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The Royal Highland Hotel in Inverness

Station Square, 18 Academy Street, Inverness, IV11LG, UK
The Royal Highland Hotel in Inverness The Royal Highland Hotel in Inverness 01463 231 926 Station Square 18 Academy Street Inverness
88 out of 100% 340 votes
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  • Free Wifi
  • Disabled Rooms
  • Lift
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi (Public Spaces)
  • Best Available Room
  • Public Transport Nearby

The Royal Highland Hotel is located in the centre of Inverness and offers charming Victorian grandeur.

Andrew Myhotelbreak & Classic Britain
Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
  • Disabled Rooms
  • Lift
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi (Public Spaces)
  • Best Available Room
  • Public Transport Nearby

Number of Bedrooms: 86

Parking Spaces: 6

Steps into Hotel: 2

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 10.30am

The Royal Highland Hotel Inverness is the oldest hotel in the centre of the Highland capital, and is the ideal place to stay on your visit to the north of Scotland.

For over 140 years, the Royal Highland Hotel Inverness has been looking after travellers from all over the world. Perhaps its popularity stems from the fact the hotel is a grand place to stay. In the foyer you find the grand staircase, the inspiration behind one scene in the blockbuster movie Titanic.

The hotel boasts, 84 meticulously cleaned, and well cared for spacious, quiet bedrooms. The rooms have been tastefully updated whilst retaining their unmistakeably traditional feel. The stunning architecture will mesmerise you and make for an unforgettable stay.

The Ash Restaurant & Lounge Bar of the Royal Highland Hotel Inverness is a favourite with locals and visitors due to its classical design and varied menu featuring many dishes inspired by traditional Scottish Cuisine. Exceptional dishes are created for diners using the best local and seasonal produce. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner.

The Royal Highland Hotel Inverness offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year. Book online today with My Hotel Break.



tick TV
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Trouser Press
tick Toiletries
tick Hairdryer
tick Telephone
tick Room Service
tick Cots Supplied
tick Smoking Rooms
tick Ground Floor Rooms
tick Wifi
tick Family Room for 5
tick Family Room for 3
tick Family Room for 4
tick Walk In Showers

The Royal Highland Hotel, Inverness offers guests a choice from 84 large en-suite bedrooms. The rooms have been modernised in keeping with the hotel and offer a classical ambiance. Each room includes satellite television, direct dial telephone and even a choice of pillows. Guests also have a choice of rooms Standard, Superior or Executive to make our short breaks extra special.

Superior Room - A Slightly larger room with superior furnishings

Executive - A Larger room with executive furnishings and extra facilities.

Bar & Restaurant

The Royal Highland Hotel's Ash Restaurant & Lounge Bar is a favourite with locals and visitors due to its classical design and varied menu featuring many dishes inspired by traditional Scottish Cuisine. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner. All the ingredients used come from within the local area, the Shellfish and fish come from the Moray Firth and Hebridean ports, and some of the world's finest beef, lamb and game are naturally-reared on nearby farms.

Sample Lunch & Early Dinner Menu

Sample Evening Dinner Menu

Sample Beverage Menu

Sample Children's Menu

The Royal Highland Hotels Grand Lounge allows guests to enjoy pre-dinner and after dinner drinks from liqueurs to wonderful Scottish malts.

Dinner is served from: 7pm - 9:30pm

Breakfast is served from: 7am - 9:30am

Sample Breakfast Menu

Location & Directions

Directions to the Royal Highland Hotel, Inverness

By road

From Glasgow there is a choice of routes. The most direct is A/M80 via Stirling, then M9 to Perth, and A9 to Inverness. Or you can indulge in the scenic delights of the A 82 via Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Glencoe and past Fort William and Ben Nevis, then skirting the western side of Loch Ness virtually all the way.

From Edinburgh and Edinburgh Airport – M90 to outskirts of Perth then join the A9 all the way to Inverness

From Aberdeen - A96 all the way to Inverness

From the south - M1/A1 to Edinburgh then as above, or M6/M74/M73 then A/M80 and onward as above.

All of these above routes converge at a large roundabout just on the south west side of the city – from there follow the signs to Inverness town/city centre, looking for the railway station, and the hotel is in Station Square adjacent to the station.


By rail

There is a daily service from London Kings Cross direct to Inverness, via York, Newcastle and Edinburgh. Operated by GNER (link)

There are regular daily services operated by First Scotrail (link) from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Aberdeen and Wick/Thurso. And why not enjoy at some stage in your visit the scenic splendour of the North Highland line to Kyle of Lochalsh and onward to Skye, Scotland's romantic isle - literally door to door from the hotel.

By coach

A variety of national companies offer quick, efficient services to Inverness from major cities in Scotland and the UK, often at budget prices. Inverness bus/coach station is 5 minutes form the hotel.

Notice Board

Hotel Notice Board

The Hotel reserves the right to refuse a reservation/ask guest to leave if a guest is showing signs and symptoms of COVID-19 for the security and protection of its guests and team members.

Best Room Available - you will be allocated the best available room on check in. Please note that an upgraded room is not guaranteed, unless you have opted to pay the supplement for a guaranteed upgrade. Please refer to Terms and Conditions for full details.

Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Quad Biking
tick Horse Riding
tick Clay Pigeon Shooting
tick Cycling
tick Fishing
tick Golf in Local Area
tick Climbing

The Royal Highland Hotel in Inverness enjoys the best of both worlds for short breaks. Its central location means all local amenities are close to hand as the train station and Inverness shopping centre are less than one-minute walk. However within a 5-minute drive you are out into the dramatic Highlands. For instance, Loch Ness is only 7 miles from the Royal Highland Hotel. Also Inverness airport is within a 15-minute drive.

Places of Interest in Inverness

Eastgate Shopping
Victorian Market
Inverness Museum
Inverness Castle
Inverness Cathedral
Vue Cinema
Eden Court Theatre and Cinema
Ironworks (Live music venue)
Inverness Leisure
Inverness Airport

Surrounding Area:

Urquhart Castle

Culloden Battlefield 

Aviemore Ski Area 

Nairn Golf Course 

Royal Dornoch Golf Course 

Inverewe Gardens 

Whisky Trail

Fort William Ski Area 

Cawdor Castle

For more information on things to see in and do in the area, check out our Destination Guide

Is there any carparking at the hotel?
9 private spaces which are free outside the hotel on a first come first served basis. Public carpark at the train station free off-peak hours but payment required during peak hours. Multi story at the bus station £7.50per day reduces over subsequent days to £5 per day after 3 days.
Is the breakfast a continental or full cooked breakfast?
A continental breakfast is included, cooked option available for a £5 supplement.
Is there parking at the hotel?
There is around 10 spaces out the front of the hotel that are first come first serve. If they are full there is a public car park close by called Rose Street multi-story car park where you can park for a small fee.
Is the Royal Highland Hotel pet friendly?
Yes pets are very welcome to join you on your stay with us, please be aware there is a fee of £15 per dog per night.
Are there other bars open in the area under the current restrictions?
There are a handful of bars with outside seating that are open until 10pm. Most have new heating and rain cover too to help with the sometimes unforgivable Scottish weather.
is the restaurant still open?
Our restaurant is still open for residents from 6pm until 9pm.
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