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“Room and Evening Meal Excellent, Breakfast disappointing” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Priory Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Beauly
Certificate of Excellence
Batley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
159 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Room and Evening Meal Excellent, Breakfast disappointing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

Stayed here for two nights whilst up on business.

Had a double room and ate in the restaurant both nights.

The room was warm, well appointed with everything I needed for my stay. Large desk and working area with WiFi free in the rooms, so excellent for business travel. Nice comfy double bed and a large bathroom with separate bath and shower. Excellent room facilities - 5*

Dining room was large and bright, great service from the girls and the food was really good. first night I had the smoked trio of meats which was ok, nothing superb but tasty and a decent portion, then the fillet of venison which was my favourite meal of the stay, beautifully cooked and seasoned with lovely accompanying veg. Second night had the prawn cocktail I think, then the venison burger, which was a bit dry but a good portion.

Breakfast offered a good choice but the main gripe I have are the sausages. To say there is a butcher 3 doors down the quality was absolutely rubbish. When you cut into a sausage you expect some fibrous texture if it is a proper one, not a smooth pate sort of texture because it is processed and watered down. Unfortunately the latter is what was on offer. Ok selection of cereal and fruits, service a bit slower in the morning, my cooked breakfast came before my coffee on the second morning, but overall service was fine. A terrible shame that my lasting memory of this hotel is the very poor standard of sausage !!! As I work in agriculture I am attracted to the quality of meat that is offered by hotels, and especially as the butcher is 3 doors down, very porr indeed!!

HOWEVER would gladly recommend and will happily stay again, I just won't order sausages for breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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bmw535i, Manager at Priory Hotel, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Thank you for your review, which was mostly positive

We have taken on board your point regarding the sausages and I am going to discuss the options with our cooking staff.

Thank You

Blair Sinclair
Priory Hotel
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Very comfortable bed. nice clean and beautifully decorated room. The bathroom had a wonderful walk in shower. We didn't have it booked before we went. We arrived about 4 o'clock and asked if they had a room available. They did and appologised it was at the back and quite a walk, It was worth it, we even had a small balcony. We had a lovely meal in the bistro, and a good breakfast. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. It looks a lovely old building outside but is nice and modern inside.

Room Tip: We had room 37. The balcony looked down on outside benches in a little courtyard.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rosaline55
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bmw535i, Manager at Priory Hotel, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Thank you for your positive review, glad you enjoyed your stay.

Look forward to seeing you back at The Priory.

Blair Sinclair
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Menstrie, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Isabel and I found the Priory, thankfully, after trying hotels in Dingwall and Conon Bridge which were uninviting, to put it mildly. Efficient reception service, a large, clean, comfortable room, friendly bar with good food and drinks,good breakfast, newspapers available. Nice clean bathroom as well. A lovely hotel in a nice town.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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bmw535i, Manager at Priory Hotel, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Thank you for your positive review, really glad you enjoyed your stay.

Thanks for taking the time to post.

Blair Sinclair
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South Molton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

room was adequate could not havewindows open due to the loud noise of the air conditioning on the other end of the hotel if your room is above the dot comm bar dont expect to get to sleep until four in the morning at the weekend .food and service very poor ,eg cold porrage for breakfast ,glad to leave .

Room Tip: don't bother
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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bmw535i, Manager at Priory Hotel, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Thank you for your review - I am really sorry you did not enjoy your stay.
We have taken on board the negative aspects you describe and we will be ensuring that action will be taken to rectify.

My apologies

Blair Sinclair
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123 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

We got a less than pleasant welcome, more like a tick box; Eating with us? Out late?
Our host walked us to our room with out a word. Other than that, this is a very very nice hotel, we were in room 38 which was huge, and the toilet/shower/bathroom is humungous and most comfortable.
We were coming back late so were furnished with a key. The breakfast next morning was nothing like the usual greasy Scots fair, high quality products, well cooked and politely served. I thoroughly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for room 38!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Yermanonthemove
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bmw535i, Manager at Priory Hotel, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for your positive review.
Really sorry about the welcome - not our norm as we always strive to be as friendly as possible.

Glad it did not detract from your overall impression of the Hotel.

Hopefully will see you back at The Priory in the future.

Blair Sinclair
Priory Hotel
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62 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

After a day at Inverness then heading for a long journey up north, we often stop at Beauly and have a meal in the Priory hotel. It is always delicious - Freshly cooked and large portions. We used to have the high tea, but had to stop as there is so much to eat! The cakes are fantastic, all home made, and the meringues!!!!!!!!!!!!!amazing! Very nice attentive staff, and all the meals are very good value. Would certainly recommend a visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank comfortlovers
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bmw535i, Manager at Priory Hotel, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Thank you for your review regarding our meals. Really glad you enjoyed them and have obviously in the past.

It is always good to get positive feedback.

Than You

Blair Sinclair

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stayed here for the night. Our room was dated, not our style, but clean and functional, so no complaints. All staff encountered were pleasant, professional and helpful in their manner and service. We would stay here again as it is conveniently located to where we wanted to be and the standard is about right for what we paid, which you can't always be certain of these days.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Angus_Plum
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bmw535i, Manager at Priory Hotel, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Thank you for your comments - I am glad you felt most aspects were up to scratch.

We are currently working our way through the rooms - moving them all forward so hopefully if you return - you will not feel they are dated.

Look forward to seeing you again

Blair Sinclair
Priory Hotel
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Property: Priory Hotel
Address: Priory Hotel High Street, Beauly IV4 7BX, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Beauly
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Beauly
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Priory Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family run hotel located in the busy village of Beauly. 12 miles west of Inverness The Priory is ideally located for touring the surrounding areas and close enough to take advantage of the facilities in the city of Inverness. Excellent transport links are available. ... more   less 
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