My wife and I stayed at Eilean Iarmain for one night during our tour around the highlands last week. We were upgraded to a suite because the inn was full.
The suites were clean, but the room was certainly no better than a mid-range B&B. The TV didn't work, and the internet was out. The reception seemed more interested in selling us on their restaurant than fixing the amenities.
Breakfast was abysmal. Everything was prepackaged, processed junk. This is entirely unacceptable, given that just down the road in Broadford you can get locally smoked salmon and terrific sausages in many of the B&Bs.
The best thing to come of this hotel was that we were unable to eat there. The bar was so jammed with travelers that we were forced to eat elsewhere, and we found an amazing restaurant just 10 minutes down the road called Red Skye (http://www.redskyerestaurant.co.uk). Delicious lamb and amazingly cooked pigeon.
This hotel costs more than twice some of the best B&Bs on the Isle of Skye and lacked all of the charm. Avoid.
Oh, and their complementary blended whisky called MacNaMara might best be used to clean flesh wounds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This traditional hotel, in an idyllic setting, with spectacular views across the sound of Sleat to the Knoydart Hills, retains it old-world charm giving each guest a truly genuine highland welcome from the moment you arrive. People have been coming here for over a hundred years, drawn by a love of Skye and its history, culture and language. The hotel is open all year enabling visitors to experience Skye in all seasons. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Eilean Iarmain Isle Of Skye/Sleat, Scotland