Inverlochy Castle Hotel is Now Second Best Hotel in Europe and Fourth in the World

The annual Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards ranked Inverlochy Castle in Fort William as second in Europe and fourth in the world, cementing the property’s position as Scotland’s most renowned small luxury hotel.

The ranking adds to an impressive roster of awards for  Inverlochy Castle Management International which was founded by the senior management team behind Inverlochy Castle Hotel.

Norbert Lieder, managing director of ICMI, said: “We are extremely proud to be bestowed this honour from the readers of Travel & Leisure magazine around the world. To rank among the pinnacle of hotels globally represents a true hallmark of luxury, standards upheld by the remarkable teams across every hotel in the ICMI portfolio.”

To make the ranking on Travel & Leisure’s annual World’s Best Awards, hotels must act as incredible ambassadors for their home countries, delivering intuitive service and luxury experiences that result in a unique holiday experience.


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Glorious Summer Offers from Airds Hotel at Port Appin, Argyll

Enjoy these glorious ‘Summer’ Offers from The Airds Hotel and Restaurant

Summer is an ideal time to come to the Scottish west coast. Enjoy our incredibly beautiful scenery, be amazed by the vivid colours all around as garden and roadside flowers reach their best and you can enjoy the wonderful fresh Scottish produce that we showcase on our menus. To help you take advantage of this special time of year we are offering two special offer package.

Book your TWO night Luxury Summer Break at Airds Hotel and enjoy 15% off selected rooms during July and August.
Rates from just £297 per person for the 2 night break, inclusive of dinner and breakfast.
Please call Airds Hotel direct on 01631 730236 to make a reservation.

Summer Special Offer – 4 nights for the price of 3 on selected rooms during July and August
Pay for 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast and the extra night bed including breakfast can be completely free.
Terms: Dinner must be taken in our Restaurant on the 4th night of your stay and this will be chargeable.
Rates from just £525 per person for the 3 night break, inclusive of dinner and breakfast.
Please call Airds Hotel direct on 01631 730236 to make a reservation.

For more details and offers – see Airds Hotel Special Offers >>>

Editors Note: Arrive early afternoon and enjoy a leisurely walk along the banks of Loch Linne, savour the stunning views across to the Morven Mountains. Perhaps you will treat yourself to an Airds Afternoon Cream Tea. In the evening relax and enjoy a meal in our romantic 3 Rosette restaurant with stunning views out over the loch.

Loch Linne close to Airds Hotel


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Luxury Getaway in Aberdeen at MacLeod House with 3-course dinner & fizz on arrival

Macleod House
Enjoy a Luxury Getaway in Aberdeen at Macleod House with luxury accommodation, 3-course dinner & fizz on arrival

1 night 5-star luxury stay at Aberdeen Luxury Hotel – MacLeod House & Lodge
Prices from: £295 per room (Offer valid July to October 2018 – see conditions below)

Treat that special someone to a lovely night away amidst the comfort and luxury of our five-star MacLeod House & Lodge. Whether it’s a romantic getaway, some quality time with the girls, or simply an indulgent night with friends, our spring packages offer that something special to make your stay truly unforgettable.

All packages include a one-night stay in one of our sumptuous superior guest rooms with a three-course dinner in the Dunes Restaurant & Bar and breakfast the following morning. To top it off, upon arrival our Chefs will have prepared delicious treats for you to enjoy along with a glass of bubbles. These change seasonally and vary from traditional haggis bon bons to cheese and biscuits, canapes and sweet treats to crisps and nuts, nicely washed down with a glass of fizz!

  • 1 night accommodation in superior guest room – double occupancy
  • 3 course dinner at the Dunes Restaurant & Bar
  • Breakfast
  • A glass of bubbles with nibbles upon arrival

To upgrade to the 5-course tasting menu at MacLeod House, add a supplement of £20 per person.

Price: £295 per room

Available July to October, 2018 excluding selected peak dates (Call for details)
Terms & Conditions apply.

For booking or enquiries, contact MacLeod House & Lodge
on +44(0)1358 743300 or via email to


Favourite Dishes at Luxury Scotland Restaurants

June Newsletter Article – Guest Favourites for Summer 2018

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Scotland is rightly famous for its wonderful produce … beef, venison, seafood and a host of glorious vegetables and soft fruits. Seasonality will always play a major part in the design of our restaurant menus.

So, we thought we would ask our hotels which of their dishes are the most popular with their guests. Here are the results – some of our ‘Guest Favourites‘ that you can enjoy while dining in style at the restaurants in Luxury Scotland hotels.

(Full details can be found in our latest article for Luxury Scotland’s ‘Explore & Discover’ section.)

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At Airds hotel, a dish of Loch Melfort Sea Trout, Linguine, Oyster, Sea Vegetables, Razor Clam Viniagrette has been developed to showcase some of the best fresh produce on offer from the West Coast of Scotland.

Scottish heritage tomatoes and a wonderful goat’s cheese are the centre piece of this regular favourite on Borthwick Castle’s menus –  Scottish tomatoes with lovage pesto, Ticklemore goats cheese & Provencal granola. The dish is brought together with trickles of lovage pesto and a sprinkling of Provencal granola including garlic, basil seeds, pine nuts and honey.

Loch Crinan Jumbo Prawns Corryvreckan is one of Crinan Hotel’s spectacular signature dishes. A perennial favourite with guests at Crinan, this dish was created by Nick Ryan, proprietor and host at the Crinan Hotel for more than 45 years.

Glenapp Castle’s  Buttermilk Pannacotta with Poached Rhubarb and Honeycomb symbolises Glenapp’s ethos of utilising seasonal food and homegrown produce where possible, creating a taste sensation for our diners that reflects our local Scottish produce.

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Guests at Glencoe House  can enjoy the very best of Scotland’s Ocean larder served in style. A feast for seafood lovers, this favourite with Glencoe House guests features local lobster and langoustines, as well as oysters and dressed crab.

For chef Paul Kitching at 21213 Restaurant with Rooms, Haggis is a magical dish, enveloping all things Scottish. Take a creamy risotto, ‘crumbed haggis’ , a sprinkle of nuts, fruits and seeds, sliced shallot, and top with a smoked cream Arbroath or a Langoustine Bisque… and you have yet another very popular 21212 classic dish.

The Orkney Crab starter is by far the most popular starter on One Devonshire Garden’s summer menu. Head Chef, Gary Townsend uses the white meat of the crab dressed with lemon, chives and apple enhanced with avocado, confit plum tomatoes, tomato jelly and torched tomatoes to create this bright, vibrant and fresh tasting dish, perfect for summer dining.

The showstopper at One Square Restaurant in Sheraton Grand Edinburgh is Strathdon Blue Trifle with grapes, pear, walnuts and Dacquoise biscuit. The idea behind this dish was to create something truly Scottish, whilst also encapsulating the elements of a cheese board.

If you have enjoyed this latest article on Luxury Scotland Restaurants, you may enjoy our other articles in our ‘Explore & Discover‘ section.




The Torridon Wins Independent Hotel of the Year at The Cateys

The Torridon, located in the remote Scottish Highlands, was awarded Independent Hotel of the Year at The Cateys, the glittering annual hospitality awards, on Tuesday 3 July at Grosvenor House.
The 32-bedroom loch-side turreted property, with a five AA star hotel, inn rooms and private boathouse, is owned and managed by Dan and Rohaise Rose-Bristow. They bought the former Victorian shooting lodge from Rohaise’s parents in 2004, after managing it for five years.

With 100% occupancy through three consecutive months in 2017 and an annual occupancy of 96.5%, up 19% over the past three years, The Torridon is a beacon for offering the best in Scottish hospitality. Locally-sourced ingredients from land and loch, freshly picked vegetables and herbs from the Kitchen Garden, and foraging with head chef Ross Stovold delight discerning gourmet travellers. Meanwhile, Torridon Outdoors provides tailored activities for the more energetic, including kayaking with seals, loch snorkelling and mountain biking on lesser-known routes.

Staff training at The Torridon is exemplary. Led by Rohaise (also Chair of the Apprenticeship in Hospitality, Scotland) it provides a backbone for growth and development throughout the property. Each employee undergoes a bespoke three-month training programme and five-star service training. On a personal level, the staff’s wellbeing and work/life balance are paramount. A collaborative culture is encouraged, the result being a happy and productive team and staff turnover reduced to 33%.

Dan Rose-Bristow says: “We are very excited to have been honoured by our peers and awarded Independent Hotel of the Year. Our family business has grown and developed these past 25 years into a top-class resort and the challenge of operating a business in a remote corner of the world has been recognised, and achievement that we and our team of over 50 people are hugely proud of.”

Rohaise Rose-Bristow says: “The award gives us greater confidence to attract, retain and develop talent and it recognises the huge team effort that goes into making The Torridon what it is today.”

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Lochgreen Summer Special – Dinner plus B&B with Fizz and Spa Discount

Lochgreen Summer Special DB&B with Fizz and Spa Discount

Treat yourself this Summer to a relaxing night away in the beautiful surroundings of Lochgreen House Hotel and Spa in Ayrshire on Scotland’s South West Coast.

Stay in one of Lochgreen House Hotel’s beautiful deluxe rooms and enjoy a wonderful four course meal in the Kintyre Restaurant with a bottle of bubbly in your room on arrival. For the ultimate indulgent break enjoy 10% off Spa Treatments (excluding packages) when booked in advance of your stay.

Our Special Dinner Bed and Breakfast rate including 4 course dinner & tea/coffee is £120.00 per person per night (based on two sharing).

This includes a bottle of bubbly in your room on arrival and 10% off Spa Treatments!

The Lochgreen Summer Special offer is available Sunday to Thursday throughout July, August & September 2018 (subject to availability)

We look forward to welcoming you to Lochgreen!

To book or for more information please call Lochgreen House Hotel & Spa on 01292 313434 or email

Full details for Lochgreen House Hotel & Spa at


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Editor’s Notes: Lochgreen House Hotel offers unrivalled luxury and some of the finest dining in Ayrshire and South West Scotland. The imaginative menus are created with flair by award-winning chefs, using Ayrshire’s superb local produce produce. The Kintyre Restaurant merits three Red AA Rosettes offering a mood of elegance and exquisite fine dining, with wines sourced from vineyards in Europe. more details>>>