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Kylesku Hotel

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Kylesku, Kylesku IV27 4HW, Scotland
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Ashford, CT
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel has been recently refurbished and is very nice. Lovely sitting area, great restaurant. We had a room with no view that was upstairs under the eaves. It was small but well appointed with a reasonably sized closet. The private bath was downstairs. A tad inconvenient but I was very lucky to get this last room in April for... More 

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Landshut, Deutschland
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We're usually leaning towards staying in B&Bs, but the Kylesku Hotel website and great reviews made us book here for two nights. And how right all those positive reviews are. This is a wonderful place to stay, with a great view of the Loch from our well-appointed room. Staff is very friendly and helpful, with everyone including the owners taking... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply the best British hotel we have stayed in. We were only here for one night but are already looking at a longer stay next year. The location is stunning. Really. Get a lochs side room and enjoy the view. Even more so when you are having dinner gazing through the picture windows. The staff are so friendly and helpful... More 

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch in here after taking the obligatory pictures of the Kylesku bridge, as we headed north on the NC500 (I had driven most if not all of these roads before someone stuck a label on them - so what better excuse to drive then all) The soups were seafood bisque and a variation on Scotch broth - the former... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to think of a better place to enjoy a holiday in Scotland. In particular Sutherland offers an amazing experience if you want to tune into the natural beauty of this fine country. So the natural place to stay and explore, experience the best on offer, is at Kylesku Hotel. The reviewers speak for themselves. A few that just... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We researched many of the hotels between Thurso and Ullapool and kept returning to the reviews and website for the Kylesku Hotel. We were nervous about our arrival time, since we were coming from the Gills Bay ferry from the Orkneys. Luckily we had good weather and the long drive across the Highlands made for a magical day. Be careful... More 

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Thank LNewnam
KyleskuHotel, Owner at Kylesku Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LNewnam, What a wonderful review, thank you. I really enjoyed reading your description of our little Inn: it is indeed sipped in History & stories and they are all over the hotel for everyone to read. Thank you for pointing out the length of the drive from the Orkney, it is not obvious that the roads are wee and... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to visit a place in the northern highlands that best showcases the regions fine seafood, then this is where you should go. On a recent visit to this area my wife and I enjoyed the best dining experience of our trip. As not only will you get incredible seafood, but enjoy brilliant views from the dining area... More 

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Thank Spozzarooni
KyleskuHotel, Owner at Kylesku Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Spozzarooni, Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are indeed very proud to be able to showcase all the incredible seafood and land food of the area. There are so many people who care for this larder and they are all coming with a great story! Hope you will return soon and enjoy some more. Kind regards... More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This was our third stay at Kylesku Hotel, the setting is magnificent, the Hotel has been stylishly improved since our last visit, the owners and staff treat you like "old friends" and are completely genuine, they view their role as custodians of the hotel and they truly love the place. James and Roger were great on the boat trip which... More 

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Thank David W
KyleskuHotel, Owner at Kylesku Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David W, What a beautiful analogy, it reminds me of the "thin place" from the poet Senan of Somerset. I guess it must be true as it so often touches the soul of people in more ways than one. Thank you for your heart felt review and your lovely comments. We are indeed the custodians of Kylesku and we... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Whilst planning the accommodation for our 14 day road trip around the 'North Coast 500' I tried to book rooms for us at the Kylesku Hotel. Unfortunately it was fully booked 6 months in advance! But having had two breakfasts and an evening meal there whilst staying in a nearby B&B I can now see why. In a stunning location... More 

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KyleskuHotel, Owner at Kylesku Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jeff H, What a wonderful review, thank you. May and June are our 2 most popular months followed closely by September & mid term in October, so I can appreciate your surprise and disappointment. However, David & Sara have opened a lovely B&B 300 yards from us and we are always delighted to recommend them as an alternative. Being... More 

perthshire
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Stopped in twice in one day for lunch and dinner and the food is the best i tasted while in the highlands, the staff very helpful and just a nice atmosphere. I give this a five rating as it did put a smile on my face and its high standard and great seafood compared to some of the tired dismal... More 

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Thank buick55s
KyleskuHotel, Owner at Kylesku Hotel, responded to this review

Dear buick55s, A smile on someone's face is one of our greatest achievements. It makes it all the more worthwhile. We do invest every year in the main fabric of the building as well as in the team who surrounds us, this in turns ensure a pleasant experience for our guests, I hope. I look forward to seeing you again... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A warm welcome in the heart of real Highland wilderness. Kylesku is a delightfully peaceful village on the shores of two large sea-lochs, Loch Glendhu & Loch Glencoul. Set in the heart of real Highland wilderness, it makes a perfect base for exploring Sutherland and North West Scotland.The Kylesku Hotel itself is an old coaching inn dating from 1680, and is situated by the former ferry slipway on the shores of the loch. The hotel, bar and restaurant are open to residents & non-residents alike. It is an independently run small hotel with current owners Tanja Lister & Sonia Virechauveix eager to provide a warm welcome.The views from the hotel overlooking the loch and the local mountains are awesome with the bar, restaurant & lounge providing a perfect vantage point for overseeing the local wildlife - an abundance of seals, red deer and birds, or even our more elusive neighbour, the local otter.We are passionate about food, and with local fishing boats landing daily in Kylesku, seafood is a speciality. Fresh langoustines, lobsters, spineys, crabs, mussels and haddock are available, alongside quality meat & game. We also offer a choice of vegetarian options, all of which can be washed down with wide selection of wines, beers & malt whiskies. We are proud to be included in the 2012 Michelin Guide to Eating in Pubs. Our aim is simple: to tempt you with the freshest, local, quality food, in welcoming, friendly and comfortable surroundings. We hope our wealth of local knowledge will help you to get the most out of your stay here. There is something for everyone, be it walking, climbing, fishing, wildlife watching or simply combing the many deserted white sandy beaches of the North West Coast. We are happy to help you to plan your itineraries whether by car, on foot or pedal power.Our hotel is also featured in the 2012 Good Hotel Guide and in Claire MacDonald’s famous recipe book Scottish Highland Hospitality, where she states that “Kylesku Hotel combines everything I consider to be essential for a visitor to the Highlands - comfort, really good food in an old hotel with all the present-day amenities, and truly spectacular scenery wherever you look.” ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kylesku Hotel

Address: Kylesku, Kylesku IV27 4HW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Kylesku
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Kylesku Hotel Scotland
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