Myself other half and some friends travelled to Inverness to take part in the Inverness marathon, understandably Inverness was pretty full, so i was delighted when I stumbled accross the Strathisla who could accomodate us all.
My delight was short lived.
When we got to check in at 4pm in the afternoon, we were greeted by the owner !! At first we just thought perhaps just an excentric, until he told us how to operate the door knob!! Several ramblings later we managed to shake him off and get into our rooms which were basic and clean enough, however freezing cold and non of ther rooms were en-suit which we were aware of before we arrived, this didn't cause too much hassle as my party took up all 3 rooms in the house and we managed to work it between us.
However, instructions were everwhere, when you could and could not shower, when you had to be out fo the house each day, between 10am and 4pm for their family time etc.
A couple of us had gone back to the GuestHouse early only to be greeted athe door by the owner who seemed to appear from nowhere and gave us into trouble for not closing the gate!
The following morning at breakfast, he couldn't have been more rude. One of asked if we could hav breakfast without scrambled egg, he promptly snapped at us "Thats what we asked for the night before, so thats what your getting"
He then gave us into trouble for not putting the tea pot on the stand, and for one of us not using the saucer, even though the cup was on a place mat !
He then barged into the breakfast area and asked my other half specifically, if he had left a light on in the room? "if your not in the room, the light goes off"! how the hell did he know there was a light left on????????
I didn't feel welcome and I didn't feel comfortable staying there. I definately wouldn't recommend staying there to anyone, it was all too odd and strange and didn't know what the hell the owner was talking about the majority of time with his incoherent ramblings about nothing and everything. I really dont enjoy writing anything negative about anything or anybody, but I have never stayed anywhere like this before, nor would i want to stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- Strathisla B&B Inverness, Scotland