Your first night as a married couple should be spent in the dreamiest of suites. Nicole Conner lines up ten of the swishest honeymoon hideaways in Scotland
1. Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel
The vast Townhouse Suite in this luxe hotel in Edinburgh’s west end is a dream. With stylish interiors (just turn to page 78 to see our photoshoot there), a complimentary minibar and an inviting roll-top bath, you’re guaranteed a night of relaxing.
2. Brisbane House Hotel
Due to be completed next year, the duplex honeymoon suite at this Largs hotel looks set to be a knockout: the top floor has a raised whirlpool spa bath and floor-to-ceiling glass doors so you can enjoy panoramic vistas of the seafront with a tipple from your own private bar.
3. Cornhill Castle
The Balmoral honeymoon suite at Biggar’s Cornhill Castle is a showstopper: spread across three floors of a turret, it boasts a hot tub and sauna as well as a room where you’re invited to write a love note, place it in a bottle and add it to the collection on the wall. Most wedding packages include a complimentary night’s stay.
4. Cameron House
Marry here on the banks of Loch Lomond and you’ll be offered the luxurious Loch View Studio Suite for the night of the wedding. It’s decorated in celebration of Scotland’s rich heritage, and is a sumptuous spot in which to hide away together and look back on a wonderful day.
5. Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club
If a stay at Dalmahoy is good enough for President Biden during his most recent trip to Scotland, you’ll surely feel like a VIP on a night in one of the Edinburgh mansion’s suites. Slip into your robe and slippers and relax in comfort with your new spouse.
6. Kimpton Blythswood Square
With contemporary interiors and a sunken spa bath, the Penthouse Suite at this stylish hotel in the centre of Glasgow is the ideal place to immerse yourself in luxury after all the w-day fun. The highlight is the private rooftop garden where you can sip a cocktail and gaze out over the city skyline.
7. The Waterside Hotel
The Spa Suite at this West Kilbride favourite boasts panoramic views over to the Isle of Arran, and will be an idyllic hideaway for you after a day of celebrations. Relax and unwind in your own spa and sauna as you wind down once the big day is over.
8. InterContinental Edinburgh The George
Imagine waking up on your first morning as a married couple in the sumptuous George Street Suite of this landmark hotel in the New Town. An overnight stay is complimentary for all wedding couples, as is a bottle of fizz to toast your special day.
9. Boclair House Hotel
Hidden away in a private tower of the decadent Boclair House in Bearsden, near Glasgow, is the Arran Suite. It has a four-poster bed and Art Deco-inspired interiors, and the bathroom is spectacular: there is a wet room complete with rainfall shower and a freestanding copper bath.
10. Cheval The Edinburgh Grand
A stay in the three-bedroom penthouse at Cheval the Edinburgh Grand is the pinnacle of opulence. As well as luxe interiors, there is a breathtaking outdoor terrace with panoramas across the city to Arthur’s Seat and beyond. If you can’t treat yourself on your big day, when can you?