South of Scotland Luxury Hotels Guide

recommended four or five star, and other luxury hotels in Southern Scotland


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Glenapp Castle

Ballantrae

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a stunning baronial house surrounded by 36 acres of gardens and woodland, it offers gourmet, 6-course dining and sumptuous guest rooms

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a fine Scottish baronial manor, set in a 28 acre estate, with individually styled rooms and suites, lounges with log fires and fine dining restaurant

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a small, intimate hotel set in 6 acres of peaceful parkland close to the coast of the Solway Firth, some rooms feature private sitting rooms

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set in 4 acres of gardens and woodland, this elegant, hotel features well-appointed, individually styled rooms and a holistic garden spa

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small, independent hotel, with and intimate and relaxing air and just 10 spacious, individual bedrooms affording guests scenic countryside views

Smiths Hotel

Gretna Green

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situated adjacent to the Old Blacksmiths Shop, this contemporarily styled hotel offers spacious rooms, a convivial bar and award-winning cuisine

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with a choice of elegant restaurant or informal brasserie, this centrally placed hotel is within easy reach of Kielder Forest and Jedburgh Abbey

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this stylish hotel is situated 2 minutes walk from the ferry terminal, it offers elegant and spacious rooms and a bistro serving Scottish cuisine

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stay at a classic Scottish manse with well appointed rooms and boasting cosy, log fires in the public rooms, all set in tranquil surroundings

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well-appointed hotel, in a seafront setting, with comfortable, luxurious guest rooms, award-winning dining and relaxing leisure facilities

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a former coaching inn transformed into a smart, boutique hotel offering contemporary rooms, casual dining and a large beer garden

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a stylish and contemporary beach side hotel with scenic views, rooms have a fresh, New England/Cape Cod design and they are well-equipped

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elegant hotel, next to Ayr Racecourse, with opulent suites in the characterful main house or contemporary rooms in the courtyard

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there are relaxing facilities and a relaxing setting at this grand hotel, enjoy the scenic views over the Firth of Clyde toward the Isle of Arran

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contemporary hotel, close to Western Gailes Beach, with luxurious rooms, a rejuvenating spa and a 9-hole golf course and driving range

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this contemporary hotel, overlooking the marina, boasts luxuriously appointed 1 and 2 bedroom suites, decorated in a bright, nautical style

Cally Palace Hotel

Gatehouse of Fleet

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a fine 18th century mansion set in acres of private grounds and a golf course, it offers a wealth of relaxing leisure facilities and fine dining

Selkirk Arms Hotel

Kirkcudbright

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an historic, 18th-century townhouse, featuring bright, warmly furnished rooms, and a choice of dining in the relaxed bistro or formal restaurant

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this luxurious hotel sits in an elevated spot overlooking the Ayrshire coast, it boasts championship golf, an ESPA spa and 6 restaurants

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set on the outskirts of Brodick, this elegant hotel offers the whole family a wealth of leisure facilities, activities and several dining options

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