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Morar Hotel, Morar

Columba Road, Morar, Mallaig, Highlands, PH404PA, UK
Morar Hotel, Morar Morar Hotel, Morar 01687 462346 Columba Road Morar
88 out of 100% 29 votes
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  • Free Wifi
  • Private Car Park
  • Pets Allowed
  • Walk-in Showers
  • Public Transport Nearby

Nestled between the Silver Sands beaches and the Loch Morar near Mallaig, the Morar Hotel is an idyllic hotel boasting over 100 years of traditional Scottish highland heritage. 

Andrew Myhotelbreak & Classic Britain
Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
  • Private Car Park
  • Pets Allowed
  • Walk-in Showers
  • Public Transport Nearby

Number of Bedrooms: 30

Parking Spaces: 50

Steps into Hotel: 0

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 11am

The Morar Hotel in Morar offers an excellent location just 3 miles from Mallaig, the southern Gateway to the Isle of Skye, making it the perfect base for exploring the beautiful Scottish highlands. First built in 1902, the Morar Hotel was originally known as The Station Hotel and still retains much of the charm it had when it first opened. Whilst travelling to The Morar Hotel, you can do so via the popular Jacobite steam train, better known as “The Hogwarts Express”, which travels along the Glenfinnan viaduct. Take in the breathtaking views of the misty lochs and the green hills which surround the picturesque West Highland Line.

Choose from 30 comfortable bedrooms offered at The Morar Hotel, each equipped with all of the amenities to ensure you have a pleasant stay. The Classic Rooms range from Single, Twin and Double rooms and are the perfect base for exploring the local area. The Superior Rooms are situated in the older, Edwardian wing of the hotel and are more spacious, perfect for families or for spending more time in the comfort of your room. Treat yourself to a stay in a Sea View Room, offering stunning views of the clear turquoise waters of the Atlantic and the Silver Sands of Morar - perfect for a special or romantic occasion.

Overlooking some of the most stunning beach views in Scotland, The Morar Hotel’s Silver Sands Restaurant warmly welcomes you to a delectable dining experience in true Highland style. Take in the breathtaking panoramic views from the restaurant terrace whilst enjoying the very best of local and international cuisine. Quench your thirst with a chilled beer or refreshing beverage, along with some light bites at the Morar Bar. Choose from an extensive wine list ranging from house specials to stylish Malbecs, and Pinot Gris and a great selection of sparkling wines and champagnes to suit all tastes and occasions.

The Morar Hotel offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year. Book today with!



tick TV
tick Satellite (Rooms)
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Iron/Board
tick Toiletries
tick Hairdryer
tick Telephone
tick Cots Supplied
tick Wifi
tick Family Room for 3
tick Family Room for 4
tick Walk In Showers

There are a total of 30 bedrooms at The Morar Hotel, all of which are individually decorated using high-quality fabrics and modern furnishings, and some offer stunning sea views for your added relaxation. Each room is equipped with the below amenities to ensure you have a comfortable stay -

• En-suite bathroom with toiletries & fluffy towels
• Tea/coffee-making facilities
• TV
• Direct dial telephone

Bar & Restaurant

The Silver Sands Restaurant 

Enjoy a beautiful setting overlooking the Morar River Estuary as well as a delectable dining experience in true Highland style at The Silver Sands Restaurant. Whether it be for a quick snack before your busy day or a stylish three-course dinner, all the dishes on the specially selected menu are prepared to order by the in-house chef using only the freshest, finest ingredients and wherever possible using local and organic produce.

With the bustling fishing port of Mallaig only 3 miles away, seafood dishes featuring fresh local catch are a frequent special. Mallaig has gained fame over the last century for its herring and kippers which are still smoked in the traditional way.

Opening Hours 

Breakfast from 7.30 am – 9.30 am daily
Lunch from 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm
Dinner from 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Bar Lounge 

Morar Bar has played host to some lively happenings in its 100+ year history including army personnel discussing their SOE training during WWII. The warm, cosy surroundings and the laid-back ambience are ideal for an evening of catching up with friends over drinks, don’t be surprised to find the odd Highland local thrown in, spinning a wee tale or a long yarn.

Open from 6 pm - 11 pm, you can visit the bar during your stay to quench your thirst with a chilled beer or beverage and munch on snacks and bites to tide you over till dinner is served.

There is also an extensive wine list available, ranging from house specials to stylish Malbecs, and Pinot Gris and a stunning line of sparkling wines and champagnes - perfect for celebrating your memorable evening!

Location & Directions

Directions to the Morar Hotel in Morar

Getting to The Morar Hotel by Road
You can hire a car in Fort William or even in Morar. Harry Potter fans can enjoy the fabulous train journey on the West Highland Line and complete easy local car hire facilities right here in Morar for your stay. The train station is over the road and Morar Motors is 3 minutes away and will collect you from the station. Morar Motors also has a depot in Kyle of Lochalsh.

Citylink runs a regular bus service to & from Glasgow and Inverness all year round terminating in Fort William, where travellers can either take the train the rest of the journey or the local Sheil bus service direct to Morar (Mon to Fri only).

Bus leaves Fort William for Mallaig at 13:50

Bus leaves Mallaig for Fort William at 9:05

Driving is a convenient and flexible way of touring the Highlands of Scotland and there are a number of popular routes through famous glens and celebrated landmarks

Getting to The Morar Hotel by Air
Our nearest Airports are Glasgow or Inverness and there is a local company offering an airport Taxi service (contact us for their details). From Glasgow, only Glasgow Millennium Cars operates an airport taxi service to any destination in Scotland.

Getting to The Morar Hotel by Train
Take the train to the small but perfectly formed Morar Station (right opposite the hotel) direct from Glasgow Queen Street or Fort William Station. A regular year-round service is provided by First Scotrail.

During the Summer months, from Monday to Friday, the Jacobite Steam Train runs between Fort William and Mallaig.

For the train, timetable click here.

Getting to The Morar Hotel by Ferry
Ferries from the Isle of Skye, for those on a round trip of the Highlands, operate all year round with extra services during the summer months.


Notice Board

Hotel Notice Board

There are no disabled rooms or ground floor rooms at the hotel.

Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Cycling
tick Fishing
tick Shooting
tick Golf in Local Area

The Morar Hotel is situated on one of Scotland's popular tourist routes - The Road to the Isles. The Road to the Isles routing stretches from Fort William to Glenfinnan and Lochailort, through Arisaig and Morar ending at Mallaig. It is a route steeped in history as it was along this route that Bonnie Prince Charlie found safety and security in this lovely area of the Scottish Highlands.

The historic village of Morar is set in one of the most beautiful regions in the Western Highlands. In Scots Gaelic the village of Morar is called Mordhobhar meaning 'Big Water', this name was given to this village as it sits by Loch Morar the deepest expanse of fresh water in Western Europe. This loch is ideal for fishing in (see Fishing on Loch Morar) and permits are available from the Morar Hotel. Other activities popular in this area are walking or perhaps a round of golf at the Traigh nine-hole golf course.

More things to do near the Morar Hotel:

The Jacobite steam Train

Travelling from Fort William to Mallaig, The Jacobite Steam Train is described as being one of the best railway journeys in the World. The Jacobite, which provided the steam train and carriages used as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter blockbusters, will take you on an 84-mile round trip past lots of impressive scenery. The journey visits the base of the highest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis, and passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain as well as the short river before arriving at the deepest seawater loch in Europe. Depending on what time of year you visit there are various departure times. This is one journey which is not to be missed!

Ben Nevis Distillery Visitor Centre

Established in 1825, Ben Nevis Distillery is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. Located at the bottom of Britain’s highest mountain, the distillery offers visitors guided tours with giant man, Hector McDram as well as a fully stocked whisky shop and restaurant. Visitors can also sample the famous malts which are made using locally sourced peat which lights the fires during the manufacturing process.

Glenfinnan Railway Museum

Situated in an operational railway station, the Glenfinnan Railway Museum lets visitors journey back in time and learn about the history of rail travel in the West Highlands. Behind the railway station stands the Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct which is now internationally known as a key location in the Harry Potter films. There is also a sleeping car, a dining car and a gift shop for visitors.

The museum is open every day from June to October 9 am - 5 pm.

For more information on things to see in and do in the area, check out our Destination Guide in Morar.

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