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/ Borders and Lowland Scotland
Hotels in the Scottish borders
Borders - Selkirk
*** is an old coaching inn on the market square in Selkirk, a
quiet small town in the Borders. Friendly comfortable hotel with bar
and restaurants, and best Scottish hospitality. Other restaurants close
by. Cheap by UK standards, and top value for money.
Borders - Near Eyemouth (east of Edinburgh)
Five spacious rooms in this old village inn just a mile off the main A1
Newcastle to Edinburgh highway,. 25 minutes north of Berwick on Tweed.
Friendly atmosphere, and restaurant serving local produce from the land
and local seafood. Traditional bar, good value for money.
Hotels in central
Hotel ****, with 47 guest rooms, is an address to remember.
Calm location in a historic residential area 10 minutes walk from
Princes St., it offers clean, pleasant and comfortable accommodation at
competitive rates. Good size rooms, friendly hotel staff, restaurant.
Very good value for a four-star quality hotel.
Guest House ***
is a small hotel with just six rooms, located in a quiet cul
sac just a 15 minute walk across the Meadows to the Old Town. Very well
served by city buses. A friendly family B&B hotel close to
restaurants, theatres and university. Recomended for travellers without
is a small family-run *** hotel on a leafy street in the west end of
Glasgow. Spacious, clean and comfortable rooms, and a warm welcome.
Good breakfasts, good value. No restaurant, but plenty nearby. A mile
from Kelvingrove gallery and Glasgow university. Nothing but favourable
is 45 minutes north of Edinburgh, near the A90 road to the Highlands.
It is 15 minutes from Perth. This 17-room hotel, in a
country house set in its own grounds, has a bar, restaurant and free
wifi. The two-star ranking is reflected in the price, but not in
the welcome, and the hotel gets plenty of good reviews for
friendliness, cleanliness and good value. A good base for exploring
Perthshire and Fife.
/ Highlands and Islands
south of Oban, west coast
is located 15 miles south of Oban, just a short walk from the
and offers good value for money - which is not always easy to find in
the Highlands. It has a restaurant and a bar with plenty of character.
The hotel provides a pickup service from Oban station or ferry port.
Loch Ness , HIghlands
Arms hotel is
an old hotel with plenty of character, dating back to the eighteenth
century. Charlie Chaplin enjoyed staying here. The hotel stands in the
village of Invermoriston, on the shores of Loch Ness, and its
restaurant offers traditional Scottish fare. the bar is renowned for
its choice of 150 different whiskies. Friendly and welcoming staff.
- Highlands - Ardgour, Fort
at Ardgour ***,
Traditional Scots inn with 12 rooms, standing at the edge of Loch
Linnhe, the sea loch that goes up to Fort William. Just by the Corran
Ferry. Wonderful situation with views over the loch to the Ben Nevis
range. Warm and personal service, comfortable good sized rooms, bar and
restaurant with loch view.
*** It's hard to find a more isolated spot than Aultbea,
going to the Outer Hebrides..the hotel stands at the water's edge, on a
sea loch that was the HQ for the Royal Navy's North Atlantic convoy
protection force in World War II. It's hard to imagine it today.
Between wild mountains and sandy shores, the hotel offers a friendly
welcome in an inspiring environment. Bar, restaurant, and the certainty
that you will really feel "away from it all" in this empty corner of
northwest Scotland - Ross and Cromarty
*** 10 miles south of Aultbea (see map). Seventeen rooms in this old
traditional inn, between the mountains and the sea. The Old Inn has a
restaurant offering fresh local seafood, and a bar with a choice of
real ales and whiskies. Average prices - but don't expect to find
really cheap accommodation in this very isolated area.
- Scottish castle right on the coast
Tower Castle hotel
***** In the far north of Scotland, 2 mi. north of Wick, this
five-star hotel offers a remarkable experience in the unique setting of
a fifteenth century Scottish castle on the water's edge. 28 traditional
and elegant rooms. Grounds, private beach, golf course nearby. Easy
acess to John o'Groats.
hotel near Thurso
Close to John o' Groats and Dunnet Head, the most northerly tip of the
British mainland. Traditional family-run hotel with friendly staff and
good food. Gets generally good customer reviews. Reasonable value for
money in an area where cheap hotels are hard to find . 24 rooms.
in the Western Isles
Isle of Mull,
House hotel is a small
reasonably priced hotel in a remote location on Mull. The hotel looks
south over the deserted sands of Ardalanish Bay and beyond to the
Hebridean islands of Jura, Colonsay and Islay. A destination for those
who want to get away from it all.
Isle of Skye,
Lodge Hotel and Restaurant
**** An intimate small hotel with 15 rooms, located on the waters edge
on the south coast of Skye. This former 17th century hunting lodge,
standing in its own grounds, is now a four star hotel boasting
Michelin starred restaurant. A warm and friendly welcome is guaranteed.
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in the Scottish Highlands
Scottish Highlands are a sparsely populated area, with limited hotel
resources. This is particularly the case in northwest Scotland, where
hotels cannot easily cope with the tourist influx in the
busy summer months, and may get booked up very early on. Advanced
booking is often essential;
and to be sure
of getting what you want, very advanced booking is recommended.
The iHi directory is a selection of hotels
chosen with care
The directory includes mostly quiet hotels with character
good value for money, a selection of country hotels and town
hotels, away from busy streets. For Scotland, iHi offers a carefully
selected choice of good-value hotels, near the main tourist
destinations and also in some quite remote spots in the Scottish
For more general information on discovering Scotland, see Scotland
listed on iHi offer good or reasonable value compared to other hotels
of similar quality in their area .
- Relativelmy cheap hotels : very good value for
Rooms for two usually over £100 / 130 € a night.
with no price information are generally in between.
/ inn accommodation, the traditional British inn.
a rural location.
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