Romantic Hotels in Scotland
Knockinaam Lodge - Spring Breaks
Sheltered by a horseshoe of wooded hills, and edged by a private beach on the coast of the Rhinns of Galloway, Sian and David Ibbotson’s 19th-century former hunting lodge is a popular choice for special occasions.
Pool House - 20% discount offer
Time for something completely different? On the shores of Loch Ewe, this ‘quirky’ guest house is run by two generations of the ‘charming’ Harrison family; it is filled with two generations of character and whimsy.
From £225 per night
The Rutland Hotel - Five Star Special Offer
Medical pioneer Sir Joseph Lister once lived in this 19th-century building steps from the top of Princes Street, but there’s nothing clinical about the voguish hotel that occupies it today.
From £120.00 per night
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. ‘A magical place,’ say guests in 2016.
The scene is pure theatre: the Scottish baronial mansion, built in 1834, with turrets, chimneys and crow-stepped gables, stands against a backdrop of Loch Awe. Inside, owner Bennie Gray, an antiques dealer, has filled the place with ‘eccentricity’ and ‘a pleasingly old-fashioned air of country house grandeur’.
From £217 per night
In a ‘remarkable’ setting on the remote west coast of Harris, this ‘peaceful’ whitewashed manse soothes frazzled souls with the ‘wonderfully laid-back, professional’ hospitality within.
From £235 per night
‘An orgy for the senses’, James Thomson’s opulently decorated baroque mansion, next to Royal Holyrood Park, is a more-is-more celebration of gilded furniture, lavish flower arrangements, swags, velvets and brocades, leather-panelled rooms and black-kilted staff.
From £335 per night
The Witchery by the Castle
Fall under the thrall of this dramatic restaurant-with-suites by the gates of Edinburgh Castle, where bewitching candlelit rooms, secret doors, and plenty of nooks and crannies fill the conjoined 16th- and 17th-century buildings.
In large gardens overlooking the bay, Kevin and Julie Oliphant’s small hotel is in the only village on the small Hebridean Isle of Coll.
From £70 per night
Kilmichael Country House
This hotel closed on September 25th, 2016 after publication of the new 2017 edition of the Good Hotel Guide.
From £98 per night
There’s a swish sense of fun at this playful hotel in New Town, its restrained Georgian exterior giving way to spirited prints, jewel tones and mirror-ball surfaces.
Heritage melds with modern at this revamped Georgian house, in the hip and happening Stockbridge neighbourhood.
From £150.00 per night