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Thistle Inverness

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Millburn Road, Inverness IV2 3TR, Scotland
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Ranked #23 of 34 hotels in Inverness
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Nick W Staffin, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Staffin, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked here because of the cheap rate through Agoda. Strange though because all other hotel booking sites were more expensive and the hotel itself of course was ridiculous prices. Anyway, I hadn't stayed here for over 3 years but my partner had stopped over one night about 3 months ago and said it was ok and it has a health... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked this hotel last minute to join friends staying at the hotel. The room was £105 which included breakfast and use of the leasure facilities. The hotel is in need of an upgrade to the decor. The shower curtains on the bathroom looked tired and stuck to you while you had a shower. The bedside table had also come... More

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W Yorkshire
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95 reviews 95 reviews
54 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well fellow travelers what can I say. 1st and foremost AVOID THE NIGHTS WHEN THEIR ARE COACHES BOOKED. Unless you enjoy the benefits of dozens of tourists all hogging the bar, restaurant etc. If you are lucky enough to avoid the stampede then please read on, The hotel looks quite grim from the outside; but ignore that, on the inside... More

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Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a decent hotel, about a 15 minute walk from the train station and 30 to 40 minutes to the good restaurants. The hotel could use a good refurb. Some rooms have safes, others do not. The breakfast is a great bargain ... Full English / Irish / American every morning. Biggest down side is the wait staff will... More

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Dorothy_Maclean, General Manager at Thistle Inverness, responded to this review

Dear incognitoDiver, Thank you for your recent review following your stay at the Thistle Inverness Hotel. I was delighted to hear that you found the hotel to be decent and that the breakfast was a bargain. It is disappointing to read that you did not receive the level of service expected in the restaurant and for this I would like... More

Edinburgh
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant and apparently well-drilled receptionist did his best to extract our details for future mailings, and tried to persuade us to book a table for dinner. We preferred to explore what the city centre had on offer, travelling in by the second of four taxi rides to and from the htoel which surprised us by the way some apparently... More

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Dorothy_Maclean, General Manager at Thistle Inverness, responded to this review

Dear JohnCEdinburgh, Thank you for your recent review on the Thistle Inverness hotel, I was delighted to read that you found the room clean, fresh and the bed comfortable. I have passed on your comments with regards to the beverage service at breakfast and the temperature of the hot food onto the Bar and Restaurant Manager for action. It was... More

Inverness
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed one night as normal hotel in Inverness was fully booked. This has to be the worst, overpriced place I have stayed in and I travel all over the country. Normally you get a welcoming smile from a polite receptionist. Instead was greeted with a huff and bordering rude individual and told no breakfast on a room costing £145?... More

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Dorothy_Maclean, General Manager at Thistle Inverness, responded to this review

Dear Thunderflash1, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel following your recent stay here at the Thistle Inverness hotel. I was disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your stay and have passed your comments on to the management team for review and to assist them in improving the service offered to our guests. Kind regards... More

Frenaros Cyprus
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel appears to be in the middle of an industrial or business estate. Only had 1 night here as part of our Shearings Coach Tour. We had room 314 which was absolutely brilliant for my disabled husband. It was large & spacious & had a wonderful "wet room" bathroom. It had everything we needed including iron & board. Unfortunately... More

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Dorothy_Maclean, General Manager at Thistle Inverness, responded to this review

Dear Sunlady270, Thank you for taking time to post a review on your stay here at the Thistle Hotel this summer. I was delighted to read that you found room 314 to have everything you needed including a wonderful wet room. I was disappointed to learn that you had issues in the restaurant, this year we have introduced a secondary... More

manchester
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is situated on the main rd into Inverness. 1st time here and not overly impressed. Hotel was over booked and wanted me to share a room with a female colleague ?? We arrived at the bar about 22.50, to rudely be told we couldn't pay cash, when given our drinks she then threw the shutters down very loudly... More

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Dorothy_Maclean, General Manager at Thistle Inverness, responded to this review

Dear pauljbmanchester, Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent stay at the Thistle Hotel. I was disappointed to read that your stay was not up to expectations, I have passed your comments with regards to the service at the bar and breakfast standard on the relevant management team and can assure you that the... More

Perth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was going to give this hotel 4 star but after our experience at breakfast I couldn't justify it. The breakfast staff did not seem to have any clear idea as to what their role was. It was fairly busy but not excessively so when we went down. We stood at the desk for about 5 minutes and no-one approached... More

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Dorothy_Maclean, General Manager at Thistle Inverness, responded to this review

Dear fofoma, Thank you for submitting your review of the Thistle Inverness hotel following your stay here. I was disappointed to read that your breakfast experience was not as expected and have passed your comments onto the Food and Beverage Manager for immediate action. I was happy to see that you found the room to be large, bed and pillows... More

Durham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As always from Thistle, competent service and comfortable well maintained room. Bathroom in particular had been modernised. Hotel busy but no noise in room. Dinner and breakfast both to a good standard.

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Dorothy_Maclean, General Manager at Thistle Inverness, responded to this review

Dear DCM821, Thank you for your recent review following your stay at the Thistle Inverness Hotel. It was lovely to read that your experience was positive and I note your comments with regards to the comfortable well maintained room and that dinner and breakfast were to a good standard. I have passed your kind words onto the team and we... More

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Address: Millburn Road, Inverness IV2 3TR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Thistle Inverness 3*
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Inverness is the economic heart of the Highlands. Located just outside the city centre, Thistle Inverness is fully geared up to meet the needs of the business community. We’re also within easy reach of the Loch Ness, which makes us the perfect base for leisure travellers looking to enjoy the fabulous Highlands’ scenery. ... more   less 
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