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“Staff excellent "Breakfast Brill"” 4 of 5 stars
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Thistle Inverness
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Millburn Road, Inverness IV2 3TR, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #25 of 34 Hotels in Inverness
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Staff excellent "Breakfast Brill"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Stayed here Saturday 1st March to Monday 3rd March, booked this through Easy Breaks and overall good value.
Carol Anne on reception was excellent and very helpfull throughout our stay and she enjoyed a good chin wag too.
Keep your eye out for the bar manageress I wouldn't like to hand in a short wage packet to her on a Friday night.
15 minute walk into centre of the town. However, there is a pub on the left hand side half way there where you can stop for a light refreshment.
Rooms good and the bed was massive.
Location was ideal for touring further north, its just off the main carrage way north.
Fitness room and pool very good too.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dorothy_Maclean, General Manager at Thistle Inverness, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Dear Pat S,
Thank you for your recent review following your stay here at the Thistle Inverness hotel. I was delighted to hear that you found the rooms good with massive beds and I have also passed on your kind words to Carol Anne at reception. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Thistle on your next visit to the city.
Kind regards - Dorothy MacLean, General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Gairloch, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Attended a meeting based here for a full day including lunch. Nowhere to leave a bike, despite proximity to Inverness cycling routes. Reception very kindly allowed me to leave the bike in the left luggage room but not for the full day.
Room decor rather dirty - old blu tac on walls, peeling paintwork, stains on walls. Ran out of coffee before meeting started. Ran out of lunch food before everyone had some food. When asked for more food another plate of rather crispy edged sandwiches arrived, nothing else. No tea/coffee provided after lunch, just water jugs. All sounds a little petty but when you see it done really well e.g. Beardmore, Clydebank then poor efforts at breaking the business market like this clearly demonstrate a hotel that does not know what it is doing.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Dorothy_Maclean, General Manager at Thistle Inverness, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear gacks,
Thank you for your recent review following a meeting you attended here at the Thistle Inverness. I was sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. I have passed your comments onto the Meetings and Events Manager and can assure you that the appropriate training to rectify the issues you raised is already taking place.
Many thanks again - Dorothy MacLean, General Manager
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

One night stay in the Thistle recently. The room was very tidy though quite small compared to some other hotels I've stayed at. Food was decent enough. Compared to some other hotels I've stayed at in Inverness it is usually good value for money.

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Dorothy_Maclean, General Manager at Thistle Inverness, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear AberdeenChiel,
Thank you for your recent review further to your stay here at the Thistle Inverness hotel. I was pleased to hear that you found the room to be tidy, food decent and good value for money. We hope to see you again soon on your next visit to Inverness. Kind regards - Dorothy MacLean, General Manager
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Stayed here over the weekend of the Snowman Rally, hotel was very busy with competitors and supporters alike. Paid £59 for B&B which is pretty good, though if I had booked via the "official site" the hotel wanted to charge £85!!! Hotel was fine, clean, comfortable, good staff, food was good and decent value. Bar prices are amazingly high, they want £5 for a pint of fresh orange juice and lemonade. Considering this was a driving event loads of folk were avoiding alcohol. Spoke with loads of folk who decided to go elsewhere due to pricing.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dorothy_Maclean, General Manager at Thistle Inverness, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear SanJuan1968,
Thank you for your recent review on your stay at the Thistle Inverness over the Snowman Rally weekend. I am sorry to hear that you felt our bar prices were too high, we do set our prices in line with the market however I will take your comments on board when we review them this year. I was happy to hear that you found the hotel to be comfortable, good staff, food good and decent value.
Kind regards
Dorothy MacLean, General Manager
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at Thistle hotel for 2 nights over a weekend. The hotel rooms are slightly dated but clean and comfortable. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food in the bar is good. Would recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dorothy_Maclean, General Manager at Thistle Inverness, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Traceyann1
Thank you for your recent review on the Thistle Inverness hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and would recommend us.
I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.
Kind regards
Dorothy + Team at Thistle Inverness
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Just stayed one night (January sale price) whilst Nessie hunting but were very impressed with the welcome and sustained friendliness of all the staff we came in contact with (reception, restuarant, bar, pool, and housekeeping).
Our family room was clean and had comfy beds with lovely linen. It was a bit on the small side for both a large double and single bed and wardrobe, but better that than smaller beds. Bathroom was clean, and overbath shower lovely and powerful (would have preferred a screen to the shower curtain as this kept sticking to me!)
Although not olympic sized the swimming pool was again clean, warm and well designed with the spa, suana and steam room around it. We spent a lovely hour relaxing and playing there.
The food in the restaurant and at breakfast was very good quality and tasty.
Overall we had a lovely break (I don't think there were a great number of other guests sharing our January weekend) and would go back to explore Inverness.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dorothy_Maclean, General Manager at Thistle Inverness, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear hermit160,
Thank you for your kind words in your review on the Thistle Inverness. I am delighted to hear that you were impressed with the welcome and sustained friendliness of all the staff. I have passed on your comments to the team and we look forward to hosting you again in the not too distant future. Good luck with the Nessie hunting!
Warm regards - Dorothy MacLean, General Manager
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Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Thistle hotel! The food was good although the drink was very expensive. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We booked a dinner/bed and breakfast deal and on checkout, were again charged for dinner on both nights. So it would probably be a good idea to check your bill charges before you leave. Other than that, we would stay again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dorothy_Maclean, General Manager at Thistle Inverness, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Aileen H,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on the Thistle Inverness. I was delighted to hear that you found the food to be good and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. Please accept my apologies for an errors in your bill but I am glad to hear that they were rectified on check out. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again soon.
Warm regards, Dorothy Maclean. General Manager
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Address: Millburn Road, Inverness IV2 3TR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 34 Hotels in Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Thistle Inverness 3*
Number of rooms: 118
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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