Kylesku Hotel cannot be described in a few words; so pull up a chair and read the fantastic feedback that this gem has to offer.
This is your ‘Zero Moment Of Truth’ and trust me, when you arrive; your ‘Actual Moment Of Truth’ will be matched and beyond what you will read on here. I travel all over the world and stay and assess hotels on a professional basis for a global hotel brand and so, I have seen many properties that boast great things. So, I hope that know my stuff and it can be hard to find a hotel that inspires me so much to say, that in 36 years in the industry, this hotel is perhaps, not just one of the ‘best’ but I think it IS THE BEST, that I have had the joy to stay in.
Tanja and Sonia have everything right. The accommodation, the food and the hospitality are glued together with a magic ‘x factor’ that cannot be engineered from anything other than sheer passion for all that they do. So many hotels have almost all the ingredients, but Kylesku ticks every single box and then goes beyond! There is no doubt that the magic of the area inspires you and places you in a zone that feels at one with everything wonderful, so many establishments would capitalise on the awesome qualities of this corner of the world and be done with it. But what Kylesku does is pick up what’s great about the area and carry it into their entire business philosophy and weave it through every element of what they do. It’s their belief, it’s their style, it’s their understanding and it’s their success!
I could wax lyrically about the local seafood, the amazing breakfasts, the attention to detail, the effort, the simple elegance of the rooms, the fluffy towels and on and on, read below and you will see it mentioned time and time again. There really only is one way to understand this hotel, as the English language just is not good enough, and this is to go and live it. You without doubt, leave wanting more and more and more, you will benchmark every other hotel or holiday that you experience, against this hotel and will be pushed to come close to finding a par.
Kylesku: it will change your view on hospitality for ever!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Kylesku Hotel Scotland