If there is one thing we know about Queen Victoria, it is that she ‘was not amused’.
However, we bet she cracked a smile when she visited The Royal Highland Hotel in Inverness.
The hotel opened in Inverness in 1854, just one year before the steam train network reached the town.
The age of steam has passed but the age of elegant hotels lives on at The Royal Highland Hotel on Station Square, right next to the railway station.
If you are looking for modern comforts in a historic setting then you should make tracks for today’s Big Deal on a one or two night stay at The Royal Highland Hotel.
After all, if it was good enough for Queen Vic…
This grand hotel – the sweeping staircase is modelled on The Titanic’s – is right in the centre of Inverness.
The leisure and business capital of the Highlands, this vibrant city is an outstanding base from which to explore Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle and the outdoor wonder world which is Cairngorms National Park.
One or two night break
This offer is for two guests to enjoy a one or two night stay in a Classic double or twin room.
The offer includes a cooked Scottish breakfast each morning and a two course dinner from the evening menu in the hotel’s Ash restaurant on the night you arrive.
The ensuite rooms have a charming, traditional feel while being unobtrusively modern. Guests can expect satellite television; a choice of pillows; 45 minutes free WiFi a day; selected toiletries and hot drinks facilities.
Offer is available seven days a week with a £29 per night supplement for Friday and Saturday night stays.
Ash cafe bar and restaurant
Ash is an exciting and contemporary cafe/bar and restaurant. Done out in rich cherry wood and taupe colours, it offers diners a choice of dishes which range from traditional Scottish cuisine to modern, creative choices influenced by world cuisines.
There is a supplement of £7.50 for dishes from the Steak and Ash Specialities sections of the menu.
See & do in and around Inverness
Between January and the end of March, among many other events, Inverness will host the Annual Inverness Fiddlers’ Rally; comedian Jason Manford; veteran punks The Stranglers; The Big Burns Stramash; acclaimed folk singer Julie Fowlis; The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour and the evergreen post-punk rockers, Stiff Little fingers.
And that’s before we begin to list the opportunities for winter sports, climbing, distillery visits, golf and wildlife watching.
Many guests have left reviews such as these on the hotel’s TripAdvisor page. We have edited for length:
‘Convenient and classic. My wife and I loved the room. It was a nice size with a large bathroom. The hotel is situated next door to the Inverness train station. It’s a 20 second walk from entrance to entrance. This does not mean the hotel is noisy… We found the staff to be friendly and helpful. If you’re seeing Scotland by rail, this is your hotel…’
‘Another great stay. We stayed here again this week for the fourth time. Everything was perfect. The room was great and the staff were all friendly and helpful from reception, restaurant and the breakfast team. The food was also really good. We hope to go back soon for another leisurely and enjoyable break.’
Explore the Highlands
Valid from early January until the 30th of March 2018, this Big Deal with The Royal Highland Hotel in Inverness is perfect for exploring the Highlands this winter.
Click the buy button and treat yourself or a loved one to a winter break in one of the most distinctive hotels in the Highlands.