Banchory Lodge Hotel, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

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If my advance communications with Banchory Lodge was, in any way, representative of what to expect from a stay at this, Grade-II listed Georgian building, I knew that I would not be disappointed. Helpful, accommodating and obliging, nothing was too much effort for this close team of hospitality … [Read more...]

Malmaison Hotel, Glasgow

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Malmaison is a growing portfolio of boutique hotels, scattered around the UK, with four properties currently in Scotland. An award-winning member of the Frasers Hospitality Group, Malmaison has built a reputation on being just that little bit different and promotes ‘A Lifestyle, not just a … [Read more...]

The Flodigarry Hotel, Skye


Guest post by Kirsty Allan As if the magnificent drive up to the north of Skye wasn’t enough, we were greeted upon arrival at the Flodigarry Hotel by their very own Lone Piper playing for us as we weaved our way down the hillside driveway. Silhouetted perfectly with two deer sculptures against … [Read more...]

The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh and Number One Restaurant.

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I’ve often pondered the marriage of 5 star luxury and first class hospitality as the two, surprisingly, don’t always sit entirely comfortably together; one half of the partnership falling somewhat short of the undoubted high expectations set by such a top end grading. Superb hospitality, is … [Read more...]

The Scotsman Hotel and Spa, Edinburgh


If you are looking for exceptional service, naturally welcoming and helpful staff and a gloriously central, 5 star boutique hotel; The Scotsman Hotel is possibly the place for you. Edinburgh’s former Scotsman newspaper offices present a refreshing departure from more modern new city builds, with … [Read more...]

The Roxburghe Hotel Health and Beauty Suite, near Kelso


Part of the Roxburghe Estate, sitting in the heart of the Borders countryside, the Roxburghe Hotel, rises splendidly from impressive grounds - a stunning piece of architecture, dating from the 12th century. The Duke of Roxburghe has marked his territory with unique additions akin to a stately … [Read more...]

Ballantrae Albany Hotel, Edinburgh


Sometimes, ticking all the boxes of family friendly, luxurious and centrally located, can be difficult, yet the discovery of the Albany Hotel on Edinburgh’s Albany Street, did just that. The unique and inspiring boutique hotel in the Georgian New Town was something of a revelation; consisting of … [Read more...]

Adamo, Stirling

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How refreshing to find a business adapting to fit established surroundings within a prominent and architecturally, fabulous building. The Adamo Hotel in Stirling has done just that, locating in the commanding former bank, this structure has not merely fallen into disrepair but been fantastically … [Read more...]

The Glasshouse Hotel, Edinburgh


The 150 year old façade belies the interior of this wonderfully voguish hotel within Scotland’s capital; rather apt, with a central location midway between Edinburgh’s historic Old Town and elegant New Town. A unique frontage; the only residual structure of the old Lady Glenorchy Church; … [Read more...]

Pool House, Poolewe


“O the summer time has come And trees are sweetly blooming And wild mountain thyme Grows around the purple heather. Will you go, lassie, go?” The Wild Mountain Thyme, Francis McPeake It is commonly accepted that the best time to see heather bloom in Scotland is towards the end of August and … [Read more...]