1) The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh
Centrally located on the Scottish capital’s main thoroughfare, the Balmoral makes the ideal base for exploring one of Europe’s most photogenic cities. The five star Balmoral once known as the ‘North British Hotel,’ offers luxurious accomodation, and facilities including Scotland’s only Bollinger champagne bar, a full gym, 15 metre swimming pool, spa, and Michelin starred dining.
2) The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh
Awarded the honour of being the ‘4th Most Romantic Destination in the World’ by the Independent newspaper, the Witchery is obviously something special. With luxurious Gothic style rooms, the Witchery not only offers unique style, but also an unbeatable location. The hotel is located on the Royal Mile, literally a stone’s throw away from Edinburgh’s main attraction – the castle.
3) Isle of Eriska Hotel, Near Oban
The luxurious Isle of Eriska hotel, is located around 12 miles north of Oban, and close to some of the best scenery that Scotland has to offer – making it an ideal base for touring the rugged Scottish Highlands. This award winning hotel is located on it’s own private island, and offers a spa, plus a fantastic range of activities including, golf, shooting, and sailing. Further evidence of a top end hotel, can be found in it’s Michelin Star rated restaurant.
4) Mar Hall, Bishopton
Handily located within easy reach of Glasgow Airport, Mar Hall offers luxury accommodation close to Scotland’s largest and most vibrant city. In 2004, the hotel owners transformed this 19th Century baronial mansion house into a 5 star luxury hotel, in a no expenses spared renovation. The hotel can claim famous guests such as Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams, backing up it’s luxury credentials.
5) Tigerlily, Edinburgh
The Tigerlily is a relative new addition to the Edinburgh hotel scene, offering 33 individually designed rooms, earning it the reputation as one of the most style conscious hotels in the Capital. The TigerLily is located on George Street in Edinburgh’s New Town close to the city’s main commercial district, an packed with shops, bars and eateries.
6) Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow
A favourite with celebrities, Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens is located in Glasgow’s trendy West End – a Victorian area featuring great architecture, pubs, restaurants, parks and museums. The city centre is also easily reached from here, and is only around 10 minutes away in a taxi. The hotel has the feel of an opulent Victorian country house, and offers award winning dining, gym and spa facilities.
7) Rocpool Reserve, Inverness
Rocpool Reserve is a luxury hotel located in Inverness, a small city regarded by many as the ‘Capital of the Highlands.’ It’s location is ideal for those wanting the best of both world’s, i.e. the stunning scenery of the Scottish Highlands, plus the added conveniences of a modern town. The Rocpool is a 5 star boutique hotel offering luxury accommodation and fine dining, in a stunningly renovated Georgian mansion house.
8) Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder
You know that there must be something special about a hotel when it has it’s own railway station. Located halfway between Stirling and Perth, Gleneagles, the home of championship golf is one such hotel. Gleneagles offers 5 star luxury with spa facilities, 3 championship golf courses, and award winning Scottish dining.
9) The Howard, Edinburgh
Located on a Georgian terrace, in Edinburgh’s New Town, the Howard offers 18 luxury rooms with 5 star service. A unique feature of the Howard, is the team of 18 ‘personal butlers’ who will assist you on a variety of tasks during your stay. Whether you need your car parked, or even your evening attire ironed for you, one of the butlers will oblige!
10) Glencoe House, Glencoe
Glencoe House is literally located in the ‘Heart of the Highlands’, making it the ultimate location for those seeking a tranquil and stress free break. The mansion house was once home to Lord Strathcona, and now offers 5 star suite style accommodation. For those seeking a bit of luxury and world class scenery, Glencoe House beckons.