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"everything was absolutely perfect. The most relaxing hotel we have ever been in, the staff were very friendly, helpful and polite. The decor and ambi ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 03 Oct 2019

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Hotel Description

The shopping around The Royal Highland Hotel gets good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Inverness Castle. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus a restaurant. This 3-star hotel has 84 rooms over 3 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and a plasma TV.

  • All rooms offer 24-hour room service, plasma TVs and premium bedding
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Drinking and dining options include a restaurant, a coffee shop and a bar/lounge
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and luggage storage
  • Guests speak favourably about the proximity to shopping and the location
  • Just a 4-minute walk from Eastgate Shopping Centre and 5 minutes on foot from Inverness Castle
  • Pets welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Cozy Double/Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£45* Per night/room 27 Feb - 28 Feb

Classic Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Cozy Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

The Royal Highland Hotel ratings based on 17 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Royal Highland Hotel

Everyone (8) Couples (6) Family (1)
2 out of 5
We had a room on the 3rd floor which was not bad in itself as there was a lift but my wife is registered disabled and then had additional stairs to climb. The third floor must also be designated for dogs as the room smelt awful and dogs barked day and night.

Posted by on 22 Nov 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Dec 2019 by rec

unfortunately without your details we cannot investigate the comments regarding smell, we do accept dogs but if there is noise we would certainly ask owners to bring dogs under control.

5 out of 5
everything was absolutely perfect. The most relaxing hotel we have ever been in, the staff were very friendly, helpful and polite. The decor and ambience was total opulance, will definately be back. Thanks to all

Posted by on 3 Oct 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Oct 2019 by rec

thank you for your review, we hope to welcome you back

4 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Mar 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Apr 2019 by rec

thank you

4 out of 5
Pros: pillows quite hard
Cons: pillows
One night only but was a nice experience and would re-book. CM

Posted by on 3 Feb 2018

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3 out of 5

In need of some love

Overall the hotel is a little bit worn round the edges and in need of updating. Booked a double only to be given a twin. Moved rooms into yet another twin. Finally moved on the second night into a very spacious king size room - voucher given for dinner as apology. Dinner was distinctly average and prices were ridiculous, would not have eaten there without the voucher. Hotel was clean and staff friendly and helpful.

Posted by , from orkney on 13 Dec 2017

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4 out of 5

Great deal and location

Little tired,however staff were fantastic and was totally worth it for food

Posted by on 30 Oct 2017

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5 out of 5

The hotel was very nice

The staff are very polite and helpful and the rooms are very tidy and well kept

Posted by on 17 May 2017

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5 out of 5

Excellent place

Pros: The room, and staff
Cons: the restaurant, the food wasn't what I expected. But the waiters were really great
Location: everything you expect about the Highlands
Excellent place, old with some wooden floor noise. But an amazing experience, I recommend and I will for sure return to stay there while in Inverness. Great cozy room. I only have praise and positive review about the hotel.

Posted by , from Cork, Ireland on 22 Nov 2016

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1 out of 5

Disgraceful welcome to Scotland

This hotel is so poor that I suggest you remove t from your list - see other reviews to confirm our feelings. The hotel is noisy, but probably not the faulst of the hotel that we arrived on Saturday night and had a room overlooking the taxi rank - no sleep untl 4pm!. The breakfast arrangements were appalling with uncooperative staff, who spent the time we were there (5 minutes!), moning the tables for a later event-this was at 945 am. We called the duty manager who agreed that things were not satisfactory, and did not charge for our so-called breakfast. Can I have a refund on my travel points?

Posted by on 22 Jun 2012

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3 out of 5

Good value

Great central location, we only used it for sleeping so can't comment on food. Place itself is spectacular and it was great that we could leave our luggage in porters lodge prior to check in and after check out, saved us lugging it around. Room was uncomfortably hot with both room and bathroom heater on and on opening window, ledge was covered in years of bird's poo which was off putting!

Posted by on 25 Mar 2012

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly The Royal Highland Hotel also features multilingual staff, coffee/tea in common area, and concierge services. The hotel can provide limo/town car service and wedding services. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Inverness hotel is smoke free.

  • 84 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Inverness (INV) (13.7 km / 8.5 mi)
  • Train station: Inverness Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Royal Highland Hotel offers 84 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. 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 on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Plasma television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM and at the weekend from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Ash Restaurant – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Gallery Cafe – On-site café.

ASH BAR – On-site bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

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

  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • Pets: GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are 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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • UnionPay
  • Debit cards
  • Online Penalty Collection


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 9.00 and GBP 12.00 per person (approximately)
  • Nearby parking fee: GBP 9 per day
  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 50 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 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

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Guests may experience noise disturbance due to nearby construction work.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

National Rating

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

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.