Ratings based on 276 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Long weekend in Inverness

Posted 19-May-2015
Pros: Location
Cons: Alot
Location: Good location. Lovely view across river to castle. Shame about roadworks nearby
Room 303. Bed was hard and noisy. Shower worked for about 1 1/2 minutes then water went to trickle until I lowered shower head to waist height. Clattering of fire door every morning from about 6.30 with every guest going thru. Small TV for the price of the room
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom landsborough qld

Very comfortable and conveniently positioned

Posted 16-May-2015
The hotel is located on the river at Inverness only a short walk to all of inverness's attractions. It has a great bar below and it is overall very comfortable and well priced. It is an older hotel but still very nice.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom London

Traditional hotel with modern comfort

Posted 06-May-2015
Pros: The proximity to the city, the well-maintained interior and the huge double bed.
Location: It is next to the River Ness - a good place to take a walk. Rocpool restaurant is very good and next door.
Ideally, everyone should have a room at the front, overlooking the River Ness and with a fine view of the city and the castle. Sadly, this is not practical and I had one at the side overlooking - well, nothing much. Otherwise, this is a nice solid old place. Traditional, without laying it on too thick, large comfortable rooms and generally friendly staff. There is nice guest lounge - where everybody gets to have the good view at the front and a bar that has a bit more atmosphere than most bars in hotels. I did not try the restaurant except for the breakfast which was a self-serve buffet. The check-in time is 3.O clock, and they mean it. However, there is no problem about leaving your luggage and going out to have a look around Inverness. A nice city and no hardship to pass some time there.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Overnight accommodation only with good breakfast.

Posted 03-May-2015
Very good however car parking unsuitable not available.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Glasgow

Lovely hotel on the river

Posted 28-Apr-2015
My partner and I stayed at the columba to attend a wedding in the area. The hotel itself is lovely,lots of character and very central to Inverness city centre. It would be more suited to people who are travelling without a car though as parking is situated a wee walk away in cathedral car park which you have to pay £4.50 per 24hour stay. Also when we were visiting we actually had to vacate the car park as there was a cycle race, so that wasn't very convenient. The only other complaint would be that there is no double glazing and each morning at 8am someone would be tipping copious amounts of glass bottles into the bottle bin which isn't conducive to a good night's sleep.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 26-Apr-2015
Cons: Lack of parking was an issue for me.
Hotel was ok, lack of parking was an issue though.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Good location

Posted 25-Apr-2015
Pros: Location
Dated but pleasant. The room was decent in size and clean. There was a small balcony but it was quite dirty. The strongest point is it's proximity to the railway station and town centre. That made everything so convenient. The room was a little stuffy and we had to open the window slightly to cool down the room. As a result had to endure some traffic noise but it was not too bad.
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Stirling

Noisy

Posted 20-Apr-2015
Four problems: 1) despite the window being open, the room was too hot overnight 2) our room was at the back of the hotel: noisy service & waste disposal trucks started arriving at 6:30am 3) the bath was very uncomfortable 4) no hotel parking Three good points: 1) The hotel is very well placed 2) The breakfast (£10 for two people) was well worth the money If the room had not been so noisy, I would have rated the hotel higher: best to request a room away from the back of the hotel when booking. Parking is easiest in the nearby pay Cathedral car park (£5.50 for 24hrs)
3 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom Cheshire

Local to Business...

Posted 18-Apr-2015
Pros: The location for my business meant that this was within walking distance of a review meeting that was taking place over the course of a week.
Cons: The hotel seems a bit tired and I am not sure how the 4* rating is determined.
i read the reviews of others and thought that I was getting a good deal on a reported 4* hotel although I was a bit disappointed. There are other hotels nearby that are better options.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Glasgow

Hotel is very close to Inverness city centre

Posted 13-Apr-2015
Had a pleasant stay at hotel and breakfast was good. Rooms are a bit tired and could do with a bit of decorating but were clean and comfortable.