$77 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 21, 2014 Check-out: Dec 22, 2014

Thistle Inverness Hotel

3 stars
Milburn Road, Inverness, IV2 3TR
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
16 reviews
Very Friendly Hotel

Excellent clean hotel and exceptional value for money. Spa and pool facilities also great... See full review

  • LJ the Cocktail Sampler
  • May 27, 2014
good base and amenities

enjoyed our stay. Expensive wine cheapest £16.50 and bar closes at 11pm take a bottle!! Breakfast... See full review

  • walkers from sheffield
  • May 12, 2013
The Thistle Inverness is one of the few hotels in Inverness, the economic heart of the Highlands. Thistle Inverness Hotel is ideally situated for business meetings, conferences & corporate events. Thistle Inverness is close to Loch Ness, perfect for leisure travellers looking to enjoy the fabulous Highlands' scenery and perhaps hoping to catch a glimpse of Nessie! At Thistle Inverness, we have 118 bedrooms, including suites, and four meeting rooms, the largest seating 250 people theatre-style. There's also ample free car parking on-site. And after a day's meetings (or monster-hunting) our Otium Health & Leisure Club has everything you need to relax and recharge. The Thistle Inverness is a non-smoking hotel

Hotel Map

57.4825 -4.1995
Area served
Inverness
Nearby airports
Inverness Airport.
Area description
Loch Ness, and what may or may not be lurking in its cold, dark depths, have made Inverness a household name around the world. But Nessie isn't the only show in town. At Thistle Inverness, they are ideally placed for visiting the battlefield at Culloden, or heading up into the magnificent Cairngorms, one of Britain's last true wilderness areas.

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Thistle Inverness Hotel Rooms

Standard Single Rooms
Located on the 5th floor our Standard Single rooms feature a double bed, and have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Quiet and welcoming they are decorated in a warm and welcoming colour palette, and are perfect for any solo traveller. Our BT Openzone wireless broadband connection gives you access to your emails and the internet.
Standard Double Room
Our Standard Double rooms have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Featuring a comfortable Double bed the room is quiet, spacious and decorated in warm and welcoming colour palette. Our BT Openzone wireless broadband connection gives you access to your emails and the internet.
Standard Twin Room
Our Standard Twin rooms feature 2 single beds and have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. All the rooms are quiet and decorated in a classic warm and welcoming colour palette. The promise of a comfortable bed while you enjoy refreshments from your complimentary tea & coffee facilities is a welcome thought to any traveller. Our BT Openzone wireless broadband connection gives you access to your emails and the internet.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible parking

Dining

Cromarty Restaurant
Here at Thistle Inverness, our Cromarty Restaurant has everything the hungry traveller could want. A warm and friendly welcome, comfortable surroundings and a choice of modern dishes and home cooked favourites make a great combination. Another great combination is wine with dinner, and our extensive cellar of classic and New World wines offers you plenty of choice.
Dornoch Bar
The Dornoch Bar offers the perfect location for an aperitif, or a drink, snack or light meal throughout the day. Set in comfortable, contemporary surroundings the lounge bar is "the" location to stop and watch the world go by over a refreshing cocktail or indulgent hot chocolate. The bar also offers an extensive cellar of classic and New World wines, to keep the connoisseur on their toes.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Largest function room, the Raigmore Suite, seats up to 250 delegates theater-style, making it suitable for larger meetings, conferences and banquets it's also one of Inverness's most popular wedding venues. They have three further rooms suitable for board and team meetings, training sessions, presentations, interviews and private dining.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (16)

Ratings and reviews for Thistle Inverness Hotel

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 16
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.4
Value:
3.7

75% would recommend to a friend.

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1
5.01.0
gordonh5
Business
Dundee
Oct 20, 2014

Tired & Dreary

I found, given the price of the hotel. Room decor and standards falling far below what was expected. Bath and sink areas contained a multitude of black head & body hairs. The tea and coffee making facilities were well stocked but you had to take the tray from a cupboard, then move the television in order to plug the kettle in as the plug that should be used has a round fixing. The restaurant food was reasonable although portion size was very small, no condiments offered, glass of wine extremely expensive at 6.50 , no wonder other guests were avoiding drinks and instead drinking free tap water.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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1
5.01.0
ails64
Business
London
Sep 10, 2014

Awful- never again!

I have photos of the dirt in the sink overflow and other parts of the peeling paint above the bath. The staff training leaves a significant amount to be desired in the restaurant which was a shame considering when I actually got my meal it was pretty good! The fire alarm went off three times; twice during the night and once at around 6.30/7am when I was in the shower. No member of staff appeared particularly bothered or checked our floor- where was the fire marshall? This resulted in people making up their own minds as to whether they would , or would not, go out. Some thought it was it a fault in the system. No-one knew. I did go out and when I arrived at reception was told it was not a drill but that steam had set an alarm off on the floor below.When I checked out I was not asked how my stay was however I politely and quietly informed the receptionist I would be writing to the hotel chain head office and posting a very poor trip report here. I was offered at that point the opportunity to speak to the manager but by then, quite frankly , I was too annoyed to talk to anyone! Save yourself the grief and lack of sleep: stay somewhere else!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Magdalina
Business
Buckie
Sep 2, 2014

Weekend away

Hotel nice , staff very polite. Bed not comfortable, didn't sleep well. Breakfast cold on both mornings. Ok hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Good bars with entertainment

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LJ the Cocktail Sampler
Business
Aberdeen, Scotland
May 27, 2014

Very Friendly Hotel

Excellent clean hotel and exceptional value for money. Spa and pool facilities also great experience. Only problem is rooms were a bit too warm and stuffy despite leaving window open. And only one lift working on our visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
walkers from sheffield
Business
sheffield south yorkshire
May 12, 2013

good base and amenities

enjoyed our stay. Expensive wine cheapest £16.50 and bar closes at 11pm take a bottle!! Breakfast if ordered the night before £10 good range of food

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
tonto
Business
Highlands
Mar 10, 2013

Pleasant stay

Second time I have stayed at the Thistle I Inverness this year and all concerned are really bringing this hotel up the scale all the time. Friendly staff and some refurbishment seems to be ongoing. Back again next week so hope thing keep going in this direction and the prices remain reasonable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Highland Walker
Business
Scotland
Feb 12, 2013

Very good value week-end

The staff we experienced both at reception and especially Karen at breakfast were amazing, fantastic staff- to be praised. The food was excellent. Rooms a bit small but well worth the money, clean and convenient. Used the leisure facilities which were very good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
murdo
Business
Aberdeen, UK
Apr 10, 2012

First class ,ample car parking

Frond dask staff very helpfull,dining room staff very efficient and helpfull.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ealasaid
Business
Helensburgh Scotland
Feb 18, 2012

Good value break

The hotel staff were helpful, room was clean and comfortable.We had booked the buffet breakfast and we were not disappointed. The exterior of the hotel is tired and in need of refurbishment but dont be put off as the inside of the hotel is modern and comfortable. We will be back again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Michaelg14
Business
Skye, United Kingdom
Feb 16, 2012

Perfect for an overnight stay

We had to stay in Inverness overnight and we got a great rate at this hotel. We didn't make a great use of the facilities but we noticed the onsite leisure facilities including a beauty salon, and its own restaurant. Hotel staff were very welcoming and the hotel itself was spotless inside as was our bedroom - its just a pity that the outside of the hotel is a bit shabby. The hotel is perfectly positioned for the A9 and not too far from the town centre - though I would say its a bit too far to walk - but we did notice plenty of taxis coming and going so don't let that put you off.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

The hotel is a short (2 minute) drive from Inverness Retail park which has a range of shops and a cinema as well as a couple of fast food chain eateries.

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