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Culloden House
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Culloden, Inverness IV2 7BZ, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #3 of 34 Hotels in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Kilwinning, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Special Break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Take a wonderful trip back in time and imagine yourself as the Laird and Lady of Culloden. We were lucky and had a wonderful suite where the fire was on waiting for our arrival. Stephen and all his staff were wonderful, they made you feel extremely welcome and nothing was a bother.
Our dog Coco enjoyed the extensive grounds to run about in, and joined us for a wee dram in the bar.
I realise this hotel is not in everyone's price range but a definite on an off-peak special.
Fort George which a 10min drive is worth a visit. We were told the Dolphins arrive between end of March to September.

Munro. Kilwinning

Room Tip: Room 15, fire doors could be quieter.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cullodenmanager, General Manager at Culloden House, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear Kay,

It was our pleasure to look after you and coco was an absolute gem, were all delighted that she enjoyed her stay! Hopefully we will have the pleasure of your company in the near future.

Kind regards,

Stephen Davies, General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

This is our second visit we were very happy to return after much communication we recieved our room had previously which we were very happy about. This time we opted for dinner bed and breakfast on one night. The breakfast was lovely only the young boy that served it ran out the room so fast we hardly had the chance to ask for accompliments.
When we finally got attentended to by the one of the more senior staff who knows his job he attended to us. Unfortunately by that time we had already ate half our breakfast.
One dinner the next night we came down and were welcomed into the room which was lovely. We sat down for dinner and where offered the wine menu. Unfortunately we do not drink wine and were not offered anything else. Approaching our main course we had to ask for some drinks as all we were offered was water. The food was lovely but it was not worth an extra £90 for this. I understand why the locals do not eat here. I have eaten in similar establishments and for the choice that was offered does not compared to what we had here and these establishments were 2aa rosette, and the menus were cheaper with more choice.
I do not wish to add a bad review to culloden house as it is so lovely, but I feel there could be many improvements. For example when we went to the bar after dinner there was no bar man. Some waiting staff came in and walked out and never noticed you. We finally recieved some attention and recieved another drink,then they left again. Where is the engaging with the customer, the banter with the bar man? This is our annivsary and we felt neglected. We would like to return but there has to be many improvements.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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cullodenmanager, General Manager at Culloden House, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you for your review, we always enjoy welcoming guests back to the hotel and delighted that you chose to return.

I was disappointed to read your comments regarding service and dinner, Culloden enjoys an excellent reputation locally and we have many local guests who dine with us, on the second day of your stay we had a table of 21 local people for lunch. 6 local people for afternoon Tea and 4 local people for dinner.

We were aware that you where in the bar but as you where enjoying some personal time on the sofa we chose not to disturb you but instead wait until you required something, as you rightly point out we did walk in and out quite a few times which was to see if you were both OK.

On check out we did check if you had enjoyed your stay and all was well, hopefully we will have the pleasure of your company in the future and normal ser4vice will be resumed.

Kind regards,

Stephen Davies, General Manager
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Abbotsford, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Without doubt the warmest, most welcoming hotel we have ever had the pleasure of staying at. Felt as though we were guests in someone's home, not a hotel! My sister and I stayed for 2 nights while touring the highlands, and have never found it so difficult to move on from somewhere, and we are both seasoned travelers. The staff are just amazing, so friendly, helpful and hospitable - each and every one of them. The food was fabulous, the rooms were beautiful, warm, clean - exactly as you would expect of a Country House hotel, the photos online do not do it justice. We were lucky enough to receive a complimentary upgrade and we felt like royalty. Curling up each night next to our fireplace made traveling Scotland in the dead of winter worth every freezing moment. Thank you Culloden House team, for making our highlands experience flawless... we will be back and cannot wait to see you again soon!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cullodenmanager, General Manager at Culloden House, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay, Culloden House was a family home for centuries and we do try and offer a relaxed but attentive service to allow guests to relax and enjoy their time with us.

Hope to see you back in the future and thank you kindly once again.

Kind regards,

Stephen Davies, General Manager
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Dollar, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We had a wonderful stay here. Beautiful, warm, clean and so comfortable. Great nights sleep for both of us. Lovely staff and excellent breakfast. This has to be one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cullodenmanager, General Manager at Culloden House, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Dear Patsy,

I am delighted you enjoyed the experience, whilst there may well be bigger and better hotels I doubt there is a hotel team as gifted and as committed as the team we have at Culloden. Their sole aim is to ensure you have a first class experience and we are all delighted that we delivered that.

Kind regards,

Stephen Davies, General Manager
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Rainham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

My Dad and I spent a delightful afternoon at Culloden House Hotel having afternoon tea. The house is beautiful, the food tasty, the decor in keeping with the period, the staff very welcoming and friendly. All in all, a lovely experience.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cullodenmanager, General Manager at Culloden House, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
There is nothing quite like sitting in front of the fire on a crisp winters day enjoying an afternoon tea! Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Following on from your showround of the bed rooms hopefully you will come and stay next time and we can spoil you at dinner time!

Kind regards,

Stephen Davies, General Manager
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Indianapolis
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

My husband and I stayed here as part of a couple's golf and sight seeing vacation. The exterior is as impressive as the interior and the level of service we received. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean, comfortable, and roomier than other Country Houses we have visited. If you are interested in history, don't miss the local museum that explains how this house was part of a battle long ago. We loved the food too! We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cullodenmanager, General Manager at Culloden House, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Delighted to read that you would return to Culloden, if we can be of any assistance then please do not hesitate to contact me. Hospitality is the name of the game, unfortunately some hotels dont live upto that requirement but we are graced with a first class team who's sole aim is to ensure you have a wonderful stay.

Kind regards,

Stephen Davies, General Manager
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bodø
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Estate needs some refurbishment to maintain its grand posteur and overall atmosphere. Interiour somewhat lacking to compete with the best country houses in Scotland. Nice dining room and bedroom.
Service good and attentive and rather informal. Very pleased with dinner and breakfast.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cullodenmanager, General Manager at Culloden House, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Your kind comments are welcomed and I am delighted you enjoyed your dining experience.

Our refurbishment programme is on-going and we do invest a lot of monies annually into making Culloden true Country House experience. Whilst we have been fortunate to win many accolades we do only ever sell ourselves as a 4 star hotel and hope that we not only meet that expectation but exceed it.

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Stephen Davies, General Manager
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Additional Information about Culloden House

Address: Culloden, Inverness IV2 7BZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Inverness
#7 Romantic Hotel in Inverness
#9 Business Hotel in Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Culloden House 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conde Nast Gold list property, Georgian Country House which boasts first class service in the Capitol of the Scottish Highlands. Award winning cuisine, magnificent walled garden and gracious rooms await you. ... more   less 
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