Toravaig House

Ten minutes’ drive from the ferry, Anne Gracie and Ken Gunn’s whitewashed hotel has ‘fine views’ across the Sound of Sleat. More

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Toravaig House
Knock Bay
IV44 8RE
01471 820 200

Hotel information






lounge, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 2-acre grounds, 50-foot yacht for charter, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music



not under 12.


not allowed.

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MasterCard, Visa.


[2017] per person B&B 94-144, D,B&B 144-194. Set dinner 49, la carte 40.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

Ten minutes’ drive from the ferry, Anne Gracie’s whitewashed hotel has ‘fine views’ across the Sound of Sleat. Fine, too, is the contemporary update the 1930s house has been given: a ‘lovely little drawing room’, with baby grand piano and marble fireplace, is ‘stylishly furnished’; in the ‘smartly decorated restaurant’, tables are laid with white linens for dinner. (Sister Skye hotels in Skeabost Bridge and further up along the Sleat peninsula – see main and Shortlist entries – share the same ‘boutique hotel’ predilection.) ‘Comfy modern bedrooms’, each named after a Scottish island, look on to the hillside or across the water; one of the best, ‘generously sized’, has a bay window for taking in the sea views. At mealtimes, the menus reflect the abundance of island produce from land and sea, including herbs and edible flowers from the hotel’s garden and polytunnels. Typical offerings: line-caught sea bass, samphire, braised fennel; pork loin, Stornoway black pudding, golden beetroot purée, purple carrots. Spend a day sailing aboard the 50-foot yacht skippered by Ken Gunn; return for a malt whisky by the log fire. More reports, please.

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Toravaig House
Knock Bay
IV44 8RE

Guest comments

'The hotel is quiet and we had a view of sheep on the hills. Our bathroom was tiny. The staff is small, friendly and attentive but there seemed to be a rotating caste of employees that we saw only once. Only one person did we see more than once and she was delightful. The food was good but not as good as the menu would suggest and service was slightly erratic. We thought the menu more pretentious than substantive. There was no music and the dining room was quiet for conversations although eavesdropping was too easy. ' - VS - August, 2017
'The staff, though friendly, needed an intensive training day. ' - GC - May, 2017
'Had a wonderful stay at this hotel. Got married on the hotel's yacht, and the owners Ken and Anne along with Neil made our day and the rest of our stay a most memorable experience. The food was amazing and the accommodation first class. ' - Andrew and Julie Appleyard - June, 2016

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