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Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Island in Benderloch, Scotland
Located off the west coast of Scotland is a private 300-acre retreat called Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Golf. Built as a home in 1884 in the Scottish Barional style, this singular hotel on the island houses just 50 guests and is steeped in history. While the building has had a succession of owners and enhancements over the course of its lifetime, it has changed very little with age. The rooms are capsules of luxury adorned with tasteful appointments and regal bursts of color. In the main house, a former billiard room and courtyard have transitioned into a pair of spacious bedrooms, while the addition of a conservatory has enhanced the overall ambiance. A nearby annex is surrounded by lush foliage and features spa suites as well as two-bedroom cottage suites offering some serious seclusion with private gardens and bubbling hot tubs.
The public spaces at Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Golf are extraordinary, creating a welcoming environment with roaring fireplaces, plush sofas and chairs, and exquisite objets d'art. A traditional library reflects Art Deco charm and showcases a wonderful display of whiskeys, spirits and wines, which are available to guests throughout the day. There is also a spectacular restaurant featuring a fantastic wine list. Recreation varies to include horseback riding and golf, plus refreshing dips in the indoor swimming pool, sublime personal spa treatments, and a fantastic multi-purpose sports hall. There are traditional activities, including clay pigeon shooting and croquet as well. The island lends itself to leisurely strolls through the natural terrain. An escape at Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Golf will surely have you wanting to linger a bit longer before returning to the mainland.
Location of Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Island
Nearest Airport: GLA
Amenities for Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Island
- General Information
- 25 Guest Rooms
- 24-Hour Room Service
- Afternoon Tea
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Fitness Center
- Indoor Heated Pool
- Tennis Courts
- Private Whirlpools
- Putting Green
- Driving Range
- 9-Hole Golf Course
- Golf Academy
- In-Room Amenities
- Air Conditioning
- Direct Dial Telephones
- Hair Dryers
- Coffee & Tea Facilities
- Private Gardens
- Individually Designed Rooms
- Mountain Biking
- Nature Walks
- Clay Bird Shooting
- Culture & Arts
- Food & Wine
Reviews for Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Island
This was our fourth visit to Eriska, each occasion marking a special occasion in our married life. Eriska was under new ownership on this occasion, but I am delighted to say that it retains the same relaxed and friendly service, combined with calm efficiency. The meals,rooms, spa facilities were of the highest order. The February weather was super and it is great to explore this picturesque island on foot under blue skies. A great place to relax and pamper yourself during your stay.
Sandy5547 - Inverness, United Kingdom
I normally stay positive but this place has turned me. The hotel was recommended to be by an architect a few years ago as one of those â€śhidden gemsâ€ť Ownership and subsequently other things have changed, but not in a good way. The hotel takes full payment upfront for a reason .. so you cannot jump ship.. tempting, you should check your bank accounts as this is often not the case. The hotel has a â€śdays are numbered look about itâ€ť the bathrooms smell, the pool is Butlins at its best, garage flower arrangements, ikea tea lanterns, menus that fail to change unless you look at the price which raises to ÂŁ67 at the weekend and not forgetting the rags which are aka dressing gowns ( apparently work in progress, really not good enough ). The staff are aware of all the above, they are great and keep on smiling because they see the future... unemployment. The cheese trolley is just a trolley with cheese, so donâ€™t be fooled and say â€śno, donâ€™t goâ€ť to this three star hotel. You will be sorry, there are so many other places to visit, life is short. X
My husband and I have just spent a fantastic two night stay at the Isle of Eriska Hotel......from the moment we drove across the bridge onto the island, we knew that this was going to be a very special place. We were not disappointed. The hotel IS VERY SPECIAL Set in a fantastic location, it is a haven from the frenetic world we all live in. The staff were all wonderful, very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The restaurant was truly wonderful with items on the menu that were smoked on the island and grown in the hotels garden...the chefs are doing a great job presenting great tasting, locally sourced food in creative and inventive ways. Our room â€śStaffaâ€ť was on the second floor and was fabulous. Very comfy bed, the best ever walk-in shower and a bath, which was comfortable enough for two adults!! We also had a balcony, which was a wonderful surprise. The island has a number of lovely walks and trails to explore, and the hotel supply maps, and wellington boots. The Stabled spa was a bonus, and I had a great back, neck and shoulders massage. Thank you to everyone at Eriska for making our stay so special and memorable.....you are doing a brilliant job.
Crossing over the wooden bridge onto this beautiful Island we were stuck by it's beauty and sense of peace. Arriving at the hotel we received a wonderfully warm welcome, probably more than any other hotel we have stayed in. The hotel itself is charming and full of character and relaxing by one of the open fireplaces on a cold February evening was a real pleasure. Beautiful scenery to walk in and a modern pool and spa made our only regret was only staying for the one night. Great food, great staff and being dog friendly will make this little Scottish gem a must return.
Ron M - Paisley, United Kingdom
We have just returned for a very, very disappointing stay at The Isle of Erika Hotel which, should be noted, no longer has a 1 Michelin star. Our deluxe room on the 2nd floor was large but the view from the room was onto filthy roof tops and the ceilings were sloped so my husband kept bumping his head. Worse still was the row of Velux windows in the ceiling which meant, when it rained overnight, we could not get a wink of sleep. I am not asking the hotel to manage the weather but to expect guests to sleep with that noise is just acceptable. The only solution was to stay in a lodge, on the second night, and walk to and from the hotel for dinner - which is not the experience we wanted. We stayed two nights and unbelievably - the menu was the same on both nights. We didn't mind paying ÂŁ60/head each night but to have the menu the same on both nights was shocking. The tasting menu is exactly the same as the dinner menu! No wonder they lost their Michelin star. We asked for tea and a shortbread biscuit on the first afternoon - no shortbread only scones. The second afternoon we asked for tea and scones (confident that they would have these) - wrong, no scones. The leisure facilities are NOT attached to the hotel so you cannot walk across to the Spa in a dressing gown. We asked to play tennis - giving 18 hours notice to set up the hall - and on arrival there was one guy struggling with a net with no hope of getting it ready for our use. These facilities are also in a purpose built hall some distance from the hotel. The golf driving range is a shambles.
Marie G - Dublin, Ireland