Opposite Inverness Castle, Best Western Palace Hotel & Spa is located on the banks of the River Ness. Only a 5-minute walk from Inverness city centre, this hotel offers a swimming pool, leisure club, spa and free WiFi, parking is also available. Each en-suite room at this independently owned hotel has a flat-screen TV, radio and tea/coffee making facilities. All rooms also feature a private bathroom with a power shower and hairdryer. The accommodation is located in either Victorian properties or garden cottage. Some rooms overlook the castle and river. Guests have free use of the Palace Leisure Club & Spa’s indoor pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub. Beauty treatments are available in Sleeping Beauty Spa, and there is a modern on-site gym. The Brasserie offers informal lunch and evening meals, whilst restaurant Eight on the River offers evening dining and a hot and cold breakfast buffet. In the refurbished River View Lounge, you can enjoy afternoon tea, sit back and relax with your favourite coffee as we We Proudly Serve Starbucks Coffee The Palace is just a 3-minute walk from riverside restaurants and bars and a 12-minute walk to the train station. The world famous Loch Ness is just a 15-minute drive from the hotel.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Best Western
Hotel chain/brand
Best Western

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Inverness, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.4

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Buffet, Breakfast to go

Parking available at the hotel


Availability

Select dates to see this property's availability and prices

Room type
Number of guests
 
1 extra-large double bed
or
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
or
2 single beds
1 large double bed
or
2 single beds
1 single bed
and
1 large double bed
or
2 double beds
1 double bed
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Sustainability certification

This property has one or more third-party sustainability certifications.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.7
Facilities
8.5
Cleanliness
8.7
Comfort
8.7
Value for money
7.8
Location
9.4
Free WiFi
8.3
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Kari
    United States United States
    The location was excellent for walking around Inverness. The staff were welcoming and helpful. Our room was beautiful and clean.
  • Bruce
    United States United States
    Room overlooked the River Ness. Hotel was on the riverwalk.
  • James
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The location for me was perfect. They were able to offer a ground floor room which was important to me.

Hotel surroundings

Restaurants
1 restaurant on site

  • Eight on the River
    • Cuisine
      Scottish
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Modern
    • Dietary options
      Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Parking on site
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs £6 per day.
  • Street parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Lift
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Indoor swimming pool
Free!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Heated pool
  • Shallow end
  • Swimming pool toys
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Pool cover
Wellness
  • Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness
  • Full body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Make up services
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty Services
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa and wellness centre
    Additional charge
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Polish

House rules

Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 15:00

Check-out

Until 11:00

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 13 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
£30 per child, per night
Cot upon request
Free
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
£30 per person, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Groups

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Discover JCB Diners Club American Express Cash is not accepted Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please inform the property of your room location preference of either the Victorian property or garden cottage.

Pets are welcome for an additional GBP 15 per dog per night.

The hotel Swimming Pool, Gym & Spa are now open to hotel guests.

FAQs about Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa

  • The prices at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa has 1 restaurant:

    • Eight on the River

  • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa on this page.

  • Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa is 550 yards from the centre of Inverness. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Swimming Pool
    • Beauty Services
    • Personal trainer
    • Facial treatments
    • Fitness/spa locker rooms
    • Waxing services
    • Make up services
    • Manicure
    • Pedicure
    • Body treatments
    • Body scrub
    • Body wrap
    • Spa facilities
    • Steam room
    • Spa lounge/relaxation area
    • Spa/wellness packages
    • Back massage
    • Neck massage
    • Foot massage
    • Head massage
    • Hand massage
    • Full body massage
    • Fitness

  • Guests staying at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Buffet
    • Breakfast to go

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Room options at Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Single
    • Family
    • Double