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Atholdene House
Ranked #57 of 232 Inverness B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 18, 2012

Had a lovely stay. Welcomed by Fred and offered a welcome pot of tea. The room was very clean, had tea/coffee facilities. Location is very pleasant, smart residential area of Inverness in easy walking distance of river and town centre. Plenty of parking. Breakfast was lovely and served at your table - i had smoked haddock with a poached egg which was a real treat. Their children helped during breakfast and are a credit to them - extremely polite and helpful.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 28, 2011

Have just come away from spending a week at Atholdene. quite simply put, it is the finest B&B i have ever visited. The rooms are spotlessly clean, well kept and extremely comfortable. The service is unsurpassable, Fred and Penelope are extremely caring and attentive hosts who just go out of thier way to make you feel not just welcome but really valued too. oh thats a good point, breakfast........ RAWR NOM NOM NOMMMMMM, its plain fantastic. a variety of fresh juices, cereal, and "breakfast" fruits including bowel lacerating prunes. Also on the menu is the apparrently famous full scottish, for the lighter side there's scrambled or poached eggs and so on. If thats not quite to your particular tastes i was reliably informed by the lady of the house that kippers and other things of that nature were available upon request.

In this modern era of the Jobsworth, inflexible, rigid and indifferent attitude, tripping over a place like Atholdene House really is a revelation and i would not ever hesitate in reccommending this beautiful guest house to anyone and everyone planning to visit Inverness in particular or the highlands as a whole.

Now comes the critisism.................

Fred, that vase, you know, the brass one in the breakfast room, right hand side of the fire? No. just no ok! it looks like a WWII german bomb and has all the appeal and cultural impact of said device!

cocking a wink at Penelope.........................

levity aside, to sum it all up, amazing owners, fantastic guest house. If you dont visit, its your loss!

Room Tip: uh! well, any of them. i was in room 4 and i found it brilliant
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 13, 2011

Stayed here several time for business over the past few months and could best describe it as a home from home. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly, sociable family but not too intrusive. Always willing to help or offer advice and very knowledgeable about the Highlands/Scotland as shared with all guests. Quality furnishings in the bedrooms, clean rooms and comfy beds. I love my food and can only say that Fred and Penelope serve the best breakfasts in Scotland. Quality produce, fresh and piping hot to your table. In my opinion, they undercharge compared to other venues in the city.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

My sister and I stayed at the Atholdene House for 3 nights on our trip to the Scottish Highlands. Inverness is a perfect central location to do a variety of activities and day trips. The family is very welcoming and knowledgeable about places to visit in the area. The rooms were beautiful, and the breakfasts were superb! This place is also a short walk (maybe 10 minutes) from the train station and city center. My sister even left some artwork in our room, and Freddie mailed it all the way to America. Wonderful service!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 24, 2011

Our hosts were most gracious and helped us get there by patiently giving directions and finally waving me in. Fred provided excellent recommendation for entertainment (the Hootenanny which gets two thumbs), Fred said if you want a table book dinner which worked out (otherwise stand all night, food was good). We stayed two nights and had two excellent breakfasts and enjoyable conversation with the other guests. The area around Atholdene house makes for an enjoyable walk. Also, Culloden fields is fairly close and a must see.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

Very nice rooms and a helpful host. Easy walking distance to the town center. Average breakfasts.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

Stayed here for 3 nights whilst watching the Scottish Open golf at Castle Stuart.

It is a 10 minute stroll from the station, located in a nice road with other similarly attractive properties. Inside, the hall and breakfast room are very attractive, and my bedroom was a pleasant single room - and was well set out and very satisfactory. Freddy, the owner was very welcoming and helpful. The breakfast was of a high standard, good choice and everything excellent quality. The (free) wi-fi worked well, and at a good speed.

Within 5 minutes you can get into town for shopping or restaurants etc, so this is a very convenient location.

There is no separate lounge, but as a well located B&B this justifies a 5* rating. I would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Atholdene House

Address: 20 Southside Road, Inverness IV2 3BG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 232 B&Bs / Inns in Inverness
Price Range: $30 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great value, 3-star Scottish Tourist Board bed and breakfast. Families welcome. All rooms en-suite. Free Wi-Fi throughout Guest House. Large private car park. 5 minutes walk to Town centre. Residential Crown district with similar period houses. ... more   less 
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Atholdene House Inverness, Scotland

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