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Kingshouse Hotel

Opening early 2019

Myth, legend, essential stop on the West Highland Way.

Be at the centre of this historic new opening, the re-incarnation of Glencoe legend Kingshouse Hotel, opening in February 2019. Established in 1750 as a bunkhouse for weary travelers, the hotel has been closed for refurbishment for a couple of years and will reopen early 2019.

57 bedrooms, large dining room with views down Glencoe Valley, and a bar in the main hotel and the original Kingshouse building remains as the Way Inn – the traditional walker’s bar and an essential stop on the West Highland Way. There is a 40-bed bunkhouse, with showers etc too.

Busy with skiers and climbers in the winter and tourists, day trippers and movie scene stalkers in the summer, it’s a busy wee place all year round.

We want to hear from you

We’re looking for people who love hospitality

We’re an enthusiastic bunch, all bringing our own individuality and flair to our roles yet sharing the same commitment to always do the very best for our customers.

No matter which role you’re applying for, you’ll be:

  • Confident – we want to hear all about you, your skills and experience!
  • Genuine – we’re looking for personality, not a corporate clone
  • Creative – we’re up for doing things differently and will try (almost) everything once
  • Team Focused – there are no egos here, just hard-working people who love creating memorable experiences for every guest

In return, we’ll offer a fun and exciting place to work with lots of opportunities to train and develop your hospitality career. We also offer a competitive pay rate and great team benefits.

Sound like you?

Working at Kingshouse Hotel

What are you up to on your day off?

If you enjoy the great outdoors, you’ll already be won over with Glencoe. One big, bold playground is right on the doorstep of Kingshouse Hotel. Aonach Eagach ridge may be bucket list or bagged and begging for another ascent or you may know your Fly Paper from your Thrombosis on Glencoe mountain. You may have boots brand new in the box and looking to explore everything has Scotland has to offer.  In easy (and public transport access) you will find:

Hill walking – easy to advanced
Mountaineering – guided or advanced
Mountain biking – all levels
Ice climbing – indoor ice climbing centre to practice for outdoor…
Fishing – river, loch or sea
Road cycling on spectacular roads
Paddlesports – The Orchy and Etive are on your doorstep, the sea is not far and there’s always somewhere to SUP

For those who would prefer to a trip to the city on your days off, we’re only 2 hours from Edinburgh and Glasgow and there’s a bus stop only five minutes from the Hotel.

FAQ's

Far removed from the bright lights of Scotland's cities, but right beside the Outdoor Capital of the UK. For the outdoors enthusiast or photography hobbyist this location is a dream come true.

Where will I be working?

This is the true Highlands of Scotland: Glencoe. It’s a bit like living in a postcard.

The Kingshouse Hotel sits at the opening of Glen Coe Valley. It’s been a stopping point for weary travelers for hundreds of years and is the process of being brought back to life.

A new build addition will add 57 entirely new bedrooms, a 100c restaurant serving food from the “estate to plate”, the bar seats c70 covers and also offers hearty produce led food to everyone from climbers to day trippers. A modern, 32-bed bunkhouse serves adventurers, skiers and those walking the West Highland Way and lastly we have the Way Inn, a traditional walker’s bar serving food all day food, warm Scottish hospitality and a dash of tweed.

The Kingshouse is 14 miles along the road from our other Glencoe hotels and the nearest neighbours are friendly stags, who also attract lots of tourists who like to come to feed them.

How do I get there?

We’ll supply regular transport for our team members who work shifts.

We’re only a 40-minute drive from Fort William and one hour from Oban

For those wanting to use public transport, you can catch a bus just five minutes from the Hotel.

There’s also a local taxi service.

 

Do you have staff accommodation?

We do have live-in staff accommodation. Your rent is taken straight out of your wages and we also take care of things like council tax, energy bills and even food.

 

Where can I eat?

We’ll give you breakfast, lunch and dinner in our staff rooms when you live in. If you choose not to live in, you can still eat free of charge in your staff room as long as you work a minimum of a six-hour shift.

There’s a small supermarket in Ballachulish and Glencoe Village has a bar and takeaway.

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