Travel Blogs from Inverness
From Oban ......diagonally north east across Scotland, through Inverness, into the REAL Highlands, and up to Dornoch where we lived 1957-1965. Quite a long trip by UK standards. I'll never know how our parents survived the one-day drive each summer from Dornoch down to Skipness in Kintyre .....sometimes towing a caravan, and transporting a dog, two ...
Today we went to look at 'Royal Dornoch Golf Club' It was very impressive, I have never seen a golf course like it, I walked on the grass to take Matt's picture and I felt as though I shouldn't be walking on it, again it was a lovely little village, there are flowers everywhere in England & Scotland & Wales, the villages all have baskets of flowers hanging outside the shops and all along the High streets, it just looks lovely.
From there we ...
... The first real town stop was in Pitlochry, some really nice small houses and scenery, then we went to the Queens View, photos don't really do the scenery justice.
Inverness was a smaller city but it still had a small castle and good views, we spent the night there and then started our journey back.
On the way back we passed by ...
... Cawdor. A castle built in the 14th century, but also a modern home, it is filled with both antiques and modern conveniences. After our tour, we had lunch in the café and then toured the lovely kitchen gardens.
We next made our way along country lanes to Clava Cairns, three Bronze Age structures made of stone. Two of them, like those we saw in Orkney Islands, were tombs with tunnel openings designed to catch ...
... in the 19th century and is used by government offices. It's opposite the Columba Hotel where we are staying high up on a cliff across the river Ness. It's really pretty. The hotel is old but nicely decorated in panelling. We have dinner in the restaurant and it is terrible. Garry says the soup is from a tin and the apple crumble was made in 1963. The breakfast was excellent so it redeemed itself. We had such a long drive yesterday so are really ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Moyness House Inverness
This place is just great!
We have to share this one with others - this guest house beats the chain hotels hands down. Jenny and Richard Jones clearly work incredibly hard to maintain the immaculate standard of decor in their charming bedrooms and public rooms - individual, tasteful and comfortable. As regulars, we really look forward to our visits to Moyness. Jenny and Richard also seem to have a huge amount of local knowledge to share with first-time visitors and their place is so centrally-located - for shopping and trips to Loch Ness, etc, and it's easy walking distance to 2 of the best restaurants in Inverness - Rocpool and Abstract - what more could you possibly want?!
I recently stayed at Moyness House while doing a tour of Scotland, and while I stayed at several excellent guest houses the Moyness was easily my favourite. I chose it for it's central location, which was spot on with shops, good restaurants and the river (very beautiful) within easy walking distance. The house is a lovely Victorian house and is very stylishly decarated. My room wasn't large but was really charming and had lots of thoughtful touches. Big fluffy towels.Breakfasts were excellent! The owners (jenny and Richard) made me feel really welcome and gave me lots of good ideas for things to do and places to eat. favourite restaurant - Rocpool Rendezvous. Inverness is a very attractive and freindly city - will definately go back, and will definately stay at Moyness House.
Moyness House , Inverness Jewel
Having recently stayed at Moyness House I can highly recommend this hotel.Moyness House has the intimacy of a home and yet offers the professional service and excellence you expect of a large hotel.Each room is furnished to a high standard and the fittings are top quality. The hosts Richard and Jenny are extremely obliging and hospitable and go out of their way to be of assistance to their guests.I have travelled about the world and too often you can be disappointed either by the accommodation or the attitude of the owners-I can assure you this will not happen if you stay at Moyness. I am somewhat suspicious myself of rave reviews and simply suggest you take a look at Moyness House if visiting Inverness,before you make your accommodation decision.
Wonderful B&B in great location
Great B&B - it was spotless and very well maintained. The owners were friendly and helpful. There was a nice lounge available for guest use - it contained a copious amount of material on the surrounding area. The food and service were also fine. It was just a short walk to the River Ness and the Inverness Castle area where there were several good restaurants. It was very easy to reach being right off the main north-south highway to the west of the river - the A82. Would definately stay there again. It deserves every star of its 5 star rating. There is a reduction for stays of more than 3 nights. There was a laundromat a few blocks away and a market. Both came in handy as I had already been traveling for two weeks.
Our latest visit of many over many years.
Our latest visit to Moyness House was as delightful as ever. We have been staying with the Joneses at Moyness House several times per year for over fifteen years now. We feel we have become part of the family. We have always felt welcomed and truly at home. The rooms are beautifully decorated and all have an individual style. We would warmly recommend this as a place to stay and from which to fall in love with the Highlands of Scotland.
I travelled to Inverness with my three teenage daughters and was looking for a clean, safe environment near the city center. Moyness House fit the bill on all accounts. While I would guess that it caters more to couples than families, this turned out to be a very pleasant stay for us. We had two rooms that were exactly as pictured on their website. One room had a double bed with lovely linens and decor. The other room was next door and featured twin beds. Both rooms were exceptionally clean and offered teas and coffee, biscuits and hot pots. The bathrooms were very clean and modern, the only drawback being a long delay in toilet flushing as the water was slow to refill. There was a lovely breakfast room with an extensive breakfast menu. The backyard featured a lovely sitting area which we used to picnic in on several occasions. The hotel is only a few blocks from Inverness Castle (also the tourist information office), and several pubs and shops. There was a large grocery store a few blocks away that offered sandwiches and salads as well as some cooked items. We took a cooked warm chicken and salads back to the hotel for dinner one evening, and ate them outside on the green space. Many tour companies run from the tourist info office, so we did not have to rent a car, we walked into town and rode buses during our entire stay. The train station was also nearby, and the taxi service was quick. The owner greeted us and served breakfast, he wasn't overly talkative, but helpful when asked. One of my daughters broke a glass in the room, and he was very nice about it and there was no charge. There was other family in the hotel at the time with an toddler, and a high chair was provided. If the child cried at all, no one ever heard it and there was no street noise. I would definately stay here again.
Fantastic Hotel, Welcoming Hosts and Great Location
Inverness is a great place to escape for the weekend for us, just a short drive up the A9. Staying at the Moyness Hotel is a real treat. A warm welcome is assured, the hotel is immaculate and the breakfast is one of the best we have found. It is also conveniently located, just a 5 minute stroll from great restaurants. Great for the weekend or a longer stay - strongly recommended.
Loved Moyness House
Weather cold, welcome warm - as was the immaculate, beautifully decorated and furnished house. Friendly and helpful hosts (great breakfast) , can't recommend it too highly.
A really special place
We stayed at Moyness House recently and really loved it. Our room was beautiful, and the whole house is filled with wonderful art. The hosts were very friendly and helpful, and did everything possible to make our stay special.
Terrific place to Stay!
I cannot believe that no one has written a review on this charming B&B! Perhaps they wanted to keep it for themselves. I had a lovely stay at Moyness. I had the single en-suite which was beautifully decorated and spotless! Moyness is located a 4 minute walk from the city centre and is very convenient. The breakfasts were terrific! Highly recommended.