Hotels for Christmas in Scotland

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Christmas is an increasingly popular time for hotel breaks, so whether you’re planning to celebrate Christmas in Scotland quietly or with a bang, here are our recommended hotels for the festive period.

10 of the best hotels for Christmas in Scotland

Hotels for Christmas in Scotland

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Killiecrankie Hotel

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Pitlochry

‘Strongly endorsed’ by trusted readers on a return visit, this ‘wonderful’ whitewashed 1840s dower house at the end of a tree-lined drive displays ‘impressive, unchanging excellence’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • wi-fi
  • country_house
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Shieldaig Lodge

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Gairloch

Stone eagles mark your arrival at the gates of Nick and Charlotte Dent’s ‘impressive’ Victorian hunting lodge, down a single-track road, its lawns lapped by Loch Gairloch.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • tennis
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wi-fi
  • historic
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • gourmet
  • for_wine-lovers
  • honeymoon
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • bird_watching
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • seaside
  • golf
  • horse_riding
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wheelchair_accessible
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The Dunstane Houses

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Edinburgh

Heathery tones and tweedy fabrics bring a breath of fresh Orkney air to this family-run hotel in two Victorian villas just outside the city centre.
  • boutique
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • baby-friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
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Balcary Bay Hotel

Balcary Bay Hotel

Auchencairn

In a ‘wonderful setting’ on the shores of the Solway Firth, Graeme Lamb’s hotel affords spectacular views across the water to Hestan Isle and the peaks of the Lake District.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled
  • good_value
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • disabled_facilities
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The Airds Hotel

The Airds Hotel

Port Appin

‘A real star, we enjoyed our stay,’ enthuse Guide regulars, who visited several hotels on either side of this year’s Scottish cruise. ‘It was by far our favourite.’
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • activities
  • wi-fi
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • for_wine-lovers
  • horse_riding
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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge

Portpatrick

‘A very special place,’ say guests in 2019, of Sian and David Ibbotson’s Victorian hunting lodge overlooking the Irish Sea. ‘The accommodating hosts went out of their way, more than once, to ensure we had a terrific time.’
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • view
  • wi-fi
  • seaside
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • fishing
  • golf
  • for_wine-lovers
  • child_friendly
  • cycling
  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
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Prestonfield

Prestonfield

Edinburgh

‘Dr Johnson and Mr James Boswell dine here tomorrow – which they did and I gave Mr Johnson rhubarb seeds and some melon.’ Here is Sir Alexander Dick, Laird of Prestonfield, writing of visitors to his 17th-century mansion at the foot of Arthur’s Seat.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • golf
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • for_wine-lovers
  • gourmet
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • horse_riding
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The Bonnie Badger

The Bonnie Badger

Gullane

Michelin-starred and Bibbed Edinburgh chef Tom Kitchin and wife, Michaela, have transformed the old Golf Inn in this coastal village into a cutting-edge gastropub-with-rooms.
  • celebrity_chef
  • wildlife_watching
  • wi-fi
  • seaside
  • outdoor_dining
  • golf
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • pub_with_rooms
  • weddings
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Cringletie House

Cringletie House

Peebles

A ‘little jewel’ in a secluded setting, this small baronial mansion is enveloped by sweeping manicured lawns within acres of woodland.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • fishing
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • baby-friendly
  • parking
  • horse_riding
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The Fife Arms

The Fife Arms

Braemar

At every turn, contemporary artwork, artefacts, taxidermy specimens and striking features catch the eye in this imposing 19th-century coaching inn.
  • wi-fi
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • garden
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • boutique
  • pub_with_rooms

More best Christmas hotels in Scotland

Hotels for Christmas in Scotland

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Tigerlily
Tigerlily, Edinburgh
Refreshingly spirited, this hotel in an elegant Georgian house in the heart of New Town does not go in for half measures.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • baby-friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly

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Last updated: December 15, 2019