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Issue 76 - Scotland Hotels

Scotland Magazine Issue 76
August 2014


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Scotland Hotels

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No vacation in Scotland would be complete without experiencing the comfortable surroundings, delicious food and warm hospitality the country is so famous for. Whether you’re looking for urban luxury, an island retreat, exquisite cuisine, a few rounds of golf or even your own castle, our friends at the Scottish Hotel Awards will point you in the right direction.

1 Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa
Edinburgh, EH3 9SR

One of the Capital's most outstandingly appointed and luxurious hotels. Centrally located in close proximity to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, the Usher Hall, theatres and city centre shopping. All of the 269 guest rooms and suites feature mood lighting, media hubs and the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper (SM) Bed.

But there is so much more. The Sheraton Grand is home to One Spa and Sheraton Fitness by Core Performance. The Sheraton Club Lounge is available to Club Room guests with unlimited WiFi. The One Square Bar is celebrated for its range of gins. The flexible events complex includes 14 fully equipped meeting rooms.

Winner of the SHA Business Hotel of the Year Award , SHA Service Excellence Hotel of the Year Award, SHA Breakfast of the Year Award and SHA BanquetingTeam of the Year Award 2014.
Tel: +44(0) 131 229 9131

2 Kildrummy Inn
Alford, Aberdeenshire AB338QS

Well known for its excellent cuisine and warm hospitality, Kildrummy Inn provides a cosy bar lounge with a wood burning stove to keep its residents warm when the autumn and winter months approach.

Its location makes it superb for exploring the peaceful Aberdeenshire countryside and guests are able to fish for trout and salmon along a 4 mile private beat of the River Don.

Owner David Littlewood is the Scottish Chef of the Year 2013/2014 and creates award-winning dishes utilising delicious local produce. After their meal, guests can retire to recently refurbished en suite rooms with stunning countryside views.

Winner of the SHA Rising Star Restaurant of the Year 2014, Informal Dining Restaurant of the Year (North East) 2014 and Small Country House of the Year Award 2014
(North East).
Tel: +44(0) 1975 571 227

3 Auchrannie Resort
Brodick, Isle of Arran KA27 8BZ

Beautifully sited on this west coast island, Auchrannie Resort has received a spate of awards in recent years. A country house with open fires and conservatory fine dining, there are stylish bedrooms with glamorous bathrooms where you can relax after a day spent exploring the island.

Family rooms are situated in an adjacent 4 star complex, where there are two modern leisure clubs with pools, a destination spa and three award winning restaurants.

In addition, there are deluxe lodges - woodland cottages - and activities galore for all ages, from a play barn for kids right through to kayaking for adventurous adults.

A stay at this island resort is an enervating and superlative experience for all ages, and one that will be repeated by popular request.

Winner of the SHA Informal Dining Restaurant of the Year Award 2014 for Eighteen69 Restaurant.
Tel: +44(0) 1770 302 234

4. Murrayshall House Hotel & Golf Courses
Scone, Perth, Perthshire PH2 7PH

Situated in 350 acres of beautiful, wooded parkland populated by deer, hare and wild birds,Murrayshall House is home to two prestigious 18-hole golf courses (Murrayshall & Lynedoch) and is within easy reach of the City of Perth. Boasting two award winning restaurants, it is the perfect retreat for golf enthusiasts. Handed down through a succession of aristocratic owners since 1664, the interiors are stylish, welcoming, and romantic.
Tel: +44(0) 1738551 171

5. The Parklands Hotel
Perth, PH28EB

With its popular outside terrace for al fresco drinks and dining, this stylish town house hotel is a superb destination from which to explore this glorious region of Scotland. Bedrooms range from cosy singles to deluxe and family rooms. Food lovers are spoiled for choice with 63@Parklands offering fine dining at its best and No.1 the Bank Bistro, a more informal experience with garden views. Winner of SHA Perth Hotel of the Year and Central & Fife Restaurant of the year 2014.
Tel: +44 (0) 1738 622 451

6. Mercure Peebles Barony Castle
Peebles, Peebleshire EH45 8QW

Originally built for the Murrays of Blackbarony, this imposing 16th century tower house has evolved into a modern and welcoming destination. Behind the impressive stone façade lies a modern hotel offering comfort to the most discerning guests. In addition, there is an opportunity to revitalise yourself in the recently refurbished Thermal Spa and Gym or take a leisurely stroll or bike ride in the extensive grounds and enjoy some pure Scottish country air.
Tel: +44 (0) 1721 730 39

7. Dornoch Castle Hotel
Dornoch, Sutherland IV25 3SD

There are twenty-four en suite bedrooms both historic and modern in this beautiful Scottish castle overlooking the town's 12th century cathedral and providing a luxurious opportunity to step back in time. Guests have the option of dining beside a former bishop's fireplace in the bar, or in the Garden Restaurant. Family owned and run, Dornoch Castle retains its delightful character. Winner of the SHA Romantic Hotel of the Year Award 2014 (Highlands).
Tel: +44 (0) 1862 810216


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