Three of us stayed overnight on the 12th March 2014 while on a rail journey from Wemyss Bay, Ayrshire to the Kyle of Lochalsh and the Strathcarron Hotel was chosen via Trip Adviser as our overnight stop. All of us agreed that this is the best small country hotel that we have stayed in for a long, long time and that their customer service is way beyond the call of duty.
While on the train and heading West we discussed what we should do with our luggage when we got to our destination at Kyle because I doubted that there would be a left luggage facility and didn't fancy dragging cases around for a couple of hours until we got the return train back to Strathcarron.
The Scotrail ticket inspector had the answer and used his mobile telephone to call ahead to the Strathcarron Hotel who arranged for a member of the hotel staff to meet the train at Strathcarron Station and convey our luggage to the hotel. I didn't even get off the train! Sadly and because of a change of shift we never got the opportunity to thank the gentleman called Osh who wearing plus-fours 'ran' back to the hotel carringTHREE suitcases. Osh if get a chance to read this you are an amazing guy.
The hotel its self is a warm and welcoming unpretentious little place where the rooms are spotless with comfortable beds and In this remote part of Ross shire not a sound is heard at night. Dinner was prepared by the owners wife and served in the bar. The menu was varied and the quality of food very good indeed.
The next morning a spendid breakfast was served in the dining room by the owner Andrew Flett who between courses kept us entertained with cheery banter and much laughter. When it comes to hospitality Andrew is at the top of his game and expensive city hotels could learn a lot from this guy.
Finally, if we had known in advance how much we would have enjoyed our stay we would have re-jigged our plans and stayed longer but we will spread the word about this super little hotel and its wonderful staff. If you are touring in the area don't miss The Strathcarron Hotel.
Thank you all for making our visit so much fun.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our family-run hotel is ideally suited for exploring the highlands and is only a 20 minute drive from the Skye bridge. We have 11 en suite rooms, including two family rooms and a triple room. At the Strathcarron we extend a warm Scottish welcome to all our guests and provide good wholesome food and a well stocked bar, which includes many a malt and some real ales too. We hope that we may be able to welcome you here in the future. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Strathcarron Hotel Scotland