Cameron House is one of Scotland's most loved hotels. Located on Loch Lomond, the scenery alone makes it well worth a visit.
Photo courtesy of De Vere Hotels
The USP: A beautiful luxury hotel with spectacular views over the famous Loch Lomond. The traditional Scottish décor is warm and welcoming, with doormen in kilts on hand to greet you as soon as you walk in. Tartan, shortbread and a sip of whisky? You'll find it all here.
Book it now if: You want to escape the city and enjoy some peace and quiet.
Bedding down: Whether you choose a classic double or one of the suites, the rooms are stylish and chic with a subtle hint of the Highlands to remind you of where you are. Every bedroom feels comfortable and cosy; just what you need after braving the elements on a walk around the Loch.
Feed me: With four restaurants to choose from, you won't get bored of looking at the same menu during your stay. Meat eaters must try the superb steaks on offer at the Cameron Grill (look out for the sporrans decorating the walls) or wander down to the New England style Boathouse for a lighter snack and great views over the marina. It's also good to know that there are 270 single malts on offer in the Whisky Bar making it the perfect spot to settle down with an after dinner drink.
Easily bored: It's a challenge to get bored at Cameron House. The Carrick Spa has been named Scotland's best hotel spa two years in a row and the infinity pool overlooking Ben Lomond makes it easy to see why. Spa lovers will be in heaven here. There's also golf and a state of the art leisure club for those feeling a little more energetic. However, a trip on the Loch itself is not to be missed. See all the sights on the hotel's Celtic Warrior or for a special treat, take flight on the seaplane that flies over the Loch during the summer months.
The classic bedroom. Photo courtesy of De Vere Hotels
What's the damage: Classic bedrooms with a garden view start at £185 per night on a bed & breakfast basis but it's well worth booking a junior suite with stunning views over the Loch for £235. While the food on offer in the restaurants is delicious, it's not cheap. Expect to pay £25 upwards for a bottle of wine alone.
Point me in the right direction: Cameron House on Loch Lomond, Loch Lomond, Dunbartonshire, G83 8QZ. Visit www.cameronhouse.co.uk for more information.
Getting there: Travel with London King's Cross to Edinburgh with East Coast Trains: advance return fares, booked online, start from £33 Standard Class or £95 First Class. Book via www.eastcoast.co.uk, or by calling 08457 225225. There is a regular train service from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street. The hotel is a 30 minute car ride away from the station.