After the long and winding road to the Scottish Highlands we arrived at Strathpeffer on a Shearings holiday.
The quiet Victorian spa town is a treat to behold and the Highland Hotel stands overlooking the square. Our room was typical of a Bay Hotel, much needed refurbishment necessary. The decor was drab and very outdated, large damp patches in the bathroom, windows very hard to open. Having said that, the room was cleaned daily and towels and tea and coffee making items replenished.
The dining room is large once again in need of a coat of paint. Meals were average with good breakfasts. Evening meal 3 courses, chefs special each evening with Haggis, liver and onions, beef lasagne, and pasta Carbonara as example. The puddings were a treat with proper custard.
The staff are very pleasant and helpful.
Entertainment each evening which appealed to the more mature members of our party was average. There is a TV lounge and a quiet room to sit and have a drink and a chat away from the entertainment.
Outside a veranda with seating also nice to sit with after dinner coffee. Beware the midges.
There are lots of planned walks around Strathpeffer. It is possible to walk to Dingwall, we did it. A mention about the cafe/restaurant situated in the old station, great food all freshly prepared and served by extremely friendly staff.
This hotel is a gem, needs some TLC.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Peacefully set in its own grounds with lovely views over the colourful village square, this chateau style hotel’s traditional features have been carefully retained to strike just the right Highland note. A warm welcoming feeling comes as much from the friendly staff as from the fine wood panelled public rooms which have been carefully preserved. Strathpeffer itself is just steps away from the hotel and is renowned as an attractive Highland spa resort with fabulous Victorian architecture. Be sure to enjoy the scenic views of the village below from the open veranda. The massive peak of Ben Wyvis is the backdrop to this charming village. It’s a perfect base from which to explore Scotland’s dramatic Northern Highlands – mountainous countryside, sparkling streams, waterfalls and golden shores. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Highland Hotel Strathpeffer
- Bay Highland Hotel Strathpeffer, Scotland