Mansion House Hotel, Elgin – Speyside – 4 Star

The Mansion House Hotel & Country Club is nestled on the banks of the River Lossie within beautiful grounds, yet only a few minutes walk to the historical centre of Elgin.

Rated at 4-Stars by both the AA and, as well as an AA Rosette Award for culinary excellence, The Mansion House Hotel & Country Club is the perfect destination for business, pleasure or a special celebration. Decorated in an elegant country house style this 19th century Baronial mansion combines the grace of a bygone age with all the modern amenities of a 21st century hotel.

The Mansion House Hotel & Country Club with its own Health and Leisure Club Facilities and many Golf Courses nearby, offers a unique experience of a truly magnificent setting and Scottish hospitality. Set on the famous “Whisky Trail” and near many of Scotland’s major attractions, The Mansion House Hotel & Country Club provides a perfect venue for Special Events such as Weddings, Anniversary Breaks, Birthday Celebrations or just a relaxing holiday.

Accommodations :

Accommodation at The Mansion House Hotel consists of 23 bedrooms each with their own charm and style.  Many of our recently refurbished rooms have luxurious giant sleigh beds or elegant four poster beds, with views over the River Lossie and our lovely grounds.

All Bedrooms are non-smoking and are equipped with:

  • Modern En-Suite
  • Television (refurbished rooms equipped with 42 inch Plasma Screens and DVD Players)
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Ironing Facilities

A selection of our Superior Rooms have sofa beds which can accommodate families.

Dining :

Fine Dining at The Mansion House Hotel

Our intimate award winning restaurant offers a memorable mix of modern & traditional menus with a few Scottish favourites.

As a great alternative, visit the hotel’s Bistro and enjoy a superb selection of food in a less formal atmosphere.

Only the finest of fresh produce is used in both restaurants and the hotel boasts a fine selection of wines from around the world. Room service is available from both menus during restaurant opening hours. Outside our service hours, a condensed Room Service Menu is available.

Lunch is served between 12.00pm & 2.00pm
Dinner is served between 7.00pm & 9.00pm (Bistro from 6pm)

Our “Still Room” is a perfect choice for a private lunch, dinner or small wedding and can accommodate up to 30 guests (20 guests on one table).

See more of our wonderful dishes in our fine-dining gallery


Leisue & Fitness :

Superb Leisure and Health facilities within a Country Club Setting in Elgin, Scotland

Leisure and Health

Our leisure facilities provide a full range of indoor activities including:

  • Indoor Heated Salt Water Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi Bath
  • Steam Room
  • Sauna
  • Fully Equipped Gym

Beauty and Holistic Salon

For the ultimate in pampering, body and skincare why not visit our Balance the Body Salon where a full selection of unisex treatments is available. Treatments are by appointment only. Please call the salon directly to pre-book your appointments – Contact Lynnie on 07783 111 977

Snooker Room

A full size Snooker table is also available to members of the club and a small playing fee is payable for any guests of a member.

Country Club Opening Times

Monday – Friday8.00am to 9.00pm (Last entry 8.30)

Saturday – 8.00am to 7.00pm (Last entry 6.30)

Sunday – 8.30am to 8.00pm (Last entry 7.30pm)

Golf :

Golf in Morayshire

Golf is the national sport of Scotland and not surprisingly you can find some of the best golf courses in Scottish regions. The Mansion House Hotel and Country Club has many courses nearby, including Elgin Golf Club.

Elgin Golf Club

Founded in 1906, Elgin Golf Club is a testing heathland course measuring 6401 yards with par of 69 and a standard scratch of 71, fully justifying its claim to be one of the finest inland courses in the northern part of Scotland.

In recent years, the club has hosted a number of Pro-Ams, and received great praise from the Tartan Tour professionals with regard to the standard of the course and conditions of the greens.

Forres Golf Club

Situated just off the A96 about 27 miles east of the Highland capital of Inverness, the town boasts impressive parks and gardens with outstanding floral sculptures as well as its own 18 hole parkland golf course.

Designed by Open Championship winners James Braid and Willie Park, the Par 70 course is just less than 6300 yards from the tips and, although not the longest by today’s standards, it provides a good test for golfers of all abilities.

In its recent history Forres has been honoured to host events such as the Scottish Professional Championship, the Northern Open, and the Scottish Young Professionals Championships – a testimony to it’s quality.

Moray Golf Club

Follow in the footsteps of Old Tom Morris and Henry Cotton. The old course is considered to be one of the finest links courses in Scotland. A classic links designed by Old Tom Morris with deep revetted bunkers, undulating gorse lined fairways and smooth fast greens. It is a superb test of golf with seven par fours over 400 yards.

Henry Cotton’s preference for precision golf can be seen with the shorter but somewhat tighter new course with greens smaller than the Old but every bit as good, and equally challenging and rewarding.

Moray Golf Club is truly one of Scotland’s gems, a fitting tribute to the artistry of Old Tom Morris and Henry Cotton and a must for golfers visiting the area.

Kinloss Country Golf Club

This exciting parkland course offers the golfer the choice of playing one of two very different 9-hole courses or the opportunity to play all 18 holes.

Course 1: Par 34, 2535 Yds.
A gently undulating course offering enjoyable but challenging play together with magnificent panoramic views across the Moray Firth to the distant Caithness mountains.

Course 2: Par 35, 2909 Yds.
Longer and more challenging than Course 1, demanding the concentration of the more experienced player.

And if you are planning on playing some of the other championship courses of the area , here are a selection of other championship courses .
Castle Stuart

One of the top three Scottish golf courses, Castle Stuart is also a Championship Links course that offers stunning views over the Moray Firth. This course was the location of the Scottish Open in 2011, 2012 and 2013, so playing here allows you to pit your performance against the sports finest players. Only 6.6 miles away from Inverness, Castle Stuart is just a short drive from our hotel.

Royal Dornoch

Royal Dornoch is consistently rated one of the best golf courses in the world and is high on many golfers “to play” lists. Ranking at number four in the top British Golf Course list,this magnificent course offers an unbeatable playing experience by the blue-grey waters of the Dornoch Firth. This one can’t be missed during your stay with us.

Nairn Golf Club

No golf break at The Kingsmills would be complete without a visit to the traditional Nairn Golf Club. Founded in 1887, this is one of Scotland’s finest golfing venues, offering a classic course in pristine condition. This beautiful Links course hugs the rugged coast of Moray Firth for the first seven holes before turning inland to provide a real challenge against the Scottish elements.

Inverness Golf Club

You can’t get much more local to our hotel than this. Inverness Golf Club is directly next to The Kingsmills Hotel, making it the course of choice for a quick afternoon round during your stay with us. Enjoy the lush fairways and breath-taking views from this classic Highlands course.

Nairn Dunbar Golf Club

Situated on the shores of the spectacular Moray Firth, Nairn Dunbar offers a Championship Links course that challenges players of all abilities. This course is fairly flat making it an excellent choice for players of varying fitness levels. Wind your way round the course, past waterways and dastardly ditches to enjoy this natural setting.

Whiskey Trail

Scotland’s Malt Whisky Trail

Whisky Trails in Scotland are becoming increasingly popular. The Mansion House Hotel and Country Club is situated on the Grampian Highland Whisky Trail, enabling you to visit some of the famous distilleries.

As whisky lovers from all over the world would tell you, once you have experienced the unique art of whisky making you will appreciate the differences that give the distinct taste to each distillery product. Take one of Scotland’s “Whisky Trails” and see how each distillery uses water, yeast, barley, and peat to create the distinctive taste, texture, colour and aroma of whisky.

Whilst on the Whisky Trail, you will have an opportunity to sample and purchase some of the most sought after and rare whiskies produced. Many of the Scottish whisky distilleries can only be visited by booking in advance. We can help to guide you through by providing information on the distilleries, their opening hours and directions as to how to find them.

Benromach Distillery
Benromach Distillery has changed ownership so many times that it is difficult to keep track. Fortunately the distilled whisky that was left to mature nearly fifty years ago has passed on through the various owners to become the treasure that is being served today. Located at Moray, Speyside, the acknowledged home of the finest Scotch, Benromach Distillery is a perfect example of tradition living in harmony with the modern times.

Cardhu Distillery
Originally known as Cardow. Built along the Knockando River, Speyside and in the heart of whisky country, it gets its name from the Gaelic word for ‘black rock’.

Glen Moray Distillery
Established in 1897 along the banks of River Lossie within the city of Elgin and the capital of Speyside, and whisky making region.

Glenfarclas Distillery
The only thing that has changed in 165 years is the label – this is the proud claim about the fine single malt whisky produced at Glenfarclas. The distillery has been in the hands of the Grant family for six generations. One of the few independent family owned distilleries functioning in Scotland today, the Grant family has owned Glenfarclas since 1865.

Glenlivet Distilleries
This is the largest selling single malt whisky in the American market. Only the official bottling of the company are allowed to use the term appellation ‘The Glenlivet’. Established by father and son team George & J.G. Smith, which is still acknowledged on the label.

Glenrothes Distillery
Glenrothes Distillery is proudly a centre of two local legends. One is the resident ghost clearly too fund of the whisky to take a leave and the other of the great fire which saw whisky flowing down the streets. Unsurprisingly during this incident many locals scooped up the liquid gold in whatever they could find leaving the farmers’ cattle and the fish in the Rothes Burn rather tipsy.

Macallan Distilleries
Doggedly traditional distillery with its unusually small hand-make copper stills, Macallan Distilleries of Speyside in the Highlands produces the finest of single malt whiskies. The distillers insist on a sherry aging, always in dry oloroso casks which are shipped unbroken from Spain.

Glenfiddich Distillery

The Glenfiddich Distillery is a Speyside single malt Scotch whisky distillery owned by William Grant & Sons in Dufftown, Scotland. Glenfiddich means ‘Valley of the Deer’ in Gaelic, hence the presence of a stag symbol on Glenfiddich bottles. The range extends from Glenfiddich’s signature 12 Year Old through to rare, vintage and limited edition bottles.

Dailuaine Distillery
Enjoying the quality water from the Bailliemullich Burn and good supply of local barley, Dailuaine is in a perfect location for a distillery. A few miles off the main Aberlour to Grantown road in Speyside, Scotland, its location represents the many romantic images of whisky making. Almost impossible to find without good local knowledge or a good set of directions!

Knockando Distillery
Perched on a high wooded bank in Morayshire amidst the hills along the River Spey, Knockando Distillery is located between the present day villages of Knockando and Archiestown in Speyside. The name Knockando originates from the Gaelic phrase “cnoc an dhu” which means “little black hill”.

Longmorn Distillery
Located on the road from Elgin to Rothes and next to Benriach Distillery, Longmorn gets its name from ‘Lhanmorgund’, which means ‘place of the holy man’. There is a small church near by built in honour of an early Christian saint, St. Marnan or Marnoch. The church was known as Lann Marnoch, which through the passage of time was corrupted to Longmorn.