Saint Columba is said to have visited Inverness in 565AD hoping to convert the Pictish king Brude.
These days, the Columba Hotel in Inverness aims to win hearts and minds with comfortable rooms, fine breakfasts and a friendly welcome.
Find yourself charmed with today’s Big Deal on a two night break at the four star Columba Hotel.
Explore the Cairngorms
Built in 1881, The Columba is a hotel with character in the heart of the Highland city of Inverness.
It has the perfect location for discovering this fast-growing city or for pulling on your walking boots and exploring the nearby Cairngorms National Park.
Two night break
The offer comes in two forms. Both are available seven days a week. Option one is for a two night mini-break for two people in a twin or double room at The Columba Hotel. A full Scottish breakfast each morning is part of the deal.
Option 2 is the same as option 1 with the inclusion of a delicious three course dinner for guests on the first night of their stay.
There is the option to upgrade to an Executive Double room for £30 per night. Executive doubles have a king size bed and overlook the River Ness and Inverness Castle.
Eat, drink and be comfy
The Columba Hotel is a cosy spot with 76 en suite bedrooms, many with enviable views of the River Ness and Inverness Castle. All the rooms have a hairdryer, hospitality tray and WiFi.
There are three restaurants in the hotel: Castle Restaurant, Victoria Restaurant and the lively MacNab’s Bar and Bistro.
See & do around Inverness
The area around Inverness is packed with great activities. From wildlife watching at the Black Isle Wildlife Park to gorge-jumping, husky sledding and horse riding, the great outdoors is on your door step. There are also four golf courses within ten miles of Inverness.
Inverness itself offers plenty of attractions. 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. There is a circular walk from the castle along the river and through the Ness Islands.
The Columba hotel has attracted enthusiastic reviews on TripAdvisor. Here is a recent one:
‘Great stay. Check in was very quick and efficient. Receptionist was very friendly and welcoming.
Room was a double and was a good size. It had been refurbished at some point. I was more than happy with it. Also a bonus was the free WiFi and I had no issues at all with it.
‘The breakfast was really good with everything you would expect from a Scottish hotel. As well as the buffet you were able to order poached eggs, smoked haddock with poached eggs, all included in the price. Everything looked and tasted fresh. Service of the tea and coffee was very prompt. I didn’t try the restaurant or the bar but the bar area certainly looked well stocked. Check out was just as quick and friendly. I will definitely stay again on my return to Inverness.’
If you would like a city break; fancy some mountain walking or simply want to whisk someone special away for a fun weekend, this Big Deal with The Columba Hotel is your passport to relaxville.