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“Delicious food, warm welcome, friendly staff”
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Achilty Hotel
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Achilty Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Contin
Reviewed 23 June 2009

There were a lot of us staying in the hotel and the staff could not have been more welcoming and friendly. We had delicious food throughout the weekend. The breakfasts are so good that you are set up for the day - and the glorious walks that are right on the doorstep. For children of all ages, the beach at Rosemarkie is not far away and a joy, with even a stream to dam! Meanwhile, back home, the disabled room is a real boon for the elderly.
Thank you to Christopher and Ethel for looking after us so well

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 June 2009

Have an unremarkable experience at the restaurant a few months back, though the hotel was neither clean nor quiet. Went back today to go for a cycle and then for dinner, but were chased out of the car park by a man in chef trousers who shouted at us. I'm sorry, but there are numerous wonderful restaurants and hotels in this area, and this sort of behaviour will keep me from ever dining or staying here again. Drive on to Ullapool or go back to Strathpeffer or Inverness, where hoteliers and restauranteurs are inviting to customers.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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CJWS, 0wner at Achilty Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2009

I ask this person why he was parking in The Hotel car park , which is for patrons only . He made the excuse he would be eating later. To my certain knowledge this person has NEVER eaten in the Hotel and therefore would not know the standard of food. Also if he had eaten here he would have known that the person in the chef's trousers owns the hotel

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Reviewed 24 May 2009

Made to feel at home on arrival. Excellent cheerful service. Rooms very comfortable and well furnished. Excellent food well presented, even to the extent of offering to provide food not actually on the menu. Very helpful, provided us with a wonderful holiday taking a genuine interest that we enjoyed ourselves without being intrusive.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2009

I have visited this part of the world for many years now and it hard to beat the warm welcome and value for money at this small hotel run by Christopher and Ethel Slater. Its well located on the main road to Ullapool. It is possible to walk out of the hotel along a quiet single track road to the shores Loch Achilty and beyond to explore the local highlands. Good menu with freshly prepared food accompanied by a very friendly service.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 April 2009

We have just come back from a wonderful weekend at Achilty. Ethel and Chris could not have been more welcoming. The young children were provided with high tea at 5.30 so that the adults were able to relax over their meal later on and the food was absolutely delicious. We were well looked after by the staff especially Joanna who worked hard all weekend as chambermaid/waitress. There is plenty to do in the area and we went for some lovely walks in the forest behind the hotel. If you have children, the Black Isle is a short drive away for dolphin trips or a day at the beach: we recommend Rosmarkie which is a lovely beach with a playground and choice of pub/cafe for lunch. We cannot recommend this hotel more highly; it is very good value and would be worth visiting just for the meals.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 April 2009

We were a large family party of over twenty ranging from under one to 82 years old we were looked after with kindness, consideration and humour and we could not have felt more at home.

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Reviewed 13 April 2009

I can only assume by reading other reviews that the positive reviews were written by the owners. I cannot stress enough - DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL!

Our room was musty, smelled of damp, charmlessly decorated with old mismatching furniture and had the appeal and appearance of a cheap run-down old-peoples home. The outside overnight temperature was 2 degrees and to our amazement (as confirmed by the unpleasant chef / owner the following day) the heating is TURNED OFF at 11pm. The hot water was turned off / ran out before 8.30am so we were not able to take a shower and had to use water from the kettle to wash from the sink.
As we only stayed a single night and arrived late we didn't have the evening meal, but we did, unfortunately, have the breakfast which was burnt and in portions that would leave a young child hungry.

The whole experience was laughably bad - laughable because it cost a staggering £95 pounds for a single night, more than triple it's worth even if the heating and hot water had worked.

I did mention the hot water and heating to the owner in the morning but was given absolutely no apology at all and instead he became quite aggressive and demanded I pay and leave.

I live and work in Scotland and know Inverness very well and know it has it's tourist traps in the summer season... Please don't fall into this one - stay somewhere else!

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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CJWS, Owner at Achilty Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2009

This person could have had all his problems solved by merely telling us at the time .
I do not either serve small or burnt Breakfasts

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Additional Information about Achilty Hotel

Address: Contin by Strathpeffer, Contin IV14 9EG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Ross and Cromarty > Contin
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Contin
Price Range: £53 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Achilty Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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