The Royal Highland Hotel

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In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

Overview of The Royal Highland Hotel

The Royal Highland Hotel

3.0 star property

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar
Map
Station Square, Academy Street, Inverness, Scotland, IV1 1LG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationInverness Castle6 min walk
  • Popular LocationInverness Cathedral10 min walk
  • Popular LocationEden Court Theatre12 min walk
  • AirportInverness (INV)12 min drive

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About this area

Inverness

Near a train station, The Royal Highland Hotel is in Inverness City Centre, a neighbourhood in Inverness with good shopping. Notable landmarks in the area include Inverness Cathedral and Inverness Castle, and travellers wishing to experience a bit of culture can try Eden Court Theatre. Inverness Botanic Gardens and Wildwoodz Paintball and Lasertag Park are also worth visiting. Sailing offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking nearby.

What's nearby

  • Victorian Market - 1 min walk
  • Eastgate Shopping Centre - 4 min walk
  • Inverness Castle - 6 min walk
  • Inverness Cathedral - 10 min walk
  • Eden Court Theatre - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Inverness Station - 5 min walk
  • Inverness (INV) - 12 min drive

About this property

The Royal Highland Hotel

3-star Inverness hotel in Inverness City Centre, walk to Inverness Castle
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/cafe, coffee/tea in a common area and concierge services. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
The Royal Highland Hotel offers 84 accommodations with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Plasma televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Inverness hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and portable fans. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Languages spoken

English, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Off-site parking within 0.01 mi (GBP 7 per day)
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee 7:00 AM–9:30 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekends: GBP 9.00-12.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Restaurants on site

  • Ash Restaurant
  • Gallery Cafe
  • ASH BAR

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Ski storage
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Meeting rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Portable fan

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination

Entertainment

  • TV channels
  • Plasma TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: GBP 10.00
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:30 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: GBP 10
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 50 per stay.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 9.00 and GBP 12.00 per person (approximately)
  • Off site parking fee: GBP 7 per day (0.01 mi away)
  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in fee: GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 50 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Construction is underway at a neighbouring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

Hotel Royal Highland
Royal Highland
Royal Highland Hotel
Royal Highland Hotel Inverness
Royal Highland Inverness
The Royal Highland Hotel Hotel
The Royal Highland Hotel Inverness
The Royal Highland Hotel Hotel Inverness

Overall score and ratings

3.9

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 327 out of 983 reviews
5 - Excellent 33%
Rating 4 - Good. 399 out of 983 reviews
4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 161 out of 983 reviews
3 - Okay 16%
Rating 2 - Poor. 72 out of 983 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 24 out of 983 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.2/5

Cleanliness

4.1/5

Staff & service

3.8/5

Amenities

3.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

3.7/5

Eco-friendliness

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The only thing that doesn't put this hotel in a negative points category is the friendly staff and the fact that's it's connected to the train station. This was hands down the filthiest property I've ever stayed in. The walls and and doors were dirty, the extra toilet paper was stored in the shower, the inside of the comforter ( the part you cover up with) had stains and was dirty to the point we slept on top of it and on our towels. We originally had planned to go back to Edinburgh around 1 pm after our 2nd night but changed our train tickets for 645am so we could get out of there. Also be aware that EVERYTHING closes thier kitchens at 9pm so there's not a place that will seat you for "dine in" after 8:30. We were turned away from 5 restaurants and finally settled on McDonalds as that was our only food option. In my opinion, the staff could probably let patrons know this.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Such an original hotel with beautiful rooms.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Located just outside the train station, it was so convenient to be able to get to transit, restaurants, pubs, shopping and nearby sites. The hotel was comfortable and quiet. The room could get a little stuffy as the windows do not open and there is no A/C. Would definitely stay here again.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Pre war charm!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Right next to the railway station. You felt relaxed and unrushed while you were in the hotel
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I am astounded that you have went through Covid and looks like you missed a chance to upgrade the beautiful property. Who paints a room dingy yellow. That hotel should have stunning paper. The light switch wall was filthy. The tiles in bathroom hanging off wall. Why is your towel rail burning hot, I burnt myself even though there is an notice. Curtains OMG disgusting. Beautiful comfy bed. Seriously the cost is disgusting for what you get. When I seen the state of the place I couldn’t eat in it. We were leaving early you are missing a chance to serve early breakfast. Hotel in stornaway offered continental from 5am. The entrance stairs are beautiful do not let it end their.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The hotel is charming. The surrounding is quite noisy. Train, buses, motorcycles etc. The room was a good size with 2 beds. The floors cracked and the elevator was slow. The room and the bathroom were very clean.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Well cared for, beautiful old building. One of the restaurant staff rushed us through dinner.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was olde worlde and very friendly. It is convenient to the city and all amenities. Friendly helpful staff
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Needs refurbishing the rooms as too old. Lifts not working. Rooms are too small
Stayed 1 night in May 2022