Hotel for the night, romantic, not too pricy

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
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karenxkarenx Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
Hiya all
Hoping someone can help me out here!
Its mine and my partners bday soon ( well same day lol ) and after having a baby not too long ago and another kid to look after Im hoping we can get away for the night just the 2 of us. Dont want a premier inn etc, something a bit romantic, either town or country. Dont want it to be too far away from glasgow/edinburgh either, we have a car so travelling isnt a problem. About 3 hours max.
Has anybody got any recomendations or know of a good place?

Cheers :beer:
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  • nesssie1702nesssie1702 Forumite
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    Dunkeld House Hotel is lovely, has a leisure centre too

    Cairnbaan Hotel on the outskirts of Lochgilphead is a good place to stay

    What about Creiff Hydro, or somewhere in St Fillans, Perthshire? In Edinburgh, the Macdonald Holyrood is lovely, as is the Barcelo hotel on the Bridges (Used to be the Carlton Highland)

    Have a look on Laterooms or Findahotel too as well as looking on the hotel websites themselves. The Tripadvisor website is as good a place as any to search for reviews on hotels too.

    Hope you find somewhere nice!
  • Awsome, thank you for your help! Will start looking on those sites!!

    If anybody else has a recomendation from somewhere they have been also Id love to hear about it :)
  • ailuro2ailuro2 Forumite
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    The Marriott Dalmahoy - not far from Edinburgh, or the motorway from Glasgow - so very driveable - you still want to be able to reach the kids since they are very small - besides, less driving means more hotel time.;)

    The Dalamahoy has nice grounds, a golf course, spa, gym etc. so you can have a pampering session or use the gym. They do have period rooms that are nice, but like all MArriotts the normal rooms' king sized beds are 6ft wide, so you get a great sleep too - with a big brekkie in the morning, can't be beat.

    It has a choice of a cafe type restaurant or the plusher one if you fancy finer dining rather than burger/pizza type fare.

    The cocktail lounge is nice too, and irrc it has a second sports bar to watch sports in.
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  • Thanks for the suggestion, we live about 10mins from there so was hoping for somewhere a bit further away hehe!
    Someone else has mentioned Airth Castle to me? Any good? Had a look on their website and looks not too bad!
  • buglawtonbuglawton Forumite
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    hotels.com and lastminute.com seem to offer Quidco - I remember getting 10% back that way on last holiday hotel bookings.
  • The MacDonald Holyrood is lovely and very central - the hotel restaurant is lovely and there are loads of pubs and restaurants nearby.

    Crieff Hydro is also a fabulous hotel and really family friendly as they have kids club and creche so I'd probably say that would be best for a weekend away with the kids.
  • Thanks, my friend always goes to the hydro. Not taking the kids though, time to ourselves for a change hehe
  • We are not long back from a nice hotel in the lake district, probably only about a 3 hour drive from central scotland. It was called aphrodites lodges, our room had a hot tub and a jacuzzi bath - very romantic and definatley not the sort of place you would take the kids!!
    http://www.aphroditeslodge.co.uk/

    The lodges at loch lomond are meant to be nice, as is Cameron House.

    Or what about up North? There are some nice places on the outskirts of Inverness and Aberdeen - again a 3 or 4 hour drive away.

    Enjoy! x
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    ailuro2ailuro2 Forumite
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    edited 19 September 2009 at 9:20AM
    karenx wrote: »
    Thanks for the suggestion, we live about 10mins from there so was hoping for somewhere a bit further away hehe!
    Someone else has mentioned Airth Castle to me? Any good? Had a look on their website and looks not too bad!

    We stayed in Airth Castle's hotel , the room was very big, but strangely dated and a bit basic- the hotel part isn't in the castle, it's in a block round the back of the castle - but it doesn't show you that very clearly on the website, does it?:rolleyes:

    I don't mind how close something is to home, if it's good then it's not a problem - we're in Dundee but have had a night away in Perth before.:D

    Less petrol money and more swimming time (or whatever you'll do without the kids there!!) is a good thing imho.:p

    Go for a meal somewhere else and then go to the hotel - or go visit the Falkirk Wheel or Wallace Monument or something to make it more of a day out.

    You could always come to Dundee - there's plenty to do here, and there's a nice place next to Dundee called Broughty Ferry - has a nice hotel with pool etc, but has plenty restaurants and pubs and shops too, so you can go out for a few drinks or a walk along the sandy beach, (a real beach,but there's a pebbly one too)and not need a taxi back.

    http://www.hotelbroughtyferry.co.uk/

    my sil has done this before - come through, dropped child off and headed to Hotel Broughty Ferry instead of staying with us.She said it was really good. Abuot an hour from Edinburgh, but a bit more from Glasgow (we're not far from B/Ferry and Stirling is about an hour from here.)
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