It can be challenging finding accommodation for the single traveller in Inverness during the summer season. Although there are hundreds of places to stay, the summer months are very busy. It can turn out to be very expensive when you travel alone. Most hotels have double rooms but let them out for single occupancy at a premium.
Here at Bannerman Bed and Breakfast we have one room The Snug Room, which is only available for single use. It has a standard double bed and modern ensuite shower room. It is called the Snug for a reason, it is cosy but well equipped and very comfortable for one traveller. Many people have tried to persuade me that 2 people could easily stay in The Snug but I have always preferred to have one happy guest than two grumpy ones who have tripped over each other and the furniture. Of course you can also book any of our other rooms for single occupancy but the Snug Room offers great value for money.
Travelling alone can be daunting too, in a strange environment and having to make all the decisions alone. Staying in a bed and breakfast gives you a more personal service where you interact more with the owner and other guests if you wish. There’s an opportunity to share information on trips and places to visit, restaurants and bars. Over the years I’ve seen guests share lifts to music festivals or just to the train station. They’ve found a favourite live music venue and arranged to meet up with fellow guests. Many times one guest will have just arrived from the Isle of Skye and chat over breakfast the best places to visit with someone who’s on their way there next stop.
You can also get recommendations from me – I’ve lived in Inverness for 12 years whilst running my bed and breakfast. In that time I’ve amassed a great deal of information from personal experience or from finding out from my guests.
Equally if you’ve come here to get away from others, that’s fine too. You can stick to your own plans and enjoy peace and tranquility.
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