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.

Hotels for Christmas in Scotland

Featured hotels with Special Offers

Hotels for Christmas in Scotland

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Special offer
Killiecrankie Hotel

Killiecrankie Hotel - '30% off Third Night' Special Offer

Pitlochry

This 1840s dower house at the end of a tree-lined drive is a tranquil escape brimming with tartan, that feels particularly festive at Christmas.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • wi-fi
  • country_house
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Blackaddie House

Blackaddie House - Two Night Signature Tasting Menu Getaway Special Offer

Sanquhar

Sweet flows Rabbie Burns’s beloved River Nith, past the garden of an old manse that the poet knew well. Owned by Jane and Ian McAndrew, it is swept up from the Shortlist on a wave of reader approval.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • view
  • fishing
  • with_cooking_school
  • wi-fi
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • baby-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • for_wine-lovers
  • golf
  • electric_charging_point
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Shieldaig Lodge

Shieldaig Lodge - Food Lover's Package

Gairloch

A Victorian hunting lodge on the edge of Loch Gairloch, Shieldaig Lodge is enchanting and Christmas here is all about peace, tranquility, log fires and snow covered woods.
  • 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

The Dunstane Houses - 10% off city break Special Offer

Edinburgh

This luxury boutique hotel is a magical place at any time of year, but at Christmas The Dunstane Houses takes on all the charm of this historic city.
  • boutique
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • baby-friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
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The Airds Hotel

The Airds Hotel

Port Appin

On the West Coast of Scotland, The Airds Hotel is surrounded by one of the region’s most exquisite nature spots, offering plenty of outdoor pursuits to work up an appetite on Christmas Day.
  • 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 Victorian hunting lodge overlooking the Irish Sea, Knockinaam Lodge celebrates Christmas complete with a traditional Christmas lunch, boardgames, Boxing Day suppers, long walks and plenty of time for a good snooze
  • 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
25% voucher
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Kilcamb Lodge

Kilcamb Lodge

Strontian

‘They make you feel welcome and at home’ at Sally and David Ruthven-Fox’s dog-friendly hotel ‘by the shores of Loch Sunart and surrounded by hills’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Kinloch Lodge

Kinloch Lodge

Sleat

‘The welcome was superb, the setting magical, the staff were friendly and helpful,’ writes a reader in 2019, of Lord and Lady Macdonald’s former hunting lodge on the shores of Loch Na Dal.
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • honeymoon
  • fishing
  • garden
  • wi-fi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • disabled_facilities
  • child_friendly
  • with_cooking_school
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • great_breakfast
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Douneside House

Douneside House

Tarland

‘Top of the range in every respect.’ Much praise from a Guide stalwart after this year's visit to the MacRobert Trust’s ‘wonderful’ hotel bordering the Cairngorms national park.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • baby-friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegan-friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
10% discount voucher
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The Balmoral

The Balmoral

Edinburgh

An Edinburgh icon for over a century, this Victorian railway stop-over is today a thoroughly 21st-century hotel.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • baby-friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • walking
  • rooms_with_a_view
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Loch Melfort Hotel

Loch Melfort Hotel

Oban

A ‘warm’ welcome for pooches and their human companions can be expected at Calum and Rachel Ross’s ‘peaceful’ retreat on the Argyll coast.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wi-fi
  • country_house
  • seaside
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Greywalls

Greywalls

Gullane

‘Why is it only on the Shortlist?’ asks a reader, commending the Weaver family’s Edwardian country house hotel with views to the sparkling Firth of Forth across Muirfield golf course.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • baby-friendly
  • wildlife_watching
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Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle

Ballantrae

Beyond ‘splendid wrought iron gates’, a ‘beautifully wooded half-mile drive’ leads to Paul and Poppy Szkiler’s towered and turreted Victorian pile, with a fountain ‘dominating the forecourt’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • spa
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
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Boath House

Boath House

Nairn

‘A beautiful hotel with wonderful food and lovely young staff.’ Readers this year loved their stay at Don and Wendy Matheson’s Georgian mansion in gardens and parkland.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • spa
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • vegan-friendly
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • for_wine-lovers
  • outdoor_dining
  • wildlife_watching
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Muckrach Country House Hotel

Muckrach Country House Hotel

Grantown-on-Spey

Surrounded by the Cairngorms national park, the Cowap family's restored Victorian shooting lodge is zesty inside. Local artwork, cheery modern furnishings and Scottish flourishes in the wood-panelled public areas.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • baby-friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
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Pine Trees Hotel

Pine Trees Hotel

Pitlochry

‘Hill walking from the door, yet walkable into town’, this secluded white-painted Victorian mansion is in a ‘delightful setting’ on the outskirts of Pitlochry.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • baby-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • wildlife_watching
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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
  • walking
  • parking
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Allanton Inn

Allanton Inn

Allanton

‘Helpful hosts’ Katrina and William Reynolds offer a ‘warm welcome’ at their ‘good-value’ 18th-century restaurant-with-rooms in a Borders village.
  • child_friendly
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • baby-friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • restaurant_with_rooms
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The Tontine

The Tontine

Peebles

A welcoming sanctuary, Kate and Gordon Innes’s hotel was built in the early 19th century by French prisoners of war. It is now a popular spot for afternoon teas, cocktail evenings.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • fishing
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wi-fi
  • disabled_facilities
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • historic

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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: September 21, 2020