A proper "inn", with the drink and food being the priority. Room was comfortable and clean, if a little basic in some aspects, but we only wanted to sleep in it anyway. Jim the host is a natural and makes everyone feel important. Ambience is laid back and warm. Staff were efficient and friendly.
More Belgian lagers than you could hope to sample, endless malts, and great real ale. The food was very good and decent sized portions. It was very difficult not to run up a large bill, so we didn't try.
Breakfast was fine, though not extensive (though I suspect you could have ordered anything with a bit of notice)
Great location for the dolphin spotting at Chanonry Point - good walk after breakfast.
A tip if you're a light sleeper - the local seagulls do start a bit early on the local rooftops, so earplugs might be handy. If not, a couple of extra nightcaps will do the trick.
- 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