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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 | 11:00

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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Bar & 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 60 £56.00
30 minute Full Massage 30 £36.00
Aromatherapy Massage 80 £80.00
Back Massage 45 £48.00
Back, Neck Shoulder Massage 30 £40.00
Head Massage 45 £45.00

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type IV3 5NG

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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 (22 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 1633 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 706
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Rating

Nice location but overpriced

14/08/2018 Alexander N, Stockholm

This hotel has a very nice view of the Ness River and the Inverness Castle. We stayed for two nights in a large but a little outdated room. The room did however have an ironing board and steam iron so... more

Owner Response
Aimee A, Revenue Management Assistant at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review, Alexander! I'm pleased that you enjoyed the view from your room, we're very lucky to have such a wonderful location. Though I'm sorry that you felt the room was a little outdated. We do have a range of various room styles, and have plans for upgrading some bedrooms towards the end of the year, you'll be glad to hear. I'm glad that you enjoyed breakfast, but sorry to hear that you felt a little rushed by the team. I hope that you enjoyed your time in Inverness. Kindest regards, Aimee
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Amazing all round.

13/08/2018 fionaaustralia, Melbourne, Australia

We had a room overlooking the castle and river and a large room at that. A table and two chairs at the window, two desks as well as side tables. Large bed. Bathroom was large with two basins and all a... more

Owner Response
Aimee A, Revenue Management Assistant at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Aw, thank you so much for your amazing review, Fiona! I'm so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay so much and that the team were able to make your stay extra special. I'm glad that we were able to help by providing non-slip bathmats, we do also have walk in showers if this is preferred. If we're lucky enough to look after you again, please feel free to request a walk in shower opposed to a bath and we'll do our very best to arrange. I hope that you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Scotland. Kindest regards, Aimee
Rating

Beautiful Hotel in a good riverside location

13/08/2018 mdm1972, Port Douglas, Australia

The hotel is one of the typical older style hotels in UK, so the rooms are simple and a little dated. BUT the staff are excellent and the rooms are very clean and tidy. Hence for the price the value i... more

Owner Response
Aimee A, Revenue Management Assistant at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Thank you so much for your fantastic review, mdm1972! We are actually one of the oldest hotels in Inverness, dating back to 1890. We have a range of different style rooms and have more refurbishment plans in place for the end of the year for some of the bedrooms to help bring into line with the rest of the hotel. It's lovely to hear that the team made such a great impression. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your NC500 adventure. Kindest regards, Aimee
Rating

Good hotel with a great location

06/08/2018 rstamada, Sao Paulo, SP

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel last July. Inverness is a beautiful and small city. This hotel is located by the river, and from our window we could see the castle, it was amazing!!! The hotel is obv... more

Owner Response
Aimee A, Revenue Management Assistant at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
It is so great to hear that you enjoyed your two nights stay with us, Rstamada! The hotel was built in 1890 and was actually one of the first to have electricity in Inverness. I'm sorry that the fan didn't help with the hot weather that we experienced earlier in the year, air conditioning is something that we're looking into so hopefully in future this won't be a problem. I'm glad that you were pleased with breakfast and that the team made a good impression. I hope that you enjoyed your time in Inverness. Kindest regards, Aimee
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Beautiful hotel

05/08/2018 sheil27, Lerwick, United Kingdom

Hotel is beautiful and the view is too. We were in the building next to the hotel on the top floor. But it had a view of the river which was lovely. It’s a peaceful area with a view of the castle. T... more

Owner Response
Aimee A, Revenue Management Assistant at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Thank you so much for your well rounded review, Sheil27! It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed so many aspects of your stay and that the team were able to make such a great impression.I'm sorry that you were experiencing WiFi connectivity issues during your stay, we'll always try our hardest to fix this for you. I do hope that we can welcome you back again. Kindest regards, Aimee