Just got back from an 8 day Highland Tour with Shearings and stayed at this hotel. This is a nice Victorian building in a lovely quiet pretty villiage and we were welcomed by staff on arrival. When I booked this holiday I requested a room on a high floor but was allocated a room on the first floor so I do not know if my request was considered at all. I was aware that some of the rooms were a bit dated but I thought as long as it was clean and comfortable it would be adequate. However, on entering the room we first checked the bathroom as we like a decent shower. The bathroom was much more dated than I expected and the shower was just a hose attached to the taps which is really not acceptable for hotels these days and I would only give this room a 2 star rating. The bed was very soft and not comfortable either so we went back to reception and asked if there were any rooms available with a proper shower over the bath but the only room available was 312 on the 3rd floor which was an upgrade for an extra £10 per night. We checked the room out and could not believe the difference. This was a lovely room of good standard with a modern bathroom, lovely furniture, a comfortable bed and a beautiful view. Apart from the shower pressure being very low we could not fault this room at all and for an extra £50 it was well worth it.
The room was cleaned every day to a good standard and I left a note for the maid asking for extra pillows which were in the room when we returned.
This is a busy hotel and the staff are polite and work very hard especially in the restaurant and always seemed rushed of their feet.
The food is average some nights better than others and at times the vegetable were overcooked and the mashed potato was lumpy. The celery served with the cheese and biscuits was limp and not fresh at all
There is entertainment on most evenings and bingo which most guests seem to enjoy but if this is not your thing then Strathpeffer is a very pleasant village to take an evening stroll.
Overall we enjoyed our stay at this hotel as it is in a beautiful location, staff were polite and the room upgrade made all the difference. However, hotel Staff can only work with what they have and if Shearings want their customers to stay here again then they need to bring these old rooms up to modern day standards before allocating them to guests which can quite easily be done without destroying the character of the building.
- 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