Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa and Island

Rumble across a bridge at the mouth of Loch Creran to reach this ‘simply faultless’ Victorian baronial mansion, a luxury spa hotel, with a Michelin-starred restaurant, on a private pleasure island. More

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Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa and Island
Benderloch
Eriska
Argyll and Bute
PA37 1SD
Scotland
01631 720371
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

25. 5 spa suites, 2 garden cottages, 2 Hilltop Reserves, some on ground floor, 2 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except Jan.

Facilities

drawing room, reception room, main hall, library, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, leisure centre, heated swimming pool (17 by 6 metres), gym, sauna, treatments, wedding facilities, tennis, 350-acre private island, 6-hole par 22 golf course.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed (special evening meal arrangements), no under-5s in leisure centre.

Dogs

allowed, not in public rooms or spa suites.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £350–£480, D,B&B £450–£580. Set dinner £55. 2-night min. stay, ‘with rare exceptions’.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Rumble across a bridge at the mouth of Loch Creran to reach this ‘simply faultless’ Victorian baronial mansion, a luxury spa hotel with a Michelin-starred restaurant, on a private pleasure island. ‘A magical place,’ say guests in 2016. ‘In heavy rain and high winds, log fires in the public rooms meant there wasn’t a hint of chilliness. The attentive staff were devoted to making sure we had a wonderful time.’ (In finer weather, there’s much outdoor diversion: croquet, golf, archery, kayaking; walks ‘till you meet the sea’.) Bedrooms are ‘well furnished’; for extra space and seclusion, choose one with a private garden. ‘Our comfortable superior room had a modern country house theme; an adequate, though dated, bathroom with posh toiletries. Nice touches: comforting hot-water bottles at turn-down; early-morning tea or coffee; a free daily newspaper of our choice.’ In the dining room, sample new chef Paul Leonard’s ‘exceptional, inventive take on Scottish ingredients’, perhaps Scrabster halibut or Mallaig langoustines, all with ‘good vegetable accompaniments’. (David Birnie)

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Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa and Island
Benderloch
Eriska
Argyll and Bute
PA37 1SD

Guest comments

'Wonderful views and facilities with pool golf and great walks on the beach and surrounding woods. Food is fantastic and dealt with my lactose intolerance euthbapparantv ease. This included afternoon teas with cakes. Great cocktails and wines. The room was relaxing. ' - Helen Crookston - July, 2016
'An excellent and very enjoyable visit. Log fires kept the hall and lounges warm. Our bedroom was large, warm and comfortable. They did everything they could to make this a homely and luxurious Christmas stay. The food was excellent. ' - David Birnie - December, 2015
'Unusual place. On an island connected by chain bridge to mainland. Victorian Baronial rooms comfortable bathrooms elegant. Food superb, staff very professional. Dogs are only allowed in bedroom and nowhere in public areas. ' - susan chait - May, 2014

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