Guide to Eco Hotels in Scotland ( 2022 Updated)

An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco friendly hotels Scotland are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in Edinburgh and then beyond in Scotland.

It is easy to be green in Scotland. … Green accommodation in Scotland is easy to find, and options range from cosy cottages, quirky hostels, modern glamping pods, and self-catering eco-lodges, to grand castles and luxury hotels – the choices are endless.

 

1. Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa & Golf 4* – Eco Friendly Hotels Scotland

Hotel Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa & Golf
Hotel Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa & Golf

Offering a restaurant, 24-hours room service and a spa, Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa & Golf is set in 300 acres of lush landscapes in Oban. Free WiFi is available throughout and free private parking is possible onsite.

All the luxurious rooms at Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa & Golf feature the finest bed linen and warm, contemporary décor. Bathrobes, free toiletries, tea/coffee making facilities and a flat-screen TV are included in all rooms.

The Spa at The Stables offers a range of ESPA products and treatments, an ozone indoor heated pool, sauna and steam room. Guests can also make use of the gym, sports hall and swimming pool, together with a specialized sports massage.

This luxe resort in an 1884 mansion set on a private island between lochs Linnhe and Creran is 12 miles from the 14th-century Castle Stalker.

Posh accommodations range from stylish rooms in the main house to detached plush suites and cottages. All have tea and coffee making facilities, free Wi-Fi and TVs. Suites and cottages add lounges, and private gardens with hot tubs, as well as 24/7 in-room dining.

Free full Scottish breakfast is served in a fine-dining restaurant. There’s a library bar with an art deco fireplace, as well as a 6-hole golf course and a spa, plus an indoor sports hall.

The Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Golf is situated on its own island on the west coast of Scotland connected to the mainland by a small, vehicle bridge. Only 2 hours drive from Glasgow and 10 minutes from Oban, it offers the perfect location to relax and unwind.

The drive to the Isle of Eriska gets you excited with the long drive eventually seeing the hotel sign and the trademark rickety bridge before arriving. We have stayed before and had a lovely time and this was no different. The staff could not do enough for us even looking into the recipe for one of the canapés, all were so polite and attentive it is difficult to imagine how they could make you feel more special.

The location of the hotel is like something from a fantastic country house novel. In lots of of its own land, an area for drinks outside and very grand inside but not at all stuffy. Dinner was very special, lovely homemade sourdough bread, a tangy tomato based amuse bouche, and a superb cheese selection.

An imposing country house hotel sitting in beautiful grounds on its own island! We were warmly welcomed by the staff and having roaring coal fires in the public areas was so enticing. Our suite very traditional and spacious. We used the swimming pool and I thought the spa facilities looked inviting. The hotel also boasts a small golf course and plenty of other sport on offer. We explored the island, beach, pier etc!

Our evening dinner was a delight from start to finish and the staff so pleasant both evening and at breakfast. This was a wonderful experience from start to finish.

Eco Friendly Hotels Scotland
Eco Friendly Hotels Scotland

How much does a room costs at Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa & Golf?

Prices start 541$/night for Double or Twin Room. The Deluxe Double or Twin Room
is 644$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This room features a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities and a minibar. The en suite bathroom comes with free toiletries and bathrobes.

Free WiFi is available.

Where to book online– Isle of Eriska Hotel Spa & Golf – Eco Friendly Hotels Scotland you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Scotland during Edinburgh Fringe Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Scotland on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. voco Grand Central – Glasgow 4* – Eco Friendly Hotels Glasgow Scotland

voco Grand Central
voco Grand Central

Located at Glasgow Central Station, the award-winning voco Grand Central – Glasgow is an iconic hotel set within Glasgow’s shopping district. It boasts a fine restaurant, free WiFi and 21 meeting rooms for up to 500 guests. The historic building dates back to 1883. The hotel has original features including the grand staircase and the magnificent Champagne Central Bar with its domed ceiling and marble floor.

The stylish bedrooms all feature a flat-screen TV, a laptop safe, fragrant toiletries, bedside USB connections, bespoke art and an iron. Guests can enjoy a discount on breakfast rates when selected at the time of booking.

The elegant Tempus Restaurant & Bar serves both traditional and local specialities, made from seasonal local produce as well as a varied cocktail menu. Deli Central offers fresh, light snacks in a relaxed environment.

Set in a landmark Victorian building just outside Glasgow Central Station and a 5-minute walk from the Gallery of Modern Art, this modern hotel is also 9-minutes’ walk from the St. Enoch Shopping Centre.

The sophisticated rooms feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi; some have rainfall showerheads and laptop-sized safes. Suites add sitting rooms and mini fridges. Room service is available.

There’s an elegant restaurant with a seasonal menu, a casual cafe offering lighter fare, and a chic bar and lounge serving cocktails and afternoon tea.

Located at the very heart of the city, directly adjoining Glasgow Central station, voco® Grand Central Glasgow occupies one of the city’s most historic and impressive buildings. With an abundance of historical grandeur and a guest list to match, over the years we’ve played host to everyone: from politicians such as Winston Churchill to Hollywood stars like Frank Sinatra. Awarded the Best Hotel Bar in Glasgow at the 2019 Best Bar None awards, Champagne Central bar is the go-to place for glamorous cocktails for guests and locals alike.

Take afternoon tea in the Champagne Lounge or enjoy a cocktail (or two) while you people-watch across the station concourse and enjoy great Glaswegian hospitality.

Our room was spacious and immaculate. The bottle of prosecco was a lovely touch!

We enjoyed a late dinner at the Champagne bar, and even though we were close to the kitchen closing the staff couldn’t have been any more helpful.
The food and cocktails were great – couldn’t fault them.

Breakfast the next morning was adequate, but nothing special. The cooked options were plentiful, but very few cold options.

The staff throughout – check-in/out, dinner, bar, cleaners, and breakfast – were excellent, polite and helpful.

The hotel is superbly located for accessing all that Glasgow has to offer. The building is beautiful, some stunning old features in it. Concierge service was fantastic, consistent throughout the weekend, really helpful. We had room service twice. On both occasions food quality was very good.

White Company toiletries, lovely! Bed linen, pillows, duvet soft and so comfortable. Bedroom was a little bit cold but an extra heater was provided which we used. The bedroom was massive so I can see why it needed this extra aid to heat heat it. We arrived very early morning and they were very accommodating in getting us in as quickly as they could. All round great hotel.

The room appears to be recently refurbished and whilst quite small ticked most of the boxes: free wifi, large screen tv with a great array of channels, work desk, coffee and tea making facilities and this strange not a single not quite a double bed. Not sure if this is standard for the region but the room didn’t have a fridge or mini bar. Bathroom was quite bright and modern and featured a combo shower and bath. Cleanliness was an excellent standard throughout.

The hotel is a gorgeous old building that, internally at least, is currently being renovated. It’s set on top of central station in the heart of the city and is excellent in that everything is easily walkable (when the weather permits). There are countless dining options and Tesco and Sainsburys everywhere you look.

Hotel doesn’t have fitness facilities, but does have a restaurant and very popular cocktail bar. Service was only average but is more than made up for by the location.

How much does a room costs at Isle of voco Grand Central – Glasgow?

Prices start 142$/night for Premium Double Room. The Premium King Room is 148$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This room features a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities and a minibar. The en suite bathroom comes with free toiletries and bathrobes.

Free WiFi is available.

Where to book online – voco Grand Central – Glasgow, an IHG Hotel – Eco Friendly Hotels Scotland you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Scotland during Edinburgh Fringe Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Scotland on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Hotel Best Western Kings Manor 3* – Eco Friendly Hotels Edinburgh

Hotel Best Western Kings Manor
Hotel Best Western Kings Manor

Best Western Kings Manor in Edinburgh offers free WiFi, a 20 m swimming pool and a gym. Portobello Beach is just 10 minutes’ walk from the building. The railway station is 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel.

Guests at Kings Manor can use the Fountain Spa Leisure Club, which has a sauna, a steam room and a beauty therapy suite. There is also a spa bath and a tennis court to enjoy.

Best Western Kings Manor has spacious en-suite rooms featuring satellite TV and 24-hour room service. Rooms also benefit from a hospitality tray for tea and coffee.

Occupying a 19th-century former convent, this relaxed hotel is a 6-minute walk from Brunstane railway station, 14 minutes’ walk from Portobello Beach and 5 miles from Edinburgh Castle.

Warmly decorated rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screens; family rooms sleep up to 4 people. Kids age 12 and under stay at no extra cost with an adult.

Parking is free. Other amenities include a sophisticated wood-panelled restaurant, a casual bistro, and a relaxed bar with leather sofas. There’s also a spa with a steam room, plus an indoor pool, a gym and 5 meeting rooms.

hotel with family owner / manager. Constantly being upgraded to meet the demands of today’s traveller. Bar, restaurant, bistro, free parking extensive leisure club including pool sauna, steam room and spa bath. Family rooms available. Quick, reliable inexpensive public transport to city centre and all city’s attractions. Set in quiet suburban setting a few minutes walk to the beach and harbour.”,”viewport”:”DESKTOP”}]}”>

Traditional style hotel with family owner / manager. Constantly being upgraded to meet the demands of today’s traveller. Bar, restaurant, bistro, free parking extensive leisure club including pool sauna, steam room and spa bath. Family rooms available. Quick, reliable inexpensive public transport to city centre and all city’s attractions. Set in quiet suburban setting a few minutes walk to the beach and harbour.

 The hotel is a bit out of central Edinburgh but it’s really easy to get the bus just outside into the city. I recommend looking up where your bus stops in the city are going to be though as I got confused trying to get the bus back to the hotel. They have really helpful maps and public transport information in the reception area of the hotel, which I totally recommend grabbing.

We stayed in a twin bedroom, which was really spacious, the beds were really comfortable. The hotel is big on being Eco-friendly which I loved, they have recycling bins even in the rooms. There was only one elevator that serviced our part of the hotel, which was out of order for most of our stay so that was a pain being on the 3rd floor. There were steps down to the rooms as well; so I’m not sure what their rooms on the ground floor are like but they may not be the most wheelchair accessible.

Lovely large room with en suite with walk in shower. Dining facilities very good and the layout was with Covid 19 aware. The hotel is clean and well maintained with helpful and friendly staff–what you expect from the Best Western Brand.

For us the advantage was its very close to the end of the A1 and we drove up from Manchester on the scenic m1 etc route the last 50 miles were amazing with lovely coastal views. The hotel has plenty of free parking There is a Bus Stop outside the hotel that takes you into the City about 20 mins ride or a taxi will cost £15.00.

There is fort kinnaird a short drive away, Asda, the range and so on. It has a lovely bar and restaurant, although we have not ate here yet. The leisure facilities are excellent. Pool and changing area is always clean, fresh towels at reception, sauna, steam room and also the jacuzzi!

Rooms are always clean, modern, plenty of towels, pillows and extras of needed. Staff are very pleasant and always happy to help. Love the “talk to a plant” – you can choose a plant from reception and take it to your room for your stay. Would 100% recommend here.

Eco Friendly Hotels Edinburgh
Eco Friendly Hotels Edinburgh

How much does a room costs at Isle of voco Hotel Best Western Kings Manor ?

Prices start 102$/night for Double Room. The Superior King Room is 132$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This triple room features a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee maker.

Where to book online – Hotel Best Western Kings Manor – Eco Friendly Hotels Edinburgh you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Scotland during Edinburgh Fringe Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Scotland on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

4. Gleneagles 4* – Eco Friendly Hotels Scotland

The Gleneagles Hotel

Established in 1924, The Gleneagles Hotel is a prestigious resort in the heart of Scotland. Set within 850 acres, it offers 3 championship golf courses and an ESPA spa, along with a falconry school. Guests can also enjoy off-road driving, horse-riding, dog training, and shooting.

This grand resort offers a variety of elegant rooms and luxurious suites. Many feature views over the extensive grounds and free Wi-Fi. The en suite bathrooms have complimentary toiletries.

In the mornings, the Gleneagles Hotel serves an award-winning full Scottish breakfast. With 4 fine dining restaurants, guests can enjoy imaginative menus in the Michelin Starred Andrew Fairlie restaurant, along with the Birnam Brasserie, the formal Strathearn, and the lively Dormy Bar and Grill.

This high-end spa and golf resort is 18 miles from Perth Concert Hall and 19 miles from Stirling Castle.

Posh rooms come with free Wi-Fi, mini fridges, DVD players, tea and coffee making facilities; some have balconies with golf-course views. Suites add sitting areas, and some have 2 storeys and/or claw-foot tubs.

Full Scottish breakfast is complimentary. There are 3 golf courses. Resort activities include shooting, horse riding and falconry. There’s a luxury spa and a beauty salon, as well as 4 restaurants, a coffee lounge, an art deco bar serving afternoon tea, and a sleek whisky bar.

An iconic country estate set beneath the beautiful Ochil Hills, The Gleneagles Hotel has been a luxury destination for nearly a century. Located just one hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports and with its own railway station, Gleneagles offers the perfect retreat for those looking for relaxation, fun and adventure. Three championship courses have established Gleneagles’ reputation as a golfer’s paradise but the hotel offers so much more than golf.
The 850-acre estate epitomises the rugged natural beauty for which Scotland is famed and offers guests a glorious playground of country pursuits and activities. Whether you come to fly a Harris’ Hawk, ride horses, play tennis, go off-roading, train gundogs, shoot game, fish, enjoy Michelin-starred dining, or relax in an award-winning spa, Gleneagles offers a world of unforgettable experiences.
Everything was perfect. If you would like to experience the utmost high quality of service, then the GlenEagles is just the right place. Especially very good for golfer, family and couple. A bit remote, but worth to stay away from the urban/developed area. Very calm and eco-friendly surroundings will give you more than the centrally located hotels.
Beautiful hotel, fantastic top rate facilities and service above and beyond. We had a fabulous three night break at Gleneagles to enjoy a bit of relaxation and golf. We enjoyed our stay so much much that we decided to extend for a fourth night. We had a beautiful suite initially, then moved to a lovely double in Braid House which was also very nice. The staff around the hotel were so attentive and friendly, nothing is too much trouble and they work so hard to make sure guest’s needs are met.
The food is exquisite. We were lucky enough to dine in the Birnham, the Strathearn and the Andrew Fairly. All very different, but each delivered a memorable and thoroughly enjoyable dining experience.

Every inch the Grand Dame of Railway Hotels. There is something of bygone days fused with contemporary chic at Gleneagles. Though eye wateringly expensive this institution is still worth staying at for its beautiful location and endless activities, fine food but most of all, for The American Bar! Unfussy and old school where a Martini is a Martini and Ian Fleming would have been more than content.

The rooms in Braid House with outside balcony are particularly fine and are away but linked to the main hotel. The Spa treatments are as should be expected – excellent. The atmosphere is very much that of an aged but respected and loved ocean liner.

If you book a spa treatment you can use the spa facilities, a small pool, steam rooms and various scented showers, everything was fantastic, massage was great, facilities a lot less busy than the main leisure area, and were themselves very well done.
Eco Friendly Hotels Scotland
Eco Friendly Hotels Scotland

How much does a room costs at The Gleneagles Hotel?

Prices start 672$/night for Classic Double or Twin Room. The Classic Suite with View is 1508$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

With views over the grounds, this spacious and luxurious suite includes contemporary fabrics. The beautiful en suite bathroom has complimentary toiletries.

Where to book online – Hotel The Gleneagles Hotel – Eco Friendly Hotels Scotland you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Scotland during Edinburgh Fringe Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Scotland on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

5. Eco Lodges at the Mains – Eco Friendly Hotels Scotland

Lodges at the Mains
Lodges at the Mains

Nestled in the rural Scottish Highlands these unique and luxury eco-lodges guarantee comfort and quality. With STB 5 star rating excellence is assured in every aspect.The lodges have many outstanding features including solar panels, a multi-room sound system, wood-burning stove and relaxing whirlpool bath.From fishing and golf, to mountains and beaches, the local area has everything to satisfy the outdoor enthusiast whilst the comfort of the lodge ensures guests are relaxed and entertained.

Amenities were all great, lodge is very well equipped and comfortable. It was an ideal place to unwind and enjoy the wildlife ( you get visited by a lot, deer, badgers, hares, red squirrels and countless birds). Although you feel very remote, you are actually only 15 minutes from Inverness and it is perfect for exploring the area e.g. seeing dolphins at Chanonry Point.

Lodges are beautifully finished to a very high standard and offer a great break and escape from the busy life. Tastefully decorated and very well equipped.
Having a roaring fire is a bonus too, specially in these cold wintry nights.

Owners must have thought of everything. You arrive and you are welcome with beautiful flowers, bottle of bubbly and we’ll stocked up fridge.

We had the pleasure of spotting some wild life too – squirrel, woodpecker, deer…to name just a few.

Definitely one of the nicest places we’ve been to. And one of the very few to return to.

Lodges at the Mains may be the best spot in the world to do a complete battery recharge. The setting is beautiful, the fixtures and amenities are all first class and the hospitality offered by host Eleanor is exceptional.

It’s peaceful, it’s quiet and it is convenient to any number of fun places and activities in and near the Highlands. It’s really magical

So peaceful and quiet. An ideal retreat. Two lodges (dogs and children not allowed) spaced well apart in a wonderful setting looking north to the Moray Firth and with abundant wildlife (red squirrels, badgers and roe deer visiting every day with huge amounts of bird life). The lodges have a double bedroom, a shower room and separate bathroom, lounge, kitchen, separate whirlpool bath (glass ceiling for stargazing!) and a “mindfulness” room with massage chair.

Access to the lodges is via a gate controlled by pass code, so no passing ramblers. The contents were of exceptionally high quality and there was a very generous welcome pack. We loved it! We hope to return soon.

Eco Hotels Scotland 
Eco Hotels Scotland

How much does a room costs at Lodges at the Mains?

Prices start 475$/night for Scots Pine Lodge.

Where to book online – Lodges at the Mains- Eco Hotels Scotland you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Scotland during Edinburgh Fringe Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Scotland on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.