Its always a pleasent surprise to come across a hotel that perfectly fits the bill for a last minute short break.
The Hebridean offers first class value for money through its friendly,comfortable atmosphere,good food and stunning location.
The rooms are mainly en suite and comfortable whilst the view from mine(facing west across the bay) was absolutely stunning particularly at sunset!.As an avid bird watcher I would also add that its unusual to be able to spot 5 different kinds of wader without leaving your room!!.
The menu is varied and excellent value(virtually all main courses are under £10) with enough diversity to avoid gastrinomic boredom setting in. Of particular note is that the hotel has its own smokery which means that there are a variety of dishes featuring hot and cold smoked salmon.This includes the offer at breakfast of smoked salmon and scrambled eggs as an alternative to the otherwise very satisfying 'full scottish' option.
Also available is the most amazing ice cream.
The public bar offers a range of beers including on my visit a choice of 'real ale'(one local ,one English), the availabiltiy of which is an absolute essential part of a good holiday but which is still not always available in many locations in this part of the world. I was pleased to discover that the beer was well kept and very drinkable.
A mark of its high reputation is that the hotel/bar is used regularly by local people who are friendly to a man(and women) and always pleased to offer advice about the local area.
It is also worth pointing out that the hotel offers meals(and take aways) for non residents at both lunchtime and in the evening and can be quite busy but the staff are adept at accommodating all comers including families with young children who are made most welcome.
The hotel is open all year and I will certainly be calling in again on future visits.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small, friendly hotel with restaurant and longe bar. Serving tasty fresh home cooked food, The lounge bar as a selection of local real ales and over 60 single malts. Friendly welcome assured. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hebridean Hotel Broadford, Isle Of Skye