Ratings based on 170 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 out of 5
85% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Australia

Great position but tired and run down.

Posted 08-Sep-2014
Pros: The hotel was in such a good position surrounded by beautiful historic buildings and overlooking the river.
Cons: The general maintenance and overall look of the hotel needs an injection of funds.
Location: The location is perfect, close to the city, restaurants, surrounded by beautiful historic buildings and pathways beside the river.
The hotel is in a great position, close to the city centre and many lovely restaurants with a lovely view of the river. The paint peeling off the windows and walls does not create a welcoming impression.Unfortunately our beds were lumpy and uncomfortable to the point where my hips were sore when I woke up. When we wiped the surface of the basin with a towel the towel was brown afterwards. This is such a shame because with a bit of money spent on renovations and maintenance this hotel would be a great place to stay.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Virginia, U.S.A.

Posted 26-Jun-2014
This hotel has a great location in the heart of Inverness. It's in the middle of revamping so it should be an even nicer facility in the future.
3 out of 5
for Business Travellers
by Peter from shetland

Bathroom Grotty

Posted 23-Jun-2014 on Hotels.com
Great hotel in a fantastic location, room was spotless and well equipped. The hotel however was let down by a grotty bathroom, grout was dirty, bath had 2 holes in it where a handle was
4 out of 5
by Janette

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 13-Jun-2014 on Hotels.com
4 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveller

Comfortable beds, great breakfast

Posted 05-Jun-2014 on Hotels.com
Very comfortable bed, excellent breakfast with a good varied selection. Great location and entertainment was very good. Would recommend.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Stay at St Columba's 8/9 May 2014 (one night)

Posted 11-May-2014 on Hotels.com
Rather too many stairs for comfort (that's me, Janet's husband) and we could have done with twin beds..
2 out of 5
by Carter from London

Basic, seen better days

Posted 06-May-2014
Pros: Pleasant staff at the front desk, lounge overlooking the river and castle.
Cons: The bathroom in my room was in urgent need of an overhaul. Toilets that flush and showers that older (or younger) guests could reasonably turn off.
Location: Very conveniently located. Bang in the middle of town, with views onto the river and castle.
Booked this pretty last minute and without thorough research for a weekend stay in May 2014. I knew this wouldn't be some flashy £400/night London job and I've travelled enough in Europe and the UK to have a basis of comparison. My expectations were not set very high. Some attention has been paid to the bedroom, making it comfortable enough and look okay though the bed squeaked quite a lot. Wifi was easy to use and worked well. But the bathroom was the major disappointment. It seems not to have had anything done to it in 30 years. The toilet didn't flush convincingly even after the hotel staff "repaired" it. I'll spare you the gory details of how I discovered this charming detail. And the shower, while warm enough with sufficient water flow, required an unbelievable amount of force to turn off -- something it's impossible to do with wet hands. If I had arthritis or something I'd have been completely out of luck.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by Andy from South Wales

Good Position Just Off Town Centre

Posted 26-Apr-2014
Pros: The staff especially the bar staff (Martin particularly friendly).
Cons: The Hotel needs decorating and modernising.
Hotel is in a very good position very near to City Centre. The staff were very good especially the bar staff where we had most of our food except for Breakfast which was excellent. The Hotel is showing its age a bit and could do with modernisation throughout. The rooms are o.k, a bit small and need modernising and upgrading. Food in the bar was very good and reasonably priced and the bar staff looked after us very well as did all the other staff we came into contact with. Overall it was convenient for us and suited our purpose for the visit but will need to be modernised in the near future to remain competative.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by j from whitburn

Good value could be great

Posted 22-Apr-2014
Nice clean hotel, bar lovely and modern, Beds very hard, nice sounding food in bar, but didn't live up to our and others expectations! Same with breakfast, hard black pudding, hard potatoe scones. Pity it could easily be sorted.
2 out of 5
by Marion nicholson from Cumbernsuld

Been in a better 3 star than this

Posted 21-Mar-2014 on Hotels.com
Our stay at the Columba hotel was just ok , I thought they bordered on being very frugal when it came to room refreshments just enough milk etc for one cup and toiletries for one person to shower . Dinner menu was limited offering not much of a choice . Would not stay again , groupon dealers have a much better deal .