Character hotels in Scotland
a listing of Scottish hotel accommodation with distinctive character




located: London, UK

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Hotel and accommodation reservation portal offering cheap hotel rates for 35,000+ properties in the UK. Covering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland there is a wide choice of hotels, B&Bs and guest houses, from the budget-friendly to full-on luxury accommodation available across the country. The site offers last minute deals and discounted rates. Guests can check real time availability, book securely online and get instant confirmation of their reservation.


Fonab Castle Hotel

located: Pitlochry, Perth & Kinross, Scotland, UK

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Fonab Castle Hotel Five-star luxury in the Scottish Highlands, Fonab Castle boasts scenic views, mature gardens and a choice from two restaurants (the Sandemans Fine Dining Restaurant or the Fonab Brasserie for lighter meals). Its guest rooms are individually designed and the decor is a sympathetic blend of contemporary and original features. Some rooms have views of Loch Faskally or the Highland landscape.


Glenisle Hotel & Bistro

located: Lamlash, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK

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Glenisle HotelA stunning location for an award-winning boutique hotel in the village of Lamlash, on the Isle of Arran.

This charming hotel has spectacular views across Lamlash Bay towards the Holy Isle. The comfortable guest rooms are decorated in a light, fresh contemporary style, mixing white with distinctive colour. There's a walled garden and terrace for outside dining, a library/lounge, the Talisman Bar and a licensed bistro.


Inn on the Mile (The)

located: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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Inn on the Mile The luxury Inn on the Mile is located right in Edinburgh city centre, on the famous Royal Mile. It's housed in a fine old building which retains much of its original character including high ceilings, cornicing and huge windows with breath-taking views. The decor is simple, smart and distinctive. The hotel has a pub/kitchen overlooking the Royal Mile.


Lodge on the Loch (The)

located: Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

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Lodge on the Loch restaurantA fabulous loch-side location drew us to add the Lodge to our Collection, this is a destination for those who enjoy sports and relaxation, offering a spa, gym, golf courses and watersports on Loch Aboyne. Rooms have simple, fresh decor with sleek en-suite bathrooms. Superior rooms also have a balcony with loch and mountain views. The restaurant offers a Mediterranean cuisine with a Scottish twist, using fine local ingredients.


Macdonald Hotels' Signature Collection five star Featured Site

located: across Scotland

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Macdonald Hotels' Signature CollectionA special collection chosen because of their historic locations, individual style, award-winning restaurants, personalised service and attention to detail. These top 4-star and 5-star hotels from the Macdonald Hotels range, include award winners, boutique-style hotels, classic properties and contemporary townhouses across Scotland.


Pierhouse Hotel (The)

located: Port Appin, Argyll, Scotland, UK

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Pierhouse Hotel A small boutique hotel with an informal, relaxed atmosphere, situated on the shores of Loch Linnhe. The hotel offers twelve contemporary styled guest bedrooms, a bar with welcoming wood-burning fire and choice of 90 whiskies, and spectacular loch views from its award-winning seafood restaurant, which serves fresh locally-sourced seafood and game.


Rufflets Country House Hotel

located: Fife, Scotland, UK

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Rufflets Country House Hotel Rufflets is a 4-star country house hotel located close to St Andrews, Eastern Scotland. The distinctive turreted mansion house, set in ten acres of exceptional gardens, has been owned by the same family since 1952 and offers a relaxing atmosphere for short breaks, weekends and longer escapes. The hotel offers a wide range of accommodation, including 24 individually designed guest bedrooms as well as three self-catering lodges in the grounds.



located: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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The Tigerlily Hotel, EdinburghTigerlilly is an award-winning boutique hotel in Edinburgh's city centre. This beautiful Georgian building offers thirty three stylish and chic guest bedrooms and suites that combine contemporary style with original features. There is also an elegant champagne and cocktail bar, a nightclub and a restaurant.


Cameron House

located: Loch Lomond, W Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK

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A 5-star luxury hotel in an area of outstanding beauty on the banks of Loch Lomond. It offers an award winning spa and championship golf course and each guest bedroom decorated in individual style.


Hotel Hebrides

located: Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK

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A small, intimate privately-owned boutique hotel on the Isle of Harris. This twenty-one bedroom hotel offers top quality food, chic contemporary decor and a friendly welcome; all set in a beautiful Scottish Island landscape.


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Scottish Character Hotels

Our Scottish Character Hotels are our special hand-picked selections, the ones with that extra something that makes them stand out from the crowd and ideal for a celebration weekend, an extra special holiday, a honeymoon, that big birthday or a special family gathering. They are part of our Character Series, which also includes and B&Bs and Villas & Cottages in their own separate sections.


To find out more about how we make our Character Hotels selection and the criteria used, please read the short article here»


As this page is dealing with Scotland you'll notice a number of Scottish Castles and old fortified country houses listed; we've heaps more of these in our specialist Castles section too, take a look here»