Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Scotland

A place where you’ll find some of the most beautiful and most unspoilt scenery in Europe, if not the world, I personally think it’s one of the underrated travel destinations in the world and certainly deserves a lot more attention. From its grand historic capital to picture-perfect lochs, it’s also a fantastic place to holiday with your four-legged friend. If you’re a city or culture lover then Edinburgh has plenty of dog-friendly amenities to explore and enjoy including a fair few taverns and bars that are happy to cater to your dog, you’ll even find some eateries with special dog menus, such as the Caley Sample Room on Angle Park Terrace. Next head into the famously beautiful Scottish Highlands for miles and miles of unspoilt wilderness characterized by rolling hills, mountains and spectacular lochs – perfect for exploring on hikes with your furry travelling companion and finally on the coast, there are plenty of pristine, dog-friendly sandy beaches your dog can bound around on. To help you and your pooch with your stay, here are some of the best dog-friendly hotels in Scotland…

Loch Leven Hotel & Distillery – 17th-century pet friendly hotel on the banks of Loch Leven

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Scotland Global Grasshopper

Located at the foot of mighty Glencoe, the Loch Leven Hotel is a historic, family-run, mid-range ferry Inn which dates back to the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie. The stunning loch-side setting is the perfect spot to sample craft gin in an on-site distillery or explore the many places of interest that can be found on the West Coast of Scotland. For four-legged visitors, many of the Scottish dog-friendly hotel bedrooms are dog-friendly, and well-behaved dog can join you in both the bar and the games room. Outside, the gardens are just right for catching a breath of fresh air, while long walks along the loch are only minutes away.

To stay with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page). The hotel will then get back to you to arrange.

RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges – a super cute resort in Ballachulish set in a forested area

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Scotland Global Grasshopper

Cute, cosy and incredibly romantic lodge accommodation awaits at the RiverBeds and the Luxury Wee Lodges are the most compact of all. Packed with everything you need including a microwave, fridge, TV and a shower room, these marvellously engineered pods offer private lodgings, complete with hot tubs in a grounds of an impressive Scottish highland estate. Dogs are welcome to stay with you in your pod, although space is limited. Well behaved dogs are allowed to explore the estate with you but must be kept on a lead at all times. For walks, the Glens offer mile upon mile of adventures for you all to enjoy.

To stay with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page). The hotel will then get back to you to arrange.

Holly Tree Hotel & Swimming Pool – modern dog-friendly waterfront hotel overlooking Loch Linnhe, Argyll

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Scotland Global Grasshopper

Once a former railway station on the Oban – Ballachulish railway line, the Holly Tree Hotel is now a fantastic place to relax and rejuvenate, deep in the heart of the Scottish highlands. With comfortable, modern pet-friendly accommodation and a popular restaurant, this mid-range hotel is also home to an impressive indoor swimming pool, a hot tub spa and an authentic Finnish sauna. When it comes to your four-legged friend, they will feel just as pampered as you do in this lovely Scottish abode. With a selection of dog-friendly bedrooms to choose from, well-behaved dogs are also welcome in the Railway Lounge and in the Captain’s bar to enjoy a bite to eat or a wee dram or two with you.

To stay with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page). The hotel will then get back to you to arrange.

The Lovat, Fort Augustus – a chic pooch-friendly hotel in Loch NessTop 15 dog-friendly hotels in Scotland Global Grasshopper

Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Scotland Global Grasshopper

Offering fabulous four-star accommodation on the bank of Loch Ness, The Lovat Hotel is a fresh, contemporary hotel with elegant bedrooms, a chef-led restaurant and a reputation for excellence. The Scottish pet-friendly hotel’s low impact, eco credentials are also pretty impressive, as are the fantastic views out across the loch itself. Your best friend can stay with you while you wait to catch a glimpse of Nessie, as the hotel offers garden rooms that are incredibly dog-friendly. Complete with a food and water bowl, a towel and a treat, dogs are just as welcome as humans here.

To stay with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page). The hotel will then get back to you to arrange.

  • Prices from £120 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for The Lovat Hotel 

Coul House Hotel, Contin – a grand country-house hotel set in a beautiful estate near Inverness

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Scotland Global Grasshopper

On the doorstep of the North Coast 500 route that leads right into the heart of the Highlands, this original Scottish mansion dating back as far as 1820 has been transformed into a “coul” hotel that offers comfortable bedrooms, delicious dining and beautiful gardens as well as a very warm welcome. As the Editor’s dog-friendly choice for the Good Hotel Guide in 2018, you can rest assured that your four-legged friend will be thoroughly pampered at the Coul House Hotel. There is a selection of dog-friendly bedrooms to choose from, and your dog will be allowed to go everywhere with you except for the restaurant. There are also extensive grounds for you and your best friend to explore during your stay.

To stay with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page). The hotel will then get back to you to arrange.

  • Prices from £120 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Coul House Hotel

MacDonald Hotel & Cabins, Kinlochleven – a family and dog-friendly laid back retreat set at the head of Loch Leven Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Scotland Global Grasshopper

Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Scotland Global Grasshopper

Situated on the northeast edge of Kinlochleven, with stunning views down to Loch Leven and across to the Pap of Glencoe and Ballachulish, this is the perfect base for outdoor enthusiasts. With a choice of bedrooms, cabins and even camping grounds, this mixed mid-range pet-friendly accommodation in Scotland has something for everyone. Both the Bothy Bar and Purple Stag Restaurant at The MacDonald Hotel and Cabins are ready to welcome visitors and ease aching legs with a hot meal and a nice cool drink or two after a busy day exploring. Your four-legged friend is also welcome to join you on your outdoor adventure, and well-behaved dogs can stay in the bedrooms, cabins and camping grounds by prior arrangement.

To stay with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page). The hotel will then get back to you to arrange.

Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness – a mansion turned pet-friendly Scottish hotel set in beautiful gardens

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Scotland Global Grasshopper

This 4-star hotel in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, offers luxurious bedrooms, excellent dining options and the old-fashioned Scottish hospitality that the region is so famous for. There is also a first-class spa on site at the Kingsmill Hotel that offers perfect packages and treatments as well as a range of relaxing leisure facilities. While you enjoy some much-needed downtime, your four-legged friend can relax with you too. With a selection of spacious dog-friendly garden rooms available, your pampered pooch will have direct access to a private outdoor area and hotel gardens, as well as over four acres of green space to run around in while you take in the stunning Scottish views.

To stay with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page). The hotel will then get back to you to arrange.

  • Prices from £80 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Kingsmill Hotel

Inveraray Inn, Loch Fyne – 18th-century inn overlooking Loch FyneTop 15 dog-friendly hotels in Scotland Global Grasshopper

Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Scotland Global Grasshopper

Overlooking the impressive Loch Fyne, The Inveraray Inn is an imposing 18th-century hotel that sits close to Inveraray Jail and Castle. With a relaxed, romantic feel, you can hide away in the Scottish Highlands and enjoy luxurious touches like four-poster beds, fine dining and a truly Scottish welcome. Your furry friend is also welcome at the pooch-friendly Scottish Inn, and dog-friendly bedrooms are available on request. This historic, mid-range inn is so beautifully situated that you and your dog won’t have to wander very far to experience some of the very best walks the region has to offer. Stay close to home with a stroll around the lake, or hike up into the highlands for some serious exercise.

To stay with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page). The hotel will then get back to you to arrange.

  • Prices from £80 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for The Inveraray Inn

Loch Kinord Hotel, Ballater – quaint, country-style dog friendly hotel near Cairngorms National Park

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This charming, mid-range country inn offers guests a personalised service tailored to their needs and is one of the very best hotels in Royal Deeside. With just 22 rooms to choose from, you will be guaranteed a first-class experience, as you are tended to by friendly and attentive staff at all times. This family-run establishment extends its very warm welcome to your doggy too. A selection of the bedrooms are pet-friendly, and your dog can join you in the bar but must be kept on a lead at all times. Outside the Loch Kinord Hotel, you are right on the outer edge of the Muir of Dinnet Nature reserve which is incredibly beautiful, as well as being just a stone’s throw away from the tranquil waters of Loch Kinord.

To stay with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page). The hotel will then get back to you to arrange.

  • Prices from £85 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Loch Kinord Hotel

Rowan Tree Country Hotel, Loch Alvie – charming Aviemore  hotel overlooking Loch Alvie and Cairngorm National Park

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Scotland Global Grasshopper

Situated in a rural location overlooking Loch Alvie, the mid-range Rowan Tree Country Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore both Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park. This small and family-run hotel offers cosy accommodation, great food and a fun, personalised atmosphere. Your dog will love it here too. With a selection of dog-friendly rooms and staff that are more than willing to go the extra mile to make sure your pet feels pampered, this is an excellent hotel in Scotland for dog lovers to stay at. Outside, you are within easy reach of over 4000 square km of outstanding beauty that can be found in the Cairngorms, making walkies at the Rowan Tree some of your best adventures ever.

To stay with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page). The hotel will then get back to you to arrange.

Forss House Hotel, Thurso  – Georgian manor nestled in woodland by a waterfall on the River ForssTop 15 dog-friendly hotels in Scotland Global Grasshopper

Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Scotland Global Grasshopper

A warm welcome awaits at his beautiful country house hotel dating back to 1810. With elegant bedrooms, the only 2 AA Rosette restaurant in Caithness and grounds that offer over 20 acres of Scottish woodland, this is a tranquil retreat in the very north of the highlands. Your dog can stay with you in one of the dog-friendly rooms at the 4-star Forss House Hotel, Scotland and join you for chow in the conservatory. If you are lucky, the staff may even treat your four-legged friend to the occasional sausage or two. When it comes to getting out and about, you can have hours of fun exploring the Forss Estate, and you will love the fabulous dog-walking routes that await you both, right outside your front door.

To stay with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page). The hotel will then get back to you to arrange.

  • Prices from £90 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Forss House Hotel

Heathmount Hotel – award-winning stylish pet-friendly hotel in InvernessTop 15 dog-friendly hotels in Scotland Global Grasshopper

Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Scotland Global Grasshopper

This family-run, boutique hotel is located close to the centre of Inverness and is home to a busy bar and popular restaurant. Small, but perfectly formed, the Heathmount Hotel is a part of a new generation of urban hotels that offer stylish, individually designed bedrooms and sumptuous surroundings at affordable prices. To make your stay even more enjoyable, the Heathmount welcomes well-behaved dogs to come and stay with their owners. Bedrooms are designed with four-legged friends in mind, and your pet will be allowed to join you in the back bar or on the heated terrace.

To stay with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page). The hotel will then get back to you to arrange.

  • Prices from £90 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Heathmount Hotel

Royal Marine Hotel, Brora – a dog-friendly hotel designed by the renowned Scottish architect and set in beautiful Argyllshire scenery

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Scotland Global Grasshopper

Offering 4-star accommodation in the heart of the Highlands, the Royal Marine Hotel is a friendly and relaxed place to stay. With elegant and luxurious bedrooms, a choice of three highly rated eateries and access to some of the best golf in the country, this hotel is a popular choice with sports enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers alike. Your dog can expect to love this place just as much as you do. You will need to request a dog-friendly room when you book, but your best friend will be welcome to stay with you and can join you in some, but not all, of the public areas of the hotel. The extensive gardens and the easy access to stunning Scottish countryside also make this an excellent spot for walks.

To stay with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page). The hotel will then get back to you to arrange.

Motel One, Edinburgh – affordable design hotel in a prime city location

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Scotland Global Grasshopper

Situated just 5 minutes walk from Grassmarket and many of the city’s other major attractions, Motel One Edinburgh is a mid-range hotel with a lot to offer. An urban oasis for city travellers, you can rest your head in sleek, inner-city bedrooms, and enjoy breakfast in the lounge, or a wee dram in the bar after a busy day exploring. Unlike many other city centre hotels, this one is happy to have your dog stay with you during your visit. Dog-friendly rooms are available on request, and the location is perfect for outdoor adventures in the nearby Old Town and Holyrood Park.

To stay with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page). The hotel will then get back to you to arrange.

Craigmonie Hotel & Leisure –  blends traditional style and modern comfort Inverness

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Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Scotland Global Grasshopper

Situated in a quiet leafy residential area, just a few minutes from the centre of Inverness, the Craigmonie Hotel offers well-appointed bedrooms, excellent quality dining and an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and mini gym for visitors to enjoy during their stay. Furry friends are also welcome but be sure to advise the pet-friendly Scottish hotel in advance of your visit. Your dog can join you at the bar but will need to be kept on a lead at all times. Outside the extensive gardens are perfect for short walks, or head out into the city to explore the beauty of the Highland city of Inverness.

To stay with your dog, click on the link to book as normal and on the booking form add a note to say that you will be bringing a dog (you can add this note in the Special Requests box located at the bottom of the page). The hotel will then get back to you to arrange.

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Born in England, with a few family roots from Bavaria, and a heart in Scandinavia I've always been a bit of a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I've lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up over 40 countries on trips and living in Dublin, South East Asia and Australia. I'm a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, easy-on-the-eye travel destinations far away from the tourist crowds and all things Scandinavian - from cloudberry liquors to Scandi Noirs. When not wandering the world, you'll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, strolling around the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my all time favourite places in the world; Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland. Follow Becky on Twitter and Google+.

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    location de voiture

    30 April, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Looking for dog-friendly accommodation near St Andrews, Scotland? I took a trip to Solid Luxury’s Balmeadowside Lodges for a perfect staycation!

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