Whether you’ve been spending the day searching for monsters on Loch Ness, enjoying the hustle and bustle of Inverness, or relaxing in the peaceful tranquillity of Fort Augustus, you’re going to need cosy accommodation to bunk down in for the night.
There’s something for everyone on the shores of Loch Ness and the surrounding areas of the Scottish Highlands. If you enjoy taking in Scottish history, why not visit the famous Urquhart Castle, a thousand-year-old ruin on the shores of the loch? Or, why not enjoy one of the many cruises offered on Loch Ness?
A bit further away is the battlefield of Culloden – the site where the Jacobite army, under Bonnie Prince Charlie made their last stand in the last ever pitched battle to occur on British soil.
In terms of accommodation, you’re spoiled for choice! Loch Ness, Inverness, and Fort Augustus are home to many popular hotels and B&Bs with excellent facilities. Below, we will discuss some of the top picks for hotels, cottages, B&Bs, and self-catering accommodation holiday rentals that help make your stay in the Loch Ness area extra special.
If you enjoy good food, ancient castles, comfy beds and monster hunting, then a stay in Loch Ness might just be what you’re looking for!
Loch Ness Hotels
Firstly, let’s look into some of the best hotels in the area surrounding Loch Ness – we’ll look at where they’re situated, their amenities, and how you can check out their availability and pricing per night.
Whether you’re looking for a luxury hotel, or you’re just looking to bunk down for the night in a comfy room with a solid Scottish breakfast, there’s something for everyone.
The Caledonian Hotel is located in the charming village of Fort Augustus. The hotel is a white building with a large garden – perfect for relaxing in. When you walk through the big stone arch and through the door, you’re greeted with a spacious and comfortable interior.
Guests can enjoy the on-site bar after a long day. There is also a 24 hour a day check-in desk so that if you need anything, you just let them know.
After a busy day, you’ll want to kick back and relax in your beautiful room. Fortunately, the rooms have a seating area where you can kick your boots off and unwind in a large, comfy chair. The rooms are also equipped with a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee facilities and even toiletries and a hairdryer.
Sitting just 28 miles from Fort William and 36 miles from Inverness airport, there are plenty of things to see and do if you feel like travelling a little further afield on the west coast. Booking a stay at the Caledonian Hotel couldn’t be easier; just click on the link below to check out the prices per night for you and your guests!Check Online Availability
Ideally located right in one of the pretty villages in the beautiful Loch Ness area, Benleva hotel is a converted church manse that’s over three hundred years old and is just a short walk from the loch through their gardens. The property even has its own restaurant, beer garden, and brewery, and is home to a 400-year-old former hanging tree!
It’s a great location to unwind after a long day hunting the Loch Ness Monster, as each room has an electric shower, flatscreen TV, free wifi and facilities for making tea and coffee. If you think the Benleva hotel might be the one for you, prices per night can be viewed via the link below as well as available dates for booking.Check Online Availability
OYO Loch Ness
OYO Loch Ness Hotel is just a short drive from Inverness and is in a prime location to explore everything the Loch Ness area has to offer. It’s a family-run establishment with 29 bedrooms – all of which are great value for money. This hotel is suitable for everyone, whether you’re travelling alone, as a couple, or as a family.
All of the rooms have ensuite bathrooms and access to free wifi. There’s even free parking for the guests! OYO Loch Ness sits just across from the 5-star Loch Ness Centre where you can go and learn all about the Loch Ness Monster (known affectionately throughout Scotland as Nessie).Check Online Availability
If you’re looking for a unique property with stunning views of Loch Ness, then look no further than Foyer’s Roost. The terrace there is the highest viewpoint in the Great Glen and boasts some of the best views of Loch Ness, so if you want a nice easy spot to look for the Loch Ness Monster – this might be the one for you!
As for the rooms, they each offer a selection of tea and coffee, a flatscreen TV with a DVD player, complimentary toiletries and even an alarm clock so you don’t miss any of the action!Check Online Availability
Richmond House Fort
Richmond House Fort is a beautiful hotel situated in Fort Augustus, near Loch Ness. It has its own restaurant and bar, as well as a private garden.
It’s in an ideal location for exciting outdoor activities like mountain biking due to its proximity to the Caledonian Forest. It’s also just a short distance from the River Ness – a great highland fishing spot. As for the rooms, they’re spacious, comfortable and modern with a mix of capacities for different party sizes. There are even rooms with ensuite facilities for an extra touch of luxury.
Being just a few short minutes’ walk from Loch Ness, it’s no wonder Richmond House Hotel in Fort Augustus is such a popular destination!Check Online Availability
Camping Loch Ness
The hustle and bustle of hotel life just isn’t for everyone. For others, even being under a roof is too much! Luckily for those people, there’s plenty of places to camp in the Loch Ness area.
So whether you’re looking to cosy up in a camping pod or ride it out under the stars, there are plenty of options for you in the area surrounding Loch Ness.
Camping Pod Heaven
Situated just a short drive from the city of Inverness, Camping Pod Heaven is a fantastic option for those looking to enjoy a luxury camping experience. At Camping Pod Heaven, you can enjoy all the benefits of being under the stars without the hassle of pitching a tent and sleeping on the ground!
This campsite also offers free internet access, a communal barbecue, areas to pitch a tent or even set up a caravan.Check Online Availability
Loch Ness Shores Camping & Caravanning Club
Situated on the southern shore of Loch Ness (known as the quieter side), Loch Ness Shores Camping and Caravanning Club is an ideal site to pitch up near the loch and enjoy the stunning scenery.
With fire pits and barbecues welcome, you can rest easy knowing you’ll be able to rustle up some tasty burgers after a long day of monster hunting on the Loch. This site offers internet access, a shop, a kids’ playground, and even a laundry room with a washing machine.
Fancy a night in a modern Geodome, looking up at the stars from one of the most popular campsites in the area surrounding Fort Augustus and Loch Ness? If so, then look no further, as Inver Coille is the place for you!
Located just four miles from Fort Augustus, it’s in an ideal spot to explore the area surrounding Loch Ness and experience camping in a way that you never have before. The Geodomes and Glamping pods offer a cosy, comfy place to lay your head for the night and are a far more exciting option than your average holiday lettings.Check Online Availability
Bunchrew Caravan Park
If you’re looking for a pet-friendly, family-friendly caravan park, set along the stunning shoreline and surrounded by beautiful mountains, then the Bunchrew Caravan Park is the place for you!
This site has some great amenities, such as free hot showers, a washing up area, a dog walking area and even a shop for you to pick up some essentials.
For those looking for a bit of an adventure, you can also hire bikes at the site, which also puts you just a few minutes away from the Clachnaharry inn. This is a great place to get stuck into some hot food and local ales.
Loch Ness Cottages
Camping isn’t always for everyone and if this is the case for you, then perhaps a quiet little holiday cottage on the shores of Loch Ness will do the trick.
Tree Tops Bungalow
Tree Tops Bungalow is just 16 miles from Inverness and 18 miles from Fort Augustus, making it a great spot for families looking for a base to explore the area from.
This holiday cottage features three bedrooms, a fully kitted out kitchen and a beautiful terrace area for you to enjoy the evenings in style (if the weather permits!).Check Online Availability
Loch Ness House
Loch Ness House is an apartment situated just a few miles from Fort Augustus and, as well as its own private parking, also boasts free wifi and a king-size ensuite bedroom. When you walk through the double doors, one of the first things you’ll see at the end of the hallway is a stunning, modern, open plan kitchen with a breakfast bar and every amenity you could ask for in a kitchen!
This property is a great option for those looking for a base to discover the area from, as Urquhart Castle is just a 15-minute walk down the road.Check Online Availability
Torcroft Lodges offer stylish, comfortable accommodation and come with the option of either a two or four-bedroom lodge. Each lodge comes with free parking, free wifi, a fully kitted out kitchen and dining area as well as a cosy lounge with a fireplace and TV/DVD player.
This is a great property if you’re looking to explore the loch, as it’s just ten minutes away from the shores of Loch Ness and a short distance from other attractions such as Urquhart Castle.Check Online Availability
Bed and Breakfast Loch Ness
B&Bs are the way to go if you enjoy having a cosy room and helpful staff that cook a tasty breakfast but without all the hustle and bustle of a proper hotel. B&Bs are generally a great option for couples on a romantic getaway, or hikers looking for a cosy stopover for the night.
Airanloch Bed & Breakfast
Airanloch B&B is about seven miles from Inverness and boasts some of the best views of the entire list!
The terrace/garden area looks out over the shores of Loch Ness and has plenty of room to sit and enjoy dinner and drinks while you watch the sun go down over the Loch. The bedrooms display elegant Scottish themed decor and every bed has a fantastic view of the gardens and the Loch.Check Online Availability
Drovers Lodge is another property that boasts incredible views of Loch Ness, mostly due to it sitting on much higher ground than some of the other properties.
This B&B is both rustic and modern at the same time, with a huge, comfortable living space with a wood burner and bedrooms that look like they’re from a fairy tale. Of course, the best part about Drovers Lodge is the decked balcony/terrace area that looks out over a beautiful wooded area and onto the shores of Loch Ness.Check Online Availability
Craigmonie Bed & Breakfast
Craigmonie B&B, although not a huge property, is a popular option for many people who seek a quiet getaway in a cosy house. The property has a small garden that offers a decent amount of privacy due to the hedges around the outside – a perfect place to enjoy your breakfast on a summer’s morning!
Craigmonie offers a fantastic cooked breakfast or a la carte and each room is spacious, comfortable and decorated to make you feel at home.Check Online Availability
Loch Ness Self Catering
Self catering properties are hugely popular in the area surrounding Loch Ness and if you’re on holiday with your family or a group of friends, then this is most definitely the way to go.
Hill Cottage Cabins
Hill Cottage Cabins are fantastic little wooden cabins situated in Fort Augustus, ideal for young couples or solo travellers. The cabins themselves offer a fully equipped kitchen, free wifi, a stunning garden with amazing views, and comfortable bedrooms.
You may be surprised when you see the size of the bedrooms, as they are much bigger than you would think when you look from the outside. The bathroom comes with a sleek, modern shower and again, is bigger than one would expect. These little cabins are perfect for both cosy winter nights and hot summer days.Check Online Availability
Forest Glen Holiday Park
Forest Glen Holiday Park is the place to be if you like your own space – and lots of it! These properties offer everything from a BBQ pit to a hot tub, as well as fully kitted out kitchens and extremely comfortable bedrooms. Pets are also allowed at Forest Glen, so a visit here is a must for dog lovers.Check Online Availability
It doesn’t matter if you want to go camping solo, stay in a B&B as a couple, be pampered in a hotel, or enjoy some tranquillity in your own little cabin – Loch Ness has it all! This is a brilliant destination and truly a must-see for anyone visiting Scotland!
Other Accommodation Options in Highlands
- Arisaig Accommodation
- Aviemore Accommodation
- Beauly Accommodation
- Carrbridge Accommodation
- Drumnadrochit Accommodation
- Fort Augustus Accommodation
- Fort William Accommodation
- Gairloch Accommodation
- Inverness Accommodation
- Kingussie Accommodation
- Kyle of Lochalsh Accommodation
- Lochinver Accommodation
- Nairn Accommodation
- Thurso Accommodation
- Ullapool Accommodation
- Wick Accommodation