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Why travel experts chose this hotel
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Perched on Scotland’s Isle of Skye, this 17-room boutique hotel ticks all the boxes for a relaxing getaway. From the postcard-perfect views out over the windswept coastline, to the award-winning restaurant; the hotel certainly knows how to charm its visitors - and that’s before you step into the individually designed rooms.
The building dates back to the 19th-century, originally purposed as a hunting lodge before becoming the enchanting hotel that it is today. Under the careful eye of owners, Anne and Ken, the interiors have been revamped to host stylish patterned wallpapers and bold furnishings, alongside the house’s original features. The result: an eye-catching boutique hotel that has drawn in the likes of Ben Stiller, Bear Grylls and other famous names to date.
Food is taken very seriously at Duisdale House, so come dinner time you’re certainly in for a treat. The fine dining restaurant has been graced with several awards and it’s easy to see why; dishes are exceptional, made using only the freshest local produce - so fresh in fact, that the menu changes daily according to what’s available. In true Scottish style, round off your meal with a dram of whisky from the hotel’s extensive selection.
Breakfast is just as good and is included in most room rates (see detail below).
The 17 rooms have all been individually designed to embrace the buildings nooks and crannies. Décor is stylish and bold; think patterned wallpapers, splashes of colour and sleek bathrooms. Beds are kitted out with crisp sheets, with some rooms featuring four poster varieties, or quirky headboards. If you’re lucky, you may even get a room with a sea view. It’s worth noting that some of the cheaper rooms come up a little snug, so if you like room to stretch out we’d recommend upgrading.
In the summer months, soak up the Scottish sun in the hotel’s gardens or sink into the outdoor hot tube, while in the cooler months, the lounge’s crackling fire provides a welcoming refuge. Better yet, you may bag a chance to spend a day sailing on the hotel’s yacht.
The Isle of Skye is also worth exploring, full of meandering hiking trails and a bevy of captivating views. If it’s some culture you’re after, the ruins of Armadale Castle and its mock reinvention are just a 10-minute drive away - not to mention its lush 40-acre grounds and historic gardens.