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Hotel Overview

At a glance

• 131 bedrooms
• Great location overlooking Strathpeffer
• Stylish restaurant and lounges
• Lovely grounds
• Full range of room upgrades available
• Varied evening entertainment
• Free Wifi in public lounges
• 24-hour reception
• Check in 3pm
• Check out 10am
• Hotel parking


Nestled in a glen and enveloped by the spectacular scenery of the Northern Highlands, the Bay Highland is a striking hotel in the leafy Victorian town of Strathpeffer. Boasting its own attractive grounds and gardens, this impressive building offers the perfect location for a relaxing break. 

A warm welcome awaits you in the hotel’s cosy lounge and bar areas where high beamed ceilings, parquet floors and wood panelling provide all the markings of a traditional Highland lodge with a modern twist. Enjoy a taste of true hospitality as you tuck into honest food, simply prepared and served by our friendly team, or enjoy a wee dram of whisky and soak up the spectacular views of the nearby woodlands and countryside. 

Surrounded by such beauty, it’s no surprise that guests want to venture out and explore this magnificent location during their stay. There are many good walks nearby with breath-taking views of the Cromarty Firth and the surrounding mountains. Strathpeffer itself was once a well-known health destination thanks to the discovery of sulphurous springs in the 18th century. Nowadays, the local Pump Room, run voluntarily by the owners of the sweet shop, offers an insight into this fascinating history. The local Highland Museum of Childhood is located close by in the old railway station, and is one of Strathpeffer’s most popular attractions. Originally based on the toy and doll collection of a former resident, the collection has expanded over the years and offers a nostalgic trip back in time with a fascinating glimpse into local history and traditions. 

After a day’s exploring, the Bay Highland’s lively evening programme awaits. Typically running five nights a week it involves a great selection of music, song and traditional Scottish Dancers. After a fun evening, retire to your room where, with our Premiere upgrade, you can sink into your luxurious bed for a restful night’s sleep. The hotel has 131 bedrooms with four room-types, each offering a high level of comfort and the option of additional luxuries. 


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Room Types


The hotel has 131 rooms split across four room types, offering different levels of facility. All rooms feature a comfy bed, television, en suite and tea and coffee making facilities as standard, with additional amenities in higher graded rooms, please click the individual room types below for more information. 


Standard Room


Standard Plus Room


Superior Room


Premier Room

Location & Useful Information


Bay Highland Hotel


IV14 9AN


01997 421 457

Important Information

Directions: From the A835 turn onto the A834 towards Strathpeffer, when you get into town, take the left turn after the church and the hotel is at the end of a short road.

The Highland Hotel benefits from its own car park which is located to the front of the building

Local Attractions

Strathpeffer Pump Room

Discover Strathpeffer’s spa town history at the Pump Room. This attraction tells the story of the local area and its development through the years. It is run by volunteers from the sweet shop, where you can pick up traditional treats and handmade chocolates.

Highland Museum of Childhood

More than 200 years of history are explained through the collection of toys and treasures at this quaint attraction, hosted in the old railway station. The site also incorporates gift shops and a café serving a range of food, including traditional Scottish options and tasty treats.

Touchstone Maze

Find your way round this maze, which is comprised of a network of paths riddled with stones that date back millions of years, from different ages and regions of Scotland. From the maze, you can take the straightforward descent back to Strathpeffer or continue your journey up to Knockfarrel, an Iron Age fort with spectacular views. Alternatively, wander back through Blackmuir Wood, a dreamy setting with views of Ben Wyvis.

Strathpeffer Golf Course

This spectacular golf course offers stunning panoramic views to the Cromarty Firth and Fannich Hills. It was extended from 9 to 18 holes by the Grand Old Man of Golf, Tom Morris (1821-1908).

Castle Leod

This magnificent castle has been home to the same family for more than 500 years and is the Seat of Clan Mackenzie. It is only open at certain times the year. The oldest intact castle in Britain, Castle Leod was built around the 12th century and remodelled extensively around 1606 by Sir Roderick Mackenzie. Evidence of the castle’s defensive design still remain with an abundance of arrow slits, 7 to 8 feet thick walls, and iron grilles on some of the lower windows. 

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