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Kinkell House
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   11 Old Edinburgh Road, Inverness, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #163 of 220 Inverness B&B and Inns
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Comfortable and affordable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Our room was clean and comfortable. The owner was pleasant and friendly, and yet left you alone to do your own thing which was very much appreciated. Breakfast was good, and the place was full of fab wacky taxidermy as a good Highland house should be. Parking was great, and the location very central, close to some good restaurants for dinner.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Reading, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

This b&b is within easy walking distance from the city centre>our room was large, cleanliness was good and the ensuite was adequate, if small. Breakfast portions were small and the owners a bit distant. Decor was dated, but it's an old house and I didn't think it was out of character.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

The positive about this was that it was very close to the city centre, so ideal if you did not have a car with you.

The owners were not overly friendly, the decor was very tired and badly needed updating. Room was not cleaned properly. Ensuite consisted of a private bathroom down the hall. You had to choose your breakfast the evening before along with the time and there was a poor choice of cereals and only orange juice. Breakfast quality was adequate, was expecting local produce but this was supermarket fare.

The room we had consisted of a single bed and a double bed, the double was placed so close to the wardrobe that you kept banging your feet every time you tried to walk past.

Dead animals everywhere, all looking tired and in need of replacing. Trying to be Scottish but failing miserably, too much clutter everywhere to keep it clean.

Needs a visit from the Hotel Inspector.

Would not stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Terrible customer service.
Just awful.
Worst b&b stay of our 2-week trip.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Chandler, Arizona
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

Nice home but the furnishings were odd and tired. Had a stuffed polecat on display in the dining room. Clean rooms but had a broken floorboard under the carpet & squeaked every time you stood on it. Bathroom & shower was extremely small but plenty of hot water. The walls were a thin & you could hear other guests. Claire the owner was helpful in answering our questions about the area & offering advice. Usual breakfast, cereal or porridge & choice of hot food. Had a wonderful dinner at a nearby hotel - Redcliffe Hotel. Good parking.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

As a 18th century property it was full of character, but the decor is a little tired.
Having to choose your breakfast the previous evening is not ideal. As I wanted a light breakfast only - I chose a poached egg. Which arrived all alone on a big plate - presentation/imagination was lacking

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

Nice old stone home but the decore is a bit tired. Clean rooms but in the centre of our room the floorboard was broken, under the carpet & squeaked every time you stood on it. Bathroom & shower small but plenty of hot water - ours was an ensuite. The walls were a bit thin & you could hear other guests but this wasn't a major problem. Friendly hosts who were helpful in answering our questions about the area & offering advice. We had a car so was easy to get around. Usual breakfast, cereal or porridge & choice of hot food. Close to walk to town centre - we had a nice meal at a pub called The Room. Good parking. Free Wi Fi.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 11 Old Edinburgh Road, Inverness, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #163 of 220 B&Bs / Inns in Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kinkell House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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