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Inverness Accomodation - recommendations requested

Jun 30th, 2007, 06:37 AM
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Inverness Accomodation - recommendations requested

With help from Fodorites, our itinerary is developing nicely. Thought I'd post a few bits separately.

We are looking for an accomodation for 5 nights, preferaably just outside Inverness, which we will be using as a base and take day trips.

Rentals appear to be for a week minimum and quite a few are booked as it is. So we are now turning to B&Bs.

Any recommendations? Ideally not in the middle of town, but close enough to go for a meal.

Our budget is about 100 pounds per night (we are 2 adults and 2 kids under 12)
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Jun 30th, 2007, 07:15 AM
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You could check out the Marriott Inverness. It's a bit higher than your stated budget, but it is not a regular cookie cutter Marriott. It is outside of town in an "historic" building.

I also just checked out the Best Western website and they have a couple of places at Inverness... again, they are not the cookie cutter variety of B.W.

Have a wonderful trip!
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Jun 30th, 2007, 07:54 AM
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I'd personoally skip hotels - nice ones will be over your budget and the rest - not so nice.

here are a few B&Bs to check out

http://www.dunlichityhouse.com/ They have a family room for 4 for £90

http://www.scotland-info.co.uk/westhill.htm a mile from Culloden. They have a 2 bdrm flat they rent by the night

http://www.king-of-clubs.co.uk/ near Culloden. They have 2 family rooms but not sure if either will sleep 4

http://www.scotland-inverness.co.uk/balaggan/

http://www.glebe-end.co.uk/ is in Nairn which is about 15 miles east of Inverness and is an altogether nicer place to stay than in I'ness (plenty of places to eat etc.)

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Jun 30th, 2007, 10:46 AM
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Thanks all- you guys are wonderful! Will research right away, need to close this soon.
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Jul 1st, 2007, 02:50 AM
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I'd have thought you'd get a place with two double or twin rooms for £500, even if the rental period is a week instead of 5 days, no?

I'll find you some places when I get home (well, I'll try- I'm running very short of time as I aim for my own hols at the end of the week.)
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Jul 1st, 2007, 04:22 AM
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Thanks Shiela - highly appreciate it.
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Jul 1st, 2007, 05:17 AM
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Sheila makes an excellent point - renting a nice cottage for £400 a week and only using it for 5 nights would be cheaper than your £100 a night budget.

Here are a few cottages to check out.

http://www.aigas-holidays.co.uk/ A terrific place and very inexpensive. Near Beauly. As you can see from their avaiability chart - very popular.

http://www.uniquescotland.com/heraghtylodge/index.html A little over you budget but right on the water.

http://www.uniquescotland.com/herdsmans/index.html A beautiful cottage on the Black Isle

http://www.uniquescotland.com/oldfishermans/index.html A fisherman's cottage in Avoch

http://www.uniquescotland.com/chanonry/index.html cottage next to Chanonry Point Lighthouse

http://www.mackays-self-catering.co.uk/ A good agency w/ lots of moderately priced cottages - you can plug in your dates and requirements to find any w/ availability.

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Jul 1st, 2007, 06:44 AM
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I stayed and recommend The Beaufort Hotel, sort of across from the Inverness Castle. Not really in city centre, the restaurant was outstanding. Plenty parking.
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Jul 1st, 2007, 01:24 PM
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The cottage Sheila linked is practically next door to one of the ones I recommended -- Avoch would be a lovely place to stay.
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Jul 1st, 2007, 09:44 PM
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Thanks guys - you are wonderful!

I sent enquiries to all the properties you listed, but most of them seem to be booked. I had looked at the uniquescotland website earlier - but everything booked.

So far, I have only received a reply with availability at http://www.king-of-clubs.co.uk/ will have to close it if nothing else becomes available soon!

thanks again.
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Jul 4th, 2007, 10:34 PM
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We have booked with http://www.king-of-clubs.co.uk/
They were really helpful over the telephone and it seems like a nice place outside town.

We have also booked at Sheraton in Edinburgh for the first 2 nights, which will be the starting point of the trip. I thought might as well splurge a bit to shake of the travel fatigue, plus it would be nice for the kids to stay in a room with the castle in view!

Thank you all so much for your help.
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