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Adelaide, Australia
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208 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is in a great location along the water front and within an easy walk of the town and historic attractions like the castle. Sadly the experience of the hotel is dependent on the room and for me this was not a positive experience although others who had good rooms enjoyed their stay. The pillow was so lumpy I... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had booked to stay here for Inverness Marathon. Had booked online but the hotel contacted to tell us there would be a wedding on and our room was above functional hall. Expecting the worse but the music finished promptly at midnight and there was no noise when people returned to their rooms. However what did keep me awake was... More 

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scotland
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed in a single room at this hotel on Friday night. I had room 29 which was along a corridor where there was an exit to the car park. I found it very noisy with the constant banging of both doors at either end of the corridor and didn't sleep well at all. The room was very basic and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the location and the friendly staff, but the rooms are a bit small and need refreshing. The showers are not built for Americans, even fit ones. It is good value for the location but don't stay here for luxury. As we were just staying there for a sleep between a tour to the Islands, it fit the bill.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately our room didn't have the lovely views of the river others have, but it was very clean, beds were extremely comfy. Shower was very weak though. A great central location with lots of pubs and restaurants nearby and close to the train station. Food in the restaurant was nothing special but a good price. Overall would recommend if you're... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really, really lovely hotel on the River Ness. The online images really don't do the hotel justice and it exceeded our expectations in every regard. The room was spacious and pristine, with a view overlooking the river. The outside area offered a lovely spot in which to sit in the sun and enjoy some drinks. We ate at the hotel;... More 

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inverness
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family wedding on Friday 29th July 2016 and Charlene and her team were very attentive. Great service and a lovely venue. Will definitely be recommending. Thank you very much Charlene you helped the day go beautifully and your service went over and above. I work in hospitality and have to say I notice the finer details and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our last stay of a 4 day trip. We had a superior double with views over the river which was lovely. The room was fresh and clean with a king size double and an immaculate bathroom with shower. The room furnishings were not new but very clean and well maintained. The only drawback was very thin walls which... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here as part of a Back Roads Tour. It was very conveniently located and from the dining room had great views of the Ness River. Staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were comfortable. We scored a view of the alleyway so that wasn't as appealing, but we weren't in Inverness to be inside. Breakfast was very filling... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice Hotel, but for the price we paid, we did expect to have a headboard on the bed. The room was nice, clean, and the Hotel position is very nice. Would recommend to friends and we will be back again at some point.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
The Waterside Restaurant
The Waterside Restaurant
Cuisines: Scottish, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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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 

Additional Information about The Waterside Hotel

Address: 19 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Price Range: $95 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterside Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Waterside Hotel Inverness
The Waterside Hotel Inverness, Scotland
Hotel Style:
#17 Romantic Hotel in Inverness
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