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The Waterside Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   19 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
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Ranked #15 of 34 hotels in Inverness
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Idyllic setting, peaceful and relaxing but with only a short walk the vibrancy of Inverness City was available. Location bumps up the price of a room. Hotel comes with off road parking for guests in a small rear car park. Rooms are classically simple, well kept with complimentary toiletries and refreshment tray. Walls to the rooms are a little thin,... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice on the expensive side (£140 VAT incl) looking Hotel on the river Ness with terrace, weather permitting, not far from the center (on foot) Private Free Parking. Large room charming room ( #143) on the river side, quiet even so it is on the road. Wifi iffy ! Horrible breakfast with precooked tough bacon and pastries out of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We flew up to Inverness for a family party so only stayed one night. Chose a superior room at the front of the hotel which we were really pleased with. Huge room, lovely fluffy dressing gowns etc. Great view. Staff extremely helpful and friendly particularly Alison the day manager. Happy with the food and had carvery on the Sunday. Really... More

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Nicol111, Owner at The Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your short break and hope you will return soon. More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we only live 45 mins away from Inverness, whenever we decide to stay over at the weekend my first choice is always to see if The Waterside has any rooms available. We have managed a couple of times to stay over and cant find fault with anything!! Also this is the BEST place by far for Sunday Carvery (you... More

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Nicol111, Owner at The Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review. Thank you also for your repeat business, it is much appreciated. It is nice to know that our efforts are worth while. More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Spent the weekend for a special birthday at this hotel. We found it a very nice friendly hotel, staff very pleasant and helpful, the room was clean and well tended, the meals were first class. Sited by the side of the river with lovely views and only a short walk from the center of the city. Would not hesitate to... More

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Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay and dinner with us. Thank you for taking the time to post a complimentary review which gives all the team a lift. More

Falkirk, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This hotel is lovely you sit over looking the River Ness. We booked a table for dinner on Saturday evening at 8pm, we were shown to our table in the conservatory and given menus and asked if we'd like drinks, my husband and I decided to have a bottle of wine but as we'd just sat down we asked for... More

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Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

I already had an in-house report on service issues relating to 31st May before this review appeared and hasten to apologise for below standard service. This has already been dealt with internally and efforts being made to ensure no repeats. I am pleased that, apart from the fish & ships for your mother which could have been changed, the rest... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Spent the night here to break the journey between Skye and Peterborough. Lovely clean and cosy room, excellent bed and friendly staff. The hotel is right by the River Ness, with its lovely views and within easy walking of the town and all its attractions. If your luggage wasn't too extensive, the walk to the station is completely do-able although... More

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Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

So glad to receive such a complimentary review. Tank you so much and we look forward to welcoming you back. More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

For many years now, when in Inverness, I have always made sure I had the car with me so that I could make a rapid exit from rapacious Highlands hoteliers. However, on my most recent trip, a number things conspired against me and I found myself in exactly the sort of situation I had always been so anxious to avoid.... More

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Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not like our hotel. Fortunately you are one of the very few.Your allegation of being rapacious I find obnoxious. More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We only popped in for a sandwich and a drink and enjoyed both whilst sitting in the garden overlooking the Ness in glorious sunshine! When we left, my father, who is rather absentminded, thought he'd lost his wallet so back we went. Nothing on the table so he went in and asked the staff for help etc. They were wonderful... More

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Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

M\any thanks for your review. We, the owners, very proud of our staff who, will be seen from Tripadvisor and other internet reviews, are consistently praised for their customer care. However having found myself involved in the incident (and having experienced similar "loss" in the past) you are flattering the "young man" in that I have not been a young... More

Stockport, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We recently enjoyed a few days at this lovely cosy and well run hotel in Inverness. It is right on the River Ness and we asked for and got a river view room, that was large and very comfortable. We also got a great value advanced booking room that included breakfast. Breakfasts are served in the river view conservatory and... More

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Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your complimentary review. More

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Address: 19 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterside Hotel 3*
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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#17 Romantic Hotel in Inverness
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautifully and centrally located on the river Ness banks, The Waterside Hotel offers comfortable accommodation, very friendly staff and outstanding cuisine. Management at staff will help you plan your stay in Inverness making sure you make the best of your stay in the capital of the Highlands. Inverness city centre, Eden Court Theatre, Saint Andrews Cathedral and The Ness Islands are all within 5 minutes walk from the hotel. Loch Ness is 8 miles away. ... more   less 
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