Thistle Inverness

Millburn Road, Inverness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland, IV2 3TR, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $148.00
 

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The Royal Burgh of Dornoch

A travel blog entry by abercromby56

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... unrestrained in the back, sitting on suitcases most likely, and the car packed to the rafters with summer holiday requirements!  Dornoch is famous for its championship links golf course, and the town prospers on the summer influx of golfers, particularly from the US. Many have built houses here, which they use for a few weeks each year, but that gets them ...

I felt as though I shouldn't walk on the green

A travel blog entry by matt_terry_173

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... 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 ...

Inverness and the Scottish Highlands

A travel blog entry by jonathonsnell

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... 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 ...

Day twelve - Night in the wilderness

A travel blog entry by lets.get.lost

This morning we certainly made the most of being at a camp ground by staying there until after midday using their wifi, having another shower and cooking jacket potatoes for lunch. By 1 we were revived and ready for the next part of our adventure...Loch Ness! On the way to Loch Ness we had a quick stop to see Foyers Falls, this was nice but doesn't beat the waterfalls you see in Iceland, or even back home. ...

Capital of the highlands

A travel blog entry by flight4wingless

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... imagination!" which he ignored ... Haha it was a bit funny in a did that just happen sort of a way... Left Scotland this morning and am checking out Dublin as I finally finish typing this up, we are having a grand old time beside the river in nearly sunny conditions ha! Anyway that's mostly it from me for now! Huge appreciation to Karla and Pascal and their beautiful kids Pierre and Charlotte for letting us stay with them ...

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThistle Inverness

    Reviewed by crazydutchmumma

    Waterside Inverness

    Reviewed Jul 21, 2013
    by (21 reviews) Brisbane , Australia Flag of Australia

    Great view that's all

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Thistle Inverness

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    stayed in the thistle last weekend in a room only deal of 60/night.

    i was happy with the value. it is about 20 mins walk into town but also situated at the junction of the perth-ullapool-aberdeen road. (only about 3 TAXI)

    as i had a car hired, it was an ideal starting point for visiting other areas.

    it also has a small gym and swimming pool which is clean. the lobby and adjoining bar is nice. i only had bar snack food in the hotel which was grand...

    all in all for that value, i was a happy customer

    Worst hotel i have ever stayed in !

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    We booked the thistle Hotel In Inverness for a 2 night break as it looked to be the best one in the area.

    It is on a dual carriage way abot a 20 min walk to the city centre, of course we where told 5 minutes.

    The hotel looked like it was still in the 80's old fashioned decor, small portable tv and horrible shapped rooms. it was what you would expect from a motel

    We where put in a non smoking room, but there was a smokey atmosphere.

    We wre woekn up by the maids at 6.30 am wanting to clean the room, then again at 8.30 which was reidiculous as the constant noice outside from the motorway made it impossible to sleep.

    Cobwebs above are bed made it unpleasent to sleep in, for a thistle hotel the standars where apalling.

    Location not great

    from

    Was hoping for something closer to the city centre and was disappointed with the location of this hotel.

    The rooms and food were nothing to write home about either.

    Thistle do nicely

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    I recently booked the Thistle in Inverness and unusually for me did so before checking Trip Advisor. The reviews which I went on to read scared the daylights out of me but I had no option but to go ahead with my reservation because there were other independent travellers in the party. To say I was pleasantly surprised by the place would be an understatement. The staff were extremely pleasant, their welcome re-assuringly warm and my room was ideal and clean as a whistle. Okay, it was a wee bit on the hot side but it was freezing outside. The breakfasts were sumptious and fresh and my evening meal in the bar was faultless. Certainly, the Thistle is no rose among the thorns as far as outward appearance and location. But don't judge where you're booking in Inverness by its cover.

    Avoid

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    This is not a hotel. It is more like a motel out of one of those Hollywood thrillers.

    The lobby is pleasant, but it ends there. The hotel is actually a drive from the centre of Inverness on what looked like an industrial site. The bedroom was like a motel room. Dark, depressing and overlooking the car park. Breakfast was DIRE. Microwaved, undercooked, all just left squirming under hot lamps.

    Inverness was a nice town with lovely surrounding scenery. But this dump would ruin a holiday in Beverley Hills.

    Thistle are going right down the pan, having also stayed at eth Thistle in Brighton whcih is shocking and even worse than here.

    Avoid like the plague

    from

    It is difficult to know where to start when listing what was wrong with this hotel. The hotel itself was very unattractive, and located in an awful part of Inverness...squeezed between a busy road and a train line. The bathroom was awful. It had cracked and mouldy tiles; the shower curtain was dirty and mouldy and the toilet handle did not work properly.

    Reps Hotel

    from

    Place rubbish - room not properly serviced - dirty,worn and certainly one to avoid.

    Place may be ok for reps & NHS employees having meetings but one of the worst places we have stayed in for a long time!

    There are much better places in Inverness - avoid this one!

    Stay somewhere else

    from

    Hotel very dirty, mattress sank to the floor, although the staff did replace it when we asked. carpet in room torn and ragged, upholstery in all furniture torn; requested new batteries twice for the TV remote, they were never supplied. Asked for an additional dinner roll, and despite the offer to pay for one, was told we were only alloted one. service slow, and even told by one wait staff member that she would bring us more water "if she had time."

    we were very disappointed in the lack of quality in this hotel, and we would not return.

    Simply the best

    from

    this hotel is excellent, the sevice is excellent and very clean. the staff are friendly, the rooms are cleaned every day, the breakfast was everything you could want, from cereal to bacon and eggs, evening meals were first class, and had a good menu, the hotel is only a 15 min's walk away from the city center,

    Victim of suburban sprawl

    from

    We were scheduled to be booked at a superior hotel in Inverness by an indirect agent for BritRail, Mike Russo. This hotel is ordinary, dirty, without charm or polish. Cigarette butts litter the drainpipes, which can be seen from the upper floors, and the hotel sits next to a vacant lot and highway. As a one-night stop on business, this might be sufficient but this hotel, 1 1/2 miles from town and in accessible to town except by cab, is not a useful hotel for independent touring.

    (Though the parking lot atmosphere proves ideal for hordes of bus tourists.) The most positive aspect of the hotel are the fitness facility and friendly breakfast staff.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Thistle Inverness

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good