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Kylesku Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
A warm welcome in the heart of real Highland wilderness. Kylesku is a delightfully peaceful village on the shores of two large sea-lochs, Loch Glendhu & Loch Glencoul. Set in the heart of real Highland wilderness, it makes a perfect base for exploring Sutherland and North West Scotland.The Kylesku Hotel itself is an old coaching inn dating from 1680, and is situated by the former ferry slipway on the shores of the loch. The hotel, bar and restaurant are open to residents & non-residents alike. It is an independently run small hotel with current owners Tanja Lister & Sonia Virechauveix eager to provide a warm welcome.The views from the hotel overlooking the loch and the local mountains are awesome with the bar, restaurant & lounge providing a perfect vantage point for overseeing the local wildlife - an abundance of seals, red deer and birds, or even our more elusive neighbour, the local otter.We are passionate about food, and with local fishing boats landing daily in Kylesku, seafood is a speciality. Fresh langoustines, lobsters, spineys, crabs, mussels and haddock are available, alongside quality meat & game. We also offer a choice of vegetarian options, all of which can be washed down with wide selection of wines, beers & malt whiskies. We are proud to be included in the 2012 Michelin Guide to Eating in Pubs. Our aim is simple: to tempt you with the freshest, local, quality food, in welcoming, friendly and comfortable surroundings. We hope our wealth of local knowledge will help you to get the most out of your stay here. There is something for everyone, be it walking, climbing, fishing, wildlife watching or simply combing the many deserted white sandy beaches of the North West Coast. We are happy to help you to plan your itineraries whether by car, on foot or pedal power.Our hotel is also featured in the 2012 Good Hotel Guide and in Claire MacDonald’s famous recipe book Scottish Highland Hospitality, where she states that “Kylesku Hotel combines everything I consider to be essential for a visitor to the Highlands - comfort, really good food in an old hotel with all the present-day amenities, and truly spectacular scenery wherever you look.”
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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This hotel is spectacular!! Gorgeous design in a gorgeous setting everything is spot on.. clean, excellent food, wonderful staff everything was perfect!!... it’s “expensive” but more than worth it!! See you soon Tanya
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Response from Kylesku H, Owner at Kylesku Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Food_Blogger5, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am delighted you enjoyed your time with us. We aim to offer the best of what our area has to offer. This means a small army of suppliers who work by themselves in challenging conditions. We know them personally and we know their connection with their environment is one of great care, consideration and responsibility. This has a price tag attached to it, but we know our produce is excellent. In terms of service, we have a team who loves being here and who are just as passionate as Tanja & I are. It shows, and they will share with you a "slice of Kylesku life". Come back soon for more! Kind regards Sonia Owner Director Kylesku Hotel
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Memorable place to relax and enjoy the stunning views across the Loch - coffee was excellent too. Very friendly and efficient service - shame we had to move on and missed out on trying the menu but we needed to reach the beach at Sandwood Bay
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Response from Kylesku H, Owner at Kylesku Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear dave s, I understand the appeal of Sanwood Bay... I hope you will return soon for another dose of Sutherland life! Kind regards, Sonia Owner Director Kylesku Hotel
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We have had several visits to this delightful remote getaway from it all hideaway. With plenty of home comforts the rooms are always immaculate in presentation and cleanliness. Even though dogs are welcome the standard of cleanliness and presentation is second to none. The
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Response from Kylesku H, Operations Manager at Kylesku Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
dear e_matelot Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. Our goal is to make this the home away from home that keeps our guests returning year after year. It seems we have gotten this right. Our produce is specifically sourced so it is fresh and local, giving Jo and her kitchen team the ability to make some amazing dishes. I look forward to welcoming you back again. Regards Stuart
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Stopped here for lunch on a very windy blustery November day... stunning location with views over the loch. Excellent service with friendly staff. Food delicious.... venison carpaccio then scallops with risotto. Polished off the autumn crumble with a decaf coffee. Would
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Response from Kylesku H, Operations Manager at Kylesku Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear lyndawilson72 Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. The weather is certainly something that makes our hotel a memorable place to visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again when you are in the area. Regards Stuart
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We only called into this hotel for a drink but on looking at the menu decided to stay for dinner. We were really glad we did. The staff were most helpful and friendly and explained what some items were, i.e. Spineys. We shared a portion of the aforesaid spineys and they were
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Response from Kylesku H, Operations Manager at Kylesku Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Beryl S Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Its great to read that you had such an amazing time dining. Being able to introduce our guests to a new dish or experience is something we love to do. Especially when the dish is caught in the Loch outside the hotel. I look forward to welcoming you again. Regards Stuart
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Is the hotel open all year round?
Hi there, we close the end of November and reopen early February! Kind regards, Saskia
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Is the hotel open all year round?
No closes in October and reopens Marck check their website for closing dates. A lovely hotel though on the side of the loch
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would you provide vegan food if we request prior our stay?
Hi there, We already have a few vegan options on the menu, however if you were to stay for longer than a couple of nights you may exhaust the list! In this case we would be able to liaise with the kitchen to provide food that suits your dietary requirements. As suggested, if you gave us a call we would be able to give some more information. Thanks for your query, we hope to welcome you to Kylesku soon.
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it says the hotel is pet friendly. where are pets allowed?. I have a very quiet shih tzu (hypoallergenic).
Hi LewisMo81, Dogs are welcomed throughout all areas of the hotel. To stay there is a charge of £10 per dog, per night. There is no specific area where you would need to sit in the restaurant. Where we seat people depends on a variety of factors, but if it was a larger dog (not in your case!) we would suggest tables with more space around them so everyone is comfortable. Thanks El Johnstone
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Where is the ease of access for the disabled ?
We have a disable access room in Wilie's Hoose and there is a ramp to the hotel entrance accessible. In the main hotel, part of the lounge is accessible as well as most of the dinning area. However, the toilets are not accessible in the restaurant.
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"Best views are up the loch."
"Book early and talk to the team about any access requirements."
"All rooms are great but we love the "Willie's Hoose" annexe."
"Room 1 is on the ground floor with a loch view."
"book well in advance, whilst attic room is ok it is tight & not en-suite. Bonus is that you have no passing traffic so nice and quiet"
US$123 - US$228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandCaithness and SutherlandKylesku
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