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The Royal Highland Hotel

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Cozy Single Room | In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Meeting facility

Overview of The Royal Highland Hotel

The Royal Highland Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with restaurant, near Eastgate Shopping Centre
8.0 out of 10 Very good
8.0/10 Very good

1,005 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Bar
The price is £155
Price available on 25/6/2023
Station Square, Academy Street, Inverness, Scotland, IV1 1LG
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Limo/town car service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Car hire on-site
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry service
For families
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout curtains

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Inverness City Centre
  • Inverness Castle - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Inverness (INV) - 12 min drive
  • Inverness Station - 5 min walk
  • Conon Bridge Station - 16 min drive
  • Beauly Station - 16 min drive


  • Pizza Hut - 4 min walk
  • Cafe Artysans - 2 min walk
  • Scotch & Rye - 2 min walk
  • Filling Station - 2 min walk
  • Esco Bar - 2 min walk

About this property

The Royal Highland Hotel

Located near a train station, The Royal Highland Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Inverness. The bar is a great place to grab a drink, and guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Ash Restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner. The breakfast and location get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 84 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (2 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Off-site parking within 0.01 mi (GBP 7 per day)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–9:30 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

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

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or town car service
  • On-site car hire
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Plasma television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Ash Restaurant – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
Gallery Cafe – On-site café.
ASH BAR – On-site bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 9.00 to 12.00 per person
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 50 per stay


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15 per pet, per night


  • Parking is available off-site and costs GBP 7 per day (0.01 mi away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
Construction is underway at a neighbouring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Royal Highland Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Royal Highland Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Royal Highland Hotel?
As of 30 May 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Royal Highland Hotel on 25 Jun 2023 start from £155, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Royal Highland Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Royal Highland Hotel?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of GBP 15 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at The Royal Highland Hotel?
Yes. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Royal Highland Hotel?
You can check in from 3 PM - anytime. There's a charge of GBP 10.00 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 10 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Royal Highland Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as hiking, mountain biking and sailing, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course.
Are there restaurants at or near The Royal Highland Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Ash Restaurant.
What's the area around The Royal Highland Hotel like?
The Royal Highland Hotel is in Inverness City Centre, a short 5-minute walk from Inverness Station and 8 minutes' walk from Inverness Castle. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.



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6/10 Good

Great choice for arriving on the train.
Douglas, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Hotel
Very comfortable hotel, well located for rail and bus stations. Staff very friendly and helpful.
George, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Not so “royal” hotel
The pictures are very deceiving. Hotel is very dated. Room was quite small and in need of an update. Walls were dirty and there were cobwebs in the bathroom and on the drapes. Tub didn’t drain while showering & couldn’t crack a window to let steam out. Had to keep bathroom door closed while showering because steam could set off fire alarm. Continental breakfast was pretty sparse. Was conveniently located next to train station and close to restaurants & shops. Okay for a one night stay but wouldn’t stay any longer.
Tamara, 3-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Very disappointing and shabby
After a wonderful week in Scotland, this hotel was a dark spot on an otherwise perfect week. I deeply regret not reading reviews more thoroughly and booking elsewhere. To start, they advertise a car park. In reality, there were only 6 spots and none of the cars ever moved in the 3 days we were there. We were sent to park 3 blocks away at a paid parking garage— very annoying to drag our luggage so far and have the extra unexpected expense. When we got into the room, it was very dated and shabby. We could’ve tolerated chipping paint and grubby carpets, but the shower didn’t drain, and there was no hot water the first morning (I suppose they must have an old boiler that runs out, because we did have hot water when we rose very early the 2nd morning). There were only 2 pillows total for the 2 beds in the room. The bed sheets were very stained. The fire alarm went off at 6 or 7 am on our first morning. And the room was very loud — there was lots of street noise from rowdy bar goers at 2 AM on the sidewalks below. To top it off, when we left for the airport at 4 AM, the parking lot’s ticket machine ate our ticket and had us trapped in the parking lot until we could contact the garage attendant on-call. This hotel was the only regret of my trip and I deeply wished we would’ve stayed elsewhere, perhaps a B&B just outside the city. I don’t even care about the money paid, but I’m sad that our last couple of nights of vacation were so disappointing.
Emily, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely stay
Very comfortable stay, excellent cooked breakfast. Didn't drink at bar though as very pricey. Parking hit or miss, once we had a space we didn't want to lose it
Jeffrey, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent stay, friendly staff
Excellent welcome from Duty Manager Ismail. So professional and very friendly. Will highly recommend and hopefully visit again soon
Kathleen, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Traci, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Beautiful historic hotel
Reception was not especially friendly. The rest of the staff we interacted with were much more polite and friendly. The building is beautiful, a little run down in areas but to be expected. Our room was very comfortable and despite sharing a wall with the train station was surprisingly quiet. The restaurant food/drinks were excellent. The location was perfect and we definitely enjoyed our stay.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Convenient to Trains
Great location right at the train station and in the center of historic Inverness. Walking distance to lots of great bars, pubs and restaurants. Shower was hot with great water pressure. They had an elevator which was a definite bonus. Staff, especially the hotel manager, were friendly and helpful throughout our stay. We didn't get a chance to try the restaurant (we had meals already booked elsewhere), but we had a couple of great gin and tonics there one afternoon. The included continental breakfast was also good.
Giselle, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

zinoviy, 2-night trip
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