Known as the Capital of the Highlands, Inverness is one of the top destinations in Scotland, and it’s easy to see why. With a short drive, you can tour distilleries such as Glenmorangie, hunt the Loch Ness Monster, see the site of the Jacobite Rising at Culloden and marvel at many manors and ruins. In the city itself, catch a show at Eden Court Theatre, cruise down the Caledonian Canal and step back in time at Inverness Castle. For a memorable visit, here are the best hotels in Inverness, bookable with Culture Trip.
One of the only five-star hotels in Inverness, Rocpool Reserve is a top choice for those seeking an opulent stay in the heart of the city. The hotel motto is “quality over quantity”, and they apply it to every aspect of the guest experience. Each room is expertly designed and features Egyptian cotton sheets, a super king-size bed and Elemis toiletries. The hotel also has spectacular views over the River Ness.
Built as a country house in 1880, Craigmonie has retained its original aesthetic. Striking the perfect balance between antique and modern, the rooms provide all the comforts you need in a classical setting. The hotel also has a number of superb in-house facilities, including a minigym, sauna and heated swimming pool – all for no extra cost.
The Best Western Inverness is a one-stop shop for your stay in the city. The hotel features bright, open rooms and an in-house brasserie and bar, Eight on the River, with an eclectic menu. For visitors wanting to make the most of their time on-site, the hotel has some outstanding facilities, including a leisure club, swimming pool and spa with several treatments on offer.
Fancy discovering more hotels in Inverness? Check out our pick of the best places to stay in Inverness for a local experience, or looking for something different? Check into one of the best B&Bs in Inverness for a cosy stay – all bookable on Culture Trip.
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