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14 Culduthel Road, Inverness IV2 4AG Scotland
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#6 of 37 hotels in Inverness
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5 Star boutique hotel opened in February 2006. A totally renovated Georgian Townhouse featuring stunning modern original design. The hotel also has a 2 red rosette restaurant and our "R-bar" for cocktails as well as a wide variety of other drinks . We endeavour to use as much local produce as possible.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Spa
Baggage storage
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Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Snack bar
Special diet menus
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Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
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Soundproof rooms
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Private balcony
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Lorraine C wrote a review Jan 2023
Aberdeen, United Kingdom51 contributions38 helpful votes
We had a lovely dinner here. We were surprised by the menu a bit as it had burgers and fish and chips, we were expecting fine dining however the menu undersells itself. The presentation is excellent. The salmon with langostine sauce was so delicious. The staff were superb , attentive but discreet. The surroundings are also pleasant. We would come again.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Rocpool Reserve. I was delighted to read your wonderful comments, particularly on our food and service as these are two areas we really pride ourselves. I hope we are able to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Kind Regards Daniel Shaw General Manager
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amber wrote a review Jan 2023
Inverness, United Kingdom15 contributions1 helpful vote
Our favourite restaurant to eat in inverness!!! Myself partner & 2 children had the most amazing meal here on Hogmanay and have eaten here many times before. Leaving a review now as I was blown away at our last meal. The service is outstanding the staff cannot do enough. They always accommodate our children (10&6) and we don’t feel unwelcome as we take the children we are always greeted with a smile. The 8 course meal on Hogmanay was nothing but 110% fantastic service the tastiest food and I loved the balloons decorating the restaurant it was a nice touch. We will definitely be eating here again. Thank you to all.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Daniel Shaw, General Manager at Rocpool Reserve
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Amber, It was such a pleasure to welcome you and your family for our Hogmanay celebration. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, these have been passed on to the whole team. We look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards Daniel Shaw General Manager
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tuckers wrote a review Dec 2022
Colchester, United Kingdom151 contributions72 helpful votes
We stayed just for one night before continuing our journey home. Room was very clean and comfortable and the food in the restaurant was delicious. Dan the manager was very helpful as were all the staff.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Daniel Shaw, General Manager at Rocpool Reserve
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at Rocpool Reserve, all the team were delighted to read your comments, particularly about the food and the staff. We hope to be able to welcome you again in the not too distant future. Kind Regards Daniel Shaw General Manager
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GS1975 wrote a review Dec 2022
Elgin, United Kingdom484 contributions113 helpful votes
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Superb stay at the Rocpool again, complimentary upgrade, friendly, personal service. Suite was stunning. Breakfast was superb and delivered to suite at no extra cost. The bar is lovely and cocktails were good. This was our 2nd stay and will def be back.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Daniel Shaw, General Manager at Rocpool Reserve
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking to review your recent experience at Rocpool Reserve. We are very happy that you enjoyed your upgraded room and delighted that you would like to return. Thank you also for your kind comments on our service and your breakfast. We look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards Daniel Shaw General Manager
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Jamestibbert wrote a review Nov 2022
Banbury, United Kingdom21 contributions23 helpful votes
Stayed here one night and wished it had been longer, we had a very warm welcome, beautiful room, everything was so clean and great breakfast. The staff were so polite and helpful which made it such a great experience. Would definitely come back again
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Daniel Shaw, General Manager at Rocpool Reserve
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, it was a pleasure to read how much you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for your kind comments about the team, I will be sure to pass these on. We look forward to the next time we are able to welcome you. Kind regards Daniel Shaw General Manager
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Graham D wrote a review Oct 2022
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom134 contributions119 helpful votes
We always try and visit an afternoon tea wherever we go and this didn’t disappoint. Amazing selection of cakes and the sandwiches and scone were also lovely. A must if you are visiting Inverness and especially if you are a lover of afternoon tea
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Daniel Shaw, General Manager at Rocpool Reserve
Responded 24 Oct 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for such a wonderful review of your recent Afternoon Tea at Rocpool Reserve. All the team were delighted to read your comments, particularly our kitchen brigade who put a lot of passion into every detail. We look forward to welcoming you back, hopefully soon. Kind Regards Daniel Shaw General Manager
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Karen H wrote a review Oct 2022
Tain, United Kingdom3 contributions
Tim and I went to rocpool reserve restaurant in error, I was supposed to have booked rocpool on Ness walk. What a happy accident! The reason it was quiet was our mouths were totally engrossed with flavours. The restaurant was busy but not overwhelming or intrusive. The staff were courteous friendly and highly versed in fine dining . Gabriel hit exactly the right balance of professionalism and friendly ness making us feel welcome and valued as did all the staff. The food was amazing blowing Abstract and Contrast (acclaimed eateries) out of the water with considered flavour combinations, perfectly cooked and presented like works of art. High praise from serial diners. You may have ruined other restaurants for us.... Karen Henderson.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Daniel Shaw, General Manager at Rocpool Reserve
Responded 16 Oct 2022
Dear Guest, This seems like a very happy accident indeed! I am delighted you found your dining experience to be exceptional and thank you for your kind comments about Gabriel, he is a very valued and integral member of the team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon, hopefully this time on purpose! Kind Regards Daniel Shaw General Manager
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Anne wrote a review Sep 2022
7 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed here three nights and were very pleased with all aspects of the hotel. The staff were super attentive, particularly the two managers, Gabriel being one, who would greet you in the car park upon arrival at the beginning of your stay and upon returning after a day out. The restaurant food whether for dinner or breakfast is excellent as is the bar for a more casual dinner. The wait staff are very pleasant and well schooled in customer service. Our room was quiet and comfortable. We would definitely recommend this hotel for a pleasant stay in Inverness.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Daniel Shaw, General Manager at Rocpool Reserve
Responded 16 Oct 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for a lovely review of your recent experience at Rocpool Reserve. Your kind comments have been passed onto the whole team. We look forward to welcoming you back, and perhaps next time you can sample our sumptuous Afternoon Tea! Kind Regards Daniel Shaw General Manager
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LouAlex25 wrote a review Sep 2022
Inverness, United Kingdom2 contributions
My vegetarian friend and I went for lunch and drinks in the cocktail bar. We wanted a different experience than just going for lunch. VERY disappointed ! My friend ended up having lettuce and parmesan for lunch (vegetarian salad). We were asked to pay cash as card machine wasn’t working neither had cash so had to leave credit card details. They took payment 3 weeks later following our visit without any communication or furnishing us with a bill. They took the full amount (Parmesan and lettuce salad) despite my 2 emails explaining our issues. I am still awaiting a response 4 weeks later and a detailed receipt of our bill. Customer service very poor, would not recommend, would not return.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Daniel Shaw, General Manager at Rocpool Reserve
Responded 22 Oct 2022
Dear Guest, I was sorry to read that you viewed your experience at Rocpool Reserve in such a negative light. Our aim is always to ensure our guests leave with their expectations exceeded and I am sorry that we missed the mark on this occasion. My apologies also that your friend was not satisfied with the offering for lunch, we do offer a number of vegetarian options and our Chef is always happy to provide extra alternatives. I am sorry if this was not communicated to you and I will investigate why. Regarding our card machine not working, I am sorry, this was an unforeseen circumstance and I do understand the inconvenience. I believe you were furnished with a bill upon your departure, but that you did not receive a copy of the card payment receipt I can only apologise and if you would like to contact the hotel with your details, then I can arrange to have a copy of the receipt sent out to you. All in all, it seems like you have not been left with a great impression of us and this is something I would dearly like to rectify. I would love the opportunity to welcome you to Rocpool Reserve again to give you the experience that you had initially hoped for. I would ask that you contact myself direct so I can personally make the reservation and ensure a nice, chilled glass of champagne awaits your arrival. Kind Regards Daniel Shaw General Manager
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Dove wrote a review Sep 2022
London, United Kingdom52 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a 3 night stay here, exploring Inverness. What a fabulous welcome Gabriel gave us when we arrived. We had a ‘Decadent’ room, really comfortable and a fabulous bathroom and bath that we really enjoyed. We loved this smaller hotel, it was friendly and the staff could really look after us. We ate every night in the hotel, which has a super lovely restaurant and bar, great atmosphere, lovely decor and some of the best food we have had - seriously amazing chef, he should have a Michelin star he is that good. We had an amazing stay, and can’t thank Gabriel, Daniel, Sonja and Honor enough.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 16 Oct 2022
Dear Guest, It was such a pleasure to welcome you to Rocpool Reserve. We always love when guests stay with us for an extended period of time and it really was lovely getting to know you both. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay so much and thank you for your kind words, especially about the team members you highlighted. We all look forward to being able to welcome you back, hopefully soon. Kind Regards Daniel Shaw General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$199 - $403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
rocpool reserve hotel & chez roux hotel inverness, rocpool reserve hotel and chez roux, rocpool reserve inverness, rocpool reserve hotel inverness
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Culduthel Lodge
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsInverness
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rocpool Reserve
Which popular attractions are close to Rocpool Reserve?
Nearby attractions include Eden Court Theatre (0.4 km), Inverness Castle (0.5 km), and Flora MacDonald Statue (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rocpool Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Rocpool Reserve?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Rocpool Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rocpool Reserve?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tiger On The Wall, The Castle Tavern, and La Tortilla Asesina.
Is Rocpool Reserve located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Inverness.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rocpool Reserve?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Rocpool Reserve?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Inverness Castle Viewpoint (0.6 km), Inverness Town House (0.7 km), and Highland Railway Company 1914-1919 Memorial (0.9 km).
Is Rocpool Reserve accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.