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The Inveraray Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Booked a last minute overnight stay in the Inveraray Inn for my friend and myself, to cheer her up after a particularly nasty accident, which left her disabled, but recovered enough to get around on crutches, but couldn't do stairs at all. I required a ground floor room and there was only one room left on the ground, in cottage C1, which had a double bed, but as we've been friends for many years, that didn't bother us sharing. The first thing we noticed when we got into the room was the heat. All of the radiators were on. It was raining heavily, but even still, in July? Should have rung a warning bell. Next thing we noticed was the smell. There was definitely dampness somewhere in the room, but in our excitement at being away, the thought was kind of pushed out of the mind. It wasn't until we returned back to our room after having a meal in another hotel that the smell really made itself known. It was quite late on by this time, so we decided to have a couple of drinks and then get changed to go back out. Whilst sorting our clothes (that we had put in the large walk-in wardrobe), we noticed our clothes were all feeling damp and actually smelled of damp as well. We couldn't wear them. As a result, we ended up not going back out, but went to bed instead. We both had the most dreadful night's sleep ever. It was like lying on a door, the bed was so hard. Both of us tossed and turned the whole night and both hips on both of us were painful and sore from lying in this bed. Even the smell of dampness from lying your head on the pillow was nauseating. Had to keep the window open all the time we were there, even though it was on the ground floor and anyone could have climbed in had they desired. On top of all this, as an aside, the free WIFI didn't work, didn't even connect. The room itself was badly in need of refurbishment. Very very dated, like something from the 1970s. The bathroom particularly was very old fashioned and this being the source of the dampness, they really need to rip it all out and fix the problem for good before installing new facilities. I have never made a complaint about a hotel room in my life before and probably wouldn't have with this either (typical British, saying nothing usually) but for the fact that for the price I paid for this room, I was expecting something far far superior to what we got. It was £114 for one night. For that, I would have expected something far more grand. Instead we got a damp, smelly room with the hardest bed ever, a rubbish night's sleep and clothes so damp they couldn't be worn so we couldn't get changed to go out. As I say, not one for complaining, I thought this time was the exception and on checking out, I made my complaint to the girl on reception. Told her basically what I have written above and her response? "Sorry about that. I'll let maintenance and housekeeping know". That's it. Now don't know about you, but in my book, that is nowhere near a satisfactory outcome to a complaint of this nature. I don't know if anyone from their staff ever keeps an eye on Tripadvisor's reviews, but I feel this is my only option after my complaint basically fell on deaf ears. Public naming and shaming. £114 for a horrible overnight. Total waste of time and money. And my friend really wasn't cheered up at all, being stuck indoors in a damp smelly hotel room.

Rooms were clean and a good size. All the staff we met were riendly and chatty. Cater for veggies at breakfast. Free parking. Great stop over for travelling around the area. Plenty to see in the town.

I booked room and breakfast after hill walking in the area. It's a great hotel with fantastic views across the loch. My room was clean, fresh and well stocked with everything you would expect in a hotel. I had a 2 course evening meal in the lounge, the food was delicious and the portions huge. Breakfast in the morning had continental breakfast and full English with tea and coffee. I stayed overnight as a single female and felt safe and secure and i would recommend it for single travellers. I'm going hill walking again in the area next month and my plan is for another overnight stay at Inverary Inn.

Booked here for a stop over on our trip up to Islay. Beautiful place, looked very impressive on approach. Desk staff warm and welcoming and quickly obtained room keys. Room was small but sufficient to get our heads down for one night. Clean and tidy wit tea/coffee making facility and en suite shower room, quiet room at the rear of the premises gave us a good nights kip. We ate in the hotel lounge rather than the restaurant and enjoyed the meal served to us in what was reminiscent of a gentlemans club, dark wood, brass and brown leather seating. Only downside was we had an early start the following morning and therefore missed out on breakfast which started at 7.30am. 7am would have allowed us a snatched breakfast prior to leaving but you can't have everything can you. Nice spot and would definitely use again and try to arrange a later leaving time.

Myself and a group of friends came here for something to eat. We walked in front and were greeted warmly, upon asking about food service we were directed through to the lounge bar. As we walked in everything stopped, a little like the old western movies when a stranger walks into the saloon. (We were a little loud but not rowdy). We ordered our food I had fresh langoustine which I would highly recommend but we did seem to have to wait a while for food both on our initial order and for our sweet. Worth the wait though as the food is so good. The barman was also very helpful in assisting me to choose a local whisky. Worth a visit but be prepared to wait for the food that you order.

2 night stay on motor cycle trip to Scotland , the reviews were not good but hey ho I'm in . Great value for what we had dinner bed and breakfast. The triple room we had was spotless and I seen no evidence of the poor photos seen on this site . The breakfast was good quality and choice and the evening meal did not have a complaint from the 3 of us . The bar area is very pleasant along with all of the staff , never seen a misery face yet . Special thanks to the lady (over 30) who was spot on in the dining room. Anyway had a good time and would return.

Stayed here one night with family and friends for convenience when getting the ferry to Islay. Nice clean rooms. Left too early for breakfast but offered a basic packed lunch to take with us. Good location and all amenities within walking distance.

The Inverary Inn is the first Hotel you see when you drive into Inverary from the castle. Very nice location. The room was tidy and the breakfast was well cooked. My only remark is that the components of the full english breakfast are on a self-service buffet so it's not cooked on order specifically and therefore some of the components might not be too hot but rather luke-warm. As the village is very small, everything can be reached by foot in a couple of minutes. Only one complaint/suggestion about the room: The toilet in the room had no toilet brush, which should be a standard piece of equipment in any toilet. Also, the walls in our room were very thin, we could hear someone snoring in another room...

This hotel has recently been refurbished throughout. Décor very fresh and rooms bright and comfortable. Only disappointment was dinner facilities. Whilst the food was lovely it was only offered in the bar or conservatory and staff were thin on the ground. Most rooms had a lovely view over Loch Fyne

The hotel was clean and comfortable and although the bedroom was on the small side it was more than sufficient for our needs. The staff were very helpful and cheerful. The highlight of our stay must have been the restaurant with beautiful views over the loch, friendly staff and excellent food (not to mention the very good wine list!).

Front Street Inveraray Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

The Inveraray Inn places you next to Arctic Penguin and Inveraray Jail. This 3-star hotel has 36 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Inveraray Castle is also a short walk away.


Start your day off right with a free full breakfast. This hotel has a restaurant where you can enjoy a bite to eat.


The 36 rooms are recently renovated and have coffee makers and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs. Hair dryers are also standard.

Property features

The Inveraray Inn features free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and conference space. Free parking is included with your stay. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, express check-in, and wedding services.

Room options

Standard twin room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, Lake View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room (Large)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

47% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 669 reviews