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“Great spot to escape to”
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Review of Storr Lochs Lodge

Unique loch -side cottage.
Wonderful scenic location yet near to Portree , main town of Island
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Portree, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Steve O
1 review
“Great spot to escape to”
Reviewed February 12, 2018 for a stay in September 2017

Lovely if you’re looking for a quiet spot outside of the town and all the tourists. Great staging ground for trips.

Kitchen and bathroom a bit retro, but fully functional where it counts! Owners easy to contact and willing to go above and beyond to provide assistance.

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Management Response
Feb 13, 2018
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, hope you will come again one day !
Mary B
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BoardingP...
1 review
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“Blissful”
Reviewed June 25, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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An excellent location with stunning views of the every changing scenery of both an amazing loch and the Old Man of Storr, bearing down upon you. you hear a symphony of cuckoo's in the evening accompanied by salmon splashing and Birds of prey circling above.
The property is homely and time spent inside is quality time. TV is not required, you have picture windows to admire one of the best views you will ever see.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 9, 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review , and am delighted you enjoyed the Lodge so much and had a good holiday . The location is unique and I hope you will come again ! Thank you MB
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Bob P
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent base from which to tour Skye”
Reviewed May 11, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

The Lodge is in a delightful position overlooking a loch. It is quiet and somewhat secluded but close to Portree and all its amenities. In the sitting room one can spend delightful hours looking out over the loch;sometimes it feels like being on a boat.
The lodge is well equipped,and very comfortable. We both slept like logs during our stay. The lodge only has a hand held shower in the bath and this is the main reason for not giving five stars.
It is possibly also mentioning that due to the unguarded proximity of the loch, this

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Storr Lochs Lodge. It is in a delightful position on the edge of the loch and is somewhat quiet and secluded. However, most usefully it is only about 5 minutes from Portree and its shops and restaurants. The views from the lodge, particularly the sitting room, are out over the loch and sometimes it can feel like being on a boat.
The lodge is comfortable and well equipped. However it lacks a purpose build shower and you have to hold a hand shower while standing in the bath. This is the main reason for not giving 5 stars.

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athomeint...
chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Cottage with Iconic View”
Reviewed October 17, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We loved this place. Stayed a week, with my husband and adult daughter. We could sit in the armchair and see the Old Man of Storr in all his many moods - from clear and sunny, mist covered, completely encased in clouds or peeking out. I wish I were back there right now. We were just the right distance from portree, which was packed with cars and people - so glad we didn't stay there. Loved being able to save money by cooking when we wanted or getting take-out from portree. We were able to get to everything we wanted to see quite easily. But the best part was looking out at the loch, and watching the old man of Storr. There were boats to rent if the weather cooperated. We saw fishermen most days, but not many - it felt almost like we had our own private loch. Loved it and would love to go back some day.

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Liked best: Our view - the sitting room with large window seat and large picture windows all the way around two sides
Liked least: It was a little slanted going up the stairs, but just added to the adventure.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Oct 24, 2016
Am delighted that you had a good stay and that you found the Lodge to your liking and the situation very convenient.
Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review and very much hope that you will be back in due course. Thank you again, Mary B
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Ben A
2 reviews
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“Perfect location on a beautiful loch”
Reviewed June 14, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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This cottage is the ideal location for a family or group of friends who want to explore Skye. Just outside Portree, it backs onto Lock Storr which we swam in everyday. From the cottage it is a short drive to the Cuillin range, to Talisker bay, the Faerie pools or to Uig for ferries to the Outer Hebrides, and so much more. Very comfortable beds and a lovely fireplace in the sitting room, which has amazing views down the loch to the Old Man of Storr. Everything about our stay was perfect and Mary is an incredibly considerate and thoughtful host.

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Management Response
Jun 15, 2016
Greatly appreciate your review
And that you had a good holiday , and enjoyed swimming in your private pool !
Mary
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TRB04
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“WOW Breathtaking and relaxing. Just perfect.”
Reviewed August 25, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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The beauty seems to overpower you as you look over the Loch. My husband, son and myself loved it. We hired the boat which was fun. My Son went swimming most days. . We were lucky with the weather.
The night sky was breath taking we went outside in the evening and gazed at the millions of stars. The Milky way was visible and we watched shooting stars wiz across the sky which has NO light pollution. Pure magic

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Having to come home
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
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Frege1976
Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great location in atmospheric lodge”
Reviewed August 20, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We (family with two kids, 2 1/2 and 7 years old) had a great week in the Storr Lochs Lodge. The location is great, one has a fantastic view over the lochs and the Old Man of Storr. In the beginning, we were worried that there could be noise from the main street passing the lodge, but we were at no time disturbed, there was hardly any traffic at night and during the day, we were on our trips around Skye anyway.
Although the weather was not perfect (around 10-12 degrees at night, 14-20 degrees during the day), we could get the Lodge warm.
There was enough space to spend a rainy afternoon inside even with two small children.
We had everything we needed for our daily routine.
The reason why we didn't rate the lodge 5 stars is that it is quite old. The carpets on the floor (sometimes a little smelly if you come too close with your nose), the bathroom without bath screen or the fact that there is no dish washer result in points reduction. For us, this was part of the atmosphere of the old lodge, but for some guests this might be unsatisfactory.
Communication with host was fast and friendly.
Thanks for the great time we had! We can recommend the Lodge and will be glad to come back one day.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Bathroom without bath screen
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Aug 21, 2015
I am very grateful of the time taken to review the Lodge. I think some of the points you raise will be answered by the fact that work replacing all the windows had to be postponed in February, my being unable to get to Skye through being unwell. You mention carpets, well I am sure you will see that replacing these has to be after the major work on the
windows.I cannot wait to replace the Living Room carpet the one that has a very hard life, and other replacements at the same time. Many thanks, hope you come again, Mary B
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