This historical country manor house has a grandeur that flows throughout the property, evident in its excellent fine-dining restaurant, the level of service and the comfort of the rooms.
Rocpool Reserve Hotel
This is a stylish and glamorous property, offering a deluxe base in the heart of Inverness. With only 11 rooms, the hotel isn’t large but each room is spacious and well appointed with modern amenities. Although the Rocpool Reserve Hotel is only a ten-minute walk from the heart of the city, it has its own Chez Roux restaurant, managed by Michelin-starred chef Albert Roux, as well as a wrap-around cocktail bar, which serves a more casual menu. Both the bar and the restaurant have a terrace overlooking the river for outdoor dining in the summer months.
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Rooms are spacious and equipped with all the modern amenities and technology. The names of the different room types — such as hip, chic, and decadent — give you some idea of the general style and decor present throughout the hotel; there’s an emphasis on modern comfort and simple elegance. The room types vary by size, each different in its layout, with some featuring internal stairs. The extra decadent rooms have their own sauna and hot tub. All rooms have a TV and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Located above the river and the castle, the Rocpool Reserve Hotel is just a ten-minute walk from the heart of Inverness. From the hotel, it’s fairly quick to circumnavigate the city and head out either west toward Loch Ness or east toward Culloden, which is about a 15-minute drive away.
Food and drink
Rocpool Reserve Hotel has two dining options to give guests a choice of casual or more formal dining. Albert Roux manages the hotel restaurant, Chez Roux, which brings a French touch to Scottish ingredients. This serves an à la carte menu for lunch and dinner, as well as a set three-course menu. The R Bar also serves food, with an informal all-day menu. Staff are happy to recommend restaurants within Inverness.
This is a wonderful option if you want style and luxury, while still being located within central Inverness.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
With a central, riverside position and views overlooking the mountains to the north of Inverness, the Glenmoriston Town House Hotel has an enviable location. Its bar is one of the best in the city, serving over 250 makes of whisky. The food served in the restaurant is excellent.
Dating back to the 18th century, the Kingsmills Hotel has developed into a property with deluxe facilities and rooms. Just a 20-minute walk from the heart of Inverness, its location is excellent for exploring the local area or wandering into the city.