Royal Highland Hotel - Inverness  3 stars

18 Academy Street, Inverness, United Kingdom, IV1 1LG  show mapSave
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The 3-star Royal Highland Hotel boasts good location not far from Bogbain Farm, Caledonian Thistle and Wildwoodz Paintball and Lasertag Park. An example of antique architecture, this hotel opened in 1850 and was fully restored in 2006.

Nestled in the center of Inverness, steps away from Inverness Railway train station. Just 1km from the center of Inverness known for Caledonian Canal, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Eden Court Theatre.

Historic sites, museums and galleries are set within walking distance.

15km to Inverness airport.


The hotel offers 50 non-smoking rooms equipped with cable TV with on-demand movies, a minibar, Wi-Fi, satellite TV and a laptop-size safe and featuring fantastic views over the city. Guests can also use coffee/tea makers and an electric kettle available in each room.


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


Shoe shine, ironing service and car rental as well as a safe deposit box, a lift and a tour desk are available at the hotel.


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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  • Parking (fee required)
  • 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 view
  • City view
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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          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.

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          • 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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