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Palace Hotel & Spa, Inverness

Ness Walk, Inverness, IV35NG, UK
Palace Hotel & Spa, Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, Inverness 01463 223 243 Ness Walk Inverness
89 out of 100% 88 votes
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  • Free Wifi
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Lift
  • Pets Allowed
  • Leisure with pool
  • Spa
  • Public Transport Nearby

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

Nathalie Classic Britain
Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Lift
  • Pets Allowed
  • Leisure with pool
  • Spa
  • Public Transport Nearby

Number of Bedrooms: 110

Parking Spaces: 25

Steps into Hotel: 10

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 12pm

*Newly Awarded AA Four Star* Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa offers you a relaxing break in Inverness city centre on the banks of the River Ness, opposite the Castle, with a lovely selection of room types across 2 Victorian properties and a modern garden cottage. Within Inverness city centre, the hotel is an ideal spot for staying whilst on business, for city breaks or 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 110 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 complete interior transformation of the new Bar & Brasserie at the Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa offers you a sophisticated and elegant space where you can simply relax in style.

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 riverside hotel in Inverness that can offer you a swimming pool and a full Leisure Club too!

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



tick TV
tick Satellite (Rooms)
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Iron/Board
tick Internet (Rooms)
tick Toiletries
tick Hairdryer
tick Telephone
tick Room Service
tick Cots Supplied
tick Wifi
tick Family Room for 3
tick Walk In Showers

Each of the Palace Hotel's 110 bedrooms is 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 the 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 £50 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 to 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

Bathrobes and Slippers are available on request. 

Bar & Restaurant

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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 6 pm - 8:45pm pm and from May to Sept 6 pm-10 pm.

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.

You can also choose from a mouth watering selection of cakes, sandwiches and homemade soup each day in the hotels cafe.  You just need to sit down on the soft leather sofas, open the newspaper and enjoy your coffee or relax in the window watch the River Ness run by.

The Palace Hotel Inverness Proudly Serves Starbucks Coffee
Sit back, relax and enjoy a Starbucks coffee. Choose from the extensive selection of coffees on offer or perhaps you have your own favourite you’d like to share. Just let your Barista know when you make your order. For the grown-ups the drinks menu has completely changed too! You can now sip your favourite Cocktail from the resident cocktail experts ready to bring a “cosmopolitan” touch to your stay. Or perhaps savour the new Gin Menu. Your favourites are still available and the extra bar space now allows for a few more fine Scottish Malt Whiskies added for you to experience too.


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

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 in Florida! Open Daily: 7 am – 9 pm.

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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Location & Directions

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 the station
By Air: 20 minutes from the airport

Notice Board

Hotel Notice Board

Leisure Club & Gym:
Leisure Club & Gym is Open Daily from 7am to 9pm - pre-booking is not required. You can enjoy the Club at the time that suits you. The Palace Gym now offers the latest fully integrated Technogym Wellness System and Visio platform for your away from home workout. For all Sleeping Beauty Spa treatments please book in advance and check with the Spa direct.

Car Parking:
There are 22 spaces in the hotel car park. If the car park is busy when you arrive, you can drop off, then park your vehicle close by using on street parking which is free from 5pm to 10am on some streets, directions can be given. Local parking charges vary up to a maximum £7.50 for 24hrs. Valet parking is available for £10 per stay. Electric car charging is also available. 

*Family rooms and triple rooms always on request basis only. Please contact 01357 529 129 to book these room types.* Please note families of 5 would be alloacted interconnecting rooms - with the second room being charged at full price.

Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Quad Biking
tick Horse Riding
tick Sailing
tick Cycling
tick Fishing
tick Whisky Tasting
tick Golf in Local Area
tick Wildlife Watching
tick Climbing

Explore the beautiful Scottish Highlands from the Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa. Explore from Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa there are 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 doorstep of the Whisky trail across the Grampian region with many fine whiskys 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.

For more information on things to see in and do in the area, check out our Destination Guide

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