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September 26, 2022

A night in a hotel can help you see your own city in a new light. And a city break is also a fantastic way to explore somewhere new.

With 5pm's city break suggestions, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to fabulous hotels in Scotland's buzzing cities.

1 or 2 Night B&B Stay with Prosecco & Late Check-Out for 2 at Inverness Palace Hotel; from £109

Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa sits on the banks of the River Ness.

Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa sits on the banks of the River Ness.

What’s Included

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1 or 2 night stay with full Scottish breakfast

2 mini bottles of Prosecco on arrival

Late check-out

Use of Leisure Club

Historic spa hotel in Inverness

Overlooking River Ness

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Escape to the heavenly Highlands with this Handpicked Deal for a one or two night stay for two in a standard twin or double room, with full Scottish breakfast included each morning, as well as two mini bottles of Prosecco on arrival and access to the Leisure Club.

A late check-out of noon will also give you a bit longer to lie in bed and relax.

Brilliant facilities & surroundings

Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa is on the banks of the River Ness right opposite the castle, only minutes from the city centre. It’s a striking, recently refurbished hotel that includes a fine dining restaurant with river views, a relaxed brasserie and room service.

Your room itself will have a lot of comfy features, including free WiFi, a flat screen TV with Freeview and a hospitality tray.

You can also unwind in the 50ft swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and Sleeping Beauty Spa.

As well as having Inverness Old Town and the castle to explore, Loch Ness is just a short jaunt away. Other attractions include Cawdor Castle, Urquhart Castle and Culloden Battlefield, and of course, there are many whisky distilleries to visit too.

Delighted guests

‘Wish we could have stayed longer. Loved this hotel, not one negative thing to say. Food was sublime. The staff were fantastic, the hotel was clean, bedroom was very comfortable. The breakfast was excellent. Would love to visit here again.’ 5/5

You can book Inverness Palace Hotel now.

Overnight Stay + Optional Breakfast & Pizza Meal for 2 at Radisson RED Glasgow; from £89

Radisson RED Glasgow lights up the night sky.

Radisson RED Glasgow lights up the night sky.

What’s Included

Overnight stay for two

Room only and B&B options

Option to add pizza & drink each

Rooftop bar with views of the Clyde

Uber stylish, award-winning hotel

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Overnight stay

This Big Deal is for an overnight stay in a standard room for two people, with options for a room only stay or bed and breakfast basis, available October to December.

A third option allows you to add on a choice of pizza and drinks.

All pizzas are made fresh, with options including the Red Devil with tomato, mozzarella & spicy salami; the All Day-er with baked beans, streaky bacon, sausage, haggis, cherry tomato & egg, and the Garden Gobbler with tomato, mozzarella, grilled peppers, artichoke & olives.

Your drink choices will be an Eden Mill gin and tonic, a classic Cosmopolitan cocktail or locally brewed West Lager.

There is the option to upgrade to a superior room for £25 per room. This can be arranged directly with the hotel.

Stylish hotel with rooftop bar

The rooms at Radisson RED are slick, modern and have floor to ceiling windows with incredible views overlooking the Clyde. 

OUIBar + KTCHN is a stylish space, with vibrant colours, trendy furniture, a pool table and wall murals designed by Glasgow comic book artist, Frank Quitely – a great place to host meetings, relax with a bite to eat or start a night out with cocktails.

The RED Sky Bar has floor to ceiling windows with panoramic views of the River Clyde. Here, they’ve showcased sets from bands like The Fratellis and Baby Strange, and live-streamed DJs like Irvine Welsh & The Mambo Brothers. Main pic is from the hotel's RED Sky Bar.

Excellent location

Located a stone’s throw from the Hydro, this deal is perfect for a trip to Finnieston, which was named by The Times as the ‘hippest place to live in Britain’ – it has a multitude of bars and restaurants very close to the hotel.

The hotel is a five minute walk from Exhibition Centre train station and close to a number of bus and taxi routes, making it very easy to explore the vibrant culture and nightlife of Glasgow.

Happy guests

‘Fantastic stay in this hotel. The reception staff were a credit to the hotel. The decor is very modern and eye-catching. I upgraded our room… this meant I had stunning views over Glasgow. The upgrade cost was well worth it. Breakfast was really good as well. Plenty to choose from. I have just booked the afternoon tea offer on 5pm and am really looking forward to my return visit – although sadly without the overnight stay!'

1 or 2 Night B&B Stay with Optional Dinner on 1st Night for 2 at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh; from £109

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is perfect for exploring the capital.

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is perfect for exploring the capital.

What’s Included

4* stay with breakfast for 2

Leisure access

Late check-out

Option to add dinner spend

Fantastic location near Holyrood Park

Four-star city break

This Big Deal for Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is for a one or two night stay for two with breakfast each morning, leisure access and late check-out.

If you opt to include dining, you’ll receive a £40 per couple allowance towards the a la carte menu (for two nights, this will be on the first night only and include a glass of house wine each).

The hotel is ideally placed close to both Holyrood Park and the Royal Mile – rooms are decorated with cheerful splashes of tartan and feature free WiFi, a TV with satellite and tea & coffee making facilities.

The Surf & Turf restaurant serves fine Scottish meats, seafood and pasta, which you can enjoy while gazing out at stunning views of Arthur’s Seat – expect dishes like the Surf & Turf Caesar salad starter and the Scottish brisket beef, slow-cooked with creamy mashed potato & haggis bon bons main course.

You can also enjoy a dip in the heated pool or head to the spa and state-of-the-art gym.

This deal is available seven days a week from mid-October to March.

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

‘Outstanding hotel, outstanding service. All staff are very friendly, approachable and take real pride in what they do. The food is exceptional and the bar well stocked. The spa and swimming pool are amazing and I highly recommend. If you want a bit of luxury when staying in Edinburgh look no further than this hotel!’ 5/5

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1 or 2 Night B&B Stay for 2 at Copthorne Hotel, Aberdeen; from £65

Rooms at the Copthorne have been recently refurbished.

Rooms at the Copthorne have been recently refurbished.

What’s Included

1 or 2 night stay

Full Scottish breakfast

Recently refurbished 4 star hotel

Aberdeen city centre location

One or two night stay

This Big Deal has two choices – an overnight stay for two with a full Scottish breakfast, or a two night stay with breakfast each morning.

You will be staying in a comfy twin or double standard room. You can make the most of the flat-screen TV, complimentary toiletries and hot drink making facilities.

As this offer is available seven days from September until the end of March 2023, it would be ideal for a cheeky weekend escape in any weather.

Central four star hotel

A Millennium group hotel, the Copthorne is based in the centre of Aberdeen and offers modern, recently refurbished facilities in a traditional Scottish setting.

This offer doesn’t include dining but you might want to sample the hearty cuisine in the hotel’s West End Bistro & Bar.

The hotel is well placed for exploring Aberdeen attractions such as the Art Gallery, Maritime Museum and Union Square Shopping Centre - all within easy walking distance.

Happy guests

This TripAdvisor reviewer raved about their recent stay at Copthorne Hotel Aberdeen. We have edited their comments for length:

‘Beautiful venue where the service by Will Maddox and his team was what I would describe as first class. Very attentive staff, amazing food in beautiful surroundings… Extremely clean, catered for food allergies with no problems… Stayed the night in luxurious surroundings, plenty of hot water, toiletries and amenities. Buffet style breakfast to suit every taste with plenty of staff to cater to your every need.’

You can book here.