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The best stays on Skye

Enjoy a Hebridean escape with our pick of the island’s guest accommodation

Island retreats

The Isle of Skye is known for its otherworldly feel. From the Fairy Pools to the Storr, the largest of the Inner Hebrides is enchanting in so many ways – not least because of its first-rate accommodation offering.

Here’s our pick of the island’s AA-rated accommodation, featuring boutique hotels, restaurants with rooms, and stays in stunning settings.

5-star accommodation on Skye

Edinbane Lodge, Edinbane

This characterful 16th-century restaurant with rooms has been carefully renovated to reflect the history of the lodge and the colours of Skye. Each room is individually furnished with tweeds, tartans and sumptuous blue velvet, while the 3 AA Rosette restaurant takes diners on a delightful culinary exploration of the island.

The Three Chimneys & The House Over-By, Colbost

Nestled on the shores of Loch Dunvegan, this restaurant with rooms boasts a spectacular setting. Experience 3 AA Rosette dining that showcases Skye’s magnificent larder in The Three Chimneys, before retiring next door to The House Over-By – rooms here are calming and beautifully appointed, with five of them split level.

4-star accommodation on Skye

Duisdale House Hotel, Isleornsay

This grand Victorian house overlooks the Sound of Sleat and began life as a hunting lodge. The property’s history is complemented by interior’s stylish boutique feel with each bedroom individually styled. The 2 AA Rosette restaurant is equally special, serving up eye-catching dishes accompanied by an impressive wine list and fine range of whiskies.

Woodbine House, Uig

Built in the 1890s, this stone-built croft house overlooks Uig Bay in a setting that’s perfect for walking and bird-watching enthusiasts. There are five comfortable bedrooms in the main house, as well as self-catering accommodation in Woodbine Cottage, all of which exude a wonderful air of relaxation.

3-star accommodation on Skye

Toravaig House Hotel, Isleornsay

Toravaig House Hotel is a true haven of tranquillity, enjoying panoramic views to the Knoydart Hills and across the Sleat peninsula. Each of the distinctively designed bedrooms are named after a Scottish island – the comfortable lounge, complete with open fire, makes a gorgeous place to unwind after a day of exploring.

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