The Prince’s House

‘Deserves its entry’ is a trusted reader’s verdict on Ina and Kieron Kelly’s family-run hotel in a mountain landscape at the head of Loch Shiel. More

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Fort William
PH37 4LT
01397 722246

Hotel information




mid-Mar–end Oct, 27 Dec–2 Jan, restaurant open Easter–end Sept.


restaurant, bistro/bar, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), small front lawn, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in restaurant and bar.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in bar except during food service, not in bedrooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B single £80–£95, double £145–£250. Set menu (in restaurant) 5 courses £55, a la carte (in bistro) £28.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Deserves its entry’ is a trusted reader’s verdict on Ina and Kieron Kelly’s family-run hotel in a mountain landscape at the head of Loch Shiel. Dating in parts from the 1600s, it was originally a coaching inn, the Stage House, where travellers could rest on the Road to the Isles, long before Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard on the loch shore. The cheapest, standard rooms are ‘adequate’, with en suite shower room; some other bedrooms interconnect to accommodate a family. The most desirable, Stuart Room, has a Jacobean four-poster and such extras as a Whisky Mac decanter, fresh flowers and chocolates. In a wood-panelled dining room, hung with works by Scottish and French painters, guests dine on Mr Kelly’s five-course menus, devised around top-notch local produce from sea, hill, loch and field (the kitchen cures its herring, bakes its daily bread). Typical dishes: fillet of turbot, lobster ravioli, white wine and sweet cicely; breast of Gartmorn free-range duck, heritage carrot, greens, Tarry Souchong air. There is simpler food in the Stage House Bistro, in a 1980s extension overlooking a nearby burn. Breakfast is ‘good’. (RB)

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The Prince’s House
Fort William
PH37 4LT

Guest comments

'Kieran Kelly is a chef par excellence whose superb talents have not so far been properly rewarded. ' - Ralph Wilson - August, 2015
'Our superior double room was excellent. Ina, the owner, was very welcoming. The hotel now requires a day’s notice if you want to eat in the restaurant. In the bar we preferred the starters to the main courses. ' - Alan & Edwina Williams - May, 2014
'Excellent as ever. The number of choices at dinner is more than ever. I cannot believe that you get a friendlier welcome or more attentive service anywhere than you do here. ' - AJ Gillingwater - May, 2014

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide