The Top Five Luxury Hotels in Scotland

Sunrise at Quiraing, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Known for its scenic landscapes and servings of haggis, Scotland is a once in a lifetime holiday destination. Surrounded by the wilderness and mountains, Scotland is highly cultured, with something for everyone to do and see. The country boasts a long standing history, dating back as far as the days of Roman settlements, which is evident through the many castles you are able to visit. On your holiday to Scotland, you will be able to experience the Gaelic language, the famous sound of the bagpipes and be able to be immersed in Scotland’s born and bred monster Nessie, rumored to have lived in the highland waters.

But with the wide array of things to experience, finding somewhere nice to stay can make or break your overall traveling experience. This can especially be an issue if you prefer to stay in the comfort of a high quality hotel that offers a five star service, since it can be difficult to know where to find such places. To help you out, below are five luxury hotels in Scotland to consider using while on your holiday in Scotland.

Nira Caledonia – Starting price – $238.96

Nira Caledonia

Located at the heart of the city center in Edinburgh, Nira Caledonia is a luxury hotel that is both contemporary and bohemian in its decor. Whether you decide to have a single or an executive suite, each room is stylized uniquely, with each room offering free Wi-Fi, a coffee machine and even a docking station your I-pod. The hotel is also home to Black Wood’s Bar and Grill which serves traditional Scottish cuisine, using natural and organic ingredients.

Room service runs 24 hours a day, and offers a wide range of specialist packages to suit your holiday needs. The five star hotel has also won numerous awards, including the 2015 ‘Best City Hotel in Scotland’ award. The hotel is also one of the few hotels which continue to offer a budget friendly chauffeur transport to take you to and from the airport. Holiday packages include a night to celebrate your birthday in luxury, offering complimentary champagne, flowers and even a night in the one of the best executive rooms the hotel has available.

The Howard – Starting price- $183.21

The Howard

If you would rather stay in a hotel away from the city, then you will love The Howard hotel. Also located in Edinburgh, the hotel is far more discreetly located than Nira Caledonia, and is close to the new town. 18 Georgian style rooms are available, each uniquely named after streets in Edinburgh. All rooms are en suite and suitable for both romantic getaways and family holidays. The high point of staying in this hotel are the friendly butlers on hand to pack and unpack your luggage, removing the stress of having to check in and out. The hotel also provides afternoon tea, as well as lunch and dinner at their state of the art Atholl restaurant. 24 hour room service is also available, as well as a spa package, which allows you to use the spa and enjoy a Scottish breakfast each morning you stay. If you are planning on going on holiday with more than 34 people, you could also take advantage out of their exclusive hire package, which allows you and your guests to have the hotel completely to yourself, as well as help you in devising your own specialist holiday itinerary.

Cameron House – Starting price – $411.55

Cameron House

Located in Loch Lomond, Cameron House is a state of the art hotel, which prides itself in offering high quality hospitality. Each room contains a flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and fluffy bathrobes, which help you to relax and unwind in style. The hotel also offers specialist family rooms, which include a specialist bunk room for your children, as well as an additional flat screen TV. The hotel also has a conveniently located golf course, as well as private tuition if you’re interested in learning how to play golf. Cameron House also has a fully equipped spa, offering seventeen treatments including mineral baths and massages. And if you plan on having a getaway around Christmas time, Cameron House offers a festival package which will allow your children to meet Santa, as well as enjoy a well cooked Christmas dinner. Not just that, but the hotel is conveniently located near Stirling Castle and the Blair Drummond Safari Park.

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel – Starting price- $216


One of the finest hotels that St Andrews has to offer, Rusacks is known for it’s stylish decor, and is located just a short distance away from the West Sands beach,where Chariots Of Fire was filmed. Each room is equipped with a flat screen TV, luxury toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities, and range from ‘classic’ to ‘senior’ suite rooms. The hotel is home to the Rocca restaurant which serves up Italian cuisine,as well as traditional Scottish grilled fish. Not only that, but Ru-Sacks also offers a two night New Years package, filled with live DJ entertainment, a four course meal at the Rocca Restaurant, and even a glass of champagne upon arriving at the reception. The hotel also allows you to bring your own dogs along with you at the hotel, and also you’ll be able to use the parking lot for free.

Gleneagles hotel – Starting price- $550.46

Gleneagles hotel

Located in Auchterarder, near to the city of Sterling, Gleneagles hotel is surrounded by stunning scenery and nature. All bedrooms contain free Wi-Fi, and are both spacious and traditional in decor. From estate rooms to family rooms, they’re suitable for a wide array of budgets and holiday arrangements. The hotel also has a wide variety of restaurants on sites to accommodate any dietary needs you have and also have a fully accessible ‘club’ that allows you to take a swim, unwind or even get your daily dose of exercise! If you also require a babysitter whilst on your travels, the hotel can arrange for this using their partner company ‘Little Royals’. Founded in 1924, Gleneagles hotel has been at the forefront of offering a luxurious hospitality experience and continue to the standards high for five star hotels alike.

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