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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carol Harris, our hostess, was unfailingly available, cheerful, and helpful. We spent two nights in the bay view double with a king bed on the first floor, above the breakfast room. What a view. Very nice furnishings. No noise from the breakfast room. One surprise for us: A UK king bed is 60" wide, 78" long, roughly = US queen, 60" wide, 80" long. The UK is 12" narrower than a standard US king. As far as I know, Carol and many other local lodgings have only UK kings, not UK super kings, which = US king. Their rooms just aren't big enough. Great breakfast, including lots of seasonl fruit and nicely cooked/presented hot entees. We're gluten-free, and they gave us good substitutes. Parking is tight within her property, so some street parking may be needed, but it's free at night and on Sunday mornings til 11. Guests are cooperative about moving cars to get others in.

  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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CarolAHarris, Owner at Alltavona Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are pleased you enjoyed staying at Alltavona and pleased you have taken the time to leave us feedback.
You are correct that our beds are sized differently as with most european beds, as you state beds in America are bigger!!
All the rooms are graded by Visit Scotland and all meet the requirements for our guest house and four star guest houses.

We are always about to deal with parking issues if they occur or if people are unable to park their hired car, there are several parking spaces available for guests to park .
If you are unable to park in the spaces provided parking is free on the road from 6pm - 9 am .

Glad you enjoyed our breakfast and delighted you enjoyed our Gluten free options which we always have available.
Gluten free bread ,sausages and selection of cereals.

Carol & Paul.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there as part of a Highlands Tour and it was a lovely surprise. Beautiful house in front of the bay, very charming owner! Close to every corner of the city center. We recommand this house without hesitation.

  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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CarolAHarris, Owner at Alltavona Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving a great review and pleased that you would recommend Alltavona without hesitation which is really great.
Hope to see you again sometime.
Carol & Paul

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Reviewed 8 September 2018

While I didn't interact much of the host, I found the Alltavona Guest House a pleasant and enjoyable stay. The room was clean and well-sized. Breakfast was beautifully laid out and we had a stellar view of the bay whilst eating. The complimentary whiskey in the cute little front room was also a nice touch. All in all a relaxing and quiet stay in this quaint Scottish house.

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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CarolAHarris, Owner at Alltavona Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Thank you for leaving us a pleasant review and we are delighted you enjoyed staying with us .
I am sorry I did not see much of you this visit as Paul has been away for a few days and the house was very busy and I did not manage to escape from the kitchen.
I hope you will return to see us again.
The whisky and sherry is always very welcome with guests.

Carol & Paul

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Very good location just in front of the bay and at 10 minutes walk from city center. The house is lovely and clean. We appreciated having a glass of Sherry in the living room !
Breakfasts were excellent, very generous !

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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CarolAHarris, Owner at Alltavona Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us great feedback.
We are delighted you enjoyed staying with us and enjoyed your wee Sherry.

Carol & Paul

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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We arrived late off the ferry but the owners had told us not to worry about getting in when we made the booking. After showing us to our lovely room with a view of the harbour the suggested a great fish and chip shop which I’ve reviewed separately. Breakfast the next day was as good as expected and owner made sure that all the guests had everything they needed. The room was spotlessly clean, and very good value. Highly recommended.

Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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CarolAHarris, Owner at Alltavona Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you for leaving us a great review and delighted you enjoyed staying with us .
Glad you enjoyed our breakfast .
We try to make our guest feel welcome and enjoy their stay.
Hope to see you again sometime.

Carol & Paul

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