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Edinburgh
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Stayed at the Waterside on a business trip to Inverness for 2 nights. It sits in a fabulous location. My room was clean though the hotel generally can best be described as very tired. The staff tried hard but at times their were not enough of them. The bar prices were well over the top - £3.70 for a 330ml...

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Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

We had stayed here at the beginning of the year and loved it, so we had no reservation about coming back again. Receptionist was nice and pleasant on arrival. The room itself was smaller than the last time but was nice and clean. We never dined in the hotel that night as we had plans. Slept okay but squeaky floor...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 3 October 2014

On entering this hotel we were met by a grumpy receptionist who should realise a smile goes a long way in the hotel world. The entrance up the stairs to our room needs some attention. Our room was good. The attention to detail of the cleaning staff is amazing. Well done cleaners ! The room is simple with no grandness...

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Caithness and Sutherland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Was lucky enough to get a very good deal on this hotel so was prepared for something quite basic, could not have been more wrong. We were given a room in the separate house adjacent to hotel and it was lovely. Bedroom was huge with big bed, great bedlinen, the only minor gripe being uncomfortable pillows. Room contained everything we...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2014

Stayed at the hotel for work in August 2014. Reception not the most welcoming, but whatever, and hallway to the room a bit shabby feeling - that's almost where the negative comments end. The room was so clean I could smell a light scent of bleach and cleaner…without it being offensive…more comforting…I love a clean hotel room! Large shower room...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 September 2014

We stayed here when on a small group bus tour. The hotel ‘s location is its best feature: beside the river, an easy walk from the centre of town. Our room was larger than anticipated, and was clean, quiet, light and airy, overlooking the rear carpark. However we had to keep our window closed at times because of kitchen fumes....

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Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Not all our rooms suffer from kitchen fumes and it depends on the location of the individual room and/ or which sway the wind is blowing. We are pleased to know that the restaurant was satisfactory. Thankfully, most of our guests rate it much higher than that.

Puerto Varas
Reviewed 7 September 2014

We choose this hotel for dinner because of its wonderful location. We arrived early for dinner so choose to order a bottle of wine and sit in the bar until dinner was served. We ordered a bottle of South African sauvignon blanc and were served a bottle of the same type except it was Chilean. The wine was served without...

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Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry you meal was spoiled by inexperienced service. There are occasions in most establishments when temporary staff supplement the regular team and, despite on t job training, some cannot attain the standard required.We are pleased you enjoyed the food.

Amsterdam
Reviewed 28 August 2014

This hotel was a very pleasant experience. It is located on the Ness River, a lovely part of Inverness, and still a short walk from the Center. The hotel is cosy and charming and offers terraces. The restaurant is very good, better than most specialized restaurants in town. I got a very comfortable room with a great double bed, due...

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Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed our comfort, excellent food and good service. We hope to see you ojn another occasion.

Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Lovely hotel,gorgeous room with super king size bed,breakfast wast lovely,proper Scottish porridge it taste so different,gluten free no problem,would recommend to anyone visiting Inverness,staff really friendly and nothing is to much trouble,view from room was amazing waking up to the view of the river.

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Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

It is always uplifting when guests express appreciation of the comfort, good food and good service we endeavour to provide. Thank you.

Beith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2014

This was a special anniversary for us ( golden ) the room was fine No 116 The occasion was spoiled for us by a wedding we did not know about when booking the noise went on till 12 -45. we phoned down to reception but nothing could be done about it tried to address the matter next morning met with...

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Waterside1819, Owner at The Waterside Hotel, responded to this review

We are very sorry that the wedding music disturbed your night. Our policy is to forewarn guests wherever possible but sometimes doesn't happen if not booked direct with us.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
The Waterside Restaurant
The Waterside Restaurant
Cuisines: Scottish, British, Seafood
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautifully and centrally located on the river Ness banks, The Waterside Hotel offers comfortable accommodation, very friendly staff and outstanding cuisine. Management at staff will help you plan your stay in Inverness making sure you make the best of your stay in the capital of the Highlands. Inverness city centre, Eden Court Theatre, Saint Andrews Cathedral and The Ness Islands are all within 5 minutes walk from the hotel. Loch Ness is 8 miles away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Waterside Hotel

Address: 19 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SF, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Inverness
Price Range: ₹ 4,925 - ₹ 14,108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterside Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Waterside Hotel Inverness
The Waterside Hotel Inverness, Scotland
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#18 Romantic Hotel in Inverness
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