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Most expensive month to stay with an average 30% rise in price.
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When to book a hotel in Scotland
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Top tips for finding the perfect Scotland hotel
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Scotland if you stay on a Monday. The opposite is true for, Saturday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book more than 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Scotland accommodation.
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Scotland, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Scotland in May and October.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Scotland for 2 days.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Scotland found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $178, while the most expensive was $181.
Scotland is a country which is well renowned for its impressive golf courses. If you’re planning on teeing off when on holiday, you should look for hotels that are closer to the coast, rather than the centre of the country, as this is where more golf hotels are located. For example, Maryculter House in Aberdeen and Piries Hotel in Edinburgh are two hotels that offer golf as an activity to guests.
If you are planning on visiting Scotland to celebrate New Year’s Eve, then you should be aware that this is a peak time to visit the country, especially in the capital, Edinburgh. With thousands of people visiting to enjoy Edinburgh Hogmanay, many hotels will be more expensive to book and there is likely to be less choice available to you.
Throughout the year, popular tourist cities in the country such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness are busy places to visit. To avoid disappointment and to have good hotel deals available to you, it is advised that you book as far in advance as possible.
Scotland is a very romantic country and a great place for couples to visit, with many hotels offering spa facilities. Some of the main features of these types of hotel are spas, steam rooms and saunas. Some hotels also offer a range of treatments you can choose from too, such as massages and facials. An example of a hotel that offers these facilities is Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club in Edinburgh.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Scotland
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Scotland.
Based on KAYAK hotel searches, the most popular destination is Edinburgh (65% of total searches to Scotland). The next most popular destinations are Inverness (21%) and Glasgow (11%). Searches for hotels in Aberdeen (3%) are also popular.
KAYAK users have found double rooms in Scotland for as cheap as $31 (Glasgow) in the last 3 days. The average price is $328.
In the last 72 hours, users have found Scotland hotels for tonight for as low as $41 (Inverness). Users have also found 3-star hotels from $47 (Inverness) and 4-star+ hotels from $51 (Inverness).
In the last 72 hours, users have found Scotland hotels for this weekend for as low as $162 (Edinburgh) per night. Users have also found 3-star hotels from $229 (Isle of Skye) and 4-star+ hotels from $355 (Edinburgh).
Scotland has some incredibly pristine beaches, which are great for families to enjoy. An example of a popular hotel close to the beach includes The Bandstand Hotel, in Nairn. This is around a 5min walk from Nairn Beach, which has a playground and water park for kids. Alternatively, you could stay at No. 1 Charlotte Street, on the Isle of Islay. This is about a 5min drive from Kilnaughton Beach, which is great for long walks and scenic views.
Scotland’s Loch Ness is renowned around the world for the mysterious and elusive Loch Ness Monster. If you want to try and catch a glimpse for yourself, you could stay at Morag’s Lodge, which is around an 11min walk from Loch Ness View Point, Fort Augustus. For those travelling on a shoestring, you might want to consider accommodation that is aimed at budget travellers. For example, Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge is a cheaper option, for those who are looking to save the pennies, and is also only a roughly 11min bus journey (Number 917 or 919) to the edge of the loch.
Whether it's in the capital, Edinburgh, or at a countryside castle, there are plenty of luxury hotels to stay in Scotland. Located in Torlundy, Fort William, you could stay at the 5-star Inverlochy Castle Hotel. This is considered one of the top hotels in the country, and it also has private tennis courts. Other hotels that are worth a mention are The Balmoral in Edinburgh and Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow.
Where to stay in Scotland?
Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Scotland by showing you the exact location of each hotel.