The hotel, part of Crerar Hotels Group, has enjoyed a £4million investment in the last 18 months, took top spot in the coveted category, which also had Cromlix House, Dumfries House Lodge, Ingliston Country Club and Hotel, Knock Castle Hotel & Spa and Macdonald Crutherland House, amongst the shortlistees.
Scotland’s Prestige Awards has been running for eight years now and was created to showcase and reward outstanding service within the hotel industry. The winners are voted by the public.
The iconic Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa is a truly impressive country retreat following a £4m refurbishment across the hotel’s bedrooms, public spaces and the launch of Driftwood Spa.
Heralding 75 new-look bedrooms and bathrooms, a stunning new sea-deck over-looking Craignure Bay, luxury new suites and extensive landscaping, the Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa is now a beacon of hospitality on the unique and idyllic island location, popular with tourists.
The hotel experience includes the Oran na Mara Bistro, Gaelic for ‘Song of the Sea’, offering guests and locals looking for an exceptional dining experience an outstanding menu which highlights the best local and seasonal cuisine alongside the very best views of Mull and Craignure Bay, with the brand-new sea deck perfect for al fresco dining.
“We’re delighted to have won the title of Best Country Hotel at the Scotland’s Prestige Hotel Awards – which is all the more meaningful that it is determined via a public vote. The accolade is testament to the warm Scottish welcome that awaits our visitors and the outstanding refurbishment which has transformed the guest experience at our island hotel.
“From the outset, our goal was to create a small slice of understated luxury that reflects the stunning natural backdrop of the island whilst offering a warm and welcoming experience for all who come to stay. I think we have delivered on that goal and then some and this award cements this position.”
Driftwood Spa also includes a 17m swimming pool, a thermal suite with sauna and steam room, relaxing foot spa, experience showers and a Rasul mud chamber. The four treatment rooms include two couples’ rooms, one single and one seaweed bath.
The significant investment also introduces a range of outdoor facilities for guests to enjoy, including an enchanted fairy walk, external ‘Wilderness Spa’ with its own secluded hot tub, sauna and a swim deck.
For more information visit www.crerarhotels.com/isle-of-mull-hotel-spa/