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Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa

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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 | 12:00

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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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. 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 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)

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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1225 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 529
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Rating: 2 71
Rating: 1 25
Rating

Excellent Hotel In The Centre Of Inverness

26/02/2017 John C, Tillicoultry, United Kingdom

Stayed in this hotel during a recent weekend break in Inverness. The hotel is perfect for visiting the city, being situated on the banks of the River Ness and a few minutes walk from the city centre. ... more

Rating

Excellent service

26/02/2017 Helen B, Leyburn

I recently stayed for four nights with my husband and was very pleased with all aspects of this hotel. We had a comfortable quiet room on the first floor with a new bathroom. The beds were very comfy,... more

Owner Response
Della E, Operations Support Manager at BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear Helen B, Thank you so much! What a super review and we're delighted that you had such a great time with us. It's great to know that you enjoyed the meals we served and that you found all the team so friendly and hospitable. Thanks also for the lovely feedback about the cleanliness of your room. Yes, the refurbishment is now complete and it does look fantastic! I hope we can look after you again soon so you can see the finished result for yourselves. Thanks again and kind regards, Della.
Rating

Lovely place and staff

25/02/2017 Sheena S, Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom

My husband and I went with another couple to celebrate our anniversary for a 2 night stay last weekend. Had a warm welcome at the main reception after parking in 1 of 2 disabled spaces in front of the... more

Owner Response
Della E, Operations Support Manager at BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear Sheena S, Thanks ever so much for your review, you have given us some fantastic constructive points to work on to improve the service and facilities we have - really appreciate it. I am sorry that there was an issue with parking, we will look at what to do about this. Also, thanks too for complementing the team and it's great you enjoyed the location we have. It's lovely to know you enjoyed our breakfast as well. I'm sure there are many points we can work on from your comments, thanks again for your time in posting your review. I know we have spoken directly too and I hope we see you all again soon. Kind regards, Della.
Rating

Two days of peace & quiet! And room service is NO EXTRA CHARGE!

23/02/2017 Maria S, Perth, United Kingdom

Hubby and I stayed with our dog Tay from 17-19 Feb 2017 and had a great time. Looking on to the river Ness in all it's glory and only a two min walk from the city centre, the location could not have b... more

Owner Response
Della E, Operations Support Manager at BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear Maria S, Thanks so much for your lovely review! We're so happy you had a great stay and you all enjoyed your break with us. The team we have are fantastic and Kara is delighted that she left such a brilliant impression on you! We think you mean Marlene at breakfast - we all enjoy a hug of Marl - we're really lucky to have them both and thank you for your super complements for the whole team. Thanks also the suggestion of a spinner for wet costumes, I'm sure we can look at purchasing one. It would be fantastic to welcome you all again and I hope we can look after you soon! Kind regards, Della.
Rating

lovley area

23/02/2017 tractorgirl145, Stowmarket, United Kingdom

the hotel is in ideal location near to city and castle and bars and plenty of places to eat . The hotel is lovley and everyone we met was very helpful except the man in the bar who wasn't polite and f... more

Owner Response
Della E, Operations Support Manager at BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear tractorgirl145, Thank you for posting your review, we're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry that there was one member of the team who fell short of being friendly and helpful and is not acceptable. It's great though that this was not the norm through-out, we do feel lucky to have, in the main, such a helpful team. It's fantastic that you enjoyed your meal times and I'm sorry that there was a mix-up with the room you were expecting to have. By reserving directly with us, we can ensure you have exactly the type of room you intend on booking. Hopefully we can look after you again very soon! Thanks again and kind regards, Della.