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Trafford Bank Guest House
Ranked #18 of 246 Inverness B&B and Inns
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Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews
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“adding another voice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

I have limited experience staying at B&B's however this has got to be in the top 5 in Great Britain! It is a charming spacious period home, furnished with care and warmth. Great Beds and Linens! Good shower with plenty of hot water. Large, delicious breakfasts served in a lovely sun room decorated with hand made dishes and furniture. Lorraine has created a lovely oasis to return home to after a day of sight-seeing. She is knowledgeable about the area and recommends good dining locales. A great place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

I traveled to Scotland with my husband and parents and spent one night in Inverness. This was our first time staying at a B&B and it exceeded my expectations. We stayed in the Trafford Suite while my parents stayed in the Tartan Room. I only wished we had more time to take in all the amenities provided!

We arrived late in the evening so we were introduced to our suites and instructed to leave a breakfast request in the living room. There is so much to choose from I wanted to check everything off just to try it but I had to restrain myself! This was by far the best breakfast we had on our whole trip to Scotland - it was also great to finally try haggis, black pudding and porridge.

Lorraine and her staff put so much attention to detail in every room. Although everything was fantastic, some of the things I especially loved include: the claw-foot tub and bath salts (so relaxing especially after a cold day exploring the area) and snuggling up in a plush robe and drinking tea from the tea chest with biscuits and a beautiful teapot/cup set.

I can't wait to come back and my parents and I highly recommend Trafford Bank Guest House!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

I really can't say more than all the other respondents. This is the best B&B my wife and I have stayed in since we started to travel in 1975. Lorraine has decorated the house to make it attractive and comfortable with a definite warmth to the house. The breakfast was excellent. Lorraine advised us of a number of restaurants with a 20 minute walk and we enjoyed dinner in the family run eatery that we chose. By North American standards, you may think it pricey; however, a good night's sleep in a really good environment is worth it. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

We absolutely loved staying at Trafford. So pleased we had booked for two nights so that we could enjoy Lorraine's wonderful hospitality. Breakfast was more than adequate and even the Tea making facilities in your room and yummy biscuits provided added a special touch in the way it was presented. Gardens surrounding the home also were appreciated by us and if the weather had been better we would have enjoyed some quiet time there. Lorraine has thought of everything to ensure that guests are not wanting for anything and should leave feeling fortunate that they stayed at Trafford.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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NZ and London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Lorraine has a beautiful home and we were made to feel very welcome there. We stayed in the Trafford Suite, and enjoyed the lovely comfortable bed, stylish furniture and facilities. Location was ideal - an easy walk to the town centre, but also just a few minutes away from the Caledonian Canal. If we'd had more time, we'd have loved to do the walk down to where the canal meets the sea.
Lorraine puts on a lovely breakfast - I can recommend the porridge - and includes fresh home-baked scones, a different recipe every day. We really enjoyed our stay here, so much so that we felt tempted to move to Inverness and buy the house up the road!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

Lovely welcome and good explanation of facilities and public areas. Room very nice and very comfortable, again good attention to detail. Free standing cabinet and unsecured basin furniture a bit tricky!! Lovely breakfast, nice atmosphere!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

We stayed here for our second night in inverness, as Lorraine could only give us the one night. The interior decorations in both our room an the public places is modern and appealing. The bed was extremely comfortable and we had a great sleep as it was also very quiet.
The delicious breakfast was served in a recently added sunroom, surrounded on three sides by a beautiful garden.
Next time we will book well in advance to ensure we can stay longer!

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Trafford Bank Guest House
Address: 96 Fairfield Road, Inverness IV3 5LL, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 246 B&Bs / Inns in Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Trafford Bank Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1873 Trafford Bank was the house sof the BIshop of Moray and Rosshire. A Boutique style guest house full of orignal art and local pottery and furniture. 5 ensuite double rooms furnished to the highest standard. ... more   less 
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