The Royal Highland Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with restaurant, near Eastgate Shopping Centre

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The Royal Highland Hotel

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Lobby lounge
Front of property
In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
Meeting facility

Overview of The Royal Highland Hotel

8.0 out of 10 Very Good
8.0/10 Very Good

Property highlights

  • Pet friendly
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Bar
Station Square, Academy Street, Inverness, Scotland, IV1 1LG
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Meeting rooms
  • Limo/town car service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Car rentals on site
  • Front-desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
Feel at home
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Room options

Classic Double or Twin Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Cozy Single Room

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Cozy Double/Twin Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Single Room

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Twin Room 1/2 Pax

  • Sleeps 2

Double Room

  • Sleeps 2

Twin Room Single Use

  • Sleeps 1

Double Single Use

  • Sleeps 1

Triple (Without Cot)

  • Sleeps 3

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Inverness City Centre
  • Inverness Castle - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Inverness (INV) - 12 min drive
  • Inverness Station - 5 min walk
  • Conon Bridge Station - 16 min drive
  • Beauly Station - 16 min drive


  • Scotch & Rye - 2 min walk
  • Filling Station - 2 min walk
  • Platform 8 - 1 min walk
  • Esco Bar - 2 min walk
  • Costa Coffee - 1 min walk

About this property

The Royal Highland Hotel

Located near a train station, The Royal Highland Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Inverness. The bar is a great place to grab a drink, and guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Ash Restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner. The restaurant and overall property condition get good marks from fellow travelers.


English, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 84 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (2 total)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Offsite parking within 0.01 mi (GBP 7 per day)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–9:30 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Skiing nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or town car service
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Plasma television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Ash Restaurant - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
Gallery Cafe - Onsite café.
ASH BAR - Onsite bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 9.00–12.00 per person
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 50.0 per stay


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15 per pet, per night


  • Parking is available offsite and costs GBP 7 per day (0.01 mi away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).


Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Royal Highland
Royal Highland
Royal Highland Hotel
Royal Highland Hotel Inverness
Royal Highland Inverness
The Royal Highland Hotel Hotel
The Royal Highland Hotel Inverness
The Royal Highland Hotel Hotel Inverness

Frequently asked questions

Does The Royal Highland Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Royal Highland Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Royal Highland Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Royal Highland Hotel?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 total. There's a charge of GBP 15 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at The Royal Highland Hotel?
Yes. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Royal Highland Hotel?
You can check in from 3 PM - anytime. There's a charge of GBP 10.00 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 10 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Royal Highland Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities like hiking, mountain biking, and sailing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course.
Are there restaurants at or near The Royal Highland Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Ash Restaurant.
What's the area around The Royal Highland Hotel like?
The Royal Highland Hotel is in Inverness City Centre, a short 5-minute walk from Inverness Station and 8 minutes' walk from Inverness Castle.



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6/10 Good

Staff were not very friendly breakfast was cold beautiful decor downstairs room nit great.
2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Smallest room, I have ever seen. This hotel is very old. Out toilet leaked onto the floor and the solution the front desk had was to place a bucket under the leak, which of course did not capture the water coming from the base of the toilet. We were moved to an even smaller room. It was a disgrace
Michele, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

I recommend the Royal Highland Hotel for convenience and ambiance. The hotel lobby is beautiful! The breakfast was good- they offered gluten free options which was really great. The hotel is just a few steps from the train station and close to the main pedestrian area.
Rebecca, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

very nice stay. excellent location. A little warm in the hotel.
Kim, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Margaret, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hotel was really nice and clean and staff was really helpful
Robert, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Nice old hotel, handy to the train station
Maryse, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Incredible Place to Stay in Scotland
Central location and excellent staff meant an incredible experience for our family including my daughter in her power chair. It was perfectly accessible to all and no issues at all in any area. A quick check in and excellent side by side rooms with comfortable beds and plenty of room made it a perfect location to tour around Inverness and definitely would go their again as so much to see. Dinner and Breakfast service was very quick and efficient and for dinner Mia made sure everything was excellent. Parking just outside the door and central location meant we could walk around Inverness and get a break from the car as it was a long drive up but definitely worth it. A perfect location for a highland tour for everyone of all ages and mobility.
John, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Catherine, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Daniel B, 2-night trip
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