Best luxury and boutique hotels in Scotland

Scotland has some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery in western Europe. Described as ‘Europe’s last great wilderness’, it comprises mountains, lakes, moors and castles, and is a paradise for walkers, climbers and birdwatchers.
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Best luxury and boutique hotels in Scotland

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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge - 'Refurb Rates' Special Offer

Portpatrick

Where the road ends and the Irish Sea begins, this former Victorian hunting lodge with a private cove is secluded, unapologetically traditional and rich in comforts and good food.
  • weddings
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  • vegetarian_friendly
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Forss House

Forss House - Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

Thurso

Under the big skies of Caithness, wrapped in woodland and a curve of the River Forss, this Georgian mansion offers the grandeur of Scottish country house living but with modern-day warmth and comforts.
  • weddings
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  • wheelchair_accessible
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Knockendarroch Hotel

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Pitlochry

On the leafy edge of Pitlochry, with views to the Perthshire hills, Struan and Louise Lothian’s hotel has the feel of a Victorian country house in town.
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  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • romantic
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
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Shieldaig Lodge

Shieldaig Lodge - Food Lovers Package Special Offer

Gairloch

Field-sports fans and whisky aficionados beat a path to this Victorian hunting lodge, in a ‘glorious location’ on a vast wooded estate by Loch Gairloch.
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  • walking
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  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • honeymoon
  • bird_watching
  • seaside
  • golf
  • horse_riding
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
  • babyfriendly
  • foodie
  • historic
  • dog_friendly
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Trigony House

Trigony House - Complimentary Tea and Scones on Arrival Special Offer

Thornhill

In a ‘beautiful’ setting, Jan and Adam Moore’s dog-friendly country hotel in an 18th Century sporting lodge looks out over the hills and is surrounded by trees.
  • child_friendly
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  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • good_value
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  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wifi
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  • horse_riding
  • spa
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The Dunstane Houses

The Dunstane Houses - Stay Longer, Save More Special Offer

Edinburgh

The epitome of tweed chic, two handsomely refurbished Victorian villas – Dunstane House, and Hampton House, opposite – make up one smart hotel. The Dunstane Houses has recently changed ownership.
  • babyfriendly
  • boutique
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • garden
  • honeymoon
  • parking
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
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  • wifi
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  • cycling
  • historic
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  • fishing
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
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Melville Castle

Melville Castle - Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

Edinburgh

Lush greenery along a sweeping tree-lined drive ‘soothes the soul’ as towers and crenellations of an 18th Century castle come into view.
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • golf
  • historic
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • babyfriendly
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • parking
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Cringletie House

Cringletie House - 25% Discount Special Offer

Peebles

‘Highly recommended for a special occasion’, this Victorian Scottish baronial hotel on a 28-acre estate combines luxury with unforced family- and dog-friendliness.
  • babyfriendly
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  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • disabled_facilities
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  • electric_charging_point
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  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • parking
  • romantic
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  • walking
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  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • veganfriendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • foodie
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The Green Park

The Green Park - Free Theatre Ticket Special Offer

Pitlochry

Traditional as Burns Night and bannocks, the McMenemie family’s Victorian country house hotel stands in well-kept lawned gardens on the shores of Loch Faskally.
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  • dog_friendly
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  • electric_charging_point
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  • golf
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  • cycling
  • child_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
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Rufflets

Rufflets - £150 Dining Credit Autumn/Winter Special Offer

St Andrews

'Nothing seems too much trouble' at this turreted 1920s mansion, one of Scotland’s first country house hotels, which has been owned by the same family for 70 years.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
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  • golf
  • outdoor_dining
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  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
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  • honeymoon
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Knockderry House Hotel

Knockderry House Hotel - Two Night Mini-Break Special Offer

Helensburgh

‘Scottish baronial at its best: all towers and turrets’, Beth and Murdo Macleod’s ‘very well-organised’, dog-friendly hotel stands in manicured lawns by the shores of Loch Long.
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
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  • disabled_facilities
  • historic
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  • outdoor_dining
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More best luxury and boutique hotels in Scotland

Best luxury and boutique hotels in Scotland

Country houses, luxury hotels, B&Bs and castles in Scotland

It is divided by the Great Glen, with its series of lochs. At the most famous one, Loch Ness, hopeful monster hunters still gather. Culloden, near Inverness, is the site of the battle where the Duke of Cumberland defeated Bonnie Prince Charlie and oversaw the killing of 1,200 Highlanders in 1746. Glen Coe, one of the most beautiful of the glens, also has a tragic history: it is remembered for the massacre of the MacDonalds by the Campbells in 1692. North of the Great Glen are the magnificent Caingorm Mountains, centred on Aviemore and popular with skiers; to the south, Fort William, dominated by Ben Nevis (Britain’s highest peak).

The administrative region also includes some of the islands, notably rugged Skye, 50 miles from end to end, dominated by the Cuillin Hills, and a popular tourist venue. The richness and diversity of where to stay in Scotland is well represented by the Good Hotel Guide. It includes value hotels, romantic hotels, Scottish hotel wedding venues, hotels for golf, walking and fishing hotels. It also includes inns which are very much part of local life, and Restaurants with Rooms, making the most of wonderful local produce.

Here are some of the popular areas in Scotland: Argyll and Bute, Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, Highland, Perth and Kinross, Isle of Skye, Isle of Islay, and Loch Lomomd and The Trossachs. And here are some of its major cities: Edinburgh, Glasgow.

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Last updated: January 27, 2023