Isle of Skye luxury accommodation
Situated in sleet the south of Skye not too far from the bridge over to this magical island sits the Duisdale House Hotel, overlooking the sound of sleet. I am always on the lookout for quiet but luxurious places to stay when travelling through and working on the Scottish islands. On this occasion I booked the Duisdale House Hotel for its proximity to the new wedding venue of An Crubh but also it appeared to be a lovely quiet place to stay.
We arrived at the hotel late afternoon after driving through the first snowfall of the year and having been stuck for a few hours trying to get down the hill from our home in Drumnadrochit. After a very scenic, but slow journey we were most grateful for the staff who changed our allocated room without question as ours wasn’t quite ready yet. A little thing like this made us feel looked after before we had already seen our room.
The four poster bed and sumptuous decor in our room made it feel cosy as well as modern and luxurious. One of my favourite things about staying in hotels is having a nice bubble bath, so much so that I always check the bathroom out first. Our bathroom did not disappoint – contemporary and relaxing made even better by the scents of the templespa toiletries.
One of the Duisdale House Hotel’s strengths is its food. 2 AA rosettes with a daily changing menu. This is fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere. We both chose the sirloin steak served with mushrooms, tomatoes, peppercorn sauce and hand cut chips. One of my great loves is really good food and with a partner who never usually looks at a menu and just orders a burger wherever he goes, the option of classic dishes cooked to a really high standard is a fabulous compromise for us when we eat out!
The staff play a big part in creating the feeling of being well looked after in an understated way. They always seem to appear just at the right moment and linger just long enough but not too long!
Our one night stay developed into two nights. After a long days work photographing a local wedding on Skye, there seemed no better thing than returning to the hotel for a relaxing bath, a wonderfully good sleep and a breakfast to die for.
I adore eggs benedict and it was worth the extra night away to indulgence in this wonderful breakfast again before heading home.
I’d stay again here in heartbeat if I was looking for a luxurious, romantic place to stay on the Isle of Skye, but next time definitely try out the outdoor hot tub…