The Highland Club is set within 20 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds on the southern shores of Loch Ness. It occupies the Grade A gothic buildings of the original 1729 English fortification, Fort Augustus, which later on were transformed into St Benedict’s Abbey. The Highland Club is a unique and heavenly place to stay – either on a self-catering holiday or as an owner of one of the magnificent luxury residences available for purchase.
Well, great venue and the apartments were clean and fresh. The building is really cool so the whole staying was just great. However, reason for a 4-star is the value vs price as this was very expensive then things like checkout at 10, late checkin comes with a charge, no checkin after 10pm are things that should not be there for a £300 charge per night. Yes, this is not a real hotel but still, for that charge there should not be any issue to handle late arrival.read more
A marquis property at the very bottom of Loch Ness. The apartment we had was more than spacious and well appointed. And the amenities put at our disposal were fantastic (from sports equipment, to milk in the fridge to a bottle of white wine for the adults). The property itself is nothing short of breathtaking, and provides multiple photo ops. The town of Fort Augustus is charming and well within walking distance, just don't blink, or you might miss it. If there is one bit of constructive criticism, it would surround the arrival process. This is not a hotel. And there is nothing remotely like a check in area. So, prior to arrival ensure that you have both the name and co-ordinates of the property manager so that you can let them know electronically that you have arrived and they can come and collect you. It can get a bit confusing. But once that part sussed out, a fantastic place to stay.read more
Amazing building, once a benedictine monastery. It still has that peaceful, contemplative feel especially in the cloisters. Apartments are spacious, well maintained and comfortable. Walking out the back you end up on the croquet lawn on the edge of Loch Ness. A beautiful setting. 2 mins and you are at the lock gates and all the facilities of Fort Augustus.read more
Ambiguous. That's how we felt.
We've rent 3 apartments (No. 10,15,16)
What we liked: The apartments were amazingly beautiful, and very well prepared and organized, with everything a family could need, thinking about the smallest details such as Tennis rackets, Netflix on the TV for the kids, fresh milk in the refrigerator etc.
The location on the Loch was beautiful. The area itself is beautiful.
What we didn't like: so.. if everything is so good.. why only 4 stars? When we were looking outside the living room, and the guest rooms, we found ourselves looking at .. a cemetery.. a grave yard. OMG. That was a deal breaker for us. In the ads that was never mentioned. On the first night my young daughter was afraid to go to sleep with that cemetery outside her room window. That was a huge turn off.
Furthermore, one should pay attention to the fact that the apartments are part of a complex that was abbey. The filling was a bit spooky.
We stayed in the garden scripturian and loved everything about it. The private garden was delightful. The apartment was beautiful. Well organize management. A short walk to the boathouse which is the best restaurant in town. Wonderful walks and wonderful views in the arearead more
Very disappointing considering the amazing location of this restaurant. Right on the loch side of one of the most famous lochs in Scotland. None of the staff had a proper command of the English language and the food was so disappointing. You would expect to see fresh fish and Scottish produce instead it's a menu with a Turkish twist?? We ordered a bottle of wine and it was dumped on the table without even taking the top off. We were also told that the kitchen was busy so to hold off ordering our food. Sorry but very mediocreread more
This is our second visit here. Highly recommended, yet calm, romantic and oh so peaceful. Spacious rooms, a tennis court, pool, sauna, table tennis, football/soccer, cricket and lots to see and do nearby. Next to the monestary is the canal, where ships and boats are lowered into the Loch Ness.
Despite being a bit on the pricey side it's worth every penny. If you are in need of a place to stay in the Highlands, the Highland Club Monestary is definitely a place to check out. Highly recommended.
Second time here, cane last year and stayed in the monastery in the Tower,.Very nice especially if.you like steps (nearly.one hundred).
This time we are staying in Cottage No.5 looks onto the River Tarf, cottage well equipped and clean, my son said the TV could be bigger but he is happy there is Wi-Fi. Played giant chess in the monastery grounds through my enjoyed it.read more
Would have preferred to stay in the old part of the abbey but apartment was clean and had everything we needed, nice grounds to walk around in and your right on the lochs edge,in the abbey you have gym,pool and steam room and sauna, also a full size snooker table in the very comfortable games room.read more