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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, 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.

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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 1816 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 780
Rating: 4 611
Rating: 3 259
Rating: 2 117
Rating: 1 49
Rating

Best hotel!!

21/08/2019 shannnjay,

This hotel is by far the best! We stay here every time we come up to Inverness. You couldn’t find more helpful and lovely staff that go out their way to help and make your stay the best!! Wouldn’t go ... more

Rating

Great location

14/08/2019 Bruce7460,

Location was perfect, on the edge of town overlooking the river, that is if yoiu were lucky enough to get a river view room. We didn't. Room was OK for size and breakfast great.Dining room meal was ve... more

Owner Response
AimeeABW, Revenue Management Assistant at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay Bruce7460. I'm pleased to hear that you were so impressed with the location, we're so lucky to be in such a fantastic area. I'm sorry that you were disappointed with your meal, I will give your feedback to the Head Chef to be looked into. I do hope that we can look after you again soon. Kind regards, Aimee
Rating

Great location

14/08/2019 Kitwe73, Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom

We enjoyed a night's stay in this great hotel in a super location on the river. Staff are friendly and helpful and the breakfast was great. We also enjoyed using the pool. The only down side was the v... more

Owner Response
AimeeABW, 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, Kitwe73. It's great to hear that you enjoyed so many aspects of your stay. Everyone will be delighted to see your compliments. I do hope that we can welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Aimee
Rating

It is rated as 3 star but not in my book!

12/08/2019 susanlynne18, Toronto, Canada

The common space is nicely renovated but the rooms are old and the windows rotted. I had an upgraded room and it was tired and not what we were told. The hotel bills itself as 4 star but the plaque on... more

Owner Response
AimeeABW, 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, Susanlynne18. I'm glad that you enjoyed your food, I will give your compliments to the team. I'm sorry to hear about the window in your bedroom, we always prefer that you bring to our attention at time so we can do our best to resolve this for you. It will be really helpful if you could message with your room number and we'll investigate and treat with high priority. I hope that you enjoyed your time in Inverness. Kind regards, Aimee
Rating

Nice hotel but very rude staff member

10/08/2019 mhairihunter999, Inverness, United Kingdom

My mother, sister and I came here for an afternoon tea on Thursday as a treat before i go back to uni. Initially we were sat down and the venue is beautiful. We ordered our food but my coffee was col... more

Owner Response
AimeeABW, 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, Mhairi. I'm so sorry to hear of your experience on Thursday, we never want to hear of anyone being made to feel this way. We'd really appreciate if you could get in touch with our General Manager, Mark Scobbie directly so that we can investigate this further. Kindest regards, Aimee