Best Western Palace Hotel & Spa


Best Western Palace Hotel & Spa


The Best Western Palace Hotel and Spa is nestled on the banks of the River Ness and the hotel is a collection of Victorian properties and a modern garden cottage just moments away from Inverness city centre.


Dating back to the 1890’s this hotel is in the heart of the Highlands and effortlessly combines period architecture with contemporary design. The Bar and Brasserie offers sophisticated dining and is also the perfect place for afternoon tea or a pre-dinner cocktail. Eight on the River is a stylish and modern dining experience using local produce with stunning views across the river and Inverness Castle. The Palace Leisure Club boasts a 50 foot indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna as well as a fitness suite with a range of latest gym equipment. The Sleeping Beauty Spa offers a wide variety of treatments to indulge in.


There are 110 ensuite bedrooms at the hotel, divided into two categories; period and contemporary. Period rooms are steeped in history, all of unique sizes with high ceilings, period features and lots of character. You can choose from a classic or river view. The contemporary rooms have recently undergone a stylish make over and have refurbished bathrooms. The Cottage at the Palace offers cosy double rooms which are ideal for the shorter stay or city break. Family rooms are spacious and comfortably sleep 2 adults and 2 children.

• Wi-Fi • tea/coffee tray • flat screen TV • Dog friendly – ask for more details

Room choices

  • Cosy Double
  • Period (Classic or River view)
  • Contemporary (Classic)


PRICING in Cosy Double, Bed and Breakfast

Low season Mid season High season Peak season
3 Nights
7 Nights
£ 565
£ 834
£ 611
£ 941
£ 779
£ 1,334
£ 827
£ 1,444
2021 Dates
Jan – Feb
Nov – Dec
Mar – Apr May – Jul
Sep – Oct

A SELECTION OF GUIDE PRICES per person (based on two adults sharing) in £ with flights from London Gatwick to Inverness. Other dates of travel, room types, half-board and single occupancy will be quoted on request. For further flight and ferry information please give us a call.



How to get there

By Plane – There are numerous regional direct flight options into many of Scotland’s main airports. See below for some of the main routes on offer with various airlines:

  • Flying into Edinburgh from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, East Midlands, Exeter, London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and Luton), Manchester Norwich and Southampton
  • Flying into Glasgow from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, East Midlands, Exeter, London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Southend and Luton), Manchester Norwich and Southampton
  • Flying into Aberdeen from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, London (Heathrow and Southend), Manchester and Newcastle
  • Flying into Inverness from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, London (Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton), Manchester and Norwich
  • Flying into Kirkwall (Orkney) from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Manchester and Sumburgh
  • Flying into Sumburgh (Shetland) from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Kirkwall and Manchester

By Ferry – There are numerous smaller ferry routes within Scotland and too many to list here – call us for more details

Top tips

  • There always seems to be a festival happening, certainly in the capital Edinburgh. We recommend you visit the following website to see what coincides with your stay
  • Puffins can be seen on the Scottish islands from early April through to early August
  • Many of our hotels, particularly in the highlands, are dog friendly. Ask us for more information on taking your pet pooch with you.
  • There are many small fantastic driving routes which can be done in a day from lots of different cities in Scotland. We recommend hiring a car for the duration or for part of your stay so you can explore at your own leisure. Suggestions include: The Forth Valley Route from Edinburgh, The Castle Trail from Aberdeen and the Road to the Isles from Fort William.
  • Let us enhance your stay by booking some of the must see attractions in each of your holiday destinations. Ask us for more details.

When To Go

Being a relatively small country it is surprising how much the climate can change from one region to another and add to that how unpredictable it can be, you will often experience all four seasons in one day!

Summer (June-August) – These are normally the warmest months in Scotland and due to the high latitude the summer days are long with often extended twilight. The northern islands normally enjoy about four hours more daylight at midsummer than London. Average maximum temperatures range from 15 – 17 degrees Celsius.

Autumn (September-November) – Travelling to Scotland during the autumn months is a colourful experience as the trees change to eye-catching and vibrant autumnal colours. A great time for photography and woodland walks. Average maximum temperatures range from 8 – 14 degrees Celsius

Winter (December-February) – Temperatures drop considerably to an average maximum temperatures of 5 degrees Celsius and considerably lower in the highlands. Snow falls for much of this period making it the perfect time for a winter sports break. It also the best time to experience Scotland’s designated dark sky areas and take part in astronomy.

Spring (March-May) – One of our favourite time’s to visit. Flowers are in full bloom and the wildlife is starting to stir following the cold winter months. Average maximum temperatures range from 7 – 13 degrees Celsius and you may experience a shower or two but hotel rates are generally cheaper.