We stayed here back in April and were blessed with wondeful weather.
First thing to say is that this is a wonderful location, the views across the Sound of Sleat and up Loch Hourn are spectacular...so 10/10 for that.
We stayed in a 'suite' across from the main hotel building, private with uniniterrupted, magnificent views but not particularly spacious. The general feel of the suite was that it was a bit tired, in need of a makeover. Maybe the hotel has that planned for next season...
We also had Dinner on our first night which was a significant disappointment - mix ups with what we ordered and then fish being undercooked meant that we had dinner in stages i.e. at no stage were we eating the same course together! My undercooked main course came back roasted to within an inch of its life and covered in salt, but by that time the complaining was becoming embarrasing! I did complain and received an apology but no offer of recompense, I did however negotiate a small discount on check out...I should have negotiated more!
Breakfast was good, if a little slow and numerous breakfast items had run out (sausages, hilarious!?), but do guests really want to listen to the twee highland music on loop first thing in the morning?
One redeeming featue was dinner in the bar on our second night - first rate, enthusiastic service from the bar staff and very good food (all from same kitchen as dinner!).
So, disappointing in terms of accommodation and restaurant - really felt that we didn't receive value for money.
My recommendation would be stay somewhere else (e.g. excellent Peinmore House near Portree) and come here for a bar meal one night and enjoy the view.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This traditional hotel, in an idyllic setting, with spectacular views across the sound of Sleat to the Knoydart Hills, retains it old-world charm giving each guest a truly genuine highland welcome from the moment you arrive. People have been coming here for over a hundred years, drawn by a love of Skye and its history, culture and language. The hotel is open all year enabling visitors to experience Skye in all seasons. ... more less
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