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Frequently asked questions

Here is a list of some of the things we are often asked about. Please just give us a ring if there's something you'd like to check with us before you come.

Is the Lovat hotel & Station Road restaurant open over the 2024 festive season?

Yes, both hotel and restaurant are open over Christmas and Hogmanay. Contact our team on [email protected] or 01456 459250 for more information and availability.

Does the Lovat hotel & Station Road restaurant close in the off season?

Yes, the hotel & restaurant are closed from Sunday, 7th January until Tuesday, 13th February. 

Does Station Road restaurant cater for allergies, intolerances and dislikes? 

Our Restaurant offers a tasting menu alongside a 2 choice table d’hote menu, changing seasonally, which means the menus are static throughout the week/month. 

Whilst we follow best practice at all times, we would like to highlight that all dishes we serve are produced in an environment where allergens are also prepared and cooked. Therefore, we are unable to guarantee the environment will be completely allergen free.

We are currently unable to accommodate these diets and allergies:

  • Alliums; Dairy; and Vegan

We urge you to have an open mind and we ask for your confidence in our preparation of the dishes; therefore, we do not make menu adaptions for dislikes.  We can alter our menus for vegetarians, pescatarians and strict allergies or intolerances not mentioned above.  We must have at least 48 hours notice to honour this and must be informed when booking.  

If you are making a group booking, it is your responsibility to make us aware of dietary requirements of your party.  Unannounced dietary requirements cannot be catered for on the day and a charge will still be applicable.

Does the Waypoint bar serve food?

Our Waypoint bar serves drinks only.

Does the hotel have air conditioning?

The Lovat doesn’t have air conditioning, there is a portable fan in all room types. 

Does The Lovat serve lunch?

No, lunch is not available however our kitchen serves afternoon tea, Wednesday – Saturday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm and our restaurant, Station Road, is open Tuesday – Saturday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm. 

Does the Lovat allow pets in all bedrooms? All areas in the hotel?

Pets are allowed in 2 room types - our Garden Rooms that are situated externally to the main hotel with their own enclosed garden and our Deluxe Rooms that are on the 1st floor on the main building. Pets are allowed in and around the hotel, excluding the restaurant and the green lounge.  

Does The Lovat have WIFI?

Yes, you will find free WIFI connection in all areas of the hotel and restaurant.

Is there parking available at the hotel?

Yes, there is free parking available.

Do guests need to reserve a table in the restaurant if they are staying in the hotel?

Yes, our 3 rosette restaurant, Station Road, is available to book by all residents and non-residents. Our restaurant can be very busy, so we recommend booking a table well in advance. Being a resident of the hotel doesn’t automatically allocate a restaurant table.

How close to Loch Ness is the hotel?

The Lovat is a very short 5-minute walk to the shore of Loch Ness.

Are there any taxis in Fort Augustus?

There are no taxi companies based out of Fort Augustus, the closest taxi company will either be in Inverness or Fort William. There are regular buses.