YOU don’t have to spend a fortune to stay in wonderful hotels, and here are 10 of the Good Hotel Guide’s best value hotels in Scotland…
Auchrannie House Hotel, Brodick
From £67 per night, Auchrannie House Hotel on the isle of arran is cosy and romantic. Traditional decor is surrounded by the most enchanting natural beauty. Sumptuous bedding and luxurious toiletries are accompanied by locally sourced meats and fish at meal times and a welcoming whiskey bar to visit at the end of the day.
From the street it’s unassuming, but take the lift to the top of the former rail company offices, and you find a contemporary hotel with a bird’s eye view of the city and the glass roof of Central Station. On arrival you’re offered tea and cake, the bedrooms are individually styled with high ceilings and oak floor bathroom pods. The kitchen is the hub of the place, where you can relax and eat a breakfast, all starting from £85 per night.
Apple Lodge, Ayrshire
Surrounded by dramatic countryside where deer and eagles can be seen, Apple lodge is a small white Edwardian guest house where you’re greeted by home made biscuits and a wonderful collection of books. The French doors lead into a lovely garden, and rooms are from a mere £39 per person for bed and breakfast.
The Sheiling, Scotland
In a lovely location by Loch Broom, The Sheiling is a delightful B&B with beautiful gardens. They serve wonderful Highland breakfasts including porridge with honey and cream or local sausages in their fry ups. The town centre is just a 10-minute walk away and dogs are welcome, with rooms starting at £75 per night including breakfast.
Hazlefield House, Dumfries and Galloway
Surrounded by farmland with uninterrupted views of the Solway Firth, this well-appointed B&B is extremely homely with features like the log burner in the study and hives in the garden for your breakfast honey. The property itself is a white Georgian house that’s perfect for sitting back and relaxing for a long weekend, with prices starting at £80 per room per night.
In the charming town of Melrose in the Scottish Borders, Burt’s is a family run hotel filled with traditional furnishings brought to life with splashes of colour. Meals are casual but beautifully presented, and when you’re not spending time at the hotel, head out fishing or shooting in the nearby surrounding area. Prices start at £70 per night.
Hartfell House, Moffat
Traditionally decorated, this Victorian stone house is in a rural setting overlooking the surrounding hills. Little details including beautiful toiletries and Scottish biscuits have been taken care of, and everything is done to a delightfully high standard. Tuck into home-baked bread and preserves and all from £75 per night.
Callater Lodge, Aberdeenshire
Ten minutes from Scotland’s largest ski resort, Callater Lodge is a former hunting lodge turned B&B where hosts are welcoming and food is simple but plentiful. It’s the perfect base for walkers, with substantial packed lunches of sandwiches, home-baked goodies, fruit and a flask of tea provided.
The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool
Warm and welcoming, The Ceilidh Place is an unusual bookshop-with-rooms that began in 1970 as a café in a boat shed. A rambling lounge, artwork, a log fire, an honesty bar, and a pantry where guests help themselves to tea and coffee, it’s a charming and laid back environment where dogs are welcome and prices start at £64 per night.
Tigh an Dochais, Highland
An unpretentious B&B that shines from its location on the Isle of Skye, Tigh an Dochais has won awards for its architectural design and is an idyllic place from which to look out for seabirds and local wildlife (binoculars provided). Shared spaces have a cathedral ceiling and solid oak flooring with underfloor heating and food is simply excellent with prices starting at £105 per night.
From a selection of hotels in Scotland from the Good Hotel Guide.