Decent City Centre Hotel In Inverness...

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I will be in Inverness in June for a wedding, and need a hotel for one night. I want to spend as little as possible without staying in an absolute dive.
I have never been to Inverness before so I have no idea what hotels are available.
After a quick search on expedia, trip advisor etc I have found the following:
The Chieftan - £85 for double room
The Willows - £90 for double room
Ramada Encore - £111 double room

We will have a hire car, so onsite parking would be good, and my OH has stated the hotel must have a bar :beer:

We will prob want to meet up with old friends etc, so something close to the centre would be great.

If anyone has any suggestions, I would be very grateful :-)

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  • cazziebo
    cazziebo Posts: 3,209 Forumite
    edited 21 April 2011 at 12:39AM
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    If you could forgo the bar, you could get a very nice B&B in Inverness, close to bars, restaurants etc for half that - and probably a much better breakfast!

    Hotels are improving, but in the North of Scotland I'd usually look out for B&B way before I check for hotels. Often more comfortable with more facilities and better food.

    (Edited to add, I've stayed in 3 hotels in Inverness; Craigmonie, Kingsmills and the Station. Wouldn't stay in the Station again - terrible. Other two were good - both were around £80.)
  • littlereddevil
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    I have to say I much prefer the hotels to the b&bs. This breakfast at exactly 8am or whatever isn't for me.
    the Ramada Encore is usually a good choice although £111 seems a bit steep. What is the exact date you are looking for?
    travelover
  • credit_crunch
    credit_crunch Posts: 1,421 Forumite
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    I have to say I much prefer the hotels to the b&bs. This breakfast at exactly 8am or whatever isn't for me.
    the Ramada Encore is usually a good choice although £111 seems a bit steep. What is the exact date you are looking for?

    its 10th june. i have no idea what to look for so if you can help i would really appreciate it.
  • atnoble32
    atnoble32 Posts: 28 Forumite
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    Weatherspoons have a hotel near the centre, should be a reasonable price and def has a bar!
  • redbull5
    redbull5 Posts: 312 Forumite
    edited 7 April 2012 at 9:53PM
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    I used to use the travel lodge when I used to visit Inverness , always decent
    From England - Live in Edinburgh and work as a bus driver
  • choille
    choille Posts: 9,710 Forumite
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    I stayed overnight at the Fairways Travel Lodge & it was cheap as I booked it when it was offer - it is now I think.

    It's a good 40 mins walk out of the centre - very quiet. It's next to a golf course which has a restuarant that is supposed to be very good.
    I paid 16.50 I think there are still rooms for £19. It was clean, very quiet & had a bath which suited me.
  • ziggles50
    ziggles50 Posts: 714 Forumite
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    Winston Guesthouse is good. Along the river right near town centre. And if you don't fancy breakfast at 8am on the dot then you can just wander into town!
    Waterside hotel has beautiful apartments that can be +-£50 so have a look there too.
    If all else fails Inverness Youth Hostel is close to town and cheap and cheerful if youcan get a private room.
    Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
    Matthew 5:3
  • credit_crunch
    credit_crunch Posts: 1,421 Forumite
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    thanks for all the replies - i wondered why prices were generally quite expensive but the music festival explains it :)
  • littlereddevil
    littlereddevil Posts: 4,752 Forumite
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    Yes Inverness is never cheap as they get loads of tourists. We always stay the the ramada Encore.
    travelover
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