Mercure Inverness Hotel
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Our morning began with a trip to the Culloden Visitor Centre, the site of the last hand-to-hand battleground on Great Britain. Yesterday, we saw the statue dedicated to the heir of a deposed king who wanted to regain the throne. Today the story of Bonnie Prince Charles, but this time, his efforts to regain the throne are unsuccessful, ending in a …
Today we travelled a whoppin' 266 miles.
We followed the shores of Loch Lomond in the Highlands to Fort William with stops for photos along the way. We stopped at Fort William at a tourist shop for a light bite, and then at Glenfinnan. Here there's a memorial to an heir to a deposed king who rallied the Scots to reclaim his throne. There …
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Inverness Hotel
I have just returned from spending a long weekend at the Ramada Jarvis in Inverness.The hotel is ideally situated right on the river in the centre of Inverness with a great view overlooking the river.However on arrival it was a bit of a problem getting parked as the small car park was full which meant driving around in circles for a while waiting for someone to leave an then grabbing a space.When i commented on this at reception the girl apoligised and explained that as it was a free car park people would use it to go shopping who were not residents.She also saod they soon hope to install barriers soon to stop this.
Definite Room for Improvement!
My boyfriend had booked a surprise weekend here for my birthday and just before we left I read all the reviews but hoped they were exaggerated. Unfortunately not. We arrived having booked a non smoking double room with breakfast to be put in a smoking - twin room room only basis. The receptionist offered to try to change it the next day but couldn't promise anything but we didn't bother. The hotel was undergoing refurbishment and don't think they had quite made it to our room yet. Therefore, it was very noisy and if you wanted to stay in bed past 8am - tough! On a plus note we found all the staff with the exception of the night doorman to be very pleasant and helpful.
My wife and i visited this hotel in September 2004 and after booking a double room where shunted into a tiny cramped twin room at the end of a corridor on the 5th Floor.The room was rubbish and obviously had not been decorated for some time.The bathroom was tiny and bare pipes could be seen all over the ceiling.It appeared to have been a broom cupboard at sometime in the past!.After a swift visit back to reception and a short "chat" with the manager we were offered a studio on the 4th floor overlooking the river.The difference in this room was amazing it had obviously been recently redecorated/refurbished and was spot on.Thing is why do they put people in pokey broom cupboards when they have studios available.The restaurant was okay on our visit and food was okay but staff were rushed off their feet(very short handed,why?).They also all seemed very young and had only a hazy idea of different sorts of drinks.wines etc. That said they worked very hard to compensate for their lack of knowledge.The gym area and pool is located in the basement area and is okay but in need of refurbishment.Overall the place is okay but make sure you get on the 4th floor in a studio and facing the river as noise levels on the street side of the prems can be intrusive.The staff were a bit thin on the ground but those that were there were helpful and tried hard.
this is possibly one of the worst hotels i have ever stayed in, the travelodge is like the hilton in comparision. i paid for a double room (just for me) non smoking & upon arrival i they said my room is a single smoking room as their doubles were full & only somking rooms left. they said i could change later on but they were fully booked for the rest of the week so i couldn't in the end.
I have been staying in the Ramada for 3 weeks & will be staying here for another 4 weeks for work. The only good thing going for this place is it is slap bang in the middle & is the only hotel in the centre with a gym, the others like Thistle & Marriott are too far to walk. The first week I was given a tiny room next to the lift shaft which kept me awake all night long as well as the water pipes from people in the next room whenever they had a shower/used the toilet. The next week I was given a bigger room but still incredibly noisy from the pipes next door which kept me awake. The week after I had an "ajoining" room with a locked door but it was so thin I could hear every word which also kept me awake as the people woke very early & used hairdryers etc.
gym and pool grubby and not clean...
room nice but I had upgraded it...
worse was lack of privacy of hotel bedroom.. constant interuptions..bedroom door opened by maids when asked not to come in! but worst experience was coming back from breakfast to find a window cleaner in our room standing next to my wide open suitcase full of my underwear!!!
not nice experience!
staff were appalling. most unhelpful. room ok
After the train ride from Edinburgh, we were quite disappointed to learn that our preference for a room with a double bed was given away even though we called in advance to inform the hotel we would be arriving late. The hotel was entirely booked and we were left with two twin beds (one of which was partially collapsed) in a very small, dirty looking room. After a compaint to the front desk that evening, we were told to inquire the next morning for something more suitable/comfortable. We were moved to the our new room on the 4th floor (the Jarvis Studios) into a much more tastefull, contemporary and clean room that was easily twice the size of our former room. It was clear that our new room had been two seperate guest rooms that had the wall removed. We were very pleased. If possible, request a room on the 4th or 5th floor as these were the only rooms that looked like they had been updated. The complimentary breakfast was adequate, but the dining room was always filled with empty, dirty tables. The front desk staff were very courteous, but only after we expressed our initial disappointment.
Good leisure facilities
A bit scruffy and ugly on the outside, but a nice hotel with good leisure facilities - pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi. Good breakfasts, less wonderful evening meal. Overall good value.
The inverness experience
I Have stayed at the Jarvis hotel in Inverness on Many occasions and found it excellent
The service is first class and the staff are more than helpfull
The resterant is overlooking the river ness and has a beautifully romantic setting.