When we booked out room at the Rocpool Reserve the web site proudly proclaimed eleven luxury, air-conditioned rooms. Thankfully, the hotel has changed its accommodation description to be a bit more honest, perhaps due to our stay. We had booked a “Chic room” for our two nights. Upon entering the room, we discovered that the room not only did not have air-conditioning, but it was, for all practical purposes, in the basement. The view from the window was of a retaining wall, at the top of which was the car park, lovely view of an Audi bumper. We were told we could leave the window open for ventilation. A solution we quickly rejected. We were about to find another hotel when a solution was found. We could move down to a lower priced “Hip room” with a/c. But, again, the room was below grade with a view of an ally, retaining wall with the car park at the top.
As for luxury, the Chic room had a magnificent remodeled bath, but the rest of the room was about the level of a good quality US motel. The Hip room had a “nice” bath, but not one drawer for our clothing. We had to live out of our suitcases. BTW, as for the a/c, it was a split-unit that only dumped cold air down on the bed and could not be regulated. I wish they had paid half the attention to the bedroom area as they did to the bath. Rocpool is said to be Inverness’ best hotel. I guess that is like saying it is the tallest dwarf. If you are staying in Inverness, it is probably your best bet, but don’t expect more than a nice in-town motel. As for the Rocpool’s “famous restaurant, Chez Roux, check under our review in restaurants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 5 Star boutique hotel opened in February 2006. A totally renovated Georgian Townhouse featuring stunning modern original design. The hotel also has a Chez Roux restaurant with a French flair and R-bar for cocktails. All produce used is local produce. ... more less
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- Rocpool Reserve Hotel & Chez Roux Hotel Inverness
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- Rocpool Reserve Hotel & Chez Roux Inverness, Scotland