Arrived early on a Sunday afternoon to a cheery welcome from the two people on reception. We've stopped at a number of Premier Inn's across the UK in the past and I have to say this hotel is deserving of its No. 1 Tripadvisor status in Inverness.
All the staff we spoke to were friendly and attentive with a high level of customer focus.
During our visit there was a significant amount of building works at the front of the hotel for the towns flood defence system. This in no way detracted from the quality of the hotel but it will continue to be a bit of an eyesore until the work is completed.
We asked for a River View on our arrival and were allocated room No. 305 which had a castle / partial river view. Room's 301 to 304 appeared to have small balconies with great views over the River Ness. Our room was very clean and the beds comfy with extra pillows already in the room. The first thing I checked was the cleanliness of the bathroom which exceeded my expectations.
We ask at reception for a recommendation for an afternoon walk and we advised of a 40 / 50 minute walk along the banks of the River Ness to the Ness Islands. A very picturesque walk and the opportunity to cross the river by bridges spread across 4 Islands. And ideal walk after a hearty breakfast.
And now to our experience with meals. We asked for a recommendation for an evening meal and rather than having the hotel restaurant thrust down our throats we were told of a restaurant over the river called the Mustard Seed. We tried to reserve a table but were told that Mothers Day evening had already been fully booked for several weeks.
We decided to give the Thyme Restaurant in the hotel a try and were so glad we did. For £22.99 each we both had a starter, steak main coarse, sweet and a drink plus a full cooked breakfast the following morning. Excellent quality and value for money.
The hotel car park is very small (10/15 cars max.) but there is parking at the cathedral a short walk away for £2.00 for 24 hours.
We will definitely be returning to the River Ness Premier Inn and hope that they can maintain the quality of the hotel, staff and restaurant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- IMPORTANT INFO: There is limited parking at this hotel which is allocated on a first come, first serve basis and is chargeable. Please note there are road closures around the area. Please note there can be noise disturbance due to the location of this Premier Inn. Please note all twin rooms at this hotel consist of a double bed and a single sofa bed. Feast your eyes on incredible views from the Premier Inn Hotel Inverness Centre (River Ness). With an amazing panorama of the River Ness and Inverness Castle from the front of the hotel and great attractions nearby, you'll find plenty to inspire you. Get a taste of the Highlands in one of Scotland's most buzzing cities. Savour the chance to see Nessie in person at Loch Ness, or bite into some traditional Scottish fare. Enjoy some food for thought at Eden Court Theatre, or indulge in history at Inverness Castle. Then come back to some even tastier treats at our Thyme restaurant and a lovely comfy bed. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Premier Inn, Cancelon and Evoline ltd so you can book your Premier Inn Inverness Centre (River Ness) Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Inverness Centre (River Ness) Hotel Scotland