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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were really looking forward to our weekend away and out stay at this hotel and we were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived we felt welcome and the reception staff were great. We were a bit early but we could leave our case in the luggage room till check in time. Time to check in and we were...

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Stornoway, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Where do i start, booked double room, got a twin, their solution zip beds together, very uncomfortable with two mattresses. Damp in the bathroom, paint peeling off the ceiling, I use a walking aid so put on third floor, window wouldn't stay open, view of bottle bins lovely. Not told to book restaurant, so had to eat off a small...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel for my mums 70th birthday. We arrived and had an amazing room with fruit and water complimentary. We spent 2 nights and I just wished it was longer. The hotel is in a fantastic location for the city. Staff were so polite and friendly. I will for sure book again. Thank you for making our stay...

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harrogate
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As an experienced traveller and backpacker, I chose to ignore the poor reviews here and book this hotel for the first and last nights of our trip, firstly because of proximity to the train station, and secondly due to the reasonable price. How bad could it be? After our first night, this would have been a very different review; our...

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Stromness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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.

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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: ₹ 4,263 - ₹ 22,570 (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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“Book somewhere else, avoid this place.”
 of 5 bubbles lesleywalker2014, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't go for 212 if you want any sleep. 216 was fine.”
 of 5 bubbles blonde_comment, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Anything towards back of hotel, our room overlooked the Main Street and was noisy with late night revellers.”
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“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
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