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Hillstone Lodge

12 Colbost Dunvegan, Colbost IV55 8ZT Scotland
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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
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Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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Languages Spoken
English, Czech, German
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James A wrote a review Mar 2024
Asheville, North Carolina38 contributions8 helpful votes
My wife and I traveled about Scotland during the month of March 2024. We had 6 lodging experiences. The crown jewel of our stays was the Hillstone Lodge on the Isle of Skye. The Hillstone Lodge is intimate and aesthetically very pleasing and perfectly perched on Loch Dunvegan. The views are simply stunning! Our room had a wonderful bathroom with one of the best showers we ever had. The bath products, Whiskey + Water were curated by the owners, Bertie & Jana, and produced locally in Scotland. My wife and I were obsessed with the smell so much we are hoping to order some for own home. Bertie confided that it took a little convincing to get Jana on board with the Whiskey + Water bath products. LOL. However, what made this the crown jewel of our trip were the hosts, Bertie and Jana. They were gracious hosts and lovely people. We were greeted every morning with one of Jana's delicious and hearty breakfasts. My wife repeatedly had the waffle (not an American waffle!) with warm berry compote + crème fraiche. She is still raving about it today. Waiting for us on the table each morning was a personal note from Bertie & Jana and a section detailing an area to explore on the Isle, usually based on a conversation from the day before. This was so very special and personal. Each afternoon we returned to our room to be greeted with one of Jana's freshly made artisanal cookies or pastries. She even makes her own sourdough bread. Bertie told us the best way to explore the Isle of Skye is by taking it one peninsula at a time. There are six in total. We were informed of the best way to get to each with the wisdom that only comes from a seasoned local. Bertie is well versed in Scotch whiskey. I enjoyed a personal lesson from him one evening on the differences. There were other beverage options for after dinner in the cozy sitting room. We will return to the Isle of Skye again very soon, not just because we love the island but for the wonderful hospitality of the Hillstone Lodge. Do not miss this jewel.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear Jim & Sharon, thank you so much for your incredibly kind review! To say it was a pleasure to have you stay with us is an enormous understatement, you were such wonderful guests & we enjoyed meeting, as well as getting to know you so much. Your comments on your stay are phenomenal, but best of all is to read how much you enjoyed your stay at Hillstone Lodge & we are delighted that you felt at home here. Although you experienced all of the weather that Skye can offer, you really made the most of your time here & we are so pleased that you enjoyed exploring the island. We are especially pleased that you are planning on returning to Skye for another visit soon, we will be looking forward to seeing you both again & to welcoming you back to Hillstone Lodge. Until then we send our best wishes from Skye, Bertie & Jana
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MurrayElliot wrote a review Mar 2024
Edinburgh, United Kingdom339 contributions216 helpful votes
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We arrived for a two night stay in mid March to this beautiful house on an elevated position overlooking Loch Dunvegan. The last few miles of road were single track with sheep grazing at the side of the road and we were greeted by Bertie and Jana at the door with a warm welcome. We knew Bertie and Jana from our stays at Glencoe House and we simply had to visit their new business and we were not disappointed. Small, comfortable, quiet. The food was amazing, the rooms warm and comfortable and nothing was too much trouble for our hosts. Jana's hand baked cookies were a lovely addition to the room. the bed was spacious and comfortable and the view was glorious. Waking up to sunshine dancing on the water each morning was an unexpected bonus. The room was so warm we had to turn the radiator down, it was lovely and toasty even during the cold clear nights. Bertie is a fountain of knowledge and they provided us with personalised information each day - tide, weather, useful information, all just for us. Not sure what to see and do? No problem, they'll walk you through plenty of options and ensure you see the highlights of Skye during your stay. Breakfasts were delicious and even when we asked to go "off piste" for one of our company, Bertie and Jana went out of their way to make it happen. That's how much they care. The lounge is a lovely place to relax, with teas and coffees and alcohol available on demand (nothing seems too much trouble). There are books to read and games to play if you can drag your eyes away from the scenery. I could go on, but I think you get the picture. Thinking about staying here? Stop thinking and book it today because these rooms go fast! Thank you Bertie and Jana, we loved our stay. Good luck with your business, you're doing everything right!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Murray, thank you for choosing to stay with us on the Isle of Skye! Having hosted you in our previous workplace, it was such a pleasure to have the opportunity to welcome you all to Hillstone Lodge. We would also like to thank you for your highly detailed & very kind review of your stay with us. It is always of the utmost importance to us that our guests enjoy their time, not only at Hillstone Lodge, but also exploring the beautiful island that we are fortunate enough to call home, so we are delighted to read that we were able to help make your visit a memorable one. Thank you once again for your kind words & wishes! Kind regards from Skye, Bertie & Jana
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Rose S wrote a review Jan 2024
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Hillstone Lodge was one of the best travel experiences I've ever encountered. The breathtaking scenery, thoughtfully appointed and well-designed rooms, and incredible food came together to create an unparalleled environment of tranquility and luxury. While the amenities of Hillstone are in a class unto themselves, they are only elevated by the gracious hospitality, care, and congeniality of hosts Bertie and Jana: From walking out in a cold and nasty rainstorm to greet us in the driveway, offering us freshly-baked cookies on arrival, checking in on me while I dealt with a cold, to printing out personalized itineraries each morning for breakfast, they demonstrated a kindness and attentiveness that made this stay truly extraordinary. We stayed for only two nights, and found ourselves deeply regretting not booking a longer stay - we can't wait to visit this magical place again!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 17 Jan 2024
Dear Rose, it is lovely to hear from you & thank you so much for your very kind review of your stay with us at Hillstone Lodge. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here so much, it was such a pleasure to have you both stay with us. It is never ideal to feel under the weather, particularly when on vacation, it is fantastic that you did not let the cold dampen your spirits & that you were still able to enjoy exploring the Isle of Skye! It is always such a compliment when guests would like to return to Hillstone for another stay & we would be absolutely delighted to welcome you back for another visit. We hope that we will see you again in the near future, in the meantime we send our very best wishes from the Isle of Skye, Bertie & Jana
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Belinda Y wrote a review Nov 2023
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Our stay was very comfortable and the views from each room are amazing! Our hosts gave us great tips on where to go for the day. The breakfast is superb. They really look at every detail. I would highly recommend Hillstone Lodge!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 3 Nov 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review Belinda! We really enjoyed meeting you all & having you stay with us. It is wonderful to hear that you were comfortable here & that our suggestions for your days out helped make your visit a memorable one. We hope that you will return to Skye for another visit in the near future & it would be our pleasure to welcome you back to Hillstone Lodge! Kind regards, Bertie & Jana
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Matt D wrote a review Oct 2023
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The Hillstone Lodge is outstanding. Its location and accommodations are breathtaking, and the level of service and attention to detail are second to none. Bertie and Jana are friendly and welcoming, ready to cater to every need. Wondering where to visit during your stay? They will provide excellent recommendations and directions for shops, restaurants and sights. In the mood for a delicious breakfast with options? They have you covered with a generous menu spread you will enjoy with beautiful views of the water (and a Castle!). Fancy having the best sleep of your life? Look no further than their luxurious beds. If you are looking for a home away from home, Hillstone Lodge is simply a must!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 26 Oct 2023
Dear Matt, Thank you so much for your incredibly kind review! We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay at Hillstone Lodge. It was a pleasure meeting you & having you here, we only wish you had been able to stay longer as the time seemed to fly by! Thank you for your kind comments on our recommendations whilst you were with us, we hope that they proved helpful in making your experience of Skye a memorable one. Jana is so pleased that you enjoyed her Breakfasts & although we live here, we have to agree with you that we are incredibly luck to be able to enjoy the views that we do over the Loch to Dunvegan Castle! We hope that you return to the Isle of Skye in the future & it would be wonderful to welcome you back to Hillstone Lodge for another stay. Thank you again & kind regards from the Isle of Skye, Bertie & Jana
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FoodieJen wrote a review Oct 2023
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Hillstone Lodge is one of a kind. Our room was so comfortable and beautifully decorated that we instantly felt at home. The view of the Loch with the castle was like a fairly tale. We will forever compare B&B breakfasts to Janna’s incredible creations. My husband still raves about the croissants! The personalized service, amazing food, beautiful room in this incredible location can not be missed. Birdie and Janna truly make the experience.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 6 Oct 2023
Dear Jennifer, thank you for your very kind words about your stay at Hillstone Lodge! We are delighted that you both enjoyed your time here & hope that it will be the first stay of many to come. It always makes Jana's day when guests enjoy her breakfasts & baking, so she is thrilled that you enjoyed both. It was such a pleasure meeting you & having you here, we are already looking forward to the next time! Best regards from Hillstone Lodge & the Isle of Skye, Bertie & Jana
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boldgo wrote a review Sept 2023
Southlake, Texas293 contributions103 helpful votes
Every positive statement that has been stated in the reviews are true. Greetings at the door, special treats, exquisite details in every room of the house, personalized breakfast menus, isolated setting withe views of the bay, reasonably priced bar menu and superb service. I twisted my foot and Bertie quickly made up a bag of ice to help reduce inflammation. One of the many little things that make for a special B&B. This is what HOSPITALITY stands for. You can tell that this young couple Bertie and Jana with backgrounds in hospitality created their dream B&B. DO NOT miss this incredible experience. Book now. Make their and your dream come true.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 27 Sept 2023
Thanks you so much!! We really are so grateful for your very kind review. It is wonderful to read how much you enjoyed your stay at Hillstone Lodge, we only wish that you could have stayed a little longer! We were so sorry that you slipped & hurt your foot at Neist Point, but hope that the ice helped & that you have now fully recovered. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us, it was a pleasure meeting you both & we hope that you will visit us again on your next trip to the Isle of Skye! Kind regards, Bertie & Jana
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Maria K wrote a review Sept 2023
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I can't begin to describe how special this place is. Bertie and Jana are two wonderful people we were lucky to have had the chance to meet. The time we spent at Hillstone will always be one of our most beautiful memories. The rooms, the views, the way Bertie and Jana took so much care of us, the peacefulness of the place, and Oh the FOOD! Hillstone is really one of those special places you will always remember with a smile!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: Make sure to plan everything around Skye early on! Bertie is extremely helpful with planning tips...
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Responded 20 Sept 2023
Dear Maria, thank you so much for your very kind words! It was wonderful to meet you both & we feel very luck to have been able to welcome you to Hillstone Lodge. A clear sign of how much we enjoyed having you here was how quickly your stay flew by! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time here so much, as well as your first experience of the Isle of Skye. We are already looking forward to your next visit, it will be a pleasure to welcome you back to Hillstone Lodge! Our very best regards, Bertie & Jana
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Resort595628 wrote a review Sept 2023
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Highest recommendation for Hillstone Lodge. Cozy and neat accommodation with beautiful views, excellent breakfast (homemade bread, farm fresh eggs etc. all cooked to perfection) and great hiking tips from Bertie. He and Jana made it a wonderful experience from start to finish. (Btw, it's walking distance to The Three Chimneys restaurant).
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 20 Sept 2023
Thank you so much for your fantastic review! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time at Hillstone Lodge so much & we were delighted that you had such good weather to enjoy the beautiful hikes that you went on whilst with us! Jana is so pleased that you enjoyed her breakfasts & we both hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to the Isle of Skye. Kind regards from Hillstone Lodge, Bertie & Jana
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Kristie U wrote a review Sept 2023
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Staying with Bertie & Jana at Hillstone was a major highlight from our week in Scotland! Our only regret was that we didn't book to stay longer. Every detail and interaction was thoughtful and luxurious! Bertie & Jana think of everything and provide the most spectacular experience while on the Isle of Skye! Our room was spectacular and the breakfast was AMAZING!!! They provided local recommendations and were always available to help! We look forward to returning whenever we can make it back!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 7 Sept 2023
Thank you so much Kristie, so lovely to hear from you & what a fantastic review! We are thrilled to read that your time at Hillstone Lodge was one of the highlights of your trip, it was such a pleasure meeting you both & hosting you here. We really appreciate your very kind comments on your stay, Jana is especially pleased that you enjoyed her breakfasts so much! There are so many wonderful places to see on Skye, we hope that you will return to do some more exploring of the island & to stay with us again in the near future. Our best regards from Hillstone Lodge, Bertie & Jana
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hillstone Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Hillstone Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Skye Weavers (1.3 miles), Claigan Coral Beach (3.5 miles), and Dunvegan Castle & Gardens (2.4 miles).
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 (2.4 miles).
Does Hillstone Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.