I booked 2 nights at castle Stuart to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. We are both castle enthusiasts and we love staying at old properties that ooze with character and history. Castle Stuart did not disapoint. It looks and feels the part. It's great advantage is that it doesn't feel like a hotel at all, but like being a guest at a baronial castle home. It certainly helped that we had the castle all to ourselves, especially the second night. So, my tip is to book a weekday if possible and avoid weekends or high season, in order to increase the changes of being the only guests. It will make you feel like lord of the manor, and you can enjoy the public rooms with their fireplaces and snooker tables like they are your own. The dinner experience was well worth it and the dinning room is very romantic with all the candles and imposing fireplace. I liked that during the booking procedure we were asked for food preferences. And I appreciated the fact that Caroline helped me set up a nice birthday surprise for my girlfriend. While waiting for the starters a piper appeared playing happy birthday, accompanied by the staff carrying a castle-shaped birthday cake. My girlfriend was even handed a real claymore to use for cutting the cake! Unforgettable experience! Best room in the castle is the Murray suite. All rooms in the castle are priced the same. It is not a cheap experience but it is worth it. However, it would be a nice idea to have a reduced rate for weekdays in the low season for example. That would make it much easier to repeat the experience, something that we would love to do in the future! Lastly, if you can afford, book for two nights, because only one is simply not enough to truly enjoy this wonderful castle!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Castle Stuart is a 17th Century Tower House in the Highlands of Scotland, a 10 minute drive from Inverness.Restored privately from a derelict ruin, the Castle has 8 bedrooms available for overnight accommodation on an exclusive use basis or for individual use.Step back in time and enjoy the history and charm of a bygone era, alongwith the luxury of remote control gas fires/wifi/hot water and heating in your private chambers!Ideal for intimate weddings, a romantic escape, a family retreat, or indeed a birthday or anniversary party with style. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Castle Stuart Hotel Inverness
- Castle Stuart Inverness, Scotland