Holiday Inn Express Inverness
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- Continental Breakfast
- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Express Inverness
Good accommodation in Inverness
My husband and I stayed for two nights at the Holiday Inn Express Inverness during May. The hotel is a short drive out of town in a new shopping/business precinct. Our room was a good size, very clean and comfortable. The bathroom was new and spotlessly clean. The staff were friendly and helpful when we needed directions or assistance. The hotel itself is ideal for people with a car or their own transport as ample parking is available. Next door is the Snow Goose pub which has excellent meals. Close by within walking distance is a huge shopping centre, petrol/gas station and Burger King and Pizza Hut restaurants. There is also a movie cinema in the same complex - if these things are important to you.
More importantly, Culloden Battlefield and Cawdor Castle are a short drive away, as the hotel is located between Inverness and Culloden.
Overpriced as can stay at four star hotels cheaper
Hotel is overpriced for what you get, you can stay cheaper at all the local four star hotels - ie marriot, rocpool, thistle. A bit out of time and although comfortable the staff are quite rude and dont seem to care about the customer experience and just want to sell rooms to anyone. If in town again would stay elsewhere
The service and the friendlness of the staff was exactly what I was looking for. Superb location and clean rooms, this was a great experience. Maybe a bit more than i would usual pay but still very good.
Un lugar magnífico
El servicio y un personal tan agradable eran exactamente lo que andaba buscando. Ubicación genial y habitaciones limpias, fue una experiencia magnífica. Tal vez algo más caro de lo que suelo pagar pero muy bueno.
Great hotel, great stay
We initially booked for 3 nights. The hotel rooms are small but you have everything you need; they are also very clean. Many items in the continental breakfast, it opens very early and that helps you when you are going on long day trips. Although it is outside the city, it is close enough to walk to the centre; if you take a taxi, you will be there in 3 minutes.
We liked it and try to rebook, there was a small problem with the re-check that was promptly resolved by the staff, who were very attentive and helpful. Although the rooms were small, it was nice to hang up at night at the lobby; the hotel has a bar service and some snacks for late check-ins, you can also order food out. For people traveling with a budget, you can buy food in the Tesco supermarket nearby and use the hotel microwave, otherwise, you must visit the Snow Goose Inn, the pub next door. Beautiful athmosphere, great food and fine drinks.
Very clean, very friendly, very handy location - very good!
A great little gem of a hotel - expensive by express standards, we paid £85 for the room, some paid 90+
But it is so well placed just outside inverness (3 minutes or 15 minutes walk) and next to a fair little pub with a good menu and near a huge Tesco (one of 3 in the small city) where you can get a takeaway and nuke it in the hotel microwave.
10 miles away from Lock ness and near enough to the jewels og Brodie castle, Elgin and countless malt distillery's.
Good clean rooms
good efficient staff
and a pleasant stall all round, could have spent longer there!
Very pleasant hotel
We booked our rooms through priorityclub[--], the Holiday Inn frequent stay program. Upon arrival, the hotel could not find our reservation. Fortunately, I noticed that they had a sign-in sheet on the counter for Priority Club customers, and our name was on it. It turned out that for some reason the confirmation # in their system was different from the one we had on our printout from their online system (no one knows why). That resolved, we checked into two sunny, spotless, comfortable rooms overlooking the parking lot with a distant view of the blue Moray Firth through some trees. Standard rooms have two twin beds that cannot be pushed together to make one big bed (we asked). The hotel has rooms with big beds, but they were full and had no rooms of that type available. It was a warm night, and with the window open we had some noise (someone had left their poor dog in a car in the parking lot, and he barked for hours). The Snow Goose restaurant in the hotel's parking lot has an American feel to it, but the food and service are Scottish, and we enjoyed our meal. The HIX's breakfast room is large and the cold buffet includes cereal, breads, yogurt, and juice. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The hotel is quite far from the historic, interesting center of town; you have to drive there. All in all, it's a nice place to stay, but at $160 (80pd) for a twin bed room, it's rather expensive.
Great hotel loved the peace and quiteness
This is a great place to stay for a nice break-away.Very clean and friendly, although it is just bed and continental breakfast, it makes a pleasant change from the usual English breakfast you normally get when holidaying in Inverness. there are plenty choices to choose from.This is a pet friendly hotel, which is good for people who like to take their pet on holiday, we take our well behaved dog.
The hotel is quite central for eating out (I can reccomend the Snow Goose Inn ) straight across from The Holiday Express Inn
Friendliest hotel min Inverness
I had family come to visit last week and decided to put them up at the Express by Holiday Inn because we were packed out.
The hotel is situated near the retail park and a very busy road but my family said they had a sound sleep and how nice and clean the rooms where.
They had a good hearty breakfast in the morning and said they got great value for money.
Would recommend it to anyone, will definately use it again.
Loved the Holiday Inn
Stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. A very pleasant experience. The staff from the manager down were extremely helpful and pleasant.
The rooms maintained to a very high standard considering the rates are so reasonable.
Overall opinion was very good and I would gladly go back there anytime.
TripAdvisor Reviews Holiday Inn Express Inverness
Travel Blogs from Inverness
We slept in past our alarm but we needed the extra hour after yesterday. Breakfast is included in our stay so we went downstairs to a full Scottish breakfast buffet! Scottish breakfast, check. No haggis though...And we got to eat with an ocean view. It was still raining but not as hard as yesterday. After we eat, shower and pack, we get on the road. Our first route was towards the village of Glenelg. Off the highway and up some windy roads, we come ...
... battle that became a major branching in English and Scottish history. The Stuarts had held the thrones of both countries before the last Stuart king was forced to abdicate and flee to France. Years later, his son Charles (Bonny Prince Charlie) thought the time was right to attempt to regain the throne and raised an army in Scotland. Called the "Jacobite Rising," the attempt finally failed when the promised French invasion to support the Prince ...
... to see how it would have been to live here 500 years ago.
After Urquart, we headed back up the A82 to Inverness and then to Culloden. (Free entry at Culloden thanks to membership of the Australian National Trust)
The battlefield of Culloden was a very sad and stirring place to visit. We joined a guided tour, which is probably the best way to appreciate the site. The battle was significant to the Scottish in that it was a bloody defeat ...
... was actually asking how many of our students wanted to attend a football match that night in Dingwall. Will found out when we checked in that there was a football match in Dingwall that night between Ross County and Aberdeen. He walked down to the ticket office and grabbed us 26 student and 2 adult tickets so that we could take the students that wanted to. I wolfed down my meal of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and grabbed my jacket to head to the match. ...
... now and when we were at the till, we were talking to the clerk and told her that trev had macdonald and hamilton blood in him she looked at him and said "you are f#@kng mad!!!! and then laughed her butt off.....both trev and i looked at each other shocked and smiled and walked away shaking our heads.....afterwards we checked out the castle and went back to inverness to find our hotel which is made of paper thin walls and is on the second ...