My wife & I decided to have a stay in the Black Isle during some of the best weather to grace Scotland since 2009. Friends were recommended the Anderson Hotel in Fortrose for best food and drink in the area. So I booked for 3 nights and we set off for a relaxing weekend.
We were not disappointed in the choice of accommodation. The hotel is one of the most welcoming we have ever stayed in, there is nothing spectacular about the rooms just to say that they are a good size, comfortable with a good sized bathroom and very clean.
The staff are top notch they are chatty, smiling and know their job well. The owners are very good at making you feel at home.
The menu is seasonal with dishes that are well proportioned and of superb quality matched by a wine list that goes well with the meal, again the staff are very knowledgeable about the best wines to suit your meal. The bar is one of the most extensively stocked for Belgian beers I have come across outside Belgium and is matched by the list of whiskeys you can sample anywhere.
All evening meals are prepared by Jim's wife who should be praised for her imaginative menu and preparation. The breakfast are a treat and will set you up for the rest of the day if your out and about.
Jim, the owner is a brilliant host and very engaging in his attitude, making the stay in the hotel a pleasure, some other hotels would do well to emulate this.
This is a good base to stay if your in the Black Isle and I couldn't recommend it more, no pretensions just brilliant service with good food and drink at reasonable prices.
Would we stay there again..........in a heart beat. Well done The Anderson.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stylish restaurant with rooms on the beautiful Black Isle, featuring a new menu of exotic Global Cuisine every day. The fire lit Whisky Bar stocks more than 200 single-malts, 100 Belgian beers and well-tendered real ales. Convenient to Inverness and perfect for golfing, walking and dolphin-watching. Nine well-appointed ensuite guest rooms. "Top Ten Scottish Restaurants 2007??? (Sunday Herald) "You'll be treated like royalty" (Scotland for Dummies) ???A beer drinker’s Mecca. (CAMRA, Pub of the Year 2007) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Anderson Hotel Fortrose
- Anderson Hotel Fortrose
- The Anderson Fortrose, Scotland