Monday, May 19

The George Hotel Inverary

We first had dinner at the George Hotel in Inverary on our first visit to Scotland in December 2004. It was exactly what I had imagined and hoped for in a Highland hotel. The stone floors, roaring fires and delicious seafood sold me on the place immediately. It wasn’t until a year later, after moving to Scotland, that we booked a room for an overnight stay.


Hotel is an absolute delight and has been run by the same family since the 19th century. It is the must go to spot for all of our out of town guests. The hotel is a classic 18th Georgian building overlooking the main street of Inverary and a stone's throw from the beautiful shores of Loch Fyne.

Of course being a pet friendly hotel and pub is a big plus in my book. The rooms are huge (especially by British standards) and the bathrooms are well appointed. The mixture of tartan carpets, antiques and oil paintings all add to the ambiance. Certainly the beds are not the best in the world, but with all of the other perks and charm I tend to overlook that one fault.

The George Hotel beer garden is a lively haunt for both local characters and visitors alike with a wide choice of real ales, 100 malt whiskies and an extensive wine list. The garden is particularly nice on a bright sunny day like to ones we have been witnessing lately.

Perhaps my favorite part of the stay is breakfast in the conservatory-style room at the rear of the hotel. In my opinion the breakfast is legendary. A full Scottish breakfast (if you are brave), Loch Fyne kippers, smoked haddock, cereal, croissants and yogurt are all included in the cost of the room. The hotel is extremely popular and books up months in advance. I highly recommended this little jewel and yes we will be back very soon.

9 comments:

Pigtown-Design said...

Ohhhh... Loch Fyne! Spent a lovely afternoon at a great seafood restaurant on its banks, eating local oysters and sipping champers!

ALL THE BEST said...

Meg was it Loch Fyne Oyster Bar? Soooo yummy!

The Peak of Chic said...

I'm ready to book a flight to Scotland today!! Looks like a very charming hotel.

ALL THE BEST said...

Jennifer,
I am happy to play tour guide!

Kwana said...

Oh, how badly do I want to go? Thanks for sharing.

Pigtown-Design said...

Yes! That's what it was. Loch Fyne oysters from the loch right in front of us.

Suzy said...

Looks gorgeous! Can't wait to get over to that part of the world again!

Ann said...

The stone walls and floors are so charming. I don't get to see that kind of interiors everyday. Gives the place an old-fashioned feel. Lovely.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Love those stone walls!

Thanks for the photos!
Melissa