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Treat yourself to the best of Highland hospitality.

The Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa is the perfect place to stay in Inverness. Relax or work up an appetite in our on-site leisure club, swimming pool and spa, dine in our scenic restaurant, then enjoy a peaceful nights sleep in one of our stylish rooms.

Opposite Inverness Castle and 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 peaceful and pet-friendly hotel with free car parking - the ideal base for nearby Highland beauty spots and heritage sites. Or stay closer to your home from home, where youll find galleries, shops, restaurants and lovely local attractions - all within walking distance.

The famous Loch Ness provides mystery and beauty nearby, but even if the famous monster eludes you, there are plenty of other attractions worth seeing in this glorious part of the Highlands. Culloden battlefield, Cawdor Castle or Fort George are all well worth a visit, while the sandy beaches of Nairn provide fun for all the family.

Bring your dog and leave your cares at home - because if youre a lover of the great outdoors, it doesn't get much greater than this stunning location. It's high time you visited the Highlands and discovered all that the Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa has to offer.

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Location

8 Ness Walk
Inverness
Inverness-shire
IV3 5NG
Scotland
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6105*
AA/VS

Summary

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

Facilities

Dining and Bars

With a stunning view onto the castle and the river, Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa is a fabulous place to eat in Inverness.

Chef Sam Wright

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8 on the River

The Eight on the River restaurant 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. This may compete with the picturesque view of the 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
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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. Come back here to unwind after a day exploring the Highlands.

Opening hours

12:00-24:00
Weekend times may vary

Golf

Inverness Golf Club

The Highlands are what golf was invented for. Youll find some stunning course examples around the Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa.

Only short distance away from the hotel, this 18-hole, par 69 course is a great challenge for golfers of all abilities.

Course information

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

Location

1.00 miles away in Inverness

Facilities

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

Prices

9 holes £42.00
18 holes £65.00

Castle Stuart Golf Course

The 18-hole, par 72 course is only 8 miles away from the hotel and set in beautiful scenery overlooking the Moray Firth.

Course information

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

Location

8 miles away in Inverness

Facilities

Pro shop golf facilities

Prices

9 holes £170.00
18 holes £130.00
Trolley hire Yes
Club hire £40.00
Buggy hire £40.00

Spa & Leisure

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

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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 dont 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

With free membership during your stay, indulge yourself and take a break in our luxury on-site leisure club, open from 7am to 9pm. The 50-foot swimming pool is heated to a balmy 84 degrees. Unwind in the bubbly spa and feel refreshed after a session in the steam room. Our air conditioned fitness suite has all the modern equipment you'll need, including a new stretch area - its a great workout space.

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Treatments

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 75 £64.00
30 minute Full Massage 30 £34.00
Aromatherapy Massage 80 £75.00
Back Massage 45 £45.00
Back, Neck Shoulder Massage 30 £40.00
Head Massage 45 £45.00

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 (19 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

Address
8 Ness Walk
Inverness
Inverness-shire
IV3 5NG
Scotland


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)

Shopping

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

  • Brodie Country Fare (24 miles)

  • Baxters at Fochabers (47 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

The Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa is great location for a meeting in Inverness. Whether you choose our largest meeting room - the spacious restaurant Eight 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.


EIGHT ON THE RIVER
Eight on the River restaurant offers 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 layout.

NESS SUITE
This is a stylish and modern room, ideal for all types of meetings, with all the requirements for the perfect brainstorming session. With natural daylight and air-conditioning, your delegates will feel comfortable and on top form.

Available room set ups

Banquet
Boardroom
Classroom
Theatre
U shape




Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
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

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1418 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 603
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Rating: 1 29
Rating

Over priced for what we got and an unbearably hot room

13/10/2017 hfulton32, Paisley, United Kingdom

The Inverness Palace is something of an enigma: it ought to be a 4 star, especially given the price (we paid £560 for 3 nights B&B in an ordinary double), but unless you upgrade to a large double with... more

Owner Response
Della E, Operations Support Manager at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear hfulton32, Thank you for taking the time to post your review and I'm sorry you have left disappointed. I am sorry too that you were not happy with the value of your experience and especially the temperature of the room and the quality of the breakfast items. We have 110 rooms in total, whenever we can we will change our guests room to one more suitable. I am sorry we could not offer you the complementary upgrade as requested, whenever we can we always will. Breakfast should always be delicious, fresh and well cooked. I am sorry that this is not the experience you had and I have let our Head Chef know. It's great that there were aspects of the hotel you enjoyed, I'm sure we could allocate you a room that would be more appropriate on your next visit to Inverness should you give the us another opportunity to look after you. Thanks again for your review and kind regards, Della.
Rating

Good location

12/10/2017 ChristineD20162016, New York City, New York

One night stay. Good location for walking to the castle or just around Inverness. Hotel has two buildings. We were in the new building - recently renovated rooms. There were three of us so we had ... more

Owner Response
Della E, Revenue Management Assistant at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear ChristineD20162016, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay and am glad that you were pleased with your room. I'm sorry about the WiFi connection, we are upgrading in the near future! I hope that you enjoyed your visit to Inverness and that we can look after you again soon. Kindest regards, Aimee
Rating

Lovely hotel.

12/10/2017 FeeWilliams, Devizes, United Kingdom

Easy to find, just by the river, near to cafes, bars and restaurants. Valet parking is very helpful. Room was nicely presented, clean and spacious. Downside is the charge of £50 per night, to get a ro... more

Owner Response
Della E, Revenue Management Assistant at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear FeeWilliams, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm so happy to read that you were pleased with so many aspects of your stay, especially that you found the staff lovely. I'm sorry that you were disappointed with the cost of the upgrade. I hope that you enjoyed your visit to Inverness and that we can look after you again soon. Kindest regards, Aimee
Rating

Good hotel let down by room

12/10/2017 H5585YKandrewl, Perth, United Kingdom

The food was good and the service excellent. Our room (503) was the basement of an annexe, so little natural light or ventelation. Although nicely furnished there was nowhere to put our clothes except... more

Owner Response
Della E, Revenue Management Assistant at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear H5585YKandrewl, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the food and found the service excellent. I'm very sorry that you were disappointed by the lack of storage space in your room. As we're in Victorian buildings the rooms are all different shapes and sizes making furnishing a little tricky and if you're unhappy with your room we'll always try our best to move you to one that's more suitable. We always try our hardest to make sure that guests leave feeling happy and I'm so sorry that we didn't achieve this for you. I hope that you enjoyed your visit to Inverness. Kindest regards, Aimee
Rating

Autumn break 5 days

11/10/2017 chrisbentley2017, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

The best hotel we have ever stayed in. Evening meals were excellent, breakfasts fantastic. Room was good size with two chairs, (quite rare). Service excellent. Nothing was too much for staff. Even... more

Owner Response
Della E, Revenue Management Assistant at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear chrisbentley2017, Thank you so much for your kind words and fantastic rating. I'm delighted that you were so pleased with your stay! I hope that you enjoyed your trip to Inverness and that we can look after you again soon. Kindest regards, Aimee