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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 £65.00

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 £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 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 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)

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 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

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


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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1103 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 468
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Lovely relaxing hotel

15/09/2016 Polly C, Lincoln, United Kingdom

We stopped here recently as part of a tour. Although being a busy hotel the service especially the restaurant staff was excellent and we never had to wait. Well organised and centrally located. The ro... more

Owner Response
Della E, Operations Support Manager at BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear Polly C, Thank you for posting your lovely review. It's wonderful to read that you had a relaxing time with us and enjoyed your holiday. The view from the rooms overlooking the River is beautiful. Thank you for the kind complement for restaurant team and the service through-out. I do hope we are able to welcome you to the hotel again during any future trips to the Highlands. Kind regards, Della.

Great pool

15/09/2016 jimandthefamily, Washington

Expensive rooms. Nice setting on the river. Rooms are very basic with older furniture and beds. Manual AC--- open window. They did provide a fan. Room was hot, couldnt figure radiator out and no in... more

Owner Response
Della E, Operations Support Manager at BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear jimanthefamily, Thank you for posting your review. We are really sorry to read that your dad was unwell in the middle of the night, there is a new boiler system and the temperature should be at a consistent level. The heating has been off for the past few months as we've enjoyed warm weather and I'm just really sorry that we couldn't help with the radiator. It's great that you enjoyed the pool and leisure facilities and that you found the team friendly at reception. There is a rolling maintenance programme in the hotel where we refresh the decoration, new furnishings and beds through-out the year so I'm sure that if you returned you would see the improvements we enjoy making. Thanks again for sharing your experience. Kind regards, Della.

Loved our stay

12/09/2016 Stacey P,

We stayed here during our girls trip. This hotel is FANTASTIC. Location is prime. Walk out of the doors and you are in the middle of everything. Staff was very friendly from front desk to valet. ... more

Owner Response
Della E, Operations Support Manager at BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear Stacey P, Thank you so much for your fantastic review, it's great that you all enjoyed your girly trip so much! It's lovely to read that you found all the team so friendly and hospitable and that you enjoyed the location we have - just a short hop to all the shops, restaurant and bars. I do hope we can look after you all again for your next special occasion! Thanks again for sharing your review! Kind regards, Della.

Nice hotel, great location

09/09/2016 tesdavis1, Cannon Beach, Oregon

We stayed here for three nights and found the hotel to be quite adequate with a convenient central location. Our room, 22, had an amazing river view. We were able to walk to various restaurants, pubs,... more

Owner Response
Della E, Operations Support Manager at BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear tesdavis1, Thank you for your lovely review, we're delighted that you had a great time with us. Room 022 is a personal favourite and the view is gorgeous! All the city has to offer is just a few minutes walk over the bridge, very convenient. It's great that you found all the team friendly and you enjoyed the use of the facilities we have. There are plans to refurbish the public walkways very soon. It would be brilliant to look after you again, I hope we can very soon. Thanks again and kind regards, Della.


08/09/2016 andreajoyparker, Houston, Texas

The Best Western Inverness was a in a very convenient location, just a few blocks away from the train station. The view of the River Ness was incomparable! The hotel staff was very helpful - the wom... more

Owner Response
Della E, Operations Support Manager at BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear andreajoyparker, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. The view is fantastic and the location is brilliant for the city centre. Thank you for praising the team, it's great to read that you found everyone so helpful. We'll always hold our guests luggage do you're free to explore. I am sorry that the room was to hot though even with the fan provided. I do hope you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday in Scotland and I hope we will look after you again. Thanks again and kind regards, Della.