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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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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 | 11:00


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


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

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

Weekend times may vary


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


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

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


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 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.


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.



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)

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

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 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.

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

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 Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1594 traveller reviews
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Busy hotel in a charming city!

14/06/2018 movinon6, Ohio

This hotel was conveniently located but was accommodating groups and quite busy during our stay. The bar area was comfortable and the bar staff friendly and helpful. We stayed in a building next door ... more

Owner Response
Aimee A, Revenue Management Assistant at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear movinon6, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found the bar area comfortable. We're very lucky to have such a fantastic team, they'll be delighted to hear your compliments. I'm sorry that you experienced constant WiFi connectivity issues during your stay, we will look into this and make sure that this is resolved. Kindest regards, Aimee

Adequate Stay in the Perfect Location

12/06/2018 Cl0ver22, Saratoga Springs, New York

This hotel is located right in the middle of everything to see in down town Inverness! The lobby and common areas have clearly been updated and look great. The rooms could use some attention, furnitu... more

Owner Response
Aimee A, Revenue Management Assistant at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear Cl0ver22, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. I'm delighted that you were pleased with the location, we're so lucky to be in such a fantastic area. It's great to hear that you liked the newly refurbished bar and lounge area, we're so proud of the way it turned out. You'll be happy to hear that we do have plans to refurbish some rooms in the near future. I'm sorry that you were disappointed with the breakfast selection, we try to provide a large selection of both hot and cold options to suit all tastes. I hope that we can welcome you back on your next visit to Inverness. Kindest regards, Aimee

a bit disappointing

10/06/2018 patfshepparton, Shepparton

We had 2 nights here. Our room was "out the back" in a small block of rooms completely separate from the main part of the hotel. The room was fine, although it was a bit noisy with people walking arou... more

Owner Response
Aimee A, Rooms Division Manager at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Hi Pat, Thank you for passing on your feedback, it is very much appreciated. We do try our hardest to give all our guests the best experience and unfortunately sometimes we don't quite get it right. I hope that this will not put you off trying us again, and if you do decide to come back please do not hesitate to contact me personally and I will help arrange your accommodation. Kind Regards Sarah

Central, spacious, clean & quiet

10/06/2018 Maria C, Greater Adelaide, Australia

This hotel is situated right on the River Ness. It is close to all attractions. My room was spacious & clean. The staff were all pleasant & helpful. Breakfast was good. Don’t order the salmon for dinn... more

Owner Response
Aimee A, Rooms Division Manager at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Hi Maria, Thank for your feedback and lovely comments they are very much appreciated. I can only apologise for the salmon, it is one of my favourites so understand your disappointment if it was dry. I hope you will visit us again and if I was to recommend as dish, I would try the sea bass, delicious! Kind Regards Sarah

A very good hotel

09/06/2018 keithoflondon, London, Ontario

We checked into this hotel and were delighted by our room. Our bedroom was spacious, especially by UK standards. The bathroom was well equipped. The bed comfortable. There was also a couch, table an... more

Owner Response
Aimee A, Rooms Division Manager at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Hi Keith, Thank you for taking the time to write and thank you for such an excellent description of the hotel and what we have to offer. We hope that you will visit us again, Kind Regards Sarah