Glentower Lower Observatory

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Superior Quadruple Room, Multiple Beds | Individually decorated, individually furnished, soundproofing
Superior Quadruple Room, Multiple Beds | Individually decorated, individually furnished, soundproofing
Superior Quadruple Room, Multiple Beds | Individually decorated, individually furnished, soundproofing
Superior Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Sea View | Individually decorated, individually furnished, soundproofing

Overview of Glentower Lower Observatory

Glentower Lower Observatory

4.0 star property
Upmarket guesthouse by sea in Fort William

9.6/10 Exceptional

63 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
Achintore Road, Fort William, Scotland, PH33 6RQ
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Reception hall
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bath or shower

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Ben Nevis - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Banavie Station - 7 min drive
  • Corpach Station - 9 min drive
  • Fort William Station - 14 min walk

About this property

Glentower Lower Observatory

4-star guest house by the sea
Glentower Lower Observatory provides amenities, such as free cooked-to-order breakfast and a garden. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • Free self-parking
  • Smoke-free property, luggage storage and a reception hall
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the proximity to shopping
Room features
All guest rooms at Glentower Lower Observatory offer amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests reviews give good marks for the size rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with baths or showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with digital channels
  • Electric kettles, heating and daily housekeeping



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
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; access will be through a private entrance
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

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 not allowed


  • 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 cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 8 AM–9 AM

What to do

  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Ski area nearby


  • Luggage storage


  • Garden


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

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.

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.

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


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Glentower Lower Observatory Guesthouse
Glentower Lower Observatory Fort William
Glentower Lower Observatory Guesthouse Fort William

Frequently asked questions

Does Glentower Lower Observatory offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Glentower Lower Observatory 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.
How much does it cost to stay at Glentower Lower Observatory?
As of 2 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Glentower Lower Observatory on 3 October 2022 start from €136, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Glentower Lower Observatory?
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 Glentower Lower Observatory?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Glentower Lower Observatory?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Glentower Lower Observatory?
You can check in from 3 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Glentower Lower Observatory and nearby?
During the winter, enjoy nearby recreation such as skiing and return when the snow melts for cycling and hiking. Glentower Lower Observatory also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Glentower Lower Observatory?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include West End Hotel (5-min walk), Highland Star (5-min walk) and Spice Tandoori (5-min walk).
What's the area around Glentower Lower Observatory like?
Glentower Lower Observatory is a short 1-minute walk from Loch Linnhe and 6 minutes' walk from West Highland Way. Travellers say that the area is walkable and ideal for skiing.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Great place and service - five stars
Great place with beautiful facilities and excellent service. A five star boutique hotel with a very reasonable price.
Jorge, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Kevin, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great spot. Close to the downtown. Friendly staff
Luke, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Trevor greeted us at the front door with a smile, even though we had a late check in. Our room was very comfortable with great views out over the water. Had a hearty breakfast every morning served by very friendly staff. We left before breakfast on our last day. Trevor made us a bag lunch for our trip. Glentower was a great choice.
Robert, 3-night romance trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Glentower Lower Observatory
The breakfast was fabulous. They were very accommodating and in a great location within walking distance to the town.
Margaret A, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Vandana, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely hotel, clean comfortable room, great breakfast, very friendly hosts.
lucy, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Shan, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous hotel in ideal location overlooking the sea and only minutes walk to the town centre
2-night romance trip
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