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“Big room, lovely breakfast!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Waterside Hotel
Ranked #18 of 34 Hotels in Inverness
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Big room, lovely breakfast!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for the night after a days work up north. Got a discount on the room because it was above the function room and there was a wedding on. The room was large, clean and bright. The bathroom was a little cramped and the shower lacking in power.

Breakfast in the morning was awesome! It's been ages since I had a tattie scone, chuffed!

Downstairs wasn't to loud and we slept very well.

Would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

Our room had no sound proofing. There was a lot of talking laughing and door banging which went on for hours on the first night - fortunately they checked out only to be replaced by someone with a hacking cough who also happened to do a good line in snoring. Apart from the noise the hotel was in a fab location and the service was good. I did complain about the noise after the first night and received an apology but no suggestion of a move. I also mentioned it on check out to be told that they were aware of the noise problem from previous comments. In my opinion the hotel is overpriced for what is on offer and if you do decide to stay here take your ear plugs!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

We were on the river side, large bed with pull-out couch for our daughter - room huge! Quiet and good sleep, despite their advance apologies for the wedding band that was going until 1 am - we couldn't hear them at all! Breakfast was great, service at the bar good, people very nice and helpful. Location an easy walk to shopping, did use cab to bus station due to luggage.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mfairbanks
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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

My room was light, airy and spacious. Both the room and en-suite were spotless. The room overlooked the roof of next door's restaurant, and sounds of extraction fans continued well into the night. The hotel sits right on the river Ness. I had a beautiful walk by the banks of the river watching trout fisherman casting their lines. The food for both dinner and breakfast, was exceptional and the service outstanding. There was no lift and I had a fair hike to get to my room. All in all, a terrific little hotel which could be even better with a few changes.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank greenant343
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Athlone
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Looking for a place to stay and most of the city full.
the hotel was full but the staff on the front desk went out of they way to try and find me a place to stay.
If I am returning to Inverness I will look first at this very helpful hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Noel B
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Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Hotel, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Thank you for posting a positive and complimentary review. Giving assistance where needed is part of our remit and it is a pleasure for us to help when we can.
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stayed here with a tour. We had a large, lovely room overlooking the river. It faced the street, but was quiet. Room had a nice shower and good lighting. There was a quick check-in which we appreciated when we were tired. We ate in their restaurant overlooking the river for breakfast and dinner. Both meals were excellent and service was prompt and efficient.

Room Tip: Ask for room on front. Some of our group were upstairs and found the rooms much smaller than ours.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Hotel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Many thanks for the complimentary review. You obviously received an upgrade to one of our six superior river-view rooms which, sadly, we can't offer everyone. We are delighted you enjoyed our food and service which norm\ally receive excellent reviews.
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Nairn
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Fantastic High Tea served here - been several times - excellent value and the staff are very friendly and efficient. The view from the conservatory of the river and surrounding area is well worth a visit alone - we live locally in Nairn and are happy to travel the 10 miles for this experience.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nairnshirescallys
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Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Hotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you so much for your complimentary review. Very kind of you to take the trouble and if you could post it again in our entry on the Tripadvisor Inverness Restaurants page that would be brilliant.
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Property: The Waterside Hotel
Address: 19 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Inverness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterside Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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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