Its unsuprising that the Tomdoun seems to polarise opinion amongst reviewers. it really is as far from a mediocre hotel stay as one could imagine and hearks back to an era of quirky shining-esque hotels with squeeky floorboards, bibulous staff and a full complement of ghosts...
The owner and staff were all extremely friendly and helpful, this is a place to come to to escape mobile phones, huddle by an open fire and quaff a good breakfast wine. they have a good cook, committed to local produce so the deer groaning through the night in the mountains above may well end up on your plate a few days later. the woods abound with mushrooms also, perhaps another good reason to return in the Autumn.
I would say that this is not a hotel for enthusiasts of fine plumbing and scented towels, however the room was clean and the view from it over the Loch quite spectacular.
a real ace up the sleeve of the Tomdoun is the local Gillie Mike, for around £100 a day he'll escort you, kit included, on a fishing trip to catch local monster wild brown trout, from boat or bank, or some very goodly proportioned Pike. if you stay at the hotel you can fish the waters infront of it for free - some really exceptional wild trout fishing.
I cam here with my bride of two days and our 10 week old with a level of fear that a gruff sporting hotel might be the worst place to have landed. we we really pleasantly suprised. The Tom Doun is a gem, long may it last.
- Also Known As:
- Tomdoun Hotel Invergarry, Scotland