Photo of
February 27, 2023

Whether they have a great restaurant, an amazing spa or simply a reputation for pampering their guests, the best hotels have happy guests returning again and again.

See why by booking in at these five carefully selected Scottish hotels. Naturally, 5pm has many others to choose from.

Handpicked - £269 for an Overnight B&B Stay with Resort Credit for 2 at 5* Fairmont St Andrews

Fairmont St Andrews is set in the home of golf.

Fairmont St Andrews is set in the home of golf.

What’s Included

Overnight stay in 5* hotel with full Scottish breakfast

Fairmont View rooms

Late check-out of 1pm

Use of leisure facilities

£50 resort credit per couple

Ideal for golf lovers

Want to book your dates now? Visit Fairmont St Andrews here on 5pm Hotels now.

Enjoy a relaxing overnight getaway in an outstanding five star hotel with this Handpicked Deal at the Fairmont St Andrews hotel.

Blessed by beautiful beaches, sea air and two championship golf courses, St. Andrews really is the perfect Scottish getaway destination.

Fairmont room

This Handpicked Deal is for two people to stay overnight in a Fairmont View guest room with a full Scottish breakfast each in The Squire restaurant in the morning.

Guest rooms are stunning spaces, with bathrooms featuring both a bathtub and separate walk-in shower, and have partial sea views and golf course views.

As well as use of the leisure facilities and a late check-out of 1pm, there’s a £50 resort credit per couple, which can be used towards food and drink, spa treatments and golf.

Resort features

A world class hotel which is set on a 520 acre estate, Fairmont St Andrews makes the most of its unique coastal setting, overlooking the medieval skyline of St Andrews with views out to the North Sea.

Along with a menu which focuses on freshly prepared Italian classics, La Cucina has all the charm of a traditional trattoria paired with stylish and contemporary flair.

The luxurious health club at the Fairmont St Andrews features the latest gym equipment, spacious male and female locker rooms, a sixteen-metre indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and snail shower.

Top golf resort

Fairmont St Andrews hotel is a world class golfing resort – voted eighteenth in The World’s Top Golf Resorts by a Condé Nast Traveler reader’s poll and ranked number 22 in The World’s Best Golf Hotels by Golf Digest.

Guests are welcome to book rounds on The Torrance or Kittocks course.

Happy guests

‘Our son bought this as a gift for myself and my husband. From arrival to departure, it was excellent. The room was beautiful with great views. The food was great and the staff pleasant… Very impressive.’

Get into the swing of things at Fairmont St Andrews Hotel and buy now.

£329 for an Overnight B&B Stay with Dinner for 2 at 5* The Old Manse of Blair, Blair Atholl

Perthshire elegance at The Old Manse of Blair.

Perthshire elegance at The Old Manse of Blair.

What’s Included

Luxury stay in Highland Perthshire

Walled Garden Room with private patio entrance

3 course meal in 5* conservatory restaurant

Set in Cairngorms National Park

Want to book your dates now? Visit The Old Manse of Blair here on 5pm Hotels now.

Boutique hotel with 5* restaurant

Tucked away in Cairngorms National Park, The Old Manse of Blair is a boutique hotel with a five-star restaurant. The hotel has its own estate with Highland cattle, plus nearby attractions include the Blair Castle, Falls of Bruar and Tay Forest Park.

Although The Old Manse’s history stretches back 200 years, inside you will find a freshly refurbished space with artworks, sculpture and bespoke furniture.

In the evening, you will get to sample fine Scottish cuisine in a conservatory setting at The Orangery.

Walled Garden Room

Immerse yourself in luxury with this Big Deal for an overnight stay for two with a full Scottish breakfast included. Each guest room is packed with luxury perks.

You’ll be staying in a Walled Garden Room. All rooms are designed in a botanical style with a private patio entrance boasting open countryside views. Other features include a luxury wet room, super king sized bed and satellite TV.

Three course dinner

With this Big Deal guests will enjoy a three course dinner from the table d’hôte menu:

Daily bread selection


Leek & potato velouté, potato crisp, garlic chive

Textures of beetroot, walnut puree, goats cheese

Seared wood pigeon, granola, pomme galette, chorizo, caramelised apple purée, jus


Venison lion, Hasselback potato, caramelised onion, king oyster mushroom, kale, carrot purée, pan jus

Mediterranean vegetable Wellington, potato fondant, basil velouté, seasonal vegetables

Duck breast, spiced red cabbage, brie courgette, tenderstem broccoli, plum lus


Old Manse Eton mess, blackberry cream & coulis

Chocolate fondant, raspberry sorbet, chocolate soil

Fennel pollen crème brûlée, shortbread biscuit

Selection of Scottish cheese (£12.50 supplement)

Rave TripAdvisor review for The Old Manse of Blair

‘The rooms are immaculate and beautifully decorated. The food was 5 star, there’s a great selection of drinks and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. I would highly recommend staying here, beautiful all year round. Great fun feeding the resident Highland cattle too.’

Book now and enjoy a decadent stay at The Old Manse of Blair.

£245 for a Luxury B&B Stay with Dinner for 2 at 4* The Airds Hotel & Restaurant, Argyll

The Airds Hotel is surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery.

The Airds Hotel is surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery.

What’s Included

Luxury overnight stay for 2

Full Scottish breakfast each morning

4 course meal in 3 AA Rosette restaurant

Valid 7 days

Gorgeous Loch Linnhe hotel

Based in the hamlet of Port Appin near Oban, Airds Hotel & Restaurant is a romantic boutique hotel known for its beautiful loch views, elegant rooms, first class dining and highly personal service.

With this Big Deal, two people can soak up the luxury with an overnight stay in a double or twin room.

The offer also includes a tasty four course dinner with tea or coffee.

Cosy and comfortable rooms

To ensure a good night’s sleep, you will sink into a Vi Spring bed with crisp Frette linen. Other luxuries include marble-top bathrooms, sumptuous bathrobes with comfy slippers and Arran Aromatics toiletries. Entertainment features include satellite TV, DVD players, CD players, iPod docks and free WiFi, as well as a library of over 200 DVDs for guests to browse.

3 AA Rosette restaurant

With views of Loch Linnhe and the Morvern mountains, Airds restaurant is a candlelit escape that has long been a draw for gourmands – the chefs are committed to letting the natural flavours of the food shine through, with cuisine crafted from the finest local produce and seafood (including ingredients from the hotel’s own kitchen garden).

The menus are subject to seasonal change – sample menus are available for your four course meal.

To finish, tea or coffee with petit fours is served in the Lounge.

Happy guests

TripAdvisor reviewers have given Airds Hotel & Restaurant an impressive overall score of 4.5/5. Here is a recent rave review, edited for length:

‘We are return visitors to Airds Hotel and it still is the very best hotel for comfort, food and excellent staff, with a very warm welcome…’

The luxurious Airds Hotel is set in some of Scotland’s most striking scenery. Book now.

Handpicked - £399 for a 2 Night B&B Stay in a 2 Bedroom Apartment with Leisure Access & Prosecco for up to 4 at Portavadie

Portavadie has incredible facilities.

Portavadie has incredible facilities.

What’s Included

Luxury apartment for up to 4 on Argyll’s Secret Coast

Balcony or terrace

Full Scottish breakfast

Bottle of Prosecco on arrival

Full access to leisure facilities

Handpicked for you – curated deals for 5pm customers

Gorgeous West Coast getaway

Bordered by Loch Fyne and the Kyles of Bute, Argyll’s Secret Coast is a secluded area of stunning natural beauty.

This Handpicked Deal with Portavadie on Loch Fyne is the perfect way to discover this hidden gem, a haven of tranquillity among some of Scotland’s most striking scenery only two hours from Glasgow.

Luxury accommodation

Available Sunday to Thursday, the deal is for up to four people to enjoy a stay in a two bedroom apartment, allocated by Portavadie depending on availability.

Luxury apartments, with two en-suite bedrooms, sleep up to four and are bright, warm and spacious with wooden floors, leather sofas and all the modern comforts you might expect.

One bathroom has a shower, and the other has a bath and sauna.

World class facilities

Experience Portavadie’s superb leisure facilities as part of the deal – totally unique to the Highlands, the Leisure Experience is a wonderful, light filled, modern space.

There’s also an indoor pool, sauna, gym and fitness suite – all with stunning views of Loch Fyne.

In the evening, you can look forward to delicious dishes created from local produce in the Marina Restaurant and Bar (not included) – it uses fresh, seasonal ingredients including seafood from Loch Fyne.

See & do

Guests can go wild on the West Coast with a host of adventures on land and sea, such as hiring a bike and exploring the coastline. You might see deer, buzzards, otters, golden eagles, red squirrels and, if you are very lucky, basking sharks.

You can fish off the rocks and local piers or take a boat trip. There are also three, well stocked trout lochs only five minutes’ drive from Portavadie.

Happy visitors on TripAdvisor

‘An amazing place to stay with dramatic scenery from the poolside. The apartment was perfect, plenty space and the added addition of the sauna was great. We really enjoyed our spa and pool experience, it was lovely being in the warm pool in the dark. Would be great to visit in summer and go for an evening dip in the pool after a long day exploring. The stars would be amazing in the summer…’

Spoil yourself at Portavadie. Buy now.

£215 for an Overnight B&B Stay with Dinner & Canapés for 2 at Rufflets Hotel

Rufflets is a stylish getaway on the edge of St Andrews.

Rufflets is a stylish getaway on the edge of St Andrews.

What’s Included

Overnight stay with breakfast

Country house hotel

2 course dinner and canapés

Multiple award-winning accommodation

Available 7 days a week

Want to book dates now or check availability? Visit Rufflets Hotel here on 5pm Hotels now.

Built in 1924, the Rufflets Hotel has a whitewashed exterior swathed in ivy, stately turrets, and 10 acres of gardens.

This Big Deal is for an overnight stay for two with breakfast, two course dinner and canapés.

Available seven days a week until 31st March, there is a per room supplement for Friday and Saturday night stays, payable directly to the hotel.

Award-winning hotel

Set within ten acres of stunning gardens, Rufflets Hotel is a turreted country house just a short hop away from the beaches of St Andrews, previously awarded numerous accolades including AA Scottish Hotel of the Year, several Visit Scotland Gold Stars and a Taste Our Best award.

The hotel has 23 individually styled bedrooms in different shapes and sizes – with this deal, you’ll be staying in a classic double room (upgrades are available payable directly to the hotel).

All rooms have a digital TV, iPod dock, complimentary WiFi, a hairdryer, an iron and trouser press, robes and ensuite bathrooms with spacious walk in power showers and Comfort Zone toiletries.

Restaurant and bar

The hotel’s 2 AA rosette-awarded restaurant overlooks spectacular gardens, with dishes created using fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits grown in the gardens themselves, with other ingredients sourced from local butchers, farms and fishing villages.

Guests can expect to dine on starters like chicken & duck liver parfait, plum, brioche and mains may feature Scottish venison with pickled red cabbage, pear, parsnip, and whisky.

There’s a cosy bar lounge which serves over 100 malt whiskies and 40 gins – many from Scotland – and on winter days, it’s perfect for curling up at the roaring fireplace.

Explore St Andrews

Narrow alleys and cobbled streets lead to sights which attract visitors from across the globe, such as seven golf courses, including the world famous Old Course, Scotland’s oldest university, a castle, cathedral ruins, and the church of St Regulus which boasts magnificent views from its tower.

St Andrews also has great beaches, including the magnificent West Sands, where the opening sequence of Chariots of Fire was filmed, botanic gardens, a golf museum, aquarium and theatre.

Rave reviews on TripAdvisor

‘Everything about Rufflets is 5 star. We return in December every year and it never disappoints. From the minute you enter the hotel you are immediately greeted by the welcoming staff. The accommodation is extremely comfortable… The restaurant staff as wonderful as is the food. The breakfast is delicious. Hope we can return for many more years.’

Does it sound as if you could relax at Rufflets? Book in.