If you’re thinking about taking a trip to the Scottish Highlands and you enjoy looking at beautiful scenery while you sip on the best Scotch whiskies in the world, you should look no further than Dufftown.
Dufftown sits in the middle of Speyside in the North East of Scotland, right on the edge of the river Fiddich surrounded by stunning mountain views.
Of course, you can’t think of Dufftown without thinking of whisky, as it’s often referred to as “the malt whisky capital of the world”, due to the presence of some of the world’s most famous distilleries and its position as the central point of the Speyside whisky trail.
It’s not hard to come by ideal accommodation in Dufftown either; with a plethora of hotels, B&B’s and self-catering accommodation to choose from, you can rest assured you will be spoiled for choice and surrounded by spectacular views.
Below, we will look at some of the options available to you and the prices per night, we will also discuss each location and some of the things you can get up to when you explore the area, such as the Whisky Museum.
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With a B&B, you can be assured the owners have gone out of their way to make sure you relax in a quiet, warm and comfortable atmosphere with all the amenities you could need.
Most of the B&B’s in Dufftown charge per night and prices can vary dramatically. Below are some of the best picks – perfect for couples or even families with young children.
So whether you’re looking for a B&B that sleeps 4 for a good price, or just a house for a night or two as a perfect base while you discover the area, Dufftown B&Bs have you covered.
Firstly, we have the Alderwood B&B, set in Dufftown. The first thing that strikes you when you visit this B&B is how much it looks like an enchanted cottage from a fairy tale: the way it pokes out from the trees from an amazing garden is truly captivating.
As you walk through the garden, you’ll be surrounded by the sounds of nature. You’re situated in a perfect spot for peaceful contemplation and relaxation. The house has more than one room and each of the rooms have a flat-screen TV and free wifi; you can also be sure of a great breakfast, stunning bathrooms and a super-comfy bed.
In terms of food, Alderwood B&B offers guests a full English/Irish breakfast and also caters to vegetarians. You’re sure to start your day of adventuring off right with the hearty and delicious food on offer at Alderwood!Check Online Availability
Dunvegan B and B
Dunvegan Bed and Breakfast is located in Dufftown and is the perfect accommodation for those on the go looking for a property that’s in a central location in the town. It offers a top-notch continental breakfast and bedrooms which offer free wifi, private bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and even a hairdryer for the guests.
The property is of a decent size and was first constructed in the 19th century. It is a short walk from many of the famous distilleries and is in proximity to many of Dufftowns shops and restaurants. The bedrooms themselves are beautifully decorated and also display some amazing artwork.
Booking couldn’t be easier; if you follow the link provided, you can view the prices per night at various times of the year and the prices per guest. This Bed and Breakfast is great, whether you’re going as a family with children, a couple on a getaway or a group of friends out to explore the town centre.Check Online Availability
DAVAAR Bed and Breakfast is a three-star B&B in Dufftown and is hard to miss! It’s a large stone house right in the centre of the town. It offers two double ensuite bedrooms along with a twin/family room which also has an ensuite bathroom and its own TV.
There is free wifi throughout the property and the rooms and bathrooms are cleaned regularly. The property is situated in an ideal location to explore Dufftown and is just a stone’s throw away from fun activities like cycling, hillwalking and fishing.
Guests can look forward to an amazing breakfast included with the booking, which caters to all types of diets. The meat is locally sourced, the jams and preserves are homemade with homegrown fruit and even the bread is oven homemade, with the eggs on your toast coming from their own hens in the garden!
When you stay at Davaar Bed and breakfast, you pay for great quality as well as a peaceful night in a beautiful house.Check Online Availability
Hotels in Dufftown Scotland
Maybe bed and breakfast isn’t your style – maybe you prefer to be waited on hand and foot, have all your meals cooked for you and have helpful staff on hand day and night to tend to your every need; if this is the case, then maybe you should consider one of the many excellent hotels in Dufftown.
The Dowans Hotel of Speyside
The Dowans Hotel of Speyside is a family ran establishment in a Victorian mansion house with its own stunning garden, located just outside of Dufftown. The hotel boasts 16 ensuite rooms which have everything from tea and coffee making facilities, to flat-screen TVs and free wifi.
This is a great choice of accommodation for those who are looking for a more comfortable night in a bigger room as opposed to sleeping in a small house like a B&B. Obviously, this means higher prices, however, a private room with a private bathroom and staff at the end of the phone makes it all worth it!
Their in house restaurant serves great food at great prices and you can order a range of foods from haggis to curry and everything in between!
If you think the Dowans Hotel might be the place to spend the night during your Dufftown stay, then check the link for their availability and prices for each night.Check Online Availability
The Station Hotel
The Station Hotel, although not in Dufftown, is still a great location if you’d like to discover the Speyside area. The hotel itself dates back to 1901 and after its recent renovation, is a perfect place to stay for the night, especially if the visitors enjoy a wee dram with some delicious home cooking.
The Station hotel boasts stunning mountain views as well as proximity to some of the most famous whisky distilleries in the world and the famous River Spey. The bedrooms are large and comfortable, and as well as the usual facilities, you can enjoy free wifi.
If you think the Station Hotel is going to be your home away from home while you discover Dufftown and the surrounding area, book now for a cosy night in the heart of Speyside.Check Online Availability
The Royal Hotel
The Royal Hotel is located in Elgin rather than Dufftown, but don’t let that put you off! It offers a peaceful night in stunning bedrooms with a lot of space and a general feel of elegance throughout the property – ideal for a business trip or a romantic weekend away.
In terms of food, they offer either a continental breakfast or a buffet breakfast which is included in the price for each night you’re there. The property also offers room service as well as a patio area where guests can relax after a long day.
The Royal Hotel offers great prices per night, so if you think it sounds like the hotel for you then book now and look forward to a warm welcome for a good price!Check Online Availability
Finally, we come to the Dufftown cottages – the perfect choice for those who want somewhere quaint and cosy to stay. Whether you’re after a cottage that sleeps 4, or even something bigger, there’s something for everyone in Dufftown.
If cosy accommodation is what you’re looking for, then a Dufftown cottage might be just what you need!
Parkmore Holiday Cottages
Parkmore Holiday cottages located in Dufftown offers the perfect holiday cottage for your trip to the Speyside area. Each cottage unit is equipped with a fireplace, fully kitted out kitchen, free wifi and even a barbecue that’s free to use for the guests!
Guests at the Parkmore Holiday Cottages have the benefit of easy access to Lossiemouth and Grantown on Spey.
These cottages are located within driving distance of Lossiemouth, and are a great choice for couples looking for an escape!Check Online Availability
The Milking Sheds
The Milking Sheds in Dufftown offer a different sort of holiday cottage. Each cottage has beautiful, modern decor, an open plan kitchen area and a flat-screen TV. Being located in Dufftown, you are a stone’s throw away from all sorts of activities such as fishing, cycling and of course – the famous whisky distilleries!
The sheds have a beautiful garden for relaxing in, or, if you’re more of an adventurous type, have easy access to golfing and hiking!
Click on the link to check out availability for The Milking Sheds and try out this little cottage for yourself!Check Online Availability
Islas Cottage is the final property on the list and, as far as holiday rentals go, is a perfect little cottage to discover the Speyside area from. It offers three bedrooms, private parking, a fully equipped kitchen and free wifi.
Guests can enjoy convenient access to Elgin, Nairn and Lossiemouth. For lovers of the outdoors, Islas Cottage is a perfect location to explore the nearby hiking trails from!
The living room has a wood burner (with fuel provided) and a flat-screen tv with comfy couches and a lovely view of the garden outside the window.
If you’d like to check out the price per night for yourself, don’t hesitate to click the link provided and get booked in while you can!Check Online Availability
If you’re thinking about exploring the Speyside area, Dufftown is an ideal jumping-off point, with B&Bs, Hotels, or Holiday cottages all available for fantastic prices! To get the most out of your stay in this fascinating and historic town, be sure to choose one of our accommodation options for the perfect trip!