Where to Stay in The Highlands
Main image: Kingsmills Hotel.
Golf View, Nairn
This 4 star hotel has a lovely location on the shores of the Moray Firth, with gardens sweeping down to Nairn beach and views out to the Black Isle. As its name suggests, it is also only a short stroll from Nairn Golf Club.
It boasts impressive leisure facilities including swimming pool, gym, sauna, tennis courts and Sonas Spa. Much of the hotel has recently been refurbished and you will find a traditional, comfortable interior offering a warm, Highland welcome.
There is a selection of dining options within the hotel. The Fairways Restaurant offers a finer dining experience and has just been awarded AA Rosette status. Alternatively, the Links Brasserie offers a more informal meal where you can enjoy the views of the coastline and beyond.
Inverness is only a short drive away, as is Culloden battlefield and Cawdor Castle.
The Kingsmills Hotel is a fabulous four-star luxury hotel in Inverness. Set in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, it offers a variety of extremely luxurious rooms, impeccable dining options and good old-fashioned Scottish hospitality to all its guests. There are two beautiful Inverness restaurants, both offering a luxurious, yet unpretentious, fine dining experience from a laid-back lunch to an indulgent 3-course dinner:
Overlooking the gardens, the bright and airy Conservatory Restaurant is the ideal location for a relaxed lunch with family or friends. In the evening, diners can indulge in a refined menu of traditional and contemporary flavours. Afterwards, step out onto the terrace with a cocktail to watch the sunset.
The cosy Inglis Restaurant has a warm and intimate feel, offering an evening dinner menu that brings together the best of Scottish and international cuisine. It’s the perfect place to eat in Inverness; ideal for a romantic dinner or a group celebration.
The Royal Golf, Dornoch
The 4 star Royal Golf Hotel commands a truly spectacular position overlooking Royal Dornoch Golf Course. It has undergone significant refurbishment in the last few years and is under new management which has provided it with a new lease of life.
You can expect a warm, Highland welcome from the staff who are incredibly helpful and where nothing is too much trouble.
Many of the 22 en-suite and individually styled bedrooms overlook both the golf course and Dornoch Firth beyond. All rooms are well equipped with direct dial telephone, flat screen televisions incorporating freeview channels, hospitality tray and complimentary toiletries to ensure a comfortable stay.
The Conservatory Restaurant has incredible panoramic views and serves food all day, providing an array of mouth-watering dishes made from the finest locally sourced, fresh and seasonal ingredients.
The hotel has received several awards and it is a key player in promoting golf in the Highlands through Highland Golf Links.
Royal Marine, Brora
This Highland property was originally designed as a private country house in the early 1900s by the renowned Scottish architect, Sir Robert Lorimer. The elegance of that period has been carefully retained whilst bringing the hotel’s facilities into the modern era. Carved wooden fireplaces and a sweeping stairway lead you to the 22 individually styled bedrooms.
The hotel also boasts its own indoor pool and fully equipped spa, leisure club and gym. There is also a choice of three restaurants including the Garden Room, an all-day Cafe Bar, Hunters Bistro and the award-winning, Lorimer Dining Room serving freshly cooked local seafood, meat and game.
Set amid glorious coastal scenery, with delightful gardens, including a putting green for those wishing to take in a bit of practice after dinner!