In the heart of the town, on the banks of the River Ness, Rocpool has a contemporary design…
Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa
“Smart hotel with extensive leisure facilities near town” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
The Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel and Spa is set on the north side of the River Ness, close to the Eden Court theatre and a short walk from the town centre, this hotel has a contemporary look. The bedrooms are comfortable and modern some of which look out onto the River Ness and Inverness Castle. Refurbished open plan public areas feature Starbucks freshly ground coffee and extensive leisure facilities. Dogs can be accommodated on request for a nightly fee. The hotel has enjoyed extensive refurbishment since 2021 with the exterior recently been given a cleaning face lift after over 100 years.
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Facilities – at a glance
Electric vehicle charging
- En-suite rooms annex: 22
- En-suite rooms: 110
- Family rooms: 5
- Bedrooms Ground: 2
- Free TV
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Indoor Pool
- Gym available
- Spa Available
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 38
- Accessible bedrooms: 3
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £89.90
- Double room, minimum price: £109.90
- Open all year
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About the area
Apart from the Orkneys and the Shetlands, Highland is Scotland’s northernmost county. Probably its most famous feature is the mysterious and evocative Loch Ness, allegedly home to an ancient monster that has embedded itself in the world’s modern mythology, and the region’s tourist industry. Monster or no, Loch Ness is beautiful and it contains more water than all the lakes and reservoirs in England and Wales put together. The loch is 24 miles long, one mile wide and 750 feet deep, making it one of the largest bodies of fresh water in Europe.
At the very tip of the Highlands is John o’ Groats, said to be named after a Dutchman, Jan de Groot, who lived here in the early 16th century and operated a ferry service across the stormy Pentland Firth to Orkney. In fact, the real northernmost point of the British mainland is Dunnet Head, whose great cliffs rise imposingly above the Pentland Firth some two miles further north than John o’ Groats.
The Isle of Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. Its name is Norse, meaning ‘isle of clouds’, and the southwestern part of the island has some of the heaviest rainfall on the whole of the British coast. Despite this, it’s the most visited of all the islands of the Inner Hebrides. It’s dominated from every view by the high peaks of the Cuillins, which were only conquered towards the end of the 19th century.
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