Inn at Aird a Bhasair3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Booked the Inn on the net by location as we needed to be near the ferry the next morning. Brilliant and friendly welcome on arrival and superb room overlooking the ocean. Stayed there for dinner too which was excellent. Breakfast was, as you would expect in these parts a ‘full Scottish’ which set us up for the day. A great find.
We arrived on a Monday night towards the end of the holiday season. Plenty of tables left in the bar but not many in restaurant. Mains here are ordered by picking main dish and adding the sides that you require. We had the lamb cutlets, Cod and fish and chips. The sides were green beans, carrots and sadly I’ve forgotten our third choice. All were generous portions and very good quality. The bar was well stocked and the hotel also has a back room with two pool tables which is great for the locals and also the many campers in the area. This hotel/ restaurant has improved greatly since being taken over by Eilean Iarmain from up the road which is interesting because they have similarly stagnated slightly, although I do feel very disloyal saying that. It is still also a great place to eat in the area.
A lovely inn serving delicious well-presented meals. My lamb cutlets(loin chops were perfectly cooked). It is a change to have the option to have fresh vegies as a side dish. The honey carrots were wonderful. It was great. Mark & Heather Australia
We arrived at about 8 pm at The Inn and asked for a table. The staff was very friendly and they asked us to wait. They put us on the waiting list, but we found a table on the bar, where you can also eat the same food like in the restaurant. It is my great desire to recommend this restaurant to the visitors of the island. The choice of food is small, but delicious. We would eat here again anytime.
We arrived around 8pm at the Inn. They were busy but they made us very welcome. The staff ensured everyone got fed, “fully booked” was never mentioned. It’s not a lah-dee-dah fancy place, the staff wear logo’d fleeces not crisp white shirts, but it fits right in with the location. The decor is beautiful, plain and simple but very stylish. The bathrooms are very clean and the hot bath was bliss, even if the genuine peaty Skye water was a bit tea coloured! And the breakfast is so, so good, no lunch needed! How do they make poached eggs that are 95% yummy yolk? I need to learn that skill! Local venison sausages, buttery mushrooms, thick bacon, all good. And on our last day we needed to leave early so the chef packed up 2 breakfasts for us, very generous and hit the spot when we stopped for a picnic breakfast near Uig.
Myself and my young daughter were staying nearby and popped in for a drink on our arrival in the village. The barman was really welcoming, asked us about our plans for our stay on Skye and took the time to recommend places to visit. We felt immediately at ease in the bar, which isn't always the case as a single parent travelling with a child. The locals were also friendly. We returned a couple of nights later for dinner, which was great. I would definitely recommend a visit and we will return the next time that we're on Skye.
Had friends up staying with us and they wanted to take us out. Tried to book a table and was told by manager 'they prefer bums on seats and don't take bookings'. Turned up at 7pm to find place busy and what looked like the last table had a reserved sign on it. Asked for a table at the bar only to be asked did I book a table!! He could see I was not happy and he did find a table for us. Things did not get better, I had fish and chips which was good but they had cut the fish fillet in half and was expensive for what you got. My wife's venison burger was way overcooked and you could hardly cut through it and my friends venison casserole was tasteless. Very poor experience and sadly will not be back.
We stayed for 1 night and were welcomed warmly. The room was clean, beautiful and warm . We went down to dinner at the pub that’s in the hotel and the food was great. The best steak we ate for a long time. We the chicken in whisky and the beers that came along. Breakfast was excellent as well, staff is friendly and we highly recommend it.
That moment you enter the bar and everything goes silent? That was what greeted us as we entered the dog friendly bar. Everyone just stared silently, including the bar staff who, I presumed, was perhaps the owner and daughter, who made no effort to brake the awkwardness with any kind of welcoming reaction. Nevertheless unperturbed by the failure in hospitality, I made positive steps to order drinks and attempted to lighten the atmosphere with smiles and cheerful banter. Non of which registered on the staff or was returned in kind. In fact, there was a noticeable frustration while I scanned the unfamiliar beer taps for something I might like. Decision made, my change was plopped in my hand with a begrudging, bored, teenaged grunt. We sat and thought about ordering food as we'd been out all day and it was nearing 4pm. I asked the 'owner' who, at this time, was watching the sport on the tv, if they did an evening meal. '5.30' came the bored reply with moving his eyes off the screen to acknowledge us. And that was it.. No direction to a menu or offer of further conversation. The man then disappeared. We left.. Fawlty Towers without the element of humour... Just rudeness and contempt for whatever reasons. For all the excellent businesses on Skye with their fabulous, welcoming, and attentive staff; this one place is worth avoiding if you don't want you day tarnished.
Didn’t inform us about the ferry service that has to be booked in advance to reach the hotel! We told them we are in our way to the hotel but when we discovered that ferry service required and it was closed at the time of arrival, the hotel didn’t answer our several calls despite the check in time was still not closed!!! We were forced to stay at the midnight in another hotel and they didn’t even care to call us to check our situation despite the earlier call that we are in our way!!! They refused even to refund us while we insisted that this ferry service very important information should be given during the booking to avoid such unsafe condition!!! One of the worst hotel treatment ever as they did not care about the guests!!! Highly not recommended at all and their reputation looks like doesn’t matter to them!!!
- Close to Armadale Castle
- Free cooked-to-order breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
Armadale Ferry Terminal is a short stroll from Inn at Aird a Bhasair, and other popular attractions like Armadale Castle are within a mile (2 km). This 10-room, 3.5-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.
Free cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.
Guests can enjoy a flat-screen TV and stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries.
Guests of Inn at Aird a Bhasair have access to free WiFi in public areas. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
81.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 306 reviews