UK: Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands 1 - Accommodations
In Edinburgh, we'll be staying for 3 nights at the Principal Hotel. Located in the upscale New Town, on George Street, rich in history and with plenty of local charm. The hotel, with its distinctive façade, has been welcoming guests since 1881, and at its heart are five Georgian townhouses, built in 1775 as homes for Edinburgh’s prosperous citizens. The hotel’s architecturally-designed interior has a sense of restored grandeur with exquisite detailing and luxurious materials: oak, marble and leather in colors inspired by the 19th-century Scottish landscape painters. The Printing Press restaurant serves seasonal Scottish produce, and room service is available. Each room has been fully refurbished and combines the Old World splendor with intuitive technology, such as superfast Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, stylish lighting and thoughtful touches to aid in a relaxing stay. Each sleek, modern bathroom is stocked with upscale amenities such as hair dryers, bathrobes and Anne Semonin toiletries.
In Inverness, we'll be staying for 3 nights at the historical Culloden House Hotel. This elegant Georgian country house turned award-winning hotel sits on 40 acres of beautiful private grounds, once the lodging of Bonnie Prince Charlie during the Jacobite uprising of 1745 and now located close to such attractions as championship golf courses and National Trust treasures. Culloden House offers croquet on the lawn as well as a tennis court, sauna, four-acre walled garden, forest trails, and a sophisticated fine-dining restaurant with modern Scottish cuisine featuring fresh local produce. The 28 elegant en suite rooms are lavishly furnished with wooden furniture and luxurious bedding, boasting romantic luxury and modern comforts such as digital TVs, trouser presses, hairdryers, and free Wi-Fi in addition to a turndown service and newspapers and magazines available in every room.
In Kentallen, in Scotland's Western Highlands, we’ll be staying for 2 nights at the Hollytree Hotel, on Loch Linnhe in the Glencoe area. Built as the Kentallen Railway Station in the 1890s, it has been meticulously restored into a luxury hotel with one of the best water edge locations in Scotland. The public areas of the hotel include an award winning Seafood Restaurant and the Captain’s Lounge Bar with Outside Drinks Terrace. There is also a fully heated indoor swimming pool and a Finnish sauna to pamper the guests. All of the 20 bedrooms have private bathrooms, separate seating areas, most have balconies and all have fantastic sea views. The bedrooms are furnished with modern and chic furnishings for the ultimate comfort. They have free Wi-Fi, TV with DVD player, hairdryer, telephone, radio alarm clock, complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits and a selection of good books and DVDs. A selection of fine toiletries and fluffy towels are provided for the guests’ comfort.
We'll spend the last 2 nights in Scotland at the Radisson RED in Glasgow. Located in the West End, right next to The Hydro and a 4-minute walk from the SECC, it allows for easy access to the city’s major sites. Radisson Red reflects Glasgow's personality, combining the urban style, modern comforts, a love for the arts and a truly warm welcome, and the vibrant colors and modern facilities mirror the city’s style. The OUIBar + KTCHN offers food, craft beer, cocktails and a pool table, and snacks and drinks along with panoramic views can be enjoyed at the hotel's Red Sky Bar, Glasgow’s first official rooftop bar. The colorful rooms are packed with art and are equipped with technology to stream content onto the large TV. They also feature a free WiFi, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, a sitting area, black-out shades, oversized windows, and a fully adjustable AC allowing for the ultimate relaxation. The modern bathrooms come with the rain showers and hair dryers.
In the highly unlikely event that our original accommodations must be changed, the alternative accommodations will be a hotel of equal or higher standard. No change will made to the cost of the tour.