Several years ago I stayed at this hotel and was very impressed.Recently my partner and I spent the night.It was as good as I remembered it to be.A very helpful receptionist checked us in and guided me to a free parking space just outside the front door.
The Royal Highland is right in the centre of the city next to the train station so central for some great shopping if required.This is a hotel built when the railway came to Inverness and the grand elegance it must have had then is still very much retained.The Grand staircase and lobby is an echo back to the past which fits nicely into this modern world of today.
The room was a comfortable double with a bathroom almost as big as the room itself.Breakfast in the Victorian ball room is a must when you visit.The evening meal in the restaurant (obviously contracted out) was in stark contrast to the hotel itself, modern with a staff who were rather curt and did not seem to care too much about customer service.A bit of a let down but we did get 20% off the bill as we were hotel guests so that helped cushion their manners.
It was very nice to be back and I would certainly return, if only just to walk down the staircase.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Highland Hotel is the oldest hotel in the centre of the Highland capital, Inverness. In 2000, the property was carefully restored, retaining its unique character associated with the bygone age. As soon as you enter the hotel you will appreciate this. In the foyer the grand staircase, the inspiration for the Titanic's staircase, leads to the 84 spacious refurbished bedrooms - all with very high ceilings. The decor is rich with traditional furniture and deep colours. The rooms all have soft furnishings and antique style furniture. The excellent bathrooms are generally medium to large in size. For over 151 years, the hotel has been looking after travellers from all over the world. Perhaps its popularity stems from the fact the hotel is a grand place to stay. Large bedrooms, large lounge areas, quiet meeting rooms, good food, prime location and friendly staff all play their part. All local amenities close to hand, but within a 5 minute drive you are out into the dramatic Highlands. Lochness is only 7 miles from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Highland Inverness
- Hotel Royal Highland
- Royal Highland Hotel Inverness, Scotland