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“A warm and welcoming respite”

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Inverglen Guest House
Ranked #1 of 231 Inverness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dunbar, United Kingdom
1 review
“A warm and welcoming respite”
Reviewed 27 May 2012

Thank you John and Susan for making our stay so comfortable last night. The three of us had canoed from Fort William over a testing four days and your warm and friendly welcome together with the comfort of your immaculate house was the perfect end to our trip. In the past I've chosen hotels over B&Bs but my experience at Inverglen was so good that I think my habits may change now! Best of luck with your business and hope to see you again. Ewan

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JohnF62, Owner at Inverglen Guest House, responded to this review, 29 May 2012
Thank you for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.

We strive to offer a more personal and homely service than hotels can provide, and it is nice to know that our guests are appreciative of this.

If ever you find yourself canoeing our way again then please come by for tea and cake!!!

Susan & John - Owners of Inverglen Guest House
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 15 May 2012

We had the pleasure of staying with Susan and John for a night as we travelled up from the Lake District to Caithness. A very warm welcome greeted us after our long drive and was rapidly followed by freshly brewed coffee and home made cake. We chatted away to Susan and John who are both exceptionally amiable people then were shown up to our first floor room - number one. It was large, spotlessly clean, with modern furnishings and a very comfortable bed.

We spent the evening in the town centre which is only a 5-10 minute walk from Inverglen- very handy for shopping!

Breakfast was delicious and plentiful with so much to choose from! There is a daily special as well as the more standard options of full Scottish breakfast. I had waffles with warm summer berry compote. Gorgeous!

We thought this Guest House was wonderful - a real home from home with extra touches and hosts that our clearly in the right profession - and who go out of their way to help and assist. We only wish we could have stayed longer, and if we ever return to Inverness, we know where we will be staying.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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JohnF62, Owner at Inverglen Guest House, responded to this review, 16 May 2012
We're glad you enjoyed your stay here, and that the waffles met with your approval! We hope the rest of your trip goes well and that you enjoy the time you have with your family and friends.

Have a safe journey home, and if you can drag yourself away from the wall to wall sunshine in Perth, please do come back and visit us again - the creamy orange french toast is also very well received!

Best wishes, Susan & John
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Reviewed 15 May 2012

A group of us stayed here at the start of a bike trip along the Great Glen Way and were so impressed that we came back again and stayed another two nights after a terrible experiance in another B&B further down the track.

John & Susan are great hosts, very wecolming and just like everyone else I have to say the home made cakes were simply delicious, as were the breakfasts, which were all made with fine ingredients (ie. locally sourced sausges) and some great touches like the freshly prepared individual fruit salads and fantastic coffee.

The house is beautiful, the bedrooms spacious, well decorated, exceptionally clean and again great touches like really fluffy towels, good range of toileteries and complementary bottled water and fresh milk. A huge guest lounge complete with giant TV and massive range of DVD's as well.

John and Susan were also really flexible in accomodating us after we returned unexpectedly and looked after us all very well.

The B&B is also very centrally located and easy to find.

I would certainly go back to this B&B and recommend anyone else to.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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JohnF62, Owner at Inverglen Guest House, responded to this review, 16 May 2012
Thank you for your kind review. We were happy to be able to accommodate you all again after your adventures in Fort Augustus and cycling back through the hail!!

We would be delighted to welcome you back whenever you are up this way again.

Susan & John
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Lambsheim, Germany
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

We really enjoyed our stay there. It was the best place of all!! The owner are so lovely and nice, we first get tea and coffe and a yummiiiii lemoncake. Then we saw our great rooms, which where clean, calm, modern and really comfortable. They could give us really good tipps and printed out helpful maps. As we asked for good restaurant, they immediatelly made a reservation for our group. The breakfast was absolutely the best one!!!! And they really love children :-) You have a 10 minute walk from there to the Highstreet and only a 5 minute walk to the great big mall in Inverness. Allthough it is a bigger city, you have a lovely and really calm street where you live.
We are sure to come again (if it is only to taste another yummy cake of Susan) Thank you for all

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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JohnF62, Owner at Inverglen Guest House, responded to this review, 10 May 2012
Everyone seems to comment on Sue's baking. As many guests will notice, I am no stranger to a cake myself. Luckily the guests get first choice otherwise I'd be even wider than I am.

We want our guests to have a great holiday and if we can play a small part in that then we will do whatever we can. As we hear many stories from our guests we have a good idea as to which restaurants are good and which ones aren't so good - we are happy to pass this information on. As for booking a restaurant for our guests that is all part of the service.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Inverglen Guest House.

John & Susan - Owners of Inverglen Guest House
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

John and Susan were very accommodating to any of our needs over the weekend we stayed in Inverglen.

We received tea and biscuits after we returned from a long cycle, we also had lovely cake baked by Susan.

We had excellent breakfasts, with a large choice and add-ons such as a daily special, also a very nice fruit salad.
The house is warm and modern, the showers are great, it is well located and there was room for parking cars and a place we could leave our bikes. John and Susan are always helpful if you need some guidance, eg if you need a place to eat, or a recommendation for activities.
Inverglen offers all you would need and want in a guesthouse and I recommend it highly.

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JohnF62, Owner at Inverglen Guest House, responded to this review, 10 May 2012
None of our guests are ever knowingly underfed. Indeed several guests have almost begged us to stop feeding them - I say almost as they rarely refuse the cakes.

We are lucky enough to have a good size property with off street parking and plenty of room to store bikes securely.

We really enjoyed your company and hope that we helped you get the most from your stay in Inverness. You would be welcome back at any time.

Susan & John - Owners at Inverglen Guest House
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

Great welcome with a nice cup of tea in the living room with other guests. Comfy and clean bedroom. The large guest house offers to expérience a typical british house atmosphère. Extra bonus with home made picnic bag if needed. Very handy and good. We'll gladly come back for another stay.......................................................

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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JohnF62, Owner at Inverglen Guest House, responded to this review, 9 May 2012
It was great to have you as our guests and we really enjoyed your company. Our guest house is fairly relaxed and we try to make it a home from home. As many reviews seem to mention, we do like to feed our guests well.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

Our three night stay was excellent from the word go. We were welcomed with a cup of tea and nothing was to much trouble for John and Susan throught our stay. The rooms were outstanding, comfortable well equipped and very clean. The meals were excellent and the choice very varied with daily specials. Handy for the town centre and we would recommend it to anyone. You don't need to look any further for an excellent Guest House.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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JohnF62, Owner at Inverglen Guest House, responded to this review, 3 May 2012
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us and it is gratifying to know that we are getting things right. We want Inverglen Guest House to be as good as it can be and are always looking for ways to get better.

The daily specials have proven very popular and we believe it adds an extra degree of variety which is much appreciated by many guests.

We are very lucky to have such a great property in a great location, but it takes more than that to make it a great guest house. Reviews like this give us confidence that we have that little bit extra.

We hope to see you again.

Sue & John - Owners of Inverglen Guest House
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Property: Inverglen Guest House
Address: 7 Abertarff Road, Inverness IV2 3NW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 231 B&Bs / Inns in Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Inverglen Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inverglen is a Victorian stone villa built in 1894 with many traditional features as well as modern comforts. Our B&B is situated in the quiet residential Crown area, which is only five minutes walk to the centre of Inverness. Therefore, the range of shops, restaurants & pubs are easily visited, while leaving your car in our private car park.The Inverness Railway Station and Inverness Bus Station are also only 5 to 10 minutes walk away or, if your cases are heavy, a very short and inexpensive taxi ride. Inverness Airport is only 15 minutes away by car. ... more   less 
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