Three miles outside Acharacle, just over 1 hour’s drive from Fort William, Mingarry Park provides luxury 4-star Gold accommodation and a seasonal restaurant serving Scottish cuisine in the western Highlands. This Argyll guest house offers free parking and WiFi, stylish rooms and full Scottish breakfasts. Each luxurious room at Mingarry Park has been individually designed and includes an en-suite bathroom with shower and complementary Highland Aromatics toiletries. There 32 inch LCD Smart TV, hairdryer and tea and coffee facilities. You can enjoy a cooked Scottish breakfast with free-range eggs and local bacon and sausage, or a continental buffet selection with cereals, fruit, yoghurt and juice. There is also warming porridge topped with honey, and fresh tea and coffee. The deluxe rooms feature a private balcony or decking with mountain views. The seasonal restaurant serves fresh local produce in the dining room with views of Ben Resipole. Ardnamurchan Distillery can be reached within a 35-minute drive. Lochailort is 17 miles from Mingarry Park.
The Ardnamurchan Bunkhouse offers self-catering accommodation in Glenborrodale in a rural, remote location in the west of Scotland. Free private parking is available on site. Certain rooms include a seating area for your convenience. Some units feature views of the sea or garden. The Ardnamurchan Bunkhouse features free WiFi. A TV with satellite channels is provided. Breakfast packs, paced lunches and frozen meals can be purchased at an additional cost. There is a shared kitchen at the property. The area is popular with hiking and cycling, with walking routes on the coast, forest and moorland. There are also wildlife-watching opportunities. You can play pool, table tennis and table football at the hostel. Fort William is 40.4 miles from The Ardnamurchan Bunkhouse, while Oban is 67.1 miles away.
On Scotland’s far west coast, The Mission Bunkhouse in Mallaig offers simple hostel accommodation right opposite the train station and seconds from the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry terminal. A pretty fishing port in the Highlands, Mallaig has a supermarket, shops and places to eat right outside the building. The Mission Bunkhouse has a shared TV lounge and offers laundry services. There are standard twin bedrooms and single rooms with sinks available. All rooms have shared bathroom facilities with showers, and a communal kitchen with an oven, microwave, kettle and fridge. Bedding is included in the room rate. Towels can be rented. WiFi is available in the communal areas. Downstairs, the privately owned Mission Café serves breakfast from 06:30. A Co-op supermarket is just next door making it easy for guests who prefer to cook for themselves. Trains run directly from Fort William to Mallaig, a journey of around 80 minutes which is regarded as one of the UK’s most scenic rail routes. You can enjoy views of Loch Eilt and Ben Nevis and then sample Mallaig’s freshly caught seafood at its excellent restaurants on your arrival.
We stayed in a triple room. While small, it was adequate for three adults.
Pros: Convenience to ferry, restaurants and train station was excellent. The view from our room of the water and nearby islands was spectacular.
Cons: Wifi was limited to a small space near the front desk.
Cons: No lift, room was on the 3nd. floor (steep set of stairs) BUT the staff took up our bags! this was a big +
West Highland Hotel puts you within a 15-minute drive of Land, Sea and Islands Centre. The lobby lounge is a great place to grab a drink, and guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Island View Restaurant, which serves British cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other features include a terrace and a garden.