.
Climbing, abseiling, coasteering
The experienced guides at Vertical Descents will take you through a full range of outdoor activities – from body boarding to canyoning and coasteering. You can also give Scotland’s first Via Ferrata a go – it’s a 500 metre ladder winding its way up a cliff face.
The Lettershuna Riding Centre has a selection of well-schooled horses and ponies for hacking and trekking. Most of their riding is on quiet coastal tracks and beaches – and there’s a steed for every ability.
An excellent place to head if the weather turns, the Ice Factor is the biggest indoor ice climbing arena in the world.
You can give ice climbing a go, or stick with traditional rock climbing if you prefer. The aerial adventure course takes you ten metres above ground, onto a series of increasingly wobbly rope-based obstacles. There’s a kids’ play area for the little ones, and a steam room and sauna if you need to warm up after the ice.
Find out more on the Ice Factor website.