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An Environmental Life

Posted by Claire Soulsby on Jul 20, 2015 10:02:21 AM

Within the Isle of Eriska we try to use only the purest of ingredients and help the environment when we can. We have now been shortlisted in the Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Award.

Within our bar we use the freshest products as garnish and ingredients and strive to make sure that everything that reaches your glasses is of the finest quality.

Our Head Chef, Ross Stovold has been working hard to ensure that al his ingredients are sourced either from our own gardens or as locally as possible. That is not only within our Michelin Starred Dining Room but also in our newly refurbished Deck Restaurant.



Topics: 5 star retreat scotland, Ross Stovold

Eriska Summer

Posted by Claire Soulsby on Jul 5, 2015 4:23:54 PM

Whilst everyone else is enjoying the heat wave down south, at Eriska we have the joys of 'light' showers and 'wee' breezes. Although we have been predicted the warmth to reach us soon.

Even when it is Scottish Summer with us, we still have plenty of family activities for everyone to enjoy. From the fire being lit for Granny and Granddad, an indoor swimming pool for the children and the Stables Spa for mum and dad.

The Spa just introducing the new ishga products into their treatments, the deck restaurant newly opening and the hotel restaurant gaining its Michelin Star. Eriska is the place on the West Coast to celebrate any occassion or simply a family getaway to relax from the stress of work and school.

So for availaility please do not hesitate to contact s on 01631 720 371 or email us on office@eriska-hotel.co.ukBridge

Topics: 5 star retreat scotland

Independence Day

Posted by Claire Soulsby on Jun 28, 2015 10:21:43 PM

At the Isle of Eriska we are an independent company. Just like back in 1776 the United States became and independent company.
Within the island we have our own quirky ways of doing things.
Although we are part of Relais and Chateaux and Michelin, we do still proud ourselves on being privately owned and independant from any other corporation. Eriska has been open for over 40 years now and remains to be striving from one positive to another.

The biggest difference between us and most remote luxury hotels, is the fact that we are located on an island, connected by a bridge to the mainland. 



At the end of last year we opened up our Hilltop Reserves, designed by Mozolowski and Murray which are yet to be found anywhere else within Scotland. 


Also at the end of last year our Hotel Restaurant was awarded a Michelin Star, being one of fifteen which can be found throughout Scotland.


Shortly after recieving our Michelin Star, we started rejuvinating the Stables Spa, which is now complete and ready with a new treatment menu on the way.

Topics: 5 star retreat scotland, Best Hotels in Scotland, #eriska40years

How Will You Treat The Special Old Man?

Posted by Claire Soulsby on Jun 7, 2015 6:53:19 PM

Throughout life there is one man who will always stand by you, always make you smile, wipe away those tears and deal with those hormonal teenage years. He will never moan at having to pick you up when you need a lift or taking you out for dinner every once in a while. Your father will care for you from the moment you come into this world.


So how will you treat your father this father's day? Enjoying a walk in the Scottish sun, take him out for lunch in our Deck Restaurant, treat him to dinner in our Michelin Starred Restaurant? Many different options on the Isle of Eriska. Now that we have opened up our Deck Restaurant to non-residents as well as residents, everyone is welcome to join us to celebrate how much their dad has done for them over the years.


We have men's treatments in our Stables Spa, why not treat him to a Spa day at the Isle of Eriska whilst you enjoy treatments yourself. 

To check availability on how to spoil your old man, call us on 01631 720 371 or email us on office@eriska-hotel.co.uk

Topics: 5 star retreat scotland

Sunshine at Eriska

Posted by Claire Soulsby on Apr 16, 2015 10:58:00 AM

Easter is over, as is the Masters, the children are back to school now. It has been predicted that we will have three months of sunshine in Scotland now – hard to believe! Weather that nice is going to create spectacular sunsets.  


With the spa almost completed and new flowers growing in our grounds, now is a better time than ever to come and join us at Eriska! Andy Murray has just tied the knot, so why not try your chances to become the next number one British tennis player? We have an indoor sports hall which you can practise in before going to our Stables Spa to relax in our steam room after a hard days training. Or try to perfect your swing on our 6-hole golf course. 


After a day of training why not sign up to our Cocktail Class within the main house at just £25 per person.

For availability call 01431 720 371 or email office@eriska-hotel.co.uk

Topics: 5 star retreat scotland, cocktail masterclass

Isle of Eriska 40th Anniversary Competition

Posted by Bertie Badger on Jul 18, 2014 10:31:00 AM

In May this year Eriska celebrated its 40 years of welcoming guests through their doors.

To mark the occasion, we launched a competition offering one lucky individual the opportunity to win exclusive use of the Island for 40 hours for up to 40 guests.

Old Eriska

A big congratulations to our winner, who interestingly enough is distantly related to the family that lived on the Island at the turn of the century and who will be joining us later this year with a section of guests to re-live the experience of her ancestors as they did at the beginning of the 20th century.

We thank everyone who entered the competition and to show our appreciation we will be in touch with all the participants with an exclusive offer soon!

Topics: 5 star retreat scotland, castle, Exclusive Use, luxury hotels scotland, luxury 5 star hotels, #eriska40years, Eriska Competition

Eriska's Hilltop Reserves

Posted by Bertie Badger on Jul 6, 2014 3:40:00 PM

Without further ado...Eriska Hilltop Reserve

After what seemed like endless work, we here at the Isle of Eriska are proud to announce the completion of the Island's newest feature: two Hilltop Reserves

From Summer 2013, Eriska has been carefully executing plans to add two new self catering lodges onto the Island to offer guests a new type of escape on our luxurious Scottish Island

Witness our progress over the last year, with our Hilltop scrapbook; documenting the creation of the Hilltop Reserves from start to finish:

Topics: 5 star retreat scotland, Isle of Eriska Hotel, scenery, accomodation, Island, hilltop reserves, self catering, luxury self catering, luxury self catering scotland