Ratings based on 408 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 out of 5
87% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from w

Very nice hotel next to river great rooms & staff

Posted 06-Feb-2016
Surprised by fab view over river Ness which is massive . Hotel near shops bars restaurants. You can pull up outside with cases then park car a 5 minute walk away by the river. Staff friendly . Check in a breeze. Rooms lovely with tea/ coffee and biscuits . Comfy bed .Bathroom been nice in its day Could do with a revamp but honestly wouldn't stop me staying again as was clean . Breckie lovely everything under the sun for all tastes . we had full English ( Scottish ) Good bar and first floor lounge overlooks river so we chatted after the bar had closed up there all the family Very good for the price too
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from M

Our stay

Posted 27-Jan-2016
The staff are very friendly and helpful. There is no parking so had to pay for parking 250 yes away. Hotel comfortable but very tired looking. Needs refurbishment.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Brechin

Only good thing close to city centre

Posted 22-Jan-2016
Pros: It was near the city centre
Cons: box not big enough too many things to list.
Location: Nice walks along the river get you out noisy room for a while.
First off the Hotel is very dated and in need of refurb, there is no parking but a local car park that is reasonable but still at extra cost, breakfast not included in room rate and a little on the pricey side for whats on offer. The rooms are very noisy could hear a loud whine soon as anyone put on their water taps and moving around the room walls must be thin which is strange in an old building. To add to the noise there was two large extractor fans on the roof next to my bedroom window which was single glazed so heard all night long both nights I stayed there. This is supposed to be a four star hotel I would only rate it one star, sorry but not a good experience.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Aberdeen

Lovely hotel close to restaurants, bars and shops

Posted 15-Dec-2015
Pros: Everything !!
Cons: The hotel is "old" but full of character - it would be a shame to change anything.
My fiancée wanted to visit Inverness to see a friend who moved there years ago. I was in charge of booking and chose the COLUMBA. Nice, clean hotel & everything you need within short walking distances – even a Tesco round the corner. There’s no parking where the hotel is but there is a car park just along the road and the charge for a 24 hour ticket is very reasonable. 1st night was a late one so we traded breakfast next morning for a lie-in. Didn’t bother us much ‘cos it was a buffet breakfast which I assumed was cereal and the like. We did manage next morning though and what a surprise that was – a fully cooked buffet breakfast with “specials” available to order – e.g. poached eggs. For evening meals – 1st night we had supper in a bar about ten minutes walk from the hotel – 2nd night was even easier, we went to the Italian restaurant next door. Also within easy distance is the Eastgate Centre – all the shops you need under one roof. Hotel itself was clean and at the time we were there reasonably quite. I booked a room overlooking the river & castle (it’s worth paying the extra for) and I had expected some noise from late night drinkers trying to get home – never happened, we enjoyed 2 very peaceful nights there. Overall an excellent hotel – we plan a return within 6 months. A warning – if you are not too fit and your room is above the 2nd floor take the lift as there are quite a lot of stairs to tackle and a lot of fire doors to go through as well.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Central location, good hotel

Posted 07-Dec-2015
Comfortable hotel. Central location, friendly & obliging staff, I would be happy to stay there again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 20-Nov-2015
Good clean comfortable room. Breakfast was very good.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travellers
by A verified traveller from New York

Lovely to be by the Ness river

Posted 20-Nov-2015
Pros: Very traditional, and had old school decor.
Cons: Can tell that it would have been a lovely hotel when it first open, and maybe a refresh of decor would bring out more of it's charm.
Location: Lovely walks along the river, down to Eden Court.
Good price for what I paid, right in the centre, easy to get to town centre and near the beautiful Ness Rive. Hotel looks a bit dated, but can tell the staff are very friendly. Checking in and out was fine, room had what I needed clean bed and a very clean bathroom, having stay in other places around the area this was a relief.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by deirdre from London

Overnight stay

Posted 13-Nov-2015 on Hotels
Perfect for a short stay. Breakfast was excellent.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from suffolk

nice hotel , right on the river Ness

Posted 11-Nov-2015
Pros: The rooms
Cons: Communal areas need to be redecorated
Location: Plenty to do ,see Nessie maybe or visit the castle and the souvenir shops ,pick up some Scottish woollen products etc
Columba hotel was on the whole a really nice hotel ideally placed on the river ness opposite the castle and a very short walk over the river to the high street, the staff were friendly and the rooms modern clean and well appointed ,the bar and restaurant were well presented but the corridors and staircases a little tired as they are in many UK hotels, but overall very pleasant and one that I would stay in again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by James

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 11-Nov-2015 on Hotels