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Lochalsh Hotel
Reviewed June 19, 2013

We were in Kyle of Lochalsh just for the day and stopped at Lochhalsh Hotel for lunch. The waterside tables gave spectacular views. The staff gave us ample time to order and eat and sit and plan the rest of our day. It felt like we had stopped into a friend's home for lunch. There were excellent choices on the menu, many fresh seafood. We had salmon and haddock and shrimp and gave all choices 5 stars. The staff was efficient, friendly and fun. We thought the prices were very reasonable. We would definitely eat at this hotel again and if staying over, this would be my hotel of choice.

Room Tip: We did not stay over night, but from our lunch choice, I would say choose a waterside room.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

We didnt stay here we only stopped in for a coffee,but the gentleman who served us was amazing,he was polite,friendly and totally professsional,we will be going back again. If more hotels treated guests this way the Scottish hospitality trade would have a better name for its self. Keep up the good work and we will see you soon

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Forget the slightly dated furnishing and decor, the friendliness of the staff and the location of this hotel is a treat not to be missed, even more so if you stay in a loch front bedroom
The owner (Mr McCloud?) made us feel very welcome by driving us up to the spectacular viewpoint, near the hotel to save the climb, before walking down for dinner.The scallops for dinner were excellent and a generous breakfast, in public rooms overlooking the loch, helped make the stay a memorable one.
Only 2 minor niggles, the tasteless small packets of marmalade-why not the proper thing and allowing cars to park in front of the picture windows, when there is ample parking at the side, but don't be put off, this is a wonderful location and within 200 metres of the station, if travelling by rail.

Room Tip: Go for the front bedrooms for the view, a bonus particularly if the case the weather is bad
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Took a recent trip to the highlands via Fort William, Kyle of Lochalsh and Skye. Having planned to stop in Fort William, the town wasn't exactly appealing so we drove onto Kyle through the high pass above Invergarry and through Kintail where the hills were still hanging onto the snow.

We arrived in Kyle of Lochalsh about so decided to book into the Lochalsh Hotel. First impressions were of a friendly, cosy hotel. Having deposited our bags in the room, we ventured to the bar where our initial impressions were confirmed. The fact that there were locals in the bar suggested this was a decent place and indeed they were all welcoming and friendly, spurred on by the barman.

We booked dinner for 8.30 and were delighted and slightly surprised by the quality of the food. Fish course to start was very fresh and prepared to perfection and the lamb I had for main was, tender and a decent portion. I could have done with a couple more potatoes but that's just me.

The rooms had a highland feel to them, almost as if the hotel has been there for centuries and we slept soundly.

All in all a very good hotel which we will use again next time we venture to the west highlands.

Room Tip: A higher room affords the best view of Skye
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

I stayed a night in the Lochalsh Hotel with my husband. It was fine for just the night but despite a pretty location it was quite run down and had a strange smell. It was not expensive and the nights sleep was okay.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

As has been mentioned this hotel is in desperate need of a refurb, but the staff a helpful and welcoming, rooms a decent size, prices okay (after negotiation) and views stunning. Breakfast was fine but we didn't eat in the restaurant since there was a good Indian restaurant nearby which at least had some vegetarian options!

Maybe not a place to spend lots of time but well located and great staff.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

After a delightful B&B stay in Kyle, we mis-read the Winter/Summer time-table for our return train to Inverness, and turned up at the station for a non-existent Sunday 10:18 train, in a horrendous wind-swept gale......next (only!) train was 15:22........but....no problem.....we battled our way against the elements to the Lochalsh Hotel : we encountered run-down decor, but a great location and a comfortable scenic sea-facing lounge in which to dry out...but no sign of life !! Then eventually a casually dressed gentleman appeared and passed us with a casual greeting.......we asked if it was alright to stay where we were, dry out and have some tea/coffee.........he couldn't do enough for us!!...made sure we had a heater switched on, and brought HUGE quantities of tea and coffee with shortbread.....told us we could stay where we were as long as we liked, have the 'run' of the place, and left us to it.........over time, the tea & coffee were refilled, as we sat and read the newspapers while enjoying the view and improving weather.....no pressure on us to have lunch or anything more..........we did meet the chef in passing....and one guest, who was on a work project in the area, staying a few nights........then car travellers began to arriive, some seeking tea like ourselves, and other parties seeking lunch in the dining room..........they all were served (by the the 'manager' and...the 'guest', who had decided to give a helping hand in serving..!)....and the helpings were huge, the food seemed wholesome, and the patroms seemed happy....we were charged £7.50 for all our provision, eventually paid at the bar, where locals were friendly, good-humoured and humourous............the place evidently needs investment in re-development, and has great potential...........but the Highland charm and casual courtesy of the staff were the highlight for us..........a good stopping off point for a good lunch............we cannot vouch for the accommodation......but it suited our needs entirely in the circumstances. Take the place as you find it, and enjoy.......

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lochalsh Hotel

Address: Ferry Road, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8AF, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochalsh > Kyle of Lochalsh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kyle of Lochalsh
Price Range: $54 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lochalsh Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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