Heathmount Hotel

Address: Kingsmills Road, Inverness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland, IV2 3JU, United Kingdom | Hotel
 
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This hotel, located on Kingsmills Road, Inverness, is near River Ness, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, James Pringle Weavers, and William Morrison Jeweller's.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsHeathmount Hotel Inverness

      Reviewed by happytramp

      Great

      Reviewed Nov 13, 2012
      by (1 review) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

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      Historical Traveler Reviews Heathmount Hotel Inverness

      Disappointing Room, Nice Bar/Restaurant, Good Staff

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      First impressions were a little disappointing. The 'Hotel' is really a bar with a few rooms above, historically called an 'Inn' I believe.

      The Family Room we were allocated was a big disappointment, nothing like the modern, contemporary photos illustrated on their website. A dim, dark, unappealing, 70's décor, double room with two extra single beds squeezed in, however with a good sized on-suite bathroom, albeit with horrendous thumbing noises from the plumbing system!

      The Bar & Restaurant facilities fortunately were much better and provided a friendly, upmarket feel to the place. The staff were very helpful indeed.

      Breakfast in the morning was very good, pretty much anything you wanted cooked to your liking, although very little choice available and no fresh fruit. Service was again very commendable.

      At £120/night value for money? No, not really. Any quality B&B would have provided us 2 double rooms with shared en-suite for around £100/night.

      Positives: Location, Bar, Restaurant, Staff, Parking.

      Negatives: Family Room. Noise. Deceptive website. Price.

      Another Great Stay

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      This is the second time we have stayed here in room 3 a four poster and it was great again. Very helpful staff and good room. We had dinner which was also very good. Maybe a little bit over priced but excellent quality. Breakfast was of a high stand too.

      If I could improve one thing it would net curtains or blinds to avoid prying eyes or total darkness from the curtains!!

      Superb

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      Was there for a weekend at the end of May with my partner.

      A superb location near the centre of Inverness but far enough away to have peace and quiet also.

      Well looked after by the staff there at all times. The rooms were of a high standard and finish. The breakfast was first class.

      Never ate in the restaurant but im sure it wouldve been of the same standard. An excellent break away. Defo go there again

      Superbe

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      J'étais là pendant un week-end du mois de mai avec mon conjoint.

      Il est magnifiquement situé près du centre d'Inverness, mais suffisamment loin pour avoir la paix et la tranquillité.

      Le personnel s'est très occupé de nous tout au long de notre séjour. Les chambres était d'un excellent standing et très soignées. Le petit déjeuner était de toute première classe.

      Je n'ai pas mangé dans leur restaurant mais je suis sûre qu'il doit être du même niveau. Une escapade vraiment très agréable. Nous reviendrons.

      Ok hotel

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      We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights during our honeymoon. The neighborhood was a little more residential than I would have liked, but still within walking distance of many sites. The entry/front desk is confusing and hard to find, but a pleasant check in once we figured out how. The room was decent sized but a little dark and with no view. The bathroom had nice toiletries but was very small and had no tub. I had a bad experience with the operator when I was trying to make an outside call, but the next morning at breakfast the owner was so nice and personable, and called ahead to make tour reservations for us, which made up for it. Overall an ok experience, though not sure I would pick it next time around...

      Correct

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      Nous avons passé deux nuits dans cet hôtel pour notre lune de miel. Le voisinage était un peu plus résidentiel que ce que j'aurais souhaité mais on pouvait quand même aller voir de nombreuses attractions touristiques à pied. La réception est difficile à trouver mais les formalités d'arrivée furent un plaisir après ça. La chambre était d'une bonne taille mais un peu sombre et sans vue. La salle de bain avait de beaux accessoires de toilette mais elle était très petite et sans baignoire. J'ai eu des problèmes avec l'opérateur lorsque j'ai essayé de passer un coup de fil à l'extérieur mais j'ai tout oublié lorsque j'ai rencontré le propriétaire le lendemain matin au petit déjeuner : il était tellement gentil et prévenant et il nous a même réservé une excursion.

      C'était un séjour globalement assez agréable mais je ne suis pas sûre de choisir cet hôtel la prochaine fois que je passerai par ici...

      Great experience, pub is a big plus

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      This was our second stay at the Heathmount. Agree it is better described as inn. One of the best features is the pub. It is very popular with the locals, and we enjoyed getting to interact and visit with them. We're from Texas, and they are curious about our home which leads to lively conversation. We ate in the restaurant and found the food several levels above usual pub fare. The staff were friendly and very responsive to every request. The rooms were recently redecorated and surprisingly luxurious. Sure not what you expect in a small hotel or inn. We wouldn't stay anywhere else when visiting the highlands.

      More an Inn than a Hotel

      from

      Plus points:

      Nice rooms, recently decorated. A comfy bed, and an excellent sized bathroom.

      Great breakfast. Didn't try the food for supper, but judging by how busy the place was in the evenings I'd guess they're doing something right

      Good location - 5 minute walk into the heart of town.

      Minus points:

      Noise. As stated above, this is a popular place at nights, and the rooms are definitely within earshot of the action. Certainly not a good choice for a quiet, relaxing stay.

      Smoke. This should have changed now that the smoking ban is in place, but at the time the smell of cigarettes was strong all through the guest accomodation

      Parking. You're basically parking in front of a busy pub. Space is limited, and it's not the safest place to leave a car - I came out on Sunday morning to find two pint glasses on the roof of my car.

      No lift. Pack light as you'll be carrying those bags up the stairs. If you have any mobility restrictions I'd advise you not to stay here.

      Summary. It feels more like an inn than a hotel, with the primary business clearly being the bar. If you're looking for a nice place with a lively atmosphere then you could do a lot worse, and the breakfast will certainly help to sort out any hangover in the morning. If you're after a peaceful retreat with all conveniences, I'd advise you to look elsewhere.

      Will come again

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      I have stayed at this hotel on four or five occassions now and would not hesitate to return. This is a small hotel where the owners and staff are all very friendly and welcoming. The rooms are a good size and each one is individually and tastefully decorated to a high standard. The restuarant menu and the quality of food and service are very good.

      I make frequent visits to Inverness and have used a number of hotels in the city but will always endeavour to find a room at the Heathmount as my first choice.

      Dont believe the hype!

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      Was really looking forward to our stay at the Heathmount, albeit for one night. However, what a terrible let-down it was. We arrived after a four hour journey, stood about for a while at a derelict 'reception'. Eventually, someone (friendly enough) arrived, only to tell us we didn't have a room, despite a confirmed reservation being made weeks earlier. This 'problem' is sorted, and we are shown to our room. Their internet site looks wonderful. Isn't it so strange how reality can be so different. The room was tiny, with a window overlooking a smelly vent (from the kitchen, presumably). The bathroom was equally small. No bath tub. OK, so a powerful shower? No chance. On checking out, were we asked if we enjoyed our stay, etc? Of course not.

      If you're after a decent location, with unfriendly staff, and a small (brown!) room, the Heathmount is for you! Having stayed in Inverness many times, we wont be back.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Heathmount Hotel Inverness

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
       

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