The MacDonald Hotel & Cabins

@ the MacDonald Hotel & Cabins, Kinlochleven PH50 4QL
$$$ Bar-B-Q

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Business Info

  • Address: @ the MacDonald Hotel & Cabins, Kinlochleven PH50 4QL
  • Cross Street: Fort William Rd
  • Cuisine: Bar-B-Q | Hamburger | Pizza | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01855831902
  • Features: Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Working Fireplace, Free Wi-Fi, Lake View,
  • Occasion: Dog Friendly,

Photos

The MacDonald Hotel & Cabins - The Highlander Burger
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Events & Special Hours

31st December
Dec. 31, 2021 Afternoon 13:00 - 18:00
Hogmanay
Dec. 31, 2021 Event 19:00 - 23:45

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Bothy Bar - Inside 17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
Bothy Bar - Inside 17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
Bothy Bar - Inside 17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
Bothy Bar - Inside 13:00 - 22:30
Friday
Bothy Bar - Inside 13:00 - 23:00
Saturday
Bothy Bar - Inside 13:00 - 23:00
Sunday
Bothy Bar - Inside 13:00 - 22:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.66 out of 5 stars based on 333 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 07, 2021
Graham H.
Friday night steak night is excellent value for money, not to be missed

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 11, 2021
Katy C.
Great hotel in a great location for a walking weekend. Had an amazing first time in the highlands. Will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 10, 2021
Sian C.
We really enjoyed our visit to The Bothy. The staff were friendly and helpful. This was one of the best places we visited for food on the WHW. A good choice of vegetarian food and the most amazing Vegan Chocolate and Raspberry tart. Warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 05, 2021
Rosemary B.
Delightful environment (love the map on the wall), beautiful view from the patio, friendly and efficient service and excellent food. I had the Cullen Skink, best of the whole trip to Scotland.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 30, 2021
Shirley R.
Excellent value for money, food was great, staff were lovely and friendly and the view from the bar was spectacular! Will definitely be back and would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel to anyone.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2021
Katherine R.
Quite possibly the best pub with the best view that I've ever been to. Already recommended it to all of my friends! Thank you and we will be back xx

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2021
Laura Q.
Great food, friendly staff and a fabulous view!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 03, 2021
Edi S.
Friendly staff. Great food. Relaxed vibe.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 28, 2021
Gillian A.
Fantastic venue, limited menu and expensive for a small bowl of steak casserole with a spoonful of mashed potato but tasted lovely. The breakfast the next morning was much better value.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2021
Pauline W.
Really good value for money and friendly service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 05, 2021
Jean A.
Haggis, neeps and tatties was excellent. As was the Highlander burger. The view down the loch is superb.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 25, 2021
Jo D.
A beautiful camp site, excellent service and food. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this oasis on the West Highland Way. Burgers are fantastic!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 22, 2021
Anthony C.
Stunning hotel in a stunning location, lovely staff, lovely food. Defo going back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 19, 2021
Philippa Y.
The staff were exceptional. Each and every one were friendly polite and helpful. The hotel itself looks a bit dated and could do with a revamp. The towels were frayed at the edges. Otherwise excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 15, 2021
Paula W.
Good value, comfortable accommodation with friendly staff. A fine pint in the bar and a very substantial breakfast, just what you need when walking. Good covid precautions.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2021
Jane G.
Lovely welcome, great food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 20, 2021
Nicky B.
Perfect evening great food great service and amazing views

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 03, 2021
Neil W.
Great place to stop on the WHW. Steaks are excellent both in taste and value.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 14, 2020
Julie O.
Fantastic experience, food was great, catered for vegans, staff were really friendly and helpful and the setting is idyllic. Will definitely be returning here couldn’t fault it.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 13, 2020
Karen B.
We had a meal in the bothy bar whilst walking the west highland way, Excellent all round. Views fantastic, service was great, food was excellent friendly staff. Disliked nothing would highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2020
Robert L.
Had a great lunch thank you for accommodating us all at such short notice would highly recommend it

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 20, 2020
Alan S.
Please advise if you need to contact us following the Covid 19 outbreak at the hotel

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 14, 2020
Ruth Q.
Very nice food and atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 07, 2020
Molly C.
We arrived after a particularly hard day of hiking. Steve welcomed us and was just brilliant – so thanks to him for keeping our spirits high and smiles on our faces with lovely jokes. Mark and the breakfast staff were also wonderful. Everyone was just so friendly. It was a tough place to leave. And the VIEW! Left a bit of my heart there. Will be back. Thanks xx

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2020
Eija T.
Loved the location. Good value for money at this time of the year. Room appeared to be clean with hand sanitizer and the great weather was a bonus

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2020
Matthew M.
Loved it here, would definatley stay again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 01, 2020
Rhona L.
Excellent food choices. Friendly service.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 29, 2021
Amanda F.
Lovely food and friendly quick service. Would definitely revisit.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 19, 2021
Ewan L.
Superb, thank you.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 08, 2021
Adam M.
I loved dining here the food was genuinely great, the view was unexpected and pretty spectacular and overall I was really glad I chose to dine here.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2021
Hazel M.
The restaurant was fantastic and our server Megan was so helpful at dinner and breakfast. I would have liked more vegetarian options.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 25, 2021
Maria B.
Called in for a meal on Friday evening, the lamb was excellent and very well presented.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 19, 2020
Tony L.
Great service from everyone we met.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 27, 2020
James C.
Great place. Great food. Have been many times and will be back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 21, 2020
Paul B.
Great place, great staff, food obviously limited due to covid 19 but good quality. Rooms need an update but overall a brilliant place. We will be back soon.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 14, 2020
Astrid C.
Good honest food- just what you need after a long day's hike. Very friendly service and good value. Would definitely recommend.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 20, 2020
Steven L.
An excellent evening meal after a Long day hiking. Staff were very helpful especially given the new Covid rules. Will definitely be back.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 13, 2021
Chris H.
Buzzy restaurant area, fairly basic menu but it’s a place for refuelling after walking or climbing so nothing fancy is needed. Lovely location by the loch and nice staff. All very good overall

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 17, 2021
Anna F.
Ate in the Bothy Bar - good atmosphere. Food was average pub grub. Beef Curry Special was tastey. Portions could have been bigger to sustain WHW walker!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 16, 2021
Andy B.
Bothy Bar tables not sufficiently spaced out for appropriate social distancing - I was almost banging elbows with the guy at the next table. Disappointed that the pizzas seemed to be on ready-made supermarket bases rather than freshly made dough. Great service though, fabulous starters, lovely location.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 11, 2021
Claire D.
We were seated at a table right next to the window with gorgeous views down the water. The food was fine, perfectly pleasant but not amazing. Dined with a child who had chicken goujons; I had southern fried chicken tacos……we both had the same chicken pieces in our dinner. Would consider returning if in the area again but would check out other options first of all.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 09, 2021
Ann Marie P.
All good. Staff very nice and helpful.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 05, 2020
Susie C.
Lovely cabins and a great view from the bar. Could have been a bit more welcoming when I arrived early.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 04, 2021
Amanda B.
Good food and service

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 31, 2020
Simon P.
Very welcoming staff. Wholesome, filling food in good proportions. We badly missed vegetables and fruit. It MUST be possible to serve something green (frozen peas?!? Fresh broccoli?) even with Covid / infrequent deliveries. The salmon for breakfast was top drawer and moves the “food” rating up to a 6

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 5/10
Oct 03, 2020
CAndy W.
Bored with burgers and pizza - every Scottish hotel/restaurant seems serve the same average food. Please use local produce and make it tasty - get out of the pizza/burger "rut"!