• Kew House & Apartments (Edinburgh; tel. 131/313-0700; www.kewhouse.com): One of New Town's finest Victorian restorations, this little inn offers individually furnished bedrooms with much comfort. Families can also rent a small apartment.
  • Mercure Point Hotel (Edinburgh; 131/221-5555; www.mercure.com): In the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, this stylish hotel boasts one of the most dramatic interiors of any hotel in the city. It offers such whimsical touches as a black stone floor marked by "dusty footprints." Bedrooms are spacious and attractively furnished, many opening onto castle views.
  • Inn at Lathones (St. Andrews; tel. 333/344-6612; www.inspiredhotels.co.uk/inn-at-lathones): Located in the golf capital of Scotland, this 2-century-old manor has been lovingly restored with excellent accommodations. Scottish hospitality and tradition permeate the place.
  • The Cuillin Hills Hotel (Portree, Isle of Skye; tel. 147/861-2003; www.cuillinhills-hotel-skye.co.uk): Built in the 1820s as a hunting lodge for the MacDonald clan, this manor house has been skillfully converted into a small hotel. It attracts nature lovers to its nearby hills of heath and heather, and offers lovely rooms and great food that uses some of the best Highland produce.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.