I stayed in a really crappy hotel in Inverness on Tuesday night, The Waterside (although when I was told this was where I was going to be staying, I thought it might be ok, uhuh). Whilst the location was fantastic, the hotel itself that I had been booked into didn't live up to Inverness itself. The staff (99% of them were lovely), and they did make a good cappuccino, but that is about all I could say! The walls were paper thin, the room whilst clean was just blah, on the ground floor at the end of a scabby corridor next to the fire escape exit which all had a serial killer feel about it - not what I would say describes a hotel which apparently prides itself in making single female business travellers feel at ease. In addition to which, the wi-fi didn't work and I could only get a reception if I sat in the lobby!!!
So yesterday evening, apart from being so happy to see my lovelies at home who showered me big hugs and kisses it was doubly lovely by just being back home. Staying in a hotel should be a treat, The Waterside was not and no amount of their complimentary "Therapy" shower treatments were going to make me feel relaxed and happy to have stayed the night there, especially as the electric shower wasn't that great and in fact the bathroom felt like a "prettier" port-o-cabin extension!
I was lucky though there were no functions on, as apparently, if there had been then I to would have felt as though I had been right in the midst of it because the walls were so thin - must be awful for those who experience that if they are unfortunate enough to sleep above their function hall itself.
The "Highland Breakfast" was also a huge let down, which shouldn't have been the case as the Highlands have some fantastic local produce, clearly though not used in this hotel!
So having slept in my really comfy bed (we have mattress toppers, lots of fluffy pillows, a soft duvet and high (200+) thread count sheets all of which I find at bargain prices too which I am very proud of) it was bliss to get into our own shower (mains supply) was just what I needed to make me sing and feel the the experience run off me and down the drain!