The Old North Inn

KirkhillIV5 7PXInvernessUnited Kingdom
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About The Old North Inn

Surrounded by trees in the small village of Inchmore, this cosy coaching inn in a heritage building is found seven miles from historic Inverness. Traditional on-site dining and a warm, welcoming atmosphere are the hallmarks of The Old North Inn.

Subdued guest rooms with carpeted floors and homely decor provide private bathrooms with complimentary toiletries. Flat-screen TVs and refreshment trays also feature, and some rooms have work desks.

Guests can play pool and take advantage of freely accessible Wi-Fi during their stay. Complimentary parking is offered, too.

Guests can savour Highland cuisine made with locally-sourced ingredients in a convivial restaurant area replete with open fireplace. There's also a public bar where beers from Skye, mineral water from a spring close to Loch Ness, and a choice of whiskies are proffered. A full-cooked, homemade Scottish breakfast is included in the room rate.

Loch Ness and the famed Culloden battlefield are both within 30 minutes' drive of The Old North Inn.


Kirkhill, IV5 7PX, Inverness, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1463)831296 | Fax: +44(1463)831296 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Positive Reviews

Very agreeable location

Guests tend to be pleased with this property's semi-rural location. Visitors like how it's close enough to Inverness to be able to get there and back without any fuss, yet is far enough away to afford a suitably relaxing 'out in the sticks' vibe. Outdoorsy travellers like the fact that there are some nice walks on the doorstep; drivers observe it's a great pit-stop when roadtripping the Highlands.

Wonderful food and drink

Reviews suggest visitors are pretty big fans of the home-cooked meals served up here. Satisfied diners say the standard of the food is generally excellent. The generous cooked breakfasts and impressive malt whisky selection are persistent vote-winners.

Friendly service and a warm welcome

It's common for the people who keep this inn ticking over to be praised in reviews. Even guests who harbour misgivings about the property as a whole acknowledge how warm and friendly its staff members are.

Negative Reviews

Dated guest rooms need upgrading

Visitors say the guest rooms here have a very strong '80s' vibe and contain an array of maintenance issues, some of which are pretty significant. Many travellers believe a refurbishment is long overdue.

Sound insulation isn't the best

Guests note that noise from both inside and outside the inn travels far too easily throughout the property. According to reviews, the guest rooms at the front of the building are blighted by persistent traffic noise as they're very close to the road and don't have double glazing. Accommodations at the rear also suffer with the noise (and smells) from the kitchen and smoking shelter.

A bleat about the en-suite.

The bathroom is very small. There's hardly anywhere to put anything at all.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 18 reviews across the web
7 /10
7 out of 10 based on 18 reviews