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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Third time visiting and still one of the best hotels I have ever been to. From the moment you arrive to the heartbreaking journey home you feel like your part of the family. Denise provided a welcome face behind the check in desk upon our arrival and to be personally met by the owners was great. Having driven 15 hours...

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outside it was cold and wet and the scenery is wild and wonderful. Inside was welcoming warmth in every way. Immaculate room, gorgeous food, and staff that quickly become your friends. After just four days I was so relaxed I felt I had stayed much longer.

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NW England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything that needs to be said about Kylesku has already been said, so it's really just a "+1" entry from me. A bit quieter this time of year than in the summer of 2015 when we stayed last time, but equally enjoyable. Food, hospitality, atmosphere are all just as good. This time we had a room in the main house...

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KyleskuHotel, Social Media editor at Kylesku Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LeicaUser, Thank you for reviewing us- again! We are glad you returned and hope to see you again in the future. Yours, El Johnstone

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for two nights. The food was absolutely beautiful. The local seafood was so fresh and there was great breakfast options. It's great to stay somewhere where there are options besides 'full Scottish'. The room was perfect, and the view of the loch was stunning. But the staff/owners deserve a special mention. They were all so friendly and helpful....

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KyleskuHotel, Social Media editor at Kylesku Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Helen S, Thank you for your kind words, it's always lovely to hear that our guests have enjoyed their time here and everything we have to offer. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially in this part of the world where a lot of your daily activities will involve walking or climbing, and we don't want...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on the route of the North Coast 500, which is why we selected it and sits next to Loch Glendhu at the old ferry terminus. The hotel is decorated to a very high, modern standard. The main bedroom building is Victorian and has expanded to either side with modern extensions. They even have remote suites - we stayed in...

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KyleskuHotel, Social Media editor at Kylesku Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andrew C, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Keeping the hotel warm alone is a full time job- fetching wood and tending to the fires throughout the building all the while taking care of guests. We are sorry that we were over zealous in the...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous food, exceptional hosting and great craic in the bar. Lovely long walk on the local estate with an abundance of wildlife. Stopped by the roaring waters at the head of Loch Glendhu for our packed lunch (order before 7pm - collect at breakfast). Warmed up on return in front of a log fire with a wee schwally. Slept soundly...

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KyleskuHotel, Social Media editor at Kylesku Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Al R, What a wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, it seems you had a real highland experience! We hope to welcome you back in the future. yours, El Johnstone

Scotland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been meaning to get round to reviewing this lovely place since our visit back in June. We read good reviews and wanted to see what the fuss was about. The location of the hotel is lovely, a beautiful and peaceful part of the country. The interior is very welcoming and staff friendly and helpful. Most importantly we had an...

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KyleskuHotel, Social Media editor at Kylesku Hotel, responded to this review

Dear kikibee87, Thank you for taking the time to write your review- all these months later! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit, it is definitely a very peaceful area. We hope to welcome you back in the near future for some more rest and relaxation. yours, El Johnstone

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed just the one night here (room 11) and will definitely bank this one to return to. Beautiful setting overlooking the loch. Locally sourced food - as in - you can see it being caught. FAB!! Great atmosphere in bar and restaurant. Staff very lovely, chatty and helpful. Room was clean, comfortable and with amazing views of the loch. All...

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KyleskuHotel, Social Media editor at Kylesku Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Liztheclarke, Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed yourself during your visit. We are so lucky to have the loch full of delicious seafood right on our doorstep, and we are glad you appreciated it as much as we do ! We hope to see you again soon, Yours, El Johnstone

Wadebridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family holiday was a dream. We come back year after year to this magical place because there is nowhere else like it. We once again made the 2 day drive to Kylesku from Cornwall and it was worth every minute. We arrived to the most lovely warm welcome from Sonja and Tanya - two of the most epic people...

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KyleskuHotel, Social Media editor at Kylesku Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LisaArcari, Such a wonderful review from wonderful guests! It's such a pleasure having you all stay here, I'm sure we all look forward to your visits as much as you do! We are glad that B enjoyed her birthday, she deserved a treat after working hard with us and learning the tricks of the trade for a few days!...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved every minute of our stay. Wonderful service , a beautiful view, comfortable chic bedroom(lthough the floor did dip down towards the window) and slick service in the bar. The staff went out of their way to be helpful....showing customers how to deal with eating a whole crab,offering advice as to itineraries for the surrounding area as well delivering food...

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KyleskuHotel, Social Media editor at Kylesku Hotel, responded to this review

Dear fionamac56, It's so good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you plan to return. Being a (predominantly) old building, there are some structural quirks that are tricky to change without knocking the whole place down! We hope that this gives the hotel charm and didn't have a negative impact on your stay. We look forward...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
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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
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kylesku Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Kylesku Hotel Scotland
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“A room with a view is always good...”
 of 5 bubbles LeicaUser, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for room with loch view”
 of 5 bubbles fionamac56, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Try to opt for front facing rooms, especially those in "Willie's House"”
 of 5 bubbles DJM-JBM13, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms with the loch views are worth trying to get.”
 of 5 bubbles guest398, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“If an ensuite is essential to you, check before you book.”
 of 5 bubbles EmmaH672, Sep 25, 2016 | Read review
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