Kinloch Lodge

‘This is not just a good hotel but a very good hotel. More

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IV43 8QY
01471 833333

Hotel information


19. 10 in North Lodge, 
9 inn South Lodge. 3 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.


all year.


3 drawing rooms, whisky bar, dining room, in-room TV (Sky), free Wi-Fi, cookery courses, ‘huge’ grounds on edge of loch, public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music

gentle classical in dining room.


all ages welcomed.


in bedrooms only, and not unattended.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


per person, B&B £120–£200, D,B&B £140–£240. Set dinner (5 courses) £80, tasting menu (7 courses) £90.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘This is not just a good hotel but a very good hotel.’ High praise this year from a trusted reader, for every aspect of the hospitality at Lord and Lady Macdonald’s historic former hunting lodge on the Isle of Skye. Reached by a long drive, it stands in its own grounds, at the foot of a mountain, overlooking Loch Na Dal. Log fires burn in public rooms hung with ancestral portraits and filled with family memorabilia, including a framed letter from Queen Victoria. Bedrooms are in the original house and a new wing with its own lounge and honesty bar. All are individually styled, with antiques, prints and paintings. Most have a glorious sea view, and even the bathroom of the smallest (‘standard’) room has a bath and separate walk-in shower. The Macdonalds’ ‘charming’ daughter Isabella is the long-time manager, while chef Marcello Tully cooks delicious seasonal, locally sourced dishes as Shetland cod, caper and pistachio pesto, Drumfearn mussels, cucumber and shallot dressing. There are cookery courses, while ‘a lovely ghillie organises fishing, stalking, nature walks and other outdoor experiences’. (Robert Cooper)

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Kinloch Lodge
IV43 8QY

Guest comments

'The welcome was superb, the staff were always friendly and helpful, and the setting was magical. But dinner was too similar on our three nights, the chef. The first meal was excellent; by the next nights there were repeats, with only the magnificent cheese board a real delight. Breakfasts were excellent, and the rooms were luxurious, all with good views. ' - David Ganz - April, 2019

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide