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“Best B&B ever ! ! And I'm not kidding!” 5 of 5 stars
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| Coolin Hills Esate, Portree IV51 9LU, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 98 Portree B&B and Inns
Island of Malta, Malta
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“Best B&B ever ! ! And I'm not kidding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Where do I start? We arrived at Otterburn early afternoon and we were welcomed by Alisdair. He made us feel at home straight away and offered us tea & homemade cake in our private lounge. And what a lounge! The view is spectacular! We met his wife Wendy later on and she is the sweetest person ever. Their home is lovely, spotlessly clean and smelled heavenly. Our bedroom was quite spacious with our own private bathroom/shower. After a good night sleep in our comfortable bed, we had breakfast in our lounge. Fresh fruit, home made granola, yogurts, juices and a lovely cooked breakfast by Alisdair. For some reason, everything tasted special as we had the most beautiful view just for us. After a day out and about the beautiful Skye, we were welcomed by tea and Wendy's delicious cake while relaxing on the couch and listening to the background music.
We definitely recommend you to go to Otterburn B&B in Portree, if you are planning to visit Isle of Skye. You will not be disappointed! Thanks Wendy & Alisdair for making us feel that we were visiting family and not just staying in a B&B! You are the best! Hope to see you again :)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Yes, Wendy & Alisdair came up trumps for us too! My first comment on arrival was " why have we only got one night here?" Breathtaking views of the Cuillin Hills in the morning - never seen them without clouds and it was such a glorious day with blue sky and sunshine. Portree harbour also visible from the private lounge and breakfast was superb. Even Alfie the fellow guest (dog) was most friendly. All in all a very pleasurable experience which we would heartily recommend to anyone visiting Skye. Comfort and quality exceptional.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I can't think of any way Otterburn could be any better. The house is so spotless, it felt like we were the first ever guests. Alasdair and Wendy were so welcoming, the bedroom is large and comfortable and our own private lounge with its views of the loch was spectacular. Breakfast is amazing.

Don't think B&B, think luxury suite, but run by your favourite uncle and aunty. And ridiculously inexpensive. If you can book the one and only room, don't hesitate.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

All aspects of this accommodation were of a high standard - particularly the bedroom and a very comfortable bed.
The en suite was a little small and getting in and out of the bath was a challenge - but this is a minor criticism.

The private lounge with panoramic views of the Loch and the mountains were unsurpassed.

Finally our hosts Alister and Wendy were very friendly and helpful who couldn't do enough for us despite having difficulty in finding suitable restaurants at a very very busy time - it wasn't for the lack of trying!
In addition Alister is a local with an in depth knowledge of the area and was able to recommend and direct us to the local attractions

Highly recommended with a very reasonable tariff

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We traveled for three weeks in Scotland and stayed in lots of B&B's, but Otterburn absolutely takes the crown. What a gorgeous B&B! The room was beautiful en spacious. Het bathroom was modern with a large bath (we took a nice hot bath together after a day of walking). Breakfast is superb. I loved the tasty fresh fruit and the cooked meal was also excellent. The second day of our stay Alasdair got us smoked haddock which was delicious. Breakfast was served in a separate room where we could relax and enjoy the see view an the hopping bunnies. Beautiful!

Alasdair and Wendy are such great hosts. We got some great advice from them. And the glass of whisky to finish of the day was just a lovely gesture. We felt very welcome in this little part of heaven near Portree.

You won't find any better than this. Definitely will come back here. Loved it!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Cobram, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

It was a complete fluke that we ended up at Otterburn and what a lucky break that was.
This B & B is as wonderful as all the other reviews say; Wendy & Alasdair are friendly & hospitable, the bed is excellent, the breakfast is brilliant, the view is magnificent, the guest lounge room is just stunning.
We only had one night there & would have loved to have stayed longer.
We ate our evening meal at The Rosedale & I can recommend it too.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

You cannot think of enough words to describe the excellence of this place. Comfortable bedroom, spacious bathroom, wonderful breakfasts and your own lounge with a superb view!! The only thing we missed was our own tea/coffee making facility but Alasdair was there to make tea on an afternoon and evening (our own facility would have lessened his "load"!). Wendy even did some washing for us at no extra cost. Fabulous. A real treat. I think they need to increase their tariff (what am I saying!!??)

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Address: | Coolin Hills Esate, Portree IV51 9LU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Skye > Portree
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 98 B&Bs / Inns in Portree
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Otterburn Hotel Portree
Otterburn Bed And Breakfast
Otterburn B&B Portree, Isle Of Skye, Scotland

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