Whether you’ve lived in Scotland for decades, or are visiting for the first time, there’s guaranteed to be something new and interesting to explore.
And one of the things the country excels at is quality hotels, and if you’re looking for the ultimate in luxury for a special occasion, you’re spoiled for choice.
With this in mind, we thought we’d see which of the country’s luxury hotels have the highest rankings on the popular travel website Tripadvisor.
These five-star accommodations may not be cheap, but they guarantee an unforgettable experience, and all are available to book on www.booking.com or directly with the hotels.
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1. Wind Straw Shelter
With nearly 100 per cent five-star reviews, Windlestraw Lodge is the most highly-reviewed luxury hotel in Scotland. Windlestraw Lodge advertises itself as a unique getaway destination close to Edinburgh, in the heart of the beautiful Borders countryside, with stunning views of the River Tweed and Tweed Valley. Relax and enjoy the splendor and location of this beautiful Edwardian manor house in Walkerburn, combined with great food, fine wines and relaxed yet professional hospitality. Scott M said: “My wife and I stayed at Windlestraw for a weekend getaway for our wedding anniversary. We just wanted a place where we could relax in the country and have some good food. Windlestraw did not disappoint. This place is fantastic. So unique is the place and so cozy.”
2. Glencoe House
The silver medal position for luxury stays in Scotland goes to Glencoe House, located in Glencoe Village. The hotel consists of fourteen generous private suites located in the mansion and the nearby Bell Tower Suites. Kev D said: “I cannot recommend Glencoe House highly enough. Our stay there was magical. The suite was old world luxury in its purest form, like stepping back in time to the 19th century in terms of luxurious decor with the comforts of the modern age.”
3. The Lodge at Loch Goil
Just 90 minutes north of Glasgow, The Lodge on Loch Goil is ranked third among the highest rated luxury hotels in Scotland. Those who book the Lodge will enjoy exclusive use of the stunning property in a perfect setting, with a personalized experience offering excellence in cuisine. Dee_G289 said: “I have to say we were blown away with the entire weekend! From the moment you walk through the doors you are surrounded by stunning scenery. We were looked after throughout our stay to the highest standard, nothing was too much trouble.” From the cold the champagne on arrival, the fresh fish for dinner cooked on the outside barbecue or the Scottish wool blankets they gave us at night so that we could enjoy the music that played outdoors on the shores of the lake “.
Photo: The Lodge at Loch Goil
4. Links House at Royal Dornoch
Located 50 meters from the first tee of the Royal Dornoch Golf Club, in the Scottish Highlands, Links House is an exquisite luxury boutique hotel consisting of 15 impressive rooms in three buildings. There are two restaurants: MARA, which specializes in the best Highland produce, and the Courtroom Restaurant, which also has a wine bar with live music. paulbmorris said: “This covered the whole base. Excellent room, excellent service, excellent food. Nothing was too much trouble. We will be back if only for the lovely food and service. A little gem to savor.”