Gay Friendly Hotels Inverness Scotland

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Inverness Scotland (2022 Updated)

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Nowadays, Scotland is regarded as “one of the most LGBTfriendly countries in the world”. Dubbed by the media as “a seismic shift”, societal acceptance of same-sex relationships and LGBT people has increased tremendously.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in Scotland are generally in line with the rest of the United Kingdom, which have evolved extensively over time and are now regarded as some of the most progressive in Europe. In both 2015 and 2016, Scotland was recognised as the “best country in Europe for LGBTI legal equality.

Inverness has a long history of being a  gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Lauders is the most famous gay place in Inverness, Scotland.

Inverness is a city on Scotland’s northeast coast, where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth. It’s the largest city and the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands. Its Old Town features 19th-century Inverness Cathedral, the mostly 18th-century Old High Church and an indoor Victorian Market selling food, clothing and crafts. The contemporary Inverness Museum and Art Gallery traces local and Highland history.

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1. Tanera Bed & Breakfast 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Inverness


Located just 5 minutes’ walk from Inverness city centre, Tanera offers accommodation with a garden and free private parking is possible on site.

All the rooms at Tanera feature en suite bathroom facilities, a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. Tea/coffee making facilities are also included in the rooms.

Guests can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast each morning at the accommodation.

The property is a mere 8-minute stroll from the River Ness, Inverness Castle and Inverness Tourist Information Centre. There is a golf course just 3 minutes’ drive away.

Welcome to Tanera Bed & Breakfast, a traditional and homely establishment where a warm welcome is always assured. Situated just a short walk from Inverness City Centre, there are lots of cafe’s, bars and restaurants right on our doorstep and easily accessible tourist attractions such as Inverness Castle, Caledonian Canal, Loch Ness & Culloden Battlefield to name just a few.
This charming Victoria Villa dates back to 1890 with many classical features and modern decoration with a “wee touch of tartan” throughout. You will be welcomed by the floral perfume and wonderful blossoms of our Rose garden as you arrive at the property, a great place to sit a relax. Inverness is a beautiful City, whether you are visiting for business or pleasure we are here to make sure you make the most of your stay. Tanera is the perfect place to allow you to explore the “Capital of the Highlands”

anera may be one of the best B&Bs I’ve ever stayed in. The location is excellent. So much of Inverness is within walking distance, including a lovely walk along the River Ness, which introduces nature right into the middle of the city. My room was pristine, and the shower was good and hot for as long as I wanted it to be. Naomi is a terrific ambassador for Inverness, full of knowledge and enthusiasm. I loved this place.

Nice and friendly. Went above and beyond in my opinion. Would definitely recommend this place. Within walking distance of the castle and downtown Inverness. Very quiet. If you need anything the proprietors will help you in any way. Room was very clean with coffee, tea and hot cocoa available with electric tea pot.

Very clean and fresh. Room was a little small and large person would struggle in the shower.
Continental breakfast was good. Additional charge for cooked option, does not include traditional full breakfast. I had scrambled eggs and salmon on toast one day. There was a very good portion of egg well cooked with plenty of smoked salmon.

Although on holiday in Scotland I do like a full cooked breakfast.

Parking available but is tight and you might have to use their permit to park on the street if full – only room 4x cars.

From the first moment you arrive at the door ,with a fabulous selection of roses in the front garden , to the very friendly welcome from Al, we knew our visit over two nights was going to be great. After a quick tour of the rooms and our suitcases safely put into the spacious en suite room we were taken for a coffee and slice of homemade cake in the kitchen. Over our stay nothing was too much trouble for Al and he was very accommodating in every way. Our room was nicely decorated with hints of tasteful tartan and had lots of storage.

The bed was very comfortable and extra blankets and pillows were already in the room if needed. A small kettle is provided with cups for an afternoon coffee before heading out to see the sights. Breakfast is a help yourself continental. Lots of lovely fresh fruits and cereals if you prefer. Coffee and tea made to order. Al is very knowledgeable on local attractions and will happily help you plan your stay if you wish. We loved staying here and we would stay again.

Gay Friendly Hotels Inverness
Gay Friendly Hotels Inverness

How much does a room costs at Tanera Bed & Breakfast ?

Prices start 72$/night for Double Room.

Where to book online – Tanera Bed & Breakfast – Gay Friendly Hotels Inverness you can find the best hotels deals in Inverness during Inverness Music Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Inverness on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Nethybridge Hotel 3*  – Gay Friendly Hotels Inverness

Nethybridge Hotel
Nethybridge Hotel

Nethybridge Hotel is situated in the heart of the beautiful Cairngorm National Park, a 10-minute drive from the A9 and 30 minutes’ drive from Inverness. It offers a hearty breakfast, free WiFi and free parking.

The Abernethy Restaurant has a wide choice of locally sourced foods and a fine selection of wines.

The Bar and Lounge serves a light bar menu, tea and coffee and stocks a range of malt whiskies and beers. Entertainment is often provided in the evening and guests can borrow books from the hotel’s library.

All bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom with a bath and a shower. Other features include tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryers.

In Cairngorms National Park, this ornate Victorian hotel is a 6-minute walk from Abernethy Golf Club, 5 miles from Grantown Museum and 18 miles from CairnGorm Mountain ski area.

Casual rooms come with en suite bathrooms, tea/coffee making equipment, and TVs. Upgraded rooms add separate sitting areas, free Wi-Fi and garden views. Some have 4-poster beds.

There’s a laid-back restaurant serving Scottish classics, plus a formal lounge/bar with a fireplace. Other amenities include a game room, a garden, a function room and free parking.

The Nethybridge Hotel hotel is a splendid Victorian building nestled in the Cairngorm Mountains. All rooms have en suite bathrooms, hairdryer, television, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel benefits from a lift to all floors. WiFi is free in all Public Areas as well as in Superior Room and all rooms when booking direct with the hotel. Guests arriving by car can take advantage of the free onsite car park. The beautiful gardens are the ideal place to relax in.

The games room is available whatever the weather. The Abernethy Restaurant specialises in Scottish dishes using fresh produce. There is a selection of fine wines available to accompany each meal. The bar and lounge has a bar snack menu and a selection of Scottish whiskies. The nearby River Spey is filled with salmon making it a perfect location for angling enthusiasts.

The Cairngorm Mountains are often snow covered making skiing possible. The Strathspey Steam Railway is also worth a visit.

The hotel is old and has some interesting facts (look it up) It is a wee bit threadbare here and there but that just adds to the character of the place. The room we had was lovely and looked out front to the nice garden. The bed was really comfy and the pillows were so good I checked the make and have ordered some already!

The staff were very friendly and helpful especially the lady on reception when we checked out. Highly recommend staying here, the hotel is fab, room was great, food was lovely, staff really helpful and the village itself is well worth a visit.

Our four-poster room, overlooking the beautiful garden grounds, was immaculate; the bathroom was spotless and bright in appearance.

The hotel is situated within the beautiful village of Nethybridge with a wee Spar Shop and Post Office just over the bridge. The area is in a prime location for lots of amazing walks and outdoor activities in the nearby Rothiemurchus Estate; Aviemore is a mere 10 minute drive away.

We were so impressed by the kindness of the staff and the huge welcome we received that we will definitely return, hopefully very soon.

The area around the village is excellent for walking with a number of different treks on the doorstep including the Speyside Way. The hotel has seen better days, although it is clean enough, particularly in the dining room, bar and my room. Some of the vast corridors could be smartened up, though. Each of the 3 days I was there, there were 3 separate bus tours in. 1 German, 1 Italian & 1 Welsh.

These were okay as they arrived late in the main and left straight after breakfast – clearly a much-needed lifeline for such a large hotel in a remote Highland village. Breakfast was okay, although none of the cooked food was hot, lukewarm at best on all 3 mornings. The meat products were from the excellent Balliefurth Farm and it was a pity the items weren’t hot enough to enjoy them fully. I was down for breakfast first thing each day, just after it opened, so I expected hot food. It wasn’t a deal breaker as everything else was grand. The choice was good and the staff really friendly to all guests with tea & coffee arriving promptly.

The bar area is popular with locals and had a great atmosphere. The South African (I think) barman was very chatty and knowledgeable about some of the malt whiskeys I tried. The food in the bar was really nice also. Because of the location and the friendliness of the hotel, I will definitely return.

We just left this lovely old Victorian building this morning following a lovely overnight stay. We were greeted by an extremely friendly and helpful receptionist who gave us all the information needed to make our stay enjoyable. Yes, the floors were creaky, there was a certain “odour” which I believe affects many of us as we age!

Our room was just beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. I LOVED that the old original fireplaces were left in situ as it just added to the ambience of the building. Thank you to the cooks and chefs who obviously work tirelessly to ensure that the meals are cooked to a high standard and served hot! The waiting staff were all very friendly, smiley and chatty. Through to the lounge for tea/coffee waiting to serve yourself. Again, might not be to all folks preferences, but we were more than happy to sit in a gorgeous big room with very comfortable seating and just enjoy a coffee and allow time for our meal to settle.

The beds and pillows were extremely comfortable, the bathroom beautifully fitted out! Breakfast this morning was just perfect to set us up for the long journey home. Buffet style but fresh and hot with a large selection. Continental breakfast also there for those that preferred it. All in all, we loved the hotel, the staff, the food, the room, the beautiful gardens to the front which we were fortunate to look out onto. Needless to say, you will see us again at this hidden gem in the Highlands. Thank you to all.

How much does a room costs at Nethybridge Hotel ?

Prices start 122$/night for Double Room.

Where to book online – Nethybridge Hotel- Gay Friendly Hotels Inverness you can find the best hotels deals in Inverness during Inverness Music Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Inverness on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. pentahotel Inverness 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Inverness

pentahotel Inverness
pentahotel Inverness

pentahotel Inverness is just 100 m from the city’s train and bus stations. A 20-minute drive from the shores of Loch Ness, it offers free WiFi, colourful rooms and a 24-hour front desk.

The bright and airy bedrooms each have an interactive 32-inch flat-screen TV with free pay-per-view channels, a work desk, internet access and a private bathroom with toiletries and a hairdryer. Room service is available.

Guests can enjoy breakfast on a Sunday, as well as lunch and evening meals in the pentahotel’s restaurant. Drinks are available from the bar.

A 5-minute walk from Inverness rail station, this hip, design-focused hotel is also a 6-minute walk from the Inverness Museum & Art Gallery.

Bright, casual rooms include free Wi-Fi and movies, plus 42-inch flat-screen TVs, and en suite bathrooms with designer toiletries. Room service is available.

There’s a restaurant and an industrial-chic bar with a pool table, plus a lounge and a fitness room.

From our beautifully central location on Academy Street, pentahotel Inverness is your perfect base for a perfect stay in the capital of the Scottish Highlands. Shops, attractions, historic sites and the knockout northern beauty of our landscape are all here, waiting for you. And of course there’s no escaping the famous Nessie, our rarely spotted but very important local celebrity. You never know, he might be staying with us at the same time as you.

Central location next to the river, excellent restaurants and decent nightlife. Buffet breakfast had excellent options and well worth the extra money.

What makes this hotel worth staying at was the Reception staff. Amy, Jen and Paul were friendly, helpful and engaging. Happy to spend time chatting and top customer service from all three. Hopefully this is recognised by HQ.

Fabulous atmosphere in the combined reception/ bar area. Comfortable accommodation, excellent food and excellent location make this an ideal place to stay. There is parking nearby but managed to secure one of the hotel’s limited parking spaces at excellent rate given the convenience. Ambience in the bar is quirky, relaxed and almost like Central Perk in Friends.

Overall a good experience with super friendly staff, hearty food options and a trendy bar, PlayStation and large flat screen TVs which should all appeal to younger travellers or business groups looking for something a bit different to your average boring hotel.

The bed was a bit firm and the bathroom could do with a refurb but aside from that it’s a good hotel in a great central location near the train station! Also you can’t beat the price!

For us, friends arriving by bus from the airport (very easy and good way to save $ instead of taxi), great central location, close to the station, river, grocery store, and some of the best pubs and restaurants in Inverness. Beds were comfortable, and rooms quiet even during high season and with some large groups staying at the hotel.

Laundry service was very good. Breakfast also very good, although did not vary over several days. Front desk staff friendly but are also multi-tasking as bartenders for the lounge, which could lead to possible delays. Some thoughtful design touches, and we loved the toiletries in the room.

The room itself is extremely basic, but still generally clean, modern enough and very spacious. The bathroom is much the same, shower is excellent.

The location is fantastic, everything we did in Inverness itself was walking distance from the hotel. We managed to get a parking space at the hotel, although phone ahead as parking is extremely limited.

Stayed at the hotel at the start and end of our travels to the isle of Lewis’s. Modern, clean and friendly staff. Check in was at the bar which is different. Would recommend requesting a fan for the rooms as there is no air conditioner and the room can get unbearably hot even with windows open. Other than that rooms were spacious.

Reasonable value for money. Outdoor space for drinking dining was nice and a few activities to keep you entertained in the lounge.

Gay Friendly Hotels Inverness Scotland

How much does a room costs at pentahotel Inverness ?

Prices start 116$/night for penta Standard Room. The penta PlayerPad Room is  175$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a free pay TV and electric kettle. This room features a retro arcade game or a PlayStation 4.

Where to book online – pentahotel Inverness – Gay Friendly Hotels Inverness Scotland you can find the best hotels deals in Inverness during Inverness Music Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Inverness on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.