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WHAT WE LOVE...

This is a couthy (Scots for friendly and agreeable) little hotel spread across three white-washed houses on a terrace right in the centre of the village, overlooking the busy harbour and across the blue bay to Sandy Ross's point and the slopes of Camustianavaig. It's a lively place (you'll see as many locals as visitors in the bar) with a busy restaurant serving locally sourced food and substantial breakfasts that will power you up for a day on the hill. It's worth the five minute walk to park for the characterful bedrooms: sometimes small, but charmingly simple, although you may need a breadcrumb trail to find your way to bed after a dram or two.

THE DETAILS

Location

We enjoyed an evening walk around The Meall (or 'Lump' to locals), a natural arena with panoramic views where the Highland Games are held.

Visit Portree harbour to see the iconic brightly-coloured buildings or see the sights on a boat trip.
By car: around 5 hours 15 minutes from both Glasgow and Edinburgh, and 8 hours 30 minutes from Manchester.
By train: trains run from Glasgow to Mallaig for the ferry to Skye, and from Inverness to Kyle, where you can take a bus to the island. thetrainline.com

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Style & Character

Just about anyone wanting a small, informal but aesthetically pleasing berth will love it here. We loved sitting in a corner of the bar by the fire, a good glass of local whisky in hand, listening to the craic.

Service & Facilities

Staff told us where we might see sea eagles, then gave us a map marked with a good beach as well.

  • Restauramt
  • Bar
  • Family-friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi

Rooms

The room at the back with a garden view was blissfully quiet. There are striking, covetable black and white photographs of mountain landscapes in every bedroom.

Cosy, Room, Superior, Premium, Family
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, TV, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

Dulse & Brose is more than a name-check - there's dulse (seaweed) in the butter and brose (porridge) in the bread. The Skye seafood sharing platter was properly local, with scallops from nearby Sconser and Dunvegan crab.

Dulse & Brose: British cuisine, locally sourced ingredients. Dishes include haunch of venison and wild halibut fillet. Open for breakfast and dinner.
Merchant Bar: cosy bar, log fire. Local ales, gins and whiskies.

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