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Royal Highland Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   18 Academy Street, Inverness IV1 1LG, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Isle of Man
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very central hotel, surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants. Next door to the railway station, and only a few yards further to the bus station, where the Citybus tours start. Good food in the Ash restaurant, but even better food in the CastleTavern, just 5 minutes away and opposite the castle.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here with friends at the start of a road trip and the hotel fit our needs nicely. A very central location the hotel was nice and clean. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Decor and setup is classic Scottish complete with tartan carpets, stag head, and decent Scotch menu from the bar. Breakfast gave decent options for a... More

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Canberra, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved our stay here. Being right next to the railway station we just had to step out of the station and there the hotel was. Because we were there during a quiet period our hosts upgraded us to a four poster bed room, which was fantastic. The bed was so high off the ground I could sit on the... More

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culcabock, Public Relations Manager at Royal Highland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind review - Team Royal Highland awaits to welcome you again in Inverness. More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very good hotel experience! Love the reception hall with its comfy chairs and stairs. It has some of that old grandness. Great big rooms. The staff were nice especially at breakfast, I felt that I was taken care of. Breakfast was great too. Hotel fire alarm went off at 4 at night when we where sleeping. That's a bit... More

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culcabock, Public Relations Manager at Royal Highland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind review - we apologise for the Fire Alarm going off at such an unsocial hour and hope that you will understand that your safety is one of our main concerns -- Team Royal Highland awaits to welcome you again in Inverness. More

nottingham
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

5 of us stayed dinner bed and breakfast on a business trip. I will definitely return. I love all the antiques and the original fittings. The single room was small however this is not a grumble it was comfortable and had everything that I needed. I will book a larger one next time so I can have a double bed.... More

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culcabock, Public Relations Manager at Royal Highland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review and we have shared this with the entire Team Royal Highland - looking forward to welcome you again as stated. More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

parking - nightmare water - cold on last night - apologies but still cold in morning charming hotel - as expected for age staff were polite and listened to all queries issues dealt with effectively: lightbulb/fan breakfast decent food fine bargain special offer

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culcabock, Public Relations Manager at Royal Highland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review and we hope to welcome you again. More

Dolphinton, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here while away with work. Nice hotel in a great location, right in the centre of inverness! The breakfast was amazing!! Only complaint was that the wifi wasn't free and didnt reach my room! I know that sounds a bit sad but nowadays everywhere has free wifi!!

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culcabock, Public Relations Manager at Royal Highland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review - we look forward to welcome you again. More

glasgow
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80 reviews 80 reviews
20 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night, and talk about value for money! The hotel is old, but I found the character very quaint and almost cute in parts, like an old house with character and charm. The location is ideal.The room was a very good size, as was the bathroom and it was spotlessly clean. The bed and bedding was... More

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culcabock, Public Relations Manager at Royal Highland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review - we all look forward to welcome you again. More

Glasgow
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had an overnight stay here on 4/4/14, we booked a City View room which on arrival we didn't receive, after going to reception with our request for the room we booked and payed for in advance the young man laughed and advised us there was no double rooms left but we could have a twin room... More

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culcabock, Public Relations Manager at Royal Highland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review - we apologise for any inconvenience and will definitely initiate corrective action - also, we are slightly confused as we do not have a category of 'City View Room' - however,all look forward to welcome you again to give you the pleasant stay experience which a majority of our guests take back with them. More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a lovely weekend stay here with my fiance which was actually an engagement present from my aunt who bought us a voucher. The hotel was lovely and the staff were all very nice, the room was clean and enough space for us and the bathroom was lovely, big bath amazing shower very powerful and temperature just right. We... More

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culcabock, Public Relations Manager at Royal Highland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review and the Team Royal Highland would look forward to welcome you both again. More

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Additional Information about Royal Highland Hotel

Also Known As:
Royal Highland Inverness
Hotel Royal Highland
Royal Highland Hotel Inverness, Scotland
Address: 18 Academy Street, Inverness IV1 1LG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Highland Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Highland Hotel is the oldest hotel in the centre of the Highland capital, Inverness. In 2000, the property was carefully restored, retaining its unique character associated with the bygone age. As soon as you enter the hotel you will appreciate this. In the foyer the grand staircase, the inspiration for the Titanic's staircase, leads to the 84 spacious refurbished bedrooms - all with very high ceilings. The decor is rich with traditional furniture and deep colours. The rooms all have soft furnishings and antique style furniture. The excellent bathrooms are generally medium to large in size. For over 151 years, the hotel has been looking after travellers from all over the world. Perhaps its popularity stems from the fact the hotel is a grand place to stay. Large bedrooms, large lounge areas, quiet meeting rooms, good food, prime location and friendly staff all play their part. All local amenities close to hand, but within a 5 minute drive you are out into the dramatic Highlands. Lochness is only 7 miles from the hotel. ... more   less 
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