Otter Lodge
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Otter Lodge

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5.0
#3 of 23 B&Bs in Broadford
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Friendly Bed and Breakfast accommodation overlooking Broadford Bay with exceptional facilities for lovers of the great outdoors. Spacious guest lounge and handy amenities such as free Wi-fi, fridge, bicycle storage and a drying room. Plenty of books, games, maps and guides. Ecological heating system. Comfortably sleeps up to ten guests in double or twin rooms. Buses stop very close by, walking distance to shops and restaurants. Open all year.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Great View
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CrazyAboutSheep wrote a review Apr 2020
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We travelled by public transport, and chose Broadford as one of our bases due to the amount of amenities in town. While the Otter Lodge is not in the town centre, the walk is not far, and the local buses stop nearby.

What really made the Otter Lodge stand out are the hosts. They were very welcoming, incredibly helpful, flexible and friendly. If there were any imperfections (and unfortunately, there was someone snoring soooooo loudly, with the noise travelling everywhere), the hosts more than made up for it.
Everything in the Otter Lodge is thought through, there's a huge map of the area, maps and books to peruse in the lounge, there's a microwave, plates and a fridge for budget suppers at home. For breakfast, there was tasty homemade bread.

All in all, we enjoyed our stay, and are very thankful to our hosts, who more than once went the extra mile. We would definetely call again!
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Date of stay: August 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from otterlodgeskye, Owner at Otter Lodge
Responded 9 Apr 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it! Very best wishes from us all here at Otter Lodge.
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Becky A wrote a review Jul 2022
8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our 2-night stay at Otter Lodge. The room was spacious and clean and the breakfast was delicious. Our bathroom looked recently renovated and the shower was much larger than expected for Europe. There was plenty of parking and the hosts were helpful in planning our day trips and offering dining tips. We would definitely stay again if in the area.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Vanessa Charles, Owner at Otter Lodge
Responded 30 Jul 2022
Many thanks for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime!
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Amanda S wrote a review Oct 2023
4 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family stayed for three nights at Otter Lodge and were absolutely delighted during our visit. The family room upstairs has lovely views of the harbour from the double bed room. Although the two rooms share a bathroom, it actually includes a shower/toilet and a separate additional toilet, so it was pretty spacious. The breakfast area doubles as a guest lounge, which was handy for chilling out together in the evenings (and again had fabulous views). Vanessa and Martin were marvelous hosts who provided good advice and hearty breakfasts.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Vanessa Charles, Owner at Otter Lodge
Responded 9 Oct 2023
Many thanks for your review, much appreciated!
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Trudi Bubb wrote a review Oct 2021
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On our whistle stop tour of Skye we stayed at Otter Lodge for one night and we were not disappointed.

The room had the most amazing views from the window and had a great en-suite shower room which was very clean.

Vanessa was the perfect host bringing us breakfast on a trolley which made us feel very special. With Vanessa's knowledge of Skye we were able to plan our day to ensure that we made the most of our stay on the island.

I would definitely recommend this a great place to stay, especially if you are taking part in outdoor activities as they have facilities to accommodate bike storage and wet suits.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Amazing B&B for Adventurers
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Response from Vanessa Charles, Owner at Otter Lodge
Responded 7 Oct 2021
Many thanks for your lovely review. We really appreciate it!
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Christopher & Carina wrote a review Sept 2020
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our two-night stay in the Otter Lodge was perfect. Its location is ideal, not too far from the bridge leading in and out of the Isle of Skye, and from touristy locations. Helpful amenities around it. The Lodge itself is very nice and it was easy to feel at home right from the start. The family is lovely and friendly. The breakfast was divine! Scottish-breakfast amateurs will be delighted! Lots of measures due to the COVID-19 situation were taken and it was really appreciated. We highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Vanessa Charles, Owner at Otter Lodge
Responded 22 Sept 2020
Thank you very much - it was lovely to meet you, too! Things are a bit different at the moment, but it's great to hear you had a nice, relaxing stay with us.
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David T wrote a review Oct 2022
16 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a very enjoyable two night stay at Otter Lodge. The accommodation was very clean, well appointed and comfortable. Our bedroom was spacious and had everything we need for our stay. Breakfasts on both mornings were excellent Our hosts, Vanessa & Martin looked after us extremely well. They had a very good knowledge of the local area and were able to advise us on various places to visit together with options foe eating out. A good centre for exploring the area and highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Vanessa Charles, Owner at Otter Lodge
Responded 8 Oct 2022
Many thanks for your review, it's much appreciated!
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Tammy F wrote a review Aug 2023
Mount Gambier, Australia276 contributions123 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We went as a family group of 4 adults and 2 kids.
The 2 kids and 2 adults (parents) had our rooms on the 1stfloor with a shared bathroom which was ideal.
Our other group of 2 adults had a room on the ground floor.

The breakfasts were great, very filling and had lots to choose from.
The rooms were a bit warm, we had 18-20 degree C days while we were there.
The midges were out of control, but nothing the hosts could've done about that.

There is a great view point across the road, we got a few good sunset snaps.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Pack your bug spray.
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Response from Vanessa Charles, Owner at Otter Lodge
Responded 22 Aug 2023
Thank you very much for your review. Nice to hear you got some good pictures, too!
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MTKines wrote a review Jun 2022
Orlando, Florida, United States6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Otter lodge bed and breakfast was excellent!! Great location, great views and maybe just and hour or so to famous attractions on the Isle of Skye. Very clean and great host!! Martin and Vanessa were incredibley freindly and helpful. Martin is a wealth of knowledge about the Isle of Skye and most of Scotland. The breakfast are delicious and cooked to oder and rooms are 5 star qualitly. You can't go wrong staying there. It's in the little town of Broadford and you can walk to the market or the little antique market and many restaurants. Highly, Highly recommend!! In my eyes it's a 5 start stay!!!
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Vanessa Charles, Owner at Otter Lodge
Responded 26 Jun 2022
Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate it! We hope we'll have the chance to see you again sometime on a future visit.
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Sheila F wrote a review May 2024
6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a great place to stay. The comfy bed provided a good nights sleep and the cooked breakfast was delicious, especially the homemade potato scones and bread. A great location and there are loads for parking spaces which makes for a hassle free arrival and departure.
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Vanessa Charles, Owner at Otter Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
That's fantastic to hear, thank you very much for your review!
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Ken C wrote a review May 2024
Doune, United Kingdom29 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent. Room was clean and spacious, two comfortable twin beds, good duvet. Superb breakfast, order night before from a wide choice, cooked fresh with very quick service in the morning. Friendly hosts. Lots of parking on site. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Vanessa Charles, Owner at Otter Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much, it was great to meet you!
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Answer from otterlodgeskye
Broadford, United Kingdom
Hello Harry. Check-in any time between 4.30 - 7.30am - or just let us know your arrival time if it's likely to be a bit later.
Answer from otterlodgeskye
Broadford, United Kingdom
Hi Arthur, thanks for getting in touch it's good to hear from you again. Sorry as we currently don't have availability for your date.
lovetheredsox asked a question May 2015
Boston, Massachusetts10 contributions2 helpful votes
Hello, we would like 2 rooms for 3 nights (June 24-27). Would you have availability? Thank you.
Answer from otterlodgeskye
Broadford, United Kingdom
Hi, thank you for your enquiry. We're sorry, we don't have any availability for the dates you requested.
mancos1 asked a question Mar 2017
Rome, Italy1,372 contribution159 helpful votes
Could I know what time the breakfast is served?
Answer from otterlodgeskye
Broadford, United Kingdom
Continental breakfast from 7.30 until about 9.00ish. Scottish cooked breakfast from 8.00 until 8.30am.
Tammy F wrote a tip Aug 2023
Mount Gambier, Australia276 contributions123 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pack your bug spray. "
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Trudi Bubb wrote a tip Oct 2021
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Amazing B&B for Adventurers"
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Safari58625158839 wrote a tip Oct 2021
5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Regardless of the time of year consider pre booking activities and restaurants to avoid disappointment"
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Peter C wrote a tip Aug 2020
Bournemouth, United Kingdom1,028 contribution387 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"I think that all rooms have a view."
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balbirnie1954 wrote a tip Oct 2017
Blairgowrie, United Kingdom52 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Double room at the end of the house for peace and tranquility"
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PRICE RANGE
£165 - £194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandThe HebridesIsle of SkyeBroadford
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Otter Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Otter Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hand Spinners Having Fun (0.9 miles), Isle of Skye Candle Company (1.1 miles), and Love from Skye (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Otter Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Otter Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Otter Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Otter Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Red Skye Restaurant, Deli Gasta, and Harbour Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Otter Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Clachan Duich Burial Ground (7.2 miles).
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