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Palace Hotel & Spa, Inverness

Ness Walk, Inverness, IV35NG, UK View Map

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  • Free Wifi
    Free Wifi
  • Disabled Rooms
    Disabled Rooms
  • Lift
  • Pets Allowed
    Pets Allowed
  • Leisure with pool
    Leisure with pool
  • Spa Treatments
    Spa Treatments
  • Golf in Local Area
    Golf in Local Area

The Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa has a central location on the banks of the River Ness with extensive leisure facilities.

Nathalie Brohan, Inbound Business Manager

The Best Western Palace Hotel Inverness is a Scottish hotel keeping at its very best. The hotel is situated in a lovely spot - overlooking the River Ness and the Castle. The Best Western Palace Hotel is within Inverness city centre making it an ideal spot for staying whilst on business. With its central location it's an ideal hotel to stay in for city breaks, or if you prefer to get out & about to explore this fascinating area. On the doorstep there is Loch Ness and its "famous resident!", as well as Highland Castles & Whisky Distilleries.

Enjoy a selection of 88 individually designed contemporary and classically styled bedrooms at the Best Western Palace Hotel Inverness. Some are contemporary whilst others have period features and views over the River Ness.

The new Eight on the River restaurant at the Best Western Palace Hotel Inverness has been designed to offer relaxed dining making the most of the views with the recent addition of a light filled extension it is very roomy.

The superb Leisure Club was added with a gym, 50ft swimming pool, sauna, steam room & Sleeping Beauty Spa. The Best Western Palace Hotel Inverness is now the only river side hotel in Inverness that can offer you a swimming pool and full Leisure Club too!

The Best Western Palace Hotel Inverness offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year.

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Trouser Press
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Room Service
Cots Supplied
Family Room for 3
Bathrobes & Slippers
Complimentary Bottled Water
Walk In Showers

Each of the Palace Hotel's 88 bedrooms are of a very comfortable size. As with any traditional and modern building, there are a selection of period and contemporary bedrooms. And to go with the age of the hotel the period bedrooms are different sizes and offer a selection of Classic or River View rooms with character, high ceilings and period features. The contemporary bedrooms offer comfortable classic & superior rooms for you to relax. For a room with a view of the river you must book the River View Room type.

River View Rooms

They are all front facing period bedrooms with lovely views of the River Ness and Castle. All these rooms are individual due to the age of the hotel so they offer lovely decor, quality soft furnishings, ensuite, free wifi, flat screen tv and newly upgraded bathrooms. Decorated using Farrow and Ball colours, from burnt orange and chocolate to subtle highland heather tones in each room you’ll enjoy stunning views of the River Ness & Inverness Castle.

River View rooms are individual you can choose a king size, super king size or even a twin bedroom and it includes little extra touches like mineral water and shortbread in your room. The River View Room is perfect for a romantic break or if you want a large period bedroom with sash and case windows and high ceilings. River View Rooms are a room upgrade which you can book for an additional £40 per room per night. Please note we cannot guarantee River View rooms unless you have booked this room type as they are very popular. If you have booked a Classic room and you want to upgrade just contact us to add this onto your booking please do this in advance, the rooms cannot be guaranteed on check in.

Family Rooms

All families are very welcome at the Palace and if you want the family to sleep peacefully, ask for the inter-connecting bedrooms. Or alternatively you can enjoy a Double Double room which offers 2 double beds or the third option is our Family Double Room with Single Bed. 

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Wake up in the morning to the 54 choice Hot & Cold Scottish Highland breakfast buffet. It is one of the best things about staying at the Palace – your breakfasts never get smaller. From healthy fruits, nuts, cereal and eggs to the more hearty full hot Scottish breakfast buffet freshly cooked so you can enjoy as much as you want including Campbells Haggis! Open weekdays 7am-9.30am and weekends 8am-10am.

Relax and enjoy the refurbished Eight on the River a stylish modern dining experience for you to enjoy. Eight overlooks the River Ness and Inverness Castle a perfect situation for winter and summer dining. Open from 6pm-9.15pm and during May to Sept 6pm-10pm.

The Daily Menu & Inclusive Menu are carefully crafted to offer a selection of local produce each evening from fresh prawns, to Scottish Lamb to delicious desserts. With the plush new interior decor boasting a rich purple carpet and banquet seating with contrasting deep green furnishings and rich cream curtains it is really is designed to be easy on the eye and very relaxing. You’ll enjoy a lovely relaxing dinner with a good selection of wines to complement the menu.

For your Starbucks Skinny Cappuccino or Caramel Macchiato come to the Palace Hotel & Spa. You can also choose from a mouth watering selection of cakes, sandwiches and homemade soup each day. You just need to sit down on the soft leather sofas, open the newspaper and enjoy your Starbucks or relax in the window watch the River Ness run by.

Relaxing Brasserie & Lounge

Kick back and relax at the Ness Brasserie. When you’re away from home sometimes you just want a relaxing meal to catch up with friends, read a book or perhaps watch the latest on news on the lcd tv. The Ness Brasserie Menu at the Palace gives you this option from great Sirloin Steaks to the classic Caesar salad with homemade croutons it is ideal for relaxed dining. Or enjoy the fantastic Palace Pre-Theatre & High Tea menu for an early evening dinner ideal if you are going to Eden Court Theatre.

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Sample Dinner Menu

Sample Afternoon Tea Menu


Fitness Suite
Steam Room
Relaxation Area
Beauty Treatments
Indoor Heated Swimming Pool

Relax at the Palace and enjoy your free Leisure Club membership. At this Inverness Leisure Club you can lie by the pool in the 84 degree warmth just like Florida! Open Daily: 7am – 9pm.

You’ll discover a 50 foot swimming pool ideal for lengths or relaxing. Unwind in the bubbling spa, de-stress in the refreshing steam room or relax with a soothing sauna. Let the strains of the day flow away. Or if you want to work out, burn up some calories in the Fitness Suite with the range of the latest gym equipment.

Enjoy your most relaxing and therapeutic beauty and spa treatments come to Sleeping Beauty Spa at the BEST WESTERN Palace Hotel Inverness. You will be in safe hands with the Sleeping Beauty team and you can choose from a great selection of treatments. Whether you are looking for a Luxury Massage with Hot Stones or an Elemis Herbal and Lavender Repair Facial you can relax with the expert hands of Sleeping Beauty. You can also surprise a loved one with a special beauty treatment just give Sleeping Beauty a call to make all the arrangements and keep the secret.

Opening Times: Mon & Tue – 10am-6pm, Wed & Thur – 10am-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. These may change depending on appointment bookings so please check prior to arrival.

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Directions to Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa

By Road: Off the A9 about 15 minutes from the city centre
By Rail: Regular daily service, 10 minute walk from station
By Air: 20 minutes from the airport

Quad Biking
Horse Riding
Whisky Tasting
Golf in Local Area
Wildlife Watching

Explore the beautiful Scottish Highlands from the BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa. Explore from Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa there is lots to see and do, you can’t do it all in one visit, so use the Palace Hotel as your base to get out and about to see as much as you can on your first visit then make sure you come back again.

Exploring the lochs and mountains and Loch Ness, to the local Castles and Battlefields from Cawdor to Castle Mey further afield. Perhaps you enjoy tasting the finest scottish malts Inverness is on the door step of the Whisky trail across the Grampian region with many fine whisky’s to savour. 

If you are a lover of the outdoors you’ll find a fantastic selection of pursuits from walking, cycling, fishing, golf and sailing all minutes away from the Palace Hotel in the glens and mountains and by the sea in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Or if you are looking for Wildlife you can visit some of the local wildlife parks, or take a boat trip out onto the Moray Firth to see the Dolphins. And there is plenty to keep the kids busy too.