Strathness House is a family-run guest house with all the facilities that you would expect from a small hotel. Situated fronting the River Ness in the heart of Inverness, the emphasis is on personal service with a homely, Highland touch. Services are personally centred around each guest. From small groups to the single business traveller, all are guaranteed a very warm Highland welcome. Strathness House was built in 1874 by Mr Matheson of the Merchant Shipping company Jardine & Matheson. Alexander Ross was commissioned to design and oversee the building of the house. Mr Ross was also the designer of St Andrew’s Cathedral that stands next door to Strathness House. After a brief spell as the Tower Hotel, the name Strathness House was reinstated in October 2007 by its present owners Joan and Javed, who will be happy to tell you more about the history of Strathness House on your visit to Inverness. Many guestrooms offer river views, and all guestrooms provide free wi-fi internet.
There are 12 guestrooms at Strathness House, each is very comfortably furnished, with the utmost attention given to the needs of guests.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Free Wi-Fi Internet Access
- Flat Screen TV with “Freeview” Channels
- Tea, Coffee & Chocolate Hospitality Tray Hostess Tray
- Direct-Dial Telephone
- Ironing Facilities
A full Scottish Breakfast is included with your stay at Strathness House. A delicious and hearty breakfast, freshly cooked to order from the varied menu, is available each morning. Most dietary requirements are catered for, and any particular requests can be taken care of with advance notice.
Breakfast starts with fresh fruit juices, a selection of cereals, fresh fruit salad and yoghurts, before getting down to the cooked selection of sausages, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, beans and black pudding.
The City of Inverness:
On The Map: Inverness is located on Scotland’s central northern coast. The town is accessed via the A9 road from the southeast (Cairngorms National Park), A82 from the southwest (Loch Ness) , and A96 from the northeast (Speyside, Whisky Country)
Inverness is the true capital of the Highlands, and with 50,000 people, it is one of Scotland’s fastest growing cities. It is also one of the Highland’s oldest settlements. All roads still lead to the Highland’s center, Inverness. It feels like a compact town, but it has the bustle and air of a lovely city. Let your imagination run wild, and take a ghost tour led by an 18th century ghost, complete with period costume. Expect to hear tales of the city’s blood-chilling past, including ghosts, witches, murders, and spells! Stroll along the River Ness, or cruise on the Moray Firth, searching out bottlenose dolphins. It is very peaceful, especially if you’ve just been ghost-hunting… The River Ness flows through Inverness, and salmon fishermen come during the summer, even where the river runs right through the city’s center. High above the city is Inverness Castle, a unique Victorian built of red sandstone. Just below the castle is the museum and Art Gallery which runs exhibitions and workshops for kids. The main shopping area fans out from there in three directions, and includes a lively gathering place where pipers and other musicians get together and make music.