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Columba Hotel

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Welcome to Columba Hotel, Inverness UK. Columba Hotel Inverness by Compass Hospitality is a 4-star hotel built in 1881. The hotel boasts a perfect position in the very heart of Inverness, yet located in a peaceful area offering marvelous views of Inverness Castle and the River Ness. There are 82 en suite bedrooms including a deluxe suite, many with river and castle views, restaurant and bar. The decor of Columba Hotel combines contemporary style and amenities with traditional comfort each room features excellent facilities as well as free high-speed wireless is available throughout the building. During the winter, the trees lining along Ness Walk are beautifully decked with fairy lights. The city has a host of historic buildings, notably in the Old Town, as well as fascinating shops from the Victorian Market to the new award-winning Eastgate centre which is a just a short walk away. You can also take a stroll to Inverness Castle or St Andrew's Cathedral, set alongside the River Ness, one of Britain's most beautiful riverside settings. There is a circular walk from the castle along the river and through the Ness Islands and you can watch anglers trying to catch Atlantic salmon - or try it yourself with a daily ticket. There are forest walks and views of the Moray Firth from Craig Phadrig, the hill that towers over the city.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Dry Cleaning
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Multilingual Staff
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Centrally Located
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Grade: 100 out of 100
117Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
51Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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My girlfriend and I just spent 2 nights here at the Columba. My girlfriend’s mother paid for our stay through a itison voucher so the following review is made not knowing how much was spent. The appearance of the front house and reception was very nice. Staff were incredibly
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Stayed here on the 12th\13th of February with an Itison Deal and after a slightly shaky start I have nothing but praise for this hotel. On entering our river view room we discovered some items of clothing that had been left by the previous guest however following a call to
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I’ve been to the bar here twice-once for lunch and once just for an early evening drink. The staff are friendly and attentive and it’s clean and comfortable. The views across the river are lovely and it’s situated in a pretty part of a rather mediocre town. If you find yourself
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Great location excellent staff and the hotel was warm and relaxing the rooms were comfortable and clean the staff could not do enough for you the hotel was right on the river and a short walk to the town centre
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Response from gm563, General Manager at Columba Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest, thank you for your feedback following your stay. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back on a future visit to Inverness. Kind regards Columba Hotel
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Good location and lovely river view rooms a good size and great bathroom. Cleaned every day. Very traditional décor and furniture etc.. Friendly staff . The only negative was the breakfast service. It seemed the kitchen could not keep up with the hot food buffet demand, was a
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Response from gm563, General Manager at Columba Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback following your stay. We are truly very sorry that you had a disappointing experience at breakfast. We do hope that you were able to speak to the Duty Manager or a Team Member at the time as the buffet. Please be rest assured that we will speak to the Kitchen to ensure there is no reoccurrence of this. This is far from our normal standard and we can only apologise for such a disappointing breakfast service. Kind regards Columba Hotel
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For one of the floors the lift kind of stops between floors and then there are doors and stairs. Best to ask for an accessible room if stairs will be a problem.
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No car park on site but a couple of minutes walk to car park at the Cathedral
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Good Afternoon, in response to your question, we do try to allocate rooms where guests that are booked as a group are as close as possible to each other. As there are a mixture of room types in the Hotel it is not always possible to do this. However I have made a note of your comments and passed these on to our Reception Manager who will try and accommodate where possible.
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Hi Sandy, yes we have hairdryers in every room. 😁
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I hope that whatever the question you had has been answered however please contact us at the hotel directly if you still require assistance. Thankyou
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"Pay extra for a river view as it well worth the extra cost."
"River view"
"Top floor river view if you can get it."
"The rooms at the front of the hotel with the view across the river to the castle are worth the small additional cost."
"Can't find one negative thing to say about this hotel... Eleanor and Jacob x"
US$63 - US$241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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