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4.6 out of 5


98% of guests recommend
Based on 46 guest reviews

206 By the Bridge Apartment

City centre

One-bedroom luxury self-catering serviced apartment in the centre of the City of Inverness. Can be arranged as either superking bed or 2 singles. Free on-site underground parking and Wi-Fi.

By the Bridge Apartments in Inverness – 1-bedroom apartment with views of Inverness Castle and the River Ness. Available for rental on a self catering basis from 2 nights upwards. Best rates available direct from Gael Holiday Homes.



Main Features

  • ✔ WiFi
  • ✔ Parking
  • ✔ Short breaks available
  • ✔ Sea or river view
  • ✔ Town & city
  • ✔ Restaurant within 1 mile
  • ✔ Shop within 1 mile
  • ✔ Pub within 1 mile
  • ✔ 1 bedroom

First listed date: 08/12/2009

The apartment offers guests private use

This second floor apartment is accessed by elevator:

Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner: flat screen TV with iPod docking station, DVD Player, fully fitted kitchen including electric hob with extractor, electric double oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble drier and dishwasher

Bedroom: superking bed (or 2 singles) with en suite shower room, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets

Additional: WC with toilet and sink

Balcony: enjoy views of the River Ness to the right, Inverness Castle and the city centre to the left.

All bed linen, towels and electricity are included in the price

Secure underground parking


The apartment is stocked with a starter supply of washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and toilet rolls, plus other kitchen and bathroom supplies

Supermarkets: Tesco is 5 minutes’ walk away, on Tomnahurich Street over Ness Bridge. Co-op on Church Street, again within a 5 minute walk, 200 metres away

Pubs: various within the city centre – the nearest is 20 metres away

Restaurants: various within the city centre – the nearest is 50 metres away

Take away food: various within the city centre – the nearest is 100 metres away

Shops: various within the city centre – the nearest is 50 metres away

Theatre/cinema: Eden Court Theatre is about a 3 minute walk

Gael Favourite restaurants:

Aspendos in Union Street by the Post Office – Turkish/Mediterranean

Cafe1 in Castle Street – turn right at MacDonalds and walk up the hill. Cafe1 is on your left – Scottish/Varied

Mustard Seed – along the riverside, turn right at the end of the High Street. Mustard Seed is on the right – Scottish/Varied

Fig and Thistle on Stephens Brae, not far from Girvans – Scottish

Rocpool across the river at the end of the High Street, on the corner on the left

Sams Indian Cuisine on Church Street

Entry details: arrival time is any time after 3 pm; latest departure time is 10 am

Late check-out and early check-in are available, subject to availability, at an additional cost

Cancellation policy: a 30% deposit will be charged on the day of booking, and is non-refundable in the event of cancellation. The balance due will be charged 14 days prior to arrival, and will be non-refundable in the event of a cancellation or no show. A booking can be cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date, and the final balance will not need to be paid

Cancellation protection policy is available during booking, or before the final balance payment is made

Trustworthy reviews from genuine guests
UpFront Reviews
  • Lovely apartment, well appointed and great location.
    4.3 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 09/06/2018 by Robert from Mollymook

    I enjoyed my stay at this apartment it ticks all the boxes and the location is first class. I would definitely stay here again.

  • A most enjoyable stay
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 15/09/2017 by Guest from Haddington

    Very pleased with apartment. Everything went smoothly. Easy and safe parking made all the difference. Hope to return next year.

  • 2 night stay
    4 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 15/08/2017 by Karen & Lindsay from Moffat Beach

    Excellent location for exploring the city. Easily located. Comfortable stay. Would happily stay here again.

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    4.7 OUT OF 5
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  • Good location.
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 09/08/2017 by Sylvia from Manly

    We stayed for three nights and wished we had stayed longer. The spacious apartment is so convenient for town, walking distance from sights, shopping and restaurants. Picking up the key was easy. You do have to carry your case up some stairs even although there is a lift. We had everything we needed in the apartment and it was spotlessly clean. Only thing was it was very hot, no air flow, plus no option for bedding other than a very hot duvet. It was noisy when windows were open but quiet when shut as they were double glazed. There are a couple of pubs below and the noise carried. In the man living area you can only open a door , no windows, and it rained a lot when we were there. Great having the washing machine when travelling. Overall a comfortable stay.

  • great stay fantastic location
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 06/08/2017 by Guest from Wishaw

    Great stay fantastic location good off street parking near all amenities shops restaurants theater pubs clubs

  • A satisfactory stay
    4.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 01/08/2017 by Rodolphe from Hauslenen

    Good service, excellent value for money. the situation of the appartment is (almost ) ideal. the soundproofing windows as well.

  • City break
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 04/07/2017 by Anne from Fort William

    Perfect location with allocated parking a major reason for selecting apartment. Clean, comfortable and with all essential requirements (and extras) for staying in the apartment. Although in city centre it was very quiet. Perfect for long or short break.

  • Inverness stay 3 days
    4.2 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 26/06/2017 by Dianne from Bairnsdale

    Best spot in Inverness. Comfotable.Very warm.Looked out at castle. Easy walk to parking excellent.washing machine complicated-needs clear instructions.great base for a few days.

  • Ideal Location
    4.5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 16/06/2017 by Christopher from Uxbridge

    Very spacious apartment in ideal location. We enjoyed a tour of Loch Ness booked through an email sent to us by the apartment owners. Just a short walk to the bus station to pick up the tour. Lots of restaurants close to hand. Because of central location traffic noise is disturbing if you need to have windows open.

  • Good position but very noisy.
    3.2 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 04/06/2017 by Gregory from Riverhills, Brisbane

    The unit had a good layout - some areas such a laundry & bathroom could have been cleaner. The unit is in a very busy location and there is constant vehicle & pedestrian traffic at all hours plus loud music from nearby entertainment venues. Noise is intrusive despite double glazing.

  • 206 by the bridge - summer 2017
    4.2 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 31/05/2017 by Alexander from Stornoway

    Good well proportioned flat but would benefit from a mobile air-conditioning unit or units as upright fans supplied are not up to the job in summer when it gets REALLY hot inside. the seat on one of the kitchen chairs is faulty and almost caused an accident for my partner. Bathroom extractor fan does not seem to work but shower is great and very controllable. Bedroom is very big and comfy as is the bed. The view out of the patio-type doors in the living room area is rather limited and marred by a big ugly building on the opposite side of the street blocking most of the view of Inverness castle behind it.. outside the patio doors is a verandah with 2 x garden seats which is fab although seats a little flimsy the view left and right up and down the main street is good. Traffic noise is an issue when patio doors are open. Couch in living room area very comfy but a bit low and would benefit from risers on all the legs TV & DVD player ok but note NO DVDs are supplied. Would use again if price is right.

  • Great place to stay for your Highland visit
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 19/05/2017 by Andrew from

    This is a great place to come and experience the Highlands. Apartment is conveniently located in heart of Inverness with a dedicated car park space. The apartment is clean and if there are any questions the contacts are responsive. You can walk to all of your favorite restaurants and a coop/tescos are nearby. Great value for the money.

  • Family friendly
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 17/04/2017 by Sandra from Atlanta

    The apartment was exactly what we needed for our family vacation and was in perfect walking location to everything. I would highly recommend to everyone.

  • Flat in excellent location
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 27/03/2017 by Krystyna from Edinburgh

    Very comfortable spacious flat in Inverness centre, It can be a bit noisy as the windows are facing the main street but this is minor point. Dedicated parking is a blessing if one is travelling by car.

    3.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 07/03/2017 by Guest from Wick

    Apartment was great except for a couple of things - the parking space is in a very tight corner especially when there is a car already parked in the next bay and there is a pillar in front. The shower was great except it had not been cleaned properly from the previous guest and there were a few black hairs around! Also a couple of light bulbs were not working and there was not an ice cube tray in the freezer which I found annoying. Also chair in bedroom in front of dressing table had a faulty foot on the bottom where the screw was sticking out so it kept catching on the carpet. Also tea and coffee provided but no small pots of milk to see you through for the first night.

  • Wonderful apartment in the city center
    4.5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 27/02/2017 by Beatrice from Meitingen

    I had a wonderful two weeks in this Apartment. It is located right in the middle of Inverness, in Walking distance from Shops, grocery stores and restaurants. But it is also very easy to access by car and has a car park beneath the building. I had no trouble getting out of town quickly in the mornings and coming home in the evenings. A short notice extension was no problem at all.

  • Lovely Central Apartment
    4.2 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 04/01/2017 by Sarah from Christchurch

    Fab apartment, clean and comfortable, warm and all mod cons. Only downside was the lack of basics or welcome pack. No sauces or condiments (except salt & pepper), could have done with some tea / coffee/ sugar / ketchup / mustard... Other than this it was pretty much perfect.

  • Excellent Apartment
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 09/12/2016 by Mary from Tankerness,orkney

    Me and my friend travel to Inverness at least once a year and always try to book this apartment. It is so handy for shopping and restaurants/bars in the centre. The car park is very secure. The apartment is always very clean and comfortable and well equipped with all necessary appliances. We also love that it has a balcony overlooking the main street.

  • Comfortable but a bit noisy
    3.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 09/12/2016 by Andrew from Plymouth

    Modern, well-fitted, clean and comfortable but there was quite a bit of noise every night/early morning from the street. Moreover, the fire alarm went of at 2 am one night because of a false alarm in the pub two floors below. The fire brigade could not turn off the alarm and had to call someone in. This was not resolved until about 3.30 am. A few small items could be added to the apartment for visitors e.g. salt and pepper, coasters, shower gel, cooking oil.

  • A great place for a city break
    4.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 09/12/2016 by Adele from Somerset

    We had a wonderful stay in Inverness. Apartment excellent. Although it is above shops and restaurants it has good sound proofing. Secure parking in city centre was a bonus. I was driving a land rover discovery and had no difficulties. Information provided to guide us into Inverness was easy to follow and very useful.

  • Great place to stay
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 15/11/2016 by Elaine from Lerwick

    not enough hot water Bed was a little bit hard But a great location and no better place to stay. Will always book to stay here

  • very relaxing
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 29/10/2016 by John from Isle Of Arran

    The property was excellent and very handy for shops.We found everything clean and in good working order. thank you for a very re;axing holiday.

  • Short stay Inverness
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 20/10/2016 by Peter from Harpenden

    A lovely modern apartment in an ideal position and complete with all furnishings and equipment for a very comfortable stay.

  • By the way........excellent.!!!
    4.2 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 16/10/2016 by Graham from Prestwick

    Good points , listed below........ Communication regards convenient uplift of keys . location car parking size of flat balcony with view wi-fi connection. Cleanliness .

  • by the bridge
    4.5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 11/10/2016 by Jane from Grantown-on-spey

    very quiet for the city centre, comfortable, warm, easy to access, no noise between apartments. would definately come and stay again

  • Excellent accomodation
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 17/05/2016 by Stuart from Aberdeen

    Loved it, very clean, spacious and great location. We'll be back. Had a great weekend in Inverness, apartment is in a brilliant location, very spacious, modern, clean and had all amenities you could want. Balcony was a great touch for sitting watching the world go by.

  • Would definately stay here again !
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 17/05/2016 by Charles from London

    Rented two units 206 and 208 ...Excellent location !!! Cant be beat... right on the main street; directly across the road from the visitors center and Hop on/off bus stop; half block from water front; directly above Primark. Security entrance is great. Underground on-site parking included. Great to be on main street with balcony. Street not noisy at night. Key pick up made very easy. About 4 blocks from shopping mall. Great view of river. Would highly recommend.

  • Great value for money.
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 15/05/2016 by Balasingh from Chennai

    The location of the apartment spoils you for choice. The best bars, restaurants and supermarkets were within a two minute walk. The building is on the banks of the RIVER NESS, walking along which was such a pleasure. The apartment was very spacious, with good views of the castle and the river. Overall, a great place.

  • Great Accomodation In A Great Place
    4.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 23/04/2016 by Mark from Carnoustie

    The apartment was exactly in the right place for us and we were delighted with the apartment itself - we were very impressed with the standard and layout of the accommodation. We will definitely be back. and recommend to others.

  • Weekend in Inverness
    4 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 12/04/2016 by Fiona from Carluke

    The apartment was very spacious with 2 toilets and plenty of room in the bedroom for a travel cot. It was well located and having an underground car park space was a great perk. The main negative was that with no heating on and the window open during the day, the bedroom was still very warm so nobody slept particularly well.

  • Great location and great apartment
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 09/04/2016 by Guest from Banyoles

    We've been 3 nights in this apartment and i just have positive points. Great location, clean and comfortable. We felt like at home. If we visit Inverness agaib sure that we'll stay here.

  • Fantastic
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 08/03/2016 by Louise from Wick

    In a Great location it is a stunning apartment very clean and comfortable with amazing view of the castle ,would highly recommend and will definitely go back x

  • Excellent apartment in an ideal location
    4 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 29/07/2015 by Guest from Balmacara Square

    An ideal place to relax in a home from home with everything your doorstep. Despite being in a city centre location the apartment there is next to no noise once inside. This is the second time I have stayed in a By The Bridge apartment and I will definitely be back.

  • Weekend in Inverness
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 23/06/2015 by Guest from Albury

    Excellent apartments in a wonderful convenient location. Staff at restaurant for key collection did not seem happy to answer any questions re car park access, but that was the only minor flaw.

  • Didn't need to go pub to join in the music!
    3.3 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 03/10/2014 by Guest from Maybole

    Wouldn't stay again or recommend because of the disturbance from pub down below, still awake in the early hours Also street traffic very noisy as situated at traffic lights. We did however get 1 nights refund after complaining.

    Gael Holiday Homes Reply on 04/10/2014
    We are very sorry you were disturbed with noise from a nearby pub. We are working with the owners of the pub to ensure they have management in place to stop any noise escaping through the front or back doors and have assurances in place that this should not be an on-going issue. The benefits of the city centre location mean everything you need from a city centre break is on the doorstep, on occasion this does mean there is some hustle and bustle and some street noise however the apartments do have very good double glazing and sound insulation which cuts out the noise when the windows are closed. We hope you enjoyed Inverness and the Highlands and that you will return again in the future.

  • Great Apartment in a Great Location
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 16/08/2014 by Guest from Stornoway

    This is our favourite Inverness accommodation. We've stayed in a number of the different By the Bridge apartments and 206 is the one we enjoy best. We've come back to 206 at least four times. It is well-appointed and spacious and the option of secure basement parking is a massive bonus in the centre of Inverness. The service from Gael Holiday Homes and Mercury Services is first-class and comes highly recommended. We were a little disappointed with some aspects of the apartment this time round. We noticed that a number of doors and drawers in the kitchen were delaminating and this was causing them not to close properly. This was a particular issue with the dishwasher. We also had an intermittent problem with the intercom and door release for the foyer front door not working from the flat. My husband was stuck at the main entrance on a couple of occasions.

  • genarally very satisfied !
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 11/04/2014 by Katerina from Keratsini

    nice location comfortable rooms the double bed wasn't very good because it had a separating wood in the middle that was not so comfortable for two people... very well equiped...

  • Excellent All round
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 28/03/2014 by Guest from Aberdeen

    Couldn't fault anything. Good location, safe and secure parking, clean and nice decor, comfortable furnishings, good view from balcony and key collection point only 2 min drive away.

  • estancia perfecta
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 13/03/2014 by Guest from Zaragoza

    Situados en el centro de inverness, garaje incluido, limpieza perfecta, todo lo necesario para estar. Supermercados cerca, tiendas , bares.... Recomendable 100%

  • First class apartment in excellent location. Will return.
    4.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 10/03/2014 by Guest from Aberdeen

    This is our second stay at these apartments and will defintely return. Spacious, clean, comfortabel and in perfect location. Ideal for nice relaxing break.

  • Excellent stay
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 17/12/2013 by Brian from Kirkwall, Orkney

    The only downside for my wife was lack of sleep due to the noise as 206 is on the busy street. Would ask for apt at the back next time. She got ear plugs.

  • Very good
    4.2 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 25/11/2013 by Guest from Glasgow

    Over all stay was very good however the windows are very dirty, I think they should be cleaned before any guessed arrives, the rug in the sitting area needs to be changed as it's very dirty and the drinking glasses in the kitchen area need changed as my wife could NOT remove the stained glass

    Gael Holiday Homes Reply on 27/11/2013
    Thank you for reviewing 206 By The Bridge Apartment. We are glad to hear you found it very good over all and have passed your comments on to the owners for their review.

  • A very lovely apartment
    4.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 22/11/2013 by Rakan from Kuwait

    Probably the best value for money you're getting per square metre. A very spacious flat that feels like a home. The staff are very friendly in handling any requests we had. One minor thing to note which may be worth knowing is the flat does get fairly hot if the heating is left on too long as they are brick heaters they will take a long time to cool down.

    Gael Holiday Homes Reply on 27/11/2013
    Thank you for your review of 206 By The Bridge. We are glad you enjoyed your stay hope you come back and visit the Highlands again soon.

  • Had a brilliant stay
    4.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 29/10/2013 by Lauren from Aberdeenshire

    We had a brilliant time staying at the apartments, very modern and clean looking. Very pleased when we arrived and there is everything you need there, we are definatly going back next year!

    Gael Holiday Homes Reply on 13/11/2013
    Thank you for your review of 206 By The Bridge. We are glad you enjoyed this apartment which sits right in the heart of Inverness. Please do come back again.

  • 206 By The Bridge Apartment
    4.3 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 07/10/2013 by Guest from Kilmarnock

    Very Clean throughout except for two things.The shower which had some black mould on the grout where the tiles met the shower base and the kitchen sink plug holes were needing cleaned, hence only good for cleanliness and condition. Great Location, right in the City Centre. Bit pricey but not as much as some are asking for. (These apartments are maybe getting to expensive for what you get.)


Situated on the corner of the High Street of Inverness and Bank Street and overlooking the River Ness you couldn’t be in a better location; stepping out of the front door of the foyer into the city centre and less than two minutes' walk from the Inverness shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. If you don’t fancy the 2 minute walk then there are 2 restaurants and a bar in the same building as By the Bridge Apartments.

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