Overlooking Loch Fyne, The Inveraray Inn, BW Signature Collection boasts some of the most spectacular views in the country. It also has a place in history, as the oldest hotel in Inveraray having been welcoming visitors since 1755. Expect traditional Highland hospitality, excellent fresh local produce and a relaxed atmosphere. All our 36 updated bedrooms have central heating, free WiFi and luxurious feather-and-down duvets to help you get a comfortable night's sleep. Want to wake up to breathtaking scenery every morning? Why not treat yourself to a room with a loch view? This landmark hotel is just five minutes' walk from Inveraray Castle and the living museum of Inveraray Jail, and is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful western Highlands and Islands of Scotland. PLEASE NOTE this property does not have a lift and the upper floors are accessible via a spiral staircase.
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I stayed here for work and it was a pleasant stay, the room was at the back of the hotel which was nice and quiet, my colleague was at the front of the hotel and he had a poor night sleep due to road noise throughout the night. My evening meal was absolutely fantastic and such a treat having a pint with it. The breakfast again was outstanding. The room was clean and all the amenities were in plastic bags so you know they were covid cleaned. The shower was good and I loved the shower gel so much I've ordered some from the company. The only reason for 4 * was the mattress, it felt a bit dated maybe it was just me as I prefer a firmer mattress but this one felt like the springs have had been well used. With all that said I would definitely stay again
Good standard hotel throughout .. clean room good bed and shower nicely decorated. Nice breakfast and pleasant breakfast staff. Free Parking right outside hotel. Only critismism was that due to the Covid restrictions the hotel have decided to not serve alcohol at all ( apart from to your room ) this I really thought was poor . Several other hotels I have noticed have made the effort of providing a marque or shelter where customers can enjoy a socially distant drink.i want to continue staying with and supporting the hospitality sector during this crisis.but feel that if a hotel is unable to adapt to the situation and chooses to effectively close the bar they should perhaps reduce the cost of accomodation to reflect that the service is not available.We ended up using another hotel in Inveraray for evening drinks which did provide the above service.
We had a lovely weekend in Inveraray and Loch Awe when we stayed here. My partner proposed to me and when we came back I mentioned it in passing to the night time staff. When we got back to our room there was a bottle of fizz and a congratulations card. We wanted to express our gratitude. It's really these simple and lovely gestures that make a place so memorable. We will be back!
The hotel car park at the front was full when we arrived on the Sunday but we found a space round the side beside the bar entrance. I was able to move the car round to the front later that day. We booked and got a lochside view. The room was ok, clean and easy to find. There is no lift in this hotel (we were told it's because it's a listed building) so the stairs could be challenging for some. The view was fantastic though the windows are a bit on the small side. We found the rooms very warm and a bit stuffy though it was a difficult choice to leave the window open at night due to the noise of the traffic on the main road outside. Not a huge amount of traffic but you can clearly hear vehicles going past (even with the windows closed). We only stayed 2 nights and ate both nights there. The food was pretty good for both dinner and breakfast and the service was excellent too. Due to the current Covid restrictions we were unable to drink alcohol with our meals at night and after in the bar area which was very surreal resulting in a lack of people and atmosphere. There's not a huge amount to do in Inveraray. We did find a bar within an open beer garden area. We visited Inveraray Castle and had a woodland walk. There's also a pebbly beach area at the loch's edge. I would recommend the Inn as a place to stay. Whenever an issue arose the staff dealt with it efficiently .
When we arrived in Inveraray we decided to stay the night in the hotel very last minute impromptu decision , well sitting in a beer garden with the sun shining helped make the decision easier having booked it we weren't expecting too much from it but we were pleasantly surprised by the hotel , the rooms basic but got everything you needed good tv Netflix tea coffee and the room was spotless couldn't fault it and for what we paid to wake up to a view like we did wow never tire of looking over the water included in the price was a beautiful breakfast food and service was great Checking out was done in seconds We will definitely be back as a frequent visitor to the area a great find Well done in these tough times
We have just returned from a 4-night motorbike tour of the West Coast, spending our first two nights here. Lovely large comfortable standard double room (207) overlooking the Loch, located on quite a busy road junction but traffic noise was not a problem at all. COVID measures all in place throughout the hotel but nothing too much of a problem for any of the staff. Ate in hotel for both nights and a lovely menu selection and the food was exceptional. Breakfast was plentiful and a free choice of options, and we even shared the dining room with Joanna Lumley!! We will be back next year (if you will have us)!
Stayed here with husband from Friday to Monday 18th-21st September. Friendly check in with all COVID requirements applied to in hotel.(felt very safe). We had a 2nd floor room looking onto the lovely views of the Loch which was magical at night staring up to the stars. Room/bathroom was clean and comfortable with tea/coffee making facilities, only one packet of biscuit left in tray which I thought was a bit tight for a double room with 2 guests however, (reception did advise if we needed anything to ask, didn't bother over a biscuit)! Room was a little noisy with road traffic as we had to keep the window open due to the weather but it didn't bother us. Breakfast was plentiful with a good choice on menu albeit the plates and food could have been slightly warmer, breakfast was served by allocated time slots due to COVID restrictions, staff where excellent, friendly and efficient. Only ate in the hotels restaurant once, ordered Pizza which was absolutely delicious. The weather whilst staying was phenomenal, glorious blue skies and sunshine. Climbed Dun Na Cuaiche Hill, views where astounding, well worth the climb, Inveraray is a pretty little town with a few shops, restaurants & lots of bikers stopping on the shore front. Would stay in this establishment again for a short break away.
We had a fantastic 2 nights at the hotel - staff couldn't have been friendlier - super generous portions for dinner and breakfast. As a family of 5 and a dog we had a clean and comfy room to accommodate us all and nothing was too much trouble. Inveraray is a stunning spot - we walked up to the top of the look out above the castle, went swimming in the loch outside, got an incredible rib ride to see the whirl pool and seals - even had a swim, toured the jail and walked all over the small quaint town - stopping for ice-creams and G&Ts! So much to do and see if you fancy a few days break away. Highly recommend it and will be back!
Stayed four nights in a front of hotel room overlooking the loch, which is just stunning. The road overnight can be busy as it is a main thoroughfare for lorries, guessing it coincides with the ferries from Campbelltown, windows single glazed but to be fair only really kept us awake for part of one night. Room clean, shower excellent, heating worked when needed. £10 per dog supplement proved a little steep over four nights perhaps a deposit basis could be considered given the dogs are only allowed in the public bar at the back of the hotel. Breakfasts decent, staff in the bar amazing as only two of them working their socks off, evening meal food very good. Overall a very good location, basic functional room with a view that is breathtaking.
lovely hotel our room was clean unfortunately our friends room the legs were broken on the couch. The food was lovely but would of liked a little more choice maybe some steaks. the staff were amazing especially the deputy manager and the 2 waitresses in the bar and restaurant. the hotel is dog friendly but unfortunately there is not a lounge to sit in dogs were not allowed in the front bar only the back bar and this does not have the view of the loch. maybe they should let dogs in the conservatory so guests can enjoy the view with their dogs. love place , very friendly and covid safe.
the wife and i booked a wee over nighter here...first time staying in Inveraray, been in it loads but never stayed...hotel was fine nice and clean the hotel could be doing with a few more sanitising stations in the corridors etc.....room was clean and modern....apart from finding an almost full open packet of cigarettes in one or the drawers....bar nice and cheap dinner was great it does fill up quite fast so get a table and stay at it as there is no option to book...breakfast was plenty full and the haggis was delicious.....
We were so looking forward to this break for our wedding anniversary and my birthday in these terrible times but it came to a sad ending 1st morning we were wakened by a woman banging and kicking our bedroom door at around 3am but by the time we got up opened door the women was actually in room next to us which was abruptly slammed closed. When we went down next day we were confronted by a very rude receptionist " Vhairi" accusing us of the noise which we tried to explain but she wasn't interested she was judge and jury and spoke to us very unprofessionally, basically because we didn't complain we were the culprits, the room next to us had got up and checked out and getting complaints from other guest receptionist " Vhairi took it upon herself to be a cheeky, rude, unprofessional woman who needs to take a course on people skills and hygiene as for being front of house it's not what u want for your guests, not once did she say good morning or ask us on checkout about our stay she was very dry and in my opinion needed a good wash with her dirty greasy straggly hair. I'm give this hotel 3* because the duty manager and other staff were brilliant and we told them about there colleague and were disappointed about her actions against us and tried to make the rest of our stay more bearable due to the circumstances. We wont ever return to this hotel we have been to many places all over the world and I can honestly say Vhairi your needing to get a new job which would suit you better maybe out of hospitality because u dont have a hospitable bone in your body. Congratulations Vhairi you ruined our much need mini break , hope your happy with yourself .
Just spent 2 nights here and the room was excellent. Staff very friendly and Covid restrictions followed to the letter. Dined here both nights and the food was really good, if you are in Inveraray give it a try you wont be disappointed. Breakfast on our first day was excellent, breakfast this morning was a big disappointment, obviously not cooked by the same person, hence my reason for not scoring a 5.
Booked two nights away for myself and elderly mother who had not been out since start of lockdown . although this is a very old Inn the rooms are modern , well maintained and very comfortable . Be aware that this hotel has no lift and the access is via a spiral staircase . I requested a loch view and we were given one and what a view from Room 104. Bathroom looed like it had recently been upgraded and the towels were big and fluffy. We ate in the dining room , same menau as in the bar . Food is actually fairly standard bar meal menu but is very good quality and plenty of it . Not sure if menu in main dining room was different prior to Covid 19 restrictions . Staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Hotel is a five minute walk from main street and attractions . Inverary is well worth the visit and if you go stay at the Inn
Having just returned from a 2night break at the Inverary Inn which couldn't be in a better location right on the front with fantastic views over the loch. On arrival we were checked in nice and quick and only had a ten min wait for our room being ready as due to covd-19 everything had changed slightly which the hotel does a great job the way everything is set out, and the staff are so plesent and can't do enough for you,the food was good and breakfast was fine overall great value for money and would return. Just one last thing to all the staff you do a fantastic job in these trying times keep up the great work.
We had a lovely stay at the Inveraray Inn on our trip to Scotland. The staff were incredibly welcoming and helped us with any question we had. We have a lovely dinner at the Inn's bar which was tasty and fairly priced. The views of the loch from our room were gorgeous! The room was well sized, clean and very comfortable. We were travelling with our family dog and they were very welcoming to her too. It was a lovely spot that we would definitely go back to if we were every in that area again.
Stayed one night B&B... easy parking front of the hotel. Efficient check in, very clean bright decor room, good walk in shower ( i have a thing about showers! Hate the clamber over the bath types) very comfortable bed and pillows. The breakfast was really nice, well cooked hot and good quality food, the staff seemed a bit stressed trying to keep things turned around as guests are allocated a time slot. We had drinks in the bar but didn't have food so cant comment on that. The Castle, and Jail museum are close by visited both of them. Lovely little village feel well worth a visit.
We enjoyed a fantastic two night break here and would have stayed for longer had we not booked so late. The hotel provided a wonderful base from which to explore the local area - we had a room with a view over the Loch, and enjoyed delicious meals with friendly service for breakfast & dinner, and some relaxing drinks in the bar. A special mention to Margaret & Karen who went out of their way to look after us, but all the staff were great. Highlights of our stay were a visit to the Jail and a walk to the high point via the castle whereby you can look back over the town and feel you've earnt your lunch upon return. A five star trip!
Two night stay with family and friends at this gem of a hotel. Very comfortable rooms, generous food portions and delightful staff. We were very lucky with the weather and even had a swim in the loch directly in front of the hotel (surprisingly warm!). Inveraray is a great location to explore the wider local area which is breathtakingly beautiful. Would highly recommend a meal in the hotel and a drink or two in the hotel bar which has a lovely atmosphere after a day of exploring. Excellent with children. Will certainly be back.
Stayed here a few times and have never been disappointed. Lovely hotel with amazing views. The staff are very cheery and are always helpful. I am returning in October for another stay and i am sure I won't be disappointed. The rooms have been upgraded to a great standard with modern bathrooms etc.
Stayed here for two nights. Hotel well organised with sanitisers in all public areas. Tables in dinning room well spaced out. Rooms clean, tea making facilities in sealed plastic bags. Breakfast was table service, lovely full Scottish breakfast. Dinner menu was very good, prawn and crayfish cocktail is huge. We went out for the day returning to the hotel around 3.30pm, we went into the bar, we thought we would have coffee and a cake or scone, didn't want too much as dinner was booked for 7pm, were told they would not be serving food until 6pm! I was disappointed that there wasn't even shortbread with the coffee! I was given lovely homemade shortbread with my desert, why couldn't there be some available with coffee in the afternoon?
My wife and I stayed here to celebrate my birthday.We were a bit dubious as this was our first break since lockdown.First impression of the hotel says that its in need of refurbishment,but once inside your opinion changes.Reception staff were very efficient.Our room was on second floor which was fine when your fit,would suggest room on 1st floor if your elderly on unfit as there is no lift.Our room was amzing,overlooking the loch.All furnishings looked brand new.Things such as kettle ,cups,glasses were all sealed in cellophane.We were there B&B with dinner on firts night.Dinner was amazing and plenty of choices.Breakfast was equally as good with excellent quality of food.Overall I would highlly recommend this hotel.
We ate here recently the staff were very friendly but the food was mediocre The scampi was like a 70s meal came in a basket, neither was very tasty The pizza was okay but covered in rocket Would I return? Yes for a cheap ish bar meal.
We paid £140 room only per night for what turned out to be a pretty basic room. No finer touches or real attention to customer detail or comfort. Water ring marks on the furniture, drawers that wouldn't open properly, drab brown carpet, and only one biscuit on the tea tray. No drinking water. Bathroom very basic and no hot water for a shower on one of the two days we stayed. Bed not made up and towels not changed on the 2nd day. Were told due to Covid. Fair enough, but this could have been explained on check-in. All in all a disappointing choice. The only saving grace was the fantastic view. Wish we'd booked elsewhere.
The Inverary Inn is a lovely place to stay and I will definitely return. Reception and bar staff were excellent but the younger, breakfast staff were a bit clueless and did not tell us the options available for breakfast. Also would be nice to provide a hairdryer in the room. Overall great stay
Called in today for lunch and it was gorgeous. Great quality food and fantastic service.Generous portions and reasonably priced. Highly recommend a visit for lunch. Car park just around the corner.So very handy.
We ate here the first week that lockdown was eased and unfortunately the restaurant was still closed so we had the eat in the bar. This was despite the fact that when I booked the week before I was asked if I wanted the bar or restaurant - they didn't even have a record of my booking. The food was very good but the ambience in the bar wasn't very good.
Couldn't fault anything about the stay at the Inveraray Inn. Room clean, comfy bed, great food and very accommodating for dogs. Will definitely be back to stay again when everything gets back to normal.
We went to the Inveraray inn for a short two night break on a Groupon voucher.I have to say this was fantastic value for money.The room was very clean with fantastic views.The food at dinner was some of the best we have had at any hotel we have stayed at.The staff were friendly and helpful overall a very good experience.We hope to return sometime soon
We booked a 2 night Groupon stay at the Inveraray Inn - this included bed and breakfast + Dinner on both night (a bottle of wine was also included in the deal). This was tremendous value for money and we were not disappointed. The staff were very friendly and courteous - the room was excellent with a beautiful view over Loch Fyne and most of all the food was excellent - good selection on the Dinner menu and breakfast was excellent too. I would thoroughly recommend this Hotel. We had our dog with us, and although she was only allowed in the room and the Bar, this was not a problem.
Not really dog friendly In a lovely location and places around where dog friendly Hotel was clean and bar staff was nice. Very reasonable priced for drinks Dinner was lovely and lots of choice for vegetarians
Just returned from a 2 night stay at inverary inn. From check in to check out everything was faultless. Room was spotless and very comfortable. Had breakfast and dinner both days , it was gorgeous. All of the staff where attentive without being intrusive. Looking forward to returning
We found the Inveraray Inn to be an excellent place to have a winter break. The rooms were warm at all times and kept very clean and tidy with frequent fresh towels. All the meals we had in the restaurant were excellent and there was a varied menu with plenty of fish dishes. The staff were all pleasant and attentive to our needs and seemed to enjoy working at the hotel. This was our second visit and we will definitely consider visiting again as the area has lots to offer.
This was our 2nd visit to Inverary but first stay in the Inverary Inn. We were pleased with our room and our view over Loch Fyne. Dinner in the Inn was of very good quality and fantastic value. We felt totally relaxed during our stay and would recommend this hotel to anyone considering visiting the area.
Just back from lovely 5 day stay at the Inverary Inn. The Inn is clean and has recently undergone a redecorating and renovation plan. The staff extremely friendly and cannot do enough for you. The Food is excellent. The rooms although compact contain all you need to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. Great value for money. The views from the Hotel are amazing to. Have been before and will be back.
Booked a night away in Inveraray, and had a great time. Clean and comfortable room, delicious food, good value for money and a great location for walking. There was also a fab selection of restaurants/bars within the hotel. Staff were friendly and attentive. Would be glad to return again.
This beautiful hotel was absolutly amazing we arrived late on Sunday night as part of a dbb rate luckily the restaurant was opened until 9pm, we then had dinner service was quick and efficient, food was amazing. Retired to our room and woke up for breakfast. finished at 9:30am on a Monday slightly early for us but most hotels will be around the same. Breakfast was served quickly with a pot of tea and some toast. The breakfast room looked onto the loch and it was just the most beautiful view I've ever had while eating breakfast! Went a walk outside and your right on the water the castle closed now but opens in April is across to your left, small petrol station through the arch at the side of the building, war memorial statue across the road and just a gorgeous wee town down to the right! would highly recommend here, from food to staff to location this place is perfect thank you inveraray inn wee will be back :)
Booked a 3 night break for me my girlfriend and our new baby boy. We were given a very warm welcome on arrival and directed to our room. Our room had a wonderful view across the loch, it was a double room with a large shower room and was ample size for the three of us. Very clean and the bed was extremely comfortable so could only blame the wee guy for any lack of sleep. We ate dinner all three nights at the hotel (plenty options on the menu) and the food was incredible, i had the lemon sole special one evening and have no hesitation in saying its one of the best fish dishes i have ever had. We'd also like to say a huge thank you to all the staff who were so friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived. We will definitely be heading back for another break and wouldn't hesitate to encourage others to do the same
Stayed here for 1 night for my birthday. Hotel was clean and comfortable though the donwstairs bar was particularly warm. Staff were friendly and the location was good - decent views from the rooms too.
We've stayed here before and there's no doubting it's a decent hotel in a totally beautiful setting. However... On this occasion my wife and son (11) were spending a night here to round off the Xmas holiday. At one point my wife ordered some chips from the bar - they were 70p and because they have a minimum £10 limit on card payments (yeah, in 2020) my wife said they should add the 70p to the restaurant bill which that would be paying for later. All well and good? No. On checking out my wife was told there was an outstanding balance of 70p!!! It hadn't been added to the restaurant bill after all and, because they wouldn't allow her to pay by card, she was forced to go into the town with our son in tow to lift cash to pay the outstanding 70p bill. Our son has ASD and really doesn't deal well with this kind of thing. So, in closing, I'd like to remind the management that it's possible to do immense harm to your reputation over a 70 pence payment. I'm fairly certain an empowered employee with some personal skills seeing a mum on her own with a child would have found another way.
We stayed at the Inn over Hogmanay. The food was excellent, the staff attentive, and the rooms cosy and clean. The Inn is situated in a magical spot overlooking Loch Fyne. All the staff were super friendly and helpful. We'll definitely be back.
We called for some food mid afternoon on 27th December with our 2 dogs, my wife had soup of the day and steak pie, I had Cullen Skink and the starter sized mussels and then the trio of local seafood, everything was fantastic. Highly recommended
Stayed for a couple of nights towards the end of our tour of Scotland. We had a large room with a lovely loch view. As we were early checking in we went to the bar for a glass of wine. Directed to the public bar which was not as nice as food being served in lounge bar. We ate one evening in the restaurant and one in the conservatory. Neither were very busy which was a shame as the food was good. Perhaps they could make better use of the restaurant rather than just the bars. Breakfast was good. Average stay but liked Inverary.
We arrived in Inveraray midday for a one night stay. If we are ever able to go back, and we hope to, we will stay at the Inveraray Inn again. Our room was on the small side (we had one carry on suitcase and one slightly larger, and finding a spot for both was a challenge) but there are larger rooms available. We had a double on the first floor, with beautiful views of Loch Fyne. The room was very clean and quiet. We had time to walk around the town, which we loved, and up to the castle (for a look, not a tour) before it got dark. We made dinner reservation when we reserved the room, and I would recommend doing that. Dinner was very good, as was the breakfast the next morning. The staff, particularly the young woman at the front desk, were all very pleasant and helpful.
Had the most amazing meal here at the end of our Scottish Adventure . Food was delicious . Freshly cooked and reasonably priced . Location stunning . The wonderful staff couldn't do enough to make sure we had a lovely dinner . We definitely want to stay here next time as it was fully booked for the dates we needed .
We stayed one night in the hotel and loved it. The room was clean, the view of a loch from the room was amazing. The bed was comfortable, good breakfast. They have smart tv, tea facilities and everything you need.
My group had a pre arranged lunch at this Inn and it was just great! The service was so nice and the servers so kind and friendly and the food was absolutely delicious! The entire experience was so nice and I appreciated the nice way my group was treated by the staff there. I very much also appreciated the food!
Spent three nights in hotel - very comfortable bed and well-decorated room. Dinners in dining room were great - goo service and quiet. Wine offer was a bonus! Breakfasts good. Overall, a nice hotel which is worth using if in the area.
This delightfully refurbished Hotel and Bar exuded warmth and comfort. Our two night stay was highlighted by the wonderful staff that we felt could not do enough to make our stay first class. We stayed for dinner, bed and breakfast and the menu choices were more than adequate for our stay and all meals were delicious. If we can find an excuse to travel in this direction again, we would have no qualms in staying at The Inveraray Inn again.
A pleasant place to stay, good and affordable food, friendly service, genuinely Scottish atmosphere.. A particularly beautiful large conservatory with a wonderful view to the sea and the hills across the bay. We loved it a lot.
great hotel all newly refurbished , room had loch view with plenty of space , breakfasts really good we did not eat in the hotel as the bar area was a bit too bright , lacking atmosphere with no choice of decent beer . I feel this is a missed opportunity for the Inveraray Inn as the place we went to eat which had the old world charm , atmosphere and decent beer the George just up the road is always very busy . Be a bit more like the George and more people would drink and eat at the Inveraray Inn . However as a place to stay I would highly recommend it . The road on the front is a bit noisy so best to keep the windows shut
Booked through Priceline and paid considerably more than TA's advised rates, possibly because we were allocated a 2nd floor room, without a loch view, but with a king size four poster bed. There is no lift, apparently due to planning restrictions on a listed building, neither is there a porter service so carrying two suitcases up two floors on the circular staircase was a real workout. The en suite room was fine but the bar and restaurant service finishes fairly early so we had dinner elsewhere. Although listed as being included, breakfast has to be prebooked and paid for, so again ate elsewhere. Finally parking spaces in front of the hotel are extremely limited in number. Whilst not totally negative we would not stay here again as there are several better choices in the immediate neighborhood.
I understand an old building like this needs to be kept original but a lift would have been good. @ heavy suitcases to take up 2 floors. We were asked if we needed help which was good but you don't like to ask others to haul them up stairs. The view was wonderful and the room was quiet. There was a great bathroom and the rooms were clean. The breakfast suited us well as you could help yourself to as much or as little of a great cooked and continental breakfast that you wanted. The receptionist was really lovely and helpful. I would stay there again but take a smaller bag into the hotel and leave the suitcase in the car
This hotel is nicely situated on the Loch and very comfortable. Pity about the stairs, there is no lift. We were offered that they would carry our bags but as it was only the first floor I decided to carry. The stairs went on and on being a circular staircase. Next time I'll take them up on their offer. I would suggest for a hotel of this standard they replace the basic plastic toilet seat with a more substantial one. On a positive note, the cooked breakfast was lovely. Freshly cooked and regularly updated, no standing under hot lamps here. I would certainly return.
Having found the restaurant at the hotel where we were resident to be disappointing we tried The Inverary Inn. 'Wee Karen' was more than happy to accommodate us in the empty restaurant despite everyone else being in the bar which was full. The staff were all very friendly and the food was hearty (the portions are large). We were already booked elsewhere for the next couple of nights but decided to sample the bar food a few days later. Again the food was good. The steak and ale pie contained good tender meat with no fat or gristle. Two things make me give a four star rating instead of five: the barman's shirt was so creased he looked as if he had slept in it and I was served J2O which tasted odd and turned out to be past its sell by date by two months. We would, however, give the place a second chance as the food was fine and the staff very hospitable.
It was a bit cool and rainy so we dropped in for a warm lunch at the inn. Cullen Skink and sandwiches of smoked salmon was ordered and delivered quite quickly. I cant complain for the price, i found the soup very flavoursome with smoked Haddock, sandwiches were fine and the service friendly. Overall a good experience.
The Inveraray Inn always looks so nice when you pass through the town, we stopped here for lunch with friends when travelling home to Glasgow. It was only lunch we wanted, so some had soups and others sandwiches. My husband had Cullen Skink which was a bit of a let down, no pieces of fish or much flavour, especially when so near to Loch Fyne. I had an egg mayonnaise sandwich, which was so unappetising, with large chunks of egg white the size of ten pence pieces, and loads of mayonnaise. I feel a bit of a moaner complaining about a sandwich, but honestly who can't make an egg mayo sandwich? Don't think we would be tempted back.
We enjoyed a relaxing lunch on the glassed in area at the front of the inn. It was a very rainy day so it was great to see the waterfront and stay dry. The food was good and I would have rated 5 star if the service had been a little quicker. Overall, we were happy.
Was our 5th visit to this lovely hotel . Food was great and we even had a great night in the attached pub . People so friendly and place was spotless. There is something about Inverary that just makes you want to keep going back.
We stayed here for two nights. We had previously seen the hotel while driving through inveraray the year before and decided to stay this year. We were not disappointed. Lovely old building which has recently been renovated. Rooms were clean and well decorated. There is only a spiral staircase to the upper rooms no lift due to the age of the building but we soon got used to them and the hotel does mention this on the website, ground floor rooms are available. Good food, great service what more do you need.
Good, comfortable, clean hotel with a great view of the Loch and hills at the bottom of the main street. A lovely hotel with good restaurant and bar meals, good value. Very good, no fuss service. The room was very comfortable and clean. A little noise coming from adjoining bedroom though.
Hotel well presented, no lift and spiral staircase could be a problem for some, room not long refurbished to high standard , staff excellent, food fabulous, good parking, (get there early), bar prices good , pool table , juke box , sky and bt sport ,
Decided to have a take-away meal today as it was extremely hot and wanted to make the most of the garden. We called the hotel to order and asked for our food to be ready at 6.30pm. I was 5 minutes early which gave me enough time to pay for my order and have a wee chat with the lovely Karen who was working in the lounge bar. The food was delivered to the bar exactly on time, very well packaged and piping hot. The meal itself was absolutely delicious - we all really enjoyed it : but the home baked pizza is to die for! The Inn is our favourite place to eat in Inveraray - it is very consistent with good, healthy portions and you're guaranteed really warm and friendly service from either Margaret, the 2 Karen's or all the other staff. I know sometimes take-away food can be substandard to a sit in option but not here - it was as equally delicious. If you ever want to eat out but can't be bothered to go out - then try a takeaway from here. We were so impressed and had a lovely night in!!
As a base this hotel is good based on that we had our wee dog room was immaculate well appointed with plugs and USB ports restricted access for dog which was OK but we would have preferred to eat in the lounge bar which we understood it was bar only when we booked such a great location for exploring all areas and lochside location was worth the booking Thanks
Great location overooking Loch Fyne. Room, bathroom and the whole building was super clean!!! Room and bathroom were fresh and modern. Lovely and friendly staff!!! Excellent quality breakfast included in price. If you travell with dog -thre is extra £10 charge.
Had a lovely room overlooking the loch. Hotel is in an old building, so there is no lift but it was clean and friendly and had everything you would expect at the price. Breakfast was standard and all buffet style.
The room was fresh, modern, and clean. We had dinner in the evening which was very nice, if a little expensive. The room had a good shower and comfortable beds. Overall, a very pleasant stay in a beautiful location.
On our way up to our hotel for the night we decided to stop here for our lunch. Thankfully we managed to get a parking space in the hotel car park which does help and we all trooped into the bar and sat ourselves down. Again the staff could not have been more helpful and I finally decided that since I knew we would be having a meal at our hotel that night that given my appetite I should have something fairly light, so I chose a bowl of Cullen Skink and a round of Egg Mayonnaise sandwiches. The Cullen Skink was gorgeous. Huge chunks of tatties and fish, which is what Cullen Skink should be. The sandwiches were pretty boring. Too much mayonnaise and not enough vinegar but that is probably person preference. I like my egg mayo with a bite. All of us had a great meal and if you are thinking of stopping here then I would say go for it.
I would completely agree with the review written on 13 July by Itchy306. This hotel whilst ok, could be so much better. There are parts of it that look very tired which is the norm of course with most Best Western Hotels. The breakfast offering in particular is poor if you don't want fried eggs and bacon. No sign of any cooked meats, cheese, fish so maybe people don't want that here. The major issue is that they should not allow people under 45 to stay on the first floor because there is no lift which would not be a problem were it not for the fact that there is a very tight spiral staircase and lugging yourself, never mind your luggage up to the second floor is no joke. For what it is it is over priced and the £150 a night which is what we paid for B&B. To its credit, the staff were all very pleasant - maybe they do not go up and down the stairs very often!!
Stopped for lunch on our way to Kilmartin Glen. Nice welcome by staff who were only too willing to take our order and make sure we could sit anywhere we wanted. I had the Cheeseburger, while my wife chose the Cullen Skink with egg mayonnaise sandwiches. As my Wife loves this great Scottish dish, she said it was one of the best Cullen Skink she has.ever had so it must have been good. one thing I did notice is that food is made to order and the quality is good. Maybe just a little bit dearer than I would like but you sometimes pay for what you get so didn't mind. Overall. friendly staff, great service, a lovely lunch and certainly would stop there again if passing.
Stayed at this hotel for 4 days in November so decided to see recent reviews and am very surprised at some. I can be critical if a place is under par BUT I loved this hotel, yes, it needs the odd but of updating but I found it charming. The Georgian dining room is beautiful. The staff were lovely, the food was fabulous. We only ate in restaurant and every meal was top notch. The two chefs (George & George) do a great job. Don't understand the nit picking of some. We are planning a return visit soon. Btw, Inverary is a great little town to see jail and stately home plus days out as a base. Loved every minute.
We stayed overnight. We came from a long drive and it was wet. It was good to come to this small hotel with a good size bedroom, comfy bed and shower that was recently refurbished and had hot running water. Went and had dinner in their pub, this was cozy and warm, compared to the rain outside, and this is what it made it so relaxing having dinner in there. The meal was nothing fancy but it did my husband and I just fine after a long drive. The desserts were great also especially the ice cream. Breakfast in the morning was like any hotel breakfast that you serve yourself and the selection was good. I loved the fruit salad and yogurt, my husband loved the eggs and cereal. All up this is a pleasant hotel and I would recommend a stay. The staff are pleasant and very amenable to your needs. Quite honestly since being in the UK we have stayed in much worse accommodation ie B & Bs, and this hotel is one of the better accommodations we have stayed in, its reasonably priced for the high tourist season. You have to experience all types and this is clean and comfortable and staff are friendly.
All the promotional literature explained that the hotel was taken back into family hands in 2015, and not too expect too much as they were in the process of renovating all the rooms......but that was 4 years ago. Check-in slightly odd, we were told that we had to pay in full on check-in, even though we had booked direct and not through a booking site....first time for us. The room was pleasant enough with a view over the loch, bathroom was large but a bit dated. Dinner were advised that on a Sunday, the restaurant wasn't open, so ate in the Lounge Bar. Was okay, but the menu boring, pub grub at best....with so much good produce around, we expect better.......and then came the buffet breakfast, no options for the eggs and you have to time it just right to get the fresh components, which we didn't. The saving grace were the staff at reception, attentive, polite, friendly and quite liberal with the attractions vouchers.
Don't stay here at weekend if you want nice relaxing break. Music still going loud at 00:20. Receptionist handed husband earplugs at 11:30!! Won't be back. Shame as hotel and staff lovely. Room half size of our spare at home.
Stayed for one night as part of a Lands End to John O'Groats bike ride. Had previously checked that they could store my bike, when after a few questions, I was told they could always find space for one bike, this didn't leave the best impression with me, and on checking in, after referring to her manager I was told that I could put the bike in the conference room as long as I removed it by 9am the next day. Luckily I had planned an early start. When I put the bike in the conference room I was told by a young lady setting the room up for the next day “you can't leave that there, I'm putting a table there”. When I enquired where I should put i, she just looked at me blankly. So overall not a great first impression. The room was recently refurbished and clean and tidy, with free WiFi, and dinner in the bar was good value. Breakfast was a buffet format, so plentiful with good choice. Overall if I was travelling by bike again I would look to stay somewhere else. Without the bike there wouldn't be an issue. Hotel and Facilities 5/5. Staff attitude 1/5 so on balance 3/5.
I needed a village to stay in over night and this was it and we were really happy that we did. I had the best Black Pudding and Haggis Pizza for dinner but please note that the hotel does not have a lift so if you are old or disabled you might have issues
The hotel is in a lovely location in front of the loch. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The bedroom was clean with plenty of room for clothes. We had a lovely view from our window of the loch and surrounding mountains. Be aware that as it is a listed building it does not have a lift, so if you are not on the ground floor you will have to lug your cases up the stairs, although I'm sure they could find someone to help. The breakfast was ok. There is parking in front and at either side of the hotel.
We thought that Inveraray was a charming town and the Inveraray Inn was a good choice for an overnight stay. Be aware that there is no lift and it is a decent hike (for those of us who are of a certain age) to the second floor. We had a large comfortable room and found the breakfast filling. A highlight of our stay was an amazing dinner at the nearby Samphire Restaurant.
We had a lovely meal her at the weekend, pleasant service, could do with some background music but otherwise enjoyed our meal and will stop again in the passing, I had the smoked salmon fillet with lemon sauce was delicious! always tend to eat at another establishment in Inverary but will be the Inn in future!
We stopped for the night here and were pleasantly surprised by this hotel. First of all, found it very interesting that it has been an Inn since the mid 1700's. Rooms were spotlessly clean, decent size, bathroom also spotless, with excellent lighting. Pillows were down, which made me a happy camper. Did not expect that quality from this Inn. Breakfast was more than adequate, and the dining room for breakfast had great ambiance. Staff also very pleasant and helpful. All in all very satisfactory.
We weren't staying at the hotel but had been wandering around the town looking for somewhere to eat. We asked a few of the locals and they consistently mentioned the Inveraray Inn. We were on a boat and had a dog so had to find a dog friendly place. We were told that we could eat in the bar with the dog and that it would be the same menu as in the restaurant. The bar was fine, typical Scottish bar with a few locals and a few visitors having something to eat. Prices were very reasonable and because they had a restaurant menu there was more than the usual pub fayre on offer. I had a pizza and I have to say it was excellent. The base a mixture of soft and crispy just they way that I like it and if I had a criticism it was too big. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
Had a lovely stay in this historic inn, which is being refurbished in a contemporary modern country style with soft colours and natural fabrics. The hotel was clean and well presented, and there is some parking at the Inn with masses more spaces in the town car park. The setting is perfect by the shores of Loch Fyne within easy walking distance of the town and its attractions. Would stay here again.
Broke a long drive from the Hebrides at Inverarary. The village well worth a visit and the Inn was solid but a bit limited for the price. Decent food and wine and a cracking location on the loch. Walking distance from the excellent Inverarary Castle.
Our stay at the Inverary Best Western was as we had expected from this renowned hotel chain with a clean and well appointed room overlooking Loch Fine with an extremely comfortable large double bed. We had dinner in the restaurant bar that was extremely good and reasonably priced. The staff throughjout our stay were very courteous, friendly and helpful especially Marie on Reception who went out of her way to manage our needs.
Visited this hotel for lunch with my family on Saturday. Reception very friendly and long staff were excellent. Lovely table at the window watched traffic coming over bridge menu was very good choice was exceptional including specials board. The waiter who served us took our order nothing written down but what a memory because we all gave him starters and main courses. Wld love to have a memory like that. Well done to him. Meal and staff were faultless. Certainly go again.
We stayed one night and had a lovely and comfortable room with a beautiful view overlooking Loch Fyne. Great service and good honest food both for dinner and breakfast. Great place to stay to look around the small town of Inveraray. Would recommend
the Lochside bedrooms presented the perfect view of the Loch and peaceful location. We stayed for one night but would have stayed longer if we had the time. Breakfast was good with plenty of choices and the bar meals adequate. Comfortable beds and friendly and helpful staff made our stay enjoyable. Inveraray Castle is within walking distance of the hotel, and worth a visit, though trying to avoid the coach parties of American tourists is difficult.......Tip: if you want to eat at the tea room, which is very good, go just before lunch and eat before you investigate the castle. The exit from the castle passes through the tea room so many people stop to eat when they pass through. We found around 11.30 to 12 midday was fairly quiet.......Would certainly visit the hotel again..
The hotel is well situated with a very good view over the loch. Parking could have been better. A Car Club were in the hotel and obviously nobody had told them how to park. Each small car seemed to need three spaces. Hotel was clean and staff friendly and helpful. Room was a bit small but Bathroom was a good size. Room was maybe at the wrong side of the hotel, above the bar, and it was a bit noisy until maybe 11.30. But afterwards we did sleep well.
Stayed here on a groupon £140 in total for 2 night including 3 course meal and breakfast dogs are only £5 per days stay so a bargain. Room was spacious,clean and comfy with tea/coffee making facilities included. Location is ideal for that area Oban about an hour away but lots of things to do castles etc (from 1st April to Oct) only !! Cruchan visitors centre also worth a visit and for the outdoors folk lots of walks including of course Ben Cruchan munroe so ideal for the doggy folk/hikers also.Staff were all very good and there is a park nearby the castle 5 mins walk from hotel that you can take the dogs to do their business take poo bags though !! ideal location for a short break .
I would have given this hotel 5 but for the fact there is no lift. The building is listed so a lift is out of the question. If you are looking for a hotel with the following: spotlessly clean, good food, friendly, helpful and efficient staff, good location and excellent views of Loch Fyne, then look no further than the Inveraray Inn.
Not sure whether caught all the staff on bad day but wouldn't return here. Firstly not a friendly welcome from reception, we arrived 30 minutes before check in the woman didn't even attempt to find out if room ready, just a curt 3 o'clock is check in not before, decided to eat in lounge bar for dinner came down at 7 o'clock as needed to be somewhere at 9pm so we thought plenty of time, decided to eat in conservatory as such a lovely evening bar man told me he would come to table to take order, 20 mins later after finding someone to take it we ordered food. Starters came quick, mains not so quick approx 30 mins after starters cleared, my friend had steak pie which was very salty I had chilli again very salty other friend had burger which she said was nice 1 out of 3 not bad, no one came and checked during meal to see if ok, when cleared weren't asked if meal ok or if we wanted anything else, we went to find staff to order dessert told them we had to leave in 40 mins, 30 mins later they arrived after I cancelled them didn't come as described and inedible... on check out receptionist far from friendly never asked if stay was enjoyable just given bill argued with us when we refused to pay part of bill due to service being shocking at dinner the whole time at dinner and breakfast all we heard was front of house staff saying sorry all the time. Location fantastic, rooms lovely, that's as far as it goes, certainly won't be returning, how they cope when busy I don't know, shame as reviews are good, must have stayed in different place. Disappointed.
We had a fantastic overnight stay, the room was clean and the bed was very comfortle. The staff at the hotel were extreamly friendly and made the effort to speak to us and help with anything that was needed. The food at the restaurant was great and we got a £5 voucher to put towards food or drinks when checking in. The location of this hotel is ideal with inveraray Castle 10 mins away in the car and inveraray jail a 2 minute walk. We will definitely be staying staying at this hotel again.
Me, my husband and the dog stayed at the Inverary Inn for 3 nights. The hotel is in a great location, our room was lovely, the view from the window exceptional. The food was excellent... we are both vegetarian, and expected to have second class choices in an area that serves a lot of seafood – but not so. Our meals were interesting and beautifully cooked and presented. Karen, assistant manager, told us that nobody leaves there hungry... she was right! Our other main server was Jess, who was also skilled, professional, and helpful. In fact, all the staff we came into contact with were professional and friendly. I would struggle to find anything about the hotel that was not excellent. We plan to visit again.
Enjoyed an overnight here with friends. Welcoming staff, excellent evening meal (3 courses £25).Very nice breakfast. Friendly, helpful staff. An beautiful, dramatic location at the edge of the loch. Very nice decor in room. Sound-proofing in rooms needs to be improved though.
Three night stay.. Warm and friendly staff throughout. Our room was scrupulously clean and beautifully decorated. Restaurant food was first class.. We had breakfast and dinner and the food was delicious. Wifi was excellent. We loved this hotel and its amazing location. Thanks all..
Booked 2 nights DBB in a twin room. Plenty parking around hotel as parking charges don't start till the end of March. Check in friendly and efficient. No lift in hotel. Twin room very nicely decorated, comfortable beds, great bed linen, lovely bathroom with large walk in shower. Superb quality shower gel and handwash in bathroom. Plenty hangers in wardrobe. Great wifi throughout hotel. Service in restaurant for breakfast and dinner was superb.Derek was very good but all the staff are fantastic, very accommodating and friendly . The food is amazing. Fresh, good quality ingredients, served quickly. Bar area with jukebox , good selection at bar. Location is perfect, 5 mins from the shops and castle.
I've just arrived back from a family overnight stay here and were made to feel very welcome. Karen especially was lovely and made out stay even nicer she was very welcoming and made us feel at ease in the restaurant with my 3 year old son. She also never charged us for the chips I had got for my son..as he hardly ate any at all... this was descent. Thank you again and we will hopefully be back again one day. Rooms were also very clean. I have attached a couple of photos the beef was amazing which we both had for our main.
Visited on Monday 12th February. My partner and I had Haggis Bon Bons and Toasted Ciabatta with garlic Mushrooms followed by Haddock and Chips. Both starters and mains were fantastic. Would high recommend.
Stayed at this hotel with my wife ,sister in law and her husband on 12th Feb overnight Groupon deal DB&B . We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel. The staff are a credit to this establishment they made us feel very welcome and could not do enough for us .
We stayed with our daughter for a longer weekend here. Lidia had a great time. All the staff and guests were really friendly and attentive. Our room, 110, was a decent size with a good sized shower room. Breakfast was excellent with some of the nicest tasting bacon I've had. Lidia also enjoyed the spread. Sadly Lidia didn't sleep so well in her travel cot but other than that, more than happy to highly recommend.
Easy parking.friendly helpful staff. A tasty meal my wife (a vegetarian)and me steak and ale pie. This was our second visit to this inn, log fire and olde world charm with log fire. Not used the hotel rooms unfortunately, look forward to that visit
My husband and I were bought an overnight stay here as a gift for Christmas. We looked forward to getting away for a wee night after the Christmas rush and having to work most of it! I can honestly say it was one of the nicest places I have stayed in a long time! The staff are charming and knowledgeable of the local area, the room was beautiful with a view I could just sit and look at all day, the food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented and we were able to bring our 2 dogs with us. Just perfect!! We will be returning for sure. Well done Inveraray Inn, spot on!
We had stayed here previously and always found it to be a good, if a little dated. Am pleased to say that the recent renovations have improved the look of the hotel but it still retains its family feel. The rooms are spacious and staff are very friendly. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
Stayed at The Inverary Inn for 2 nights in a very nice Loch view room. Hotel staff were really friendly, especially the young waitress in the restaurant (sorry didn't get her name) who recommended the Cullen Skink to us, and we were so glad she did, it was absolutely delicious!!! Thank you! Everything else that we ate whilst there was really enjoyable too. Really nice hotel and staff, would definitely go back and would recommend it to anyone.
Arrived 18/01/2019 for two nights DBB. Like most had booked via Groupon it is out of season. Hotel is just stunning, beautiful location, every part of hotel having been refurbished, tastefully. So busy could not believe, food outstanding, room lovely and clean, could not fault, sorry to leave, and would return without hesitation. Love all the vettriano. Well done one and all.
Booked for the weekend and we really enjoyed it, the staff were amazing, just arrived and Elena at reception moved us from 2nd floor to 1st floor as there is no lift and I use a stick, the food was amazing and rooms comfy definitely will go back.
Stayed last Saturday the 12th January for one night. The rooms are very small but as we were there only for a night it was fine. We had a lovely view from our room. The staff were very friendly and polite. We were Dinner B/B and the food was great. Yes I would recommend this hotel.
stayed here many times,love the food, love the location and the staff are great,even the seasonal staff they bring in are always very nice.The hotel has been refurbished recently and the rooms are lovely and fresh,although nothing too severe has been done as it a listed building.
Stayed at the INVERARAY inn for 1 night. I had seafood linguine which tasted amazing. My bf had the carnivore pizza which was very tasty. Staff very professional. We had a comfy bed and a shower which was powerful. Would defo reccomened
This break was a last minute 'groupon deal' so we didn't expect the Ritz! We had a lovely time. All the staff were very helpful. We had a very comfy bed (I brought my own pillow). The food was excellent, a different menu on the two nights that we stayed! We had a loch view from our room but would advise that it could be quite noisy with traffic when the window is open as it is the main route for Glasgow etc, but would definitely recommend!
On our way to Port Sonnachan and popped in to watch the football. Good atmosphere but what made it for me was the pie's and sandwiches at half time. They were magic! Nice touch! Foods always lovely in here but its nice to get a wee freebie. Staff lovely too.
Just got back from a two night stay over Christmas. This was the first time we have gone away for Christmas and it won't be our last. Four adults and a child so we occupied two rooms both of which were very nice. The food was exceptional and the staff went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable, nothing was too much trouble for them. The little touch of hanging Christmas stockings filled with gifts on everyone's bedroom door was so sweet. Our grandson Coby loved the Christmas atmosphere, and was kept entertained throughout our stay by guests and staff. A big thanks to everyone for making our Christmas stay so special.xxx
Visited for one night only for wife's birthday... what a lovely hotel striking from the outside .. inside staff are great and very helpful room was great.... had a wee drink in the bar in the afternoon good atmosphere with locals and tourists alike... dinner in lounge bar had a good choice and very good portions... all in all a great visit and will definitely return...
First class hotel excellent food staff very helpful. Rooms warm and very comfortable . It is of course in the most beautiful of settings.The town of Inveraray has so much history . If you like Scottish history it is the place to be.
Went away with my niece for her birthday . Could not fault this hotel . Staff very helpful. We slept in for breakfast, when we phoned reception they kindly asked the kitchen could we have breakfast (20 minutes after it had stopped) . The kitchen made us a fabulous Scottish breakfast. Ps . The beds are really comfortable, great nights sleep .
This was our first visit to Inveraray and it won't be our last. The staff were amazing, very polite and couldn't do enough for you. We were here for a two night stay using a groupon voucher which included breakfast and 3 course evening meals. We upgraded to the executive suite so we could have a view of the loch and it was well worth it, the views are stunning. The hotel is very clean and clean towels, tea/coffee/hot chocolate making facilities were supplied daily. The rooms and hotel are tastefully decorated in traditional Scottish decor and it was very cosy with the log burner in the bar and large Christmas tree in the foyer. There was a good choice of food on the menu and each course was very tasty and was served promptly. We will definitely be back, hopefully in the summer. Would highly recommend.
We recently stayed here for my husband's birthday. It was our first trip away with our 4 month old baby and I can't rate the hotel and staff enough they literally did everything we could have possibly asked for and more. The breakfast was superb and the meals in the restaurant and bar were devine Apart from the hotel not having a lift there were no other down sides the view from the hotel is amazing and the rooms were so spacious especially when you have everything for a baby! The manager was so helpful and the staff were incredibly helpful. Thank you for an amazing time
Just returned from an overnight stay at this beautiful hotel. The Hotel itself has been beautifully refurbished, the room was spotlessly clean on arrival and staff were very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much bother. The food was first class and there was plenty on offer at breakfast the next morning. The hotel is situated right on the front of Inveraray with excellent views out over the waterfront and as an added extra they were great at accommodating our dog. We will definitely have another visit very soon, Highly recommended
Had a one night stay here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Place is lovely and the decor is immaculate. Food was great and the staff could not have been more welcoming. Even better it's a dog friendly hotel so my best pal Bentley the Jack Russell came too and he loved it.
The room was nice and clean The view from our room was as well nice , the town is beautiful, but the food was horrible ever in my life!I get sick after my dinner and my only meal was in their restaurant!Never back again,for that money must be better service.I regret that I chose that hotel!
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