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“Great guest house in a great location”
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Strathness House
Ranked #19 of 231 Inverness B&B and Inns
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Bettyhill, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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“Great guest house in a great location”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We stayed at the Strathness House Guest House, for just one night, last weekend. A very warm welcome greeted us (after a long day shopping); our room (5) on the first floor was lovely, the bathrooms look very new (shower was great) and overall everything was spotless. A special mention for the bed - soooo very comfortable (as good as a Marriott), had a great night sleep. The room overlooks the river and is above the road but this didn't disturb us at all. Breakfast was good - mix of cereals, yoghurts and hot selection. The lady serving was very welcoming and efficient. Will definitely return.

Room Tip: Room 5 has a double and a single bed, so great for a family. Lovely view of the river.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cornhill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

We decided on an extra night away from home, after falling out over "diversions" we were on the point of going home when we popped in to see if there were any vacancies! Thankfully there was and we enjoyed a very comfortable night. The room was small but had great facilities so we were more than happy! Continental breakfast was perfect, with attentive staff!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

My daughter and I stayed here for one night to visit relations. It was a good sized twin room with ensuite shower room. Very clean and well decorated. A lovely view of the river. Excellent location. Quiet but really handy for Even Court theatre and the city centre. Only £60 for two B&B. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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scotland
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

We went to Inverness for a short week-end in the winter. We found this hotel online and we were not at all disappointed. The standard of accommodation lived up to the description and the reviews. The hotel has great views from many bedrooms and the breakfast room. The whole place is spotlessly clean. The beds are comfortable and there is very little traffic or other noise, even on a Saturday night. The heating system is very good and there is plenty of hot water. Very good shower. Well managed by the husband and wife owners who combine professionalism with genuine friendliness and helpfulness.

Room Tip: The river view rooms are very attractive.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Yunquera, Spain
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

We stayed at this hotel the end of January. We booked a superior room and were glad we did!

The staff are lovely, and the breakfast (continental this time of year) all you need.

The room was very nice, although the shower was almost too tiny for my husband to get into! The bathroom was quite large, so a larger shower would be nice. The bed was comfy, the room just the right size and temperature, and the view lovely.

All in all, a very nice hotel in Inverness!

Room Tip: A river view is well worth the extra money
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

This review is long long overdue, since we visited Strathness over a year ago, but if we are ever in Inverness again, we would pick this place in a heartbeat. The most wonderful part of this converted-mansion is its location. Situated right on the banks of River Ness, the hotel is walking distance from the train station, the bus stations, the Inverness Castle and all the famous markets and pubs in Inverness. Just walking along the banks of the river can make for a lovely evening.

The next best thing is how wonderfully pampered you feel when you get there. Joan welcomed us with a warm greeting when we arrived late in the evening and led us up to our room on the second floor. The rooms are quaint, cosy and beautiful. We did not have a room overlooking the river - but the view of the city rooftops was beautiful as well. Javed was a lovely host and helped us plan our trip to nearby Whiskey Breweries.The chef was a dear lady who brightened up our mornings with a lovely breakfast, and even packed us a delicious lunch (complete with a juice box and crisps) one day for us to carry when we were out hiking.

The third best thing are the beds - we have lived in hotels across the world, but rarely have we come across beds as comfortable as the ones in Strathness - we slept like babies!

After 2 days in Strathness, we weren't ready to leave and asked for an extension. Though they were booked out of double rooms, Javed helped us move into a single room with an extra bed- which, also, was very very comfortable.

Strathness still remains one of our favourite places to stay - can't wait to visit again!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Milwaukee
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Although we visited Scotland in the winter, the atmosphere and our welcome was warm and friendly at the Strathness House. When we got in that evening, we were met by Joan, a wonderful gal who co-owns the hotel with her spouse Javed, and were made to feel so welcome that we knew immediately that there would be a return trip here. Joan showed us to our room on the second floor of this castle-like structure, and we were treated to an immaculately clean room with a beautiful new en-suite bathroom. Everything was right about the room except that we were in the rear of the hotel but that mattered little as we were just inside to sleep and shower. We went back downstairs and Joan met with us and gave us the low-down on the town, including a number of restaurants which we ate at during our stay. Joan inquired whether we had any dietary or special requests for breakfast, and mentioning that my wife is vegan, she stated that she would whip up a perfect breakfast treat. That was no understatement! Her husband Javed met us in the morning with a splendid Scottish breakfast for me, and a fantastic assortment of greens, fruit and cereal for my wife. They could not do enough for us. They are a first class team and are two very perfect hosts. Brilliant effort and we WILL be back, if there are vacancies! Thank you both!

Room Tip: Because of the location on a quiet street, any room is a hit, if you don't go out much opt for a...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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