Good Hotel Guide Review
It has been an anniversary year at Lord and Lady Macdonald’s former hunting lodge ‘in a beautiful position’ on the shores of Loch Na Dal, with views to the Cuillin mountains. They first opened their family home to guests in 1972, when 17 bedrooms shared three bathrooms. Today, daughter Isabella is at the helm, and all bedrooms have a modern en suite. The best have fine antiques, a separate bath and walk-in shower; all have a king-size bed, posh toiletries. Readers on a return visit felt they should have been warned that access to one of the more contemporary rooms in the new-build extension was via ‘an iron spiral staircase, and not easy’, although they found the ‘bedrooms and the public rooms very comfortable, the food excellent’. In the atmospheric dining room, numerous ancestors look down as you peruse Jordan Webb’s nightly menus of Skye produce, with home-grown fruit and vegetables, and dishes such as confit turbot, Sconser scallop, miso broth and mussels. ‘Youthful staff were courteous and pleasant.’ You can enjoy a drink by the fire pit, sandwiches in the bar, ‘and there is also a gracious lounge’. (Christine Hughes, RG)
Isle of Skye
19. 10 in North Lodge, 9 in South Lodge, 3 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
3 drawing rooms, whisky bar, dining room, in-room TV (Sky), wedding facilities, cookery courses, ‘huge’ grounds on edge of loch, public rooms wheelchair accessible.
in dining room.
all ages welcomed, extra bed £45.
in bedrooms only (£20 per night, not unattended).
B&B doubles from £320. Set dinner (5 courses) £75.