The George Hotel
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We arrived back at the George Hotel in Inveraray at 8:30 PM and had a great meal, which consisted mostly of samples of whisky! Port Ellen, Balvenie, Ardbeg Very Young, Glenmorangie Port, Springbank, and Edradour. It was a fitting end to an incredible day.
... went on a walking path, possibly about 800 m long, to the top of a Aonach Mor. It was a lovely vantage point and the clouds came and went, alternatively obscuring and revealing the view. When we descended in the gondola we stopped for lunch at the cafe and then drove on through Fort William towards Glencoe. The views of Loch Linnhe, with towering mountains behind it, were absolutely beautiful. The road we were driving ...
Have returned from our day on Iona - wonderful. Iona was the centre of Irish Monasticism for four centuries. The Iona Community runs 3 residential centres - 2 on Iona and another on the Isle of Mull. John Bell, songwriter of many hymns used by the UCA, is a member of the Iona Community, and visits the island from time to time. We were on a large ferry by ...
Balmaha is really lovely. It is right on the shore of Loch Lomond. After breakfast we went for a hike around the foreshore of the Loch. As Loch Lomond is 25miles in length and 5miles wide we saw a minute amount. To see more we caught the ferry from Balmaha across the loch to Luss. In comparison to Balmaha, which has only one village store and one inn (which is the one we are staying in), Luss is much ...
... imagined and alive with small villages of schools churches and pubs.
The ferry across the strait to Iona was small as was the water. Columba's Abbey, much read about by myself, was charming, ancient ... in a setting of magnificence that spoke to me. Jan and I concluded that as non Christians this was wierd but the place was something to behold. We stood on the spot where MacBeth and Duncan were buried. ...
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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.
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!
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!
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.