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Looking for a luxury or 5-star hotel in Scotland? Whether you are looking for a grand city centre hotel, a lavish country escape, or a majestic Scottish castle, why not experience Scotland in style?

Luxury Hotels in Scotland

5-star and luxury hotels in Scotland offer the opportunity to stay in stunning buildings set in some of the country's most iconic and beautiful locations. Why not live like a laird and treat yourself to a night or two in one of Scotland's poshest hotels? Book into:

  • The Balmoral, Edinburgh - A grand city centre Victorian hotel, just steps away from luxury shopping and fine dining.
  • Isle of Eriska Hotel & Spa, Argyll & The Isles - A Baronial mansion on a private island, only accessible by the hotel's own boat
  • Glenapp Castle, Ayrshire - A fairytale castle with glamourous touches throughout, with sea views and beautiful gardens to explore. 
  • The Torridon, Highlands - A country house hotel with its own magnificent estate with outdoor pursuits right on your doorstep.

Why Choose a 5-Star Hotel in Scotland?

Whether you are looking for a small luxury hotel in Scotland, a restaurant with rooms, or a spa hotel, you'll find Scotland's luxury hotels have everything you need for your perfect stay. Rest assured, Scotland's 5-star hotels provide the same level of service you can expect anywhere else in the world.

What does a luxury hotel have?

Book a luxury stay and you can expect a unique and memorable hotel experience, including:

  • Luxurious room service available at any time of the day or night.
  • Full concierge facilities and help with booking excursions, restaurants or shows.
  • On-site facilities such as indoor swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas.
  • Valet parking on site, or chauffered transport services.

What is a boutique hotel?

A 'boutique' hotel in Scotland will offer a special and unique experience to guests. The term is usually used to describe a smaller hotel, sometimes ran by an independent owner rather than being part of a hotel chain. For example, you might find your boutique hotel is a small, stylish place to stay in a city centre with a strong flair for design and décor, great amenities and a personal touch.

What makes a luxury hotel?

Luxury hotels in Scotland have glamourous interiors, plush beds with the finest linens, in-room facilities such as freshly ground coffee, the latest innovations in entertainment - including access to TV and film streaming services - and state-of-the-art media equipment to play your own music, along with high-speed Wi-Fi as standard.

If you want to relax outside your room, luxury hotels also offer stylish bars and/or restaurants (sometimes there will even be two or three to choose from!) which serve up superb food, with locally sourced ingredients, and locally made Scottish gin, whisky and exceptional wines from around the world.

Luxury Breaks in Scotland

Want access to Scotland's best championship golf courses, a gorgeous relaxing spa, or the best table at a Michelin-star dining room? How about driving a 4x4 around a Highland estate, fishing from your hotel's own salmon river, or access to tasting sessions at a local whisky distillery? Checking into a posh, 5-star or luxury hotel in Scotland offers up a break like no other.

Here are some ideas for your luxury break in Scotland:

  • Check into a country boutique hotel in the beautiful Highlands of Perthshire. Explore 'Big Tree Country' by Land Rover Safari to spot red deer, soaring golden eagles and mountain hares, before having a dram of some local whisky.
  • Stay in a traditional hunting lodge on the River Spey in the Cairngorms - famous for salmon fishing, the towns on the Spey also host the annual Highland Games.
  • Book into a luxury hotel on the west coast of Scotland - try your hand at sea fishing, dine on freshly landed lobster and locally grown oysters, or get out sailing - the sunsets on the west coast of Scotland are simply incredible.
  • Love golf and fancy playing the best courses in Scotland? Many 5-star hotels have their own championship golf courses, or offer access to tournaments to their guests.
  • Escape to the country for a spa or wellness break - swim in your hotel's outdoor pool, relax in a hot tub overlooking the sea, and indulge in a massage or two in one of Scotland's world-class spas - don't forget that holidays should be about relaxation too!

Get more ideas for luxury breaks in Scotland, including Michelin-star dining!