Cullen Hotels Guide – Where to Stay in Cullen
Cullen is a beautiful seaside village, with sandy beaches, a scenic harbour, iconic viaduct, fab ice cream and lots of antique shops to explore, with some fantastic hotels to relax in too. Here’s our latest update on where to stay… Contains affiliate links
The Seafield Arms – Cullen Hotels Guide
If you’re seeking a boutique hotel vibe then The Seafield Arms is the place for you. Refurbished to the tune of £2.3 million, it’s immaculate. We nipped there for a wedding anniversary, as it’s the kind of place to take a walk on the beach, then eat, drink and relax.
Choose between smart and sassy Urban or Traditional rooms, or opt for a suite (at pretty reasonable prices). We enjoyed an aperitif in the Findlater Lounge, with its open fire, mustard leather seating and dark blue walls. Then headed through to the Grant Dining Room to eat – expect local classics such as Cullen Skink, and simple, traditional dishes done well, from sea bass to steak.
Informal dining is available in Bar 19, plus several private dining options. There are also two areas of outdoor space for al fresco drinks and meals. We enjoyed how smart, shiny and new The Seafield Arms was, yet only a short walk to the beach. Family friendly accommodation and a kids menu ensures that wee ones feel welcome too. [There is free parking on site but it’s limited, but we found easy free parking on the streets nearby.] For prices and booking options for this notably stylish hotel click here.
The Seafield Arms also offers self-catering cottages, ideal for families or groups. These are equally smart and beautifully finished. Discover more here.
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Cullen Bay Hotel – Cullen Hotels Guide
The Cullen Bay Hotel is on the edge of town, and its location offers fantastic views over the Moray Firth. From here, if you’re lucky, it’s possible to see the Northern Lights dancing in the skies as you dine.
We found the rooms simple and comfortable, but the food and menu punches above its weight. Home cooked favourites are beautifully done, from slow cooked blade of beef to Balmoral chicken. Preorder a seafood platter and you will be blown away by the quality and quantity.
The Cullen Bay Hotel is situated close to the golf course, and it’s a great place to start a walk along the top of the famous viaduct – follow our route here from the viaduct to the excellent viewpoint of Castle Hill and into town. The hotel also offers lots of free, easy parking.
Other hotel options in Cullen that we haven’t explored or personally stayed in include The Royal Oak and the Grant Arms. Self-catering options include Craigewan Cottage Cullen (with hot tub and paddle board), The Chemist House and Pear Tree Cottage.
Activities & Days Out
For Cullen itself, discover things to see and places to go here.
For things to do with family in Fochabers visit here.
For family adventures in Morayshire click here.
For a history, castles, cashmere and heritage in Morayshire have a quick read here.
Whatever you do, and wherever you choose to stay, have a fantastic time.