The Best Hotels in Inverness

The Best Western Palace Hotel & Spa is just one of Inverness' best hotels
The Best Western Palace Hotel & Spa is just one of Inverness' best hotels | Courtesy of Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa / Expedia
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11 December 2020

Often cited as the capital of the Highlands, Inverness has become one of the top tourist destinations in Scotland. Home to a vibrant cultural heritage and some of the most scenic landscapes in the UK, it’s easy to see why it’s also becoming one of the fastest growing cities in the country. To help you plan your trip, we’ve put together some of the best hotels in Inverness to ensure your stay is a memorable one.

Rocpool Reserve and Hotel

Luxury, Hotel, Boutique Hotel
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Rocpool Reserve Hotel & Restaurant
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One of the city’s only five star hotels, the Rocpool Reserve and Hotel is a top choice for those looking for an opulent stay in the heart of Inverness. The hotel’s motto is ‘quality over quantity’ and that principle applies to every aspect of their guests’ experience. Each room is expertly designed and features Egyptian cotton sheets, super king-size beds and Elemis toiletries. The hotel also has spectacular views over the river Ness and is just a short distance from the city centre.
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The Heathmount

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The Heathmount
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As an independent, family-run hotel, the Heathmount can offer you everything you’d ever want from your stay. The hotel’s eight individually styled suites have a boutique feel and offer guests a modern stay – think flat screen TV’s, Sky TV and free wifi. On top of the accommodation, the Heathmount has an excellent in-house restaurant offering a wide selection of pub favourites and two welcoming bars to enjoy a quiet drink following a busy day sightseeing.

Bunchrew House

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Bunchrew House, Inverness, Scotland
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Just a short three miles outside of Inverness city centre, Bunchcrew House is set amongst the beautiful Scottish countryside, offering a stay that gives guests the best of both worlds while they explore the city or the Highlands. A charming country house, Bunchcrew is a traditional option for those wanting a romantic weekend away or a quiet basecamp for exploring the city. The hotel’s 20-acre estate also features a wonderful collection of gardens ready for you to explore.

Craigmonie Hotel

Budget Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel
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Craigmonie Hotel
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Originally built as a country house nearly 150 years ago, Craigmonie has retained its original aesthetic. Featuring the perfect balance between vintage and modern, the rooms at Craigmonie provide all the modern comforts you need in a classical setting. The hotel also has a number of superb in-house facilities, including a heated swimming pool, a mini gym and a sauna – all included at no extra cost.
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Ness Walk

Luxury, Hotel, Boutique Hotel
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Ness Walk
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Part of the extremely popular Kingsmill Hotel group, Ness Walk is a fantastic option for guests looking for a truly memorable stay in Inverness. A five star residence located in a Grade B building dating back to the 19th century, the hotel is the very picture of luxury. The spacious rooms live up to the hotel’s environmentally responsible ethos and feature scenic views across the expansive green surroundings and eco-friendly toiletries by Arran Sense of Scotland. Be sure to try the hotel’s in-house restaurant and treat yourself to their famous afternoon tea.
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  • Beaufort Hotel

    Budget Hotel, Boutique Hotel
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    Beaufort Hotel
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    A family run hotel in central Inverness, Beaufort Hotel is perfect for guests looking to spend as much time in the city as possible. Within a short walking distance from most of the city’s main attractions – including the historic Inverness Castle, the River Ness and the Highlands Museum – the Beaufort Hotel is a great basecamp if you plan to spend a lot of your time sightseeing. On top of its extra comfortable rooms, the hotel boasts a private pool, hot tub and sauna for a very relaxing stay.

    Glenmoriston Townhouse Hotel

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    Glenmoriston Town House Hotel
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    The Glenmoriston Townhouse, an endearing hotel along the river Ness, offers guests the quintessential Highland experience. Found just slightly outside of the city, this boutique hotel is one of the most respected guest houses in Inverness. Offering a choice of either rooms or apartments, both come fully furnished with contemporary touches. One of the hotel’s top draws is definitely the in-house piano bar, tempting you with an incredible 260 malt whiskies to choose from.
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    Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa

    Budget Hotel, Hotel, Chain Hotel
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    Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa
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    One of the more favoured hotels on our list, the Best Western Inverness gives guests a one stop shop for their stay in the city. Having undergone a recent refurbishment, the hotel now features bright, open rooms and an in-house brasserie and bar, 8 On The River, with an eclectic food and drink menu. For visitors wanting to make the most of their stay, the hotel has some outstanding facilities – including a leisure club, a swimming pool and a spa with several treatments available for you to chose from.
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    These recommendations were updated on December 11, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.