The Royal Highland is quite remarkable in that of all the erstwhile and once elite group of classic Scottish 'station hotels' it is the only one which has not succumbed to the power of the large hotel groups. A classic ambience yet modern appeal - against a backdrop of most magnificent period features and objects d'art.
This marriage of modern standards of comfort with traditional classic surroundings creates a 'contemporary feeling of yesteryear'. Renamed the Royal Highland in May 2000, the hotel, has been restored to its rightful position as one of the great hotels of the north.
Nostalgic for some, it has been created with a stylish yet very leisurely atmosphere with distinctive Scottish hospitality that will surprise and delight you - a wonderful alternative to the standardisation and predictability of many city centre hotels.
And ample testimony to an imposing and eclectic guest list over the years - from royalty to international stars, not to mention the never ceasing flow of travelers visiting this great city over the 150 years or so since the hotel first opened its doors in 1854, some of whom may well have been on the first steam train to arrive in Inverness just one year later.