Scotland is fast becoming a holiday hot spot primarily because of its stunning natural beauty, notably friendly locals, and abundance of cultural attractions. Whether one is castle hopping, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness monster, or following a local food trail, visitors are sure to enjoy the time spent in Scotland. After enjoying all the exciting visitor attractions Scotland has to offer, many tourists choose to unwind in one of country’s highly rated, luxury hotels.
Six of the top boutique hotels in Scotland.
#1 The Hotel Missoni
The Hotel Missoni is a five-star, up-scale hotel of contemporary design that provides visitors with the relaxing environment desired after exhilarating days filled with sightseeing in Edinburgh. The hotel is noted for its famous designer Rosita Missoni for whom it is named, and it sits as a modern architectural landmark amidst a backdrop of historic structures on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile neighbourhood.
The hotel belonging to the famed Rezidor Group is one of the few five-star hotels in the city. Luxury amenities include complimentary mini bar stocked with healthy fare, fitness centre access, and valet services. The Italian inspired hotel features an award-winning restaurant and a spa offering a full selection of European beauty treatments.
#2 Hebridean Princess
Scotland is blessed with many waterways and one of the best ways to explore the country is via luxury cruise ship. The Hebridean Princess is a small sailing vessel that combines extraordinary service, fine dining, and informed guides to make one’s visit to Scotland a memorable and an educational one.
There are 30 roomy staterooms with nearly a third designated for singles; the purposefully limited passenger capacity makes for an intimate and more distinguished journey.
#3 The Glasshouse Edinburgh Boutique Hotel
This hotel presents a pleasing blend of historic appeal and modern luxury that caught the attention of both travellers and travel industry giants like Conde Nast Traveller that recently rated the hotel as one of the 50 hottest places to stay in the world.
The stylish, boutique hotel features designer rooms with huge panoramic windows, rich hardwood flooring, and a fragrant two acre rooftop garden for visitors to explore.
#4 The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel
Exquisitely decorated rooms designed with magnificent city views in mind, the Balmoral is a stylish addition to Edinburgh’s short list of five-star lodging establishments.
The hotel features the Edinburgh’s only hotel restaurant holding the famed Michelin Star distinction. A fully equipped spa that includes a pool, professional massage treatments, and a gym allows visitors to rejuvenate after a day of exploring the city sights.
#5 The Torridon
When visiting the Scottish Highlands, there are not too many places to rival The Torridon for its exclusive amenities, breathtaking location, and exceptional service.
The hotel is tucked away on over 50 acres in a remote location in the Highlands where the air is pristine and the scenery unparalleled. Torridon visitors partake in fresh game and fish caught right on the property as well as delicious garden grown produce while dining there.
#6 The Scotsman Hotel
For those who love restored, historic structures with updated luxury amenities, the Scotsman Hotel is located within the early 1900s Scotsman Newspaper building. Many of the original opulent features of the landmark such as the marble staircase and the rich wood panelling were carefully preserved for enjoyment by today’s visitors. No two rooms at the Scotsman Hotel are alike, and the five-star Edinburgh hotel also features a gym, sauna, and spa.
We have been on a roll with Hotels in Scotland this year, we find them simple stunning. See previous Scotland article
While Scotland offers plenty of activities to keep visitors sufficiently entertained, it is often one’s choice of lodgings that make holidays in Scotland most memorable. Each hotel described above has unique qualities that make them special, but up-scale amenities and high quality service seem to be the things that they have in common.