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Let Us Keep You Warm This Winter

The Scottish Highlands are a wild and romantic place to visit in the winter. The majestic glens and hills are spectacular at any time of year, but there is something about the contrasts of the winter landscape that really bring it to life. Here in the heart of the highlands, at Kingsmills Hotel we frequently enjoy a covering of snow throughout parts of the winter, shrouding the mountains with a blanket of white. The silence of a snowy mountain landscape is almost tangible, and a clear blue winter sky enables each rock and feature to stand out with vivid clarity.

Come and experience the magic of the Highlands in winter with our exclusive Winter Warmer Offer

We can think of a few good reasons for you to visit the beautiful Scottish Highlands for a winter getaway this year. Amble hand-in-hand along paths through the frozen hills, take advantage of some Christmas deals in Inverness’ bustling shopping area or simply come in from the cold to a warm welcome.

When the winter is doing its very worst outside, we’ll greet you with a warm smile. Take off that snowy overcoat, scarf and gloves, and get the circulation going again in our Whisky Bar. Sink into a comfy armchair and let the warming taste of a dram of single malt whisky melt away the winter blues.

Romantic Winter Retreats at the Kingsmills

When you book a winter short break or romantic getaway at the Kingsmills, you can take advantage of the following exclusive deals.

With prices starting from only £85 per person, you can enjoy:

  • Two nights’ accommodation in one of our luxurious Classic Rooms.
  • Full Scottish breakfast each morning of your stay
  • A three-course meal at our intimate Inglis Restaurant on the first night of your break.
  • Full use of our hotel leisure facilities, including our gym and heated swimming pool.

Book online through our website to take advantage of our winter warmer offer, or give our friendly team a call to check room availability. Hotel HP topIf that’s not all, we have the perfect gift for your loved ones this Christmas. Make sure you do not miss out with our Gift Vouchers available to use in our Spa, our incredible dining facilities or even treat that special someone to an overnight stay! Click here to buy a gift voucher now. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Victory for Kingsmills Chef in Young Highland Chef of the Year Awards

In this blog we would like to say how proud we are of our very own chef Arkadiusz Swider, who has recently been awarded third place in the Young Highland Chef of the Year Awards 2014. The Young Highland Chef awards are an initiative of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and their partners the Albert Roux Consultancy. Since 2009, the awards have given talented young Scottish chefs the opportunity to play their skills against contestants before a panel of professional judges, led by Double Michelin star chef Albert Roux.

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Twenty-six-year-old Arkadiusz faced some very stiff competition from other young chefs in qualifying for the contest, and so we were delighted when we heard he had been selected as one of the six finalists. For the final contest on 28th October, Arkadiusz had to travel to the Burghfield House Hotel in Dornoch to participate in a cook-off in front of a live panel of judges with his five fellow-finalists. Apart from Albert Roux himself, the panel included heavyweight chefs such as Andrew Fairlie from the Gleneagles Hotel, Brian Maule of the Chardon d’Or in Glasgow and Glen Watson of The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield. As third placed winner, Arkadiusz received a prize of £100 and some well-deserved recognition from leaders in the hospitality industry that we know will stand him in good stead for his future career.

Arkadiusz came back exhausted, but justly proud of his sterling performance in the prestigious awards. It just goes to prove what we at the Kingsmills knew all along – that Arkadiusz is a creative, passionate and exceptionally talented young chef. He is a pleasure to work with, and we consider ourselves very lucky to have him as part of the team. Well done!

To taste Arkadiusz’ handiwork for yourself, book yourself in for dinner at our Inglis or Conservatory A La Carte restaurant, and we very much look forward to seeing you soon at the Kingsmills Hotel.

You Won’t need your Woolies with our Winter Warmers this year

We have an incredible offer this winter which is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. From just £85.00 per person, the Kingsmills Hotel is offering you two nights’ accommodation in a Classic room and a full Scottish breakfast to wake up to. You also get to enjoy a three-course dinner in our Inglis Restaurant on your first night and access to all our excellent leisure facilities. When the cold winter wind blows outside, come to us for a warm welcome and a relaxing break to drive the seasonal chills away. Book online to take advantage of our offer and treat someone special to a weekend to remember this winter.

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A Warm Welcome All Winter

Our Winter Warmer runs through to March 2015, so you don’t have to rush to book. Got a birthday coming up that you want to celebrate in style? Got a surprise you want to give someone special for Christmas? Well, book them a room with his offer and they will think you were an angel that fell out of the sky just for them. It really is a treat that is not to be missed.

The Perfect Break

This is the ideal chance for you to get away from a couple of days and just enjoy the quiet and peaceful wonders of the Scottish Highlands. Relax in our spa, swim in our pool, enjoy a massage by a trained professional, enjoy a quiet romantic dinner for two and sleep as soundly as you have since you were a baby. Book now to avoid disappointment!

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?

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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!

Inverness: The Place to be this Summer!

Summer holidays are fast approaching and even the weather seems to be in agreement about that!  There are so many good reasons to visit the Highlands of Scotland – majestic scenery, inspiring history, grand castles and, of course, our world renowned whisky distilleries.  Here at Kingsmills Hotel, we’ve put our heads together and come up with a few more great suggestions of things to keep you and the family entertained this summer…

 

Belladrum Festival, Beauly: August 2nd and 3rd

 

An eagerly anticipated landmark event in the Scottish festival calendar, this family friendly event includes over 90 acts across 5 stages featuring local and internationally renowned artists. Why not combine some high-octane action with a relaxing stay at Kingsmills Hotel? We have a fantastic range of luxury hotel rooms to suit everyone, check out our availability here.

 

Scottish Open, Castle Stuart: July 11th – 14th

 

The 2013 Scottish Open returns to Castle Stuart where, once again, the spectators will enjoy great viewing perspectives made possible by the unique topography of this much heralded links course over looking the Moray Firth in Inverness, Scotland. Golf in Scotland is among the best in the world, and if golf is your thing, Kingsmills Hotel offers a fantastic selection of good value golf breaks.

 

Moscow State Circus, Bught Park: July 6th – 13th

 

The Moscow State Circus returns to the UK with its latest and greatest production to date – Gorky Park. If you’re looking for ideas for inspiring breaks with children, this guarantees fantastic fun for all the family!

 

Inverness Highland Games, Northern Meeting Park: July 20th

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Treat your family to an action-packed day of Highland delights at the Inverness Highland Games 

 

The Annual Inverness Highland Games features a mix of track and field events, displays and family entertainment.  Founded in 1822, the games are one of the most spectacular traditional gatherings staged in Scotland and are a highlight of any trip to the Highlands. After a busy day at the games, we’d love to welcome you to enjoy a slap up meal in one of our wonderful onsite restaurants. Our childrens menu options are far more extensive than most hotel restaurants in Scotland, helping you enjoy a stress-free family break.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For discount hotel rates whilst exploring the Highlands, visit our website. With so much to see and do in Inverness this summer, our friendly team would love to welcome you at Kingsmills Hotel.

 

 

Last Minute Getaways at Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness.

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Guests at the hotel have full use of the leisure club which includes a gym, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and swimming pool. You really are spoiled for choice.

When was the last time you did something spontaneous? Sometimes life can’t always be planned down to a tee, occasionally we need to do something a little out of the ordinary in order to keep things exciting and fresh! We can’t think of a better way to escape from normality than to take a trip up to the Highlands of Scotland, to explore the banks of the famous Loch Ness and all it has to offer, topped off with a relaxing stay at the luxurious 4 star Kingsmill Hotel in Inverness.

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Do something a bit different, and visit the amazing Loch Ness for a last minute holiday.

Why don’t you treat yourself or your loved ones to a trip to Inverness in the Highlands for a spur of the moment get-away, with so much to do in the local area, you are guaranteed a trip to remember! Inverness has as abundance of activities to offer visitors, some of its most famous attractions include:

So whether you are interested in walking, cycling, golf, history or you just want to enjoy some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery, Inverness has something to offer everyone.

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Why not play a round of golf at one of Scotland’s top courses during your stay?

Once you have taken in everything there is to see and do around Inverness, Kingmills Hotel with its luxury spa and choice of amazing restaurants is the perfect place to relax and unwind.  We are currently offering attractive rates for last-minute getaways as we know the importance of making spur-of-the-moment breaks enjoyable and easy to organise.

What’s included in our last-minute getaway :

  • 4 Star Accommodation
  • Scottish Buffet Breakfast
  • FREE WIFI in bar and lounge area
  • FREE onsite car parking
  • Full use of the leisure facilties
  • VAT

Click here to check availability and book online

To view this offer on our website please click here. Or alternatively you can call direct on 01463 257100 or email reservations@kingsmillshotel.com

 

 

 

Luxuriate in a Pampering Spa Experience at Kingsclub

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Our indulgent hot stone massage therapy is just one of the many luxurious treatments you can enjoy at Kingsclub Spa, Inverness.

Kingsclub Spa offers the perfect sanctuary away from the toils of day to day life. Our ethos is based around well-being, health and relaxation. Open 7 days a week, we offer an extensive range of beauty therapies including facials, waxing, manicures and pedicures as well as a wide selection of indulgent Pamper Packages.

 

Our Duo package is the perfect romantic treat for you and your partner, offering a [Comfort Zone] face and body ritual and luxury hand and food treatments in our spacious Duo Suite, followed by refreshments, a sumptuous champagne lunch and the use of Kingsmills Hotel Leisure Club. At just £195 per couple, this is the perfect way to share your spa experience with a loved one. Or why not treat your mum or a close friend to some girly pampering together? We will even throw in a professional blow dry for just £15 per person, ensuring that you really do leave feeling a million dollars.

 

Kingsclub Spa also offers a selection of soothing and revitalising massage and reflexology treatments, from deep tissue and sports treatments, to specialist massages such as Indian head massages (bliss!) and our popular hot stone full body massage. Our range of Man Space treatments ensure the men in your life feel well and truly spoilt.

 

If, after all that relaxation, you feel like a refreshing work out, The Kingsmills Hotel Leisure Club is the ideal partner to Kingsclub Spa. Kitted out with a full range of state of the art exercise equipment, friendly and experienced fitness instructors, as well as a sauna and steam room, this is the perfect place to work out an appetite before enjoying a slap up meal in our airy a la carte Conservatory Restaurant. And why not top off a perfect day with a night of luxury in one of our Kingsclub rooms. Contemporary and spacious, yet delightfully cosy and comfortable, we guarantee that you will sleep like a log.

 

With so many treatments and Pamper Packages available, there is surely something at Kingsclub Spa to help you get that summer sparkle! You can call 01463 257 130 to enquire about and book treatments and pamper sessions, and gift vouchers are available to purchase online. Alternatively, you can submit a spa enquiry through our website, and we will call you to make all the arrangements (even booking is relaxing). You’ll find a full list of available treatments and products in our online brochure.

 

Let us help you prepare for summer – go on, you deserve it!

A Royal Guest: Kingsmills Hotel Welcomes Princess Megan

The staff at Kingsmills Hotel are delighted to play host to the beautiful and inspirational Megan Gillon on a regular basis. We always love having Megan to stay at our hotel in Inverness, and were touched by the beautiful message we received from her mother, Kirsty Gillon, after her most recent stay with us:

 

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Kingsmills Hotel is delighted to count the beautiful Megan Gillon amongst one of our regular guests. Megan: you are a wee soldier!

Hi, my daughter and I stay with you regularly (as she visits Raigmore Hospital a lot!). When we stayed last time (10th April for 2 nights) you kindly gave us a complimentary upgrade to the Kingsclub and a beautiful room with a balcony overlooking the golf course. We just want to say a massive thank you to all the staff because they treated Megan like a princess! She’s in a wheelchair and has a few confidence issues but you made her usual hospital visit into a real treat! She has not smiled that much in a while and I can’t thank the Kingsclub and Leisure centre staff enough for making her feel like royalty. The dining room staff were just as wonderful in dealing with her food allergies! You really made a difference to my wee angel! We’re coming back to stay at the Kingsmills on Sunday 12th for a night as we have Raigmore again on Monday and she’s really looking forward to it. Thank you again!!

 

We are thrilled that Megan enjoyed her complimentary upgrade to Kingsclub, and appreciated the lovely balcony views over our neighbouring Scottish golf course. Our restaurant staff have a real family dining ethos, catering to all palates and dietary requirements with a fine selection of Scottish cuisine, and I am so pleased that Megan enjoyed eating in our hotel restaurant too.

 

It was a pleasure welcoming you back again last night Princess Megan, and we hope to see you again soon for some more royal treatment!