Well, - I am writing a review so that people can have a bit of an insight into what they might get in the accommodation that we have stayed in, and it`s not much use if I don`t give an honest appraisal, so without being picky for pickie`s sake, here goes :-
We saw the Invernairne in the Scottish Touist Boards accommodation guide, and after telephoning the one listed next to it which turned out to be full, at 7.30p.m. on Saturday night, we rang this one. The only room left was a four poster with a sea view, at £90.00 which we were told we could have at £80.00. The room sounded good and so did the lady and then gentleman who we dealt with on the phone.
I still wanted to go round to the other hotel to see if we could chivvy a room out of them but time was getting on, and we found the hotel quite easily.
It didn`t look quite as magnificent as it had suggested, but the gardens were well kept and the view from the back IS beautiful. We checked in and went to our room, and frankly, this just has to be said, it was quite disappointing. The four poster certainly did have four posts, but it wasn`t a bit like I had imagined, nor experienced before, and the wardrobe door that just would not stay shut and which bashed you on the elbow every time you came out of the bathroom, was certainly a bit irritating - in other words, and to tell the truth, the room that we stayed in was certainly tired and in need of decorating.
On reading the brochure it said "newly decorated in 2007" but this could not have been ours, and I`ll say no more.
The lady did say if there was anything that we would like to highlight that needed to be done, it would already be on her list, so I didn`t comment as this one MUST have been on her list !
The breakfast was served in chafing dishes and then you ordered whichever sort of egg that you wanted to go with it, which was a different way of going on, but never mind, they are trying to be really accommodating, and nobody can criticise people who try.
There is indeed a bar, but it closes at 8.15p.m. so don`t imagine drinking sessions with the guys...........it is quiet.
For one night I/we could put up with it, but we certainly wouldn`t have wanted to pay as much as we did for a week and had we been staying any longer, then we certainly would have asked for a different room or at least to see what the alternatives were.
Nairn itself was a mini Blackpool at the turn of the century, and no doubt there are features which still appeal to individuals for some reason, but, apart from the golf course and the sea, I could not see anything that would make me want to return.
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