With dramatic coastlines, rugged mountains, mesmerising lochs, rolling hills and forests to explore, Scotland is the perfect place to enjoy a staycation all year round.
Scotland is overflowing with such natural beauty, sitting waiting, to be explored or discovered. Whether you prefer hiking woodland trails, ticking off munros, visiting historical landmarks, walking along sandy beaches or exploring through charming cities and towns, our luxurious hotels and inns can accommodate your preference. We give all our guests a taste of Scottish spirit through our destinations, our locally sourced food, our attention to detail and our warm hospitality.
Choose the east coast, west coast or the Scottish Highlands, and you can look forward to a relaxing or adventure fuelled escape.
Here are 6 reasons hundreds of guests choose Crerar Hotels time and time again.
1. Breathtaking Locations
Choose the west coast to enjoy the twinkling coastal town of Oban, the inner Hebrides for a wellness escape on the Isle of Mull, or our lochside setting that boasts tranquil views and trails in Inverary. Or opt for our hotels and inns in the Highlands with one sheltered amongst glistening lochs and rugged glens in Glencoe and another in the Moray Firth where bottlenose dolphins are a common sighting. And we can’t forget about our properties in Aberdeenshire where you can reside in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park or in the rural countryside. The scenery is spectacular. The locations are mesmerising.
The choice is yours. Book your hotel break with Crerar and you can explore the glens, walk the coast, or experience the welcoming culture of new towns and cities across Alba. View our prices and availability here, and make this staycation luxurious.
2. Spa Sanctuaries
As well as magnificent backdrops, luxurious suites and fine dining experiences, 5 of our Scottish hotels have spa havens and leisure facilities. Relax, revitalise and renourish your mind, body and soul with time in our sanctuaries. Spa days or breaks at Crerar Hotels allow you to escape everyday life and give your body time to rest. Self-care should always be a priority and our spa therapists look forward to reviving your body and mind with luxurious isgha treatments.
On the west coast we have our Oban Spa which offers guests a range of treatments, time in our oak barrel sauna, thermal experience and outdoor hot tub as well as delicious dining in our Grill Room or a light bite of afternoon tea in the Sun Lounge.
We also have our Driftwood wellness spa on Mull with single and dual treatment rooms, an indoor pool with floor to ceiling vistas, rasul mud room and an outdoor hot tub to sit back and relax in. Adding to this is the Wilderness Deck, an exclusive use hot tub and sauna with outstanding views of the coast.
In Inveraray we have our Shore Spa which boasts a calming and relaxing ambience with heat and hydro experiences, loch view thermal deck, salt room, a range of luxurious spa treatments to relax your body and an indoor pool to swim or relax by.
Our brand new Moray Firth Coast Spa offers its guests gorgeous facial and body therapies, Scotland’s first stone bath experience, an indoor pool, thermal experiences and an outdoor hot tub.
Last but not least, our Spa in Aberdeenshire is perfect for pampering with an outdoor oak barrel sauna and hot tub as well as a range of massages, facials and body treatments to restore your natural beauty.
Crerar knows how to spa. Choose your destination. Choose your spa package. Indulge in self-love and self-care. It’s time for you to treat yourself, enquire about our spa breaks availability here.
3. Food Focus
A third reason to stay with Crerar Hotels is our dedication to creating fresh, mouthwatering and quality dishes for our guests. Our menus are fuelled by spectacular local ingredients which our talented chefs transform into dishes that you love.
Our beef, and venison are all sourced from our very own Crerar Home Farm as well as other recognised Scottish farms and award winning John Gilmour Butchers to ensure each dish delivers taste, texture and satisfaction. When you select a dish from the grill, your meat will be cooked on the Josper Charcoal Grill that will add extra flavour and natural coals to enhance your dish. Moreover, our smoked fish is cured from local lochs including Loch Fyne and mussels from the Inverlussa Mussel farm on the Isle of Mull to maximise our local connections. The white fish featured on our menus are all delivered fresh to our hotels, daily. We also display classic dishes to satisfy your cravings as well as signature dishes that nod to our lineage.
Our secret ingredient is simple; quality raw materials.
Each of our exquisite restaurants boast different tones, palettes and ambiences to suit their locations. Within our collection of restaurants, we have 5 restaurants accredited with AA Rosette Awards, further emphasising the passion, detail and quality experience.
Bursting with flavour, our chefs create mouthwatering dishes with locally sourced fresh ingredients to give you a unique taste. Take a night off the cooking, join us for an irresistible dining experience at Crerar Hotels. Find your closest Crerar Hotels restaurant here and book today.
4. Dog Friendly
At Crerar Hotels we love dogs as much as humans, and that’s why all of our properties are dog friendly hotels, because we believe your four-legged friend deserves a holiday too.
Our rural and coastal locations are situated beside some of Scotland’s best walking and hiking trails. It’s time to take your dog on an adventure with you, let them roam free through the hills, run along the beach, explore tranquil forests and help you up the munros. Dogs are the perfect walking companions and our hotels and inns are the ideal base for your next big adventure.
Dogs are welcome in all our public areas including our lounge areas, bars, grounds and guestrooms. We also have dog bowls if your friend needs to rehydrate. Please note, if your dog accompanies you on your next Crerar staycation we have a supplementary £20 charge per dog, per night.
If you and your four-legged friend need a new adventure, a new place to explore, select one of our seven hotels and inns scattered across Scotland and make new memories together, as a family. View our prices and availability here.
5. Added Luxury
People choose Crerar because of the added luxury, the attentive staff that make your experience memorable. Each guest room and suite has been designed with your comfort in mind using the softest linens on your bed for a peaceful night’s rest. Expect a little touch of home in your suite too. Tunnocks tea cakes, freshly grounded coffee, organic toiletries from the Highland Soap Company, WiFi and privacy. If you like little luxuries in your hotel suite, you can view our hotel prices and availability here.
We want you to have a calming and restful stay with us. Your room is your hideaway. Your retreat. Feel at home at Crerar Hotels.
Plus, we’ve taken time to renovate our properties, making your experience with Crerar Hotels first class. Our Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa underwent extensive renovations so we could give you a slice of heaven on Mull. Our Inverary Shore Spa and Golf View Coast Spa were also given a lot of TLC to ensure a restful and relaxing experience as soon as you walk through the spa doors. The Glencoe Inn, also recently renovated and awarded five star status now has a neighbouring guest house that can be exclusively hired for family outings, celebrations and so much more. We take pride in our hotels and inns, and we are constantly innovating to make sure our guests feel safe, secure and at home.
6. Our Team
Why Crerar Hotels? Why not? We treat everyone fairly. We support our team members. We train our team members. We give our team members time off on their birthdays. We have pet bereavement because your pet matters to us. We have long service recognition initiatives. We give them discounts at our properties because our staff deserve to be treated with respect and care.
Our team members are part of the Crerar Crew.
Why stay in Scotland?
Scotland is bursting with life, rich history, culture and adventure. There are over 600 square miles of freshwater lakes surrounding Scotland. We have an abundance of castles, castle ruins, waterfalls, lochs, coastlines and mountains to explore. The adventure is endless. You won’t fall short on activities in Scotland. Our hotels and inns are situated in places full of exploration. Choose your base. Choose your activities.
Not only is Scotland home to breathtaking landscapes and historical landmarks, it is home to spectacular wildlife species including eagles, dolphins, porpoises, red deer and so much more. Our hotels are in prime locations for wildlife watching especially our hotels in Oban and Mull as you will be able to go whale watching and see sea eagles and porpoises at the same time.
Scotland has everything you need for an adventure fuelled or restful retreat. All you need to do is choose your location. Pack your bags. Make everlasting memories. View our hotel and inn availability and prices here.
Which Hotel Should I Choose?
Well that decision is yours, yours alone, all we can do is point you in the right direction. For a coastal setting choose Oban Bay Hotel or Golf View Hotel & Spa, Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa for lochside views, Glencoe Inn for mountain views, Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa for serene island views, and either Thainstone House of Balmoral Arms for the country charm and castle adventure trails.