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5 Star Highland Accommodation

Sometimes only the best will do, and if you wish your stay in the Scottish Highlands to be in an accommodation with a world-renowned reputation for top quality, elegance, and refinement, then a 5-star residence is the way to go.  Five stars is the highest rating an accommodation can receive by such accrediting agencies as AA or VisitScotland (formerly the Scottish Tourist Board).  Any accommodation awarded five stars means it is exceptional in quality, service, furnishings, and food.  It will provide the ultimate in comfort, style, and luxury.  A five-star accommodation in the Scottish Highlands will reward you with an exceptional experience and wonderful memories for a lifetime.

You can count on your 5-star accommodation offering superb location, in coveted settings such as beside a world-famous golf course, along a beautiful and mysterious loch, perched atop a rocky coastline, or nestled amongst sublime pastoral lands, all found in the majestic Scottish Highlands.  Five-star accommodation is available in a wide variety of types which include hotels, country houses and castles, bed and breakfasts, and even self-catering.  Whichever is your preference, rest assured your accommodation will be the pinnacle of quality, providing extras like saunas and hot tubs, high-end culinary equipment, luxurious baths and showers, Egyptian cotton linens and Hungarian goose down duvets, computers and broadband, and four-poster beds. 

Hotels rated five stars will also give you the highest standard of service.  You can expect haute cuisine and usually a selection of bars and restaurants with awarding-winning chefs.  Some hotels will provide you with chauffeured transportation to and from your travel connections.  More often than not, an in-house spa is available for luxurious alternative health and beauty treatments.  Expect to find swimming pools, hot tubs, and saunas as the standard.  Hotels will also offer bathrobes and slippers, a first-class selection of toiletries, mini-bars, plasma televisions, and the usual stock of trouser presses, hairdryers, and shoe valets in each room.  Of course, in the Scottish Highlands, 5-star hotels will delight guests with an extensive range of single malt whiskies, and you will enjoy Scottish cuisine made from the finest quality local produce in the restaurants and brasseries.  Many 5-star hotels in the Scottish Highlands are boutique hotels, and these will provide you with personal and individual service at the highest level.

Five-star bed and breakfast accommodation is rated thus because of top-rate service, spacious and beautifully-decorated rooms, superb breakfast cuisine, and excellent locales.  Your views will be spectacular as you wake up each morning to panoramas of mountains or lochs, the sea or a roaring Speyside river, peaceful pastureland or heather-covered hillsides.  A bed and breakfast with a 5-star rating will also offer you those special extra amenities such as high-end toiletries, antique or sumptuous leather furniture, elegant libraries or guest lounges, free high-speed wireless, and sporting equipment like bicycles, fishing rods, and archery gear.  Your hosts may give you the option of dinner, as well, and some bed and breakfasts are licensed to serve fine wines and spirits.  Packed lunches are frequently on offer, as your five-star bed and breakfast hosts will go out of their way to provide you with a delightful visit in the Scottish Highlands.

Self-catering can also receive five stars.  which generally means the accommodation is in immaculate condition and is either purpose-built or has been refurbished to the highest modern standards.  Look for large rooms with en suites, massive and well-equipped kitchens, large-screen televisions, and a full stock of recreational equipment.  Larger self-catering accommodation will provide those luxury extras such as billiards rooms, libraries, small offices with computer equipment, whirlpools and saunas, and log-burning fireplaces.  Self-catering is an excellent option when privacy is paramount. 

All five-star accommodation, whether an hotel, a bed and breakfast, a castle, or a self-catering residence, will be well-situated and have access to all kinds of activities, spa facilities, golfing, fishing, or shooting, and very likely will offer the services of trained guides, sporting professionals, and ghillies.  Enjoy the benefits of luxury travel, fine dining, and sumptuous comfort, and create a memory of a lifetime.  For your next visit to the enchanting Scottish Highlands, set yourself up in style and book a 5-star accommodation for a truly divine, delightful experience.