Ratings based on 306 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 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 from Glasgow

ok for a one night stay

Posted 03-Aug-2015
Pros: Comfortable bed
Cons: Decor, check in timing and we were also given the wrong newspaper order so attention to detail needs to be improved
Location: Great Italian restaurant called Riva next door.
Emergency booking as we were at an event in Inverness. Would probably not have chosen this hotel if there had been a better option but it was fine for one night. Irritated by 3pm check in and 11am check out. Room was clean and bed was comfortable, shower room was very cramped but fine, view over the river was lovely.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Weed, CA

Old and dingy...

Posted 28-Jul-2015
Overpriced for what you get. Yes, you're on the River Ness, but that doesn't excuse outdated decor, hardly any amenities, the permanent smell of fish and chips, and no parking whatsoever except a quarter of mile away from the hotel that you have to pay for. Not worth the price paid.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Great location but that's all it has to offer

Posted 18-Jul-2015
Check-in was very slow and disorganized. Clerk had trouble finding our reservation but then found. Hotel was very outdated, parking only available close by for £4.50/day. Room was small and old, very dusty. Bar/grill had awful good and poor service.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Toronto, Ontario

Beautiful hotel on the River Ness in Inverness

Posted 16-Jul-2015
Pros: Room sizes, window view, appearance of building, cleanliness of rooms, beautiful furnishings, good price, fantastic location.
Cons: Somehow have fewer staircases required to enter rooms or simply help customers carry bags to room, give 2 room keys instead of one.
Location: Plenty of food places and grocery stores, beautiful old tourist sites, the train station, right next to Ness Walk and Inverness Castle.
Checking in was quick and easy. When we entered our rooms, we were pleasantly surprised by the large sizes of the rooms and their cleanliness. We were taken aback by the stunning view of the River Ness and Inverness Castle. The hotel, being in the heart of Inverness, was in walking distance of many stores and shops, and more importantly, the train station. The hotel looks almost like a castle from the outside. Even though there was a lift in the hotel, there were still some staircases we needed to climb with our heavy luggage. It also would have been better if there were 2 keys per room instead of one so that each person can have their own key. Overall, we received very high quality accommodations for a very reasonable price. Highly recommended!
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from California

Nice hotel with a view of the castle

Posted 09-Jul-2015
Pros: It is a beautiful hotel on the river
Cons: Wifi
Hotel was very quaint. The room was nice and comfortable. It is very close to many restaurants, pubs and shops. Wifi was very weak.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Monterrey

Old hotel by the river in need of remodelling.

Posted 06-Jul-2015
Lifts didn't work. No parking. Unhelpful staff. Had to switch to another hotel the first night of a lesser standing because they had a problem with the room.
4 out of 5
for Business Travellers
by A verified traveller

Nice enough. Brilliant location.

Posted 26-Jun-2015
Great if you want somewhere nice to stay for cheap right in the center. Huge bed which was nice. Generally looks a bit tired all around the edges, other than the bathroom which looked newer but had an odd smell. The breakfast is very nice and you have lots of choice. Friendly staff. It's pretty much as you imagine it to be for the price. I'd recommend it to anyone who is making a late booking and needs to be centrally located. Did the job for me perfectly.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Essex

Convenient hotel for central Inverness

Posted 24-Jun-2015
Pros: Location, particularly good river view. Parked nearby without problems.
Cons: A more mellow atmosphere in the bar would make it more pleasant for a long evening. Larger rooms!
Location: Inverness is a nice city with many things to offer and is particularly lively at weekend. We had no problem finding live music of various types.
We stayed in the Columba for a couple of weekend nights to give us chance to experience Inverness before touring further afield. Unfortunately we got a room at the back of the hotel (not overlooking the river) and while adequate, it was small and there was little storage space - we were on a long break with multiple bags so noticed the lack of space. Other than that the hotel facilities were average though we only ate breakfast in the restaurant, not dinner so can't comment on that. (Dinner at the nearby River House Restaurant was, however, exceptional!). The bar was also average and under-staffed - and very brightly lit, didn't make us feel we wanted to spend the evening there. I'd recommend for location, cleanliness and service but don't plan to spend your visit at the hotel!
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from NRW

Zimmer OK, Bad sehr spartanisch

Posted 04-Jun-2015
Das Zimmer war grundsätzlich Ok, sauber und war alles da. Die Zimmertemperatur war etwas gering und im Bad gab es nur eine kleine Handtuchheizung, war also sehr frisch. Die Dusche war auch in die Jahre gekommen.
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