Isle of Eriska Hotel

Stay on a small private island on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland

Isle of Eriska Hotel

Isle of Eriska Hotel; There is something special about being on an island. It is probably the primaeval feeling of being safe and protected from the world. Scotland has some 900 islands, so many to explore. Now you can stay on an island on the stunning West Coast.

There are 34 individually decorated rooms, some in the main house, the spa and self-contained accommodation. Eriska is ideal for extended family groups who can choose from a variety of rooms. Families will enjoy the various activities available on-site.

The Isle of Eriska Hotel is an excellent base to explore the West Coast. Enjoy a Wildlife Boat Trip, mountain biking or relax at the spa and enjoy island life. Our Classic Tour of Scotland is an ideal itinerary for the first visit to Scotland.

An Island Retreat

The d├ęcor for both the main home and the self-contained accommodations reflects the fine quality of the hotel, and all the rooms offer luxury beds, fine linens, and rich fabrics. Also provided is a wide range of guest facilities.

Room options 
The Standard Single Rooms offer views of the loch, have a small yet comfy double bed and an en-suite bathroom with shower over bath. The Standard Double Rooms have either double or twin beds and a lovely en-suite bathroom with a separate bath and shower that overlook the side lawn and hillside.

The Deluxe Double Rooms overlook the front lawn and are more spacious. They have double or twin beds and an elegant en-suite bathroom with a separate bath and shower.

Suite options 
The elegant Victorian Junior Suites overlook the front lawn. They have a comfy king-size or glorious four-poster bed, a sizeable seating area with an inviting open fireplace, and a stunning en-suite bathroom with a separate bath and shower.

Self-contained accommodation 
The Garden Cottages feature two spacious bedrooms with walk-in closets and deluxe en-suite bathrooms. There is a sizeable lounge area and a lovely conservatory that gives out to the private garden.

The Spa Suites each have a sizeable bedroom with either king-size or twin beds complemented by a walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom. In addition, this accommodation has a cosy living room with a gas fireplace, a wet bar and a stunning conservatory that gives access to a beautiful, paved garden with a private hot tub.

The Hilltop Reserves are perfect for a romantic getaway overlooking Loch Creran and the island of Lismore. 

Arnott's House is a three-bedroom house overlooking Ben Cruachan and is spread over two floors that can accommodate up to six people in total. This property has a fully-fitted kitchen, utility room, and each bedroom has lovely en-suite facilities, so your privacy is ensured. 
Imaginative menus using fresh and locally sourced produce ensure a memorable fine dining experience in idyllic surroundings. 
A vast range of sport and leisure activities are available at the Isle of Eriska Hotel, including a 17m heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and fully equipped gymnasium. Residents can also enjoy relaxing spa treatments.

Indoor sports facilities include Table Tennis, Badminton, and Squash, Bowling, and more. Highlights from a long list of Outdoor pursuits include Golf, a new six-hole par 22 course with two nearby clubs.

Croquet, Falconry, Sea Kayaking and Boat trips, Archery and Clay Pigeon shooting are just a selection of other activities available. The Hotel can also arrange Sea fishing in the Firth of Lorn and Loch Etive. Scenic Flight Tours of the area are also available. 
A brief history of the Isle of Eriska 
Erik the Red led the Norse invasion of Scotland's west coast in the 10th century and thought that the name derives from him. The church owned the island for several centuries until it came into the Stewarts' ownership of Appin. They commissioned one of Scotland's premier architects to build the magnificent house we saw today in 1884. He also created the bridge; until then, fording at low tide was the only access.

The house came into the possession of a family called the Clark-Hutchinson's, who occupied the place until 1930. It stood empty and decaying for over 40 years.

In 1973 the Buchanan Smith family bought the house and instigated a major program of refurbishment and extension. As a result, the five-star Eriska Hotel gained a reputation as one of the leading privately owned hotels in Scotland, providing superb service in a beautiful setting. 
Touring Guide 
The hotel is perfect for enjoying the Highlands and Islands of the West Coast of Scotland. The Wildlife Boat Trip opens your eyes to the beautiful wildlife of the region. See huge pods of bottlenose dolphins, Minke Whales and Britain's most giant bird of prey, the magnificent White Tailed Sea Eagles; with luck, see it hunt and show off its 9 ft wingspan.

Eriska has the best of both worlds, the serene lochs, coast and the majestic Highlands. We can customise our Classic Tour of Scotland itinerary to match your requirements. Visit Oban with its awe-inspiring mountain scenery and rich history regarding clans and religion. An hour drive will take you to the picturesque Inveraray Castle where they filmed an episode of Downton Abbey.

We are happy to tailor a driver-guided tour from scratch to include the places you want to visit and the things you would like to do.

Adventure Island

Great for couples or Families

  • Bespoke Amenities
  • Spa 
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Archery
  • Biking