Royal Highland Hotel
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weir on our way south from outer hebrides... stay inn @ Royal Highland.... ryte inn middle of inverness City.... nyce brite roomz... nxt 2 rale way stay shun... handy 4 orl inn the City - went 2 weather spoonz last knight - woz Curry knight - shud hav had moor sence.... boot @ £4.99p. inn klue dyn a pint of Tie Tan ick.... wot kan U say .... cept …
... but it's on grass.. and there is body contact.. Let's just say it was extremely interesting to watch! After making sure we had the correct bus times to go back to Inverness, we stayed at the field and watched the game! It was so cool to see organized sports being played, and felt just like home with all the people watching on the sidelines and cheering from the bleachers. After we took the bus home, we had some lunch and then went for a walk around the city. We went along ...
... Sunday we woke up and watched the proposal, went for a long walk and relaxed! I facetimed with some people which was so nice :) We spent most of Monday in book stores which was so wonderful! We went for a long walk in the morning around the residential areas, and than came across Leakys bookstore! It felt like you were in Harry Potter :) they had tons of used books, a wood burning fire place, and a ...
... call it a hotel because it was actually a mansion called The Gartmore House. I can only imagine how magnificent it must have been when it was first built. Unfortunately, it has obviously aged quite a bit and is in need of a lot of TLC. The first reaction to seeing it from our students was "omigod, it's like the place in the movie The Shining". If you've never seen The Shining, all you need to know is it is based one of Steven King's novels, which usually indicates creepiness. ...
It is law that Scottish land belongs to the Scottish people. The Right to Roam, as it's known, says that any person traveling may camp pretty much wherever they like, and when you've seen Inverness, you will know that any backpacker's dream would be to hike the path through the highlands to ultimately reach this point. It's a beautiful concept, and this idea of freedom ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Royal Highland Hotel Inverness
I Stayed for 2 days at the Royal Highland Hotel in Inverness, and even though the hotel is ok (it is not cheap so they are not giving you anything) the service leaves a lot to be desired. I requested an adaptor as I needed to recharge my mobile phone. (I mean, given that all countries in Europe require an adaptor when they are in the UK) I was rather surprised by the lack of such item at the hotel. But what really annoyed me is the lack of interest to find one for me. Also the reception is empty at many given times, or the receptionist (Yes, believe me it is true) is listening to music with a Discman.
2 nights in Inverness
Had a two night weekend break in the Highland and we thoroughly enjoyed it. There were a few problems with the room that were not fixed although we reported them straight away. Lamp didn't work as did the extractor fan in toilet. Window could not be closed and as the heater did not come till later on in the evening, room was cold in October.
On the plus side the Ash restaurant was fantastic. Food excellent and very reasonable.
Literally right next door to the railway station so it is really handy.
It is situated in the city centre which is again a plus.
This is probably the nicest hotels in inverness & i have stayed in a lot there. I have given this a 4* rating because there were 2 instances which gave me small problems.
Great hotel and location
Was there in 2002 on Britrail pass around the UK and this hotel was almost next door to the Station,as name suggests,It does not look that impressive from outside, but my room and bathroom was super a great surprise. Good to see some hoteliers putting back money into their properties.Staff pleasant too. Would stay there again
The royal highland hotel is fantastic!! True Highland hospitality. The hotel itself is amazing, the traditional decor of the rooms and lobby is complimented by the modern and funky ASH restaurant (not sure about the name?!) - the vennison was excellent. Staff in the hotel were friendly and the housekeeping staff did a fine job, I stayed in 206 - Stuart Park Suite - which I would highly recomend, my only gripe with the hotel was the lack of leisure facilities and poor parking.... will definately be back though!!!
I dare to say that this hotel is definitely something big in the small capital of the Highlands. Half of the people dining in the ASH restaurant are not residents and there are always social functions going on.
You can't get more central or closer to Inverness train station than this large hotel. Parking is a real problem though, with only a few spaces available for such a large hotel. My single room was comfortable, clean and quiet so I was pleased about choosing this hotel - at first. The reception staff were helpful, but it was when trying to get an evening meal in the bar/restaurant I hit problems. I tried to order at the bar but was told that only the restaurant manager took orders and he would be sent to me. He didn't arrive so on seeing him I went up and tried to place an order. he said he would come over in a minute, but didn't seem interested. He obviously wasn't as 15 minutes later he had still not appeared so I went next door for a Pizza! I put this experience on my hotel feedback form and ticked the box which offered someone from the hotel contacting me about any issues. Nobody has contacted me. If you want to be ignored, choose this hotel.
Don't let the Royal Highland pass you by.
I have stayed in this hotel on and off since it was the Station Hotel and the improvements in recent years are amazing. The rooms are now well decked out and comfrotable. The en suite showers are among the best. The public areas have a grandeur of a byegone era. The new restaurant/bar is first class. The staff are friendly. The rates are reasonable. It is bang in the centre of town. What more can I say.
Loved the royal highland inverness
Just back from 3 days in the Royal Highland Hotel in Inverness. Great staff, friendly atmosphere, great breakfast, and the ASH Restaurant is just out of this world, really good food and plenty of it. The cheese and oatcakes were out of this world!
I stayed at the Royal Highland Hotel in Inverness for 3 nights during Feb 2004 and overall my stay was very enjoyable. Because I had travelled overnight by coach I arrived at the hotel 3 hours before the permitted check-in time. I explained about my long and exhausting journey upon arrival and the receptionist was very kind as she allowed me to check in early without any fuss. What impressed me the most about this hotel was the ambience and period dÃ©cor, especially in the public areas. The grand staircase was especially impressive. It was like stepping back a hundred years. My room was fairly clean, freshly decorated and comfortable, although I will have to be honest and say that the picture frames hadnt seen a duster in quite some time. Plus the bed was a little uncomfortable. But overall my room was nice and the furnishings were of a very high quality. I do have one little complaint though. I had paid in advance for a twin room on a bed and breakfast basis. Sadly my companion had to cancel the trip at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances so I travelled alone and had sole occupancy of the room. Upon check-in I asked if I could convert one of the breakfasts to a packed lunch instead and I was told quite firmly that this could not be done. I found this to be quite mean.