BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa
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... postal address, which entitles them to be members of Royal Dornoch Golf Club. The house our parents built, called Earls Cross, was absolutely cutting edge in the late 1950s but from the outside it now looks a tad dated, but it certainly was a curiosity in Dornoch I reckon. It looks straight out over the golf course and the Dornoch Firth, but there are now ...
... Dunrobin Castle, we drove down the driveway and WOW I was just bowled over at the castle - boy they sure know how to build them in Scotland, I thought I had seen some magnificent castles, but Scotland takes the cake. One of the things we wanted to see was the falconry display - that didn't disappoint either, the man doing it was really good. There was a museum there as well, it was jam packed with animals that the Duke of Sutherland & his wife had shot (well most of ...
... Urquhart Castle, some other nice viewing areas like the Three sisters and the ruins of Inverlochy castle. Our final stop before the end of the tour was Luss.
Most of the people from the tour departed back in Glasgow, but the driver was heading back to Edinburgh that night so a me and a few others got a free ride to Edinburgh which was quite ...
Day 2: Wow! Just when you thought the scenery couldn't get any better...stunning! Elaine: Vince was the only one man enough to have kippers for breakfast but everyone breakfasted like a king with a selection of smoked salmon and poached eggs, smoked haddock and ever reliable english cooked breakfast. All assembled in the foyer and after a count of three we all dashed out to load the car as quickly as possible as the tiny midges were out in force. However with all the doors open on ...
... a few hours before heading out.
Stopped for lunch in Pitlochry before heading over to Blair Castle for tour. There is a lot of history as the castle dates back to 1100's. The current Duke (the 10th) lives S Africa and has 'Stewart' as his surname.
Came out of the castle to showers- the morning and early afternoon had been warm-sunny!
Continued our drive entering the Scottish Highlands ending up in Inverness for the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa
we booked this hotel, and then saw bad reviews for it, but i can't think why, we had such a lovely stay.
we went with our brother in law, our room was lovely and so was his, clean, pleasant, no problems.
the staff were nice and friendly, the location excellent for the town centre and surrounding areas, like loch ness, beauly.
we didn't have breakfast, so can't say what the food was like, we did use the spa and pool, it was superb, lovely and clean, big pool, great changing room facilities.
would definitley go back here again.
inverness is lovely, lots of golf courses around that my husband and his brother thought was excellent.
Inverness is a very old town/city in the Highland so I guess there aren't many new development or hotels around other than what's available there for years and year. So I read the some of the reviews from trip advisor web site and I decided to choose this hotel for a 1 night only staying in Inverness. The verdict was it's overprice and it really does not worth what it claims to be.
Found little to fault with this hotel. Staff were all helpful and friendly (inc catering staff), the downstairs reception area very pleasing with a large area of comfy sofas to realx on and have a drink overlooking the river/castle.
We have just returned from a two night stay at the Palace Hotel and would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Inverness in the near future.
We stayed here last week. Did enjoy the room it was excellent, we did pay extra for the privalage though, the TV only had five stations with some of the reception on them not being very good
We booked through Octupus Travel online, a great deal. The hotel is being updated, not notice outside to say what hotle this was!, Little parking for the size of the hotel, a;lthough the valet service parked your car in the catherdral car park until you required it. Main areas e.g. Reception, Dining Room lovely. We were in the original old building, not the modern rooms. Room 19, 2nd floor, was okay then we opened the ensuite door, like opening a door to a big freezer, no heating in bathroom i.e. heated towel rail. Did tell reception but after sometime, the under-manager decided that if he turned up the heating in the hotel, " heat rises". Also some big gaps around the room doors! We gave up! TV reception can be dodogy depending where you are in the hotel. Restaurant menu was a little boring with most of 3/4 of the starters containing mushrooms, wee bit of imaganiation is required by Chef. Most of the staff appeared surly, although came across a few happy employees. Spa etc facilities were fine.
I stayed at the Palace Milton for two nights in May 2004. Hotel is 'old' but the 'common parts' have been refurbrished. I had a lovely room in the front with a large bay window over-looking the river.Booked over the internet and got an excellent deal (room for the price you'd expect to pay for one of the budget 'lodge' chains). Dinner was OK not a lot of choice and not very adventurous but good portions (the hotel does cater mainly for coach parties). Breakfast was much better. Both meals were inexpensive (for hotel food) If you want to eat out good choice in City centre (5 minutes walk away). Staff were really friendly.
All in all a very pleasent stay I'd recommend it!
My family stayed at this hotel 3 years ago and although the hotel was a bit 'tired' the hotel staff and the newly built health club made our stay very enjoyable. My husband and I wanted a pre-Christmas break and because of my good memories of the hotel decided to return. On booking I asked for a room overlooking the river but was told this could not be confirmed. Why? As the hotel was not busy. When we arrived at reception after a 4hour drive we were greeted by an overwhelming smell of cigarette smoke. We got to our room, overlooking the river and couldn't believe how shabby it was. My husband had a word with the manager who kindly gave us another larger room. This was equally as shabby but we felt he had done the best he could for us. This hotel is crying out for a refit which I believe will commence in January '04. On the subject of the restaurant 'don't even go there'. The food was misdescribed and inedible. Very disappointing all round.
Pre- Christmas Weekend Stay
We have stayed at the Milton Hotel in Inverness twice in the last year, our last visit was for the weekend before Christmas last year. Our party consisted of two adults and two children and we were accomodated in the new part of the Hotel with adjoining bedrooms with an interconnecting door. The rooms were very new and clean. The staff at the Hotel were all very friendly, especially to the children and nothing was too much trouble for them. The food was really good both in the Restaurant and at the bar. We have tried to book the Christmas package for this Hotel this year but unfortunately they are fully booked so we are going to the Milton Hotel & Leisure club in Fort William, which we are hoping will be equally as good.
Very old property
We spent 2 nights at the palace Milton Hotel in Inverness. Although it is a great location, right on the river, the hotel itself is very old and hasn't been renovated in YEARS. Surprisingly, there were some European tour groups staying there, but that may have more to do with the amount of hotel space in Inverness than the desirabiliy of this hotel. Everything in the room was shoddy and old, and I don't think it would appeal to most travelers, especially Americans. Find another place if you can. They did have a nice indoor pool area that looks like it was added on in the last 10 years or so, but that's the only updating that had been done to the property.