This hotel was ideally located for us because we were only able to spend half a day on the Isle of Skye. It is just over the bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh (just off the first roundabout), so we were able to stop at the hotel, check in, go exploring and end up back there at the end of the day so we were able to start our drive to Glasgow the next morning by just popping back over the bridge. We were greeted by the friendly black and white dog and then Chef Ian upon arrival. Nice man. Our room was in the cottage in the back, upstairs. Parking back there was a bit of an issue, so we ended up just parking in the main lot (not that it is a far walk at all). Room was decent with a view of the back lawn. The grounds are pretty. Our room was quite chilly when we arrived after our sightseeing day, but the electric heater provided did the job relatively quickly. The bed was a little saggy, but not ridiculously uncomfortable. The bit of whisky in the decanter upon arrival was a nice touch. (Would be nice to have a little sign to let you know which on it is – we were keeping a list of all whiskies consumed on this trip.) Bathroom amenities include: 2 bars of soap, 2 shower caps, 1 lotion, 1 shampoo and one conditioner (the only hotel on our trip that provided conditioner). Hair dryer worked fine. We did not eat in the hotel for dinner, so can’t comment on the quality of the restaurant there. Breakfast was decent and the dining room is bright with lots of windows. The hotel has free wifi, but we struggled with it in the back cottage – the router was on the floor downstairs and we found we needed to be near the door of the room to make it work with any sort of regularity. At one point, I gave up and just went and sat on the stairs for 10 minutes to check my email. I would recommend this hotel to others - but note to have reasonable expectations for a hotel this old.
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- MacKinnon Country House Hotel Kyleakin, Isle Of Skye, Scotland