Best Western Palace Hotel And Spa


Ness Walk, Inverness, Inverness Shire, IV3 5NG

    The great thing about the Palace in Inverness is its location. From your bedroom, you are just a short walk along the River Ness to the bustling shops, Inverness Castle, Eden Court Theatre and some excellent local restaurants. If you want to explore

    Stay a while at the BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa, Scotland. Nestled on the banks of the River Ness, opposite Inverness Castle, the Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa is just a few short steps from Inverness city centre.

    Dating back to the 1890′s and beginning as a mansion house, the Palace has been continuously updated offering new stylish bedrooms including superior & river view rooms. A superb Leisure Club was added with a gym, 50ft swimming pool, sauna, steam room & Sleeping Beauty Spa. With Free Car Parking & valet service, Free Wifi Internet access and LCD TV in the Brasserie, the Inverness Palace has all the mod cons of a 21st century Inverness hotel.

    Enjoy some fantastic offers at the Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa with a great selection of packages for you.

    When you choose the Inverness Palace Hotel you’ll find a stylish hotel in Inverness at the heart of the Capital of the Highlands with an excellent reputation for looking after you

    3 Hotel
    Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Advance Purchase Double/Twin
    £289.90 per room per night (room only)
    £289.90 per room per night (room only)
    Double/Twin - B&B
    £309.90 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    £269.90 per room per night (room only)

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • City Breaks
    • Hotel Breaks


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Baby Listening/Sitting Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Porterage
    • Room Service Available

    Leisure Facilities

    • TV Lounge
    • Television
    • WiFi Free Wifi

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Delta Card
    • Diners Card
    • JCB Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Parking


    • Bar Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Dairy Free
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free
    • Lunch Available
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Restaurant
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Laundry Service Available
    • Lounge
    • Payphones Available
    • Smoking Permitted

    Health & Wellbeing

    • Beauty Treatments
    • Body Wraps
    • Fitness Training
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Sauna
    • Steam Room
    • Swedish Massage
    • Traditional Massage


    • City Centre
    • City Location
    • Town Centre
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement

    Road Directions

    From Perth A9: On entering Inverness continue on the A9 towards the Kessock bridge following the signs for Fort William (A82). On reaching the roundabout before Kessock Bridge stay in the left lane and take the 1st exit left. Staying in the left lane at all times follow the signs for Fort William, which will take you through 4 roundabouts. Between the third and 4th you cross over the River Ness. On exiting the 4th roundabout take the first left which takes you back towards the river. At the end of the road turn right (river will be on your left hand side) and go all the way to the end of the road making sure you are in the right hand lane at the end as you need to go straight ahead after the traffic lights. Through the traffic lights we are 100 yards on the right hand side directly opposite the castle. We have a car park entrance on the right just after the main entrance at the front of the Hotel.

    From Aberdeen A96: You will arrive at the roundabout, which you will leave at the 3rd exit left. This will take you up onto the A9 and approach again the Kessock Bridge. Follow the directions as if coming from Perth.   From Fort William A82: Follow the A82 into Inverness until you come to the river. Make sure you are in the right lane before you come to the first set of traffic lights. At the set of traffic lights before the river you will take the right hand turn into Ness Walk. The river will then be on your left. We are the second Hotel on the right and the car park entrance is on the right just passed the main hotel building.   From Wick or Thurso A9: Going over the Kessock Bridge make sure you are in the middle or right hand lane. You want to take the 3rd exit left and then follow the instructions as if coming from Perth.   Car and Parking: We have limited car parking space at the side of the hotel. If on arrival you find that there are no spaces, please double park your car in the valet space and leave your keys with us at reception or at the leisure club reception. Our Valet parkers will take your car to our second car park at the Cathedral a couple of minutes walk away. They will also get it back for you if you just tell them when you would like it back. Alternatively if you would prefer to park your own vehicle please get a ticket from the leisure club reception which entitles you to free parking in the Palace hotel marked bays.

    Public Transport Directions

    How to get to Inverness – By bike for the fit.  Relax on the train see Scotrail.  By car or by air direct flights into Inverness Airport from Amsterdam, Benbecula, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dusseldorf (Summer), Jersey (Summer), Kirkwall, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester, Southampton, Stornoway, Sumburgh & Zurich (Summer). 


    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

    Journey Planner


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)
      • with a ramp
    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    Accommodation Special Offer
    Valid 1 Jul 2014 to 30 Sep 2014
    Hot Offers

    1. New Summer Mini

    • Enjoy your 2 night Summer Mini Break with this fantastic offer here are all the details of what is included…
    • Welcome mini bottles of Heritage Patriarche Red & White wine.
    • Enjoy a delicious 3 Course Table D’Hote Dinner on one night of your choice in Eight on the River restaurant.  You choose which night suits you best when you book.
    • Wake up each morning for the sumptuous hot and cold buffet breakfasts.
    • Full use of the luxury leisure club and you can even indulge with a Sleeping Beauty a pampering treatment link here Spa.
    • September Mini from only £52.45 per person per night based on 2 sharing a Classic double / twin room. Dates: all month subject to availability – fab value  19th - 21st, 22nd - 26th and the 28th -  29th September.
    • NEW Summer Mini is the very best 2 night offer as it now tracks the Palace Saver rate.  This means the package price will vary by date to give you the very best deal possible when you book direct.  
    • You can Book: Online, call 01462 22 32 43, email Palace just quote Summer Mini.


    2. Hot Summer pocket surprise offer…

    Enjoy the brand new Pocket Surprise offer for this summer saving you a further 10% off the Palace Saver Bed & Breakfast rate and enjoy your mini surprises too! But this fab surprise deal is for selected dates only and the price will move as the hotel gets hotter! So don’t miss out here is what is included in your pocket surprise this summer…

    • Sumptuous 54 choice hot and cold Scottish Buffet Breakfast – to get you going!
    • Pocket Surprise: 2  mini bottles of wine and a voucher for 10% off Dinner.
    • Enjoy the luxury leisure club and stretch out on a lounger and relax in the 84 deg warmth.
    • For the best deal prices are not fixed and start from only £40.46 for September and only £44.96 for October all prices per person per night based on 2 sharing a classic double or twin room.
    • September Pocket Surprise dealsFri 12th, Mon 15th, Sat 20th - Sun 21st , Wed 24th - Thur 25th and Sun 28th  - Mon 29th.
    • October Pocket Surprise deals : Wed 1st, Sun 5th,  Thur 9th, Sun 12thMon 13th,  Sun 19th, Thur 23rd Fri 31st
    • River View Rooms:  a lovely big room add on only an extra £20 per person per night when you book your room.
    • You can Book: Online, call 01462 22 32 43, email Palace or use the Enquiry Form


    Accommodation Special Offer
    Valid 16 Jul 2014 to 30 Sep 2014

    Sparkling Summer Breaks

    This is a special early booking offer for Inverness this summer so don’t miss out. Enjoy your sparkling time in Inverness & the Highlands this summer with this fun sparkling package.

    • The days are very long so make sure you stay out an about to take advantage of the great sunsets this summer.
    • Here is the ideal package for you to do your own thing and enjoy the great big hot and cold Scottish breakfast buffets each morning in the stylish new Eight on the River restaurant as well as…
      • 2 Lovely Mini Bottles of Prosecco with a bowl of fresh strawberries to nibble on and a box of chocolates. 
    • Sparkling Summer Fun: September only £74.95 per person per night in a classic room.
    • River View Rooms – September only £94.95 per person per night please select this add on at the time of booking.
    • These are early booking offers based on 2 sharing a Classic twin/ double room. So don’t miss out as Inverness is a vibrant and busy in the summer.
    • Room Upgrades: for Superior Rooms please choose this add on at time of booking £20 per room per night.  And for all River View rooms please select this add on at the time of booking £40 per room per night.
    Accommodation Special Offer
    Enjoy your Sunday Rollover in lovely Inverness with…
    • Wine – welcome mini bottles of Heritage Patriarche Red & White wine.
    • Dine - Delicious three course dinner in stylish Eight on the River restaurant.
    • One night’s relaxing accommodation with your great big 54 choice hot and cold Scottish breakfast buffet!
    • Unwind - Or wake up in the morning and have your breakfast delivered to your room for some real R&R – no extra charges.
    • Full use of the luxury leisure club and you can even indulge with a Sleeping Beauty a pampering treatment link here to Spa for menu, bookings and Spa specials.
    • Remember you don’t need to check out until 12 noon on Monday!
    • Save book now - well this is the great bit your Sunday Rollover is guaranteed to save you at least £20 off our Best Available DBB rate with all the extras but prices will vary by date so check your date now and book online! Date Check.
    • Explore – make the most of your break and enjoy a little of the Highlands see Explore
    3 Easy Ways to Book

    1. Call us 01463 22 32 43 for your Sunday Rollover.

    2. Book Online - just check your dates for Sunday Rollover or use the Enquiry Form.

    3. Email us at the Palace

    Golf Offer
    Discover your group golf package in Inverness

    If you love golf then you will love golf in and around Inverness.  You will find the BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa is on the door step of some of Scotland’s best golf courses for all abilities, there really is something for everyone.  From links courses to parkland courses you and your friends can be guaranteed a great golfing break at the Inverness Palace Hotel.

    We have been helping organise group golf holidays here at the Inverness Palace for longer than we care to remember but each time the essentials stay the same.  You will enjoy a stress free golfing break whilst giving you the freedom to choose your rounds of golf.   Included in the Golf package…

    • A Free Round of Drinks at the Palace each night.
    • A complimentary delicious 3 course evening meal at least 4 choices on each course on your night of arrival for groups of 12 or more guests.
    • A superb 54 choice hot & cold Breakfast Buffet each morning.
    • Optional: Golf Steak Night – 3 course menu with 12oz Sirloin steak, starter and dessert only £26.95pp – we can change this to suit your requirements, its ideal for larger parties.
    • Golf Package: For prices see below and download your summary group golf flyer.  Prices are based on each course per person based on 2 people sharing a double/ twin room. Packages are available for 2, 3 & 4 nights just call for details.
    • To Book:  Call Sarah on 01463 22 32 43 she has all the contacts or send an Enquiry or email Palace.
    Accommodation Special Offer
    Valid 1 Oct 2014 to 22 Dec 2014

    Stay 3 Conker Nights and get 4th Night Free

    Enjoy your 3 Conker Nights and get 4th night Free with new Autumn Conker Offer from November for selected dates only so don’t miss out.  Here’s what’s included…

    • Stay 3 Nights on the Conker package and get your 4th night Free bed and breakfast with your two free mini bottles of wine on arrival.
    • November: £49.95 per person per night* based on 3 night stay and get 4th Night Free.  Enjoy a River View room only £69.95pppn for a 3 night stay with the 4th Night Free.
    • December: £44.95 per person per night* based on 3 night stay and get 4th Night Free.  For a River View room it is only £64.95pppn for a 3 night stay with the 4th Night Free.
    • Dates - 1st November to 22nd December and 27th to 30th Dec 2014 – subject to availability so book early!
    Accommodation Special Offer
    Valid 1 Oct 2014 to 22 Dec 2014

    Christmas shopping break

    Here is what is included in your Inverness Christmas Shopping package:

    • Start your break with two free welcome mini bottles of Heritage Patriarche red and white wines from France on arrival to ease your way into your break.
    • Sumptuous buffet breakfasts each morning to get you ready for your morning shopping.
    • Come back at Lunch for a warming Light Lunch or if you are really keen ask for a packed lunch.
    • Then after your afternoon shopping put your feet up and enjoy your favourite Starbucks & a cake.
    • Before dinner make a detour to the leisure club to unwind in the bubbling spa.
    • Relax & enjoy a delicious 3 course evening dinner each evening specially prepared for you.
    • You can enjoy the Inverness Christmas Shopping package even if you are not shopping.  Perhaps you want an Autumn Escape that includes Dinner Bed and Breakfast plus lunch and extras then this is your ideal package.
    • River View for You…don’t miss the River View room offer with 2 mini bottles of Prosecco!
    • October the Inverness Palace Christmas Shopper starts early it is only £79.95 per person per night based on 2 sharing a Classic double/ twin room for 2 nights or £99.95pppn for a River View room.
    • November make the most of your shopper for £62.45 per person per night for a 2 night minimum stay or £82.45pppn for a River View room.
    • December it’s only £57.45 per person per night, all prices are based on 2 sharing a double/ twin room for 2 nights or more or £77.45pppn for a River View room.
    • Enjoy a Lovely River View room to wake up to the River Ness and enjoy lovely period rooms and enjoy two mini bottles of Prosecco too!  Just select when you book the prices are shown above.
    Accommodation Special Offer
    Valid 23 Dec 2014 to 27 Dec 2014

    Discover your relaxing All Inclusive Christmas Holiday at the BEST WESTERN Palace Hotel & Spa

    Make time for yourself this Christmas at the BEST WESTERN Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa.  You can relax and enjoy a traditional Highland Christmas in the stylish city of Inverness.

    The Palace is the perfect venue for your Christmas Holiday, it’s a time when the hotel comes alive with the friendly festive spirit, the fire is on, there is lots to keep you entertained and help you relax and enjoy your Christmas. 

    To keep the party spirit going you can choose from the 2, 3 or 4 night All Inclusive Christmas package or the new on Christmas Selection Box.  So to start, below is your detailed All Inclusive package programme with lots of delicious Scottish food, entertainment and as it is All Inclusive you can enjoy the free bar from 7-10pm. 

    Christmas Welcome – Tuesday 23rd December 2014

    • Enjoy your complimentary glass of chilled Bubbly on your first evening and meet fellow guests.
    • Unwind with a delicious 3 Course Scottish dinner with our complimentary wine selection.
    • Then enjoy traditional live entertainment & your free bar 7-10pm

    Christmas Eve – Wednesday 24th December

    • Wake up to the superb Full 54 choice Scottish Buffet Breakfast.
    • You can enjoy a relaxing lunch at the Hotel or a packed lunch if you prefer.
    • Put your feet up with your Afternoon Tea in the Lounge.
    • Freshly prepared delicious 3 Course Scottish Dinner again with wine.
    • Festive celebrations with your free bar from 7-10pm.
    • Live entertainment for you to enjoy, then off to Church for the Late Service.
    • A wee welcome back if you have been to Church with a warm bowl of homemade soup. 

    Christmas Day - 25th December - Santa comes to say Hello!

    • Christmas morning, a full hearty Scottish Breakfast with Bucks Fizz.  And maybe even a little surprise for you in the morning – it is a secret only the Elves know.
    • Mulled wine from 11.30am to keep you warm on Christmas Day.

    Christmas Day – from Lunch onwards

    • A mouth-watering traditional Christmas Lunch with Champagne to celebrate! 
    • Toast the Queens Speech on the Television in the Lounge with a dram!
    • Then more Afternoon Tea if you can fit it in!
    • Then it is time for your sumptuous Dressed Buffet Dinner with lots of choices for you & your free bar 7-10pm.
    • More live local entertainment to get your feet dancing until the wee small hours.

    Boxing Day – Friday 26th December

    • Wake up and feast on the full hot and cold Scottish Buffet Breakfast.
    • Choose from a relaxing lunch at the hotel or a packed lunch if you want to stretch your legs.
    • Test your knowledge with the fun filled afternoon Boxing Day Quiz.
    • Afternoon Tea is again served in the Lounge – ideal if you have been for an afternoon stroll.
    • Celebrate your Christmas with the final delicious 3 Course Dinner with complimentary wines.
    • Sit back and relax with your free bar from 7-10pm and the last evening of traditional live entertainment

    Farewell – Saturday 27th December

    • Before you go home enjoy the Full Scottish Buffet Breakfast one last time. 


    3 Easy Ways to Book your Christmas

    1. Web: Book online
    2. Call: us at the Palace on 01463 22 32 43 or
    3. Email: for us for details
    4.  Address: 8 Ness Walk, Inverness, IV3 5N
    Accommodation Special Offer
    Valid 30 Dec 2014 to 1 Jan 2015

    Celebrate your Hogmanay in style at the BEST WESTERN Palace Hotel & Spa

    The best place to celebrate New Year is in Scotland. And it’s even better when you make it a Highland Hogmanay!  To see in the bells for 2014 come and enjoy your Hogmanay Celebrations at the BEST WESTERN Palace Hotel & Spa, Inverness – it is a friendly and fun Hogmanay celebration.  For Hogmanay 2014 you’ll see below a detailed programme so you know what is included.  Now all you need to do is make sure you come and celebrate with your 3 night All Inclusive package here at the Palace.  This year you can even add on extra nights for the 2nd & 3rd January with a great Hogmanay Reviver offer and enjoy a free bottle of bubbly!

    Arrive - Tuesday 30th December

    • Relax when you arrive in your comfortable and stylish bedroom before the fun begins.
    • Uunwind with a glass of warm mulled wine or cider and mince pie and shortbread.
    • Enjoy your break with the Free bar between 7-10pm every night.  Choose from a selection of beers, spirits, wines and soft drinks.  No need to put your hand in your pocket for drinks.
    • Then enjoy your delicious 3 Course Table D’Hote Dinner to start your Hogmanay break with specially selected Patriarche Heritage Wines from France at your table each evening with dinner.
    • Entertainment for you.  Light entertainment on your 1st night so by the 31st December you’ll be ready for some excellent Highland Hogmanay entertainment and dancing.

    New Year’s Eve - Wednesday 31st December

    • Enjoy your superb hot and cold buffet breakfast.  There are 54 items on the buffet so there is something for everyone – great to wake up to before the festivities start later in the day.
    • Enjoy lunch at the hotel or if you’re away for the day no need to come back to the hotel as we’ll give you a specially prepared packed lunch to take away.
    • Help yourself to Mulled wine and cider to warm you up in the afternoon.
    • Afternoon tea with assorted cakes for you to relax, enjoy and socialise.
    • Fabulous 4 Course Hogmanay Dinner – superb selection of local Highland produce with your 4-course Hogmanay Menu. 
    • Hogmanay let the Celebrations begin – Enjoy your traditional Scottish Hogmanay with lots of dancing and parties until the wee small hours.  There’s Highland Dancers, Pipes and a fantastic atmosphere to see in the New Year.  And you can enjoy your free bar from 7-10pm.
    • Plus a free glass of Champagne & Whisky to welcome in the New Year.
    • And after the Bells have a nibble on home-made stovies and oatcakes.

    New Year’s Day – Thursday 1st January

    • New Years Morning breakfast is from 8-11am with a glass of Bucks Fizz to waken you up!
    • The New Year’s Day Buffet - the party keeps popping along from 1pm-3pm enjoy a delicious Buffet Lunch in the Brasserie with live entertainment – it makes for a fantastic atmosphere before your wee afternoon nap.  Plus the free bar is available during this time too!
    • New Year’s Day Quiz – wake up your general knowledge with this fun filled afternoon Quiz!
    • Afternoon tea with assorted cakes if you have space for any more!
    • Unwind with your delicious 3 Course Table D’Hote Dinner with specially selected Patriarche Heritage Wines from France before the party starts again! 
    • Then get your party shoes out again as your live Evening Entertainment starts the tunes going!  You can enjoy your favourite tipple with your free bar from 7-10pm.
    • Free Leisure Club membership – during the day relax by the pool in the 84 degree warmth just like Florida.
    • What’s not included?  Only a few, there are extra charges for single & river view rooms. Classic malts, Champagne & cocktails aren’t in the free bar.  Call charges, Starbucks, and Health and Beauty treatments are extra.  When you’re having a drink after 10pm it’s added to your room bill.

     3 Easy Ways to Book your Hogmanay Celebration

    1. Web: Book online
    2. Call: us at the Palace on 01463 22 32 43 or
    3. Email: for us for details
    4. Address: 8 Ness Walk, Inverness, IV3 5NG

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