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“Near-perfect stay, great value” 5 of 5 stars
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Craig Villa Guest House
42 Kenneth Street, Inverness IV3 5DH, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #32 of 227 Inverness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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“Near-perfect stay, great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

From the cheerful greeting at the door, through to the ultra-comfortable room, great breakfast and fantastic hospitality, this is a wonderful choice in Inverness. The rooms are well-equipped, spacious, quiet, warm and clean, and the breakfasts are exceptionally generous and piping hot. Overall, it is the best value for money I've experienced in the UK so far across five towns & cities.

It's only minutes from the town centre, a supermarket and very good restaurants and Alison is more than happy to help with suggestions of where to go. The train/bus stations are no more than five to ten minutes' walk. I would definitely return here if I came back to Inverness.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Me and my partner visited and its really nice place and nice service.
next time we will be here if we visit again in inverness. thank you craig villa guest house in inverness. specially thanks to Alison who charged for this guest house.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Very comfortable room. Very well located. Excellent breakfast, with many options. The best was Alison by herself: very friendly, gave us very good suggestions of tours and restaurant, nice talks about the town and history. When we go again to Inverness, we will go back to Craig Villa.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Madrid, Spain
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Alison is in charge of this B&B: breakfast, room and hospitality is upper class.

But the best is to enjoy talking with Alison and live deeply the scotish hospitability, warm welcome an incredible optimistic point of view.

Great Scotch breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

positive: everything was beautiful there, really lovely! Excellent breakfast with a lot of choices, the owner was really really helpful, polite and kind. The room was absolutely clean and very well furbished. Confortable bed (could be a little bigger though).
negative: the shower.. but I noticed this in other guesthouses in the UK..not very strong..
Would stay there again and recommend it.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Forfar, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Wow, just wow. What more can be said about the accommodation provided by Alison at Craig Villa?

I was traveling with three other people, and we all agreed this was by far the best place we stayed while in Scotland. The rooms are spacious and inviting; they have extremely comfortable beds and tea/coffee necessities. We felt right at home.

Alison is a fabulous host. Not only was the breakfast menu filled with many different options, the food was delicious. We usually just skipped lunch because we were still full from breakfast!! We never had a bad breakfast, and Alison was extremely attentive and helpful.

On that same note, Alison went far beyond to help us enjoy Inverness. She had great recommendations for restaurants, and she also would call and make reservations for our party. All in all, she was a great host!!

I would recommend the Craig Villa Guest House to anyone staying in Inverness. It made our visit spectacular!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Alison of Craig Villa makes a traveller very welcome. Her B&B is very clean, with all amenities in the room such as TV and tea/coffee making provisions. Importantly, a very comfortable bed.
At breakfast a wide menu is offered and the food is excellent.
Craig Villa is in an excellent location with an easy walk over the "bouncey bridge" and Ness River to bus & train stations, restaurants, tourist information & shopping.
I would definitely stay at Craig Villa again.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alison M, Owner at Craig Villa Guest House, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Hi there, just a quick email to thank you most sincerely for your kind review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Highlands and your stay at Craig Villa Guest House. I hope you had a safe journey home and maybe we'll meet again if you come back to Scotland. Thanks again and best wishes, Alison x
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Additional Information about Craig Villa Guest House

Address: 42 Kenneth Street, Inverness IV3 5DH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 227 B&Bs / Inns in Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Craig Villa is a comfortable bed and breakfast in the very heart of Inverness. We are located just minutes from the city centre as well as local sights. There are also many highly rated restaurants and facilities close by. The rooms are newly refurbished in a contemporary, yet traditional fashion. We provide our guests with a clean, comfortable and memorable stay with us. ... more   less 
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