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Luxury, 4 Star and 5 Star Dog Friendly Hotels in Scotland

Included below are 4 star, 5 star and luxury dog friendly hotels, such as Rusacks Hotel, in Scotland. It is often difficult to find luxury hotels that you can take your dog, but at Britain's Finest we have the answer. These hotels welcome dogs, although many require prior arrangement. Many will make a small daily charge (usually £5-15) to cover eventual extra cleaning. Some may have restrictions about allowing dogs in public rooms. Most hotels will also be able to provide petfood if desired.

Rusacks Hotel

Rusacks Hotel, Pilmour Links, St Andrews, Fife

Pilmour Links, St Andrews

Dogs Permitted (£10 pn charge applies)
Ever since Mary Queen of Scots scandalized a nation by playing golf here when she should have been mourning her husband, St Andrews has been a Scottish location that gets plenty of attention. The Macdonalds Rusack Hotel sits smack bang in the heart... more

Cuillin Hills Hotel

Cuillin Hills Hotel, Portree, Isle of Skye, Highland

Portree, Isle of Skye

Dogs Permitted (permitted in Annexe Rooms only)
Cuillin Hills Hotel was originally built as a hunting lodge in the 1870s and is now one of the premier destinations in the Highlands of Scotland. The hotel has a secluded setting but is only a 10 minute walk from the harbour and town of Portree. All... more

Coul House Hotel

Coul House Hotel, In The Hills Above Contin, Strathpeffer, Highland

In The Hills Above Contin, Strathpeffer

Dogs Permitted (£5 per day charge applies)
Susannah and Stuart Macpherson are proud to call themselves the owners of this distinguished nineteenth-century house with its unusual octagonal dining room where Queen Victoria attended a Highland gathering in 1881. The hotel is set in eight acres... more

Marine Hotel & Spa

Marine Hotel & Spa, Cromwell Road, North Berwick, East Lothian

Cromwell Road, North Berwick

Dogs Permitted (£10 pn charge applies)
Whether you are a golfer looking to be spoilt for choice, a foodie who knows a great menu when they see one or a spa lover keen to escape the everyday stresses of life, the Marine Hotel and Spa in north Berwick should tick all the boxes. Set on the... more

Cringletie House

Cringletie House, Edinburgh Road, Peebles, Scottish Borders

Edinburgh Road, Peebles

Dogs Permitted (not in public rooms)
Heaped in accolades and awards for its fabulous service, beautiful location across 28 acres and luxurious rooms, Cringletie House in the Scottish Borders is a real treat of a rural getaway. This castle hotel’s restaurant is considered one of the top... more

Kirroughtree House

Kirroughtree House, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

Newton Stewart

Dogs Permitted (not permitted in public areas. Lower ground floor rooms only)
Kirroughtree House Hotel is a country Mansion set within its own gardens, a golf course close by, only minutes from the country town of Newton Stewart which is set on the banks of the River Cree. Approaching from the main driveway, accessed from... more

Crinan Hotel

Crinan Hotel, Crinan by Lochgilphead, Argyll & Bute

Crinan by Lochgilphead

Dogs Permitted (£10 per dog per day charge applies, not permitted in dining room)
Crinan Hotel, near to Lochgilphead, attracts many people who enjoy tasting exceptional seafood, for which then hotel is known to have a unique menu, sourced fresh by the local population. The hotel itself consists of twenty bedrooms with stunning... more

Monachyle Mhor

Monachyle Mhor, Balquhidder, Lochearnhead, Perth & Kinross

Balquhidder, Lochearnhead

Dogs Permitted (in 2 of the rooms only)
Monachyle Mhor hotel is a very special family-run country hotel situated in the heart of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Once you travel along the picturesque shores of Loch Voil, you enter a new world far removed from the hustle and bustle... more

Fonab Castle

Fonab Castle, Foss Road, Pitlochry, Perth & Kinross

Foss Road, Pitlochry

Dogs Permitted (Woodland Patio Rooms Only)
Everyone loves a Scottish castle but actually getting to sleep in one – not a draughty, damp one but a gorgeous, renovated luxury hotel of a castle – now that is fun. Five Star Fonab Castle Hotel in Highland Perthshire, sitting amid ridiculously... more

Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae, Ayrshire

Ballantrae

Dogs Permitted (in certain ground floor rooms only)
Glenapp Castle is a spectacular Scottish Baronial castle with stunning sea views across to Ailsa Craig, Arran and the Mull of Kintyre. The individually designed bedrooms and suites are handsomely furnished with personally chosen antiques and fine oil... more

Royal Marine Hotel & Leisure Club

Royal Marine Hotel & Leisure Club, Golf Road, Brora, Highland

Golf Road, Brora

Dogs Permitted
The Royal Marine Hotel was designed as a private home in 1913 by the Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer. The ambience of the hotel owes everything to him, from the wooden arches of the entrance hall to the grand staircase, all contributing to an... more

Ednam House Hotel

Ednam House Hotel, Bridge Street, Kelso, Scottish Borders

Bridge Street, Kelso

Dogs Permitted
The stunning Ednam House Hotel located in Kelso, enjoys a unique location on the bank of the river Tweed and oozes tradition and old world charm. Although the building has been extended through the years, the original ceillings, woodwork and... more

The Oban Caledonian Hotel

The Oban Caledonian Hotel, Station Square, Oban, Argyll & Bute

Station Square, Oban

Dogs Permitted
The Oban Caledonian Hotel offers stylish, contemporary comfort and service. Set in the heart of one of Scotland's most scenic travel destinations, perfect for discovering the magic of the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. The hotel boasts... more

Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort

Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort, Earl of Mar Estate, Glasgow, Renfrewshire

Earl of Mar Estate, Bishopton, Glasgow

Dogs Permitted (£30 per night charge applies)
Mar Hall hotel has fifty three lavishly designed bedrooms and suites leaving you spoilt for choice. You will experience dramatic colour schemes in this truly magnificent gothic mansion. In The Cristal fine dining room, shades of gold and cream set... more

Banchory Lodge

Banchory Lodge, Dee Street, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Dee Street, Banchory

Dogs Permitted
Banchory Lodge hotel offers superior accommodation in an idyllic riverside setting. The fresh flowers and open fires are welcome features to enhance the homely atmosphere. The bedrooms are traditionally decorated and furnished many having river... more

Greywalls

Greywalls, Muirfield, Gullane, East Lothian

Muirfield, Gullane

Dogs Permitted (Dogs not permitted in public rooms)
The elegant Scottish Edwardian country house Greywalls, which has garnered awards for its service and restaurant, sits on the edge of Muirfield championship golf course and has simply gorgeous views across East Lothian and the Firth of Forth. A... more

Airds Hotel & Restaurant

Airds Hotel & Restaurant, Port Appin, Appin, Argyll & Bute

Port Appin, Appin

Dogs Permitted (permitted in some bedrooms, not in public areas)
Think crisp Frette linen, Colefax and Fowler, Designer Guilds, wallpaper, picture window views of the loch, fireside chats, award-winning dinners and whisky macs before bedtime and you’ve got a picture of Airds Hotel in the west Highlands. This... more

Culloden House

Culloden House, Inverness, Highland

Inverness

Dogs Permitted
One of the most imposing Highland houses to have been converted into a hotel, Culloden has played to host to two Prince Charleses in its time. Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed here before the fateful Battle of Culloden in 1746, while the current Prince... more

Crieff Hydro

Crieff Hydro, Crieff, Perth & Kinross

Crieff

Dogs Permitted (please enquire for further details)
For Scottish short breaks, a weekend away, self-catering or family holidays just an hour from Glasgow or Edinburgh, you’ll find Crieff Hydro offers the broadest choice around. Couples can enjoy a relaxing break in a sumptuous room, access to our... more

Pittodrie House

Pittodrie House, Chapel of Garioch, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Chapel of Garioch, Inverurie

Dogs Permitted (£25 pn charge applies)
Picture the scene: you are sitting in the Pittodrie Hotel near Aberdeen, awaiting dinner in the period dining room and staring out over 2400 acres of prime Scottish countryside. Your Scottish beef arrives, accompanied by a delicious red, and you tuck... more

Forss House Hotel

Forss House Hotel, Forss, Thurso, Highland

Forss, Thurso

Dogs Permitted
Forss House Hotel is a delightful early 19th century country home, nestling in 20 acres of woodland below a waterfall on the gently meandering River Forss. In truth there can be few finer spots to linger in the big sky country, a place where time... more

The Four Seasons Hotel

The Four Seasons Hotel, Lochside, St Fillans, Perth & Kinross

Lochside, St Fillans

Dogs Permitted (not permitted in Restaurants)
The Four Seasons Hotel lies on the picturesque banks of Loch Earn, one of the most enviable positions in Scotland. Originally built in the 1800s, the main house has been converted and renovated over the years and now provides a comfortable hotel with... more

Ackergill Tower

Ackergill Tower, Wick, Highland

Wick

Dogs Permitted (permitted in cottages)
Majestically presiding over the North Sea is the spectacular Ackergill Tower. A 15th-century castle with a fascinating history, it is now an exclusive use venue with the 'wow' factor. Standing within stunning Caithness countryside, three miles from... more

Balbirnie House Hotel

Balbirnie House Hotel, Balbirnie Park, Glenrothes, Fife

Balbirnie Park, Markinch Village, Glenrothes

Dogs Permitted (£20 per night charge applies)
Balbirnie House in Fife, one of Scotland’s smartest privately-owned hotels, is a gorgeous Georgian confection that sits grandly amongst the greenery and splendour of a 400 acre park. An 18-hole golf course surrounds the building in which are 31... more

Blanefield House

Blanefield House, Turnberry, Ayrshire

Turnberry

Dogs Permitted
Just three miles away from one of the finest links courses in the world, Blanefield Luxury Country House in Turnberry, Ayrshire, sits within its own woodlands and fields with a burn and waterfall to boot. As you crunch up the driveway, the salty... more

Hotel du Vin & Bistro at One Devonshire Gardens

Hotel du Vin & Bistro at One Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Glasgow

Dogs Permitted
Glasgow is still riding high on the wave on a renaissance in the early 1990s which brought with it a whole range of smart hotels, cool restaurants and great nightlife. Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens typifies this resurgence in cool, with the... more

The Kingsmills Hotel

The Kingsmills Hotel, Culcabock Road, Inverness, Highland

Culcabock Road, Inverness

Dogs Permitted (permitted in designated rooms only)
The Kingsmills Hotel is set in 4 acres of manicured gardens and grounds, in the heart of Inverness. All bedrooms have glorious views of the surrounding grounds and all are light and airy, some feature their own private patio and terrace. There are a... more

Ballathie House Hotel

Ballathie House Hotel, Kinclaven, Stanley, Perth & Kinross

Kinclaven, Stanley

Dogs Permitted (not to be left unattended, £10 charge applies)
On the banks of the River Tay in Perthshire in the very heart of Scotland, Ballathie House Hotel has been a country retreat for royalty and the well-to-do for generations. It began life as a privately owned rural home in 1880 but now garners praise... more

Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Island

Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Island, Benderloch, Oban, Argyll & Bute

Benderloch, Oban

Dogs Permitted
Situated on the scenic west coast of Scotland, Eriska´s secluded setting makes it the perfect place to relax in tranquil surroundings. There is a range of individually decorated bedrooms to choose from, furnished with every amenity. Enjoy spectacular... more

The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa

The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, North Deeside Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

North Deeside Road, Pitfodels, Aberdeen

Dogs Permitted (not permitted in public rooms)
The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa is situated in 11 acres of wooded grounds and ideally positioned for visiting Scotland's scenic North East. Many of the beautifully appointed rooms have antique furniture and paintings. The Conservatory restaurant serves... more

Duisdale House Hotel

Duisdale House Hotel, Isle Ornsay, Isle of Skye, Highland

Isle Ornsay, Sleat, Isle of Skye

Dogs Permitted
With stunning views over the sound of Sleat and mainland mountains beyond, Duisdale House Hotel is perfectly positioned for exploring the romantic Isle of Skye. Built as a hunting lodge for the Clan Macdonald family in the 1860s, Duisdale sits in... more

Cally Palace Hotel

Cally Palace Hotel, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

Gatehouse of Fleet

Dogs Permitted (not permitted in public areas, not to be left unattended in bedrooms. £5 housekeeping charge applies)
Cally Palace Hotel is situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of Gatehouse of Fleet and is set in grounds of over 150 acres. Enjoy the ambience of a bygone age in this grand, opulent country mansion. All bedrooms have been furnished in... more

Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge, Portpatrick, Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

Portpatrick, Stranraer

Dogs Permitted (not permitted in public rooms, £20 per stay charge applies)
The delightful little Knockinaam Lodge hotel bears testimony to the golden age of touring and sporting activity and has carefully retained all that unmistakable character and personality, and many artefacts of a bygone era. The essence of this... more

Alladale Wilderness Reserve

Alladale Wilderness Reserve, Ardgay, Sutherland, Highland

Ardgay, Sutherland

Dogs Permitted (Not to be left unattended)
We’re not joking, once you have spent the night at the lodge at Alladale Wilderness reserve you may have to rethink your life. You may have to chuck in your job and go and work in the crisp, sharp Caledonian Scots pine forest that creates a magical... more

Taychreggan Hotel

Taychreggan Hotel, Loch Awe, Kilchrenan, Argyll & Bute

Loch Awe, Kilchrenan

Dogs Permitted (permitted in standard rooms only. £10 charge applies)
This whitewashed inn couldn’t be better situated. Standing on the shores of a highland loch Taychreggan lies at the end of a beautiful drive across the moors. Remote but comfortable, this is perfect hotel for walkers, cyclists, photographers and... more

Gleneagles

Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Perth & Kinross

Auchterarder

Dogs Permitted
The Gleneagles Hotel is a Five Red Star golf resort set in 850 acres of stunning scenery in Perthshire, Scotland. Designed in the style of a French château, Capability Brown, the celebrated 18th century landscape gardener, inspired the landscaping.... more

The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort

The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort, 1 St Andrews Drive, Glasgow, Glasgow City

1 St Andrews Drive, Glasgow

Dogs Permitted
The Westerwood Hotel and Golf Resort’s location just 12 miles from Glasgow yet deep in the heart of the Scottish countryside with an 18-hole course overlooking the Campsie Hills means guests can shop their hearts out one day and spend the next... more

The Lovat

The Lovat, Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, Highland

Loch Ness, Fort Augustus

Dogs Permitted (permitted in 6 Studio bedrooms)
The Lovat enjoys an excellent position at the western end of Loch Ness with views of the loch and overlooking the small village of Fort Augustus. The current building began life as a railway hotel on the site of the original Hanoverian fortress. Its... more

The Torridon

The Torridon, Torridon, Achnasheen, Highland

Torridon, Achnasheen

Dogs Permitted (permitted in cottages only)
The Torridon is a grand Victorian shooting lodge set in 58 acres of private parkland and a splendid place for fine dining or vigorous Highland activities. The first Earl of Lovelace who built the Torridon believed in enjoying the very best. Here at... more

Kilcamb Lodge Hotel

Kilcamb Lodge Hotel, Strontian, Acharacle, Argyll & Bute

Strontian, Acharacle

Dogs Permitted (£10 per night charge applies)
If cosy, fireside Scottish country house living is your idea of holiday bliss, you may wish to make a booking at Kilcamb Lodge. Make the ferry crossing to Ardnamurchan, an unspoilt Highland idyll on the most western peninsula of Britain, to reach... more

G&V Royal Mile Hotel

G&V Royal Mile Hotel, 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

Dogs Permitted (Permitted in designated rooms only)
G&V Royal Mile Hotel, sitting conveniently just off the Royal Mile, is a designer maven’s haven with bold colours, stripes and zigzags, lacquered furniture and silver headboards somehow working in perfect harmony to produce a jaw-droppingly... more

Airth Castle Hotel & Spa

Airth Castle Hotel & Spa, Airth, Stirling, Falkirk

Airth, Stirling

Dogs Permitted
Stay at the award-winning Airth Castle Hotel & Spa once home to Robert The Bruce and now one of Central Scotland's most popular hotels. Conveniently located in the heart of Stirlingshire, and nestled in acres of landscaped gardens and parkland, it is... more

Cromlix House

Cromlix House, Kinbuck, Dunblane, Stirling

Kinbuck, Dunblane

Dogs Permitted (in bedrooms only at owners risk)
US Open star Andy Murray bought grand Victorian Manor Cromlix House in early 2013 and intends to convert the gorgeous rambling house surrounded by 50 acres of Stirlingshire countryside into a luxury bolthole. The hotel currently has 14 bedroom... more

Rufflets Hotel

Rufflets Hotel, Strathkinness Low Road, St Andrews, Fife

Strathkinness Low Road, St Andrews

Dogs Permitted (External accommodation only)
Rufflets is a turreted mansion house, set in 10 acres of award-winning gardens one mile west of St Andrews. Tastefully extended over the years and the interior refurbished to match the exacting standards expected of one of the finest small luxury... more

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