The Central Scotland Family Hotels Guide

hotels and other accommodation for families travelling with children


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The Balmoral

Edinburgh

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indulge yourself in the opulent luxury of this elegant, perfectly located hotel, offering extensive leisure facilities and award-winning cuisine

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this prestigious country estate, home of the world famous golf courses, is a luxurious destination offering a wealth of pursuits and activities for all

Old Course Hotel

St. Andrews

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this is an exceptional hotel with a scenic location overlooking the iconic Links Golf Course and an array of luxurious leisure and dining choices

Isle of Eriska Hotel

Isle of Eriska

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indulge yourselves in the luxurious facilities of this very well-appointed hotel, nestling on its own private island at the entrance to Loch Creran

Rufflets Hotel

St. Andrews

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this elegant hotel with award-winning gardens offers many luxurious features and a sought-after location on the edge of this celebrated town

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enjoy luxury and tradition in a magnificent setting with iconic views of Edinburgh Castle, in this celebrated sandstone hotel built in 1903

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a genuine escape from it all on the banks of Loch Awe, this relaxing hotel features an award-winning restaurant serving local produce

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fine Victorian house, a short bus ride from the centre, offers elegant rooms, some with four poster beds and all with many luxurious extras

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this exceptionally well-appointed hotel, set an easy walk from Princes Street, offers sumptuously furnished rooms and courtyard restaurant

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Glasgow landmark, circa 1820s, lovingly restored to retain its original character whilst introducing contemporary styling and modern comforts

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chic, boutique styling, seasonal, local food from the estate, a quiet glen setting and loch views are all provided at this stylish, country retreat

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unwind in the Champagne Bar at this luxuriously appointed hotel, featuring a brasserie-style restaurant and chic, contemporary rooms

Hotel du Vin

Edinburgh

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smart rooms with gorgeous bathrooms, in a historic setting, and a chic french bistro make this quirky hotel in the Old Town a popular choice

Dunalastair Hotel

Kinloch Rannoch

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a former hunting lodge, moments from Loch Rannoch, transformed into a luxurious Highland retreat featuring elegant bedrooms and suites

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next to Central Station, a value hotel with sleekly designed rooms and The Kitchen, serving high-quality breakfast daily and midweek suppers

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former coaching inn, updated to give it a contemporary, modern feel, there is a stylish restaurant, relaxing bar and well-appointed bedrooms

Machrie Hotel

Port Ellen

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perfect for golf lovers, in a dramatic setting overlooking its own links and the sea, this smart hotel offers fabulous dining and leisure facilities

The Colonsay Hotel

Isle of Colonsay

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built in 1750 with scenic views of Jura, style is the watchword in this friendly hotel with fabulous fabrics, pale painted wood and deep sofas

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marvel at the cliffside views from the 520 acre estate of this luxury hotel featuring two golf courses and a range of leisure and dining facilities

Rusacks Hotel

St. Andrews

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luxurious accommodation in a superb location with views of the 1st tee and 18th hole of the famous Old Course in the heart of the home of golf

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