We stayed a weekend at Manka's for our 3 year anniversary, and splurged on dinner as well.
The dinner was adventurous, European, and kindly.. if not expertly... served. The lighting & decor are secretive and dark.. great backdrop for a long romantic dinner.
Our room in the main lodge was tiny but cozy; nice amenities, and big soft bed.
Our problem was entirely with the service, and attitude following. The continental breakfast we ordered the night we checked in was completely forgotten about the next morning ('hmm, seems the order was never placed', we were told). Then, we discovered that our room hadn't been cleaned while we were out on Saturday! This was apologized for, but no discount, bottle of wine, offer of breakfast, etc was offered. When we pressed about this, and the sharp disjunction between service and rates (our room was nearly $400/night) upon check out, the manager informed us that she'd have to check with the owner before she could grant any discount. She never called as promised, nor returned an e-mailed inquiry.
That's just plain rude, and NOT the way to run an Inn on repeat business.
Enjoy the dinner, but stay elsewhere in the wonderful area. There are many fine Inns and Lodges to choose from.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arts and Craft era Lodge tucked in above Inverness Rooms and Cabins in the hills and on the water ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Manka`s Inverness Hotel Inverness
- Mankas Inverness Lodge
- Manka's Inverness Lodge California