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“Relaxing and Comfortable”
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Kingsmills Hotel
Ranked #9 of 34 Hotels in Inverness
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“Relaxing and Comfortable”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Just returned from a short break with Wife & 2 Daughters (15 & 17). The Kingsmill was a perfect base for us to do a little exploring around Loch Ness, The Black Isle & beyond. Although just off a relatively busy road and 5 mins from the centre, being located adjacent to the Inverness Golf Club makes it feel far less urban. We took a 2 bed suite in the newer Kingsclub Spa annex & it was ideal. Clean, modern, satellite in both bedrooms, fabulous King Size bed & comfy bunks in the girls room. The bathroom had both double shower and a bath & was very contemporary in feel. We used the main hotel leisure facillities & found the pool, sauna & steam room perfect after a long day exploring. The staff were without exception helpful, breakfast was delicious and check-in/check-out was painless and easy as Kingsclub has its own seperate reception.

Room Tip: For familys the suites at Kingsclub are ideal.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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CraigEwan_8, General Manager at Kingsmills Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your guest review. I am delighted you and the family had a fantastic stay at Kingsmills hotel and thank you for all the positive feedback. I will ensure this is passed on to the team and praise is given. Our family rooms are really great. I have young family myself and when we are staying away I know only too well the challenge it can be if the whole family are within one room. Our family rooms at Kingsmills provide comfort and and element of independence with the separate bunk rooms. We are currently building another 10 of these due to customer demand, these will be ready at the end of the year.

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Craig Ewan
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We stayed here as a family of 4 for one night whilst visiting Loch Ness and surrounding area. We had been staying in a rented cottage further south in Scotland until that point. I wish we could have stayed longer...didn't want to leave.
The staff were friendly, welcoming, and the porter joked with my two kids every time he saw them, which they loved. The family room was huge, with a separate room for the bunkbeds used by the kids. This is such a plus to have the children there but "not quite" there....I really wish more hotels would realise the value of a small interconnecting room. It makes a family stay so much comfier and enjoyable.
The room was very comfortably furnished, light, airy, and had a really good sized bathroom which although arguably a little tired furnishings wise was spotlessly clean, had lovely toiletries, a huge bath and huge separate shower. Just what we needed after a shower-only cottage! It was one of those rooms that I immediately relaxed in - the bed in the main bedroom was ENORMOUS, and so comfy.
Breakfast was good, but not great. We weren't particularly late getting down to breakfast but there were few staff about - noone on the buffet area, for example, and lots of tables still with dirty crockery to clear away. However, there was lots of choice and despite rubbery fried eggs we all ate well and enjoyed what we had.
I can't comment on the spa area but my husband took the kids for a swim twice and they enjoyed it. The hotel is in a nice area, a fab park just across the road to let little ones stretch their legs and wear themselves out, and all round was a pleasant, happy stay. I would have loved to have stayed longer but we needed to get back....

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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CraigEwan_8, General Manager at Kingsmills Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your guest review. Yes our family rooms really do work very well, as a result we are building another 10 of these, which will be ready by the end of the year. I am glad that overall you had a really good stay and enjoyed the Kingsmills experience. I will follow up on your comment regarding breakfast service.

Haste ye back, and next time please do stay longer.

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Craig Ewan
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Having never visited Inverness before, we decided to stay at the Kingsmill Hotel due to two separate people recommending it. On arrival at the hotel we were delighted to be informed that we had been given an upgrade and were in the Kingsmill Club building. As we were a little early, we did not expect to be able to check in, however the very friendly receptionist found us a room that was ready which turned out to be very luxurious and well equipped. There was even a welcome plate of home bakes which did not last long! Our room had a sheltered balcony overlooking the golf course and luckily we had the weather to enjoy a few drinks here. On our first night we ate at the Inglis Restaurant in the main building, the meal was delicious and the service excellent. One of our favourite aspects of the hotel, were the leisure facilities. We made use of the pool, jacuzzi and sauna area on both days we were here and found it to be a relaxing way to start our day. The service at breakfast was also exceptional, and there was a great choice of food available, whether you went for the cooked or continental option. With the hotel only being a 15 minute walk to the centre of Inverness, it is well located and easy to find. All in all, this was a great hotel and we will definitely not hesitate to stay here again, and we will be recommending it to our friends.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank steph860
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CraigEwan_8, General Manager at Kingsmills Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your guest review and I am delighted to read that you had an excellent stay and now are "signed up" as ambassadors of Kingsmills hotel to recommend to far and wide.

I will pass on your positive comments and praise to all associates.

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Craig Ewan
General Manager
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

We were booked at the Kingsmills Hotel but upon arrival we were upgraded to the Kingsclub & Spa. Such a beautiful hotel with an amazing bed! The bathroom was also great and featured a full separate tub. We loved Inverness and and this hotel only made it better.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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CraigEwan_8, General Manager at Kingsmills Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Amazing stay...Amazing review! Thank you and look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay.

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Craig Ewan
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

This hotel was booked on my behalf by a client so I can't really comment on the value for money but I really enjoyed my stay. The room was large and very comfortable - I don't think I've ever slept in a larger or cozier bed. There were a lot of nice touches, like a fridge, fresh apples and dressing gowns in the room.
My sleep was undisturbed, the hotel seemed quiet and I wasn't aware of the other patrons.
There was a cost if you wanted to use the Internet in your room (it was free in the public areas) but the cost seemed very reasonable compared to what you can be expected to pay in other hotels.
I didn't eat in the hotel restaurant so I can't really comment on those facilities.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Thank TheSourceress
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CraigEwan_8, General Manager at Kingsmills Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your guest review, I was glad to read that you had a very comfortable stay. Our bedding packages are very comfortable indeed and we do receive lots of positive feedback on.

Kingsmills is the hotel for a very comfortable stay when traveling to Inverness.

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Craig Ewan
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed here as part of a bus tour and it was a wonderful place to stay. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The food quality and service in the restaurant are very good. The choices for the breakfast buffet are many and you definitely will not go away hungry. The only thing they can improve on would be the wifi. There is no wifi in the rooms and is Bly available in the lobby.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank tour_on1
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CraigEwan_8, General Manager at Kingsmills Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

I am delighted that you enjoyed your Kingsmills experience and thank you for the guest review.

Just for clarity wifi is free in the lobby and in the bar lounge. The bedrooms are covered by wifi however there is a small cost to receive this service.


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Craig Ewan
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Kingsmills is a charming and historical building. Spa was nice enough. Bar comfortable and a nice atmosphere with a piano player.Our room was quirky, although the very noisy plumbing would not suit late risers! The only hotel on our week long tour to charge for internet in the bedroom (this was free in the public areas). Unfortunately the breakfast was poor. No choice, only buffet, which was not good quality (cheap black pud,cheap hash browns, rubbery eggs etc...). Had to ask restaurant staff to remove dirty dishes from our very small table, despite their not being busy.This breakfast experience was a pity as it coloured an otherwise pleasant stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Linda B
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CraigEwan_8, General Manager at Kingsmills Hotel, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time to write a guest review. I am glad you found the hotel charming and enjoyed the majority of our good s and services. I am sorry we let you down at breakfast, this should not have been our standard, I will address this with our breakfast team and improve.

Kind Regards

Craig Ewan
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Property: Kingsmills Hotel
Address: Culcabock Road, Inverness IV2 3LP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Inverness
#6 Luxury Hotel in Inverness
#8 Romantic Hotel in Inverness
#15 Business Hotel in Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kingsmills Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 147
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