Hotel Eilean Iarmain, located on the beautiful Isle of Skye, is privately owned, and provides exceptional, intimate accommodations. Situated on a sheltered bay in the south of Skye, the hotel has expansive views over the Sound of Sleat to the Hills of Knoydart on the mainland. This traditional hotel, retains its old-world charm, and provides each guest with a truly genuine highland welcome, from the moment they arrive. Beyond a wonderful welcome and Highland hospitality, the old fashioned character of the hotel also remains intact, and tartan carpets, a golden eagle and stag antlers adorn the Hall. The entire hotel is decorated in cotton and linen chintzes, with traditional furniture. There are log fires in the reception rooms, and a wood-panelled dining room, where candlelit dinners can be enjoyed overlooking the bay and the Isleornsay lighthouse. The Birlinn Restaurant boasts a 2 AA Rosette award, and offers excellent a la carte dining, The well-stocked bar – The Praban Bar – offers a particularly good selection of malt whiskies and local real ale.
Hotel Eilean Iarmain offers 16 rooms & suites. Each room has its own individual character, and no two are alike. Some rooms are wood-lined, and one has a 19th century canopied bed from nearby Armadale Castle. The interiors are light and airy, with tile and check fabrics with painted and pine furniture.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
- Complimentary Miniature of Gold Award-Winning “Te Bheag” Whisky
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Dressing Gowns
- Complimentary Toiletries
Hotel Eilean Iarmain has won many awards for its cuisine, wine list, hospitality and comfort. It was chosen as “the most romantic hotel in Great Britain and Ireland” by the AA. Enjoy a la carte dining in Birlinn Restaurant where staff are happy to advise you on your choice from a wide selection of local seafood and game complemented by wine from the excellent wine list. The menus reflect the abundance of fresh local produce, venison from the Estate and langoustines landed at the old stone pier of Eilean Iarmain. The wine list has received Les Routiers Corps d’Elite Wine Awards. After dinner enjoy coffee and petit fours in the cosy sitting room with its stunning views across the bay to the lighthouse of Isle Ornsay and beyond to the hills of Knoydart.
An Praban Bar:
For a more informal atmosphere, you may choose to enjoy lunch or dinner served in the comfort of the Praban bar with its open log fire and wood panelled walls. There is an extensive menu including local shellfish and seafood.
The Isle of Skye:
On The Map: The Isle of Skye is a large island located off the west coast of Scotland. Skye is accessed via a landbridge (A87 road) from Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland, or by ferry from Mallaig, reached via the A830 road from Fort William.
“Cloud Island” is what the Norse called the Isle of Skye in Scotland. It is fitting. A 50-mile-long banquet of velvet moors, jagged mountains, shimmering lochs and towering sea cliffs produce stunning scenery. If the weather turns, there are plenty of castles, crafting museums, and cozy pubs and restaurants to please anyone. Along with Edinburgh and Loch Ness, Skye is one of the places in Scotland that people enjoy visiting the most. A wild geological past has produced some of Britain’s most dramatic scenery. From rugged Northern Skye to the ice-sculpted peaks of the Cuillins, the island is riveted with many lochs. The traveler is never more than five miles from the ocean. Skye is everything we think of the Highlands to be: Wild, fierce, and mesmerizing. Overnight stays on Skye are at the island’s main town – Portree. The location of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s final days in Scotland in 1746, Portree today is a bustling port and Skye’s cultural hub.