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“Lovely addition to our honeymoon” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Anderson
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fortrose
Certificate of Excellence
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Lovely addition to our honeymoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

We were lucky enough to stay in Fortrose for part of our honeymoon and were told the Anderson would be a good place to eat. It's fantastic! Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent food (Lamb burgers are scrummy). You'll be missing a treat if you don't try this place.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

The Anderson is not your average B&B. It's more like staying at the home of one of your talented, artistic couple of friends, one that has an encyclopedic knowledge of beer and whisky and the other that can cook a meal that will astound your taste buds.

The vibe here is comfortable, the decor eclectic, the rooms unique. This is not a sanitized, brand new whitewashed hotel but much more like a good friends' well-lived in home. This may not be everyone's cup of tea but if you value congenial hosts, great food and amazing drink over a spotless, sterile room, then this is your place. There's a friendly pub, a whisky bar with wood burning stove, and a fair sized restaurant/dining room within. Comfortable beds, friendly staff, what more do you need?

Jim is an ex-pat American who played a significant role in the craft beer renaissance in Philadelphia back in the 80's, hence his amazing knowledge of beer and scotch. You never know what beers will be on tap in the pub but there's sure to be something interesting there that you have never heard of before. Jim works very hard to find an amazing variety of kegs from all over the world. If that isn't enough, the huge range of bottled beers available will cure the most jaded palate of any beer connoisseur. Then of course, there's the whisky. Over 230 single malts at last count. Yeah, wow. Choose one, choose a 'flight', or trust Jim to pick out a set for you if you're up for the challenge. Any way you cut it, this place this heaven for lovers of all things derived from malted barley.

Then there's Jim's wife Anne, wow, what a chef. She is committed to sourcing local ingredients and with their location in the Black Isle there is a lot to choose from. Breakfasts are hearty and by all means, do yourself a favor and book dinner here as well. The range of menu items is broad enough so that all palates can find something to please them. The food is all beautifully prepared and really showcases the fresh local flavors. On top of that the food is all moderately priced, especially considering the quality of the cooking. The wine list will never be as extensive as the beer list but there is enough there to suit most tastes and all are again moderately priced.

This was our second stay here in the past few years, this time being the occasion of my wife's 50th birthday and we couldn't have picked a more congenial place to celebrate it. If you love good food, good beer, good whisky, and comfortable surroundings to enjoy them in, you'd be hard pressed to find a better place to stay in the area.

Room Tip: Some top level rooms can be a bit noisy early in the morning as the seagulls are quite loud and like...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank skreck
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
70 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

For anyone looking for a base in the Black Isle, this is the place. Ideally located near to Chanonry Point for watching dolphins, for walks in the area, even mountain biking at the local trails. My wife and I have stayed here a number of times, first coming up a few years ago to visit the famous Chanonry Point. Very friendly service, individual quirky rooms, good food, and a bar to rival the best with a staggering collection of Belgian beers and whiskies. Great place.

Room Tip: Just take pot luck! Every room is different character and decoration - and you spend most of your ti...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Senninhasenninha
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Largs
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55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

We chose the Anderson because of the Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. The food was excellent, as was the selection of unusual beers and 245 whiskies! Our room was comfortable and quiet, Jim was the perfect host. Fortrose is a lovely wee town, although we didn't see the famous dolphins.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank fairliered
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Frisco, Texas
Level Contributor
54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

The highlight was definitely the food. I stayed as a guest and also appreciated the accomodation, given it's location.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Eventine
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Additional Information about The Anderson

Property: The Anderson
Address: Union Street, Fortrose IV10 8TD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Ross and Cromarty > Fortrose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fortrose
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,091 - ₹ 7,931
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stylish restaurant with rooms on the beautiful Black Isle, featuring a new menu of exotic Global Cuisine every day. The fire lit Whisky Bar stocks more than 200 single-malts, 100 Belgian beers and well-tendered real ales. Convenient to Inverness and perfect for golfing, walking and dolphin-watching. Nine well-appointed ensuite guest rooms. "Top Ten Scottish Restaurants 2007??? (Sunday Herald) "You'll be treated like royalty" (Scotland for Dummies) ???A beer drinker’s Mecca. (CAMRA, Pub of the Year 2007) ... more   less 
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The Anderson Hotel Fortrose
Anderson Hotel Fortrose

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