Kylesku Hotel

‘Absolutely charming’ owners, ‘wonderful’ food and an atmosphere of ‘informal warmth’ draw fans to this well-loved hotel in ‘one of the wildest and most beautiful locations’. More

Contact details

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 (cot £10, extra bed £25).


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

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


[2016] per room B&B £105–£160. A la carte £45.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Absolutely charming’ owners, ‘wonderful’ food and an atmosphere of ‘informal warmth’ draw fans to this well-loved hotel in ‘one of the wildest and most beautiful locations’. The loch-side, white-painted 17th-century inn is ‘run with enthusiasm’ by Sonia Virechauveix and Tanja Lister. Frazzled minds find calm in this ‘peaceful spot’: sit by the ‘roaring’ fire in the lounge, which has ‘plenty of reading material to occupy quieter moments’. Among the ‘very stylish’ bedrooms, loch-facing rooms, with their ‘ever-changing seascapes’, are the first to go – ‘book well in advance’. A ‘fantastic’ extension finished in 2015 ‘blends well with the superb setting’, and ‘enables every diner to see the spectacular view across the loch’. The daily catch, brought from boats on the slipway in front of the hotel, informs Sonia Virechauveix’s French-inflected menu. ‘It’s not glamorous, but very tasty – seafood heaven.’ Vegetarians rejoice: plenty of interesting options, perhaps a spinach and ricotta strudel. ‘The attention to detail in the restaurant is exceptional.’ Tanja Lister is on hand at breakfast to help guests plan their day. (BW, CA, 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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