Kylesku Hotel

In ‘one of the wildest and most beautiful locations’, Tanja Lister and Sonia Virechauveix run their small hotel with ‘informal warmth’. 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).

Background music

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


all ages welcomed.


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

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


[2017] per room B&B £110–£170. À la carte £45.

Good Hotel Guide Review

In ‘one of the wildest and most beautiful locations’, Tanja Lister and Sonia Virechauveix run their small hotel with ‘informal warmth’. The 17th-century coaching inn stands by the former ferry slipway on the shores of Loch Glendhu: it’s a ‘superb setting’, where grey seals loll on the rocks outside, and wild stags nose around the garden. (Dogs are ‘welcome everywhere’, too.) Inside, find bleached woods and muted shades; wood burners keep things warm. Bedrooms are in the main building and a purpose-built extension facing the loch. ‘We took in stupendous views from our first-floor room in “Willie’s Hoose”. The room is compact and modern, with nice linen on the double bed, and glass sliding doors opening on to the balcony. There was a full set of good toiletries in the smart bathroom, but we would have liked some bathrobes, too.’ At a ‘casual, gastropubby’ dinner (‘no tablecloths or place settings’), super-local seafood is a speciality. Try to get a seat by the window: ‘Even when darkness falls, there’s a special atmosphere out across the loch.’ (CA, 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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