Knockendarroch Hotel

‘How refreshing to find a hotel that continues to strive to be the best, and succeed. More

Contact details

Higher Oakfield
PH16 5HT
01796 473473

Hotel information


14. 2 on ground floor.


Feb–20 Dec.


2 lounges, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 2-acre wooded garden, bicycle storage, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in restaurant in evening.


not under 10.


not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B £150–£295, D,B&B £195–£345. Set dinner £46. 1-night bookings sometimes refused on Sat.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘How refreshing to find a hotel that continues to strive to be the best, and succeed.’ Guide readers returned to Struan and Louise Lothian’s ‘small but pleasing hotel’ this year with friends, to find ‘the greeting friendly, the room lovely and warm’. Other guests in 2018 praise the ‘attentive, good-humoured services. Our stay was a joy.’ Downstairs, the lounges mix warming fires, books, wide armchairs and a cabinet full of whiskies. Upstairs, the ‘fresh, tasteful’ bedrooms continue to be upgraded. All have a modern country-house style, with bright Harris tweeds, but no two are the same. Attic bedrooms have a little balcony, and binoculars to take in the views; colourful suites have a separate sitting area. Rooms at the front have far-reaching views. Graeme Stewart’s daily-changing menu might have Scrabster hake, saffron confit potatoes; home-made gnocchi, chargrilled Mediterranean vegetables. ‘Our dinners were superb, and so was the wine list; the service was slick and very professional.’ Breakfast, including black pudding and haggis, was ‘first rate’. (Ian McKenzie Leighton, Geoff and Cheryl Float, and others)

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Knockendarroch Hotel
Higher Oakfield
PH16 5HT

Guest comments

'A real centre of hospitality. Polite reception. Premium room on the first floor, comfortable without being luxurious. Inviting double lounge, with two burning fires and comfortable seating. Service attentive and prompt, but never intrusive. A perfectly cooked rack of lamb at dinner. Prompt attention at an early breakfast. The place is clearly fully deserving of its GHG Cesar award . ' - Robert Gower - December, 2018
'Our stay was a joy. Personal service was attentive. Our bedroom was extremely comfortable. Mouth-watering canapes preceded the delicious dinner; quality and variety were excellent. Breakfast had wide choice. Knckendarroch is top quality. ' - Geoff Float - May, 2018
'Returned with friends to this small but lovely hotel. Very friendly greeting. Room lovely and warm. The evening meal cooked by Graeme Stewart was superb, made with the best ingredients; service slick and professional. Great wine list too. The breakfast was superb and speedy as requested. How refreshing to find an hotel that continues to strife to be the best and succeed. The Lothian family run a gem of a hotel. ' - Ian McKenzie Leighton - September, 2017

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide