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The Holly Tree Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed in the holly tree on 8th april for one night on way home from gairloch wen arrived was warmly welcomed at reception and giving key to room 9 this room was very spacious with superb and spectacular views over loch,the dining room and bar was busy and again was warmly welcomed by staff we got lovely table at window over looking loch were the food was of high standard,the breakfast was good and ample to set you up for the day ahead so i would highly recommend this hotel.

Situated right in the water, each room has a lovely view. Weather didn’t permit using the lanai but it’s a nice feature. Bathrooms were very nice, food was acceptable, rooms are smallish. The pool and sauna looked appealing but we didn’t use them. Good budget option.

absolutely superb weekend at the hollytree hotel. staff superb, food amazing, scenery excellent. swimming pool was great as was the sauna. staff couldnt do enough for us and always friendly. very helpful

Stayed here on 3/4/18. Lovely hotel, beautiful views. Had a lovely evening meal and a few drinks. Perfect stop off when travelling around Scotland. We didn't use the pool, But it looked ok. Would use this hotel again.

Stayed overnight with 6 year old twins on route to Barra. Were fortunate with fantastic weather and the views across water from balcony were stunning. Room excellent. Hotel position right on water and with view of mountains and small pier and rocky shore delightful. Small swimming pool and sauna very nice. Clean and pleasant. Breakfast in nice light room again with great view. Buffet well presented. Staff in main friendly and helpful. Slightly disappointing check in as person not hugely welcoming. Check out v good! Great hotel, fabulous setting. Would definitely stay again and recommend visit to others.

Stayed one night in the Captains Room. Fabulous big bath and great shower and lovely toiletries. The balcony had a little table and chairs balcony - will be fab in summer. Staff are all really lovely and helpful. Food excellent. What's not to love!

The hollytree hotel is nice and the scenery is lovely, the food is very good and served very quickly the downside of the hotel is there is not really any cosy lounge area to sit and have a drink after your meal, no continental breakfast available or afternoon tea and scones for a treat if you preferred at lunch time also the pool is quite small if alot of people are in at the same time as the hotel sits at the side of the road there are no pavements outside the hotel to walk on and explore the surrounding area the staff are very helpful and friendly and we did enjoy our stay .

Last visit to this hotel was in 1995 while working nearby and it has not disappointed. Spectacular views from all rooms and bar/restaurant area. Small pool area and soon to have a jacuzzi over looking toe Loch towards spectacular mountain views

My wife and I had a fantastic weekend at the Holly Tree in a rain-swept February. We stayed in the Captains Room, which is on the second floor and has brilliant views across Loch Linnhe to the Morvern Peninsula. The rooms are very well equipped and comfortable, the food is wonderful (as good as you'd find in any big city) all the staff are wonderful, there's a pool and lots of beautiful countryside within minutes. To top it all, dogs are welcome, so we got to share the hotel and countryside with our two collies. Heaven!

The only good thing to say about this stay was the exquisite view from the room. Other than that, this was one of the most expensive and foul hotel experiences we have had for a long time. We stayed last summer for a week in high season and paid £1300 for the week. We paid a supplement for our dog which is acceptable, however, the website advertised ‘luxury rooms’. Please see the photos below and judge for yourself if it was luxurious. They were dirty, the curtains were hanging off the rails, the bathroom had fungus growing in it and the whole set up look as if it had come out of the 1980s. I understand that there are refurbished rooms but please do not charge a supplement for dogs and the same rate as a refurbished room and then give clients unrefurbished rooms just because they have a well behaved dog with them. The double bed was two single beds that were on different levels pushed together with one bed sheet spread across them (please see the bedhead photo below). The room was also missing the key to the garden and as we were in the ground floor this was worrying regarding security. A maintenance officer was called out to deal with it and he was very efficient. The food in the restaurant was also expensive for what it was and I could not bring myself to eat the breakfasts, which looked and tasted like burnt plastic. My husband and I ate breakfast in a local cafe several times. A real con for tourists this place. As you can see from our other posts we don’t like to write negative reviews but I’m sorry I would not like others to waist their money like this. We could not speak to the owners as we were told they were on holiday. Worth £1300 for a week bed and breakfast? No way! In our view: please avoid.

Kentallen Pier Appin Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

The Holly Tree Hotel places you within a 10-minute drive of Loch Linnhe and Lochaber Geopark. This 20-room, 3-star hotel has an indoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Glen Coe Visitor Centre and Castle Stalker are also within a 15-minute drive.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite seafood restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


The 20 accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus flat-screen TVs with digital channels and DVD players. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests staying at The Holly Tree Hotel enjoy an indoor pool, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a library, and laundry facilities.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 932 reviews