If you've got the money to boast about, or if you're just a fancy dream, Scotland has a number of top luxury hotels to suit its breathtaking scenery. Here are ten of the best. Some of these are famous names I have heard about, and some may not. They are all among the most luxurious accommodations you will find in Scotland.
The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa
This privately owned hotel on the outskirts of Aberdeen is located in the center of 11 acres of forestland and is a wonderful blend of traditional and contemporary. The spa features aromatherapy, massage and body treatments, while hunting, shooting and fishing are available in local areas through hotel agents. There is a strong emphasis on local and regional cuisine at Marcliffe Conservatory, with lunch often served outdoors in the summer. It is a hotel that focuses heavily on comfort and relaxation.
This is an authentic Scottish country house hotel, stylish with an old romantic story. The Kinloch House is located just a few kilometers outside the town of Blighgury in the countryside of Berthshire in 25 acres of land. This family-run hotel has a popular meeting and business venue. The rooms echo the days of the Victorian era as a luxury sports lodge, with intricate period details and lavish furnishings. His restaurant is believed to be among the best restaurants in Berthshire, with high quality local source ingredients always on the menu.
A famous name in Scottish accommodation, like a couple of other hotels on this list, has a strong golf association, having hosted four open tournaments in the course overlooking it. The Turnberry Hotel in Ayrshire has won numerous awards, including the Scottish Hotel of the Year and the Golf Tourism Scotland Award. It has a strong Edwardian character, with rooms offering stunning views across the golf course and the Firth of Clyde. There is also a luxury spa with a 20-meter pool, fitness studio, sauna and steam room.
2121 Restaurant with Rooms
Something a bit different – 2121, located in Edinburgh, a Michelin-starred restaurant that sports four things. Each room has a different theme and offers great views of the capital of Scotland. In addition to the Michelin Star Award, the hotel has received numerous awards for its food and accommodation such as AA, National Restaurant Awards, Scottish Tourism Board, and Scottish Style Awards.
Old Course Hotel
Golf in Makkah Scotland (but it is the home of the game) is St. Andrews, and like the Turnberry Hotel you will find here another great hotel located next to another famous golf course. The Old Course has a restaurant with 3 AA rosette as well as many well-known (but less formal) bars and restaurants. There are 144 beautifully appointed rooms, including 35 suites, featuring other luxurious touches, silk-lined walls, and some have private balconies. The luxury hotel spa features a 20-meter pool with waterfalls, a hydrotherapy pool, a rooftop hot tub, steam room and sauna.
The Witchery by the Castle
At the top of the Royal Mile in the Old Town of Edinburgh, hidden among the jamming of historic buildings, you'll find these little gems. Established in 1979 in the basement of an abandoned building then, like the reputation "Magic" has been built over the years that it is said to be "almost as famous as the castle itself." Her reputation is built on an excellent restaurant, boasting the best Scottish cuisine, which has proved very successful with locals, not to mention a large number of celebrities. The eight attractive suites have been described as "one of the seven wonders of the hotel world", each of which is unique, full of antiques and historical equipment. This is a place to stay like no other.
Loch Ness Lodge
Recently received a small hotel award in the UK and Ireland, this exclusive and intimate place is situated on the shores of Lake Loch Ness, just a few miles from the village of Dromnadruchit. It is especially geared towards romantic escapes, weddings and small parties . The rooms are individually designed and inspired by the natural surroundings of the hostel. There is excellent luxury food, where the hotel always seeks local, organic and morally sourced products, while the garden has its own kitchen. Many local activities, including canoeing, fishing, archery and pony rides, are easily accessible, and you will definitely find it nowhere more luxurious to stay in the Nessie fishing spot!
Popular name at this Scottish hotel, the world-famous Spa & Golf is located on 850 acres in Perthshire. The hotel has 232 carefully designed rooms, with a traditional or modern choice, while 26 suites are also available, one of which is the upper, the Royal Lochanger Suite, the absolute last word in luxury. The hotel's spa features an incredible experience and has been designed to be the quieter place. In addition, there are 2 swimming pools, gyms, saunas and a Turkish bath. The outdoor activities offered include shooting, fishing, equestrian, 4 × 4 driving and of course, golf – Glen Eagles has three tournament cycles and is scheduled to host the Ryder Cup in 2014.
If you want to stay In a castle in Scotland, here's how to do it in style! Inverlochy is just outside Fort William, a stunning hotel and restaurant located in the finest settings, between valleys and mountains in the West Highlands. In her former life as a private residence in the 19th century, Queen Victoria spent a week here, and as a hotel, she retains much of Victoria's luxury. There are 17 individually designed and allowed rooms, all very spacious and luxuriously equipped, with amenities including a laptop with internet access and a personal safe. The restaurant is internationally recognized and boasts a Michelin star. Country-level sports can be enjoyed at 75,000 acres at Achnacarry Estate, golf courses at the 18-hole Fort William Stadium, mountain biking and winter sports at nearby Nevis Range.
Of course if you prefer castles of your hotels in southern Scotland, the Ayrshire village of Ballantrae should be accurate, and this one might fit the bill. Glenapp Castle, like Inverlochy above, is an incredibly luxurious and luxurious Scottish hotel. To give you some ideas, even the smallest of the 17 individually designed rooms are large (198 square feet) and have an original fireplace with real flame. The hotel features one Michelin star and four AA Rosettes for its luxurious restaurant, with a focus on local high quality Ayrshire products. 36 acres of gardens are available exclusively for guests, who can also enjoy access to a nearby private spa.