Booked this hotel at the last minute for 2 nights & my observations were a mix of good and bad. All that was available was a superior room, and it was nice, clean and well kept. The public areas of the hotel overall though had a tired feeling - everything is dark colored, somewhat warn, not well lit, no lift for getting luggage up to the second floor rooms, etc. Although, for our purposes, the room itself was fine since we spent almost all of our time out exploring Skye. We slept in on the first morning until about 8am and the shower was fine, but on the second morning, we had to catch the early ferry to Mallaig and had to shower around 6am. Water was deathly cold... even after running it for 15 minutes prior. Needless to say, it was a very quick shower that morning!
The people at the front desk were very welcoming and willing to do anything to help. We ate dinner both night at the attached restaurant/bar behind the hotel - was very good for a casual dinner and beer/drinks. The free breakfast was also very good - banana honey pancakes and coffee were memorable.
We picked Broadford since we were only going to be on Skye for 1 full day and it provided the perfect home base for spending a day driving up north of Broadford, but then being able to catch the early ferry the next morning without having to drive very far (10 minutes). There is a petrol (gas) station and co-op (supermarket) right down the street from the hotel, which was convenient.
I would still recommend the hotel - just set your expectations accordingly. I didn't see many other lodging options in the area (short of b&bs) and Portree is too far north IMO to make it an easy drive to the ferry in the morning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Broadford Hotel is situated in the centre of the Isle of Skye overlooking Broadford Bay. The Hotel (established in 1611) has been completely refurbished and offers excellent food and quality accommodation. There is Free Wifi Internet access throughout the Hotel and ample free parking.Broadford Hotel is the 'Original Home of Drambuie', where the liquor was first made. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Broadford Hotel Isle Of Skye