BEST WESTERN PLUS Inverness Lochardil House Hotel
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... where there were formerly cows... We're staying in the lovely Dornoch Castle Hotel...which was never really a castle, but the Bishop's Palace....no matter...the ensuite in our room is in fact in a turret....quite a challenge for a tiler, nae doot! Tonight the Dornoch Pipe Band plays in the square...if the rain holds off ....Duncan played in it when he was 13 or ...
... from all around the world, it was a bit depressing to see so many animals stuffed & mounted - a real eye opener. After that we went and looked around the castle - like a lot of places you aren't allowed to take photos inside, they want you to buy the book ( and we did ). The castle is still owned by the family, that shows how much money is still in the family, normally they hand the properties over to the national trust because they can't afford to keep running them
I took a paid Rabbies two day tour up to Inverness and back after Glasgow. There was a lot of beautiful scenery and stops along the way.
We went on a short hike at one of the first stops to where a few of the tallest trees in the UK, it's hard to see in the photos but the trees are absolutely massive, the tallest ones being over 200ft ...
... the car was full of midges so that left me to be eaten alive on the journey, but I had a cunning plan...air conditioning on the coldest setting, the only problem was it was freezing for me but at least I didn't get bitten. I drove ahead to find a suitable stopping place and chose the Falls of Shin. I was only waiting about 30 mins when they all arrived. Charles won the prize for his collection of midges trapped in the hairs of his legs (see photo attached). After a cup of tea and ...
Missed a day didn't I? One and a half actually.
After we left wet old Whitby, We headed north towards
Edinburgh, the intention being to find somewhere to stay the night one side or the
other of the city. Mice and men again. We missed the turning for the bypass and
ended up wandering around in the Edinburgh traffic for quite a while. After
finally asking directions we got out and over the Forth road bridge. Then tried to
find accommodation. No room ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN PLUS Inverness Lochardil House Hotel
New extension is sensational
After staying at this hotel a while ago on business I returned recently to find that they have built a new accomadation wing. This new addition is of the highest standard and as a regular business traveller I have never be so impressed by the design, decoration and standard f finish.
This coupled with the usual friendly attentive staff and excellent food and drink make me think that this must be the business travellers destination of choice for Inverness.
Just back from a holiday in the highlands and stayed at this hotel, and I couldn't have been happier with the hotel itself, the bar and restaurant or the the very attentive staff. The hotel is in a great location as well so was the ideal base for our trips to local spots as well (the management staff provided some really good suggestions as well for outings in the local area). Will defintely be returning to this hotel when in the area in future.
I stayed in this hotel a few months back, on the recommendation of a friend. The setting is ideal: picturesque surroundings and not too far from the city centre. I was also impressed by how polite and helpfull the staff were. I would thoroughly recommend a visit.
Friendly staff, great food and good service
Stayed at this hotel on business about 1 month ago. It is everything I look for in a hotel when travelling on business, friendly staff, great food and good service . It is one of these hotels that are prepared to go the extra mile to ensure that you have a good stay. All in all a great hotel and I would recommend Lochardil House to anyone. So much so that I will be taking my wife at some point in the new year.
A Perfect End to a Perfect Weekend.
I booked this amazing hotel as a birthday treat for my new fiance and I - another example of how using Trip Advisor paid off.
For my proposal, I wanted something picturesque and romantic - something that Lochardil House Hotel delivered in abundance. The hotel is a classic country house building but has every mod con you would expect from a modern hotel. The staff could not have done enough for me and helped me out a great deal with my preparations for my proposal. Dining was everything we could hope for - attention to detail and service from a very discreet staff made us feel a million pounds! The whole weekend was a wonderful experience for both of us.
I would thoroughly recommend this hotel's experience - will definitely book a return visit.
Only good thing in Inverness
I have, through no fault of my own, found myself trapped in Inverness with work. I found this hotel using tripadvisor and I have been very happy with it: the rooms are great, the staff couldn't be more helpful and the food is brilliant.
Great Hotel, Lovely Staff, Would recommend to Everyone!!!
My husband and I stayed at this delightfully characteristic hotel for almost a week back in October and found it to be exceptional.
The hotel itself is a beautiful old house that had been converted and tastefully upgraded with modern facilities.
The staff were very attentive, helpful and extremely friendly and the management team kindly helped us with all our excursions and travel arrangements.
The meals available in the delightful conservatory were exquisite and the wine selection was very impressive meaning we rarely ate anywhere else!
We also noticed they are expanding the hotel so next time we may take all of our friends with us!!
Would Definitely Stay Again!
Was very surprised to read the previous review as we found this hotel to be the exact opposite!!
We stayed Ocotber 2005 and were not effected by the small amount of building work going on in the grounds.
Reception staff greeted us with a smile and were friendly at all times. The food was excellent and we were made to feel very welcome by all the staff AND management!
Would highly recommend this hotel and am taking my wife back to celebrate our anniversary next year.
Manager is a very rude and unpleasent person. Avoid!!
We book to stay at the LOCHARDIL HOUSE HOTEL, but found the receptionist really could not care less and was not at all helpful. Our room had a strange and unpleasant smell and overlooked a small building site.
We spoke to the unhelpful receptionist who called the manager. He was aggressive, rude and the most unpleasant person We have met for a long time. He basically told us if there were no other rooms available and if I did not like it we should leave.
We put up with the smell and the building noise, which started about 8.00am, and left never to return.
There are plenty of other hotels in Inverness. DO NOT USE THIS ONE!
Stayed with a group of friends recently, everyone had a great time and the staff are to be congratulated on being so helpful and prefessional. We would have no reservations in recommending the Lochardil House Hotel!