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Stromness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked to stay one night here in a twin room. The location is excellent, near the railway station and city center in Inverness. We checked in, found the receptionist very friendly, went up to,our room, which was spacious, warm and had en suite bathroom, facilities in room included tea tray, large tv, iron, trouser press, complimentary toiletries. The room...

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RoyalHighlandHotel, Public Relations Manager at Royal Highland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review and we would look forward to welcome you again.

Elgin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Staff were very helpful only disappointment was i booked twin room but got double requested them to be made into twins but was told they did not have bedding to allow this to happen a very poor excuse and not helpful x

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RoyalHighlandHotel, Public Relations Manager at Royal Highland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review and we apologise for any inconvenience - we would look forward to welcome you again.

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Never done a review before. Had an overnight stay at the Royal Highland hotel as a belated birthday treat and it WAS A TREAT!!! Arrived by train to Inverness, came out the station and the hotel was immediately to our left. Perfect location. First impressions of the outside were very favourable. When we went inside, the reception area was very...

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RoyalHighlandHotel, Public Relations Manager at Royal Highland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review and Team Royalhighland would continue to try their best to carry on to provide the best of services to our guests. We would look forward to welcome you again.

Livingston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed Saturday 18th Feb arrived by train step outside the station door and your there for any dealings I had with the staff they were very helpful the hotel room we stayed in was clean but could do with a bit of an upgrade breakfast was included in the price have as much as you want. For what you pay...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Hotel was perfectly central- great for exploring! The room was lovely, well kept and very comfortable. Breakfast was good, a small but nice array of continental options, with a larger selection of full Scottish options. The only thing I would mark down was the service in the restaurant, inattentive and bored looking staff. The food was lovely, but the service...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel is old and vintage with a lovely theme and art on the wall's night staff were great dinner was good, although the staff at reception couldn't even crack a smile it looked like they never even wanted to be there, very rude. breakfast was ok although you had to get your fry ups yourself premier inns do a better...

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RoyalHighlandHotel, Public Relations Manager at Royal Highland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review - we apologise for any inconvenience and we would look forward to welcome you again.

Stranraer, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed with 2 friends for 2 nights we had a lovely time, the staff food and cleanliness of the hotel were all excellent, will definitely be back 😃 The hotel is of the old style but has a very good menu and selection of cocktails, the staff were friendly and helpful at all times .

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RoyalHighlandHotel, Public Relations Manager at Royal Highland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind review and we would look forward to welcome you again.

Damariscotta, Maine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hotel in an excellent location, within walking distance to just about everything. Staff was very friendly and courteous and over-the-top with hospitality. Our twin room overlooked the train station but it was very quiet. Gorgeous central staircase too and high tea was incredible. The attached restaurant was a bonus! My sister and I enjoyed our stay very much.

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Thank you very much for the kind review and we would look forward to welcome you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently stayed here hotel is lovely beautiful big staircase. Room was lovely & clean comfortable beds our view wasn't the best as we looked out onto the air conditioning system. But I suppose someone's room has to it didn't bother us as cause the hotel is so central we were out most of the time. Had breakfast both mornings was...

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Forres, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice reception area and bedrooms, shame about the staff. Very rude! No greeting, not even a smile. Didn't have the room we payed for so we had at least a 15 minute wait to get a room. No apologises from the receptionist about the inconvenience, came across as very unimpressed and that we were obviously a nuisance. Not impressed and...

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RoyalHighlandHotel, Public Relations Manager at Royal Highland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and we apologise for any inconvenience. We have noted your points for initiating corrective action and we would be delighted to have with us once again.

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Royal Highland Hotel is the oldest hotel in the centre of the Highland capital, Inverness. In 2000, the property was carefully restored, retaining its unique character associated with the bygone age. As soon as you enter the hotel you will appreciate this. In the foyer the grand staircase, the inspiration for the Titanic's staircase, leads to the 84 spacious refurbished bedrooms - all with very high ceilings. The decor is rich with traditional furniture and deep colours. The rooms all have soft furnishings and antique style furniture. The excellent bathrooms are generally medium to large in size. For over 151 years, the hotel has been looking after travellers from all over the world. Perhaps its popularity stems from the fact the hotel is a grand place to stay. Large bedrooms, large lounge areas, quiet meeting rooms, good food, prime location and friendly staff all play their part. All local amenities close to hand, but within a 5 minute drive you are out into the dramatic Highlands. Lochness is only 7 miles from the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Highland Hotel

Address: 18 Academy Street, Inverness IV1 1LG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Price Range: ₹ 4,341 - ₹ 20,954 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Highland Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 86
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Royal Highland Inverness
Hotel Royal Highland
Royal Highland Hotel Inverness, Scotland
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“Anything towards back of hotel, our room overlooked the Main Street and was noisy with late night revellers.”
 of 5 bubbles Q8354RFkarenm, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles alanl809, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Station Courtyard rooms quieter. Our plus was the fact that the hotel is in the station complex, great for DIY rail holidays.”
 of 5 bubbles nigelb974, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Didn't matter, wasn't in it much”
 of 5 bubbles tlyon11, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a twin or family room with large beds .”
 of 5 bubbles markgZ9037UX, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
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