Royal Highland Hotel Inverness  3 stars

18 Academy Street, Inverness, United Kingdom, IV1 1LG  show mapSave
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Surrounded by historic sites, museums and galleries, Royal Highland Hotel offers 50 guestrooms featuring a fantastic view. Renovated in 2006, the excellent hotel has welcomed guests since 1850.

A 20-minute walk from Bogbain Farm, Caledonian Thistle and Wildwoodz Paintball and Lasertag Park, the hotel is set close to bars, restaurants and shopping centers. The property is 300m away from Caledonian Canal, Chanonry Point and Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.

It lies only 150m away from Inverness Railway train station. 15 minutes' drive from Inverness airport.


The hotel provides non-smoking rooms including Classic Family Room, Royal Double Room and Classic Triple Room. Each of them is equipped with satellite TV, coffee/tea making facilities, Wi-Fi, a minibar and a laptop-size safe. They feature integrated marble bathrooms with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.


Guests are offered a full Scottish breakfast served in the dining area. The gastronomic restaurant serves fresh authentic meals. Coffee can be savored in the café bar.


Guests will benefit from shoe shine, an ironing service and car rental and also appreciate a safe deposit box, a lift and a tour desk available on-site.


Leisure facilities include a cocktail lounge and a tea room. Guests can go in for tennis, hiking and cross-country skiing at the hotel.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Public hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2006.  Number of rooms   53.

City Center Inverness - 2000 ft
Airports Inverness (INV) - 7.9 mi
Train Stations Inverness Railway Station - 700 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Indian Ocean (cuisine: Indian) - 300 ft, Cafe Artysans (cuisine: Coffee Shop) - 400 ft
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  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Bus parking
  • Express check-out
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Ski storage
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access



from  3 pm


until  10.30 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 10 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of GBP 50 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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    Bed type: Triple
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      Bed type: King Size Bed
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        Royal Highland Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • Frame Shop
          400 ft
        • 1000 ft
        • Moray Firth Dolphin Cruises
          2000 ft
        • Welch
          2700 ft
        Popular areas
        • City Center
          1700 ft
        Places of interest
        Train stations
        Convention centers
        • The Spectrum Centre
          400 ft
        • Nessie's Adventure Land
          700 ft
        • Carlton Clubs plc
          2300 ft
        • Inverness Bowling Club
          3000 ft
        • Roller Bowl
          1.6 mi
        • Vue Cinemas
          1.7 mi
        Monuments and Landmarks
        • Inverness Museum & Art Gallery
          1000 ft
        • Astroturf (All weather pitch)
          1.2 mi
        Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos
        • Black Isle wildlife park
          2.8 mi
        • La Scala Entertainment
          700 ft
        • Eden Court Theatre
          2300 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Titanic Museum
          1.1 mi
          16 Clachnaharry Road, Inverness
        • Floral Hall
          1.9 mi
          Bught Lane, Inverness
        • Wildwoodz Paintball and Lasertag Park
          5.6 mi
          A832, Munlochy
        • Highland Aviation Museum
          7.2 mi
          9 Dalcross Industrial Estate, Inverness
        • Groam House Museum
          8.7 mi
          High Street, Rosemarkie

        Near the hotel

        • River Ness
          800 ft
        • Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
          1000 ft
          Castle Wynd, Inverness
        • Chanonry Point
          2300 ft
          Chanonry Ness, Fortrose
        • St. Andrews Cathedral
          2200 ft
          15 Ardross St, Inverness
        • Fort George/Queen's Own Highlanders Regimental Museum
          4400 ft
          Moray Firth, Ardersier

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Indian Ocean

          85% likes this, based on 210 reviews
          Cuisine: Indian

          300 ft
          64 Academy Street

          Phone: 01463 237755

        • Cafe Artysans

          71% likes this, based on 67 reviews
          Cuisine: Coffee Shop

          400 ft
          Strothers Lane
        • Aspendos

          84% likes this, based on 344 reviews
          Cuisine: Turkish

          500 ft
          26 Queensgate
        • The Rajah Restaurant

          66% likes this, based on 191 reviews
          Cuisine: Indian

          600 ft
          2 Post Office Avenue

          Phone: (01463) 237190

        • Mustard Seed Restaurant

          73% likes this, based on 944 reviews
          Cuisine: British
          Price Range: USD 57 - USD 57

          800 ft
          16 Fraser Street

          Phone: +44 (0)1463 220220

        Royal Highland Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Royal Highland Hotel

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 352 reviews

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        Individual guest reviews

        • Group of friends

          the lovely open staircase and the food

          more bathroom toileties on the second night, the ash resturant the tables are to near each other

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          the meals were very good. I feel the tartan carpet on the stairs was dangerous as the stripes were not always the same distance from the edge.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Lovely room

          got a bit noisy at night on the street outside (weekend)

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Good location for shops ,railway and bus station.Room clean and comfortable

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Fantastic Location. I have never seen this much close location from the main terminal. Breakfast was good as well. very quiet and kind.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Very pleasant staff; communal areas interesting , breakfast first class.

          Lack of parking space.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Good central location

          No wifi in rooms, internet in hotel lobby was inconsistant, lack of parking is a issue.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          An excellent venue with plenty of character. The room was comfortable and very pleasant cleaning staff.

          The poor motivation of the bar and breakfast staff.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          This is the second time we've stayed there because you could not be more in the city centre. Friendly unobtrusive staff with nothing too much trouble

          Breakfast on the Thursday morning was a bit chaotic but this was because they had put up extra people because of the snow - 2nd April which meant the A9 was closed as well as the rail line and they had had tio turn people away because they just did not have any room - it was one of those things

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Great location next to station (but didn't hear any station noise in room) with taxi rank outside. Hotel efficient with no fuss. Friendly staff. Comfortable (small) room. Bathroom with bath and shower and lots of hot water. Pleasant reception/lounge area for sitting/waiting/having a drink. Good, buffet breakfast. Grand building but needs restoring to former glory. Pretty good dinner at ASH restaurant.

          Green paint everywhere, which with the low lighting at breakfast made it feel dismal. (As there is no view from this room suggest install light boxes at windows.) Upstairs glass to central atrium painted over - such a shame as lovely central staircase and could look fabulous.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          We enjoyed the size of room, beds and tv. We were relocated to a larger room in a quieter area of the hotel as some drilling of the tarmac started about 10pm outside our bedroom, by the railway station. The room we were moved to was much bigger and with queen size beds each instead of single. We also enjoyed the discount available on the 2 course lunch we had. We both really enjoyed the variety of meals and the tastes.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Towel warmer

          The price for value was ridiculous. We paid 120gbp for a room that had insane street noise, expensive breakfast (not included), and 4 television channels (to sleep to in order to block the street noise). Parking is pitiful. I ordered a glass of wine and it was covered in lipstick (not mine). There was no food available after 9:00pm except potato chips. . .Very unfortunate.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Central location. Excellent large foyer for relaxing and reading.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          the room decor was a bit shabby the reception staff were not welcoming on arrival or check out

          • Average rating
        • Family with children


          Hotel billed me twice leaving me £280 out of pocket. I emailed to complain the day after checking out but I've had no reply. If hotel does not correct the error, I will go to the authorities, and would appreciate publicising this case.

          • Average rating
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