We open the (bedroom) door on some of Scotland’s most luxurious honeymoon suites…
Looking for something a bit different to the traditional hotel suite? The gorgeous lodges at Bathgate’s The Vu make perfect honeymoon fodder. The cosy Canadian-imported cabins, with their exposed brick feature walls and timber beams, have a charming rustic feel.
But while each lodge has all the makings of a cabin retreat, they include all the amenities you could want to celebrate your first few days of married life. Each five-star cabin comes with a freestanding bath, walk-in shower and underfloor heating for the ultimate laid-back luxury.
THE TORRANCE HOTEL
East Kilbride’s The Torrance Hotel is a popular destination for weddings, owing to its versatile function spaces and budget-friendly wedding packages. It’s also home to perhaps one of Scotland’s most indulgent honeymoon suites.
Spread over two levels, the ground floor features a king-size bed, a bathroom with dual sinks and lounge area. Climb the spiral staircase to the mezzanine level, however, and you’ll find the pi¨ce de résistance: your very own private spa containing a jacuzzi bath, steam and sauna room, complete with loungers and a mirror TV so you can kick back and relax for hours.
Just 10 miles outside Edinburgh, Carlowrie Castle is a stunning wedding venue with a luxury bridal suite to boot. Among its seven beautiful, individually themed bedrooms is a particularly decadent private suite, better known as the Carlowrie One.
Spread across 115sqm, this self-contained apartment has two bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen living area with a wood-burning stove, and two stunning bathrooms “ each decked in marble tiling complete with underfloor heating, roll top bath and walk-in shower. Oh, and did we mention the suite includes your own private garden? Perfect for romantic sunsets or al fresco dining!
HOTEL DU VIN AT ONE DEVONSHIRE GARDENS
Located in Glasgow’s stylish West End, Hotel Du Vin is a short walk from some of the city’s best restaurants and boutique shops. However, the hotel boasts such extravagant settings that you may not want to cross the threshold until check out time! The perfect honeymoon hideaway is the Chateau de la Roulerie. This grand duplex suite boasts a large open- plan king-size bedroom featuring a free-standing roll top bath. There’s also a bathroom on the lower level with walk-in twin monsoon showers. We hear it’s a celeb favourite!
BOCLAIR HOUSE HOTEL
Situated in Bearsden, just a short drive from Glasgow city centre, the impressive Boclair House hotel hosts exclusive-use weddings and can provide seriously sumptuous accommodation in one of its 12 perfectly styled suites. The honeymoon suite is the stuff of dreams; you and your other half can retire to art deco-inspired interiors and bespoke furnishings, while champagne on ice sits within arms’ reach of the indulgent freestanding copper bath – surely the definition of newly wedded bliss?
BALBIRNIE HOUSE HOTEL
The award-winning Balbirnie House Hotel is quite rightly proud of its stunning Pearl Suite. Over £50,000 has been invested in making this room an absolute show-stopper, from its crystal shower “ sourced from London and worth a whopping £22,000 “ to the elegant décor. Soft grey and pearl-inspired hues with a vintage French aesthetic make it a restful setting for you and your bridesmaids to get ready in before the ceremony, and an utterly romantic room to spend your first night as newlyweds.
WALDORF ASTORIA EDINBURGH “ THE CALEDONIAN
A Princes Street staple since 1903, The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh “ The Caledonian is an opulent venue with an impressive range of suites. Our favourite is the Caledonian Suite, which overlooks Edinburgh Castle “ imagine waking up to that view! It has a separate living and bedroom area, and amenities include a Nespresso machine and Salvatore Ferragamo products. The hotel has a personal concierge service so technically you won’t need to leave your suite, but if you do, make a beeline for the hotel’s Guerlain Spa for an indulgent pamper sesh.
CAMERON HOUSE ON LOCH LOMOND
Loch Lomond’s gorgeous scenery means it has all the makings of a romantic getaway before you even check in. And if you’re looking for somewhere special to minimoon, Cameron House will certainly tick your boxes. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to honeymooners’ accommodation. The Whisky Suite, with its traditional tartan decor and a four-poster bed, is perfect for couples who like to enjoy a dram or two in the evening, while The Cinema Suite, with two separate TV viewing areas is great if you like nothing more than to kick back with a good film. Alternatively, relax in one of the self-catering luxury lodges in the grounds!