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Skeabost Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Exceptional food, accommodations, staff, and location. They make you feel like you are part of their family. In my opinion, nicest hotel in Skye. Short drive from Portree. Hope to return one day. Driver beware, a little difficult to find, as its a hidden off the main road.

Stayed here for two nights whilst exploring isle of skye. Didn't expect much from a small loca hotel but what a surprise package this little hotel turned out to be! I had scanned the internet for a good hotel on the island and many had already been sold out before our trip but was lucky enough to get into the Skeabost as it was a terrific hotel and offered wonderful food each night in their restaurant. We also had a meal delivered to our room on the last night as we were just too tired to sit in the restaurant. The staff are truly professional and helpful, friendly and personable, many young people working here who are all marvellous. we honestly felt that this hotel had far better service than a large 5 star hotel in Edinburgh we stayed in which we found to be a real disappointment.(more on that in next review) These small hotels are able to connect with the guest far better than the large hotels, but in the end all it really takes is to have some people with personality making you feel welcome at front of house, this is what the big hotels have forgotten to do. Our room was one of the newer style outside and was very comfortable, with a deck attached. Bathroom was large although had a lack of space for toiletries, but plenty of room elsewhere anyway. No noise at all was heard and all in all it was just a charming place with beautiful outlook over a loch in a handy location for exploring.

We chose this hotel as an alternative to Kinloch Lodge where we usually stay. Pricing is very similar. What a mistake! Skeabost is so disappointing by comparison. It fell down on every front (with the exception of the staff who were on the whole pleasant and helpful). Our room was in an extension which looked like a whitewashed porta cabin, and had a feel of an upmarket Travelodge. I really like the Travelodge brand - but it is not what I expect at this price. The towel rail did not work, and the toiletry bottles were tiny for two people. Many hotels of this calibre now provide fresh milk in a fridge, rather than plastic portions. At dinner, the gin we ordered beforehand was out of stock. The menus came in plastic wallets which made it feel more like a breakfast café than an upmarket hotel. Two of the items on the menu had run out. And why give a menu with prices on to those on a DB&B break - so much classier to leave these off. The food itself was good, though not outstanding. No amuse bouche, no mid- dinner sorbet as you would get at Kinloch Lodge. The starter arrived within 5 minutes of sitting down, and before our wine. At least "pretend" it is not off the shelf and has taken a few minutes to put together! My pudding was a doughy stale mille feiulle which was supposed to have cranachan in it - where was the oatmeal? When I said to the waitress how poor the pastry was, she laughed! Breakfast was fine - though why we were taken to the very end of an empty dining room to sit down was beyond us? We chose to move. And I would have expected fresh orange juice - what was provided was poor quality, almost definitely from concentrate. The "refurbished" conservatory has a plastic crinkled roof - it feels cheap. The Wi-Fi did not work until the manager had rebooted the system, and even then was poor. There were almost no English or Scottish guests in residence, which may explain why most are happy with what they are getting. They clearly don't know any better. At £378 for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, this is on one of the worst value experiences I have had. I don't mind paying for luxury - this however was very ordinary.

We stayed here for the purpose of visiting St Kilda. Our trips were cancelled because of bad weather. But the lovely room at Skeabost Hotel gave us a great resting place and the food is fabulous. Service is great too. Staff. Made us asked lunch for first cancelled St Kikda trip which we ended up enjoying by the roadside in remote northern Skye. Great mix of laid back and high quality

We spent 2 nights at the Skeabost and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It is a short distance from Portree and easy to find. Our room and bath were gorgeous. We dined at the restaurant both nights and had delicious meals. The breakfasts were very good also. A couple observations, the dining room is beautiful, overlooking the golf course and water, but could use some sun shades on the windows. Both evenings, couples requested changing tables to get the sun out of the their eyes. Also, the wait staff brought our appetizers before our wine. That also happened at breakfast. We would get our meal before our coffee. All in all though, I would recommend staying here. It is quaint and a beautiful setting even for non-golfers.

A more than pleasant experience. Hotel is situated right on a loch with relaxing view. Frienly and helpfull reception. Nice room in the new annex. Very good evening meal with friendly and efficient service. Highly recommandable for an overnight in Skye

Family stay for 2 nights was quite enjoyable. Check in went quickly and efficiently. Family members stayed in both the new rooms and old rooms in the main inn. Both were spacious and clean. Recent additions are secluded and quiet. Bathroom was monstrous in size. We ate at the restaurant both nights and food was excellent with incredible service. Breakfast croissants were fresh and delicious and oatmeal was great. Location was lovely with evening walks and views of the water. Highly recommend if staying on the northern part of the Isle.

We found this hotel on the internet and the pictures looked great so we booked it. Coming from New Zealand we had no preconceived ideas about the hotel but liked the look of it and the location. The reception rooms proved to be just what one would expect from a grand country house with beautiful décor and comfortable surroundings with lots of elegant touches. Initially we were disappointed with our room (Room 9) while it was in the main house it was very small and overlooked the internal roof of the hotel. It was however, beautifully decorated and had everything you would need, once we found out how to turn off the towel rail to reduce the heat level it was very comfortable. Only suggestion would be for a taller mirror in the bedroom itself as my husband found it difficult to use the one over the dressing table. The conservatory restaurant and breakfast dining areas were elegant with lovely Scottish touches as were the sitting rooms where we relaxed after dinner. Staff were great and the food excellent and good value for money. However we found the overall hotel cost from a NZ perspective at the high end, this and the small room was the reason for us giving it a 4 and not a 5. The setting of the hotel is magnificent. We enjoyed our stay.

We were expecting great things from this hotel - it had won the award for the best Island hotel in Scotland 2017. However we were disappointed to find our garden room in the 'annexe' looked like the garden shed (see photo). And our view was of the car park. This is why I can't give it 5 stars. However, after our initial disappointment with the location of the room we were pleased to see that inside it was new, with high quality fittings and furnishings. The room is a little on the small size - more in keeping with central London than a remote hotel in Skye. The hotel has its own golf course - not for serious players, but a bit of fun! And the evening meals were delicious with a great selection of wines and the menu features good local produce. There are sitting rooms for after dinner and plenty of great views over the loch from the conservatory. The decor is elegant with beautiful upholstered furniture. Breakfast offers many options including the traditional full Scottish, porridge, eggs, pancakes, and wonderful croissants. I recommend you select the choice of room carefully - at over £300 per night, this is an expensive hotel. When making dinner reservations ensure you ask for a table in the conservatory. This is a great spot for a special holiday.

This establishment advertises itself along the lines of a gentile, but of course a bit pricey because we are so good, country luxury hotel and has a price tag to match (upwards of 300 Pounds per night). What it does not describe itself as is providing external access motel type rooms where you struggle with your luggage over a partially granite chip to get to "The Annexe" with its pokey (but admittedly nicely, if tightly, furnished) rooms. If I wanted to stay in a motel I would go to an Ibis. Disappointed does not really express it but you get the idea. View is of the car park and plastic greenhouse.... Classy stuff for more than 300 pounds a night! The worst thing is we are here for multiple nights.

Skeabost Bridge Portree Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Skeabost, Skeabost Hotel is within a 15-minute drive of Skye Riding Centre and Coire Lagan. This 18-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, a golf course, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Portree, the hotel is also within a 15-minute drive of Somerled Square and Edinbane Pottery.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free full breakfast, served each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: West Pier Restaurant offers relaxing golf course views; 57˚27ˈRestaurant specializes in local and international cuisine. At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Skeabost Hotel's 18 rooms provide coffee makers, free bottled water, and phones. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Desks are also included.


Property features

Guests of Skeabost Hotel enjoy features like a golf course, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Other amenities at this golf hotel include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Room options

Superior Double Room (Columba)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room (Petite)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room (Garden)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Double or Twin Room (Garden)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 433 reviews