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“Cozy and luxurious cottage in the Highlands”
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Excellent
51 reviews
Fully equipped kitchen
Luxury Bathroom
Spacious living and dining area
For those cozy romantic winter champagne evenings. Logs come free, but not the champagne!!
Spacious master bedroom with super king double bed
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Hideaway bunk bed
Cosy second double bedroom
View of Loch Eil from Chalet Rus
Peaceful location Chalet Rus 10 Blaich Fort William
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Fort William, Lochaber, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Uli-Stgt8...
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cozy and luxurious cottage in the Highlands”
Reviewed 11 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Very cozy and comfortable cottage in a small village which is close to Fort William (30 minutes). The cottage offers everything what you need for a short term stay in the Highlands and we have really enjoyed to stay there for 2 weeks.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Sep 2016
So glad you enjoyed your two weeks in Chalet Rus, you are always welcome to return at any time.

Kindest regards
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Ashford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

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Liked best: Amazing chalet so different to any other
Liked least: Nothing to dislike about this chalet
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Jul 2016
Hi, so glad you had such a lovely time. Sorry I was not here to greet you but when you come again next year I will welcome you personally I promise!
Thank you for booking again for next year.
Looking forward to meeting you.
Kindest regards
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Scenic537...
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
“Fantastic place”
Reviewed 9 January 2016 for a stay in October 2015

Just booked a return visit for this year, such a lovely place, beautiful scenery, chalet is amazing, very clean and well equipped, Colin and Karl made sure everything was perfect.
Loads of great places to visit we went to silver sands of morar, steall falls and a few others, our 5 and 7 year old girls loved the place and still talk about playing on the tree swings and running on the deck they too are excited to return.

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Management Response
10 Jan 2016
Thank you, so pleased you had such a lovely time and you wish to return this year, its a real boost for us when visitors wish to come back for a second, third, (or more in some cases) visit. Obviously you know there is even more to discover in and around the area!
Have a great 2016 and looking forward to seeing you again.
Kindest regards
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helen b
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“What a stunning Christmas”
Reviewed 1 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

The lodge is just lovely and so solid - we had storm Eve and storm Frank whilst staying and the lodge stayed warm. It felt like an adventure rather than just a holiday let - the scenery can change by the hour and never gets tiring to look at. Amenities at Chalet Rus are of a high quality and the fact that bed linen and towels are all provided makes for extra space in the car - in our case for Xmas lights and presents! Lovely Christmas dinner after working up appetite by climbing a small mountain - just a very chilled out and great way to spend Christmas. Throughout our stay Colin and Geraldine were only ever a call away and the chalet had been decorated with a tree and wreath. Logs for the fire were abundant and directions / contact with Karl was easy and accurate - directions were so helpful!
Recommend, recommend, recommend.

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Liked best: The scenery changes by the hour
Liked least: The loch road can get a little hairy at times - sheep, cattle, flood and local drivers who clearly know the road
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Jan 2016
Thank you for your kind words, so pleased you had a lovely Christmas in Chalet Rus, personally I feel it is the most ideal type of building to be spending a cosy Christmas with family and friends.
Hope you have a fantastic 2016, you are always welcome to return anytime.
Kindest regards.
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Lindsey T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Surrounded in beautiful Countryside, a real treat & escape. Chalet Rus gets 5*”
Reviewed 18 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

We decided to drive the scenic route from Edinburgh through stunning glen coe to Blaich. Only 20 mins from the local town of Corpach where you can pick up plenty of essentials at the Co-op for your stay (Or Fort William where there is a Morrisons). Surrounded by breath taking scenery, sheep &Loch Eil at the bottom of the driveway. The pics on trip advisor don't really do this place justice so I will upload some for you to view.

We were pleasantly greeted by Colin who tends to the chalet who showed us the basics & left us to it. The log burner was on for us arriving :)
Master bedroom (super king) is huge (you could have a party in it with 20+ people) & also has the bunk. Access via the ramsay ladder. Plenty of wardrobe space for storing bags & clothes. The double room is cosy. I would suggest taking a blanket to throw on top of the bed as there are only electric heaters. Purely a personal preference.
Kitchen is fully equipped with induction hob & oven. Kettle, toaster, fridge, microwave & washing machine. There are even champagne flutes!
The living area has a sony ipod dock, TV & dvd player. Oh and Wifi. There is a solid dining table to seat 6. The big bonus for us was the log burner. We definitely want one now!
There is a decking area surrounding the chalet where you could happily sit out on a nice dry day. Unfortunately for us it was wet & windy!
You have free reign to walk around the surrounding fields & hills outside the back of chalet rus, just use common sense & close gates. There are sheep that wander around the land.

There are plenty of places to visit locally, plan ahead to make the most of your visit if you want to go exploring. The famous viaduct that features in Harry Potter (glenfinnan viaduct) is only 7Km away. You could even take a trip up to Skye for the day.

A massive thanks to Karl (the owner) for helping us out with the fire & showing us how to do it properly. You are very kind & it was a pleasure meeting you. We will most certainly be booking up again in the near future.

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Liked best: The peace & quiet. Surroundings are just stunning.
Liked least: Taking forever to work out the induction hob! (only got it working by luck)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
27 Nov 2015
Thank you so much for such a lovely and extensive review! We do strive to make our guests feel welcome. You obviously didn't have a good look in the wardrobes we supply top quality Scottish blankets for those who feel a bit of a chill on those extra chilly nights, but that was probably down to me for not mentioning it in the first place.
Again thank you, it was lovely meeting you and you are most certainly welcome back any time. We look forward to seeing you.
Kindest regards.
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