Need to stay close to Inverness airport?
Well here’s a review of a 1 night stay at the Inverness airport hotel. It’s steps away from the airport building and some rooms have runway views!
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Looking to stay at the Inverness airport hotel?
It includes a video tour of the room and views from the room which were of the runway!
Read on for everything you need to know and to find the best prices available online for this great hotel.
This hotel is the nearest to Inverness airport. There is no need for a shuttle because the airport is a 2 minute walk from the hotel front door.
In December 2020 I stayed for one night at the new Inverness airport hotel. This is a new hotel which opened in March 2020. It’s great for Inverness to have an airport hotel, although there are plenty of hotels in Inverness which is not far away.
At the time of staying the Highlands was in Tier 1 so it was OK to stay overnight. Not long after our stay the Highlands went into Tier 4 so overnight stays are only allowed in connection with essential work or as per the Government list of exemptions.
What’s the Inverness Airport Hotel Like?
It’s a modern hotel, that faces the airport terminal building. Some of the rooms have runway views. There is parking, a restaurant and bar, a small gym and electric car charging.
1. Getting to the Inverness Airport Hotel
It is just under 9 miles from Inverness to the airport and therefore the airport hotel.
Timetables have changed as flight schedules have adapted.
(2023 update – a new railway station has opened at Inverness Airport. It’s a 10 minute walk from there to the hotel or airport)
If travelling by train to Inverness Airport the nearest stop is Inverness city centre (whichever direction you are travelling from). You then need to take a bus or a taxi from there to the airport.
There are bus services from Inverness city centre to the airport. Buses run regularly throughout the day and evening to suit planes arriving and departing.
A taxi from Inverness to Inverness Airport costs from £19 with Inverness Taxis. You can get a quote and book online here.
2. Arriving at the Inverness Airport Hotel
Inverness airport hotel is easily accessed from the roundabout just before entering the airport car park. The hotel has its own private parking with around 6 spaces at the front of the hotel, with more beside the hotel and towards the back. There are 3 electric car charging spaces at the front of the hotel alongwith a number of disabled parking bays.
Parking is free for guests while staying in the hotel. You must enter your registration number into the terminal at the reception desk to qualify for free parking.
3. Inverness Airport Hotel: Checking In
The check-in was quick and friendly.
The hotel was very quiet so there was no queue as there were very few guests.
4. Inverness Airport Hotel Facilities
Inverness airport hotel is a new 4 star hotel that sits at right angles to the Inverness airport terminal. It has the following facilities;
- Ground floor bar, lounge and restaurant area
- Fitness centre on the ground floor
- Keyless check-in available
- Go board for live flight information for Inverness airport
- Free WIFI in public areas
- Pet friendly
5. Inverness Airport Hotel – Dining
- Breakfast, if not included in the room rate, is £14.95 per person and served from 4.30am to 11am. (Early breakfasts will be continental breakfasts)
- The bar is open all day until 10pm
- The restaurant has a varied menu. Starters include soup and range from £7.00 to £10.00
- Main courses included salads, burgers, BBQ items, and classic meals such as Macaroni Cheese for £12.00.
- Deserts include ice cream, cheesecake and sticky toffee pudding and range from £5.00 to £7.00
- There are also a range of sandwiches from £7.95.
5. Inverness Airport Hotel: Layout
The Inverness airport hotel has front facing rooms which face towards the airport and rear facing rooms.
Rooms 101-119 are on the front so 201-219, 301-319 also. These rooms are on the right hand side of the hotel if you were standing outside facing the hotel i.e. furthest away from the runway.
Rooms 102-120 are at the back of the hotel so 202-220, 302-320 also and they are opposite the rooms above. These rooms have a view across the parking at the rear of the hotel and open land.
Rooms 121-141 are front facing rooms nearest the runway. 221-241 and 321-341 are also front facing to the airport side. The best runway views would be from rooms 141, 241 and 341. These may be double rather than twin rooms – 241 is a double room, as is 239 which is the next closest room. Room 237 is the closest twin room on the second floor with a runway view. These rooms are to the left hand side of the hotel if you were standing outside facing the hotel.
Roos 122-142 are at the back of the hotel, so are 222-242 and 322-342. These rooms look over the parking area and open land.
Please note that at the time of reviewing only one half of the hotel was open. The left hand side as you face the hotel from the outside.
(I would recommend just double checking the room configuration as I didn’t physically check all the floors and room layouts due to Covid19 restrictions)
6. Inverness Airport Hotel: Bedroom Facilities
- We stayed in room 237. This was a twin bedded room.
- It was located at the front of the building nearest the airport as we had asked for a runway view.
- The room was accessed via keycard.
- On entering the room there was a key holder on the wall which activated the electric supply in the room.
- On the left entering the room was a spacious shower room with a toilet and washbasin.
- The room was spacious and light with floor to ceiling windows.
- The twin beds had duvets and they were very comfy. Each bed had two pillows.
- Each bed had a bedside light and bedside spotlight making it easy to read in bed. Only one bed had a power socket beside it.
- On the wall, there was a large TV with a good selection of channels. You could also connect your device through YouTube.
- The room had a work desk and a small table and stool.
- There was a minibar in the room, although this wasn’t stocked. There was also a kettle with tea and coffee supplies.
- In the drawer was a hairdryer.
- The windows had privacy curtains and blackout curtains.
- On the wall near the bathroom were the heating controls.
7. Using the Room at Inverness Airport Hotel
- The room was spacious enough for two of us to sleep, watch TV and have something to eat in the room.
- There were two sets of nice fluffy towels.
- We struggled initially to get the heating to work and had to have the temperature set at 32 degrees to get heat coming out of the heating unit, but the room warmed up quickly so it wasn’t a problem.
- The shower wasn’t a power shower but it was spacious. There were also toiletries in the bathroom.
8. Video Review of Bedroom
Here is a video tour of our room.
It shows you the facilities, the layout, the decor and the view from the room.
9. Breakfast at the Inverness Airport Hotel
We decided at the last minute to have breakfast and hadn’t booked. Breakfast was £7.50 per person.
- There was a continental buffet and the team had worked hard to make sure things were safe. There was a coffee machine to use which also dispensed hot water.
- Nearby was a fridge was individually wrapped bowls of fruit salad, yoghurt, cheeses and wrapped glasses of apple or orange juice.
- The bread was individually labelled paper bags of brown or white bread.
- On the main buffet were individually wrapped pain au chocolate, croissants, muffins and breakfast bars.
- You could also order a hot filled roll with sausage, egg or bacon.
- The service was also very warm and friendly.
10. What I Liked About The Inverness Airport Hotel
- The room location was great. It was lovely to see a plane take off and another land. Any of the rooms nearest the runway would give a good view, but the 2nd and 3rd floors would be the best.
- The room was spacious and bright.
- It was exceptionally clean.
- It was good to have tea and coffee facilities in the room as well as toiletries, given some hotels have removed these.
- It was nice to use the lounge and we watched a Government announcement on the big TV downstairs while enjoying a cup of tea.
- The price was great value – it was £45 for one night (not including breakfast).
11. Inverness Airport Hotel – Professional Traveller Summary
- It was lovely to stay in this hotel having been so pleased to see it finally built.
- The staff were very warm and friendly making us feel very welcome.
- We felt safe as we felt the hotel was very clean with good distancing measures in place.
- It was great to have a view of the runway.
- There was no free WIFI in the rooms, it was only available in the public areas of the hotel.
- Breakfast was good.
12. Getting to Inverness Airport from the Inverness Airport Hotel
Just outside the front of the hotel, there is a tarmac path which leads around the outside of the car hire parking area and into the terminal building near the check-in desks.
It is flat and level walking and around 5 minutes to walk from the hotel front door to the terminal entrance.
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