Hillstone Lodge

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Hillstone Lodge is a luxury guesthouse on the Isle of Skye and you can find us easily on the internet for direct bookings. Providing luxury accommodation, sumptuous breakfasts & local knowledge to help plan your trip. Located at Colbost, great views overlooking Loch Dunvegan, close to Dunvegan Castle and within easy reach of all the other sights on the magnificent Isle of Skye. All three rooms feature TV, free Netflix, tea and coffee making facilities, free WiFi, hair dryer, large ensuite with walk-in shower, fluffy bath towels, bath robes and toiletries. The rooms on the ground floor have their own terraces. The guest lounge has views out to Coral Beach, Dunvegan Castle & Harris - an ideal place to relax after a long day outdoors. The modern building was designed by award winning architects "Rural Design" reflecting the traditions and the heritage of the Isle of Skye. Using "green" construction technology Hillstone Lodge is energy efficient, minimising the impact on the environment.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Fishing
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Seating area
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Czech, German
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Nestled in an idyllic setting, Hillstone Lodge garners high praise for its pristine cleanliness and luxurious spa-like bathrooms. It delivers exceptional value, often compared to a 5-star hotel, and guests are enamored with its gourmet breakfasts and tranquil patio vistas. The service at Hillstone Lodge is celebrated for its personalized touch and insightful local tips. Visitors revel in the elegant serenity of the hotel, with rooms that are not only comfortable and exquisitely designed but also offer breathtaking views, further enhancing the lodge's charm and appeal.
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Claire K wrote a review Aug 2020
Cambridge, United Kingdom10 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just wanted to drop a line to express our heartfelt appreciation for the care and outstanding personal service you showered upon us during our stay with you. Your attention to detail and thoughtfulness went way beyond our expectations. The breakfast, (with stunning & mesmerising view) was delicious and we felt totally safe with the high standards of cleanliness and Covid precautions you have put in place. Thank you for the pampering, we hope to be back to enjoy it all again one day!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Patrice and Russell, Owner at Hillstone Lodge
Responded Aug 21, 2020
Dear Claire K, It was a pleasure meeting you both, we are very grateful you chose to stay with us and we thank you very much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again on Skye or on the other side of the world... All the best! Patrice and Russell
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Christine B wrote a review Aug 2020
U.K.19 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed in many hotels and B&B’s all over the world and I can genuinely say that you’d have to look very hard to find somewhere as good as Hillstone Lodge. Before we arrived Russell recommended some very good restaurants to book, when we arrived Patrice welcomed us, showed us around the absolutely beautiful Hillstone lodge, with the most amazing views from every room.
Breakfasts were delicious, everything is homemade, right down to the yoghurt.
One of the nights we had dinner in Hillstone Lodge, made by Patrice , and we couldn’t have had a nicer dinner. The cheesecake was much better than the one I had the night before in a famous local restaurant (and I thought that one was good)
We were made very welcome and to feel at home by Russell and Patrice (and Inca, the most beautiful and best behaved Westie in skye) We were the only guests as Russell and Patrice are meticulous in complying with the Covid hygiene regulations.
This was our first time away since lockdown and we couldn’t have had a more relaxing time anywhere. Thank you Russell and Patrice
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: I believe all rooms are beautiful
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Response from Patrice and Russell, Owner at Hillstone Lodge
Responded Sep 2, 2020
Dear UKlibby, Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to sharing your experience of Hillstone Lodge on this site. It was lovely meeting you both and we are thankful you chose to stay with us. We very much enjoyed all our various chats and hope to welcome you again in the future. Wishing you all the very best, Patrice and Russell
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Sylvia E wrote a review Jul 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Have just returned from visiting the Isle of Skye and staying at Hillstone Lodge for two nights. The house and location is stunning and the room (and the whole guest area) very stylishly decorated and furnished with a lovely view over the loch and an outside area to sit should the weather allow. The bathroom is large and very luxurious too with fluffy bathrobes and slippers provided.

However, what really makes Hillstone special are the owners, Patrice and Russell. From arrival until we left, they could not have made us feel more welcome. They were always close to hand if you needed anything or wanted ideas on where to visit but also respected your privacy. Breakfast was sublime with little touches that made a lovely impression. Having drinks in the lounge in the evening you would struggle to feel anything other than very content.

Will definitely return hopefully for longer next time.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Patrice and Russell, Owner at Hillstone Lodge
Responded Jul 28, 2021
Dear Sylvia E, Thank you very much for your kind words, we are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time at Hillstone Lodge, it was lovely meeting you both. With kind regards, Patrice and Russell
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Lewis Ballantyne wrote a review Sep 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were lucky enough to stay here for two magical nights a few weeks ago. The hosts were amazing and the attention to detail really separates this b&b from any where else we’ve stayed. It was even more special for us as we got engaged on this wonderful island. We spent a week travelling Scotland and this was certainly the highlight as Hillstone Lodge was perfect. The breakfast was better than 5* hotels and we had the pie supper one night which was better than the restaurant meal we had the night before. Patrice and Russell, thank you for welcoming us into your beautiful b&b and we have recommended it to everyone we speak to as it was just perfect. Hopefully we’ll be back one day. X
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Patrice and Russell, Owner at Hillstone Lodge
Responded Sep 30, 2020
Dear lewis123weybridge, We were delighted you chose Hillstone Lodge for your break on Skye, thank you very much! Again, congratulations on your engagement, we wish you the best of happiness! With kind regards, Patrice and Russell
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AllanPS wrote a review Aug 2022
Sunderland, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We found Hillstone Lodge after looking for a nice place to stay on Skye having previously stayed at a very good B&B on a different part of the Island. We thought Hillstone sounded good from the pictures on the website and previous visitor’s recommendations, but our stay far exceeded our expectations. From our arrival and our welcome by fantastic hosts Patrice, Russell and of course Inca we new we were in for a fantastic visit to the beautiful Isle of Skye.
Hillstone Lodge itself is a beautiful contemporary house with all guest rooms facing onto Loch Dunvegan (the castle could be seen form our bedroom window) and with opening windows onto a seating area. The connecting hall and reception area features art works from local artists including some of Russell’s work (we bought one). There is also a resident’s lounge area with views across the loch – great for relaxing after a day exploring the island.
Breakfasts were the best we have had anywhere and in addition to a good selection of cereals and cooked options, there was always a cake freshly baked by Patrice (these was packed up for us to take out as we were always too full after breakfast). Breakfast was also a good time to get to know the other guests and we met some very friendly and interesting people on our stay.
We would recommend taking advantage of the meal offered by Patrice and Russell particularly after a long journey to the Island – great locally made pies and also a delicious desert made by Patrice – we had Cranachan which I’ve just seen made on an episode of Countryfile (BBC TV). For a relatively remote location, there are a surprising number of excellent places to eat within a few miles, the nearest being the Three Chimney’s which is just a short walk down the road. Also, a short drive away in Glendale is Chidakasha, which is a vegetarian restaurant with a difference. If you are planning a visit, we would recommend booking meals well in advance to avoid disappointment.
To summarise, if you are planning a visit to Skye, we would recommend that you check out Hillstone Lodge – we will certainly make it our first option on our next visit.
Allan and Janet
Sunderland
UK
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms have a good view
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Response from Patrice and Russell, Owner at Hillstone Lodge
Responded Nov 23, 2022
Dear Janet and Allan, Thank you for such a lovely review and apologies for the late reply, we are not sure where the time went, it seems like it was yesterday when you stayed. It was really nice meeting you both and we are so grateful you like Russell’s art. What started as a hobby ended up being quite the passion for him. Thank you for being such nice guests, it makes our life on Skye all the more enjoyable! Take care, Patrice and Russell
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vignale wrote a review Aug 2021
scotland6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing ! We had a fabulous break in Skye staying in this most wonderful boutique b and b . We went on a friend's recommendation and were not disappointed. The place just blew us away. Everything is outstanding and the welcome from Patrice and Russell just set the tone for a truly enjoyable stay .
The house is amazing, so well designed and in the bedrooms they have thought of everything you could possibly need and have gone above and beyond in relation to Covid 19 regulations.
The house is immaculate , well designed and full of beautiful touches and you are able to relax as the two owners are just so welcoming . They go above and beyond to make sure you have an enjoyable stay . A small lounge area with stunning views over to Dunvegan is the perfect place to enjoy a night cap .
They responded quickly to our booking request, advising of restaurants to book and places to go, their breakfasts were outstanding - everything was freshly prepared and you must give the HIghland stack a go ! On returning at the end of the day there was always a warm welcome including from Inca ( their lovely dog) and the addition of freshly baked cake and a coffee/ tea waiting for you .
The sun shone brightly for us making a trip to this stunning island all the the more memorable. Wish more places in Scotland would learn from these guys what true hospitality is all about.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Room Tip: All roams have spectacular views
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Response from Patrice and Russell, Owner at Hillstone Lodge
Responded Aug 16, 2021
Dear vignale, Thank you very much for all your kind words. It was a real pleasure meeting you all and we are grateful to your friend for the recommendation. Thank you also for sending us pictures, it is lovely to see that we have inspired some baking and new recipes ;-) Thank you once again for staying with us, we hope to welcome you again on Skye in the future. With kind regards, Patrice and Russell
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Lewis M wrote a review Aug 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our second time staying at Hillstone Lodge. We had initially booked to stay there earlier in the year but our plans were scuppered due to lockdown restrictions. We rebooked as soon as it was safe to do so.
Initially we were apprehensive about moving around so soon after lockdown had eased but we quickly felt relaxed in knowing Patrice and Russell had set out clear measures to abide by official regulations. In addition to this the fact that they are only booking one room at a time meant that we had the whole lodge to ourselves so no worries about social distancing with other guests.
Our worries and thoughts of Coronavirus were put to the back of our minds as our hosts were so hospitable and considerate of any of our needs. It was the perfect end to our lockdown, before returning to work.
We left feeling completely relaxed and ready to get back to normal life and will definitely be visiting again the second we find the time to do so.
Thank you both for being such great hosts.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Patrice and Russell, Owner at Hillstone Lodge
Responded Aug 7, 2020
Dear lewism42 Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review but more importantly for coming back ;-) We were delighted to welcome you again and we are very pleased that you appreciated the new procedures we put in place to make sure that guests feel comfortable while staying with us. We look forward to welcome you again in the near future With kind regards, Patrice and Russell
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CSC wrote a review Oct 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Russell and Patrice have created a delightful home away from home for their guests at the Hillstone Lodge on Skye. The Lodge is beautifully designed, and the room we stayed at enjoyed an amazing view of the loch. Russell and Patrice worked hard to make their guests feel welcomed and comfortable, including by cooking one of the best breakfasts we've ever had and spoiling us with Patrice's gorgeous cakes every afternoon. We are so pleased that we found this gem of a B&B for our holiday on Skye.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Patrice and Russell, Owner at Hillstone Lodge
Responded Oct 23, 2020
Dear GlobetrekkerCSC, Thank you very much for your feedback and kind words. We very much enjoyed meeting you both and hope to welcome you again on Skye someday. All the best, Patrice and Russell
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PJ158 wrote a review Sep 2021
Northampton, Massachusetts19 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the most amazing stay at the Hillstone Lodge, starting months before our visit! Patrice gave us advice about booking restaurants ahead of time - a great tip! On our arrival, we were shocked by how beautiful the property is. The aesthetic is consistent throughout each room and contributes to the calm, uncluttered, and relaxing effect. Russell and Patrice are the just the perfect hosts with great advice for enjoying this amazing part of the world. We'll definitely come back again!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Patrice and Russell, Owner at Hillstone Lodge
Responded Sep 30, 2021
Dear PJ158 Thank you very much for your kind words and for choosing to stay with us. We are thrilled to be able to welcome our overseas guests again. It was lovely meeting you both and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Scotland. With kind regards, Patrice and Russell
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Sallie T wrote a review Nov 2021
Raleigh, North Carolina4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Following our stay in September 2019, we knew we would be back to visit Patrice and Russell at Hillstone Lodge. The hospitality experience is by far the best we have ever encountered. Every detail from the rooms to breakfast to covid protocols is thoughtfully considered and executed perfectly. I am still dreaming of Patrice's delicious afternoon treats. As our first international trip in quite some time, Hillstone was ideal location to explore Skye and relax in an idyllic setting. Russell's suggestions for daily activities provided awe-inspiring experiences and a chance to see corners of Skye we previously had not discovered. It comes as no surprise that we are already planning our next trip to Skye and there is no doubt we will be staying at Hillstone Lodge again!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Patrice and Russell, Owner at Hillstone Lodge
Responded Nov 3, 2021
Dear Sallie T, It was with great pleasure that we welcomed you back on Skye, thank you for choosing to return to Hillstone Lodge. It was lovely seeing you again and we are delighted that we finally could welcome our international guests once again. We hope you had a lovely stay overall in Scotland and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. With kind regards. Patrice and Russell
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Answer from Hillstone Lodge
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
Good Afternoon, Thank you for your interest in Hillstone Lodge! For availability, rates & to book directly, please see our website or, email us at: reception@hillstonelodge com Thank you & we look forward to hearing from you!
Answer from Hillstone Lodge
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
Good Afternoon, Thank you for your interest in Hillstone Lodge! For availability, rates & to book directly, please see our website or, email us at: reception@hillstonelodge com Thank you & we look forward to hearing from you!
Answer from Hillstone Lodge
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
Dear Megha, Thank you for your email and interest in Hillstone Lodge. We are very sorry, we are fully booked on these dates, the only availability we have between now and mid-October is for the 4th and 5th of September. You can see up-to-date availability on our website. With kind regards, Patrice and Russell
Heidi F asked a question Feb 2020
Chesterfield, Michigan23 contributions8 helpful votes
We want to visit Scotland in 2021, how far in advance should we book the Hillstone Lodge?
Answer from Hillstone Lodge
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
Dear Heidi F. Apologies for not replying to you earlier, we do not get notification of messages on here. It is best to contact us via phone or email - details can be found on our website. We usually open our calendar for the following year around April but if there are dates you really want, please get in touch and let us know and we will try working our calendar around your dates if notified in advance. We hope this replies to your query and once again please accept our apologies for the late reply. Patrice and Russell PS - Thanks to all our previous guests who replied before us
Answer from Hillstone Lodge
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
Dear Cherylholm. Thank you for your interest in Hillstone Lodge. Unfortunately we do not have any availability on the requested dates. Please check our website for the latest availability. Thank you and kind regards, Patrice and Russell
Maria K wrote a tip Sep 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure to plan everything around Skye early on! Bertie is extremely helpful with planning tips and insights on where to go and what to do"
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j p wrote a tip Aug 2023
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"If you have never drive in rural Scotland be patient, but assertive!"
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Leslie B wrote a tip Aug 2023
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"Bertie and Jana can help you plan your stay in the island; ask for their expertise! They will not lead you astray."
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Kathydale wrote a tip Aug 2023
Chicago, Illinois10 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"As there are few restaurants in the area, you can request the host to have a dinner there for you on your first night. "
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Selina V wrote a tip Jul 2023
Cirencester, United Kingdom13 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just go here! Watch out for the wandering sheep but it’s worth it."
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hillstone Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Hillstone Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Skye Weavers (2.1 km), Claigan Coral Beach (5.7 km), and Dunvegan Castle & Gardens (3.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hillstone Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hillstone Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Hillstone Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hillstone Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hillstone Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chidakasha Skye, Café Lephin, and The Old School Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hillstone Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Czech.
Are there any historical sites close to Hillstone Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dunvegan Castle & Gardens (3.8 km).
Does Hillstone Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.