If you are looking to get away and explore historical ruins and lochs, yet still enjoy the comforts of hotel and spa accommodations, come explore the Isle of Eriska, Hotel and Spa in Scotland. The Isle, residing at the entrance to Loch Creran, is approximately 100 miles northwest of Glasgow, Scotland, and about 500 miles northwest of London, England. The natural beauty of the island, along with its rich Scottish history dating back thousands of years is sure to please both nature and history buffs, while they enjoy the present day luxury appointments and 5-star treatment offered by the Eriska Hotel and Spa.
The Eriska Hotel, nestled on a private island, looks much like a Scottish castle on the exterior. The rooms in the interior have been completely modernized with tasteful decorations and modern appointments. They do offer rooms with ground floor access for those who need disabled access. They also have a variety of standard rooms in the hotel as well as private luxury spa suites and guest cottages on the grounds of the estate. The historical setting brought up to modern standards offers a unique opportunity to experience classical Scotland in a 5-star hotel setting.
There are so many activities available on the island, but of course, one of the reasons why guests want an all-inclusive resort is the opportunity to be pampered in luxurious surroundings. The Stables Spa on the grounds of the Eriska Hotel offers just such an experience. Guests arrive at the spa after a short walk from the hotel through the Spa Garden. The spa offers five different treatment rooms, some with views of the local waters surrounding the isle, with other rooms facing inward to enjoy views of natural plants, woods and tranquil landscapes.
The hotel offers 24-hour room service along with the Veranda Restaurant on the grounds for light lunches. The Veranda Deck offers diners beautiful mountain and loch views. The hotel’s Michelin Star restaurant inside the main castle offers guests award-winning dinners and is also open for afternoon tea. Various areas throughout the hotel, such as the conservatory and the morning room also provide unique settings for guests to rest and take refreshments. The hotel is also known for their extensive wine list and their famous Farmhouse Cheese Trolley stocked with local cheeses unique to the region.
Scotland is known for its love of golf and the Hotel Eriska is no exception. They offer their own golf course and driving range on the grounds. They can also arrange for private lessons with some of their golf packages. Those wishing to explore the natural beauty of the island have 300 acres on which to do so. Guests can rent mountain bikes to tour the island and yacht trips are also available for those who wish to tour the local waters. Nearby fishing is a popular past-time and kayak rentals are available to guests as well. For those wishing to hone some of their targeting skills, the hotel offers archery and clay pigeon shooting activities. Guests can play croquet on the hotel grounds or use an indoor sports hall for rainy day activities.
The hotel offers a variety of packages including specials for couples who want to celebrate a wedding or anniversary, golf packages, wine weekends, festive holiday packages and family packages. They also offer special theme-based packages. (Think James Bond.) The hotel is available for special private occasions such as anniversaries, weddings and engagements as well.
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