We stayed at this hotel for one night in May for a weekend trip to the highlands. From pictures we saw online of the hotel and our initial impressions of its outside quaintness when we first arrived, we had high expectations of our stay. However, as time went on, this optimism did not last long. Once entering the hotel, we could see many areas where minor repairs are needed and in some cases, short term solutions, such as carpet squares on the ceiling to cover up water leaks in the bar area were clear to see. Our room was basic, but clean. However, the TV reception was terrible and when it came to the evening, we were unable to close the curtains. Additionally, that night we could hear everything that was going on downstairs on a busy Saturday evening in a pub; shouting and very loud music reverberated around the room. We were aware that the room did not have an en-suit toilet, however we would have expected it to be cleaner, have hand soap to wash our hands with and a toilet paper dispenser of some kind. Also, the shower (a tube connected to the bath tap) temperature was very difficult to control, so much so that I badly burnt the top of my scalp. We were also fortunate enough to have eaten at the Conon Bridge Hotel. This entailed a three course meal of warm microwaved dishes in an empty restaurant area with the owners, who were not the most friendly to their new guests. Just a word of warning to other travellers - If you are staying this area, make sure you get to a restaurant by 7:30pm at the latest as every restaurant we tried to go to in surrounding area (15 miles), closed its kitchen at 8pm or earlier. On a positive note, our breakfast was adequate (only slightly greasy) and was served in a nicer room to that of dinner. Overall, we were very disappointed with our stay at this hotel. The building is located in a lovely location and has great architecture. It has such potential to be a top rate hotel, but invariably falls far short of that description. For what we paid, I would expect far more and a much cleaner & better kept establishment. It is safe to say I will not be returning to this hotel in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Traditional highland village hotel providing comfortable accommodation coupled with very attentive service. Hotel has two bars and a restaurant and serves excellent quality meals using the best of locally sourced products ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Conon Bridge Hotel Dingwall, Scotland