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Strathness House

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   4 Ardross Terrace, Inverness IV3 5NQ, Scotland (Formerly Tower Hotel)
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Ranked #38 of 217 Inverness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 4 stayed here in July and thoroughly enjoyed this excellent B&B. We took 2 rooms and the one facing the river was nicer.The location next to the river makes for great walks and is within walking distance to pretty much everything. Javed & Joan are great hosts. They serve a very good breakfast and are very patient... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 1 night here on my trip to the distilleries around Inverness and found that the experience is fabulous! Amazing view looking over to the river where you can hear the little sound of water - very peace of mind indeed! Lovely space beside the window where you can sit back on a chair with a warm tea & oat... More

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
42 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly, the people at this B&B are excellent, very charming and helpful. The location is great too. They serve a good breakfast and the rooms are fine (a little small but fine). The thing that sets this place apart is Javid. He is a lovely bloke and full of cheery greetings and helpful advice.

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texavilla, Owner at Strathness House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that we can welcome you again in the future. More

Kerrville, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly staff, nice and clean, good breakfast. Comfortable room. Javed was VERY helpful and kind. He has a great empathy with guests (like us) who arrive with the blank faces of Strangers in a Strange Land, and explained the workings of the shower (a first for us in the Kingdom of Weird (to us) Plumbing!). He gave directions to... More

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texavilla, Owner at Strathness House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. More

College Station, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed two night with Javed and Joan last week. They are fabulous hosts. Went well out of the way to help me and my daughters feel welcomed and comfortable. We spent 4 night in Inverness and wished we could have stayed there all 4 nights, unfortunately they were full and we had to move the last two nights. My... More

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texavilla, Owner at Strathness House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to reveiw your stay with us. We are also sorry that we were not able to accommodate you for 4 nights in Inverness. I do hope that you will return some day to the Highlands and especially Inverness. We would be delighted to welcome you all again. More

Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent one night during a quick trip through Scotland. Our room faced the river and it was peaceful, and beautiful. The staff was friendly and courteous. Breakfast was nice with several choices. Several good places to eat within walking distance. Was sad to only stay there one night. I would stay there again.

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texavilla, Owner at Strathness House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to review your short stay. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that maybe one day you can return. More

North Springfield, Virginia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best thing about this place was the staff. Joan and Javed (?) were very friendly and helpful. They made you feel looked after and cared about. I felt like I was visiting distant relatives, not staying at some stuffy hotel. Parking was no hassle -- we were very fortunate to always find a spot around the corner on the... More

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texavilla, Owner at Strathness House, responded to this review

Thank you for your time for writing a review of your stay with us at Strathness House. We are pleased that you had a good experience during your stay. A lot of potential guests can be a little worried about parking, but as you stated there was no problem. There are numerous options for parking and we are always here... More

Singapore, Singapore
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

After checking out the options on TripAdvisor, we decided to try Strathness House. Wanting to economize on budget and yet stay in a nice place, we took one of their family rooms and asked for an extra foldable bed to house our family of four. The owner, Joan was very helpful to accommodate our needs including a last minute change... More

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texavilla, Owner at Strathness House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and your time for reviewing your stay. We are delighted that your whole experience was good and that maybe one day you might return. We are only pleased to advice and explain to guests on where to eat and what to see whilst they are in Inverness. It is important that your time here... More

King George, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Our room faced the river. It was so quiet, we could leave the window open at night. Joan, the innkeeper, was very nice and very helpful regarding dinner reservations. Many nice eating establishments within walking distance. The river has a lovely walking path on both sides.

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texavilla, Owner at Strathness House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your stay with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed the view and the lovely river walk. We are very fortunate to have such a lovely river and an especially lovely walk around it. Altough the street is vibrant and busy during the day, in the evening it is peaceful and tranquil. Guests... More

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stayed for 1 night to have a quick look at Inverness. The hotel was a nice little place although upon arrival I was personally greeted by a very rude lady called Janet, I don't think she was a fan of Australians/Tourists? Although the manager made up for that by being a really nice guy. The room was spacious with... More

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texavilla, Owner at Strathness House, responded to this review

Personally I found this reviewer to also be rude and demanding. At no time am I rude to my guests …unless they are rude to me and then it is not rudeness but being directive and standing my ground. I will not stand down if I feel that people are directly rude to me for no reason. Firstly, these guests... More

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Address: 4 Ardross Terrace, Inverness IV3 5NQ, Scotland (Formerly Tower Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Strathness House 4*
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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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