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BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa.

Treat yourself to the best of Highland hospitality.

The BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa is the perfect place to rest your head. We're not just talking about a peaceful nights sleep in one of our stylish rooms either, because our onsite leisure club, swimming pool and spa is just as comfortable!

Opposite Inverness Castle, by the bonnie banks of the River Ness, the BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel and Spa offers you the chance to unwind. You'll be nestled in a relaxing hotel with free car parking ideal for getting out to the Highland beauty spots and heritage sites, but when you return its just walking distance to Invernesss galleries, shops, restaurants and lovely local attractions.

The famous Loch Ness of course provides mystery and beauty nearby, but plenty of other attractions are worth seeing in this glorious part of the Highlands. From Culloden Battlefield, to Cawdor Castle or even Fort George are all well worth a visit, while the sandy beaches of Nairn they provide the family fun.

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8 Ness Walk


Free Electric Car Charging
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Gym, Indoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Sauna, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to all floors, Spa Pool/Jacuzzi
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: Accepted Prior arrangement with hotel required
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 12:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Our chef Sam Wright is dedicated to improving the Palace, offering heart warming hot breakfasts and delicious dinners, as well as looking after any dietary requirement.

Chef Sam Wright


8 on the River

8 on the River offers a delicious combination of period features, stunning views and delicious cuisine. The new contemporary design fits gently with the traditional cornicing, high ceiling and large sash windows but it competes with the picturesque River Ness and Inverness Castle for your attention, but both may be forgotten once your meal is served!

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Dinner: 18:00 - 21:15
Weekend times may vary

Ness Brasserie

With a relaxed atmosphere in comfortable surroundings, the only thing that could help you relax even more than our lounge is the superb views of the River Ness. You can enjoy excellent quality wines by the bottle and glass as well as Starbucks Coffee. There is also a flat panel television in the lounge showing a full range of channels.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Inverness Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 69
Distance: 6256 Yards
Handicap required


1.00 miles away in Inverness


Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £42.00
18 holes £42.00
Trolley hire £3.00
Club hire £9.00

Castle Stuart Golf Course

Course information

Course Type: Links
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Distance: 7400 Yards
Handicap required


8 miles away in Inverness


Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £170.00
18 holes £130.00
Trolley hire Yes
Club hire £35.00
Buggy hire £25.00

Spa & Leisure

There is nothing quite like relaxing on a lounger by the pool or a pampering session to relax your mind, body and soul. There's also nothing quite like a treatment or two at the BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotels Spa to leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated.

Spa Facilities

The Palace Health Club & Spa offers a 50ft swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi spa and fitness suite, and is open from 7am to 9pm! For rest and relaxation make your appointment with Sleeping Beauty Spa for some pampering. With this range of facilities we can not only guarantee peace of mind, but body as well!

No. of treatment rooms: 2
Minimum guests (per booking): 1
Maximum guests (per booking): 0

Opening times

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WiFi in all areas

  • Swimming pool (50ft)

  • Air-conditioned fitness suite

  • Sauna, steam room and bubbling spa bath

  • Sleeping Beauty & Spa

Gym and Swimming Pool Leisure Facilities

Indulge in a little more "me time" as you take a break in our luxury onsite leisure club, open from 7am to 9pm. Enjoy free membership during your stay. The 50 foot swimming pool is heated to 84 degrees, just like Florida! Unwind in the bubbly spa and feel refreshed after time in the steam room.

Our air conditioned fitness suite has all the modern equipment you'll need and a new stretch area - a great work out area.



Sleeping Beauty Spa offers a range of body, face, massage and nail treatments to make your 'me time' more memorable. The extensive list of available treatments are delivered by experienced beauticians from head to toe, we'll take care of you in style.

For more information and pricing click the links in the Spa treatments menu.

Type Treatment Time (mins) price (from)
Massage 1 Hour Full Massage 60 £55.00
30 minute Full Massage 30 £32.00
Aromatherapy Massage 90 £80.00
Back Massage 45 £45.00
Back, Neck Shoulder Massage 30 £40.00
Head Massage 45 £45.00


The BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa is ideal for smaller wedding receptions, thanks to the intimate (and traditionally decorated) Castle Suite. You and your guests will enjoy wonderful hospitality here, as well as stunning views across the River Ness.

Wedding service and reception venue

We are licensed as a civil wedding venue and can offer civil wedding and civil partnership ceremonies. Your service will be in our Castle Suite for an intimate wedding service. You can be sure that yours will be an extremely special occasion. We'll do everything we can to make your big day a big success!


Thanks to our special selection of 3 and 4 course menus you'll enjoy delicious modern Scottish cuisine. You can even work with our chef to create your very own menu. For your evening reception you can choose from the buffet menu selector offering traditional dishes as well as lighter buffet options.


Registry office:
Registry Office
Bught Road, Inverness IV3 5SS.
01463 239792

Call us on 01463 223243 to talk through your personalised wedding plan.

Enjoy your wedding day at the Best Western Inverness Hotel & Spa on the banks of the River Ness overlooking Inverness Castle.

For any enquiries please call Samantha on 01463 223243

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: A9, J, 1.00 miles
Nearest train station: Inverness, 0.50 miles
Nearest airport: Inverness, 10.00 miles
Free parking on site (21 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

8 Ness Walk

What's nearby?

Cities & Attractions

  • Loch Ness, Monster Exhibition (13 miles)

  • Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness (16 miles)

  • Culloden Battlefield & Visitors Centre (6 miles)

  • Fort George (12 miles)

  • Cawdor Castle (14 miles)


  • Town Centre, Victorian Market & Eastgate Shopping Centre (0.2 miles)

  • Brodie Country Fare (24 miles)

  • Baxters at Fochabers (47 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


A great location for your meeting in Inverness city centre. Whether you choose our largest meeting room the Castle Suite, the spacious Restaurant 8 on the River or the modern Ness Suite, you'll be perfectly placed. From local business meetings to private functions and events, the BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa is the ideal partner for your next event.

Available room set ups

U shape

Castle Room

A well proportioned square room, with fantastic ceiling height and a bay window providing an impressive view of the River Ness and Inverness Castle. This room is ideal for meetings, private lunches, dinners or special occasions

8 on the River

8 on the River restaurant also offers the splendid views over the River Ness. It is the largest room for meetings or lunches and can accommodate up to 100 people in the theatre lay-out.

Ness Suite

A stylish and modern room with all the requirements for the perfect brainstorming session! With natural day light and air-conditioning your delegates will be alert and comfortable. Ideal for all types of meetings.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Castle Room 50 10 10 20 20
8 on the River 80 40 40 40 80
Ness Suite 50 10 10 20 20
Garden Room 20 10 10 15 15
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 808 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 321
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Great hotel

28/08/2015 sxsky, fife

Just home from a 2 day stay here, loved the room, plenty of storage space, good wardrobe, bed amazing and so big. Decor a bit dated but suits the room. Double shower and hot water. Only downfall is we... more

Owner Response
Della E, Operations Support Manager at BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear sxsky Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. I am so very sorry that you were disturbed by noise, this is such a shame. We have a plan in mind of rectifying this problem so your feedback is very much appreciated. Thank you for all the super praise of the room, it really is great for everyone to read. All we want is for our guests to enjoy their time with us and we're delighted that we achieved this for you. I hope we see you again very soon! Thanks again for writing your review and kind regards, Della.

Icing on the Cake

26/08/2015 Moira A, Portmahomack, null, United Kingdom

The chance to stay in our favourite room again whilst celebrating our Ruby wedding was icing on the cake plus we had booked an additional room for one of our party guests who were also delighted. Bril... more

Owner Response
Della E, Operations Support Manager at BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear Moira A Thank you ever so much, what a fabulous review! We are delighted we were able to make your stay so special, and when we can we always try and fulfil our guests requests. Thanks for your super praise of Peter - he is a real gem and is so happy he was able to make your stay even more enjoyable. I do hope we are able to welcome you again very soon! Thanks again and kind regards, Della.

Lovely hotel in a great location

24/08/2015 Glengarrm, Dumfries, United Kingdom

On checking in at the hotel the receptionist told us we had one of the best rooms in the hotel, it turned out it was fantastic. Great views of the castle over the river. The bedroom was huge with a si... more

Owner Response
Della E, Operations Support Manager at BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear Glengarrm Thank you ever so much for taking the time to post your review. We have a super location and it's fantastic to read that you enjoyed all the facilities we have to offer. The rooms over looking the River Ness and the Castle are fantastic and we are delighted you enjoyed your experience. I will pass on your comments about the breakfast, I am very sorry that we let you down with and we really appreciate you letting us know. Thank you for recommending us to your fellow Trip Advisor travellers, it really means a lot to all of us. It would be lovely to think we can welcome you again in the future. Thanks again and kind regards, Della.

Great stay

20/08/2015 Denis0532,

Checked in early. Parking was a little tricky but they had valet parking. The room was modern and very comfortable. We were at the front of the hotel and the view of the river and castle was fab!! Th... more

Owner Response
Della E, Operations Support Manager at BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear Denis0532 Thank you so much! What a super review, we are thrilled you left relaxed! It's brilliant that you can recommend the hotel and the local walks are fabulous, very scenic and not to strenuous! Thank you for the high praise of the room, the breakfast and the leisure club - it's great to read that we got all aspects so right for you. It would be lovely to welcome you back again in the future. Thanks again and kind regards, Della.

Business trip

20/08/2015 WDSmith66, Glasgow, United Kingdom

We booked this hotel due to its local.. I would recommend this hotel for local business and for tourists visiting Inverness. My room was a smallishsingle room. Breakfast we fine standard fare. The mai... more

Owner Response
Della E, Operations Support Manager at BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear WDSmith Thanks for posting your review on Trip Advisor. It's great that you enjoyed your stay and that you can recommend the hotel for business or for folk looking for a leisure break. I do hope you are able to return to us, we can provide valet parking to our overspill car park - just sign your car in with our leisure club team who will be happy to help. Thanks again and kind regards, Della.