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Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa

Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa

8 Ness Walk, Inverness, IV35NG, UK

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The Best Western Palace Hotel and Spa is a stunning spa hotel, located opposite Inverness Castle on the banks of the River Ness. With simple, contemporary design and an exceptional health and fitness centre, the hotel is perfect for a relaxing break in the highlands. Close to Inverness’ stunning heritage sites, it’s the ideal place to explore the Scottish countryside while also taking the time to unwind in the spa.

Hotel has 16 car parking spaces, although there is extra car parking available nearby and valet car parking is offered. Charges may apply.

Lift within hotel.

Guide dogs only – all other dogs on request.


Fully wheelchair accessible
Dog Friendly
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The elegant Best Western Palace Hotel is set in a stunning building that dates back to 1890. Its rooms are true to its classic, traditional architecture, with high ceilings, large windows and stunning views over the grounds and river. The lavish furnishings are complemented with contemporary bathrooms, which are the perfect place to relax after a long day exploring the local area.

Guests can choose between a range of rooms, including classic double and twin rooms, which are available in a classic or contemporary style, depending on the guests’ preference. Single rooms are also available, as are spacious family rooms that include two double beds and additional seating.

For those seeking a little added luxury, there are lavish river view double rooms, which include original period features and unique decoration. 

2 accessible rooms available via the lift, one of which has a wet room.  Call in advance to check availability.

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The Best Western Palace Hotel offers an exceptional dining experience, with its 8 on the River Restaurant featuring a selection of delicious dishes. The elegant design and stunning views of the nearby River Ness and Inverness Castle create a sophisticated atmosphere that is reflected in the authentic Scottish cuisine.

The Ness Brasserie is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed lunch or a glass of wine in comfortable, relaxed surroundings. The views of the river make this one of the truly special Inverness hotel, and the friendly, warm atmosphere makes it the perfect place to while away an afternoon. The brasserie has a flat screen television that has a full range of channels, including sports events. Sampling the impressive range of Malt Whiskies is an absolute must for all guests.


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Spa Treatments

The Palace Health Club and Spa is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing spa break. With a heated indoor swimming pool, as well as a sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room, it’s got everything you need for a truly memorable experience. The Sleeping Beauty Spa also offers specialist beauty treatments, including massages, facials and wraps.


The Best Western Palace Hotel is situated on the banks of the beautiful River Ness, just across the river from central Inverness. The main train station is a short walk away, as are many of the city’s shops, bars and restaurants.

Local Attractions

There are several golf courses in close proximity to the hotel, including the Inverness Golf Club, which features an 18 hole course, putting green and pro golf shop. The Castle Stuart Golf Course is also nearby, and offers buggy hire for its impressive 7400 yard range.

The Best Western Palace Hotel is located within easy walking distance of Inverness city centre, so guests can take full advantage of everything this great Scottish city has to offer.