I have stayed in many Hotels on the west coast of Scotland and they really are not up to scratch and unfortunately this one falls into that catergory too. The greeting I received at the reception was little more than glance in my direction and handed the key. No information about meal times or the usual wake up calls and papers etc. If you are not bothered about this then the hotel does offer a very country house feel to it. The public lounges are very nice with an open fire in one and a TV in the other. The restauarant was very nicely laid out and decorated with all sorts of ornaments etc. However it lacked any atmosphere what so ever, this may have been to do with the fact that there was only myself and 2 others in the restaurant but a little background music would have helped lift the deathly silence. The food was OUTSTANDING and you have to wonder why the restaurant did not have any locals in it. The food they served was of the highest quality and I would have expected to see this in a restaurant on the high street.
The rooms are basic and if you can see past the dated bathrooms and stained carpets the room I had was spacious and had some nice touches. With matching linen on the bed and cushions of the chairs, complementary whisky and a good tea/coffe try.
I was served breakfast by the chef and he was welcome relief to sour faced person who checked me in. He was very cheerful and polite and I was expecting good things from the breakfast. However breakfast did not live up to dinner, the buffet table had Orange juice and milk and selection of cereals and that was it!!! The cooked breakfast good though.
Some positives about this hotel but unfortunately to many negatives, a little investment is required with some customer service training required.
A reasonable hotel for the west coast of Scotland compared to most!!!! best of a bad bunch!!
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- MacKinnon Country House Hotel Kyleakin, Isle Of Skye, Scotland
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