Cuillin Hills Hotel

Cuillin Hills Hotel

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4.5
#1 of 8 hotels in Portree
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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The Cuillin Hills Hotel overlooks the capital town of Portree, on the Isle of Skye. The hotel is the recognised highest rated hotel on the island for quality and is classed as a four star deluxe hotel. The Cuillin Hills Hotel has a lounge bar, a Malt Embassy offering more than 130 Malt Whiskies, The View Restaurant with fantastic views from every table. Bedrooms are all en-suite, many offering superb mountain and sea views.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Hiking
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Gift shop
24-hour check-in
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Family
Languages Spoken
English
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Location

Scorrybreac Road, Portree IV51 9QU Scotland
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 75 out of 100
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Benbecula Airport
Inverness Airport
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,785 reviews
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Nestled in a prime location, the Cuillin Hills Hotel has earned high marks for its impeccable cleanliness and professional, attentive staff that enhance the service experience. Guests enjoy the cozy, inviting atmosphere complemented by comfortable rooms boasting stunning views and tasteful decor, though a few note they can be dimly lit and lack A/C. While the hotel's food is sometimes considered pricey, the comprehensive amenities and opulent dining options often justify the cost for those seeking a premium stay.
Location
Picturesque
Atmosphere
Inviting
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Comprehensive

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DIXIE D wrote a review Jan 2024
Sugar Land, Texas9 contributions41 helpful votes
+1
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful, cozy place! The cold smoked salmon at breakfast was incredible! The bedding (duvet), pillows, and quality of the mattress were all the best we had the entire time we were in Scotland. Best views as well! Super sweet staff! Very clean!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ec_20219 wrote a review Jul 2020
Falkirk, United Kingdom13 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here last weekend and the other excellent reviews were spot on. After our satnav decided it would like to take the ferry at 8 pm at night we phoned the hotel to tell them we'd be arriving very late and they couldn't do enough for us even offering to make us sandwiches for when we eventually did arrive. The night porter was very nice and chatted to us as we checked in at the late hour. The room was spacious even for a 'cozy double' and the bathroom was ulta modern. Room was fully equiped with ironing board, hair dryer and a couple bottles of water. The views are unparalleled and we got a seat right at the front window at breakfast which was lovely. The menu had alot of good choices and we noticed each table was remade after each guest with nothing left over so to help keep the environment clean. Your a short 5 minute walk from the town of Portree and it did look to have alot of pubs and cafes that you could go to if you wanted to. The dinner was excellent with alot of options and the wine list was also quite large. They have a large selection of whisky on offer too. We saw the Storr, kilt rock and the Quiraing on the first day of our trip as we were in relatively close proximity to them from the hotel and on our last day we went for a swim in the fairy pools so it really is an excellent location to do things in different parts of the island too. Thoroughly enoughed our trip and we will definately be back to this hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Darren wrote a review Dec 2020
Bangor, United Kingdom404 contributions297 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just home from 3 days staying here as part of our mini moon after getting married a few days prior and it was our favorite hotel of the trip.
The hotel are taking safety precautions seriously which is great. Temperature checks on arrival, plenty of sanitizer stations, social distancing etc. We felt very safe.

All of the staff were excellent and very welcoming. We were traveling with our 1 year old daughter and staff were very good with her. Stephen in the restaurant was excellent.
Room number 50 was spacious with a nice view of Portree, the bed was very comfortable. There was plenty of room for our travel cot which we brought ourselves but I'm sure the hotel could've provided one if need be.
The coffee machine in the room was great and it was nice to get complimentary glass bottled water.

Room service was excellent. We had dinner and breakfast delivered to the room twice. One evening our daughter wouldn't settle during dinner mid meal so staff were able to deliver our food to the room which was very nice of them. We could tell other guests were getting a little frustrated with all the screaming.

There is a nice bar area with a great whiskey selection.

One small thing that I would've liked would have been a fridge in the room. It would've been handy for storing milk for our daughter however room service did deliver milk when we requested it.

All in all the hotel exceeded my expectations. I was really impressed and would love to return again in the near future.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Anna Lillis, Guest Services / Front Office at Cuillin Hills Hotel
Responded Mar 17, 2021
Dear D M, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your truly wonderful feedback with us! We are delighted that your gorgeous family enjoyed your recent stay with us and that our staff took such good care of you all, it was a pleasure to meet your very well-behaved daughter! We absolutely understand how difficult it can be to travel with small children, so we will always go above and beyond to make a holiday as enjoyable as possible for families and it was our pleasure to accommodate in-room dining so that you could enjoy your dinner together. We do also have travel cots available for any parent who may require it, along with all bedding and linens. We have considered providing mini-fridges in our rooms as we absolutely understand how convenient they would be for our guests, particularly for parents; we've had long consultations with interior designers to try to come up with a design which is fit for purpose but so far, unfortunately, all options we've found will result in at least some noise disturbance from the fridge fans, and as sleep quality is the most important aspect of a hotel stay we're keen to avoid this. It's still very much on the agenda, it's just taking some time to find the perfect solution! :) in the meantime, we are more than happy to provide fresh milk on demand, and if any guest had an item which requires refrigeration we can store it in our own kitchen fridges. We all hope your journey home was peaceful and uneventful, and we would love to welcome you all back to the Cuillin Hills Hotel soon! Kind regards, Anna Lillis Duty Manager
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WorldTravellers596 wrote a review Nov 2021
Ipswich, United Kingdom55 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is definitely one of the most outstanding places we've stayed in.
Once you've caught your breath from the stunning scenery travelling to Portree be prepared to have it taken away by this stunning hotel.
The location and views are just stunning and to sit in the cozy lounge with a roaring fire and views over the bay is just something else.
The Hotel is absolutely spotless and the rooms are big enough for about 8 people never mind a couple.
The staff are very friendly and welcoming, if you think you know whiskey then the barman will put you to shame with his knowledge.
The bar is well stocked with everything but the choice of over 120 whiskeys is just mindblowing from £5 to £185 per 25ml there is definitely something for everyone here.
The restaurant is spotless and the food is delicious so I would recommend your evening meal and breakfast here, be sure to book though as it is busy.
Once again this is an outstanding Hotel and you should definitely pay this place a visit
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Anna Lillis, Guest Services / Front Office at Cuillin Hills Hotel
Responded Nov 11, 2021
Dear WorldTravellers596, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your stunning feedback! We’re absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us, we couldn’t ask for a better review and we truly appreciate your kind words for our hotel and our hardworking team. I hope you had an enjoyable journey on, and we would love to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, Anna Lillis Duty Manager
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Diane C wrote a review Sep 2020
Auchterarder, United Kingdom44 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent a three night break with a friend. Everywhere in the hotel protocols were in place, sanitising stations etc, the dining room spaced accordingly and all staff wearing masks, felt very safe. Room overlooking the bay was extremely comfortable and roomy and the view was breathtaking! Without exception all the staff were efficient, friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble.
Breakfasts were tasty and plentiful, obviously no buffet but the staff worked very hard to make sure everything we wished was available. Dinners were excellent! Very relaxed atmosphere although busy and staff were working hard. Every meal we had was beautifully cooked and presented.
We should have been spending 2 weeks in Tuscany but our 4 days on Skye (wonderful weather included) staying in the Cuillin Hills Hotel went a long way in making up for it!
Can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Sea view including the Cuillin mountain range is exceptional.
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joannetan03 wrote a review Jan 2022
Singapore, Singapore94 contributions71 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
So incredibly happy with the hotel - absolutely made a great trip even more memorable.

It was a last minute trip, and were we lucky to have found Cuilin Hills! We got rooms that look like they've just been renovated, everything was "new and shiny". There was complimentary still and sparkling water, coffee and tea, a small fruit platter and even shortbread!

Bathroom was nice and spacious, the walk-in shower stall was big enough to fit 4 people! The toiletries were locally sourced and the lemongrass handsoap smelt so good, I would have bought them from the producer directly.

Reception was super warm and friendly, and so helpful. We weren't sure whether the 'shower within the bath' was going to work in one of the rooms, and the receptionist walked with us to the room and waited to see if we needed to change rooms. Such a thoughtful gesture on her part.

The fireplace next to reception was a very cozy place to wind down for the evening. You can order up drinks from there via QR code or get them from the bar across the hall.

Breakfast was included in our room rate - the continental breakfast was available to everyone, and if we wanted, there was also four or five different options for a hot breakfast on top of the continental breakfast! Everything was served instead of putting out a buffet, which we are very appreciative of, since it was more hygienic that way.

Pity that we went during winter (and only spent a night), because at the front of the hotel is an amazing view of Portree Harbour and mini fishing boats. The hotel has tables set out on the lawn, all ready with QR codes for ordering your tea and biscuits. If we had more time and great weather, I imagine we would have easily spent a day just sitting at the lawn admiring the view.

Highly recommended hotel for the quality of accommodation, excellent service and very high safety standards for Covid sanitisation.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Anna Lillis, Guest Services / Front Office at Cuillin Hills Hotel
Responded Mar 2, 2022
Dear joannetan03, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your stunning feedback! We’re absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us, we couldn’t ask for a better review and we truly appreciate your kind words for our hotel and our hardworking team. I hope you had an enjoyable journey on, and we would love to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, Anna Lillis Duty Manager
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Stephen J wrote a review Aug 2020
Surrey, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Following from my last review, this place couldn’t have been better. We stayed for three nights and it was a fabulous experience. From the get go, the staff were friendly and attentive. The hotel clearly cares about its guests and has invested in tasteful signage and precautions for the pandemic, the staff were all wearing masks he place was scrupulously clean. Reception staff were very friendly and we got our room with no problems. The room was stunning (26) great size with quality furnishings and all the touches you would expect. Breakfast is great, good choices of hot and cold food, delicious and served to order at your table. Dining room has great views over the Harbour. Dinner is exceptional, good menu with local ingredients. We dined twice, the rib eye steak special was excellent. Bar is well stocked, wine list, gin and whiskey bars are great. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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doonhammerCanada wrote a review Mar 2020
Stranraer, United Kingdom21 contributions25 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 2 nights here on Valentines weekend. The staff were amazing and could not do enough for you. Our room was spotless and modern, only complaint would be the pillows too chunky to sleep even with just one. Breakfast is very good with things on the menu to choose or help yourself to Yogurt, cereal, danishes ect or both. We had the special Valentines dinner which was fine dining. There is a lovely seating room with a fire and beautiful view of the bay. The Island itself is breath taking can't wait to go back 😁
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Catherine MacLeod, General Manager at Cuillin Hills Hotel
Responded Mar 26, 2020
Dear Guest Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a glowing review! We are very lucky to have such wonderful staff who are passionate for customer service. We like to ensure there is plenty choice available at breakfast therefore have increased the hot and cold selection to ensure there is something to suit everyone! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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SuzyBlu wrote a review Sep 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom13 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The position of the hotel is great, with nice rooms (a little different to the photos on the website however) and beautifully kept grounds. What really lets this hotel down is the service. For around £300 per night we had planned our trip carefully to end a 2 week holiday to finish with 4 nights of luxury. The reception staff in particular were disinterested to say the least and were practically taken aback by our hellos when passing. We left our room after our first night to head to breakfast and had to dodge our way through a corridor of old food, as room service trays had clearly not been collected from the night before (again, not what you would expect from a 4 star hotel).

The covid practices in place were relatively good and well organised with sanitiser stations/floor stickers etc however, we were unable to use the residents lounge due to limited seating on several nights. I had asked at check-in if we were required to book a time for lounge access and told this wasn't necessary (unlike other hotels we had visited). This was also the case at the hotel bar which meant we cut our evening short. It is disappointing that we were paying premium price for these amenities and unable to use them. We appreciate that numbers etc have to be restricted due to covid but surely this should be reflected in the overall cost or at least a rethink in organisation.

Breakfast at the hotel was simple but ok - we decided only to have 2 out of 4 as the menu was very limited. Again we had expected more for the price but the staff at breakfast were very pleasant which made a nice change from dinner on our first evening. The view from the "The View" restaurant is very nice and was the only real saving grace from our 2 evening meals there. Service at the restaurant was very inconsistent with some pleasant interactions and some very poor (for any standard of hotel).

The resounding feeling from our stay here is that it was not worth the money!
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Date of stay: September 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Dont get room 4 if booking premium deluxe room as you have pathway to car park right beside both...
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SandBWinchester_ wrote a review Sep 2020
Winchester,21 contributions5 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We were really looking forward to our stay at the Cuillin Hills Hotel. The room was wonderful - but then we had a premium room so it should be. However, the service and the food were very disappointing. We understand the restrictions of a buffet for breakfast but to have fresh fruit on the menu and to receive a glass with a few ‘bits’ of melon and a couple of raspberries was disgraceful. The next day we were told that the fruit had run out - even though we were first to breakfast! Two consecutive evenings my husband had the soup at dinner (the same menu for the three nights that we were there which for a ‘quality’ hotel is not good) .. on both occasions the soup was served without a spoon and without bread. I could go on - lack of staff training, lack of imagination to be more creative with the menu, and just the feeling that they were penny pinching on every item of food.
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Date of stay: August 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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C$574 - C$1,002 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandThe HebridesIsle of SkyePortree
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cuillin Hills Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Cuillin Hills Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Quiraing (25.6 km), Skye Batiks (0.7 km), and Portree Harbour (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cuillin Hills Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Cuillin Hills Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Cuillin Hills Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cuillin Hills Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cuillin Hills Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The View Restaurant, Scorrybreac Restaurant, and Chargrill Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Cuillin Hills Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Clachan Erisco Standing Stone (5.4 km).
Does Cuillin Hills Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Cuillin Hills Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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