Kylesku Hotel

Grey seals loll the day away along an old ferry slipway on the shores of ‘wild, beautiful’ Loch Glendhu – the ‘superb setting’ for ‘hands-on, energetic’ Tanja Lister and Sonia Virechauveix’s ‘most enjoyable’ small hotel. More

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Kylesku Hotel
IV27 4HW
01971 502231

Hotel information


11. 4 in annexe, 1 suitable for disabled.


mid-Feb-end Nov.


lounge, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi in bar and lounge, in-room TV (Freeview), small garden (tables for outside eating), area of lounge and dining room wheelchair accessible, toilet not adapted.

Background music

in afternoon and evening, in bar and half the dining area.


all ages welcomed.


allowed (£10 a night), but not unattended in bedrooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B single £75-£110, double £115-£180. A la carte £45.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Grey seals loll the day away along an old ferry slipway on the shores of ‘wild, beautiful’ Loch Glendhu – the ‘superb setting’ for ‘hands-on, energetic’ Tanja Lister and Sonia Virechauveix’s ‘most enjoyable’ small hotel. Run with ‘informal warmth’, the converted former 17th-century coaching inn, recently described as ‘wonderful’ by Jeremy Clarkson, no less, has a fresh contemporary feel, with wood burners, bleached woods and muted tones that reflect the ever-changing landscape. ‘Most of the time there is complete silence.’ Smart, individually decorated bedrooms, some compact, are in the main building and a loch-facing extension. The best are in the latter, where spectacular views come with crisp linens, a large bed and smart bathroom with ‘a full cohort of good toiletries’. Landed-at-the-door seafood is a speciality, but vegetarians are equally well served in the ‘casual, gastropubby restaurant’. Typical dishes: haggis bonbons, red onion marmalade; seared hand-dived scallops, cassoulet, cauliflower purée; a vegetarian burger. A seat by the window (‘a rare score’) reveals ‘a special atmosphere whatever time of day’. (J and DA, and others)

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Kylesku Hotel
IV27 4HW

Guest comments

'The most modest, least expensive, hotel of our trip, and the most enjoyable. Wonderful spot. So peaceful. The owners are charming. Our room had a very large bedwith a stylish statement headboard. The hotel has two public two sitting areas; one had the wonderful views. At dinner our corner table had a lovely view to the mountains, bathed in the evening sunshine. ' - Barbara Watkinson - July, 2014
'Tanja and Sonia are excellent hosts. The food is simple and very tasty. Fish and seafood is their speciality. ' - GC - May, 2014
'It will always be our favourite place. It cannot be faulted for consideration to residents, comfort and cleanliness, good food for which locals travel many miles. The most beautiful situation in the world sets the mood for what is to come. Most of the time, there is complete silence. Staff are young, intelligent and well-trained. Nowhere else have we experienced such fresh fish. ' - Janet & Dennis Allom - September, 2013

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