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“A little piece of heaven.”
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Dolphin Bay Suites
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“A little piece of heaven.”
Reviewed July 15, 2009

We feel so lucky to have found Dolphin Bay Suites.
It really is like a little piece of heaven! We traveled with 2 teenage girls, to be honest I worried they would get a little bit bored, but they loved the place as much as we did.
We have already re-booked for next year.
The appartment is right on the beach where we could be found from around 8am in the morning up until 1pm the following morning, we found it hard to take ourselves inside and never got bored with the truely amazing view's and watching the Dolphin's and Seal's splashing around in the sea of a night.
There was absolutely nothing you could wish for in the appartment, Sally & Paul (the owners) have thought of everything you could ever needs. It was a beautifully clean well fitted appartment.
You must visit Nairn beach and Fort George, not to mention Spey Bay wild life centre.
We'd like to thank Paul & Sally and just know we'll be back for many years to come.
M John.

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Reviewed July 13, 2009

Dolphin Bay Suites are self catering apartments in the quaint seaside village of Ardersier ,convenient to Inverness. Located right on the Moray Firth, our apartment was bright, immaculate, spacious and had amazing views from the balcony. It was a perfect base for exploring the highlands, and for just relaxing and enjoying nature. It was like being transported to a simpler time; very litlle traffic, and steps away from the village center where you could finda surprising array of goods in the one shop. Paul and Sally, the owners were great..

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Reviewed November 6, 2007

I have just returned from a short break in Ardersier on the Moray Firth in Invernesshire, Scotland.
Ardersier is only about 2 miles from the airport and aprox 7 miles from Inverness, so great for short stays. Ardersier is on the edge of the Moray Firth which is a sweeping bay leading from Inverness out to sea – it’s a stunning location. We stayed at the Dolphin Bay suites, aptly named as Dolphin swim down the Moray Firth in the summer time and we were told you can sit out on your veranda and watch them. The apartments are situation right on the sea front. We could see the sea out of every window and looked out over the bay to the Black Isles. The apartment was new, spacious and well equipped. They had bicycles free for anyone to use who stayed at the suites. Coffee, tea & milk was left for us on arrival and we were also given a late check out – staying right up until 4pm!
Ardersier was a very quiet place with one pub, a restaurant/hotel, chemist and a shop. The shop was well stocked and had everything that you could need and very friendly staff. It was a nice flat walk along the bay with a shingle beach. The beach at Nearn, about 6 miles away, had a brilliant beach with golden sands and a small harbour. It was much more commercialised than Ardersier with lots of shops, restaurants etc. We had a trip out over the other side of Inverness and used the bridge over the Bay. This was a sight I won’t forget and is a must for anyone who likes stunning scenery.

If you just want a place to stay to ‘get away from it all’ yet within easy reach of a main city then I would recommend Ardersier, and also the Dolphin Bay suites.

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Property: Dolphin Bay Suites
Address: 9 Dolphin Bay Suites Stuart Street, Ardersier, Inverness IV2 7QH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness > Ardersier
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Ardersier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Dolphin Bay Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious, new, and very well equipped, these seafront 1,2 & 3 bedroom apartments on the inner Moray Firth offer tranquil, relaxed comfort with breathtaking views in the centre of friendly Ardersier village, Inverness.This great location with Inverness, Nairn, Fort George, Loch Ness, castles, dolphins, ospreys and golf on the doorstep make our holiday apartments unique for a holiday or shortbreaks.Ground-floor apartments are suitable for people with mobility problems, we've ample easy parking and flat level access to the shops and along the beach. We are on the coastal path and have beach walks, woodland and open countryside around the village. ... more   less 
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