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The best boutique & luxury hotels in Scotland

The best boutique & luxury hotels in Scotland

Looking for a boutique or luxury hotel in Scotland? From chic boutiques and country houses to the best five-star hotels, here is love From Scotland’s favourite luxury hotels, Scotland. They have all been tried and tested by us, so you are guaranteed a truly fabulous place to stay in Scotland.

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The Torridon, Torridon

On Scotland’s wild west coast, underneath imposing mountains, is the tiny village of Torridon. Sitting on the edge of the deep sea loch is the Torridon Hotel – a luxury hotel in the most dramatic of locations. With its own herd of highland coos and a frankly incredible whisky bar, the hotel also runs its own activity centre, offering daily outdoor adventures. Fancy canoeing on Loch Torridon, gorge scrambling, archery on the lawn, or shooting clays out across the bay? It is the highlands of Scotland version of a spa!

Book: The Torridon Hotel

The Three Chimneys and House Over By, Isle of Skye

There are few places in Scotland with a longer and more illustrious foodie history than The Three Chimneys on the Isle of Skye – but with a six-hour drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow and three hours to the closest airport, you need to make an effort for your dinner.

However, on arrival at this string of tiny whitewashed croft cottages perched out on the banks of Loch Dunvegan in one of the remotest areas of Skye your efforts are seriously rewarded. The rooms next door to the Three Chimneys in The House Over By are all suites with views over the loch, Scandinavian shabby-chic style and bathrooms large enough to live in. Book in for the whole shebang – it’s worth it.

Book: The Three Chimneys 

Three Chimneys House Over By Skye

Monachyle Mhor and Mhor 84, Perthshire

Best described as cool and quirky, along with being dog friendly, Monachyle Mhor has held a reputation as one of Scotland’s best hotels for decades. Leave the roaring traffic on the A84 behind and follow the long and winding lochside road to reach a beautifully pink boutique hotel overlooking Loch Voil and Loch Doine under towering Munros above. 

Book: Monachyle Mhor

The little sister to Monachyle Mhor, Mhor 84 offers most bodge city-chic rooms with fabulously comfy beds in a refurbished roadside inn. With a gorgeous candlelit dining room, Mhor 84 also offers up a foodie heaven of all day dishes including tasty breakfasts and cakes once named checked in the Michelin Guide.

Book: Mhor 84

Perthshire - Loch Voil

Inver restaurant and bothies, Argyll

On the beautiful banks of Loch Fyne in Argyll is Inver, one of Scotland’s best restaurants with rooms. The only restaurant in Scotland with a green Michelin star, dinner at Inver is a 6-course tasting menu that takes you from the restaurant’s cottage garden, through this season’s delights to locally produced heritage meats such as local Loch Lomond blackface lamb. 

Inver’s ‘bothies’ have super king-size beds and huge ensuite bathrooms, are chock full of Scottish design touches and have picture windows to take in the fabulosu views.

Read more: Inver Restaurant and Bothies

Ballintaggart Farm and the Grandtully Hotel, Perthshire

The Grandtully Hotel and Ballintaggart Farm are foodie boltholes in the heart of Perthshire on the banks of the famous River Tay. With fabulous food and cocktails across both sites, check in for a cooking class at Ballintaggart Farm, a six course tasting supper at the Grantully Hotel or a farm to fork dinner in the bar. 

At Ballintaggart, the Farmhouse sleeps up to 14, whilst the Steading is perfect for couples. Then there is East End Cottage, perfect for families or those with pups. At the Hotel, there are 8 rooms to choose from, so you can roll upstairs from your dinner!

Book: Ballintaggart

The Meikleour Arms Hotel, Perthshire

In the heart of eastern Perthshire (otherwise known as Cataran Country) is the wonderful boutique Meikleour Arms Hotel and restaurant. Built in 1820 as a coaching inn for those travelling from Edinburgh to Inverness, and then a fishing lodge, the Meikleor Arms Hotel now has 11 bedrooms in the main hotel, cottages in the stables and steading, and a lovely French-Scottish farm to fork restaurant, the hotel is a great spot from which to explore eastern Perthshire.

Book: Meikleour Arms Hotel 

Portavadie, Loch Fyne

On Scotland’s west coast, the spectacular Loch Fyne stretches from the pretty town of Inveraray to the stunning Ostel Bay – and right out to sea. Whilst the western bank of the loch is much visited by those travelling to the popular Kintyre Peninsula and Islay and the southern Hebrides, the eastern bank of the loch is still mostly untouched by tourism.

Want to really get away from it all? Then head to the very edge of Loch Fyne and the Portavadie Marina and Spa, a marina resort with a quite unbelievable view on Argyll’s ‘Secret Coast’.

Book: Portavadie

More luxury Hotels in Scotland

  • Gleneagles, Perthshire – situated amidst picturesque countryside, Gleneagles is a legendary five-star luxury hotel and resort. Known for its world-class golf courses, it offers elegant rooms, fine dining, a luxurious spa, outdoor activities, and impeccable service.
  • Killiehuntly Farmhouse, the Cairngorms – a beautiful guesthouse and cottages in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.
  • Killiecrankie House, Pitlochry – a fine dining restaurant with rooms in Highland Perthshire. Book in for the chefs table! Killiecrankie has been voted the Scottish restaurant of the year for the past two years
  • The Fife Arms Braemar – a fabulous and very swanky Art Hotel in Royal Deeside with a stunning interior and access to the stunning Cairngorms.
  • The Dundonald, Culross – a lovely B&B in an 1850s coach house at the heart of Outlander favourite and National Trust village of Culross in West Fife.
  • Glenmorangie House, Tain – owned by the Glenmorangie Distillery, this hotel has six double en-suite bedrooms and three cottages – all decorated to involve the flavours of Glenmorangie Whisky!
  • Foyers Lodge, Loch Ness – offering adults only accommodation in a beautifully restored Victorian house on the banks of Loch Ness
  • The Taybank, Dunkeld – sitting on the river in the pretty town of Dunkeld is the Taybank – a Hotel, Restaurant & Bar, with lovely dog friendly rooms.
  • Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa – on the banks of Loch Fyne is this fab hotel and spa with views over the water and a lovely restaurant walkable to the pretty town of Inveraray.
  • The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links – set on the beautiful Isle of Islay, The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links is committed to sustainability and responsible tourism. It features an eco-friendly design, energy-efficient systems, and an organic kitchen garden.
  • Kylesku Hotel– a popular stop on the NC500, the Kylesku Hotel is famous for its seafood restaurant
  • Cromlix, Dunblane – Owned by tennis champion Andy Murray, Cromlix is a luxurious country house hotel set in 34 acres of private woodland. With spacious suites, gourmet dining, a private chapel, and outdoor activities, it offers a tranquil and exclusive retreat.
  • Crossbasket Castle, Blantyre – Crossbasket Castle is a beautifully restored 17th-century castle hotel located near Glasgow. It offers luxurious accommodations, fine dining, and impeccable service.
  • Rocpool Reserve Hotel & Chez Roux, Inverness – a stylish boutique hotel in Inverness, offering luxurious rooms, a renowned restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Albert Roux, and a spa.

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