Guide to Moray Speyside

Some of the Best Speyside Whisky Hotels

The whisky bar at the Highlander Inn
The whisky bar at the Highlander Inn

Some of the best whisky hotels in Scotland are found in Speyside and Moray. They also have some of the best whisky bars in Scotland. Many in great locations with distilleries close by. You won’t find any of the big hotel chains here. Instead you will find independently run hotels, often family owned.

The Station Hotel

The Station Hotel is situated in the centre of Rothes a short walk from Glen Grant distillery. The Station Hotel was built in 1901. It underwent extensive refurbishment in 2016 and has 15 luxury bedrooms. The popular onsite Pagoda Restaurant and Toots Café Bar serve local food. The Spirit Safe whisky bar has a range of over 500 whiskies to select from.

The Station Hotel, 51 New Street, Rothes AB38 7BJ

The Highlander Inn

The Highlander Inn is situated in Craigellachie, Speyside. It has 8 ensuite bedrooms and is well known for its whisky bar with its extensive collection of whiskies including a wide range of Japanese whiskies. A traditional pub atmosphere where locals and visitors mix. The Speyside way runs past the hotel.

The Highlander Inn, Craigellachie, Speyside, Banffshire, AB38 9S

The Craigellachie Speyside Hotel

Established in 1893, The Craigellachie has long association with the whisky industry and has seen a resurgence in recent years under new management. The Copper Dog Bar serves a wide range of whiskies, local craft beers and cocktails.

Victoria St, Craigellachie, Speyside AB38 9SR

Aberlour Hotel

The Aberlour Hotel is situated In the centre of Aberlour with a short walk to the River Spey. Aberlour Distillery is a short walk away. This is a family run hotel with 19 bedrooms. The restaurant serves local produce with the menu influenced by the season.

The Aberlour Hotel, 87 High Street, Aberlour AB38 9QB

Dowans Hotel

The Dowans Hotel sits overlooking views over Speyside. There are 16 bedrooms including super-size double rooms. The hotel restaurant ‘57’ serves a locally sourced menu. The Still is the whisky room and has over 500 whiskies including rarities.

Dowans Hotel, Dowans Road, Aberlour, Moray AB38 9LS

This page is sponsored by Highland Spirit Tours. Providers of private Speyside Whisky Day Tours.

Rothes Glen – Speyside

Situated on the outskirts of Rothes, this Rothes Glen Hotel Speyside offers one of the most exclusive whisky experiences in Scotland. This striking baronial house has ten bedrooms available with the house rented out on an exclusive use basis.

Rothes Glen – Speyside, Near Rothes.

For an overview of other accommodation types in Moray & Speyside see our Accommodation in Moray Speyside

The above hotels are often used as bases to explore the Speyside Whisky Distilleries.

Many of the distilleries are not open to visitors however, the Whisky Bars & Pubs will often have examples of these. Don’t forget Speyside has some of the best whisky shops too.

Other activities to do in the area include walking, fishing, visiting castles and photography.

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