Royal Highland - Inverness

18 Academy Street, Inverness, United Kingdom, IV1 1LGshow map
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Overview

Royal Highland Hotel is a 3-star property offering a traditional accommodation with 24-hour room service, laundry and turndown service. Renovated in 2012, the hotel features elegant architecture.

An ideal location gives quick access to Culloden Battlefield, which is 8 km away. The property lies within 1 km from the city center.

Set next to restaurants, bars and a stadium, this hotel also offers an indoor swimming pool and a golf course on site.

20 minutes' drive from Inverness airport and 5 minutes' walk to Inverness Railway train station.

Rooms

Offering climate control, wireless internet, a laptop safe, a lounge area and a pantry, classic guestrooms boast a Victorian interior. They also comprise en suite bathrooms appointed with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

A fine variety of authentic dishes is offered at the fabulous restaurant onsite. Guests can savor coffee, tea and whiskies in the café bar. Aspendos and Indian Ocean are situated in a business area, about 150 meters away of the property.

Services

A free car park, a storage room and an elevator together with a business centre, a meeting room and a copier are offered.

Relax

The hotel provides guests with cribs, meals and board games for their children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   86.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Pub

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Sauna

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Diving
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Archery
  • Aerobics

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Full board
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Pub
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Gluten-free meals
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Catering service
  • Packed lunches
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Board games
  • Children's menu
  • Children's pool
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Bungalows
  • Sauna
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave

Media

  • Hi-Fi
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 10 amFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 10 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
10 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Inverness CastleInverness Castle1000 ft
Inverness Railway StationInverness Railway Station400 ft
Inverness Railway StationInverness Railway Station400 ft
Inverness Museum & Art GalleryInverness Museum & Art Gallery700 ft
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Indian OceanIndian Ocean500 ft64 Academy Street
Cafe ArtysansCafe Artysans500 ftStrothers Lane
AspendosAspendos700 ft26 Queensgate
Little ItalyLittle Italy700 ftStephens Brae
The Joy of TasteThe Joy of Taste700 ft25 Church Street
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RNI Community HospitalRNI Community Hospital3700 ft
Raigmore HospitalRaigmore Hospital1.2 mi
University of the Highlands and Islands, InvernessUniversity of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness1.5 mi
Caledonian ThistleCaledonian Thistle1.1 mi
Culloden BattlefieldCulloden Battlefield4.9 miCulloden Battlefield Visitor Centre
Fort GeorgeFort George9.2 mi11 miles off the A96
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Getting around
Airports
Inverness (INV)7.9 mi
Kinloss (FSS)27.3 mi
Train
Inverness Railway Station400 ft
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  443  reviews
  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Location

    Bar too expensive and barmen did not know how to pull a pint. Shower didn't work. Had to have a bath. This was not too much of a problem as I was never in a hurry.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Location

    Staff initially dismissive, bordering on rude because we arrived looking scruffy. Wonderful building ruined by partitions, lack of decoration and stink of damp

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The staff were very helpful and knew exactly what they were doing. They really made our stay memorable and relaxing.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Just one good thing in this hotel - good breakfast :)

    Everything inside is old, uncomfortable. My blanket was dirty.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    This is a grand old Victorian hotel with an impressive staircase, beautiful lounge area and many paintings depicting Scottish scenes throughout the hotel. The room was large, clean and quiet with two large twin beds. The bathroom was also much larger than in standard hotel rooms. The hotel is located next to Inverness Railway Station, which is ideal for travellers by train.

    We found the check-in time (3 pm) too late and the check-out time (10.30 am) a bit too early. Parking at the hotel is virtually not possible, as the only 9 available parking spaces are always taken. However, there is a multi-storey car park nearby (shortcut through station) which at 4 gbp per 24 hours is good value. The breakfast service could be impoved. The very junior Scottish staff were unsupervised and the guests had to ask them to clear tables, bring coffee/tea, etc., as they did not notice these things themselves.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Helpful and pleasant staff in comfortable surroundings.

  • 6.6
    Good

    decor is really old-fachioned!

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Easy access to nearby railway station

    Disappointed that out dated television set carried a very limited range of stations. Musty smell in room although it was perfectly clean

  • 6.2
    Good

    The location was excellent. Breakfasts. (NB Not served in the resturant, which is best avoided) Very handy for road, rail & bus links and ofcourse shops.

    The resturant and bar was terrible. The in house resturant is best avoided. The staff are incompetent and dishonest, the food was terrible and it's expensive. We had to get our own condements and cutlery. Bar is very poorly staffed, we lost track of the ammount of customers who walked out due to not getting served. It's also very expensive a problem not helped by dishonest staff. (Check your Change) Our baby was sick after his feed and we were expected to clean it up ourselves. This I found to be the last straw.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Very comfortable, friendly staff excellent food good atmosphere.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    A nice frendley confertable place

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Great selection of food for the buffet breakfast

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The hotel is nice, old arquitecture, decoration, and of course nice stairs.

    We asked for one more hot chocolate (they only leave one door the doble room) and we wait forever and never received it. Also says free hotel parking but they have few available for the big hotel and them send you to go and park two o three blocks away and pay! Breakfast extremly expensive!

  • 6.6
    Good

    Scottish ambiance. well decorated rooms

    room small and up a further flight of stairs asked to store our luggage ourselves in the storage area and given the key-security risk at breakfast (7.00) staff still seems to clearing away dishes from the day before. Dishes for the day not put out Staff generally seems to be more concerned with talking to each other than getting on the the job. Lack of supervision apparent told no room available on phone by reception staff but then able to book on line

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Nice location and building, but this place is in dire need of a refurb.

    The reception staff were rude and unattentive. Our group ended up paying over £100 per room and in my opinion this hotel is worth a maximum of £60 per night. Hopefully they will spend some of this money on fixing the place up, but I doubt it.....

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  443 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 10 amFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 10 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
10 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Inverness (INV)7.9 mi
Kinloss (FSS)27.3 mi
Train
Inverness Railway Station400 ft
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