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Atherstone Guest House
Ranked #29 of 232 Inverness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I am not one for B&Bs in general because of the uncertain standard, but in Inverness there are only B&Bs to choose from. So I tried my luck with Atherstone, and was so pleasantly surprised by Ruth and Ally. The rooms were spacious and best of all CLEAN. Water was running, the room had plenty of light and there was a level of privacy for guests that I did not expect. This was because the guest rooms were separate from where the hosts were. The breakfast was done to order each morning, and was enough to keep me running until evening. Unlike other B&Bs in the area, there was private parking within the fencing and that added a level of convenience and comfort. Last but not least, Ruth and Ally are the ABSOLUTE best hosts you will ever meet. They are friendly, and knowledgable. Ally mentioned that he used to be a tour guide, and his advice (not just for Inverness, but for our entire trip in the Highlands) proved true and valuable. Will definitely return!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Chanchanok
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AtherstoneGuestHouse, Owner at Atherstone Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

ChanChankoK you are too kind!
Thank you for the lovely review! We are glad if we have maybe changed your perception of what it is like to stay in a B&B, and hope you have lots more lovely stays in the future - including here! The main thing is, you enjoyed your trip to the Highlands and had a good stay.
If you are ever back this way, it would be great to see you guys again.
Many thanks,
Ruth and Ally

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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

The room was clean and well presented with some excellent home baking on arrival. Good nights sleep and great breakfast. Highly recommend. The guest house is situated just a short 5 min walk from the city centre.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
1  Thank stuart d
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AtherstoneGuestHouse, Owner at Atherstone Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Hi Stuart!
Thank you for taking the time to leave a wee review about Atherstone. We are delighted everything was good for you, and glad you liked the home baking!
You know where we are if you are north again.
Best wishes,

Ruth & Ally

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Ally and Ruth have been the friendliest hosts we had in Scotland and they gave us not only a friendly welcome but made us feel home. The breakfast was excellent and there was no problem getting porridge though it was not on the menu. We have stayed for three nights and felt very comfortable. The room was clean and so was the rest of the house. We were treated as friends and felt like such when we left. When we needed advice where to eat or what to visit or which place to go for a lovely scenery Ally was always helpful. And Ruth surprised us one day with delicate muffins when we came back from a trip. Top location for walking into the centre of Inverness with many shops, good restaurants and a nice atmosphere. If the saying is true that you always meet twice in life we are gladly looking forward to staying there again. Recommendation: 5 stars

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Anja W
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AtherstoneGuestHouse, Owner at Atherstone Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Anja, we hope you are right, that our paths might cross again!
It was a pleasure having you both to stay, and guests like you make this all worthwhile.
We are glad that you were able to relax and make the most of your time here - that is the main thing.
So, till we meet again....!
Thanks again,

Ally & Ruth

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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Went to Inverness without having booked any accommodation. Booked here after some research and found out that the hosts are incredibly helpful and hospitable people. They love what they do and they love their area (very knowledgeable too).

Rooms were nice, modern, comfortable and clean above all. Breakfast hit the spot and every recommendation of theirs between pub and restaurant was spot on.

Cannot think of anything wrong about the B&B or its owners.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Macrodger
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AtherstoneGuestHouse, Owner at Atherstone Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Hi Macrodger,
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are just glad we had the room to accommodate you!
We do enjoy what we do and love to share what we know about the best places with our guests. So we are glad that you enjoyed the places we recommended, and made the most of your trip.
thanks again!

Best wishes,
Ally & Ruth

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Reviewed 3 March 2014

We have stayed with Ruth and Ally on our last three trips to Inverness. We see no need to look for an alternative. They are a lovely couple. Atherstone is but a short stroll to the centre of town. The rooms are pleasant, The breakfasts are excellently cooked and sufficiently substantial to keep you going until the evening. Ruth and Ally go to a lot of trouble to ensure guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. What else could you ask for from a B&B?

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Peter C
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AtherstoneGuestHouse, Owner at Atherstone Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Hello Again!
Thank you so much for the kind review - we appreciate you taking the time to leave it.
It is always lovely to see you both when you stay, and it always comes around so quickly!
So, till the next time...
Thank you again,

Ruth and Ally

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. Ali and Ruth are welcoming hosts and very knowledgeable about the local area. The hotel is not far from the River Ness, so not far to walk into the town and around £4.00 in a taxi from the station . Alternatively, for drivers there is off-road parking.The room and en-suite were well decorated and clean and the homemade biscuits were definitely a bonus! Breakfast was enough to satisfy without overload and cooked fresh to order. I know where I will be staying next time I visit Inverness- Thankyou

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Hellcat990
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AtherstoneGuestHouse, Owner at Atherstone Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

Hiya!

Thank you for the lovely review.

We are very fortunate to be centrally located with adequate off-street parking. Delighted you enjoyed the home baking, Ruth has now progressed on to the home made truffles, which you can enjoy the next time.

Many thanks,

Ally & Ruth

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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Booked here after being let down by our "usual" choice in Inverness, and not disappointed in any way. Location very good and an easy 15 minute walk although you'd maybe need a taxi if wet

Very comfortable, spacious, room, shower not the biggest, certainly only big enough for one person, but Victorian houses always have some limitations on what you can do to them. Substantial, tasty, freshly-cooked breakfast ( even with the competing demands of the new wee baby ! ) and the home-made flapjack in the room was terrific.

On arrival Ruth ran through a list of local eateries she could recommend and offered to book any of our choice for us, and almost managed to hide her horror when we said we'd be fine with Wetherspoons :-) (well, we always use it when in Inverness, it's good value ! )

Briefly met Ally on departure, a very nice man. We will be back in Inverness and have certainly found a new "first choice" accommodation

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank John F
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AtherstoneGuestHouse, Owner at Atherstone Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Hi John,
Thank you so much for leaving the kind review of Atherstone.
We are certainly glad to be your fall-back accommodation, and hope you do try us first next time!
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and were comfortable with us.
I am so sorry I seemed to look horrified at our choice of eatery - I really didn't mean to!! The main thing is you enjoyed your meal!
We look forward to seeing you the next time. Thanks again.

Ruth & Ally

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Additional Information about Atherstone Guest House

Address: 42 Fairfield Road, Inverness IV3 5QD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 232 B&Bs / Inns in Inverness
Price Range: £30 - £35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Atherstone Guest House Inverness, Scotland

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