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“Service cannot be beat”
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Strathness House
Ranked #18 of 231 Inverness B&B and Inns
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Omaha, Nebraska
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Service cannot be beat”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

We only stayed at Strathness House for one night. We arrived late after a long bus ride, and the owners were wonderfully accommodating. They even chilled our cider for us so we could enjoy a nightcap in the room! The bed was comfortable and the shower was clean and high-pressure. Breakfast was more limited in selection than some of the big hotels we stayed at, but all the food was delicious. I would definitely return to Strathness House, and if I could redo the vacation, I would stay there for several nights and use it as a basecamp for exploring the Highlands.

Room Tip: We paid extra for the river-view room, and it was worth the money. It was so picturesque to sit and...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fernandina Beach, FL
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed 1 night at Strathness House and it was lovely. It sits right across a one way street from the River Ness and we saw a man in hip waders fishing in the river! There's a pedestrian bridge to cross over the river quite close. Very peaceful and quiet and very lovely.

The rooms are small but the innkeepers are very nice and accommodating and the breakfast was really good.

There is Wifi throughout the inn which is nice.

Inverness is a lovely small highland town - not a lot to do but very friendly people.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Eight of us stayed for three nights while on a golf tour of the Highlands and St. Andrews. We were very happy with the accommodations and were particularly happy with the attention we got from Javed and Joan. Whether it was storing our clubs or making suggestions and reservations for dinner or making sure our breakfast needs were satisfied, Javed and Joan were on it. The rooms are a nice size. The bathrooms are a bit small. The location and the views from the riverside rooms add to the lustre. We were very happy with our choice.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

The location could not be beat, and our room was quiet with a beautiful view. Fresh milk for tea is available upon request! Owners were lovely and helpful with restaurant recommendations.

Full breakfast is very tasty.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

We had 2 rooms river view. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. Best place in town which was not super nice. We stayed one night which is about enough if just seeing Inverness. The hotel was just great.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Salzburg, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

I must admit that this was not our first choice, but everything else was fully booked and we thus arrived with some trepidation, which turned out to be unfounded. Yes, this looks, feels and behaves more like a B&B than a hotel, but it is very comfortable and friendly. Best of all it is located right on the river, next to the cathedral, with easy parking and we had a great view of the castle. The rooms are basic and our bathroom was rather small, but the shower-pressure and hot water supply were perfect. The owners are extremely helpful with information, recommendations and the luggage (still – do pack light as there is no elevator). The choice of the breakfast buffet was average, but the big Scottish breakfast was freshly cooked and good.
Net, if you look for a 4-Star hotel you will be disappointed, if you look for a top B&B you can't go wrong!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2013

An awesome and reasonably-priced hotel with a beautiful view of the river Ness. The owners could not be friendlier and they do it all from breakfast to helping you with your bags. My wife's hair straightner happened to bite the dust during our trip and one of the owner's loaned my wife her personal straightener! Chain hotels do not have that kind of service! The hotel is very clean and high quality, but it could probably use larger showers and an elevator. Still, the best porridge we had in Europe was at the Strathness House! If we're ever back in Inverness, we'll be back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Strathness House
Address: Ness Walk 4 Ardross Terrace | Next to St Andrew's Cathedral, Inverness IV3 5NQ, Scotland (Formerly Tower Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
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Ranked #18 of 231 B&Bs / Inns in Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Strathness House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Victorian terraced townhouse, set on the banks of the river Ness and overlooking the Inverness Castle. Strathness House is a family-run guest house with all the facilities of a small hotel. Of the twelve rooms, eight have beautiful river and castle views. Situated in a prime area of the city centre, it is the ideal place to stay in Inverness where emphasis is placed on the guest with the personal service that is given by the staff. ... more   less 
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