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Isle of Eriska Hotel & Spa

Benderloch, Benderloch, near Oban, PA37 1SD, UK
Isle of Eriska Hotel & Spa Isle of Eriska Hotel & Spa 01631 720 371 Benderloch Benderloch
95 out of 100% 11 votes
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  • Accessible Rooms
  • Lift
  • Pets Allowed
  • Leisure with pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • Activities
  • Golf in Local Area

The luxurious five star Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Island offers a truly unique setting, located on its own private island near Oban. Prepare yourself for an experience like no other with beautiful views overlooking Loch Linnhe and the Movern mountains, as well as top-class facilities, impeccable service and fine dining.

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Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Lift
  • Pets Allowed
  • Leisure with pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • Activities
  • Golf in Local Area

Number of Bedrooms: 34

Parking Spaces: 100

Steps into Hotel: 0

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 11am

The Isle of Eriska Hotel in Benderloch is located in the heart of West Argyll not far from Oban. This grand five star hotel is beautifully set on the private, 300 acre island of Eriska. Prepare to immerse yourself in luxury and tranquillity whilst staying on this beautiful island with breath taking views of the Loch Linnhe and the peaceful Movern mountains beyond. Home to nature's wildlife, you can enjoy watching some of the islands unique inhabitants such as the grazing highland cattle, the swimming grey seals and otters and the soaring birds in the sky, including the Golden Eagle. Nearby to this picturesque island you will find the popular towns of Oban and Fort William, perfect for venturing out and exploring during your stay.

As you enter this stunning five star hotel near Oban, prepare to be welcomed with luxury, comfort and outstanding hospitality. Open fireplaces dominate the ground floor, nicely complemented by the rich Burr Oak wood panels’ which make up the main hall. Check-in to one of the 16 splendid bedrooms in the main house, consisting of both standard and deluxe rooms to suit all preferences. Or, for something extra special why not treat yourself to a stay in one of the five opulent spa suites located in the stunning gardens - they even have private hot tub access! Each room and suite offers the finest bed linen, rich fabrics, and warm, contemporary décor. Your every need will also be met with a wide range of in-room amenities and guest services.

Enjoy fine dining in the Micheline star rated restaurant at the Isle of Eriska Hotel, the perfect place for all meals of the day. The hotel dining room is the amalgamation of four areas. Firstly, the morning room with views over the lawns to the south secondly the business room which catches the morning sun, then the butler’s pantry which joins the two earlier rooms together and finally the conservatory which was added in 2002 with views under the boughs of the oak planted the year the house was built. Each menu is carefully designed with fine dining in mind, featuring carefully prepared, sumptuous dishes made up of the finest produce, some which is sourced directly from the Island itself.

The public rooms at the Eriska hotel all exude comfort and the warmth of hospitality you would expect from a house of this era and yet do not over formalise the areas. The Piano room is the first room entered from the front door and is light and bright as is the drawing room which has soft bright furnishing, sofas and chairs. Take a visit to the library which has changed minimally since the turn of the century, with an art déco fireplace and a wonderful selection of whiskies, cocktails and house wines available throughout the day.

The Stables Spa at Isles of Eriska hotel is an oasis of tranquillity where you can refresh, regenerate and release your inner wellbeing. Consisting of five relaxing treatment rooms, three to connect you to the natural land, plants and wood, and two to connect with the sea and tranquil shores which surround you. Unwind with a visit to the well-equipped leisure facilities, consisting of a 17m heated pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and gymnasium.

The Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Island offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year. Book online today with Myhotelbreak.



tick TV
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Iron/Board
tick Toiletries
tick Hairdryer
tick Telephone
tick Room Service
tick Spa Bath in Bedroom(s)
tick Wifi
tick Lift
tick Freeview TV

All bedrooms at Isle of Eriska Hotel vary in shapes and sizes, but all have the same facilities, amenities and luxury you would expect from a five star hotel.

In the main house there are 16 bedrooms split into two main categories of bedrooms, the deluxe rooms and standard rooms. Deluxe rooms are slightly larger and tending towards the front of the house and standard which are a little smaller than the deluxe rooms and located towards the east of the hotel.

Beyond the main house in the surrounding gardens lie the six Hilltop Reserves and Arnott's House. These offer more privacy and seclusion but not at the expense of service or style. The rooms outside the main house also have a greater degree of space set in private gardens with their own hot tubs.

Carefully blending the old with the new, the designer rooms & luxury suites offer the finest bed linen, rich fabrics, and warm, contemporary décor. Your every need is anticipated with a wide range of in-room facilities and guest services.

Spa Suites
Nestled in the historic stables, the recently refurbished Spa Suites are light and spacious. Your own piece of tranquillity on the Isle of Eriska. A two minute walk from the main hotel building, and providing the luxury and comfort of a five star hotel, whilst retaining the privacy for you to relax and unwind.

The accommodation comprises:

  • Bedroom with king size/twin bed with walk-in closet and ensuite
  • Livingroom with cosy gas fireplace
  • Wet Bar
  • State of the art modern smart mirrored TVs
  • Conservatory opening onto the paved garden and private hot tub
  • You have everything you need to make your stay with us a memorable experience.



Bar & Restaurant

tick Outdoor Dining Terrace

Wine & Dine in The Isle of Eriska Fine Dining Restaurant:

The hotel dining room at Isle of Eriska Hotel is the amalgamation of four areas, firstly the morning room with views over the lawns to the south, secondly the business room which catches the morning sun, then the butler’s pantry which joins the two earlier rooms together and finally the conservatory which was added in 2002 with views under the boughs of the oak planted the year the house was built.

This Michelin star rated restaurant creates extraordinary dishes using the finest of local ingredients, some which is sourced from the Island. Suppliers are not only selected on the basis of the quality of the products and the range they can offer, but also on the support they can give to both Chef and his team and the team front of house all in their pursuit of excellence in both service and hospitality.

Isle of Eriska Hotel offers an extensive range of wines, with a wide geographical range to choose from, each which vary in price to suit your individual taste. This goes hand in hand with one of Eriska's hidden treasures, the famous Farmhouse Cheese Trolley with a selection of quality British Cheeses. 

Cosy up beside the open fire with a tasty cocktail or enjoy a wonderful selection of whiskies and house wines, available throughout the day in The Library. The public areas in the hotel, such as the Piano Room and Drawing Room all exude comfort and the warmth of hospitality you would expect from a house of this era. With a light, bright and airy atmosphere combined with soft bright furnishings, they are the perfect place to relax, set your mind at ease and enjoy a beverage or two. 


tick Hot Tub
tick Fitness Suite
tick Steam Room
tick Relaxation Area
tick Beauty Treatments
tick Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
tick Jacuzzi
tick Sports Hall
tick 17m Swimming Pool

The Stables Spa

Enjoy an oasis of tranquility in the Stables Spa and leisure facilities. Experience the hotel's philosophy, treatments, spa days and products.

Isle of Eriska harvests ingredients from the flourishing island and captures the nutrients of the sea to nourish your body, mind and soul. Delivering unique Scottish experiences, Stables Spa provides you with a setting to refresh, regenerate and release your inner wellbeing.

Set in the former stables building and accessed by a path through the Spa Garden offers five treatment rooms, three to connect you to the natural land, plants and wood, and two connecting you to the cleansing sea and tranquil shores that surrounds you.

The natural products ishga and ESPA have been chosen to create refreshing treatments, to infuse the mind, allowing your body to be cleansed with every breath harmonising you with the island.

Stables Spa opening hours:

10.30am until 7pm

Leisure facilities

The leisure facilities at Isle of Eriska include a 17m heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and fully equipped air conditioned gymnasium.

Leisure opening hours:
Available for residents to enjoy from 8.00am to 7.30pm daily. Children are welcome to enjoy the facilities from 10.00am to 5.00pm daily. 

Location & Directions

Directions to the Isle of Eriska Hotel near Oban 

With stunning views overlooking Loch Linnhe and the Morvern Mountains, The Isle of Eriska is located at the mouth of Loch Creran in the heart of West Argyll. It is approximately 12 miles north of Oban and 40 miles south of Fort William.

The hotel is best reached by car and train (Connel Ferry train station is 6 miles away) with the closest airports being Glasgow International (90 miles) and Edinburgh International (110 miles)

By Train
Connel Ferry train station is only a 15 minute drive away from the hotel. You can use Scotrail to plan and pay for your journey. From Edinburgh the travelling time is approximately 4 hours with one change in Glasgow. From Glasgow the travelling time is approximately 3 hours.

By Car
From Inverness, follow the A82 South to Fort William.

From Fort William take the A82 South towards Glasgow. At Ballachulish you will come to a roundabout, take the first left following the signs for Oban A828. Approximately 10 miles after Appin you will see a sign for the hotel on the left hand side, please turn right after this sign. Follow the single track for 3 miles until you reach the entrance to the hotel.

From Glasgow take the A82 North to Tyndrum. Just after the Green Welly Shop take the first left following signs for Oban A85. When you reach Connel turn left and drive OVER the Connel Bridge until you reach a small village called Benderloch. Follow the brown sign on the left for the Isle of Eriska Hotel.

By Air
We can also land helicopters on the island. Helicopter coordinates are dependent on helicopter size and hotel should be contacted for further information.

Sea Planes can also be accommodated, arriving at our pier but landings are dependent on the tides.
For private aircraft, Oban Airport is situated just off the A828 by the village of North Connel 5 Miles from the hotel. Turn left out of the airport along the A828 and after one mile take the left turn at the north of Benderloch.

Notice Board

Hotel Notice Board

Cancellation Policy: 
Bookings made on flexible terms can be cancelled or amended up to 30 days prior to the day of arrival at the Isle of Eriska Hotel. Bookings cancelled or amended within 30 days of arrival will be charged for the full cost of stay. This policy supercedes our 48 hour policy. 

Pet Policy
Dogs are welcome at Eriska in any of the bedrooms. We simply ask that they are not left unattended and if they are left in the bedrooms, that they are contained in a travel cage and do not bark or disturb other guests - we can arrange special meals if required and always have towels on hand in case they explore too enthusiastically! We regret that they are not allowed in the public rooms or areas of the hotel.

Disabled Access
As the hotel is a traditional building, we do not have a lift. However we do have two luxurious bedrooms situated on the ground floor with full disabled access. If you require an accessible room, please call 01357 529129 prior to your booking.

The Isle of Eriska can accommodate an additional bed for children in the majority of our accommodation. Children under the age of 8 sharing a room with 2 adults stay with our compliments in the room however, meals are charged as taken including breakfast. For children 8 and above the charge per night is £85 per child bed and breakfast. This will be added to your bill at the hotel. Rates quoted on myhotelbreak are based on 2 adults sharing. 

The formal restaurant serves an A'La Carte menu of the best local produce. This atmosphere may not be suitable for all children, therefore we do also offer a High Tea menu which can be served earlier in restaurant, or alternatively in the Deck Restaurant. If you wish your children to dine with you in our fine dining restaurant and your children are comfortable in this environment they are welcome to do so. We ask, if electronic devices are used in the restaurant for entertainment, headphones are used.

Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Tennis
tick Quad Biking
tick Horse Riding
tick Clay Pigeon Shooting
tick Nature Reserves
tick Sailing
tick Cycling
tick Fishing
tick Shooting
tick Whisky Tasting
tick Golf in Local Area
tick Wildlife Watching
tick Archery
tick Water Sports
tick Croquet Lawn
tick Shopping

Things to do whilst staying at Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Island:

At Eriska there is a wide range of activities for all ages. Activities can be scheduled on the island or arrangements can be made with local providers. 

  • Sports Facilities: On the Island why not enjoy one of the many indoor sports activities ranging from Tennis, Squash, Table Tennis, Badminton, Bowling and Football. 

  • Golf Course: The Golf Course is open from 8am until 8pm seven days a week. All ages and abilities are welcome to play the course and use the driving range.

  • Island Nature Walks: Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Isle of Eriska by foot. Led by a guide, venture through the flora and fauna of our natural unspoilt landscape

  • Croquet: What is a country house hotel without its own croquet lawn? The casual and social game of croquet can be enjoyed by people of all ages and can be played in many different ways. 

  • Falconry Experience and Hawk Walk: Learn how to handle the birds and then take them straight out flying. Whilst out for a stroll through the hotel grounds you will discover the art and history of Falconry.

  • Sea Kayaking: Paddle to idyllic sheltered shores or tackle wild tidal races. See wildlife ranging from otters to whales, sea eagles to basking sharks.

  • Boat Trips: Explore bays and islands unreachable by car, seeing the West Coast’s unspoilt beauty.

  • Oban Distillery Tours

  • Archery: Archery is the art, sport and skill of using a bow to shoot arrows at a target.

  • Clay Pigeon Shooting: There is nothing quite like the thrill of downing a clay pigeon as it soars across the sky.

  • Axe Throwing: In the spirit of Braveheart, learn a new skill of precision and accuracy; Scottish Highland traditional Axe throwing. The Axe is light enough to be thrown with one hand towards a wooden bullseye!

  • Pony Trekking: Hack your way through the rugged highland landscape from horse back. Trails can be tailored to the specific abilities of the riders. This activity can take place both on or off the island.
  • Sea-Fishing: Head out on the water with our fishing guides for some multi-species fishing in the nearby Forth of Lorne and Loch Etive. There are many species to catch including cod, pollack, whiting, spurdog, thornback ray, conger eel, dogfish, skate and mackerel.

  • Fishing: Learn Fly Fishing, Salmon Fishing and Trout Fishing. 

  • Mountain Biking: Should you bring your own bike or wish to use one of the hotels, follow a guide around the trails.

  • Scenic Flight Tours: The Isle of Eriska is perfectly located off Scotland’s most stunning coastline boasting varied picturesque scenery.

  • Personalised Highland Tours: See what the highlands of Scotland has to offer with a private driver-guide. The Isle of Eriska is ideally located to take full advantage of both the West Coast and the Highlands to the north.

  • Loch Visions Wildlife Photography: Photography day trips targeting some of Scotland's finest wildlife.
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