Travelodge Inverness Fairways
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Due to our limited time in Edinburgh we got up and went on a morning walking tour on our last morning before we left for Inverness. It was a 2h30min walk around Old Edinburgh. We had a guide called Paula who was from the USA. Was rather random but at least I could understand what she was saying in her big booming voice. We looked at many sites …
... over with moss and heather.
Urquart castle look interesting from the water side, hopefully we will be up that way again next week and can visit the castle proper.
It was late when we left the loch and feeling bad about missing lunch the organisers decided to take us to a fish and chip shop for an early supper. They need not have bothered. Not the best fish and chips in the world!
The drive back to the accommodation was nearly three hours and we ...
... line-height: 21.299999237060547px;">As we came out of the castle, a piper in full regalia started playing at one of the doors, just as a tremendous downpour of rain started. It made the hairs on the back of the neck stand up!
From there it was a short hop to Pitlochry, where we had a stroll along the side of the River Tummel and up to the dam, where ...
... it was misty and drizzly, as it probably was on that sombre day in 1746. The battle that defeated Bonnie Prince Charlie lasted less than an hour, and left more than 1500 Jacobites dead on Culloden moor.
Charlie's stomach was obviously feeling better, as he thought he could now cope with a few whisky tastings, so we headed for the Speyside distilleries, stopping first at ...
... homes, B&B's, and offices for sale or rent suggesting that the economy is hurting. For a tourist oriented economy Inverness is sorely lacking in decent restaurants and cafes.
The outcome of this is on both nights we scrounged up some pre-cooked chicken, cucumber, carrots, baguettes, ham and cheese from the local Tesco supermarket. We ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Travelodge Inverness Fairways
Ich habe zuvor in Travel Inns übernachtet, aber dieser Aufenthalt (Juli 2007) war mein erster Aufenthalt in einer Travel Lodge. Es gibt keine großen Unterschiede, am meisten fällt auf, dass es keine Badematten (angeblich aus Sicherheitsgründen) und Kekse auf dem Zimmer gibt. Das Hotel liegt am Rande von Inverness - nicht sehr günstig, außer man hat ein Auto. Die Angestellten der Rezeption hätten besser sein können. Das Zimmer war sauber und groß, ebenso das Badezimmer. Die Dusche ist sehr gut. Das Bett war sehr weich - wesentlich weicher als die meisten Hotelbetten - ich habe jedoch trotzdem sehr gut geschlafen. In dieser Travel Lodge gibt es kein Frühstück. Ich würde auf jedem Fall wieder hier übernachten.
I've stayed in Travel Inns before, but this stay (July 2007) was my first stay in a Travel Lodge. There is not much difference - most obvious ones being the absence of bath mats (for safety reasons apparently) and biscuits in the room.
Location is on the edge of Inverness - not convenient for very much, but that will not be a problem for motorists. Reception staff could have been better. The room was clean and large, and the bathroom likewise. The shower is very good. Bed was very soft - much more so than most hotel/guesthouse beds - though I slept fine in it. This particular Travel Lodge does not provide breakfast.
I would happily stay here again.
Cheap and Clean
I had a 3 night short break over Easter with my wife and 5 year old son.
The hotel was cheap £26 per night for a family room, and very clean. Also because of it's location it was very peaceful and conducive to a good night's sleep.
Breakfast was not available at the hotel, but we were informed of this on the website when we booked, so we went equipped with a toaster to cook a light breakfast ourselves. This also saved us some money enabling us to enjoy some very nice evening meals at different restaurants in Inverness.
The reception was very hit and miss, a number of times when entering the hotel it was deserted, and we noticed people stood around waiting for assistance, and the staff were very casual and laid back. But as we had no reason to speak to teh recption staff other than checking in, this did not affect our stay.
We certainly plan to return to Inverness, and providing we can get a similar deal on the room we will be returning to Inverness Fairways.
New Hotel Lousy Neighbours
stayed at the travelodge for 4 nights.good price at £26 a night for a family room.hotel is clean and is a fairly new build property.plenty of parking outside and plenty of cctv cameras for security.usaul vending machines in foyer. and hotel consists of 80 rooms.rooms are adequte and good bathroom and shower.only problem with hotel was the problem of allowing all girl groups and all boy groups in the rooms.very noisy throughout the weekend due to inconsiderate partys from 1am to 4 am.also on our first night police were called to a violent domestic in the room next door to us.most of the problems with this hotel are to do with travelodge letting in customers who are smashed out of there brains on booze.address this problem and trvelodge would find themselves in the top of the tripadvisor ratings.last point with hotel.to get to it it has a bus stop about 10 meters away.and also taxis are reasonable.but in my opinon a car is highly recommended.
Another Travelodge bargain!
We stayed here for two nights whilst on a tour of the Highlands. I booked it a few weeks in advance on their website for only £26 a night - great value for a family of four! It's on the edge of the city beside the golf course and office buildings. Meals are in the golf club restaurant - we ate there one night, they were busy and service was a bit slow, but food was OK.
There's a big Tesco along the road where you can get cheap breakfast in the cafe, and we found a cinema and Pizza Hut about a mile away where we ate on the second night. The Travelodge is fairly new and therefore no problems with anything. The rooms are a decent size and the sofa becomes two singles for the kids. Tea/coffee making in the room. Decent bathroom. Staff on reception were helpful with local information, and no problem getting us extra towels & pillows.
We visited Culloden Moor, Fort George and of course Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle which is an absolute MUST if you are in this area! We'd stay here again.
Great value, great location.
I stayed here with my family for two nights. This Travelodge is quite new and is much the same as any other. The smoking rooms are in a seperate building. Meals are taken in the Fairways Golf Club next door. We only had breakfast which at £6.95 a head was fantastic value - wide choice and very friendly service.
The hotel is located on the outskirts of Inverness but it took us less than 10 minutes to drive into the centre.
Overall, a good stay. Will use again.
Loved Inverness/Travelodge Fairways OK
We liked the Travellodge Fairways.Closed to everything.
The GolfClub,beside the hotel,had lovely meals.
Hotel @ Golfclub staff were very friendly@ helpful.
The rooms were clean @ tiedly.
If we were ever to have the chance to go back,we would be happy to stay at the,
TRAVELODGE FAIRWAYS INVERNESS UK.
Avoid unless the price is right.
We were charged the full £60. Reception area is tiny, cold and mortuary-like.
The TV didn't work and I went down to reception ( you can't phone them) and was ignored by two people chatting in a back office for 15 minutes. A staff member came in to start her shift, jacket still on and eating, and said she'd send someone up. He arrived 35 minutes later and said he could do nothing and left.
We eventually found the aerial to be unplugged.
There is a kettle, but it is very awkward to fill from the bathroom taps, and I would have thought they could have run to a couple of biscuits.
Although the hotel was only about two months old at the time the upholstery of the sofa bed in the room was stained.
Because there was a private function in the Fairways restaurant the night we stayed we were told we could not have breakfast there in the morning and were directed (wrongly) to another restaurant over a mile away with very limited parking.
On checking out we met the first friendly member of staff who told us we could have had a room for £10!
That would have been just about a reasonable price.
Great value for money.....
Anyone who stays at Travelodge knows that the accommodation is basic. I got a special rate of £26 per room per night and it was well worth the money. Room was big, airy and very clean. There was a TV and a tea/coffe tray which was all I needed for my stay. The bathroom was a decent size with a good shower (power and heat!) and was again very clean. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a basic room for the night whilst staying in Inverness.
You get what you pay for
Same old Travellodge - Just opened but very clinical. We were able to get a special rate £26 room of the night. Would not have paid £60 normal price many better than this in Inverness.
Reception staff just about helpful, no lift to first floor. No real welcome more like a prison block.
Dinner in Fairways - golf club - poor microwaved meals TINNED PEAS very average - would not go again.