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Issue 82 - Scotland Hotels

Scotland Magazine Issue 82
August 2015


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Scotland Hotels

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No vacation to Scotland would be complete without experiencing the comfortable surroundings, delicious food and warm hospitality for which the country is famous. Whether you are searching for urban luxury, an island retreat, exquisite cuisine, some trout or salmon fishing, 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 Links House at Royal Dornoch
Golf Road, Dornoch IV25 3LW

One of the best additions to the Scottish hotel scene, this charming 5 star hotel is the result of the sensitive restoration of a classic two storey late Georgian mansion overlooking the first tee at Royal Dornoch Golf Club.

Interior décor has been meticulously developed so that guests feel they are staying at a lavish Scottish sporting manor house. From the extensive art collection, antiques and vintage fly rods and reels found throughout the house, to the coffee table books on Scottish private estates and a single malt honour bar in the elegant library, everything looks and feels sumptuous, bespoke and homely.

Guests can enjoy fine dining in the beautiful orangery or gather with friends by the outdoor fireplace whilst practising on the putting green. At the hotel’s very own sporting bothy, guests can also find golf clubs and equipment for outdoor pursuits, as well as materials for drawing and painting should they
feel inspired.

There are only eight bedrooms, but all of them boast the highest quality of furnishings, luxury bedding and modern comforts. There is underfloor heating in the bathrooms, fluffy robes, slippers and towels to make bath time an indulgent opportunity for luxury, relaxation and comfort.

Families and friends have the chance to stay in separate accommodation at the Links House Mews. There they will find three spacious luxury suites sympathetically designed to complement the original building.

SHA Golf Hotel of the Year (Regional Winner – Highlands) 2015, and Luxury Hotel of the Year (Regional Winner – Highlands) 2015.
Tel:+44 (0) 1862 810 279

2 The Roxburghe, Edinburgh
30, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ

Located in Edinburgh's City Centre, in close proximity to the official residence of Scotland's First Minister, this iconic 4 star New Town hotel is perfectly equipped for the modern business and leisure traveler with luxurious air-conditioned bedrooms and suites, spa facilities and fine dining. There is on-site car parking and complimentary wi-fi available throughout.

Ideal for small conferences and wedding receptions. The George Street Bar & Grill provides a vibrant space for either social or intimate gatherings.

SHA Business Hotel of the Year (Edinburgh & Lothians) 2015.
Tel: +44 (0) 1312 405 500

3 Fonab Castle Hotel
Foss Road, Pitlochry, Perhshire PH16 5ND 470 140

With 26 highly individual and luxurious bedrooms, this is a hidden gem overlooking the River Tummel. At this historic castle built by the Sandeman family, guests can relax in the open lounge or on the terrace, or take a leisurely walk around the grounds or down to the river.

Dinner can be enjoyed in either the elegant Sandeman Fine Dining or in the Brasserie, both serving the best of local produce. Guests can also enjoy the recently built spa, pool and gym. SHA Castle of the Year (Central and Fife) 2015.
Tel +44 (0) 1796 470 140

4 The Dunstane
4, West Coates, Haymarket EH12 5JQ

A hidden gem, minutes from the famous Edinburgh Zoo, Murrayfield Stadium and Edinburgh Airport. Owned by the Mowat family from the Orkney Isles, Orcadian influences are found throughout the two stylish town houses.

For those simply wanting to relax and feel really at peace with the world, there is the conservatory which, even on a chilly day, offers light and warmth. Each bedroom has its own individual design and charm.

Skerries Restaurant serves the best of Scottish meat and seafood, again with an Orcadian influence. The Stane Whisky Bar provides a great selection of single malts.
Tel: +44 (0) 133 376 169

5 The Old Town Chambers
3, Roxburgh's Court, 323 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LW

Situated in the heart of the City's Old Town in a small close just off the Royal Mile. Most of the apartments have expansive views over north Edinburgh and Princess Street. Design and quality are bespoke throughout and each apartment provides comfort, space and practical luxury.

There is easy access with on-line check in and door code provided by email. A 24-hour concierge team is also at hand. SHA Service Apartments of the Year 2015.
Tel: +44 (0) 1315 105 499

6 Loch Kinord Hotel
Ballater Road, Dinnet, Aberdeenshire AB34 5LW

A delightful country inn style Scottish hotel located five miles from Ballater and Aboyne in glorious Royal Deeside. Spacious and stylishly designed, this uniquely crafted hideaway seamlessly blends comfort and tranquility with affordable charm.

SHA Small Country House Hotel of the Year (North East) 2015.
Tel:+44 (0) 1339 885 229

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