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“Pleasant stay in Inverness”
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Strathness House
Ranked #19 of 231 Inverness B&B and Inns
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Markham Ontario Canada
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“Pleasant stay in Inverness”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

This was my second visit to Strathness House, and it was as enjoyable as the first. We received a warm welcome, and lots of local information. The rooms are well equipped and immaculate. The breakfast room is bright and cheery, and the food was nicely served and very tasty. The lounge area is a lovely spacious room. Great location on the river and near the centre of town.

Room Tip: Rooms with a view of the river are especially nice.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

This was our second time at Strathness House and we will definitely return here on our next visit.

The hotel is conveniently situated for the city centre and is on the banks of the river with lovely views over the river and of the castle. There are many restaurants and bars nearby. The rooms are a good size, clean and comfortable. There is plenty of drawer space for all your bits and pieces and ample wardrobe space with irong board and iron. Some hairdryers in some hotels can be underpowered but the ones in the rooms at Strathness House are very good.

The owners and staff are very friendly and we were both made very welcome on our arrival and throughout our stay. They are more than happy to suggest places to visit or to eat at and can answer your enquiries on the local areas very

The breakfast is very good with many choices. There is cereal, yogurts, fruit juices, cake, tea, coffee and fresh fruit available on the buffet table whereas toast, porridge, bacon, sausage, eggs etc are ordered at your table and cooked to your liking.

There is free wi-fi in the hotel which works very well.

Although the hotel does not have it's own parking there is penty of street parking near by and approx 50 metres down the road there is a public car park where it only costs £2 for 24 hours of parking. One tip is that if you arrive at the car park after 6 pm and you intend to be on the road again the next morning only put a couple of hours parking on as it is free between 6 pm and 8 am and you only need to cover the charge from 8 am to when you leave the car park.

When we return to Iverness, Strathness House will be our first choice to stay at.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Indiana
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Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

We were very pleased with our stay at Strathness House. Our room overlooked the River Ness. Its location in the heart of Inverness is superb. Staff was friendly, accommodating and assisted with restaurant reservations. Room was clean and bathroom looked to be recently renovated. Breakfast was plentiful and good.

The double bed wasn't comfortable and springs could be heard snapping when we turned over in bed. The shower was a bit snug, we were banging elbows everywhere. And we couldn't see ourselves in the mirror over the sink without stooping (only 5'8"!). But these were minor annoyances that didn't affect our one-night stay very much, and are par for the course when staying in older buildings.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Very friendly staff, gave us lots of tips about enjoying Inverness. Very clean room (should be a given with decent hotels but really isn't) which was a good size and had a great view of the river.

Breakfast the next day was very tasty, sausages in particular were outstanding.

Overal one of the best hotels I've stayed in and very good value for money. We will definitely stay again next time we're in Inverness.

Room Tip: River view us recommended. No lift so obviously bear that in mind but we were on the third floor an...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Istanbul
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

This was our first time staying in a guest house, and we were very impressed. We stayed one night the 10th of August 2013. We loved the location along the river Ness, a short walk to the bridge into the center of town, very quiet, and in what we thought was the best area in town. The guest house wasn't just clean throughout, it was more like brand new. Our room overlooked the river across the street, and most important had a comfortable bed and spotless bathroom. During our breakfast our hostess continued checking back to see if we needed anything. We spent some time chatting with the proprietors Javed Hussain and Jean Smith about running a guest house and their pride as owners and operators was clearly evident. We highly recommend staying there.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Spicer, Minnesota
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

The little things make a big difference, the attention to detail in decoration, welcome, cleanliness, etc. The Strathness has a great location right on the river Ness and a few minutes walking to the old, historic city center. The owners are wonderful about helping with everything you ask and when you look around you notice all the little things they have done. I loved this hotel and plan to come back someday. I don't usually do reviews but felt so strongly about it I took the time to write this.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Iowa
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

Stayed here 4 nights in August 2013. Super clean - facilities were so pristine that if you'd told me we were the first to use the facilities after remodeling I would have believed it. Turns out it has been a few years since the place was updated! You can tell great care has been taken with everything, right down to pictures hung precisely in the middle of the wall. The gentleman running the place was very helpful and friendly, making sure you got what you wanted for breakfast (continental or hot plates) and offering much useful advice for sight seeing, restaurants etc. The owners clearly are very proud of their establishment and it shows. Location is also great for accessing Inverness downtown area and walking path.

Room Tip: You can ask for a room looking out onto the River Ness - lots to watch on the sidewalks and water.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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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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Ranked #19 of 231 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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