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“Masters of service!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Strathness House
Ranked #15 of 246 Inverness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Masters of service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013 via mobile

This lovely couple were such a joy to stay with! Absolutely no reason not to give them a ring if you ever find yourself traveling to the area! This is a beautiful and quiet B&B! Your breakfast is made to order however you wish! The owners absolutely go out of their way to make you feel at home and comfortable! I was provided directions and information, whatever I needed and with a smile. Sad i had to leave. Would definitely go again.

  • Stayed March 2013
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

We stayed for two nights at Strathness House and I wish it could be for longer. Very friendly and helpful hosts! We received a warm welcome and information about the surrounding area. Breakfast was included in our room rate and it was delicious, All staff members were so personable and the personal attention made for a more enjoyable visit. Rooms are clean, roomy and we had a beautiful view of the River Ness (Room #2). WiFi is available in the room and it was a fast connection. Inverness itself is a charming and easy to walk around city with lots of restaurant choices. If you get a chance, be sure to spend a day or two here.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

This well situated place was clean and comfortable and the hosts welcoming and kind. Three of us were in a lovely room overlooking the river very close to the town center. Only downside was the shower which was varied in temperature and water pressure

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Corsham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

I paid my sixth visit to Strathness House this month (March 2013) while on business in the area, and as usual I had a wonderful stay.

The very pleasant room overlooked the River Ness, and was well appointed. The bed was superbly comfortable, the TV and WiFi (free) worked well. It was scrupulously clean as was the bathroom.

I travel the whole of Britain, and my usual pet hate at guest houses & B&B's is the poor shower pressure and miniscule shower cubicles. At Strathness House joy above joys... the showers have excellent pressure, and the cubicles although not huge are of a good size.

Breakfasts are cooked to order, and there is something for all tastes on their extensive menu.

I am amazed at a recent report where the writer gave the establishment 2-stars only. This is very inappropriate and misleading, as the individual never even stayed at Stratness House.

Her complaint was that children under 5 are not accepted at Stratness House. This in my mind is quite acceptable. It is the owners excellent policy, and this must be respected. To only award two stars simply because one does not like the hotel's policies is in my opinion spiteful.

If you have ever stayed at a large chain hotel, or a hotel where a wedding is taking place, you will have experienced the patter of tiny feet, correction, the thumping of tiny feet, and the slamming of doors throughout the night. One simply does not get a good nights sleep. It is nice to know that some hoteliers have the presence of mind to adopt a no uder fives policy, istead of trying to grab every penny from everyone they can.

I will continue to stay At Strathness House because in my opinion it is a very good establishment in a great location, and very good value for money.

Thank you Joan and Javed !,

Room Tip: The front rooms have river views over the River Ness.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

I've stayed here several times now and am consistently impressed by the service, the rooms are spotlessly clean with tea / coffee making facilities, hair dryers, free WIFI and the breakfast is great, lots to choose from and all of it delicious.

Ideally located on the banks of the river ness within 5 minutes walk of some good restaurants. There are some good running routes along the river and beyond.

Easy parking on the street which is free from 5pm to 10am, its very cheap in between.

Nice big comfortable beds.

Room Tip: River view rooms are good
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Richland, Washington
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216 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2012

My wife and I stayed there for one night before leaving Inverness to drive down to Cumbria. We really enjoyed our stay. The room was comfortable and there was a great view of the Ness River from our window. The service was excellent and very friendly.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2012 via mobile

I stayed here in mid-November on business for 4 nights. I can't recommend Strathness House enough...I stay in hotels & guesthouses a lot with work and none have been better than here. Joan and Javed are fantastic and the rooms are spotlessly clean. The view from river facing rooms is well worth the minimal additional cost. I had to leave early every morning before breakfast was available so Joan made me a sandwich to take with me every day...can you ask for more than that...I don't think so!!! Would definitely recommend for anyone visiting Inverness and I will certainly stay here again on my next trip to the area.

Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Strathness House
Address: Ness Walk 4 Ardross Terrace | Next to St Andrew's Cathedral, Inverness IV3 5NQ, Scotland (Formerly Tower Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 246 B&Bs / Inns in Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Strathness House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Victorian terraced townhouse, set on the banks of the river Ness and overlooking the Inverness Castle. Strathness House is a family-run guest house with all the facilities of a small hotel. Of the twelve rooms, eight have beautiful river and castle views. Situated in a prime area of the city centre, it is the ideal place to stay in Inverness where emphasis is placed on the guest with the personal service that is given by the staff. ... more   less 
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