Columba Hotel, and will give this hotel a 2.6 hinge rating (scale of 1-5). We are in room 308 on the third floor of this > 200-year-old hotel. No AC and the windows open out to the front so road noise became an issue at night, especially when the street sweeper came a cleaning at 4 AM. The room is dated but maintained in a simpler format with amenities and fixtures, then what we have seen at on previous nights. This must have been one grand hotel a couple of centuries ago as the creaky floor grand staircase taking us up to the third floor (yes there is one small elevator).
The river Ness is right outside the front door and the town was very interesting to walk around. Dinner tonight was in the hotel and very good (one of the reasons Tom could up the hinge rating a little).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Columba Hotel, Inverness UK. Columba Hotel Inverness by Compass Hospitality is a 4-star hotel built in 1881. The hotel boasts a perfect position in the very heart of Inverness, yet located in a peaceful area offering marvelous views of Inverness Castle and the River Ness. There are 82 en suite bedrooms including a deluxe suite, many with river and castle views, restaurant and bar. The decor of Columba Hotel combines contemporary style and amenities with traditional comfort each room features excellent facilities as well as free high-speed wireless is available throughout the building. During the winter, the trees lining along Ness Walk are beautifully decked with fairy lights. The city has a host of historic buildings, notably in the Old Town, as well as fascinating shops from the Victorian Market to the new award-winning Eastgate centre which is a just a short walk away. You can also take a stroll to Inverness Castle or St Andrew's Cathedral, set alongside the River Ness, one of Britain's most beautiful riverside settings. There is a circular walk from the castle along the river and through the Ness Islands and you can watch anglers trying to catch Atlantic salmon - or try it yourself with a daily ticket. There are forest walks and views of the Moray Firth from Craig Phadrig, the hill that towers over the city. ... more less
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- Columba Hotel Inverness By Compass Hospitality Scotland