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Reviewed 31 October 2016

The owners of this hotel are really nice. Food was really good and great value. Comfortable accommodation and really nice location for experiencing Skye. Owners also have great knowledge of local area for advise on places to visit.

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Katie H, Owner at Taigh Ailean Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to review us. We enjoyed having you to stay and were so glad to be able to help you plan your itinerary while you were her. Best, Katie and Johnny

Falkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The couple who own this are very friendly and welcoming. We stayed for 2 nights (booked last minute). It was lovely cabin double room with on suite shower room. Great teas and hot chocolate in the room. We even got some lovely photos of the Harvest moon while there. We are in the Munro bar both nights. Great food and...

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Katie H, Owner at Taigh Ailean Hotel, responded to this review

We really enjoyed having you to stay and your images of the harvest moon are stunning. I'm so glad you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us and that we could help you get the most out of your trip. Maybe see you again one day? I do hope so. Best, Katie

Wickford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Just spent a few days here. The location is beautiful, peaceful and remote. The owners were so nice and friendly. I felt more like a family member than a guest. The food surpassed all expectations and was more like restaurant quality. Couldn't really find a fault with the room. The bar staff were really friendly, and if you like a...

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Katie H, Owner at Taigh Ailean Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Chris It was brilliant to have you to stay with us. You were indeed like part of the family. I'm so glad that you enjoyed being with us - T and Leona had great fun too. It would be lovely to see you and your family up some time - so many more gins to try. Best, Katie, Johnny...

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 9 October 2016

My husband and I spent a few great days of our honeymoon at this B&B. It was comfortable, clean, spacious and relaxing. The owners were friendly and accommodating, even going out of their way to leave us a card in the room to congratulate us on our recent wedding. In all, it felt like an escape (especially since the internet...

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Katie H, Owner at Taigh Ailean Hotel, responded to this review

It was lovely to be able to share your honeymoon with you. I am so glad that you decided to stay with us and that you enjoyed your tip to Skye. We are at the end of a very long piece of cable here in Portnalong so our WiFi can indeed be a little temperamental - people usually find, as...

Edinburgh
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Can't recommend the steak pie enough, also great fish and chips, Large generous portions - we had no room for three courses (main and desserts only) Fantastic bar staff - heard them giving out suggestions and directions to travellers. Very reasonable prices Dog friendly Even when busy the staff don't chase you away. I think they also do take-away food...

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Katie H, Owner at Taigh Ailean Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. The steak pie is amazing isn't it? I think the Skye Ale has a lot to do with that. our bar staff are lovely too... We do also offer a takeaway service for anything that we can fit in a box! Best Katie

Perth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We did not stay here but we walked here from our self catering cottage on our last evening for a meal and are very glad we did. Forewarned we arrived promptly at 6 pm to be sure of getting a table and chose one at a window so had a lovely view out over the Loch . The tables around...

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Katie H, Owner at Taigh Ailean Hotel, responded to this review

We're so glad you chose to spend your last evening with us. I really love to sit and look out across the water (the Scottish people are merciless about the way i pronounce *loch*, so i tend to stick to the safer option!!) We do get busy but we always work to make sure everyone gets fed - we don't...

Dingle, Ireland
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Katie and Johnny made every attempt to make us feel welcome especially as I had my whippet with me. Truly felt as if she was welcomed and not just 'permitted' at the hotel. The little cabin was sweetly decorated, cosy and clean (complete with dog towels and treats!). We really couldn't have hoped a more lovely host in Katie.The food...

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Katie H, Owner at Taigh Ailean Hotel, responded to this review

Bringing a dog always adds that little bit extra and we loved yours so very much. It's always nice to feel that the little things we add are noticed so thankyou for mentioning them here. I do hope you guys will come back again sometime. Best, Katie, Johnny and Fritz x

Redcar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Although we did not stay at this hotel, we couldn't even if we wanted too as it was full anyway, we did however go for food, we got there for opening as it can get busy and isn't really that big, but the food however is big, I got steak pie it was massive with rough puff pastry and really...

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Katie H, Owner at Taigh Ailean Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review. I'm so glad that (I think) you enjoyed your food. We find that our customers prefer their pies straight our of the oven - that's how we get the pastry so deliciously rough puffy! Thankyou also for your observations on our menu - we think that 6-8 starters, 10 mains (plus a few specials) and 5...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We read the reviews and visited Taigh Ailean when staying in a nearby Bothy. On arrival the upstairs bar/restaurant area was already full with patrons tucking into food. We asked about a table and with a smile were told that wouldn't be a problem but there was one other group waitiing for a table before us. With that sorted we...

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Katie H, Owner at Taigh Ailean Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for taking the time to write such a lovely (and beautifully written if I may say so) review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your food and that our bar staff were so helpful. I'm terribly proud of them, especially when it gets so busy. I hope we'll see you again if you stay in Minginish. Best, Katie...

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Cosy pub hotel down the street from the Hen House. Very busy spot at night in season. Staff very helpful. Our waitress had amazing green and yellow shoes... Check the gin menu. It would rival a Shireditch drinking den and leave it standing. ditto Whiskey We will be back.

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Katie H, Owner at Taigh Ailean Hotel, responded to this review

I have never aspired to be a Shoreditch drinking den before reading this review. I utterly do now! Thankyou for such a lovely review..... I also appreciate that you noticed my shoes - bloomin marvelous aren't they? Best, Katie x

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small, friendly hotel with views of Loch Harport and The Cuillins. We are dog and family friendly. Our bar has a good selection of malt whiskies and Scottish gins as well as our own real ale, Gillean, brewed for us by the Isle of Skye Brewery. We serve homemade food in the evenings,for example *Highland Venison Casserole*, *haggis, neeps and tatties* and *prime Scottish beef chilli" as well as vegetarian options (*veggie haggis* for example). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Taigh Ailean Hotel

Address: Portnalong, Portnalong IV47 8SL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Skye > Portnalong
Price Range: £40 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“The little cabins (mobile homes) round the back were lovely and private. We loved ours!”
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“we loved our separate family building (cottage behind main house)”
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“Only 6 rooms available. Room 5 and 6 have a nice view of the loch.”
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“Make sure you have meal in the bar to get the full experience.”
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