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Lochranza Youth Hostel
4 out of 5
A841, Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Scotland
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10.33 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (13 reviews)

"Lovely place, very helpful staff. Excellent! Lovely to hear the stags in the night."…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2019

Lochranza Youth Hostel
The Lochranza Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Scotland
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10.58 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (62 reviews)

"Everything was top rate especially Isobel, manageress and Kenny barman."…"

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2019

The Lochranza Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Alma Road, Brodick, Isle of Arran, Scotland
The price is £95 per night
3.49 mi from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (77 reviews)
Lovely place to stay

"I received a great welcome from Alan, the manager of the Belvedere on arrival. My room was spacious and reasonably warm. The option to warm it up further by use of an electric heater was available. Good range of TV channels along with tea and coffee making facilities. The ensuite was a little cold, ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

Kildonan Hotel
3 out of 5
Kildonan, Isle of Arran, Scotland
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8.86 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (84 reviews)

"Staff were very good and the location was superb ."…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2019

Kildonan Hotel
The Burlington Guest House & Restaurant
3 out of 5
Shore Road, Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran, Scotland
The price is £80 per night
6.75 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (71 reviews)
Pleasant stay

"Everything you need for an overnight stay. Friendly staff and good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 3 Feb 2020

The Burlington Guest House & Restaurant
Best Western Kinloch Hotel
3 out of 5
Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland
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5.54 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (94 reviews)
Blackwaterfoot Arran

"Very nice hotel. Warm, comfortable, great location and views. Could see seals basking on the rocks from the room. Staff really helpful and friendly. Welcome oasis after being soaked in the Scottish liquid sunshine."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Best Western Kinloch Hotel
Corrie Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Shore Road, Isle of Arran, Scotland
The price is £85 per night
6.92 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (30 reviews)
Corrie hotel

"Beautiful location and friendly hotel. Tasty breakfast to start your days out enjoying Arran."…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2019

Corrie Hotel
Auchrannie Resort
4 out of 5
Auchrannie Road, Brodick, Isle of Arran, Scotland
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3 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (136 reviews)
Fantastic Food

"Loved the accommodation but the highlight of my stay was dinner at Brambles Restaurant. Service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Can’t recommend highly enough."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Auchrannie Resort
Dunvegan House Guest House
4 out of 5
Shore Road, Isle of Arran, Scotland
The price is £90 per night
3.55 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (42 reviews)

"this was a last minute booking for 1 night as weather forecast was good. Ashley looked after us well during our stay and we found the room very comfortable. It had an amazing sea view. We had a full Scottish breakfast which was lovely and set us up for our walk to Brodick Castle. Would certainly ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2019

Dunvegan House Guest House
4 out of 5
Shore Road, Isle of Arran, Scotland
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4.97 mi from city centre
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Visiting the Isle of Arran

The Isle of Arran is a rugged and scenic visitor destination in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. Continuously inhabited since prehistoric times, Arran is dotted with standing stones, medieval castles and historic sites, as well as beautiful beaches, coastal paths, mountains, forests, rivers and lochs. It’s the perfect place to hike, bike or climb, go craft shopping, spot wonderful wildlife like seals, or simply relax in a traditional Scottish pub while sipping a locally produced whiskey or ale.

Where to stay on the Isle of Arran

When deciding which Isle of Arran hotel to stay in, you have a number of different areas to choose from. If you’re a fan of hiking and climbing, then the north of the island, with its stunning mountains and hills, is the spot for you. This includes Goat Fell which, despite its reputation as Arann’s highest peak, is actually the easiest to climb and makes for a brilliant family day out. If cycling’s more your speed, then you should stay on the south of the island, where the renowned Arran Coastal Way cycle route provides terrific trails for all-day outings.

There are also plenty of villages to choose from on the Isle of Arran. Lamlash is the largest and is home to sandy beaches and its own yacht club. Brodick, home of Brodick Castle, is the site of the main ferry terminal, and serves as a convenient base for shorter trips. The hamlet of Machrie is quiet and secluded, and is near to the stone circles of Machrie Moor and Auchagallon. For some stunning Arann scenery, you could opt for Lochranza in the north, with the atmospheric castle that towers over the bay. Lochranza is also the home of the island’s only whiskey distillery and is a wonderful site for spotting deer.

Accommodation choices on the Isle of Arran

The stunning scenery that surrounds the 4-star makes this a prime spot for luxury seekers and nature lovers. Set in the village of Brodick, you’ll have access to a full-service spa and 3 restaurants, while verdant shrubbery and rugged mountains serve as a picturesque backdrop to cocktails on the balcony. If you want to set yourself up near the beach, Kildonan Hotel is just the ticket. A hearty complimentary breakfast provides the fuel you’ll need for swimming and water sports, while the colourful garden is a great place to wind down on a summer’s evening. Based just a stone’s throw from the sands of Whiting Bay, the 3-star Burlington Guest House & Restaurant is a budget-friendly alternative that still packs the requisite punch for water babies and families alike.

What to do during your stay in Isle of Arran

Situated between Ayrshire and Kintyre, Arran is a National Scenic Area of Scotland. The island has much to offer those who love outdoor activities, nature, history, dining and shopping. The north of Arran is mountainous, making it wonderful for walkers, hikers and climbers, while the south has the circular coastal road from Machrie to Lochranza which is much beloved of cyclists. The island is also one-quarter forest and visitors can enjoy camping, gorge-scrambling and mountain-biking in its woodlands. Arran also has many lovely beaches, each with its own distinct character. Lamlash beach has a long strip of sand perfect for walking barefoot, and it is conveniently located close to play areas for families with young children, as well as the Lamlash village green and the Arran Yacht Club. Machrie is a shingle beach with a great picnic area from which you can watch the boats sail along the Kilbrannan Sound. The beach at Whiting Bay has a small jetty which is all that remains of what was once the longest pier on the river Clyde.

Beyond beaches, Arran’s key attractions include Goat Fell, the island’s tallest peak; Lochranza village, known for its castle, deer and the island’s only whisky distillery; the Machrie Moor Standing Stones; the Blackwaterfoot Cliffs; the King's Cave, which legend has it was a hideout of King Robert the Bruce; and the Heritage Museum at Rosaburn. You can also enjoy activities like seal-spotting, horse-riding, archery, gorge-scrambling, mountain-biking, sea kayaking, sailing and paragliding. Or you could spend the day playing golf on one of the island’s 7 courses – you can purchase an Arran Golf Pass that gives you access to them all.

If you’re a history buff, you’ll be fascinated by the island’s amazing heritage, including the various sites of prehistoric remnants such as Torr a’ Chaisteal Dun and Kilpatrick Dun, plus the six sets of stone circles on Machrie Moor, and the castles of Brodick, Skipness Castle and Lochranza. Arran is also a shopper’s delight where you can buy locally produced food, furniture, jewellery, clothes and paintings.

Whatever you decide to do on the Isle of Arran, you’re sure to be swept away by the many wonders of this beautiful island.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Isle of Arran?
Belvedere is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This B&B is a short 10-minute walk from Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal, and it offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Traveller reviews also recommend Glenisle Hotel and Best Western Kinloch Hotel as top choices for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Isle of Arran, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel bookings are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the best deals in Isle of Arran.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Isle of Arran?
Based on reviews, The Douglas Hotel is a popular hotel for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking.
What's the best hotel for families in Isle of Arran?
Glenisle Hotel is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and free parking. Other options for your stay with the children include Best Western Kinloch Hotel and Lagg Hotel. Also, attractions in the area such as Saddell Castle are fun for the whole family.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic holiday in Isle of Arran?
Kildonan Hotel is a favourite 3-star hotel for couples, and features LCD TVs and a restaurant. Another good option for your romantic getaway is Auchrannie Resort.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Isle of Arran?
Auchrannie Resort is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers 3 restaurants along with free WiFi for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet include Kildonan Hotel and Lagg Hotel.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Isle of Arran?
Belvedere is a top 3-star beachfront hotel with a restaurant and free WiFi. Other good options for your beach trip include Lagg Hotel and Glenisle Hotel. Spend a relaxing afternoon at Grogport Beach during your stay.
What's the best luxury hotel in Isle of Arran?
The Douglas Hotel is a 4-star hotel with an ocean-view restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Another upscale choice for your holiday is Auchrannie Resort.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Isle of Arran?
The Douglas Hotel is a favourite 4-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features an ocean-view restaurant and a bar.
Where's the best place to stay in Isle of Arran to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, The Douglas Hotel is a top 4-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features a restaurant and free WiFi. A couple of other options close to historic sites include The Lochranza Hotel and Lagg Hotel. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Brodick Castle, Machrie Moor Stone Circles and Holy Isle.

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