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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 in either Victorian properties or garden cottage.

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 03330 034172
AA/VSSilver CSR award from Green Tourism.

Summary

Free Electric Car Charging When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Gym, Indoor Pool, Lift to all floors, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Sauna, Spa Pool/Jacuzzi, Twenty Four Hour Service
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.

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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 0844 387 62 40

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1834 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 785
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Rating

Great location

09/10/2019 fiby101, Glasgow

This was a last minute booking and so room wise what we got was ok but less than perfect... mostly because anything last minute with a wheelchair in the equation is a bit hit and miss. On the subjec... more

Owner Response
AimeeABW, Revenue Management Assistant at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, fiby101. I'm happy to hear that you were pleased with your room & had one of our rooms with a lovely river/castle view. Usually for wheelchair users, we try our best to allocate them a room near a lift with a walk in shower. If we aren't aware of the guest using a wheelchair before they arrive, this becomes more difficult due to us only having certain rooms with walk in showers & access to a larger lift. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the drinks that were available at breakfast. I will pass this feedback to our Food & Beverage Manager who will have a look into this. It's great to hear that the staff made a super impression to you on your visit to Inverness. I hope we can welcome you back again in the future. Kindest regards, Grace
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Unhappy at the Best Western Palace Hotel

09/10/2019 christow71, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee

My husband and I booked a River Room at the Palace Hotel for five nights. The cost was three hundred and eleven pounds sterling a night. We requested a ground floor room about nine months before we ... more

Owner Response
AimeeABW, Revenue Management Assistant at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear christow71, I'm sorry to hear that you were left unimpressed with your room. We do always try our best to find the guests another room if they are unhappy with their original room. Sometimes this is not possible due to the number of people staying at this specific time. I can only apologise that this was not possible at your time of stay. I apologise that the breakfast area made you feel uncomfortable due to it being so busy. We are looking into a solution to improve this. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Inverness. Kindest regards, Grace
Rating

Beautiful setting

06/10/2019 Alison L, Perth, United Kingdom

Booked this for my mums birthday for the weekend. Sat on the river by the bridge across from the castle. Paid extra for a castle view. As I'd explained it was my mums birthday there were some nice ext... more

Owner Response
AimeeABW, Revenue Management Assistant at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear Alison, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay for your Mums birthday celebrations. It's great to hear you were happy with your room & had a lovely view of Inverness Castle. I will pass your feedback regarding the brasserie menu to our General Manager. I hope you Mum had a great birthday & I hope we can welcome you back again soon! Kindest regards, Grace
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Wish we could have stayed longer.

03/10/2019 kathgillon,

Loved this hotel not one negative thing to say. Food was sublime. The staff were fantastic, the hotel was clean bedroom was very comfortable. The Breakfast was excellent. Would love to visit here agai... more

Owner Response
AimeeABW, Revenue Management Assistant at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Thanks for leaving such a great review, Kathgillon. I'm delighted to hear that you had a brilliant stay with us. I'm glad you enjoyed the food & happy to hear you were more than impressed with your room. I will pass your compliments to the Team & the Head Chef. I do hope we can welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards, Grace
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Charming and unique

02/10/2019 SlyFoxx, Houston, Texas

The location of The Palace Hotel simply can't be beat because you're in arguably the most beautiful and walkable location in Inverness. In fact, we opted not to have a rental car until we needed to dr... more

Owner Response
AimeeABW, Revenue Management Assistant at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, Slyfoxx. I'm happy to hear that you had a brilliant stay. I'm glad you liked your room and was able to enjoy the gorgeous view from your bedroom. I'm delighted that you had a great nights sleep & that the bed was comfortable. I will let our Bar Team know that you loved our cappuccinos! I hope we can welcome you back to our Hotel again soon. Kindest regards, Grace