Travel Blogs from Inverness
Leave Ballater and go past Nairn to visit Cawdor castle dated 14th century and around the grounds. Beautiful flower gardens, hedge maze and nature trails. Then we visit Clava Cairns a well preserved prehistoric burial site, built about 4000 years ago. We visited Fort George, an impressive fort on the mouth of the Moray Firth which is still today a …
Troppo breve la visita al centro di Inverness, bella cittadina sulle rive del fiume Ness. Io e Lisa siamo salite fino al castello, dopo il quale si poteva fare una bella passeggiata lungo il fiume fino alla cattedrale di St. Andrew's - se ce ne fosse stato il tempo, ma così non era, mi è dispiaciuto.
La sera dopocena io, Lisa, Marco e Marco ci …
... headed to Beauly for a late lunch and a walk through the town. The most notable attraction of this town is the Beauly Priory built as a monastery in the 13th century. Only the external walls of the priory are still standing but it is set in a lovely garden full of graves dating back to the 16th century. Some of the oldest graves were inside the ruins. We found a pub which looked promising for dinner before finding our accommodation for the ...
... be using English pound notes. Easy stuff for a red neck from Powell River...not! Later in the afternoon we walked to the small loch near Lynn and Paul's followed by a bike ride around Loch An Eilen. Lots of fun! Afterwards it was back for another gourmet feast of venison, haggis, scallops and celeriac (celery root) and veggies and of course wine. Incredible! To top off this perfect day in Scotland my bag arrived by courier tonight. ...
We had a very strict agenda for the days before the ball, which mostly consisted of reeling practice. Reeling is the line-dance inspired jigs that they do at these balls, and it's all really great fun even if you have two left feet, which I do. About 25 of her family and friends were there, so it made for some really fantastic, awkward dancing. Friday night Emily's uncles even aided us in getting really drunk so we could see ...
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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 !
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.