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Give the gift of Kingsmills for Christmas

It is coming to the time where gift lists will be on your mind. Isn’t there always that one person or one couple that you just get stuck for ideas on? Well, we at the Kingsmills have the perfect solution for you; gift vouchers. Our gift vouchers give the promise of a wondrous night or day treatment at the spa or other magnificent offers that will have your recipients cooing for months afterward.

Tea, for Two and Two For tea

As the winner of the Best Hotel in the HITA awards of 2012 and again coming up trumps at the SCDI awards this year, we share our pride with you and offer food and drink vouchers, whereby you can enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Kingsmills for two. Taste the delightful flavours of our fresh make sandwiches, warm tea and fresh cream cakes as you relax in our beautiful surroundings.

Upgrade to our Conservatory lunch for two and enjoy a three-course dinner from Monday to Saturday. Our Sunday lunch for two consists of a meal in our conservatory where you will taste perfectly cooked and wonderfully served food.  You can also buy gift vouchers for a swim lunch for 2, with either a two course or 3-course lunch.

Monetary Vouchers

If you want to give someone a monetary gift voucher that they can put toward a romantic stay, we offer those too. These also serve ideally as wedding gifts, birthday and Christmas gifts. If you fancy giving someone the gift of an overnight stay with breakfast, we offer vouchers for those and an upgrade from that includes dinner for a small extra addition to the price.

Other Options

We also offer other voucher options including spa treatments, massages, sportsman’s tonic, one person treatment, two person’s treatment and other options. We have tailored options too, so call us to find out what you can do to give the gift of plenty to someone you love this year.

Fancy a spot of afternoon tea?

Afternoon tea is historically something that was observed by the British upper and middle class as a light meal taken between 4pm and 6pm. Back in the 1840’s it was Anna Maria Russell, the then Duchess of Bedford, who was credited largely with the creation of the observance. Apparently she was said to have been visiting Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire when she felt that sinking feeling, while alone in her chambers. A servant brought her a cup of tea and some finger sandwiches and a few little tea cakes. The trend caught on so well that ‘Afternoon High Tea’ fast became a custom of the upper and middle classes.

In true traditional style, we at the Kingsmills Hotel like to offer our residents and guests a full selection of afternoon tea options. The original part of our hotel dates as far back as the 18th century, and therefore there is every chance that you will be sitting on the same spot that someone else took high tea at back in Victorian times.

Elegance and Perfection

Our elegant conservatory garden room is the delightful setting where you will enjoy freshly made finger sandwiches with a choice of cucumber, salmon, or egg and cress to go with your delicious pot of hot tea. We serve it with a tray of scones and jam and a selection of tea cakes, again freshly made for your delectation.

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With our afternoon teas, the service, presentation and atmosphere is all part of the experience.  You will enjoy your hot cup of tea from a sterling silver ornate teapot and drink it from beautifully delicate bone china tea cups.

Indulge and Enjoy

We have an amazing, affordable offer for you to come and enjoy high tea with us. Sit in the comfort of our garden room and gaze over the landscaped grounds while you enjoy your afternoon tea for just £9.00 per person. It’s a deal you should not miss, so give us a call and book yours now.

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.

Inverness is a great place to be this Autumn!

 

On 23rd September this year autumn is officially welcomed. Until then at The Kingsmills Hotel, we continue to enjoy summer in is full regalia. Inverness and the surrounding countryside is one of the most beautiful areas in Scotland, and there are many reasons to visit all year round. However, autumn is particularly beautiful because of all the autumnal colours you will see in the surrounding glens and wooded hills, showing its true Scottish beauty.

At the Kingsmills Hotel, we find any reason to celebrate the year and autumn is no different. We look forward to welcoming you for your autumn trip and we have come up with a few things to see and do while you are here—and more the point, plenty reasons to visit. Our list is all connected to things you can do or see during autumn, and they are by no means the only five things, just our general pick.

Northern Meeting Piping Contest

Held in Bishop’s Road the contest consists of solo pipers vying for the top spot and includes a junior and senior competition. Held over three days the event starts at 8.30am and finishes at 5pm. If you are here for that, pop along and enjoy some expert piping.

Highland Archaeological Festival

The Highlands are full of archaeological heritage and historical interest. There is a great archaeological festival running this year, between 26th September and 13th October.

Scottish Hydro Camanachd Cup Final

If you never watched a game of Shinty before now is your chance. The face-paced game is of Gaelic origins and this year the extra reason to celebrate is that this final is part of a huge year in Scottish Sport.

The Beast Race

The Loch Ness Monster is probably one of the most popular legends in the world and has long been the subject of the question on many a visitor to the regions lips. Upon the banks of the Loch Ness, you can watch those who love to punish themselves with a 10k run through the heather and undergrowth. Stand with your binoculars and see if you can spot Nessie while you watch the race.

Kingsmills Hotel Leisure Centre

For all these events there is nowhere better for you to stay where you can come home and relax than in the luxury of The Kingsmills Hotel. With our unbeatable rates this autumn we know you will have an unforgettable visit. Don’t forget about our leisure centre which will be the perfect place to relax after a busy day sightseeing. Contact our Sales team now on 01463 239 226 to book your place!

Have a Swimming Lunch up Here with Us

At The Kingsmills Hotel we experience the beauty of Inverness daily. With all the excitement in Scotland this year tourists from all over are getting to experience the glorious Scottish weather and hospitality of the locals. If you have the chance to explore further afield this visit, you must come to the highlands. Inverness is one of the most beautiful towns in Scotland and not only will you get to experience the outstanding beauty of the Highlands, but you can enjoy a rather unique day with us.

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We love to boast about our top class facilities here and we like to let you know when we do come up with some of our most exciting ideas. This summer we have incredible offers available for those who love swimming. Do you have kids and you want them to swim? Well, we have come up with a neat idea to give you the chance to swim and have lunch with us. Here’s how it works; you turn up, and you pay £17.00 for adults and £9.50 each for the kids and in return you will have use of the leisure club and our swimming pool. You will also get to have a two-course lunch at our incredible Conservatory Brasserie.  We can add on an additional course for those who want a day of real indulgence.

Swimming is Fun for the Kids

It is also great for the adults too! Come to The Kingsmills leisure club this summer and you can work off your lunch and not feel so guilty about those few extra calories you might have just consumed. Give us a call to book your Swim/Lunch with us, on 01463 257124. Swimming is one of those sports that is relaxing and yet powerfully useful at the same time. The feeling of being weightless on the water and swimming just for fun or relaxation is a great feeling, and our pool is perfect for an afternoon’s swim.  You can also enjoy the facilities in our extremely well equipped gym and leisure club, so get your costume ready and don’t forget your swimming towel. We promise a great day out for all the family at Kingsmills Hotel this summer.

 

Festive Fun at The Kingsmills Hotel

In Scotland we love the festive Christmas season, and we go all out to make a sparkle and shine for anyone who comes here to spend that magical time of year with us. At the Kingsmills we are no different and we get our excited heads on very early to make sure we have planned everything down to the absolute finest detail. Our stunning hotel is noted as being host to some of the best seasonal events, as well as early bird offers and deals throughout the entire Christmas break.

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Family Fun and Enjoyment

Christmas festivities in Inverness are also designed for kids to love and enjoy. You won’t want to miss out of their faces when you see the huge and colourful firework displays that we put on, or miss out on Christmas lunch at the Kingsmills Hotel with our exquisite dinging experience. The festivities start very early in our Christmas Countdown, usually beginning in November.

Come for Christmas to enjoy the festivities at the Kingsmills Hotel and you might not want to leave! There is something magical about the atmosphere in Inverness and the Scottish Highlands. We look forward to our winter schedule every single year because we know that our guests will have the time of their lives at our festive party nights, which include dinner. Take a look through our new festive brochure and see what catches your eye, but make sure you get your skates on and book your places soon, as our events and rooms always book up fast this time of year.

See in the New Year in Style

Over Christmas and New Year we are hosting Celtic bands, folk rock bands, a Hogmanay Gala dinner, a festive pantomime, Ceilidh Dancing and a host of other fun-filled experiences.  And it doesn’t matter if you are a resident guest or not because we have special Gala dinners for non-residents too. You can enjoy a five course dinner, with a traditional Ceilidh band, and a glass of Champers to kick off the New Year in style. Plus, you get to try the famous Haggis dish, which if you never tried before, is an experience to remember, and it is served with our spectacular ‘neeps and tatties’. Mind, you, if you do fancy staying over and not forking out for the taxi home or driving your own car, then don’t forget you can stay for just an extra £30.00 if you are attending our gala!