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Macdonald Drumossie Hotel
Ranked #16 of 34 Hotels in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence
Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice Short Break”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

The hotel was very comfortable if a bit old fashioned in decoration. We had a large room overlooking the car park at the front. Bathroom was very clean but the shower a bit weak. Used to a power shower in this type of hotel. There was no shampoo in the toiletries so glad we had taken our own. We were given some the next day though. Bizarrely there were no drawers for storage - just shelves in the wardrobe. These were very dusty and I had to clean them first before using them. Bed was comfortable. The lounge areas were nice and there was a wedding the day we arrived. Plenty of space not to feel overwhelmed by guests.
Breakfast the first day was spoiled by the waitress who took my husband's order and started taking mine and was disgraced by people entering the dining room. She turned her back therefor missing me saying I would have the same as my husband with a potato scone and fried egg. He got a full breakfast, I got a potato scone and fried egg!!!! I was too shocked to say anything.
The Maitre d' gave us good advice on sight seeing around Inverness.
We had dinner the first night and it was delicious. The service was first class.
The hotel web page suggested it was 5 minutes from the station. It is actually 41/2 miles from Inverness and even a car was pushed to do it in 5 minutes. We walked and had to get a taxi back. The walk in to the town is not very scenic so probably not worth it as there are much nicer walks along the river. We did enjoy the stay but could have been better.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

We expected a higher standard of hygene from a hotel of this level, our room was a good size with large bath/shower room but the view of the bins from our window was not so good. We had a stain on the bed throw, I think it was food, the guest information book was covered with cup rings and there were cob webs in the corridor leading to our room.
The meal at night was fantastic and the service was second to none.
The breakfast was also tasty with the same service.
As for entertainment, there was always the tv.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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239 reviews
131 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Stayed here for a night while on business in the area.
Large room, very clean and comfortable. Liked the bathroom with bath and large walk in shower.
Staff were all very pleasant. Food was excellent. Would stay here again. Only thing to note if here on holiday not in centre of town if you would want to go out and enjoy local night life.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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 Reviewed March 26, 2013

Have just enjoyed an lovely weekend at this hotel, booked on a special spring break deal. Facilities very good, food fantastic and the whole experience enhanced by the charming and helpful staff. Particular mention must go to Richard, our waiter, who went out of his way to make sure we were well looked after.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Lovely hotel about five minutes drive from Inverness. Very impressed with the staff from check in to leaving. Lovely room overlooking the front of the hotel and spotlessly clean. We booked dinner bed and breakfast and the dining room is well appointed and very relaxing. Great friendly, professional service and the food was first class in taste and presentation. Also good choice for breakfast.
We had a few drinks in the lounge prior to dinner and the drink prices were reasonable.
We will go back to this hotel, we stayed on a Sunday night which was nice as I think it could get busy as it is popular for wedding and conferences.

Room Tip: Our room overlooked the road but this was not a problem as it was very quiet
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Had heard from a friend that the food was brilliant so snapped up a 3 for 2 nights deal which included dinner.
We were very impressed by the level of service, quality of food, attitude of staff and the hotel in general - all absolutely fantastic!!!
Extremely child friendly and staff really could not do more to make your stay comfortable.
Restaurant really lives up to its reputation and deserves it's two rosette rating, could not fault a single thing.
Will certainly go back and have already recommended this hotel to friends.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

We aways fancied a trip to inverness and found Drumossie on line at a really good rate. Our expectations were exceeded, The foyer makes a grand entrance, the hotel was spotlessly clean, and we had a beautiful room, overlooking the hotel drive, with room to sit and relax instead of having to perch on the bed. Drinks were served in the lounge prior to be 'walked' into dinner, saved you waiting at the table for your food. Breakfast and dinner both had a central table beautifully displayed for the occasion, food was excellent. Service was with a smile and they took time to chat without being intrusive, would definately go again. The hotel is in a secluded spot yet two minute drive to Inverness, plenty grounds to walk.

Room Tip: We had a doule executive room at the front of the hotel, very little traffic noise.
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  • Stayed February 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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Property: Macdonald Drumossie Hotel
Address: Old Perth Road, Inverness IV2 5BE, Scotland (Formerly New Drumossie Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Inverness
#8 Luxury Hotel in Inverness
#11 Family Hotel in Inverness
#12 Romantic Hotel in Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Drumossie Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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