Key to Hotel Symbols

Using a scale of 1 - 5 stars, the VisitScotland (Scottish Tourist Board) Quality Assurance Scheme gives a clear indication of ambience, cleanliness, hospitality, accommodation standard and food for a variety of accommodation types, including Hotel and Small Hotel classifications.

One star hotels are Fair and Acceptable, two star hotels have been rated Good, three star hotels Very Good, four star hotels are Excellent and five star hotels are Exceptional and World Class.

A 'Hotel' will normally have a minimum of 20 letting bedrooms and a drinks licence, and will serve breakfast and dinner. A 'Small Hotel' will be as a 'Hotel' but normally have a maximum of 20 letting bedrooms. The member hotels of Scotland by Car are generally run by the owners and reflect their style and personal input.

Unassisted wheelchair access for residents Unassisted wheelchair access for residents
Assisted wheelchair access for residents Assisted wheelchair access for residents
Access for residents with mobility difficulties Access for residents with mobility difficulties
[Guest Lift] Guest Lift
[Non Smoking Bedrooms Available] Non Smoking Bedrooms Available. A ban on smoking in enclosed public places is in force in Scotland from 26 March 2006.
[Table d'hote Dinner from] Table d'hote Dinner from. This is an indicative price for 2 - 5 courses which may include coffee and is subject to change. Where no table d'hote menu is available, an allowance will be given towards the a la carte or bistro menu when booking DB&B. Can be 2 or 3 courses dependant on choice of menu.
AA Rosette AA rosettes Hotels have been awarded rosettes from the AA to denote their high quality of food, demonstrating technical skill and making use of good quality, fresh ingredients.
AA Rosette The Green Tourism Business Scheme Hotels with a concern for the environment can take part in VisitScotland's Green Tourism Business Scheme. Their efforts to operate in an environmentally friendly way we are graded either GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE.
[Swimming Pool / Leisure Centre] Swimming Pool / Leisure Centre 1 hotel has their own swimming pool and leisure centre and 2 have use of these at their nearby sister hotel - ideal for all ages!
[Golf] Golf Hotels are able to arrange tee-off times at golf courses in their area. Advance notice may be required. Some hotels may also have special golfing holiday packages and there are sometimes passport tickets valid for a number of courses in a particular area.
[Dogs welcome] Dogs are welcome in guest bedrooms, with their own bedding, but pets are not permitted in public areas. A charge may apply to pets. Scotland by Car must be notified in advance.