The Best Hotels in Highlands

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best luxury, boutique, and most charming hotels in Highlands. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Cuillin Hills Hotel

Rated 9.4 in 1712 reviews

In 15 acres of private grounds, this hotel boasts spectacular views over Portree Bay to the Cuillin Mountain range. It… See more

In 15 acres of private grounds, this hotel boasts spectacular views over Portree Bay to the Cuillin Mountain range. It has an award-winning restaurant and a range of whiskies on offer.

The rooms at the Cuillin Hills Hotel have warm, modern décor while never losing the traditional feel. Every room has fresh fruit, mineral water, tea/coffee facilities and smart TV's with BT sport, satellite TV and Chromecast.

The View Restaurant offers a menu sampling local produce and Malt Embassy has been awarded for its range of whiskies.

Boat trips around the beautiful Isle leave from Portree harbour, 0.5 miles away.

Rooms from $168

Glencoe House

Rated 9.6 in 115 reviews

A 25-minute drive from Fort William, Glencoe House offers accommodation in 10 acres of private gardens. There is free… See more

A 25-minute drive from Fort William, Glencoe House offers accommodation in 10 acres of private gardens. There is free WiFi throughout the buildings, and free private parking on site.

The 8 Glencoe House suites are situated in the mansion house where you occupy your own wing of the historic building and enjoy panoramic loch and mountain vistas. One or two-bedroom suites are available, all boasting bathrooms with The Highland Soap Company products and a sitting room with period features. Breakfast and a candle-lit dinner are served at your private dining room table (Dinner at an additional charge), located in your suite.

Glencoe is known as the outdoor capital of the UK, and there are plenty of activities to keep guests entertained. There are walking routes nearby, as well as famous movie locations, the opportunity to sample our famous Scotch Whisky and breath taking scenery.

The Strathcona Lodges are our self-catering accommodation, a stone’s throw from the house itself. We have six one bedroom self-catering lodges each with a private walled decking with hot tub, and outdoor seating (minimum two nights stay). The ground floor comprises a large and comfortable sitting room with a wood burning stove, a fully equipped kitchen complete with cooking facilities, a luxurious bathroom with bath and separate twin-headed shower. An elegant staircase takes you to the first floor to your peaceful bedroom with an emperor size bed. A welcome Breakfast pack is included in the rate of stay, a selection of beverages and pre-prepared meals are available at an additional cost.

Rooms from $458

Newhall Mains

Rated 9.2 in 121 reviews

Located on the Black Isle in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, Newhall Mains is a collection of cottages, set within… See more

Located on the Black Isle in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, Newhall Mains is a collection of cottages, set within a courtyard building dating from 18th century.

Each cottage boasts garden views, and features a TV, a seating area, a desk and en-suite bathrooms. Each cottage is fitted with a kitchen.

Inverness Airport is 44 km away.

Rooms from $337

Skeabost House Hotel

Rated 8.6 in 667 reviews

If you are looking for luxury accommodation with great Highland Hospitality in Skye, then look no further than historic… See more

If you are looking for luxury accommodation with great Highland Hospitality in Skye, then look no further than historic Skeabost House Hotel, a family owned boutique hotel, part of the Sonas Hotel Collection.
Set in its own private grounds, just 10 minutes from Portree, this elegant white washed Victorian Mansion enjoys stunning views across Loch Snizort. Its location makes it an ideal base for exploring the islands many visitor attractions. In addition, the hotel boasts 8 miles of Salmon and Trout Fishing on the River Snizort and our Ghillie can be booked for fishing experiences during your stay.
On check in why not treat yourself to a lovely home made afternoon tea while you cosy up in front of an open fire in our elegant lounge.
Overlooking Loch Snizort, the West Pier Restaurant at Skeabost serves the best of Island cuisine, freshly made using only the finest locally sourced ingredients.
After dinner, watch the sunset over the Loch from our patio, or relax and unwind by the open fire with a local malt from the cocktail bar.
Whatever your preference for accommodation, the hotel has 21 en-suite bedrooms, all unique in style, ranging from contemporary sea view rooms with private terrace to a luxury family suite with separate bunk bed room for the children.
Open all year we welcome non residents and our elegant lounges with comfy sofas and cosy fires are open daily for lunch or afternoon tea. Our car park is free and has an electric charging point.

Rooms from $180

Ness Walk

Rated 9.3 in 1269 reviews

Ness Walk features free WiFi and rooms with air conditioning in Inverness. Boasting a terrace, this hotel is set near… See more

Ness Walk features free WiFi and rooms with air conditioning in Inverness. Boasting a terrace, this hotel is set near attractions such as Inverness Castle. The property has a restaurant.

At the hotel, each room includes a desk. Featuring a private bathroom, certain rooms at Ness Walk also boast a patio. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

A continental breakfast is served daily at the property.

The reception can provide advice on the area in order to help guests plan their day.

Caledonian Canal is 2.2 km from the accommodation. The nearest airport is Inverness Airport, 17 km from Ness Walk.

Rooms from $175

Inverlochy Castle Hotel

Rated 8.8 in 204 reviews

Set amongst the beautiful Scottish West Highlands scenery, 19th-century Inverlochy is an award-winning luxury hotel and… See more

Set amongst the beautiful Scottish West Highlands scenery, 19th-century Inverlochy is an award-winning luxury hotel and restaurant. Fort William town centre is just 6.4 km away.

The Menu features modern British cuisine which is internationally recognised by all major guides. We have been awarded AA 3 Red Rosettes.

All of the individually designed rooms have sumptuous decor, with a TV, CD player and a private bathroom. A DVD player and Play Station 2 are available on request. Striking mountainside views may be enjoyed.

Leisure activities at Inverlochy include tennis, fishing and clay pigeon shooting. Free WiFi internet access and free parking are available.

Rooms from $539

Marmalade

Rated 8.8 in 621 reviews

Marmalade is grade “B” listed building, dating back to 1817. Boat and distillery trips depart from Portree and the rocky… See more

Marmalade is grade “B” listed building, dating back to 1817. Boat and distillery trips depart from Portree and the rocky hill The Old Man of Storr is 7 miles away. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.

The spacious rooms overlook the landscaped garden, Portree Bay, and the outline of Cuillin Hills. Guests can enjoy an en suite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities and a flat-screen TV.

Breakfast is served daily and includes a buffet-style continental, and a cooked Full Scottish option. The landscaped gardens offer an alfresco dining area, and the bar opens out to reveal an intimate heated courtyard.

Free private parking is possible on site.

Rooms from $154

Loch Ness Lodge

Rated 9.2 in 471 reviews

This elegant and intimate exclusive retreat in the heart of the Scottish Highlands overlooks the mysterious and… See more

This elegant and intimate exclusive retreat in the heart of the Scottish Highlands overlooks the mysterious and beautiful Loch Ness.

Bringing together the very best of traditional Scottish architecture and contemporary design, Loch Ness Lodge is a luxurious venue in a truly inspirational setting. The lodge features 9 sumptuous, individually designed bedrooms, elegant reception rooms, a therapy area, and access to some of Scotland's most stunning scenery.

Whatever your needs may be, the perfect venue awaits you at Loch Ness Lodge whether you are planning a corporate event with a difference, a house party celebration or an intimate wedding.

Rooms from $393

Coul House Hotel

Rated 9.4 in 355 reviews

Coul House Hotel is set in the hills above Contin and offers scenic views and an award-winning restaurant. Located… See more

Coul House Hotel is set in the hills above Contin and offers scenic views and an award-winning restaurant. Located within 5 miles of Loch Achilty and Loch Ussie, this hotel is only 20 minutes' drive from Inverness.

The spacious rooms are individually decorated, and many have period features and mountain views. All rooms have a 32-inch flat-screen TV, a private bathroom with free toiletries, tea and coffee facilities and a seating area. Free Wi-Fi is included.

The restaurant has a unique octagonal shape and an ornate ceiling. Serving a contemporary gourmet menu using local produce, there is also a wide ranging wine list.

Set in 8 acres of beautiful mature woodland, Coul House is opposite the biking track to Rogie Waterfalls, in Achilty Forest. It features a pitch and putt, cosy guest lounges, open log fires and beautiful views.

Free private parking is available and the market town of Dingwall is just 6 miles away. Beauly can be reached after a 20-minute drive.

Nearby attractions include the castles at Dunrobin and Cawdor, Glen Ord Whisky Distillery and Loch Ness.

Rooms from $239

Kinloch Lodge Hotel and Restaurant

Rated 8.8 in 200 reviews

Kinloch Lodge Hotel and Restaurant is a family-run former 17th-century hunting lodge, situated at the foot of a long… See more

Kinloch Lodge Hotel and Restaurant is a family-run former 17th-century hunting lodge, situated at the foot of a long private drive up Kinloch Hill on the shoreline of Loch Na Dal. Its location on the South of Skye offers an array of natural beauty and quiet surroundings. Free Wifi is available throughout the property.

All rooms feature an en suite bathroom with L'Occitane toiletries and a flat-screen TV with DVD player. Guests can enjoy massages, facials, salt scrubs and reflexology within Kinloch’s treatment room.

Seasonal and local produce are used to create the award-winning dishes served in the elegant dining room. A selection of fine wines is also available to complement the food.

Scenic walks can be taken in the surrounding area, and staff can provide detailed maps. Wilderness adventures with Kinloch's own guide offers fishing, foraging, stalking and wild walks. Tours of the famous Talisker whisky distillery can be arranged, and it can be reached in less than an hour’s drive.

Rooms from $578

Kincraig Castle Hotel

Rated 8.6 in 589 reviews

Just 20 minutes from Inverness, Kincraig Castle Hotel is a period property with magnificent views, and boasts a central… See more

Just 20 minutes from Inverness, Kincraig Castle Hotel is a period property with magnificent views, and boasts a central location for exploring the north of Scotland.

Kincraig Castle Hotel is set in an elevated position within its own extensive grounds, offering views towards the Cromarty Firth. Originally built in 1800, the bedrooms, guest lounge, traditional bar and dining room all retain most of their original features.

Kincraig Castle’s 2 Red Rosette restaurants serve fine food, and local Dalmore malts can be tasted in the lounge, which boasts an exceptional Adam fireplace.

Easy day trips can be made to Ullapool, Aviemore, Wick, Inverewe Gardens and Kyle of Lochalsh. Kincraig Castle is centrally located for access to the nearby beaches and golf courses.

Rooms from $130

Loch Ness Country House Hotel

Rated 8.6 in 517 reviews

The Loch Ness Country House Hotel offers excellent food and elegant rooms. It is a striking Georgian building in 6 acres… See more

The Loch Ness Country House Hotel offers excellent food and elegant rooms. It is a striking Georgian building in 6 acres of gardens, 3 km from Inverness city centre.

Each bedroom comes with a DVD player, bathrobes, slippers and large marble en suite bathrooms with Penhaligon toiletries. Free WiFi is available throughout.

The AA Rosette award-winning restaurant has a large wine list and a range of malt whiskies. It is a relaxing setting where you can enjoy good Scottish hospitality, and local and home-grown ingredients. Dress code is smart/casual.

Loch Ness Country House has free parking.

Two walled gardens display wonderful native trees and are home to roe deer and other wildlife. Loch Ness is just 5 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $240

Links House at Royal Dornoch

Rated 9.5 in 74 reviews

Situated in Dornoch, Links House at Royal Dornoch has a restaurant, bar, terrace, and free WiFi. Private parking is… See more

Situated in Dornoch, Links House at Royal Dornoch has a restaurant, bar, terrace, and free WiFi. Private parking is available at the property.

All rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV.

Guests at Links House at Royal Dornoch can enjoy a Full English/Irish breakfast.

The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire is available at the accommodation.

Links House at Royal Dornoch can conveniently provide information at the reception to help guests to get around the area.

Tain is 15 km from the hotel. The nearest airport is Inverness Airport, 80 km from Links House at Royal Dornoch.

Rooms from $391

Edinbane Lodge

Rated 9.3 in 179 reviews

Located in Edinbane, 16 km from Dunvegan Castle, Edinbane Lodge provides accommodation with a garden, free private… See more

Located in Edinbane, 16 km from Dunvegan Castle, Edinbane Lodge provides accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a restaurant and a bar. This 5-star hotel offers luggage storage space. Certain units at the property include a patio with a garden view.

All units are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, minibar, a coffee machine, a shower, free toiletries and a desk. With a private bathroom equipped with a bath and a hairdryer, rooms at the hotel also provide guests with free WiFi, while some rooms here will provide you with a river view. The units feature a wardrobe.

Guests at Edinbane Lodge can enjoy a Full English/Irish breakfast.

Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Edinbane, like hiking and cycling.

The nearest airport is Benbecula Airport, 109 km from Edinbane Lodge.

Rooms from $376

Bunchrew House Hotel

Rated 9.0 in 1200 reviews

In 20 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and woodland, on the shores of the Beauly Firth near Inverness, this… See more

In 20 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and woodland, on the shores of the Beauly Firth near Inverness, this 17th-century Scottish mansion is now a luxurious 4-star country house hotel. Free parking is available at this hotel, and there are Tesla and non-Tesla electric car charging points on-site.

Rich in historic character and traditional charm, parts of the Bunchrew House Hotel date back to 1505. With dark-wood panelling and real log fireplaces at both ends of the room, the Drawing Room is a warm cosy place to relax. Each en suite room is individually decorated with its own unique character and the rooms are named after local places and Scottish clans associated with the house. All rooms have TVs and fridges, with fresh milk supplied daily.

With fabulous views over the Beauly Firth to the mountains beyond, the wood-panelled restaurant has received 2 AA Rosettes for the quality of its cuisine. The Cocktail Bar looks out onto the hotel’s magnificent gardens and offers a range of drinks, including fine malt whiskies.

Rooms from $263

Greshornish House Hotel

Rated 9.2 in 1289 reviews

Greshornish House Hotel features free WiFi in public areas and views of sea in Edinbane. Among the various facilities of… See more

Greshornish House Hotel features free WiFi in public areas and views of sea in Edinbane. Among the various facilities of this property are a garden and a bar. Scottish cuisine is served at the restaurant.

At the hotel each room is fitted with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Greshornish House Hotel provides some rooms with garden views, and rooms have a kettle. At the accommodation each room includes a seating area.

A continental, vegetarian or buffet breakfast can be enjoyed in the breakfast area. The restaurant at Greshornish House Hotel specialises in British cuisine.

Portree is 27 km from the hotel, while Kyle of Lochalsh is 50 km from the property.

Rooms from $106

Glengarry Castle Hotel

Rated 9.2 in 346 reviews

In the midst of the Highland glens, this grand property sits on the wooded shores of Loch Oich, 7 miles from Loch Ness… See more

In the midst of the Highland glens, this grand property sits on the wooded shores of Loch Oich, 7 miles from Loch Ness. Glengarry Castle offers roaring log fires, spectacular views, and beautiful gardens.

Bedrooms are traditionally decorated and come with an en suite bathroom. All rooms at Glengarry Castle Hotel feature a TV and free Wi-Fi, while some offer a four-poster bed views of the loch.

Located between Loch Ness and Ben Nevis trails, the hotel is ideally positioned for visiting many famous Highland spots. Guests might also enjoy a simple walk along the shores of the loch, the river or nearby forest.

An elegant 4-course dinner is served daily in the dining room, and each morning cooked and continental breakfasts are provided.

The Isle of Skye is just an hour’s drive away, as is the city of Inverness with its airport and rail connections. To the west lies the rugged coastline and more wilderness to explore.

Rooms from $252

Opposite Inverness Castle, Best Western Palace Hotel & Spa is located on the banks of the River Ness. Only a 5-minute… See more

Opposite Inverness Castle, Best Western Palace Hotel & Spa is located on the banks of the River Ness. Only a 5-minute walk from Inverness city centre, this hotel offers a swimming pool, leisure club, spa and free WiFi, parking is also available.

Each en-suite room at this independently owned hotel has a flat-screen TV, radio and tea/coffee making facilities. All rooms also feature a private bathroom with a power shower and hairdryer. The accommodation is located in either Victorian properties or garden cottage. Some rooms overlook the castle and river.

Guests have free use of the Palace Leisure Club & Spa’s indoor pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub. Beauty treatments are available in Sleeping Beauty Spa, and there is a modern on-site gym.

The Brasserie offers informal lunch and evening meals, whilst restaurant Eight on the River offers evening dining and a hot and cold breakfast buffet. In the refurbished River View Lounge, you can enjoy afternoon tea, sit back and relax with your favourite coffee as we We Proudly Serve Starbucks Coffee

The Palace is just a 3-minute walk from riverside restaurants and bars and a 12-minute walk to the train station. The world famous Loch Ness is just a 15-minute drive from the hotel.

Rooms from $104

Forss House

Rated 8.8 in 669 reviews

Set in Thurso, 36 km from Sinclair's Bay, Forss House offers accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a… See more

Set in Thurso, 36 km from Sinclair's Bay, Forss House offers accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a restaurant and a bar. With free WiFi, this 4-star hotel offers room service and luggage storage space. The property is non-smoking and is located 30 km from The Castle Gardens of Mey.

The hotel provides some units with garden views, and the rooms are equipped with a private bathroom.

An à la carte, continental or Full English/Irish breakfast can be enjoyed at the property.

Guests at Forss House will be able to enjoy activities in and around Thurso, like hiking.

The nearest airport is Wick John O’Groats Airport, 40 km from the accommodation.

Rooms from $171

The Glenmoriston Townhouse Hotel

Rated 8.2 in 1688 reviews

This stylish, 4-star property sits on the banks of the River Ness and is 800 metres from Inverness city centre. It has… See more

This stylish, 4-star property sits on the banks of the River Ness and is 800 metres from Inverness city centre. It has an award-winning restaurant, a stylish cocktail bar, free parking and free Wi-Fi in all areas.

Rooms each have a flat-screen TV, a powerful shower, thick fluffy bathrobes and luxury toiletries. Some rooms have views of the river, and there is a garden for guests to relax in.

Chic, stylish and informal, The Contrast Brasserie offers fresh, modern food, and The Piano Bar serves a selection Scotland's finest whiskies from over 250 distilleries along with a variety of creative cocktails. There is also live music every Friday and Saturday night. Guests also have the option to order a takeaway breakfast for the mornings.

Only 20 minutes' drive from Inverness Airport and 10 minutes' walk from the train station, The Glenmoriston Townhouse Hotel has a quiet location on the banks of the river and has views of the cathedral and the theatre.

Rooms from $81