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“The perfect base for exploring the area.” 5 of 5 stars
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42 Fairfield Road, Inverness IV3 5QD, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #13 of 220 Inverness B&B and Inns
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“The perfect base for exploring the area.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

A lovely house, just a 5 minute walk from the Center. A perfect spot to explore Inverness or the highlands, especially with the owners ex-Highland guide experience!
Nothing is too much trouble for Atherstone b&b, and I was greatly refuelled by my stay, particularly by the delicious breakfast!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AtherstoneGuestHouse, Owner at Atherstone Guest House, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Hi Andrew,

Thank you so much for your very kind review.
Sorry we have been a bit slow to come on here and say so, but we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review.
We are so glad you enjoyed the breakfast and felt rested enough to carry on with your exploring and hikiing!
Maybe we will see you when you are north again.

Best wishes and thanks again,

Ally & Ruth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We stayed for two night's at Ruth&Ally's lovely Bed and Breakfast and felt to be in absolutely good hands. Ally had some great recommendations for dinner, drinks (oh, we might have had one too many...) and places to visit. And Ruth gave us some homemade chocolate fudge which was the best we've ever tasted! The breakfast was great, we had everything one could ask for.

Thanks a lot to you two for the great stay at your house!
Julia & Alex

P.S.: We did stay at the B&B at Royal Terrace in Edinburgh, it was as beautiful as the pictures suggested. It was very close to the center and coincidentally just around the corner where we had to drop off our rental car. Perfect!! Thanks a lot for that tip!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AtherstoneGuestHouse, Owner at Atherstone Guest House, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Dear Julia and Alex,

thanks for the great review!
Basically, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Inverness. We are pleased we could give you recommendations for food and drink, and also glad that your acommodation in Edinburgh was as good as we thought it would be.
And thanks for saying you liked the fudge - its so kind of you to say!

So, maybe we will see you again in Inverness,but until then, thank you again for your kind words.

best wishes,

Ruth and Ally
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We stayed here just for a night while on a 4day tour, but thoroughly enjoyed it. Ally & Ruth gave us a warm welcome into their home - it was very cosy and homely, did not feel like we were away from home. Our room was no.4, a bit small but the en-suite very much accommodated for it. We were pretty tired by the time we checked in and wanted to order a takeaway and eat in our room, but were told that we could only eat in the downstairs lounge and not in our room, which we thought was a bit strange. So we ended up walking up to the town (5-7mins walk) for dinner. After we returned, I appreciated Ruth for helping me with the hot water bottle late that night as I had sprained my ankle and the hot water bottle helped my ankle heal a bit before the next day's touring! The only thing I wish was better was their breakfast offering, milk + cereal + fruit juices and yoghurt was on offer along with a choice of cooked breakfast - which we found alright, but could be better quality for the price. But this is just a small thing, all in all we had a good stay!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AtherstoneGuestHouse, Owner at Atherstone Guest House, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Hi there!

Thank you so much for your kind recommendation! We are glad you enjoyed your stay, we certainly enjoyed having you.
I hope your ankle got better so you could enjoy the rest of your Scottish trip. It was certainly no problem to help you out with a wee hot water bottle.
We are surprised and sorry you found it a bit strange that we preferred you not to eat a takeaway in your room. The reason why, is that we have had to replace numerous duvet covers and a carpet, due to food stains. Which are accidents and obviously all part of opening our home to guests, but as a small business, we have to do what we can to look after what we have, which I am sure you can understand. However, our priority IS our guests! This is why we have a lounge for your use.
Regarding your breakfast, we are always open to constructive criticism, so would have welcomed any suggestions for what else you would have liked to see on the breakfast menu, and any requests, we are happy to try to accommodate.
Maybe if you are in the Highlands and stay again, we can make it up to you!

Thank you again for your kind words, and for taking the time to review us.

Best wishes,

Ally & Ruth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Our family of four came to this lovely B&B on a tour in late December 2012 and had no idea what to expect. We found ourselves welcomed into what felt more like a home than a hotel, and one where the hosts set out only to please. The rooms were modern, clean and light, welcome on a dour evening. Ally and Ruth offered help with restaurants and with setting up the much appreciated wifi access. We had an easy walk to town and had dinner, returning to a good night's sleep. Breakfast was generous and Ally was happy to talk and share advice (which proved useful) about Edinburgh, our next destination. A really good experience.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AtherstoneGuestHouse, Owner at Atherstone Guest House, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Hi Anita,

thank you so much for the very kind review.

We know how important nice accomodation is at anytime, but especially on a cold winters evening in Scotland, so we are glad you enjoyed your stay and felt at home. That is one of the biggest compliments we can be given.
We are glad you enjoyed a good sleep and breakfast and had an all-round good experience with us.
Hopefully you had a good journey down to Edinburgh and you had a great time there too.

So, thanks again, we hope to see you in Inverness again sometime.

Best wishes,

Ally & Ruth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

A warm welcome from Ruth & Ally, comfy beds & en suite in all rooms, a superb breakfast - all the ingredients are there for a super stay very close to the centre of Inverness. Add in all the good restaurants, pubs and other attractions in walking distance and you have a winning combination for a great stay!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AtherstoneGuestHouse, Owner at Atherstone Guest House, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Hi Tardy75!

Sorry it has taken so long to reply, but thank you for a very gracious review, we really appreciate it.
It was certainly our pleasure to have you to stay, and you can be assured of another warm welcome when you return!

Looking forward to your next visit already....
Ally and Ruth :-)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

The owners warm welcome,the smile,the service,the beautyful old style rooms and the city itself maked my stay in Inverness one of the most beautiful experiences I've lived.I recommend strongly this B&B for its location(5' from town center) and the personality of the owners!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AtherstoneGuestHouse, Owner at Atherstone Guest House, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Hi Kalkanisx,

We are sorry to respond so late to your review.

What a great review! Thank you so much! We are really happy that you had such a good time when you stayed with us. Inverness is a great city, and we a really fortunate to stay such a short, pleasant walk from the centre of it. We are glad that you got the benefit of that while you were here too.

We hope that you make it back to the Highlands again and we look forward to seeing you if and when you do.

Best wishes, and thank you again,

Ally and Ruth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

My friend and I stayed here for one night on a Rabbie's Tour recently and couldn't have asked for better accommodations. Extremely comfortable and clean, and the hosts are so warm and welcoming. Accommodations and breakfast were both perfect. They were even able to furnish gluten-free toast for my celiac friend! Highly recommend.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AtherstoneGuestHouse, Owner at Atherstone Guest House, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Hi Sharon,

I'm so sorry it has taken so long to reply to your review.
It doesn't mean that we are not very grateful for your kind feedback about your stay with us.

One night in Inverness is not very long, especially after a full day of travelling to get here, but we hope that you enjoyed the time that you had here.
It was a pleasure to meet you and you r friend and be a part of your trip. We are glad that you enjoyed your breakfasts - we know how important it is before the big day you had ahead!

So, thank you once angain, and we hope to see you if you are back in the Highlands.

Best wishes and happy traveling in 2013!

Ally & Ruth
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Address: 42 Fairfield Road, Inverness IV3 5QD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #13 of 220 B&Bs / Inns in Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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