Lovely hotel tucked away about 5 minutes from the centre of the town of Forres. Very nicely appointed with interesting public rooms and loads of books and games to occupy anyone staying in on a cold Scottish winter day. The room I had was large and comfortable with a large flat panel TV and a big bathroom. The restaurant was very good with well cooked, tasty food and despite eating there on an evening with a large function taking place elsewhere in the building, the service was very good indeed. Breakfast was excellent too. The management was friendly and they went out of their way to accomodate my late return one night. The front bar particularly was a lovely place to spend time. A word of warning, my Sat Nav sold me down the river when using the postcode to locate the hotel. However, it is easy to find. Drive into Forres from the Inverness area, at the roundabout just after the Peugeot garage turn right. Drive for about a mile going straight on at the two roundabouts and very shortly after the second roundabout turn right (past the gatehouse) down the hotel driveway and into the car park. It is a lovely spot, far enough off the road to be really quiet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Knockomie Hotel, built in 1821, is near Inverness and Loch Ness, boasts free Wi-Fi, free parking, over 100 whiskies and is near 18 golf courses. Set in four acres of gardens, this family-run inn was built in 1821 and is located south of Forres on the A940, just forty minutes from Inverness Airport. Knockomie Hotel is amongst a new generation of romantic, luxury Scottish Highland Hotels, providing friendly, honest and unstuffy service. Situated four miles from the Moray coast and the world famous village of Findhorn, Knockomie is perfectly placed in intimate surroundings for a relaxing and special break. For a truly luxurious Scottish experience relax and enjoy the sanctuary of the 15 individually styled and furnished bedrooms. Some feature patio doors leading out into the garden, while others offer traditional tartan fabrics and Scandinavian theme or even a taste of the orient. Many rooms boast views towards Forres, the gardens or the quiet wooded area found to the rear of the hotel, however all rooms offer the same quality finish and comforting features to make your stay a peaceful one. Only the best of Local Highland produce is used in the hotels well renowned Restaurant, "The Grill Room". The menu celebrates everything Scottish and offers special menus to compliment the changing seasons. Dining is complemented by the extensive wines on offer in the restaurant, where you are sure to find the perfect accompaniment to any meal. If you like to relax with a drink after your evening meal "The Malt Library" offers over 100 Whiskies that pay testament to the superb range and quality of the region's distilleries. The bar also offers an excellent choice of beers, wines and spirits, as well as teas and coffees to suit any taste. A wealth of activities await guests in the local area, including the scenic Rivers of Spey and Findhorn, the Cairngorm National Park, the mysterious Loch Ness and many Castles and Forts. The region, known as Speyside, is also one of the greatest Whisky producing regions in the world and as such boasts a large number of distilleries to tour. There are 18 excellent golf courses to enjoy in the surrounding area, including Elgin, Forres, Nairn, Moray and Royal Dornoch, ensuring that there is a wide range of pursuits for all tastes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Knockomie Hotel Forres, Scotland