The Royal Highland Hotel

The Royal Highland Hotel

Station Square, 18 Academy Street, Inverness, IV1 1LG, United Kingdom
+44 146 323 1926

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About The Royal Highland Hotel

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  • Clean and Tidy
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  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

Set in the vibrant Inverness City Centre, The Royal Highland Hotel is surrounded by popular shopping spots and a range of nightlife options. It also provides a ballroom, 24-hour room service and a coffee bar.

The hotel offers an around the clock reception, plus an airport shuttle and an express check-in and check-out feature. For added convenience, it provides a concierge, a car rental desk and laundry facilities.

The Royal Highland Hotel has 86 rooms, all of which are fitted with a hair dryer. There is also wireless internet access, a bathtub and bottled water.

The hotel features restaurant and bar where guests can unwind of an evening. For those preferring to eat out, the surrounding area offers a number of bars and restaurants serving a choice of different cuisines. For those with day trips planned, the hotel provides packed lunches.

Inverness's attractions, including Inverness Castle and River Ness, are within easy walking distance of The Royal Highland Hotel. Inverness Bus Station is a short walk away.

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Amenities at The Royal Highland Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Free parking
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV

Health and safety

  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Safe

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Designated smoking area
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Roll-in shower
  • Lift
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by lift
  • Adapted bath
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by lift


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Dustbins


  • Electric kettle
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key access
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Wedding services
  • Safety deposit box


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Raised toilet
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower


  • Family rooms
  • Lockers
  • Ski storage
  • Storage available
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio
  • TV


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Trouser press
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Fold-up bed
  • Socket near the bed
  • Cleaning products
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Fax
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking
  • Airport shuttle

Things to do

  • Board games/puzzles
  • Golf
  • Skiing

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals

Reviews of The Royal Highland Hotel

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8.2 Very Good
Pros:The front door is literally 50 feet from entrance to train station. Breakfast buffet is outstanding including Brit favorites like haggis.
Cons:Only complaint was poor WiFi reception in our room. Great in lobby.
7.4 Good
Pros:The staff -- front desk/manager -- was very helpful. Our room was uncomfortably hot, and although she was unable to move us the first night as there were no available rooms, she provided us with a fan and ice to help cool the room and a sheet to use rather than the duvet. The second night, she was able to move us to a much larger room on second floor which was very comfortable. The breakfast was very good with a good variety of choices. Since we traveled by train, the location of the hotel was very convenient.
Cons:We were in Inverness during a heat wave. The first night (of two nights) we were in a small room on the top floor. Since there was no air conditioning and no breeze, it was uncomfortably hot, preventing us from sleeping. Some of the furniture and the carpet in the larger room we stayed in the second night was a bit worn and could use a bit of updating
7.4 Good
Pros:Great location.
Cons:I was on the first floor and the noise from traffic outside on the main road was terrible, with the windows constantly shaking loudly. The windows aren't double-glazed and even passing drunks shouting and swearing sounded like they were in my room. Walls between rooms are also paper thin and the room shook every time the guest next door closed their room door. To be fair, my colleague was on the top floor and had a totally different experience, but unfortunately I won't be staying there again.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Proximity to the rail and bus stations, shops and places to visit. Helpful staff, clean and comfortable room.
Cons:Nothing really
8.2 Very Good
Pros:We had a lovely stay. Our room was very pretty, comfortable and clean. The location cannot be beat.
Cons:The breakfast included was not very good. Also, pur booking includes complementary cocktails upon arrival but all we received was a buy one get one 50% off coupon. Not quite the same deal there.
8.2 Very Good
Pros:Proximity to train station and city centre
Cons:Wifi weak, essentially unusable in the room. Good signal in lobby but inconvient to go there just for wifi.
5.7 Fair
Pros:Proximity to train station and highway, lots of good bars and restaurants around. Cool looking Victorian hotel.
Cons:Wi-fi was non-existent - which was bizarre given they had routers everywhere. Very unhelpful staff.
6.8 Okay
Cons:The shower did not have any hot water, and even though the website says parking is provided, in reality, the hotel has 4 spaces out front that are first come first serve, and the rest of the guests must pay for public parking.
7.4 Good
Pros:The entrance and common areas were beautiful, room was delightful, spacious and clean. We had dinner at the hotel restaurant and the food was perfect! Great location. Two blocks from everything important. Make sure you visit Hootinanny's a couple blocks away. They had amazing live music for tourists and locals alike.
Cons:The hotel is located practically at the train station. There was limited parking and constant traffic (vehicle and pedestrians).


Station Square, 18 Academy Street, Inverness, IV1 1LG

What's nearby

  • Inverness Railway Station91 m
  • Eastgate Shopping Centre197 m
  • Inverness Museum and Art Gallery270 m
  • Inverness Castle354 m
  • Inverness City Centre0.5 km
  • Inverness Cathedral0.6 km
  • Eden Court Theatre0.8 km
  • Bellfield Park1.1 km
  • Fort George Queen's Own Highlanders Regimental Museum1.3 km
  • Bught Park1.6 km
  • Ship Space1.8 km
  • Caledonian Stadium1.8 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 10:30


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FAQs when booking at The Royal Highland Hotel

  • Those intending to travel to The Royal Highland Hotel from Inverness Station will find themselves just steps away from the hotel once disembarking from the train. The walk will take less than 5min if you take the walking route via Strothers Lane, turn left, then proceed down Academy Street.

  • The Royal Highland Hotel prides itself on hosting weddings in the grounds since the hotel opened in 1856. They specialise in Scottish wedding celebrations with their luxury decorations and prestigious setting. They’re willing to work with their guests to create the ideal wedding of your dreams; plan a wedding reception or breakfast for up to 200 guests.

  • The quickest form of transport to reach the hotel from the airport is either by car or taxi. Expect the 8.4-mile journey to take around only 15min. Alternatively, if you’re looking to take public transport then it will take a longer time of approximately 30min. Simply take the 11 bus from Terminal Building towards Inverness, alighting at Marks and Spencer, where you’ll be only about a 2-minute walk from the hotel.

  • Guests staying at this hotel can find themselves enjoying the large variety of rooms that are available. Enjoy the likes of a cosy single, cosy double/twin, classic single, classic double or twin or a royal. All rooms are unique and offer great facilities.

  • The Royal Highland Hotel is accommodating to all kinds of guests, especially children. The family-friendly hotel offers spacious rooms that sleep up to four guests and are the perfect choice for those travelling with little ones. You can also enquire about bringing a cot or an extra guest bed to your room at no extra cost.

  • The royal room is the biggest room choice of all of the lodgings at The Royal Highland Hotel. You can choose from having either two queen beds or one king-sized bed. The room is also equipped with an ensuite bathroom. You can enjoy a great range of facilities like television, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, umbrellas and much more.

  • Those travelling to the hotel with pets are in luck because the hotel is pet friendly. The hotel is willing to accommodate your furry friends and will discuss any enquiries that you might have. Well-behaved dogs are allowed into the rooms for an extra cost per night, per pet, for a maximum of two animals.

  • If you’re a traveller with reduced mobility or you’re travelling with a guest that is, you will find the hotel is well accommodating. The front of the hotel can be reached via a ramp with additional level access to the ground floor, which includes a breakfast room and lounge area. There are two specially adapted hotel rooms with a wheel-in shower. In addition, there are two rooms on the ground floor.

  • The Royal Highland Hotel is located at Station Square, 18 Academy Street, 0 km from the centre of Inverness. Inverness Railway Station is the closest landmark to The Royal Highland Hotel.

  • Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 10:30 at The Royal Highland Hotel.

  • Yes, The Royal Highland Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, The Royal Highland Hotel offers free parking.

  • The Royal Highland Hotel is 12.7 km from Inverness. The Royal Highland Hotel is 125.3 km from Aberdeen Dyce.

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