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Old North Inn
Ranked #160 of 246 Inverness B&B and Inns
Inverness
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24 reviews
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“Sunday lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

We're local to the area & decided to head to The Old North for dinner as my partner didn't feel like cooking. Our meals were very good & were served quickly by a smiling & very polite young lad. I had a couple of pints of Guinness which was first class. The total bill was pretty good too. We'd definitely go back again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

we had a hard time trying to find the Inn, our GPS was confused! we called for directions and the gentleman there told us to "have faith in our satellite, if we don't mind travelling over a few hills, we would be fine" well the few hills were mountains and we saw alot of interesting wild life. when we arrived one man said to us "You must be the Canadians that went through those hills, you are braver than me, I wouldn't have done that" that made us feel sooooo good. the gentleman who gave me the directions was waiting for us and made us feel at home immediately, all the staff was wonderful. yes the room was dated, but we went there to experience the real Scotland, the inns and small historic hotels, not the big chain hotels. we were absolutely delighted with our accommodations, the food and the overall experience. we would definitely stay there again. we stayed 2 nights, making the Inn our base to explore the surrounding areas, Loch Ness, Inverness, and Culloden. i must say that our visit to Culloden was one of the highlights of our trip. we arrived close to closing time, which seemed to be the theme of our trip, since travelling in the UK takes longer than what our GPS led us to believe. at Culloden, the sun was starting to set, the fog was rolling in and there was a very surreal feeling to the place, what else could one expect though as it is a grave yard. we really got a sense of all the horror that happened there, all the bloodshed, it really had a great impact on us. back to the Old North Inn, stay there, its worth it.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

This is a quick review based on one night at the hotel. OK rooms but a little dated (very clean though). Good food. I had the homemade burger with fries and lovely salsa. Nice breakfast with tatty scone and black pudding. Friendly staff and locals. Yes Id stay again

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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falkirk, scotland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2011

i stayed here for a couple of nights and i must say the room i had was a throw back to the eighties.....a carpet in the bathroom!!!!!! single glazed windows, very old furniture and a shower that is not the best atall........the food was lovely though and the staff very nice and courteous.........would i stay there again .......NO.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2011

Didn't stay in the Inn but we did have dinner here. It was the best venison pie I have had for a long long time, and the nicest dinner for miles around. The staff were very friendly and polite. We had sticky toffee pudding for dessert, was so good!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Weirton, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2011

I had read some reviews about the Old North Inn before we left on vacation and was a little worried about how our stay here would be. I need not have worried at all. First - this is not a luxury 5-star hotel - my impression is that it's a good, honest family run hotel. I prefer that any day over a chain hotel. Some people had complained about the rooms being dated - this is an old building and that is to be somewhat expected. That being said, they have done some updating to the rooms and while the Inn may not be the Balmoral it's cozy, clean and wonderful to come back to after a long day out in the highlands. We had a pint in the pub most evenings after returning and the locals were alway friendly. We didn't eat dinner in the hotel restaurant (which looked very nice, by the way), unfortunately, but the breakfast each morning was wonderful. The staff go out of their way to help you and ask how your day was when you come back in the evening. If you're looking for a clean, cozy, friendly place to stay around Inverness give the Old North Inn a look. We would certainly stay here again if we go back to Scotland.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Flinders, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2010

I will start by saying how cold it was in spring!! -0.5, it was snowing and i have never eperienced wind rattling my bones before. There is only 2 words for it. STUPIDLY COLD.
I picked this place to stay as it wasnt very far from Loch ness, which is the only thing in Scotland that we wanted to see. We had 2 nights there thinking we still wont have time to see it all. How wrong i was! Our first night was ok, we were tired from driving from Carlisle that morning so we had dinner and a pint then went to bed. The room was spacious and clean, the bathroom was a good size and i am ever thankfull for the heaters in both rooms, we had them cranked up to 7. I dont even know if they are meant to go that high.
We thought we were in for a big day so next morning we were up early, had a fantastic breakfast ( minus the black pudding, YUK) and set off for loch ness. I would like to say we had a great day but by 11am i couldnt wait to get back into England. I hated the area that much that we sat outside the pub in the little smoking shelter and drank the rest of the day away, got up early the next day and left without breakfast.
The old north inn is a really good place to stay (even when its freezing outside). The people are friendly, the food is good and the bed was comfortable. What a shame its in scotland as i will never go back.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Old North Inn
Address: | Kirkhill, Inverness IV5 7PX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #160 of 246 B&Bs / Inns in Inverness
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Hotel Class:2 star — Old North Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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