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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


  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1128 traveller reviews
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Lovely location on river Ness with extrememly pleasant and helpful staff

20/10/2016 Richard U,

i recommend this hotel highly. I requested a room at the front of the hotel overlooking the river and the castle on the opposite bank. The staff went to some trouble to get it for me and I was very pl... more



20/10/2016 Mhairi C, Portnalong Scotland, United Kingdom

Love this hotel - Friendly, clean, cosy and very welcoming - ^^ All staff will go the extra mile to help you! Caters for every one - Excellent facilities from dining, leisure, parking and fabulous lo... more


Lovely comfortable hotel

20/10/2016 iandorothy, Dundee, United Kingdom

Situated on the banks of the river Ness and minutes from the shops and the Eden Court theatre. We arrived early afternoon before checkin time with the intention of dropping off our bags but our room w... more


A comfortable well situated hotel

16/10/2016 rogerrobert98, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

This Best Western hotel is very well situated on the river across from the town centre. It has most facilities including a small gym and indoor pool in the extension. The rooms with the view in the fr... more

Owner Response
Della E, Operations Support Manager at BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear rogerrobert98, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, it's great to read that you had an enjoyable experience. It's great that you found the team to be helpful and that you enjoyed the facilities we have to offer to all of our guests. I do hope we can look after you again on your next visit to Inverness. Thanks again and kind regards, Della.

Comfortable hotel

14/10/2016 Tracey M, Nelson Bay, Australia

We really enjoyed our stay at the Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel. We had a river view room which was spacious with very comfortable beds. The staff are friendly and helpful, breakfast had choic... more

Owner Response
Della E, Operations Support Manager at BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear Tracey M, Thank you posting your review, we're delighted you had such a great time with us! I am sorry we let you down with the parking, it can be an issue when everyone is arriving at the same time and can be very busy. It's lovely to read that you enjoyed your room, your breakfast and the location we have is fantastic! Thank you for the lovely praise of the team, it's great that you found everyone so hospitable. I do hope we are able to welcome you to the hotel again in the future. Thanks again and kind regards, Della.