The Summer Isles Hotel could be anywhere, but no matter where it was located, with the food, choice of wines and variety of whisky - it would still be exceptional and have no problem attracting customers.
However, its in Achiltibuie, one of the most beautiful areas of the western highlands, which makes it even more special.
The room was a decent size, spotless, with decent pillows and all the ingredients need for a good nights sleep. The view was of the coast and even though its was raining, not an unusual occurrence in Scotland, the scenery was magnificent.
There is little point going on about how good the set tasters menu was, it was top quality and would knock a bunch of London's overblown gastro eateries into 2nd place.
Huge choice of wines although they do offer a suggested wine with each course with the tasters menu, but that really would add a bunch more money to your not insignificant bill.
They're also not bad at cocktails, but with all the other offerings........you will be spoilt for choice.
You will have to book well in advance to get a room and make sure you stay for dinner, you will have a remarkably good Scottish experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Originating in the 19th century as a fishing inn and crofters' bar, the hotel has been developed over the last 4 decades into an oasis of civilisation in one of the most remote and beautiful parts of Britain. Renowned for its fine food and wine, it is a destination for foodies as well as those who enjoy walking, climbing and exploring in exotic landscapes. There are 13 letting units ranging from simple log cabin rooms to a sophisticated cottage with 3 en-suite bedrooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Summer Isles Achiltibuie
- Hotel Summer Isles
- The Summer Isles Hotel And Restaurant Achiltibuie, Scotland