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Station Square, 18 Academy Street, Inverness, IV1 1LG, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.1/10! (score from 327 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Royal Highland.
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Food & Drink
Bar, Breakfast in the room, Restaurant (à la carte)
Wireless Internet Hotspot is available in public areas and charges are applicable.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Room service, Packed lunches, Car hire, 24-hour front desk, Express check-in/check-out, Luggage storage, Laundry, Dry cleaning, Ironing service, Shoeshine, Meeting/banquet facilities, Fax/photocopying, VIP room facilities, Bridal suite
Newspapers, Safety deposit box, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Lift, Heating
15:00 - 23:00 hours
07:00 - 10:30 hours
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Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 10 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
All older children or adults are charged GBP 50 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
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Based on 327 reviews
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Just outside Inverness centre, this modern hotel is a 15-minute drive from Inverness Airport. The Thistle Inverness Hotel features a leisure centre, free parking and a traditional restaurant.
Score from 264 reviews Good
This grand hotel has a great location in the heart of Inverness, yet in a quiet area with splendid views of the River Ness and Inverness Castle.
Score from 676 reviews Good
This family-run hotel is situated on the south bank of the River Ness, a 3 minutes’ walk from the city centre. It offers a restaurant, a bar and free parking.
Score from 278 reviews Very good
Pentahotel Inverness is just 200 metres from the city's train and bus stations. A 20-minute drive from the shores of Loch Ness, it offers free WiFi, colourful rooms and a 24-hour front desk.
Score from 610 reviews Very good
Stayed in room 107 and is above the taxi rank and was very noisy both nights till 04.30. The only solution would be double glazing. Obviously not a lot the hotel can do.
Staff were very helpful, room was small but cosy, food was good.
Best breakfast I've ever had in a hotel and i use a lot of hotels in uk and round the world
Meal in Ash Restaurant was poor. Made me ashamed to be a highlander!
Cleanliness, good bathroom facilities, very friendly staff.
This hotel was obviously beautiful in its hey-day, but sadly, once you step beyond the front entrance and foyer, its been a long time since. The bed was rock hard, the pillow was paper thin, and the lamp fizzed like it was about to go pop. The bathroom was clean and well appointed, (including curtains) but just to the right, the paint was peeling off. And at about 5am, there was a deafening noise from a water tank somewhere (sounded like it was in our room) every time it seemed anyone in the building flushed the toilet. You couldnt sleep through it. Breakfast seems to have suffered from too many years catering to the coach party market. Grey and greasy potato scones, which actually tasted ok, but looked grim. Half raw hash browns, and solid croissants you could wedge the wobbly leg of a table with. The saddest bit of all was the coffee. There were plenty of waiters and waitresses floating around, and they offer kippers made to order, and yet, you have to get a cup of purest "brown" from the type of push button coffee machine you get in the waiting room of a kwikfit. A travesty. Didnt seem to matter which button you pressed, it never improved, and the cups were so small youd need 4 to quench any thirst. And for £9.95 each for breakfast, a bit overpriced. All very disappointing when the hotel has obviously been quite a place in the past. My advice to the hotel? Do it up, get proper coffee. My advice for travellers? If you need to be right in the centre of inverness, and youre planning to be out a lot, go for it. Theres a few free parkjng spaces out the front which is perfect if youre xmas shopping, but theyre hard fought for.
Position at station
I hated the fact that when I was taking a shower the water didn't drain, so I had to stand in ankle deep water to shower. Person at reception wasn't exactly helpful after giving the feedback. I think it's unacceptable to have such poor drainage and sell the room, absolutely terrible.
The location, Ease at the end of a train journey. Taxi rank outside, Next door to the Eastgate shopping Centre, opposite the Victorian shopping Arcades, What is not to Like?
No extractor fan in the bathroom ( a very minor item)
Location is great right next to the train station
1) Hearing people talk from both rooms even with ear plugs in. 2) being woken up by the fire alarm 3) having no water to shower with due to a burst pipe which while is not the hotels fault I would have expected a sorry from the hotel staff but none were offered.
rooms were spotless and spacious. housekeeping very polite and friendly.
the resteraunt was a joke ignorant staff meal was terrible after an hours wait on the meal would rather of starved. Night receptionist must have been new she didnt have a clue
Very conveniently located. Historic. Impressive decor.
Reception staff a bit off-hand. Poor communication from reception to kitchen about dietary needs. Dining room staff very good. The carpet in the hallway of the first floor has stretched, and looks terrible. I sympathise with the owners, because this would be expensive to fix, but it creates a very poor impression.
Great atmosphere and convenient location for my needs, eg bus station and Eden Court Theatre. Also dining facilities meant unnecessary to find another location to eat.
Good modern room for such an old hotel, if a little compact, with excellent facilities.
Check-in (1500) was very rigid.
Fantastic facilities friendly staff
We liked the size of the room and the Jacuzzi in the bathroom. The bed was really comfortable.
The noise overnight. Also walking past smokers to enter the hotel. We found this distasteful especially to non smokers.
Location, busy reception/bar area, friendly staff, main staircase quite a feature!
Poor state of en-suite bathroom, waiter in Ash (in house restaurant) couldnt understand English very well!
Staff very friendly.
We like the hotel and would stay again
We didn't like the bed we found the mattress very hard but understand that other people may find it comfortable
We only stayed until 5am as we were flying from Inverness Airport but the hotel was fine . Would stay there again.
Very dated rooms, in need of some urgent modernising. Thin walls meant you could hear either side of you. Terrible for sleeping. Uncomfortable beds. Musty smell in the room itself.
They made special provisions for early-morning breakfast before our train departure, white table cloth, silverware and all! It was most appreciated!
Wine in the tavern was a bit pricy.....
The restaurant was lovely and the food was nice
We thought we booked into a room with a double bed but we got a room with 2 single beds
Location Entrance hall
Radiator would not turn off Street noise Light switches Bedroom needed a refurb.
Very close to mall, major shops, and train station
Noise in street outside window till late at night and starting early the next morning. Room was tiny and the mattress was leaning over to one side. Constantly felt like I was going to roll off.
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