This is an extraordinary find amid the wildness of northern Scotland. With beautiful surroundings, and only a few steps to the sea, the hotel, its cottages, the isolated certified "green" Croft 103, and the low-cost "Bunkhouse" for hikers, cyclists, etc, represent a perfect base for exciting fishing and to see the many sites in the area. We stayed in the self-catering cottage, looking out to the ocean, just up the hill from the hotel: it is very sylishly decorated, and the sleek kitchen contains everything you might need for a week's stay. A well-equipped village market is also just down the hill, and has a good selection of dry ingredients, vegetables, and wine. The hotel will order any fish or meats you require.
The hotel rooms are lovely with serene color schemes (each is different), cushy beds, and luxe bathrooms. The restaurant is a gourmet paradise, with an accomplished chef, Sharon, and the some quite attractive servers - ours was called Katrina - who turned out to be the owner's sister. She was so fantastic we tried to take her home with us!
The cottage's three bedrooms are outfitted with comfy beds, plenty of pillows of varying firmness for every taste. Each has a flat-screen TV as does the living area. The hotel also provides WI-FI.
On our Scottish journey, we stayed in several high-end hotels in the cities, full of chic, pretentious staff and guests. Nothing could compare to Mackay's, the facilities, staff, and most of all, the owners, Fiona and Robbie Mackay. Don't miss it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mackay’s Rooms is one of those rare finds one makes or hears about very occasionally. Located in the rugged and spectacular scenery of Durness, Mackay’s is a truly luxurious individually styled B&B where guests can come to escape from the stresses of daily life. Guests who stay here have an opportunity to experience Scotland’s real untamed natural environment in the comfort of world class accommodation- modern highland chic! A warm welcome from Robbie and Fiona Mackay, their family and friendly staff awaits all visitors to their highland retreat. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mackays Rooms Hotel
- Mackays Rooms Durness
- Mackay's Rooms Durness, Scotland