The George Hotel
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Today Nic was sick and I was sad so we stayed around and slept in and had some oat cakes and watched telly. We also planned the next leg of our journey and bought a coach pass. On Monday we will go to Glasgow and experience the city and hopefully the Glaswegian humour I have heard so much about. Tuesday is a travel day, going up The west coast into the highlands and stopping in at Fort William for a couple of hours before we head to Inverness. We will look around Inverness ...
... was warm and delicious and as we enjoyed our tummies filling up the sun began to shine. Instead of takin the bus back we chose to walk the ten kilometres home. It was a nice walk, there were geese ducks and ravens about and the rocky shoreline was a great place to learn and master the art of skimming stones. I got three bounces as a highest achievement: Nic got five. Nic also showed me ...
... it could easily have been somewhere far more exotic. We splashed around in the water for a while, dried ourselves off (including getting some incredibly stubborn sand out from between our toes) and made our way to the Jacobite memorial at Glenfinnan. This tower represents those who fought as part of the Jacobite uprising and it has been built on the very ground where it all began. You can also see the impressive old viaduct from here, the very same ...
... another to Gourock - as we passed Stewarton it was throwing it down and we thought we may be out in the rain at that time so we felt okay with our decision.
The ferry over to Dunoon was pretty good - small and no vehicles - Allan was expecting a car ferry
Great meal at night in a wee pub and then we'd a wander about the town. It looked like the shops were all from about 50 years ago and untouched. It was so good that ...
... and scenic. We scored some great accommodation for the 3 of us for the night which included breakfast.
That afternoon we spent some time wandering the historical streets taking in the warm atmosphere, before randomly deciding to head back up to Kilchurn Castle!
Little to my knowledge as I was shafted to the back seat, we drove past this castle earlier this day! I purely wanted to see it as it was the on the front of my lonely planet book, so I ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The George Hotel Inveraray
The best hotel on earth
teh great thing about this place is EVERYTHING!!!!!!! you will love it
i wish i could buy it for myself
This is a fantastic hotel located in the center of one of the cutest towns in Scotland. The rooms were excellent and the lively pub and restaurant downstairs just add to the charm. This was one of the nicest (and cheapest!) hotels we've stayed in anywhere. We would definitely go back!!
To "Wee Bruce"
We had been looking forward to our single night stay and were not disappointed. Everything about this hotel deserves the superlatives accorded to it by other reviewers.
The room was fantastic - and we only had the "basic" double ! the staff were so friendly, the breakfast wonderful, the bar so welcoming (great selection of malt whiskys and choice of local ales) and to cap it all I had the finest steak I think I have ever tasted - cooked I believe by "Wee Bruce".
We intend to return and our return can`t come quickly enough.
Why aren't there more hotels like this?
We've just spent three nights at the George and found it to be every bit as good as the other reviewers have suggested. Amazing bedrooms, excellent staff - friendly, motivated, capable and cheerful (even heard the breakfast waitress singing!) - cozy and atmospheric bar with good ale, simple but good and reasonably priced food. Highly recommended.
We Keep Going Back!
We stay at the George 2/3 times a year. It is always so comfortable(which ever room) spotlessly clean and the staff are excellent.The evening meals are of a very high quality and reasonably priced. We were there the last week of February 2004 and the weather was glorious, blue skies and sunshine,when the rest of Scotland was submerged in snow! Inverary is very picturesque and a good setting out point for miles of beautiful scenery. We have already booked up for our next visit
A bit of luxury 2 hours away
This puts scotland on the map...best ive ever stayed at..rooms fab,food fab,staff fab..so proud to be Scottish
I urge you to stay in this hotel
I have stayed in hotels all over the world and yet this little hotel is possibly the most beautiful and yet the cheapest I have ever stayed in.
The rooms are quite simply incredible and yet the rates are so cheap ... the bar is lovely, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, the food is great. It's possibly my favourite hotel experience in the world - that's why I keep going back for overnight stays. I urge you to go.
Memories are made of this!
My husband and I were very fortunate to stay in the George Hotel for 7 nights. Our exquisite room, full of antiques, definitely helped us deal with our jet-lag! The jacuzzi tub was very welcome after a long day of sight-seeing. The dining rooms, pub and public areas were charming! The warmth that was exuded by the coal fireplaces was only beat by the warmth of the staff. The royal family couldn't have been treated any better! Meals were fabulous and great value! We can hardly wait to see the conservatory when it is finished! It will enclose under glass the current outdoor beer garden. This building project, although evident, was definitely not obtrusive. The hotel is within walking distance of all the local sites. Inverary is touristy, but not lacking the family-friendliness which travellers appreciate. We can only compare it to Banff or Jasper in the Canadian Rockies for ambiance. Although the Inverary castle was closed for the season we were welcomed there for a special viewing arranged by a staff member of the hotel. This was too amazing! We will definitely be back. Count on us in the summer of 2005!
An Amazing Experience!
Our family was fortunate enough to be in Scotland for a November wedding, but our stay at The George made our trip even more amazing!
All of the rooms in this historic hotel were unique, with each being decorated differently. Because there were several members of our family staying at the hotel we were able to see many different rooms, including the luxurious Merchant Room! Our stay in Room #9 was highlighted by the jacuzzi tub! We loved the big canopy bed and the modern bathroom facilities, as well. The large sitting area allowed for our family to congragate on several occasions. Equally spectacular as the rooms, was the food! Each morning we had a full Scottish breakfast tailor-made to suit our needs. For lunch or dinner, there was a good selection of menu choices, including many seafood choices, making it hard to decide what to eat! (Good thing our family believes in sharing!) Even my husband who is a certified Chef raved about every meal. A must is the Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert! Our stay was complete because of the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. They looked after all of our needs and made us feel comfortable as well as passed on local information about sites worth visiting and the history behind them. Many thanks to Mr. Clark and the rest of the wonderful staff at The George Hotel. We can't wait to be back in Scotland to enjoy your wonderful hospitality and breath-taking country! Cheers!
Atmospheric Hotel in lovely location
Stayed at the George whilst on a business trip in the area - and liked it so much I immediately rebooked for a late summer break with my wife and child.Inveraray is a pretty small town set on the banks of Loch Fyne. The George is just 100 yards from the Loch and is a really welcoming homely place. Family owned for 130 years. Excellent bar, open fires, 80 whiskies, stone floors, good food. All 12 rooms individually designed - lovely and different. Certainly not your corporate chain standard Ikea refits or Mrs Miggins saggy mattress and candlewick bedspreads. Thoroughly recommended.