Monthly Archives: September 2014

Come and Visit Inverness this Autumn

Autumn is one of the prettiest times of the year to take a visit to Inverness and the surrounding highlands. Inverness is one of the most beautiful cities in the Scotland, whilst we might be a bit biased at Kingsmills Hotel – it’s with good reason. Have you visited Inverness? Have you seen the natural beauty that surrounds us, the quiet rolling hillsides, the russet tinged glens, historic red brick distilleries, the Clava Cairns, the Castles in abundance, Loch Ness, Culloden Moor and so much more?

Autumn at Kingsmils Hotel

Beauty in Abundance

Looking at places around the world, and in Scotland, it is plain to see what a wondrous planet we live on. We should take the time to see as much of it as we can. Scotland has a rich and deep history and is abundant with castles and homes that tell its story over millennia. Coming to Inverness is like a cultural lesson. You can visit the town house—built between 1878 and 1882—the town hall, a most stunningly beautiful Victorian building and St. Andrew’s Cathedral.

You are at one with nature when you visit Inverness and at risk of sounding like a travel blog, we strongly suggest you pay a visit here. At Kingsmills, you are our guest and as a guest you are entitled to all the splendour that we have on offer. Our finest dining experience, our comfortable and beautiful rooms and our incredibly beautiful and picturesque gardens are just some of the reasons to come and stay here. As we said, we are a little biased, but for all the right reasons.

A Night at the Opera

If theatre, musicals and drama are your thing, there is plenty in Inverness to keep you entertained. How about the Eden Court theatre, which has a variety of shows to attend—check their listings for fun things to watch? It is an excellent way to round off an evening of strolling along the Ness River, around the Ness Bridge and down to Grieg Street Bridge. Come home to Kingsmills for a tasty dinner and a lovely toddy to round off the day. Call our sales team direct today on 01463 237 166 today for our best deals!

A New Year to Remember at The Kingsmills Hotel

Our guests can tell you that The Kingsmills love Christmas and Hogmanay season. We get into the groove with our guests and we just love the atmosphere it creates around the entire hotel. Therefore, each year, we try to outdo ourselves and make it even more of an occasion that previous years—if that is at all possible!

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Upon your first visit to our hotel, you might think it is quite imposing and in a way it can look just that. However, its period appearance is only the exterior, and when you step inside out of the winter cold, you will automatically feel our warm welcome.  For Christmas this year we have huge things planned including some delicious food, live music and a most excellent party atmosphere you would imagine.

What Else is Occurring?

Well, let’s see, we have a pre-Christmas festive lunch which you can join us for. All you do to find out more about that is to call the hotel reception and ask them about how to book your Christmas Celebration. You can also join us for Christmas day dinner, too.

Of course, Christmas parties are the seasonal fashion to follow, so we also expect some bookings for the office parties from local areas as well as from around the country. To book yours for the dates you want, give us a call early so we can book you in.  Oh, and if your party happens to have more than 25 guests we give you a freebie for the organizer.

Dates, Times and more Offers

If you book your office—or private—party for either the 5th or 6th December, your guests receive a complimentary ½ bottle of wine with their meal.  We also have an offer where you can book a nights’ accommodation for just £30.00—when you share with another adult—and have a double or twin room. That will save on paying for a taxi ride home, which could cost you the same amount of money around Christmas.

Hogmanay Offers

We have a splendid gala dinner at Hogmanay, as well as a festive pantomime, so come and join us for a five-course gala dinner, glass of midnight bubbly and neeps, tatties and haggis from just £79 per person, as a non-resident and bring Hogmanay in in Style!

Proudly Co-ordinated

We love to think that our co-ordination and planning skills are among the best in Scotland and to prove we want to host your conference next time you are planning one. What we can offer is one of the largest and most comprehensive event venues in Inverness and the surrounding area. We offer seven function rooms for different events and meetings, and can accommodate up to 480 delegates.

Our facilities include a completely integrated audio-visual system that allows you to speak to the entire delegation without having to strain your voice. We also have modern and technological design and graphics capabilities for you to host your meeting or conference with the use of PowerPoint or other computer programs. We also have the bonus of natural daylight throughout the entire facility, making sure that your delegates don’t nod off while you are speaking.

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Other accommodation and facilities

For those wishing or needing to stay with us overnight or more, we have 134 rooms of a luxury standard so that you will get a perfect nights’ rest. We also offer our guests free parking, both for the conference and overnight stays.  We are extremely flexible with dates, but as always, we advise you to book early so that you don’t miss out on the days you need. Our events team are waiting to help you, so give them a call to talk about what your meeting requires and get the ball rolling in the most beautiful city in Northern Scotland.

At The Kingsmills You Always Taste our Best

Scotland is known for many culinary delights, and it’s no wonder. More than ever, delicious, local and fresh produce are buzz words for customers. It’s as though Scotland suddenly became the food capital of the United Kingdom overnight, and now everybody wants a taste of the good stuff. Because of our excellent choice and the vast range of top quality fresh produce—both home grown and locally grown—we are ideally placed to demonstrate just how delicious fresh food can be. Scottish food is on the rise and people are starting to sit up and take notice.

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At The Kingsmills Hotel, we have always been ultra-conscious to make sure that every guest has the finest dining experience when they come and stay with us or eat in our restaurant. We take every care to make sure we succeed to the last detail, and we don’t have ‘good days’ and ‘bad days.’ Every eating day at the Kingsmills Hotel is a great day, and you will always taste us at our best.

Taste Our Best Scotland

The ethos of ‘Taste out Best’ is a sort of awarded accreditation that ensures that the food you eat at the various locations around Scotland is guaranteed to be the highest quality possible.  The establishments who are accredited have proven that they source from sustainable areas and businesses, and they can prove that 40% or more of their menu is Scottish produced or Scottish grown.

How Kingsmills ensure you Taste our Best

We like to make sure you are eating our best food, cooked by our best chefs and therefore we can be found in the accredited list of places to stay and eat. The prestige of being included as one of the ‘Taste Our Best’ from Visit Scotland outlets is a huge thing for us because we always strive to achieve such standards in our everyday operations. Luckily for us, the ‘Taste our Best’ accreditation gives us a chance to showcase our best flavours, best styles and best delivery of the food from the kitchen direct to your place. So, hurry and book your stay with us so that you can be one of the first to brag to your friends.