A Hat Trick of 5 star Destinations. Luxury Scotland Newsletter – February 2018

A Hat Trick of 5 star Destinations for Luxury Scotland

At Luxury Scotland we had an excellent start to 2018 with our announcement of three new 5 star luxury members.

Two of Scotland’s most prestigious castle hotels and exclusive use properties, Glenapp Castle and Borthwick Castle, have joined the Luxury Scotland collection. The addition of The Chester Residence in Edinburgh brings a total of three new premier properties into the fold.

Glenapp Castle Hotel in Ayrshire is renowned for its stunning location, lavish accommodation and award winning fine dining restaurant.

Borthwick Castle is one of Scotland’s oldest fortified castles with amazing historical connections, sumptuous bed chambers and a reputation for glorious banquets and cuisine.

The Chester Residence offers the ultimate in luxury serviced apartments with 23 Townhouse Apartments providing the perfect location in Edinburgh’s stylish New Town.

I invite everyone to explore our three fabulous properties and to consider them for your next luxury vacation or short break in Scotland.

2018 promises to be a truly exciting year with a number of exciting offers already posted by our member hotels on the Luxury Scotland Special Offers section.

These include:

…and many more.

And, speaking of Valentine’s Day, the ultimate in luxury fragrance candles from Scotland can be found at Gold Hart Luxury Candles – www.gold-hart.com.

Their range of exquisite scented candles can be found in a number of Luxury Scotland hotels. They capture a journey through the wild yet romantic hills of Scotland. Hand poured in Scotland and beautifully presented in a two part gift box the perfect Valentines gift comes in five romantic scents – Glen, Shore, Bramble, Amber and Wild Rose.

Wishing all our readers a very enjoyable start to the New Year.

Jeremy and Chico

Jeremy Hawkings, Chief Executive,
Luxury Scotland.
E: jeremy@luxscot.co.uk




Sunday Suite Special at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa

This super package includes our full a la carte menu, bed and full Scottish breakfast in one of our Junior Suites, plus a bottle of house champagne provided in your suite.  This offer is subject to availability.

Junior Suite – £375

Prices are for two person sharing, including VAT and service charge.

To book call +44 (0) 1224 861000 or email reservations@marcliffe.com 

North-East Scotland Championship Links Golf Courses Swinging Deal



We offer a superb package for people keen to test their prowess on three of Scotland’s internationally-renowned championship links golf courses.

Our package includes two nights bed and full Scottish breakfast and features one round at Royal Aberdeen or Murcar, 18 holes at Trump International and 18 holes at Cruden Bay – all challenging and extremely scenic venues for the golf lover.

Executive £900 Single Occupancy

Deluxe £950 Single Occupancy

Junior £1050 Single Occupancy

Executive £750 Twin/Double per person

Deluxe £790 Twin/Double per person

Junior £870 Twin/Double per person

All four of the golf courses tee-times and accommodation are subject to availability.

This offer runs until October, 2018

Quote from Ronnie MacAskill, Director of Golf, Royal Aberdeen Golf Club

 In some of the most recent and highly regarded world course rankings Royal Aberdeen has continued its upward procession now sitting proudly ahead of several esteemed Open and US Open venues.

 A British Seniors, a Walker Cup, a Scottish Open behind us, and in 2018 The Amateur Championship.


To book call +44 (0) 1224 861000 or email reservations@marcliffe.com 

The Ultimate Spa Package for Ladies at the Marcliffe Hotel and Spa

Ultimate Tranquility – 4 Hours + Lunch

This  special offer features a specially chosen treatment session at our Spa, plus a Champagne Spa light lunch served within the hotel.

The Spa treatment session gives you:

A specially blended exfoliation for the body

Tranquil light massage

[ComfortZone] 1 hour facial

Luxury manicure

Luxury pedicure

£195 Per Person

Stay the night in a Twin Executive Room for £140 Bed and Full Scottish Breakfast per room.

To book call +44 (0) 1224 861000 or email info@marcliffe.com


A La Carte Breaks 2018 at the Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen

The Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen is offering a series of 1 and 2 night ‘A la Carte’ Breaks during 2018.

One or Two Nights a La Carte Break

Includes Bed, Breakfast and A La Carte Dinner

No Set Menus, only our Full A La Carte

Sunday-Sunday, Every night! Except Christmas and New Year 

Executive Room per night – Single £195    Double £255

Deluxe Room per night – Single £215    Double £275

Junior Suite per night – Single £280    Double £340

Stay night before or after from £85 Bed and Breakfast

To book call +44 (0) 1224 861000 or email reservations@marcliffe.com 

Visit our website to learn more!

Champagne Offer at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa

Celebrate with a bottle of champagne in your room/suite on arrival and enjoy our full a la carte menu for dinner.

You will have accommodation for two in a deluxe room or junior suite with Bucks Fizz Champagne breakfast served in your room or in the Conservatory Restaurant.

Available every night except Christmas and New Year

Deluxe Room – £295 per room per night for 2 persons

Junior suite – £375 per room per night for 2 persons

Prices include VAT and service charge

To book call +44 (0) 1224 861000 or email reservations@marcliffe.com 

Hebridean Princess – 30 Years Cheers

Now that 2018 has arrived, here at Hebridean Island Cruises we are excitedly looking forward to celebrating the 30th cruising season of Hebridean Princess. Guest speaker Graham Clarke has kindly penned a 30th anniversary poem titled “30 Year’s Cheers”.

Our 30th anniversary season will not go unmarked and therefore we will be replicating itineraries from our inaugural year of 1989, along with cruises from our tenth season of 1998 and the twentieth season of 2008:

>> Original cruise from 1989 – Islands of the Inner & Outer Hebrides 22 – 29 May 2018

>> Original cruise from 1998 – The Hebridean Isles 19 – 26 June 2018

>> Original cruise from 2008 – Secrets of the Western Isles 25 Sept – 2 Oct 2018

30 Years Cheers


A nice glass of whisky with one cube of ice
And a portion of haggis would also be nice

Such pleasures enhance this marvellous trip
On this our most excellent wee Scottish ship

So here’s to our Captain and his noble Crew
Our wonderful chefs just cooking for you

Preparers of dishes and bakers of breads
Cleaners of cabins and makers of beds

Here’s to our Purser and Chief Engineer
And blokes on the bridge who know how to steer

And men on the deck we call seamen able
And those lovely people who wait at our table

Ensuring our comfort as we sit to dine
And ever attentive at pouring the wine

This ship’s been cruising for thirty great years
A Princess deserving of three hearty cheers

So one for our Captain one for his Crew
And might I suggest the third one for you!

© Graham Clarke 2017

Graham Clarke will accompany the Isles of Scilly and Celtic Coasts cruise commencing 10th July 2018 as guest speaker.

Exciting New Year Offers from Michelin-starred 21212 in Edinburgh

Exciting Offers for 2018 from Michelin-starred 21212 Restaurant with Rooms in the heart of Edinburgh.

21212 Restaurant with rooms is located in a listed Georgian townhouse on Edinburgh’s Royal Terrace. Set over four floors, the interiors are light, spacious and airy with stunning views from the upper level rooms over the city to the Firth of Forth. As well as the 38 seat restaurant with open kitchen, there’s a drawing room, two private dining areas and four luxury bedrooms. Many of the original features have been retained, complemented by contemporary lighting and designer furnishing.

Offer 1 – Stay Saturday & Sunday for £325 per room
Offer 2 –
Stay Sunday & Monday for £200 per room
Offer 3 –
Stay Monday & Tuesday, with 3 course lunch for 2 people on either Tuesday or Wednesday for £250 per room
Offer 4 –
Friday Dinner, Bed & Breakfast: Room, full breakfast, 2 x 5 course dinner and a glass of rose cava on arrival for £370 per room
Offer 5 –
Stay 2 nights: Tuesday/Wednesday or Wednesday/Thursday, for £250 per room when booking dinner one night of your stay (dinner not included).

All these offers are valid between 18th January – 30th March 2018

Call 0345 22 21212 or email reservations@21212restaurant.co.uk

All offers are subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.
Offers must be booked at the time of making a reservation.
Offers do not include dinner unless specified.
Rates shown are inclusive of either continental or full breakfast – depending on night of stay.

Web Link for more info http://www.21212restaurant.co.uk/offers

21212 Restaurant with Rooms

The 21212 Michelin-starred Restaurant in Edinburgh

bathtime at 21212 Restaurant in Edinburgh