The 8 Best Hotels in Scotland According to Tripadvisor Reviews

From bustling cities to seaside getaways, Scotland’s hotels truly cater to everything you could want from a luxury stay.

Whether you plan to stroll around the capital or go on an adventure in the Highlands, you won’t have to go far to find an enjoyable stay.

We’ve rounded up some of the best our little country has to offer based on their reviews and ratings on Tripadvisor.

It’s true that Scotland has no shortage of options, so here are the top 8 to help you narrow down your itinerary.

The 8 Best Hotels in Scotland

Dakota Glasgow

Dakota Glasgow. Credit: Tripadvisor

Part of the Dakota chain, this contemporary-style boutique hotel offers travelers a gateway to our largest city.

Located just a 13-minute walk from the Gallery of Modern Art, visitors will benefit from being in the middle of the action alongside a host of other luxurious amenities.

Where: 179 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 4DP Scotland

Tripadvisor Rating: 5.0

Number of “excellent” reviews: 1794

Following their visit, a guest left this review: “Stayed here for three nights and loved this hotel. From the moment we arrived we found all the staff to be very friendly, courteous and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. The hotel makes you feel very relaxed. Our room was lovely and cleaned daily to a high standard.”

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The Raeburn

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Enjoy access to a flat-screen TV, minibar, free Wi-Fi and more when you stay at the Raeburn.

It has a 24-hour front desk, room service and luggage storage to help you make the most of the action of Stockbridge.

Where: 112 Raeburn Place Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH4 1HG Scotland

Tripadvisor Rating: 5.0

Number of “excellent” reviews: 971

A Tripadvisor user left this review after their visit: “The Raeburn is a great hotel and a welcome alternative to the big chain hotels in Edinburgh. We had a very warm welcome at the Raeburn and found all the staff to be very friendly, helpful and efficient. Our room was very spacious and stylish and the breakfast was great – lots of options.”

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Developed by Royal Yacht Britannia, Fingal opened in the historic port of Leith in January 2019.

The former Northern Lighthouse Board ship features 23 luxury cabins named after Stevenson’s lighthouses.

Where: Alexandra Dock Historic Port of Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7DX Scotland

Tripadvisor Rating: 5.0

Number of “excellent” reviews: 545

One Tripadvisor user said: “From the moment we stepped on board we felt like part of the Fingal family. We stayed for two nights with afternoon tea on our day of arrival. The ship itself is just beautiful, the area is very many cool bars and restaurants, once the tram is finished it will be a fantastic area, we will definitely be back to.”

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Rossmount Guest House

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This Victorian stone townhouse was built in 1870, making it a true marker of history.

It has recently been taken over by new owners and has been respectfully refurbished to a very high standard.

Where: 32 Argyle Street, Inverness IV2 3BB Scotland

Tripadvisor Rating: 5.0

Number of “excellent” reviews: 381

One Tripadvisor user wrote: “Flying tour and overnight at RossMount BnB, what a gem of a place with such a warm welcome, the hosts are amazing. Stunning room with king size bed with coffee, teas and chocolate treats in the room which are a nice touch, super comfy bed, great nights sleep.5 mins walk to town center, restaurants and bars.Breakfast was delicious and plenty of choice whatever you wanted .”

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Russacks St Andrews

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If you plan to click on the links for your staycation, look no further than Russaks in St Andrews.

Located just off the 18th hole of the iconic Royal and Ancient Golf Club, a stay here is a must for any golf enthusiast.

Where: Pilmour Links, St. Andrews KY16 9JQ Scotland

Tripadvisor Rating: 5.0

Number of “excellent” reviews: 159

One satisfied guest commented on their stay: “Couldn’t fault our stay here. – Staff were attentive and went the extra mile – Public areas are beautifully presented – Excellent location – Clean facilities and rooms – Wonderful breakfast lunch at the bridge and amazing steak at 18. Thank you for having our dog in. He loved his stay and his bed and the treats you left him. We can’t wait to be back!”

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The Balmoral Hotel

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The Balmoral has long been an Edinburgh institution, finding its home at No 1 Princes Street over a century ago.

If you plan to explore the capital, taking advantage of the stunning views and world-class facilities is the best way to do it.

Where: 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ Scotland

Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5

Number of “excellent” reviews: 3750

Speaking to the review site, one guest had this to say about their stay: “We were given a voucher as a gift to stay at the Balmoral – what a great way to spend a weekend. All the staff were so friendly and helpful. We dined in the Brasserie where the food was excellent, good wine selection and reasonably priced.”

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Radisson Red Hotel Glasgow

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Amenities abound at the Radisson RED Hotel with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, refrigerator, free Wi-Fi, and a 24-hour fitness center.

If you feel the need to leave the hotel, there are plenty of attractions to keep you entertained within walking distance from the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum to the Glasgow Science Centre.

Where: 25 Tunnel Street Finnieston Quay, Glasgow G3 8HL Scotland

Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5

Number of “excellent” reviews: 1470

After their stay, one guest commented: “If in doubt about booking this hotel after stays at many other hotels in Glasgow, it works every other in all aspects, team attitudes, knowledge from the friendliness, the facilities, the ease of booking, you feel like you’re locked in a huge hug and totally taken care of.I won’t be staying anywhere else in Glasgow on future trips and will highly recommend it to anyone who will listen, I would name you all individually, but I am limited by the characters available.”

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Cuillin Hills Hotel

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Rated as one of Tripadvisor’s Top 10% Hotels Worldwide, Cuillin Hills Hotel is the perfect place to experience the wonders of the Isle of Skye.

Set in fifteen acres of private grounds overlooking Portree Bay, you can enjoy stunning views over the Sound of Raasay to the Cuillin mountain range.

Where: Scorrybreac Road, Portree IV51 9QU Scotland

Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5

Number of “excellent” reviews: 1025

Sharing his experience on Tripadvisor, one guest said, “Another perfect stay in Cullins. Read all the reviews, you’d be hard pressed to find another hotel in the whole of the UK to have such consistent 5 star reviews! owners to all staff. Keep up the amazing work.”

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