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Soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Moorings Hotel

Moorings Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Lochaber Geopark

8.0/10 Very good

72 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Seanivan, Banavie, Fort William,, Fort William, SCT, PH33 7LY

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Ben Nevis - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Banavie Station - 1 min drive
  • Loch Eli Outward Bound Station - 6 min drive
  • Corpach Station - 23 min walk


  • The Lochy - 9 min walk
  • The Crofter - 6 min drive
  • The Wildcat - 6 min drive
  • Lochaber Cafe - 7 min drive
  • Nevis Bakery - 7 min drive

About this property

Moorings Hotel

Moorings Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Fort William. Guests can visit the fitness centre for a workout or grab a bite to eat at Bistro, which serves dinner. A bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a terrace are other highlights at this upmarket hotel. Fellow travellers say great things about the helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 32 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 9:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Bistro – This bistro only serves dinner. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 42 per night


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

Moorings Hotel Fort William
Moorings Hotel
Moorings Fort William
The Moorings Hotel
Moorings Hotel Hotel
Moorings Hotel Fort William
Moorings Hotel Hotel Fort William

Frequently asked questions

Does Moorings Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Moorings Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Moorings Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Moorings Hotel?
Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 15 per pet, per night.
Is parking offered on site at Moorings Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Moorings Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Moorings Hotel and nearby?
Moorings Hotel has a fitness centre and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Moorings Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Bistro. Nearby restaurants include The Lochy (9-min walk), The Crofter (3.3 mi) and The Wildcat (3.3 mi).
What's the area around Moorings Hotel like?
Moorings Hotel is located on the waterfront, a short 1-minute walk from Lochaber Geopark and 8 minutes' walk from Neptune's Staircase.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

So disappointing!
For a 4 star hotel this was appalling. During our 3 night stay we didn’t see one member of hotel staff. No reception (self checkin & out) room was dirty I had to clean the toilet when we arrived and the cups but there was no one to tell. Rang reception several times no one picks up. Went down whole area in darkness. You would have thought the hotel was closed. Dinning room closed breakfast in attached bistro, thank goodness this was lovely.
DON, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Superb location - views and easy to find. Excellent shower and balcony. Room quiet and dark, and decor, facilities and size good. Bed could benefit from new mattress. Self check in not great - impersonal and awkward to use, but suppose helps to save money during hard times for hospitality sector. Bar n restaurant staff pleasant, prompt and helpful. Food OK for price. Overall value for money OK. Would stay in refurbed balcony room again.
Philip, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We arrived @ Fort William on the Blue Pullman train & caught a taxi to this hotel, book in is electronic and we reserved breakfast for two days, 2 early morning calls and enjoyed a nice meal on the Sunday. We even found time to walk up Neptunes Staircase to the top and down the other side the scenery is fantastic. Ben Nevis was looking majestic.
David, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Comfortable Stay
The staff where welcoming and looked after us extremely well.
pauline, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Stephen, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Traditional Scottish hospitality, beautiful area.
Amazing location by Caledonian Canal. Great view of Ben Nevis. Excellent room. Very friendly staff, but perhaps newer members of staff could have done with a bit more restaurant training. Would return again to use as base for a magnificent area.
Nicholas, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Very overpriced
Paid £260 for a standard room. The room was very basic and definitely not worth that much
James, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Disappointing stay
We booked to stay at the Moorings Hotel last year. When we arrived they did not have us on their system & had no room for us to stay. We had to find alternative accommodation in the town which was not particularly good. So very disappointing- not sure how the Moorings lost our booking?
Cyn, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Short family staycation near Ben Nevis
This hotel has two distinct areas, the original and a new section. We stayed in the original so can only review that area. Was a lot of stairs (both up and down) to get to our room (no lift) and with heavy bags was awkward (no porter to help). This part of the hotel needs to be refurbed, although clean, the carpets are a bit shabby. The hotel has a 4 star review which in my opinion is outdated (may apply to the new section). There is an automated check-in system that didn't work and just caused queues. There was also no one at reception during our 2 days stay at all, including when i tried to check out. In our room the windows were screwed shut so unable to open meaning the room was stuffy and hot, there was a plug-in- fan in the wardrobe but it only recirculated the stuffy air. The views from our room (old section) were pretty amazing of the Caledonian canal locks and of Ben Nevis. We didn't try breakfast as thought £15 /head was a bit expensive. Best thing about the Moorings Hotel for us was it allowed dogs to stay (for an extra charge of course) and the views. This was a staycation for 2021 and we were somewhat surprised with the cost of everything (appreciate the area is remote, but.....)
dominic, 2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

The location was excellent overlooking Neptune’s Steps and with beautiful weather we were able to sit on the deck with a view of Ben Nevis. We were disappointed with the contactless check-in, it was a faceless experience which then spread throughout our stay. Although the staff we encountered were on the whole very friendly and helpful there was a distinct lack of leadership and an obvious shortage of staff. We understand that because of the pandemic there have to be changes to the usual practices but that doesn’t really explain why we had to ask for extra toilet rolls (one for a four day stay was never going to be enough). We also had to ask for clean towels and empty our own bin because the rooms weren’t made up daily - which we would expect for a so-called 4 star hotel. Again, the pandemic may be an excuse but surely cleanliness can be maintained with careful planning. When we asked staff why our towels hadn’t been changed they said that we should have been made aware at check-in that rooms weren’t going to be made up but of course it was contactless so we weren’t told. When we complained to a member of staff about how ridiculous it was that we had to ask for toilet roll she was very apologetic. She explained that the hotel had changed hands a couple of years ago and the property was now run by a management company - which may explain why it felt lacking in atmosphere and warmth.
Andrea, 4-night romance trip
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