Hotels in Scotland

by Ian Rose  

scotland hotel roomScotland is an incredible location to visit. You’ll find everything here: from affordable hotels just perfect for the families to expensive places fit for a couple wanting to spend their honeymoon in a castle.

What You Need to Know about Scotland Hotels

Generally speaking, the most important thing to determine the price is the season. All cities have both a low and a high season, with corresponding low and high prices. The high season in Edinburgh is August when the festivals are in full swing and when you won’t be able to find any room unless you booked several months in advance. New Years is also crowded in Scotland so prepare for a peak in prices as well.

There are plenty of hotels to choose from in Scotland, from the laid-back 2 stars family run places to the luxury five stars hotels. If you want to save some money, plan to visit the country in the low season, such as April, May or September. Also you can choose to stay in family run places rather than big chains. Although the facilities won’t be the same, the rooms are clean and the prices lower.

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Some of Our Favorite Hotels in Scotland

Here are a few of our favorite spots in the major Scottish cities. If one of these sounds perfect for you, click on the “More info” link to check availability and book a room.

Edinburgh

Royal Ettrick Hotel is a 2 stars hotel located at about 2 miles from downtown Edinburgh. Having only 19 bedrooms, the hotel is a nice place to spend your vacation. The bar is popular between locals and tourists alike. The prices include the complimentary Scottish breakfast. Prices range between £60 per night for a single room and £80 per night for a double or twin room. More info.

Tailors Hall Hotel is a 3 stars hotel located right in the heart of the city, at a short walk both from the Royal Mile and Princess Street. There is a bar in the hotel and the Scottish breakfast is included in the room price. Prices range between £65 per night for a single room and £94 per night for a double or twin room. More info.

Glasgow

Ramada Glasgow City is a 3 starts hotel located in the heart of Glasgow. It’s located really close to the museums and shops. All rooms have high speed internet access and TVs. A double or twin room costs £59 per night. More info.

Premier Inn Glasgow City is a 3 star hotel considered “on the budget” although it’s located right in the city center. It’s within walking distance of the major tourist attractions. All rooms have wireless internet access. A double or twin room costs £84 per night. More info.

Inverness

Thistle Inverness is a 3 star hotel located just outside of the city proper, and is a great base for exploring the Highlands, being just a short distance from Loch Ness. Not the cheapest option, at £80-£90 per night, but a lovely place for your Inverness stay. More info.

Royal Highland Hotel is a great option for those looking to spend a bit less. For less than £55 per night, you can get a lovely room, in the heart of the city and close to public transport. Breakfast is included. More info.

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