Boasting a shared lounge, Nova Spero is situated in Fort William, within 6 km of Glen Nevis and 21 km of Glenfinnan Station Museum. Complimentary WiFi is offeredthroughout the property. Guests at the boat can enjoy a Full English/Irish breakfast. Guests at Nova Spero can enjoy skiing and cycling nearby, or make the most of the sun terrace. Loch Linnhe is 23 km from the accommodation, while Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery is 3.7 km from the property. The nearest airport is Oban Airport, 67 km from Nova Spero.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.

Nova Spero has been welcoming guests since 21 Apr 2022.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish

Free parking available on-site


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Room type
2 single beds
2 bunk beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
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  • Adam
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    It was soooo good! Lovely living room area where you can play games and meet other people. Rooms are small and not ideal if you have limited mobility, but you can store anything in the living room area. Absolutely exceeded all expectations. Great...
  • Frances
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    What an awesome experience exceptional from start to finish will be back for another stay soon better than any 5 star hotel crew are amazing make you feel so welcome made it special for my son and I x
  • M
    Staying in a comfortable boat is very pleasant. The cabin was well equipped and the breakfast delicious. The boat is docked in a quiet spot near the marina. A must do!
  • Ian
    A really nice experience, everything was spotless and there were many facilities available to us. Breakfast was very nice and the hosts were really friendly and welcoming. Also it being next to a (calm) train station is good when relying on public...
  • Wilson
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Quirky place to stay, hosts were very friendly, lovely breakfast and beautiful location.
  • Tyler
    Unique location, friendly staff, clean, nice common space
  • Wu
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great experience for stay, and staff so good and friendly, look after well.
  • Jade
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    My partner and I had such a great time aboard the Nova Spero, we were so sad to leave. No ask was too big, and all of the staff made us feel at home straight away. We will definitely be returning, we can't wait to explore the Scottish coast with...
  • Daniel
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Coll went out of his way to make our stay enjoyable, from cooking us breakfast to buying a cake for my mate when it was his birthday!
  • Jamie
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The feel good vibe . The staff were very friendly. Lovely breakfast . I was up and out at 2.30 am in the morning to leave for Ben Nevis the guy was up waiting gave me sandwiches made for the day . Very thoughtful

Property questions and answers
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  • is there transportation available to other parts of Fort Williams? If so, what are our options?

    Hello, thank you for your question! There are public transport and taxi services available locally to transport you to other parts of Fort William, from our mooring in Corpach.
    Answered on 6 July 2023
  • Hi. Do your twin rooms have windows/portholes? Or are they internal cabins?

    Hi, thank you for your question! No, we do not have windows/portholes, they are internal cabins. However the view from the lounge and dining area (with a lovely log burning stove), is great, and just a stone's throw away from the rooms.
    Answered on 6 July 2023

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Facilities of Nova Spero
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Linen
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Ski storage
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Nova Spero takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 19:00


From 08:00 to 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash Nova Spero accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that our B&B is based on a converted wooded trawler boat with a large shared guest lounge and shared bathroom. Unless you have booked all 7 cabins, there will be other guests on board in the shared area during your stay.

Please inform Nova Spero in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about Nova Spero

  • Nova Spero is 1.8 miles from the centre of Fort William. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at Nova Spero can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • The prices at Nova Spero may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Nova Spero offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)

  • Check-in at Nova Spero is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.