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We had a 7 AM flight, and needed a taxi for 4:30 AM to get us to the airport. They arranged this for us!! We had a free breakfast with our stay but it wasn’t available until 7AM. They staff set us up in the entryway of the hotel with coffee, tea, croissants, jam, fruit and cheeses!!! We felt like royalty!!! This is above and beyond what we expected!!!

Historical site. Hard parking could have been cleaner

Faded glory. Was once probably a comfortable hotel now it's just old. Rooms were too hot. Furnishings were tired. Bedside lamps in our room did not work. No bellboys to help with bags. Breakfast though plentiful was not cooked properly or was over cooked. I could go on. Not worth the cost of the stay. We won't return.

Keyword "Quaint", once you start heading to your actual room. As others have said, the revamped Lobby and Restaurant areas are nicely done but you step back a decade or two in the hallways and bedrooms. In July, the lack of Air Con meant leaving the window open all night. Great for fresh air but listening to seagulls squawking most of the night made for a restless nights sleep. Only 1 small lift/elevator. Friendly, helpful staff.

This was a wonderful suprise. Location was perfect. staff were nice.

Free parking was very misleading with only 8 spaces for a hotel with dozens of rooms. I had to pay to park and scramble to find a space near the hotel. Street side room was noisy. Every floorboard in the room squeaked. Light switch setup was bizzare. Good breakfast though but you pay for it.

I was delighted to arrive to this hotel after staying in a B&B, it was just ehT I wanted: nice lobby/reception area, great bar, excellent locator and friendly staff. The room itself was nice and the bathroom even better. Very large, clean and beautiful. The only issue with this hotel is the wifi, or lack thereof. They advertise free wifi, but that's only for 45 minutes per day and the rooms get zero reception. Quite frustrating when traveling around and wanting to get online. Other than that, it was a pleasant stay but I would not stay here again until they sort out the wifi thing and offer it for free to their guests. It's not 1995.

This hotel was just plain awful! The only positive was the location. The hotel is literally right next to the Inverness train station and pretty much in the center of the small walkable city. The room and hotel in general did not even attempt to hide the creaky age of the building. Sometimes age could add character, however with this hotel it just added misery. The room stunk of mildew, the carpet was probably older than me, the bed was spartan at best, the bath tub lined with black mold, and a persistent rumbling noise that prevented decent sleep pervaded the room. The staff were not mean-spirited but quite unhelpful and uncaring. Usually if the location is good, I can forgive these inadequacies. But staying here was truly an awful experience that I cannot recommend this place. Thank God I only stayed one night!

Staying at the Royal Highlands is always nice. The lobby is comfortable and inviting. It begs for you to sit and have a cup of coffee while reading or just people watching. Our room overlooked the train station, but even with the windows open, it was pretty quiet. The only real negative thing I can say about the room, was the mattresses could be better, in fact they were pretty awful. The complementary Scottish breakfast is also a great bargain and the convenience to the train and bus stations makes this the perfect place to base your vacation if you are looking to do day trips of the highlands. I didn't eat at "The Ash" the hotel restaurant, quite frankly because the service was so bad and the prices so high that last time I visited, that I chose to avoid it this trip. But my overall experience of the hotel is good, and I would not hesitate to book my stay there again, the next time I visit Inverness.

the location is prime, the breakfast divine, and the staff is friendly and courtious. the biggest drawback is if you are driving and you don't get one of the 9 free parking spaces you have to pay to park 2 blocks away.

A friend and I only stayed two days in Inverness. The hotel was located next to the train station, so finding it was a breeze and its location to the train station made it easy for the travel in and out. The hotel is right in the towns center and only a quick couple blocks from the river. We really enjoyed our stay. The bathrooms were updated and the shower was great. The beds were comfortable and the room was quiet even though our room faced the train station. Our stay inculded the Scotish breakfast which was wonderful. I highly recommend this hotel.

The hotel location couldn't be better located for someone traveling on the train- its literally out the front door and turn left. This is an old building and they have updated several parts of the hotel. Our room had a new bathroom (albeit small), VERY comfortable beds and it was a large room for European standards. There were a few maintenance problems and the hotel fixed them immediately upon request. Location is fantastic, but I thought it was a little overpriced for what we got.

Station Square Inverness Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Inverness Castle
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Inverness City Centre, The Royal Highland Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Eastgate Shopping Centre and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Inverness Castle. This 3-star hotel has 84 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

In addition to a restaurant that serves lunch and dinner, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.


Rooms

The Royal Highland Hotel's 84 heated rooms provide coffee makers, portable fans, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and plasma TVs with cable channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests of The Royal Highland Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and express check-in. You can take advantage of free parking, along with limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and wedding services.

Room options

Classic Double or Twin Room

1 Double Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Single Room

1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 1

Cozy Single Room

1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 1

Guest reviews for The Royal Highland Hotel

Everyone (5) Family (3) Other (2) Friends (2)
5
Families Friends

We had a 7 AM flight, and needed a taxi for 4:30 AM to get us to the airport. They arranged this for us!! We had a free breakfast with our stay but it wasn’t available until 7AM. They staff set us up in the entryway of the hotel with coffee, tea, croissants, jam, fruit and cheeses!!! We felt like royalty!!! This is above and beyond what we expected!!!

By on Oct 28, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 28, 2019

thank you for your review will pass this on to the team

3
Everyone

Historical site. Hard parking could have been cleaner

By on Aug 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 23, 2019

thank you for your comments

3
Everyone

Faded glory. Was once probably a comfortable hotel now it's just old. Rooms were too hot. Furnishings were tired. Bedside lamps in our room did not work. No bellboys to help with bags. Breakfast though plentiful was not cooked properly or was over cooked. I could go on. Not worth the cost of the stay. We won't return.

By on Jan 4, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 10, 2019

we are sorry your stay did jot meet with expectations

3

quaint place

Everyone

Keyword "Quaint", once you start heading to your actual room. As others have said, the revamped Lobby and Restaurant areas are nicely done but you step back a decade or two in the hallways and bedrooms. In July, the lack of Air Con meant leaving the window open all night. Great for fresh air but listening to seagulls squawking most of the night made for a restless nights sleep. Only 1 small lift/elevator. Friendly, helpful staff.

By , from Orlando, FL on Aug 17, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 21, 2018

thank you for your comments we have noted your observations

4
Everyone

This was a wonderful suprise. Location was perfect. staff were nice.

By on Aug 23, 2017

2

hotel from another era

Everyone

Free parking was very misleading with only 8 spaces for a hotel with dozens of rooms. I had to pay to park and scramble to find a space near the hotel. Street side room was noisy. Every floorboard in the room squeaked. Light switch setup was bizzare. Good breakfast though but you pay for it.

By , from Oregon on Oct 5, 2016

4

great location, nice lobby but no wifi

Singles

I was delighted to arrive to this hotel after staying in a B&B, it was just ehT I wanted: nice lobby/reception area, great bar, excellent locator and friendly staff. The room itself was nice and the bathroom even better. Very large, clean and beautiful. The only issue with this hotel is the wifi, or lack thereof. They advertise free wifi, but that's only for 45 minutes per day and the rooms get zero reception. Quite frustrating when traveling around and wanting to get online. Other than that, it was a pleasant stay but I would not stay here again until they sort out the wifi thing and offer it for free to their guests. It's not 1995.

By on Jun 28, 2015

1

location good, terrible room

GetawayWithFriends

This hotel was just plain awful! The only positive was the location. The hotel is literally right next to the Inverness train station and pretty much in the center of the small walkable city. The room and hotel in general did not even attempt to hide the creaky age of the building. Sometimes age could add character, however with this hotel it just added misery. The room stunk of mildew, the carpet was probably older than me, the bed was spartan at best, the bath tub lined with black mold, and a persistent rumbling noise that prevented decent sleep pervaded the room. The staff were not mean-spirited but quite unhelpful and uncaring. Usually if the location is good, I can forgive these inadequacies. But staying here was truly an awful experience that I cannot recommend this place. Thank God I only stayed one night!

By on Jun 6, 2012

4

nice experience

Families

Staying at the Royal Highlands is always nice. The lobby is comfortable and inviting. It begs for you to sit and have a cup of coffee while reading or just people watching. Our room overlooked the train station, but even with the windows open, it was pretty quiet. The only real negative thing I can say about the room, was the mattresses could be better, in fact they were pretty awful. The complementary Scottish breakfast is also a great bargain and the convenience to the train and bus stations makes this the perfect place to base your vacation if you are looking to do day trips of the highlands. I didn't eat at "The Ash" the hotel restaurant, quite frankly because the service was so bad and the prices so high that last time I visited, that I chose to avoid it this trip. But my overall experience of the hotel is good, and I would not hesitate to book my stay there again, the next time I visit Inverness.

By on Jun 9, 2011

4

lovely

Singles

the location is prime, the breakfast divine, and the staff is friendly and courtious. the biggest drawback is if you are driving and you don't get one of the 9 free parking spaces you have to pay to park 2 blocks away.

By on Mar 24, 2011

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