Isle Of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Golf Course

Oban, Scotland

There’s a certain magic about staying on a private island. Located on the west coast of Scotland, the island boasts gorgeous views overlooking Loch Linnhe and the dramatic Morvern mountains beyond. Our 300-acre island offers a truly unique and memorable experience. Highland cattle graze, badgers visit, grey seals and otters swim in the surrounding water and countless birds, including the golden eagle, can be spied soaring overhead. The hotel experience delivers unique levels of personal service, with decor blending the traditional with the contemporary. Distant islands form a stunning backdrop to Eriska’s 9-hole golf course and a host of activities on the grounds and the spa and leisure facilities.

The public rooms at Eriska exude comfort and the warmth of hospitality you would expect from a house of this era and yet do not over formalise the areas. Open fireplaces dominate the ground floor, none more so than in the hall where the fire burns constantly every day of the year. The main hall was wood panelled in 1913 with Burr Oak to conceal the new wiring in the hotel. 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 and sofas and chairs which would tempt any visitor to simply relax and set their mind at ease. The Library has changed minimally since the turn of the century with an art deco fireplace with very risqué, in those days, figurines dressing the edges of the fireplace and a wonderful selection of whiskies, cocktails and house wines available throughout the day.

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Things to know

  • 16 bedrooms in the main house
  • 5 spa suites located in the gardens with private hot tub
  • 2 garden cottages with 2 bedrooms each, ideal for families
  • 6 hilltop reserves located on the hilltop overlooking Loch Linnhe again with private hot tub and balconies
  • Arnott’s House is a self-catering option with 3 bedrooms situated a small drive from the hotel
  • Fine dining restaurant
  • Informal dining at The Deck
  • 17m heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and fully equipped air-conditioned gymnasium
  • Golf course and driving range for all ages and abilities

Meetings and events

Available for incentives and exclusive use. As Eriska is a private island it’s the perfect location for weekend retreats and team building activities, thanks to the wide variety of outdoor activities available. We can design bespoke itineraries combining outdoor activities such as treasure hunts, wildlife tours or even a trip to see the world’s 3rd largest whirlpool with indoor extravagance to suit your individual requirements. For more information please get in touch

Things to do

  • A tour of your private island with the hotel’s head gardener; followed by a cookery demonstration with multi award-winning head chef Graeme Cheevers
  • Indulge in a luxury treatment package: ‘Discover Ishga’ package includes full use of the hotel’s facilities, followed by 3hrs of top-to-toe treatment using the Scottish brand Ishga, then lunch at the Deck Restaurant with amazing views of the Loch
  • Private dinner with your own personal chef and private butler in your hilltop reserve
  • A private charter trip from the hotel’s pier with chef’s bespoke celebration picnic lunch
  • A variety of outdoor activities including walking, falconry, croquet, clay pigeon shooting, archery, kayaking, sea fishing, mountain biking which you can do independently or local providers
  • Take a sea safari to see the West Highlands on a luxury yacht or cocktails watching the sun going down on one of the local motor vessels

Food & beverage

The Restaurant at Isle of Eriska

Fine dining restaurant providing a gourmet experience across four areas: the morning room with views over the lawns to the south; the business room catches the morning sun, the butler’s pantry joins the two rooms together and the conservatory, added in 2002, with views under the boughs of the oak planted the year the house was built.

Cheese trolley & wines

The famous Farmhouse Cheese Trolley is one of Eriska’s hidden treasures. Their comprehensive wine list offers outstanding value for money.

The Deck

Situated above The Stables Spa, The Deck offers a more informal setting and a menu with incredible views across Eriska’s golf course, towards the loch and mountains, the setting is difficult to rival. It’s a great alternative to the fine dining option or ideal for visitors after a spa treatment or relaxing swim.

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