The prestigious Good Hotel Guide has named Knockinaam Lodge in Portpatrick as Scotland’s Best Hotel for 2024.
Situated in its private cove this 19th-century country house hotel has been fully restored to offer guests a stylish and relaxed ambience. Visitors can enjoy the stunning scenery and locally sourced, sustainable food served in the hotel’s 3 AA rosette restaurant.
Knockinaam Lodge, located just three miles from picturesque Portpatrick, is celebrated for its breathtaking views. It is also conveniently positioned, with Stranraer and the Cairnryan ferry port just eight miles away, offering access to Northern Ireland.
For those looking for a more exclusive arrival, Knockinaam Lodge provides an on-site helipad for guests travelling by air.
The Good Hotel Guide, established in 1978, features over 700 hotels, inns, B&Bs, and guesthouses across the UK. Knockinaam Lodge’s recognition as the Best Hotel in Scotland is a testament to its exceptional offerings and picturesque location.
In addition to Knockinaam Lodge’s award, the 2024 guide features 10 new entries from across the country. Notable among these is No 17 The Promenade in Oban, which opened its doors in July 2022 and has secured a respectable 17th place in the UK-wide rankings.
Mingary Castle, located on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, also made a noteworthy debut in the guide. This establishment secured a place in the Top 10 in the Editors Choice category of Restaurant with Rooms. Mingary Castle boasts just four rooms and offers an array of incredible food, including the unique offering of oyster ice cream.
The Good Hotel Guide’s recognition of Knockinaam Lodge and the inclusion of these new entries underscore the diverse and outstanding hospitality offerings available across Scotland. Whether it’s the secluded luxury of Knockinaam Lodge or the unique dining experiences at Mingary Castle, the guide serves as a valuable resource for those seeking the best in Scottish accommodations and cuisine.
In conclusion, the accolade of being named Scotland’s Best Hotel for 2024 is a testament to Knockinaam Lodge’s dedication to providing an exceptional guest experience. Its unique location, commitment to sustainability, and warm ambience make it a true gem in the world of Scottish hospitality. Congratulations to Knockinaam Lodge for this well-deserved recognition in the Good Hotel Guide.