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“Highland hospitality just doesnt get better than this.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bunchrew House Hotel
Ranked #6 of 34 Hotels in Inverness
Certificate of Excellence
Knysna, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Highland hospitality just doesnt get better than this.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Bunchrew House and Gardens immediately welcomed me to the timeless, stunning setting on the shores of Beauly Firth, near Inverness.
The hospitable staff and General manager combined the extraordinary attention to detail ,with all the comforts ,friendliness and warmth in true highland style. The sublime food , paired with an extensive wine list ,ensured that I savoured local fresh produce and the deservedly award winning cuisine , the 2AA Rosettes accolade had to offer.
Thank you to everyone for making my stay and experience so memorable.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank sportymortie
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Manager13791, General Manager at Bunchrew House Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Hello Dave,

We're all very pleased that you enjoyed your (all to short) time at Bunchrew House.
Chef also sends his thanks for your review, and we look forward to welcoming you back later this month!
David
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

Very friendly staff. The food was really good. The hotel seems like a castle from the inside and outside. The room was extremely well cleaned and spacious. The location is perfect if you wish to visit Inverness and the towns around, although you need a car. I definitely recommend it!

Room Tip: View to the sea.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank angelomonteiro
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Manager13791, General Manager at Bunchrew House Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Hello Angelo,

Many thanks for the review. You're right, Bunchrew House Hotel is in a perfect location, only 3 miles outside Inverness centre, but it feels like a million miles away...
The housekeeping staff also pass on their thanks for this great review, and we hope that you will consider returning to Bunchrew House in the near future.
David
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

We used Bunchrew for our wedding reception and booked out all of the rooms for a night in Sept 2013. A few of our guests stayed a few extra nights. It is a hotel with a lot of character, to be honest, you just have to click a few pics to get an idea.

We would absolutely recommend the hotel, food and service, there was nothing we would have changed or done differently. We had 75 guests in for lots of fizzy, canapes, full wedding breakfast, later evening snacks and then a lucky subset stayed through till breakfast the next morning.

The food was something that was really important to us as it is one of our hobbies. We gelled with the chef (Andy) pretty instantly and we felt as though he listened to what we really wanted. The smoked salmon medley, venison and a few special trimmings etc.. was all spot on, the wines well complimenting the courses. Late evening we had cleared out the main room and had a ceilidh. Guests drank on in the bar late late until they had their fill.

The rooms vary a bit, there are some awesome ones and some that are just very good :) Again there are a lot of querks and we had quite a lot of fun deciding who was going to go where.

Throughout the process, Anne who was managing it for us kept a running document of what we had planned, special requests and the costs. It made it really easy to tweak what we wanted and made the pricing very transparent. The whole team there are very professional in their approach and extremely east to deal with.

A few guests stayed a few extra nights. Obviously people tend to be nice in the presence of the couple but I didn't hear anything but compliments.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manager13791, General Manager at Bunchrew House Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Hello Danny,

We all hope that you and Laura are enjoying your new life together, and we are very proud to have been part of your fantastic day. I'm so happy that you and your guests were pleased with our service levels, and the quirkiness of the hotel. Thanks for posting such a great review for Bunchrew House Hotel on Tripadvisor, and we'd look forward to welcoming you back for your anniversary.
David
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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

went to buncrew house hotel for a meal out to celebrate anniversary lovely hotel food is excellent they also cater for wedding which they have alot at didnt think the food was pricey was well cooked and hot which is the main thing altogether we had a superb night out well recommended

Room Tip: if you can get a room over looking moray firth lovely views
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tevia406
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Manager13791, General Manager at Bunchrew House Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
We are all very happy that you had a wonderful anniversary at Bunchrew House Hotel.
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review on Tripadvisor.
David
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Portland, Victoria
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We arrived in Inverness with no plans as to where to stay. The local tourist office made a couple of phone calls and then suggested we book at Bunchrew. We were not disappointed. We had a family room with a super sized king bed in a large room. There was a couch and chairs also. Coffee and tea facilities. Our children were in the wide entry hall on a couch that makes up into two seperate beds. Still plenty of space to walk through the doorway. The large bathroom was inbetween. Being such an old property, there are beautiful period features and there is, of course, some wear and tear (not much), but this only adds to the charm of such a lovely property. My children (9 & 13) felt like they were staying in a castle! The dinner and breakfast were very nice and the service was good. The information suggests that there is a ghost called Isobel who resides there but we did not experience anything. However, if that kind of thing interests you, there is certainly the ambience to support that feeling. I would recommend Bunchrew House Hotel and I would return again. It is ask in a beautiful location - very picturesque.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank gbh71
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Manager13791, General Manager at Bunchrew House Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
We are so glad that you and your family managed to find us!
I will have a chat with Isobel, and ask her why she didn't make an appearance. She normally likes to sit with families in the dining room.......
We hope that you had a good return trip back to Australia, and look forward to welcoming you back to Bunchrew House on your next visit to Scotland.
David
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Grand Rapids, MI
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights on our 10 night trip to Scotland. The setting, the grounds and overall ambiance of this old place is outstanding. With that said, there is some updating that could be done as it seems a little worn out. Even with that though, its a charming place with incredible views of the firth. We sat out there one night drinking wine and couldn't get over how great the view was. The bar and waiting room next to the restaurant have lots of character and we enjoyed having drinks in both places.
Our room, the Ardfern room, was very large which we enjoyed. But again, it needed a bit of updating.
The staff was very nice and helpful also. A big thanks to Deborah for all she did to help.
Overall, its a great place and we truly enjoyed it. With some updates, it could be one of the best places in Scotland.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dffabric
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Manager13791, General Manager at Bunchrew House Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
We're very glad that you enjoyed your stay at Bunchrew House Hotel, and are grateful to you for taking the time to leave a review on Tripadvisor.
It's true that the setting, the grounds and the ambiance are all outstanding, (I'm watching the stunning sunrise over the Moray Firth as I'm writing this to you!)
The updates that you mentioned are all in progress, and hopefully will all be completed well before we welcome you back to Bunchrew House.
David
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful stay here with our 1 year old daughter. The view from our suite of the firth was stunning, and the sunrise in the morning was spectacular. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and the food excellent.

Beautiful old house, and looked a bit like a pink castle! Our bed was huge and very comfortable - so high they give you a stool to climb in and out. I did forget this and got a surprise when I jumped out on the first morning!

Room Tip: Wyvis Suite has great views
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank pinkcatgirl
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Manager13791, General Manager at Bunchrew House Hotel, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
The sunrise views over the Moray Forth are truly spectacular, and I'm very glad that you got to experience it from Bunchew House. The Wyvis Suite is one of our most popular rooms, and the elevated bed is a lovely feature. We hope that it made you feel like a Princess in your pink castle!
We look forward to seeing you all again soon.
David
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Property: Bunchrew House Hotel
Address: Bunchrew, Inverness IV3 8TA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Inverness
#4 Luxury Hotel in Inverness
#6 Family Hotel in Inverness
#13 Business Hotel in Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bunchrew House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 17th century Baronial mansion; lies in 20 acres of lawns and magnificent woodlands; only yards from the sea and 3 miles from Inverness. ... more   less 
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