Travel Blogs from Inverness
Hello all. So due to popular demand (term used loosely) , the blog is back! I will continue to write about Mark and my travel adventures around England and Europe and wherever else we go.
So last weekend Mark and I went to Scotland! We went to Aviemore to go snowboarding with Naomi and Tim.
We left on Friday morning and boarded a flight to Inverness. The flight was quite short, (2ish hours) and we arrived and headed straight ...
... for nothing. We passed through every check point without so much as a second glance. The most attention that I got was from a pat down in security. The lady felt all of my layers, looked at me funny, I shrugged and she let me pass. Our plane was a prop plane and we did have to sit with the bags at our feet because they did not fit in the overhead compartments. No big deal. Not even 30 minutes later and we found ourselves in Scotland.
We decided to rent ...
... his bum and covered himselfin mud. Probably karma for standing on a grave as we were all traipsing through a paddock cemetery and wondering when we were going to be
chased by a strange animal. The best part about the cold wind and rain that day was knowing that we were going back to a spa pool, steam room and sauna at our hotel. It was bliss...
Whiskey tasting was on the menu from the Ben Nevis distillery one morning, where we also got to see a close ...
... 00 pm it was no longer considered safe to be out and about on the streets. Although the streets are safe enough, the tradition of the 100 chimes continues.
We cross the bridge (seen in yesterdays night photo) and as we walk along the banks of the river, we come across St Andrew's Cathedral. St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and this cathedral is impressive. Behind it is the entertainment centre and theatre.
... Ness Monster. We stopped quite regularly along the road, which is the benefit of having a car, and took pictures and was always on the lookout for any movement in the water. We drove through a few small towns along the bank of the Loch and stopped in one for lunch and then continued driving stopping at random places, for photos and short walks.
We also stopped at Urquhart Castle which was the largest castle on ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHeathmount Hotel Inverness
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Historical Traveler Reviews Heathmount Hotel Inverness
First impressions were a little disappointing. The 'Hotel' is really a bar with a few rooms above, historically called an 'Inn' I believe.
Another Great Stay
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!!
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
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.
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...
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.
Great experience, pub is a big plus
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.
Will come again
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.
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.