About the award
Introduced in 1992, this award is the AA’s ultimate accolade for hotels in the UK. It is awarded to hotels that are recognised as being outstanding examples in their particular market. From the small family-run hotel to the most ambitious commercial ventures, hotels of every size and style are potential winners.
Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa
This iconic hotel is located in one of the most enviable locations in Scotland. The hotel has continued to develop under the ownership of Kohler who have made major investment into refurbishing the bedrooms and creating a new spa. Rooms are a blend of classic and contemporary with elegance throughout, a transformation which has been overseen by the French designer Jacques Garcia.
Dining at the hotel comes in many forms with the Road Hole Restaurant offering great food and stunning views of the golf course and golden beaches beyond. The new spa offers an alternative leisure activity to walking and playing the world renowned golf courses. It features a range of treatment rooms, two Kohler wet bathing rooms, a 20-metre indoor pool, hydrotherapy pool, steam room, experience showers, refreshing ice shower, cold plunge pool and a Finnish sauna. If that’s not enough, then the roof-top garden has a hot tub.
2017 – Douneside House
2016 – Cromlix Hotel
2015 – Rufflets Hotel
2014 – Meldrum House Country Hotel, Aberdeen
2013 – Cringletie House, Peebles
2012 – The Torridon
2011 – Blythswood Square
2010 – Boath House
2009 – The Gleneagles Hotel
2008 – Norton House Hotel