5th October 2017
Top 6 Hotels with Spectacular Views
Are you seeking a stunning setting for your next hotel break? Look no further, as we’ve compiled 6 top hotels with outstanding vistas, from hilltop locations to rural retreats, let Mother Nature satisfy your senses in these awe-inspiring areas of beauty.
1. Gleddoch Hotel, Spa & Golf, Langbank
The beautifully refurbished Gleddoch Hotel, Spa & Golf’s hilltop location boasts unparalleled views of the River Clyde, Dumbarton Castle and beyond to Ben Lomond. These epic views can be enjoyed from many of the hotels bedrooms, and blissfully from the outdoor hot tub – the perfect place to relax and unwind. Situated in 360 acres of beautiful countryside, including an 18-hole golf course, guests can enjoy fabulous meals and drinks in the aptly named, VISTA restaurant and The Nineteenth Bar. The hotel has recently undergone an incredible refurbishment, including their luxurious spa, where guests can enjoy top class treatments, in a tranquil setting with exceptional views.
2. Inverlochy Castle, Fort William
The Inverlochy Castle is set in a truly rich natural setting, amongst the glens, lochs and mountains of the West Highlands. Evergreen trees provide the vivid background to this 18th century castle, with the immaculately manicured gardens, it’s a fantastic feast for your eyes. Each of the 17 luxurious bedrooms are individually designed to the highest standard, and benefit from unique and outstanding views of the greenery. The 5 star property is the perfect base to explore the Lochaber region, and is only a short drive from Fort William. Guests can explore the area on the many local wildlife walks, or for the more active amongst us, Ben Nevis climb awaits, the highest mountain in the British Isles.
3. Glen Clova Hotel, Angus
Situated in the stunning Cairngorms National Park, the Glen Clova Hotel is a real hidden gem. The cosy country hotel is surrounded by gorgeous glens, flourishing flora and ever-changing landscapes. Share the peace and tranquillity of this area with the locals (the wildlife that is) as you embark on a countryside stroll, or simply soak up the views from the comforts of the cosy restaurant or bar. Expect dramatic scenery from snow-capped hills, to blankets of rare alpine flowers. The Clova glen itself provides a sensory experience with stunning sights, sounds and smells all year round, and has perfect walking routes whatever your ability. The Glen Clova is new to Hotel Connexions and already is proving a popular hit with our customers looking for a rural retreat in a stunning setting.
4. Inver Lodge Hotel, Lochinver
A real treat off the beaten track, the 5 star Inver Lodge Hotel is a nature lover’s paradise. Set hillside on the dramatic coastline of Sutherland, the hotel overlooks the quaint fishing village and Loch Inver inlet. The hotel is encompassed in natural beauty, which guests can gaze upon from their luxurious hotel room – all with equally stunning views. Wildlife spotters will delight at catching a glimpse of a majestic golden eagle, or look on as the red deer mosey peacefully through the moors, in this tranquil retreat. Days here can be spent uncovering the many coastal walking routes, or ascending the Assnyt Hills. Afterwards, cosy up by the roaring fire in the lounge with a warming whisky or soothing cup of tea.
5. New Lanark Mill Hotel, New Lanark
Based in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the New Lanark Mill Hotel is surrounded in a truly stunning setting. The hotel sits in a National Nature Reserve, which boasts outstanding landscapes and woodlands in addition to spectacular views over the River Clyde. This outstanding scenery can all be enjoyed from the comfort of your hotel room as all 38 bedrooms benefit from river or woodland views. Spend the day exploring this beautiful area, as the iconic Falls of Clyde are only a short stroll from the hotel, or go to the New Lanark Visitor Centre to enjoy panoramic views from the rooftop garden.
The Lodge on Loch Lomond
With it’s beachfront location, The Lodge on Loch Lomond benefits from some of the most exceptional views of Scotland’s favourite loch, the surrounding hills and over to the majestic Ben Lomond. These spectacular views can be enjoyed from many of the hotel’s luxurious bedrooms, where guests can watch the sun set from their own private balcony. Feeling adventurous? There are a range of watersports available on site from the hotels very own jetty, or for a more decadent day, a luxury cruise or speedboat excursion can be arranged. Take a trip to one of the loch’s many beaches or islands and pack a picnic, to feel a million miles away from it all. For the foodies out there, the 2 AA Rosette Colquhoun’s Restaurant sits on the waterfront, where you can soak up these sensational views over some fine food.
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Written by Annika Rieley, 05 October 2017.