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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
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6105*


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


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03/02/2016 Glo P, inverness

really lovely room and enjoyed the stay very much. Excellent location and very nice view over the river and to the castle. Warm welcome and happy staff team. Good all round service, good food and nic... more


Brilliant weekend

27/01/2016 Chunk828,

Very enjoyable stay at this relaxing hotel, dog friendly as well so our wee dog Zoe had a ball. The bedroom was spacious, clean and homely pieces of furniture to make it cosy looking. The food was exc... more

Owner Response
Della E, Operations Support Manager at BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear Chunk828 Thanks so much! What a super review and we're so happy that Zoe enjoyed herself too! It's brilliant that you enjoyed the room, the food and that you found the team friendly. Inverness is fantastic as a base for the Highlands, only a couple of minutes out and you're in the hills! It would be lovely to have the opportunity to welcome you again. Thanks again and kind regards, Della.

Very Nice

27/01/2016 DrVetticus, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

I stayed at the Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa in December 2015. It's a beautiful building, right along the River Ness. It was affordable, clean, and mostly comfortable. Unfortunately, w... more

Owner Response
Della E, Operations Support Manager at BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear DrVetticus Thank you for writing a review of the hotel. We really appreciate your feedback and I am sorry that we didn't meet all of your expectations with the leisure facilities we have or with the breakfast we offer. The new boilers have all been installed now and we have a much more economical system for the hot water and heating. We usually receive fantastic comments about the breakfast and so I am sorry that the offering disappointed you. Also, your feedback about the coffee is interesting and I have passed your review on to the Head Chef. It's great that you found the hotel clean and more especially the bathroom, it's lovely for the Housekeeping team to receive such great feedback. We really appreciate feedback like yours so that we know where improvements need to be made for the future comfort of our guests. I do hope you enjoyed your time in Inverness, we are in a beautiful position and the city is fantastic for exploring the city and beyond. It would be lovely to welcome you to the hotel again in the future. Thanks again and kind regards, Della.

Very nice hotel. Great Location. Clean and has a Pool

24/01/2016 Anne S, Castle Rock, Colorado

We really liked this hotel a lot! Good value for your money. It is in a great location for people who are visiting Loch Ness. It is right in town, and you can walk to anything you might need. The room... more


A real gem!!!!

21/01/2016 Julian P, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Stayed here for 2 nights in January and I have to say we had a fantastic stay!!! From start to finish every member of staff we had contact with was warm, friendly and very professional, so much so tha... more

Owner Response
Della E, Operations Support Manager at BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear Julian P Thank you so much! What a super review to have written for us and it has been so lovely for everyone to read! Your fantastic comments about all the areas in the hotel are just brilliant for all the team and such a boost. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Iona is simply delighted at her special mention - thank you so much, she is so bubbly and energetic we can hardly keep up! Thank you for recommending us to others, we couldn't ask for more. I do hope we have the opportunity to look after you again on any future trips to Inverness and thanks again for sharing your experience. Kind regards, Della.