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Ivanhoe Guest House
Ranked #182 of 229 Inverness B&B and Inns
northern Michigan
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“Decent value for the money”
Reviewed May 14, 2011

We arrived at approximately 8pm for a two night stay. One of the hosts was outside smoking with some other guests, and while she was friendly, it was clear she was waiting to leave. She checked us in and left pretty soon after, and although I requested another blanket, I never received it (she did suggest we increase the heat in the room, but my husband gets warm easily while I get cold). I didn't get a chance to get the password for the WiFi that night, and ended up paying BT for a 24 hour pass, as I needed to work and I wasn't sure if the WiFi was free or not. (I tried to ring their residence at 9:30, but that may have been too late, as I didn't get a response). Again, although she was in a rush, she was very friendly.
Although we generally don't stay at many B&Bs, and are used to staying to ourselves, on this trip (Americans in UK) we would have liked to see more of our hosts and have them offer ideas on things to see and do in the area. They provide a cooked-to-order Scottish breakfast, and were very gracious and friendly otherwise.
The twin room we had was pretty tiny, and the walls are quite thin (we stayed in room 3). The bathroom is tiny, but they do have toiletries and a hair dryer. The WiFi was good, and we were able to walk to the Inverness Castle and other parts of town from the inn. We didn't have a problem parking in front of the place. Given what lodging costs in this area, it was a decent value overall.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2010

Arrived in there with two kids, found nice clean room for the four of us - tidy, comfortable beds (two single beds, one couple bed). Great hospitality - the hosts were eager to help us with every wish we had. I will get back in there happily if I get to visit Inverness again.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 13, 2010

Booked into this Guest House by chance off the street! We had a comfortable family room en suite sleeping the 4 of us in 2 single beds & a double bed. The hosts were very welcoming with directions to town, parking , & info on best attractions!! The day trip to the West coast that Sandy suggested was just the best day out ever, we have never seen such lovely scenery with mountains, lochs & the red deer running by the roadside !! What a day out that was!!The breakfast was superb with a good choice on the buffet & a great" Scottish Breakfast". This is a very friendly place to stay & only a lovely 5 - 10 minute walk to town centre along the river bank. Clean & comfortable without being OTT!! It gets our vote & we will be back again - next time to do the trip to the Isle of Skye that was also recommended to us! We can only say we were glad we stumbled across The Ivanhoe & give the Hosts, including Sandy, the father in law a 100% for service & hospitality.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 10, 2008

Great small friendly Guest House near the city centre - 10 to 15 minute walk!! Very clean, well appointed rooms with all you need to make you feel at home. Prices are very good value & you get a real highland breakfast which keeps you going all day!! Would advise that is great value & warm welcome from the family who run it. Nice to see that in this day & age , customers come first!!
Keep up the great work.

Stayed January 2008
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Property: Ivanhoe Guest House
Address: 68 Lochalsh Road, Inverness IV3 8HW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
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Ranked #182 of 229 B&Bs / Inns in Inverness
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ivanhoe Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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