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Report - Grand Hotel, Fort William - Nov 2011

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by colmax, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. colmax

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    History

    This hotel is housed in a historical building which dates back to 1927 and includes a total of 30 bedrooms over two floors.

    It was family owned and operated for several decades and closed in 2007. The adjoining building was destroyed by fire in June 2006 (link here) and the business fell into decline. The former owners decided to sell the building and it lay empty for several years.

    The windows were boarded up in 2008 and the dossers moved in shortly afterwards. They were kicked out, but kept going back. Then the local ne'er-do-wells decided to use the downstairs bar as a drinking den. Again, attempts were made to board the place up more securely and it has lain in that state since 2008/9.

    In the latter part of 2011, the local newspaper ran an article saying that it would shortly be torn down and redeveloped into a hotel and several retail units (link here).


    Welcome to the Grand Hotel.


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    Upon entering the hotel, you will see our 24 hour reception desk in front of you:

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    Please be aware that we are very lackadaisical when it comes to preparing your room, so please feel free to visit our lounge bar:

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    and relax by our roaring fire:

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    Our well-stocked bar offers something for everyone:

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    If we are going to be late, then we invite you to spend dinner with us in our vast restaurant:

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    Our immaculately clean kitchen offers a wide range of fresh produce (and marshmallows):

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    By now, your room should be ready for you. We have a wide variety of rooms for you to choose from. Some of them have open fireplaces:

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    some have wardrobes:

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    but most importantly, all of our rooms have comfortable beds:

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    and an en-suite bathroom, which is cleaned daily by our highly-trained maids:

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    and a complimentary newspaper everyday:

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    You can't fail to go wrong. Our reception desk is manned 24 hours a day, so if you do need something then room telephones are provided:

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    If you discover a fire, then our up-to-date fire control system will alert you to the this:

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    Thank you for choosing to stay at the Grand Hotel. We hope you will have a lovely time.

    More pictures on my flickr.

    Also, obligatory lonely chair shot:

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    Hope you enjoyed this report.
     

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