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Top tips for finding Isle of Skye hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Isle of Skye, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Isle of Skye in March and January.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Isle of Skye if you stay on a Thursday. The opposite is true for, Monday, which is usually the most expensive day.
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The main ferry crossing from the mainland takes you from Mallaig to Armadale, costing around £15 for a car of four. You can find a variety of lodgings through KAYAK to begin your journey on arrival. Armadale Castle is a great pick for stunning views of the mountains.
The Flodigarry Hotel located in the Trotternish peninsula, the far north-eastern region of the Isle of Skye, boasts some of the best panoramic views over the Jurassic coastline and the Torridon mountains. It is located 13.4 miles from the Uig ferry port and 6.3 miles to the Skye Museum of Island Life.
For hikers looking for a more budget-friendly option to access the Cuillin mountains, try the village of Kyleakin just outside Broadford, where prices are a little lower. The Cliffe House Bed and Breakfast serves as a great base for touring Skye.
Being a popular tourist destination, the Isle of Skye is fairly expensive. Renting a cottage is often the most economical option. Consider Rowan Cottage in Elgol for a sea view and free parking.
For nature lovers and families alike, the Glenbrittle Youth Hostel guarantees an affordable and eco-friendly stopover within 3 miles of the Black Cuillin mountain range and is within easy reach of the mythical Fairy Pools, where wild swimming is an option.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Isle of Skye
Yes, you can find Saucy Mary's Hostel in Kyleakin, which has both dorms and private rooms available for groups of various sizes. Endless hiking trails start from the hostel, set amongst mountain and sea views. There is an onsite shop, laundry facilities and evening entertainment.
The Pink House in Portree has sea views and family rooms. The largest town on the island, Portree, is well equipped with shops and amenities, making it a useful stopover if you are travelling with children. Another option would be the Uig Hotel situated further north in Uig, which makes a great base for exploring Dunvegan Castle and the Fairy Glen, a magical landscape for an entertaining day trip.
The Cuillin mountain range attracts the most experienced climbers. Several ridges and peaks cluster around Loch Coruisk, forming this dramatic mountain range. The highest point of the island can be found in this region. The Sligachan Hotel makes a good central base from which to explore this area or undertake mountaineering treks or hikes. It also boasts its own microbrewery and museum.
The Isle of Skye is not well connected by public transport and many remote areas are often inaccessible without your own car. Consider using the road bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh, where you can begin your journey in Kyleakin. The Glenview bed and breakfast makes a good starting point in Kyle of Lochalsh, placing you within easy reach of the Skye Bridge at 0.68 miles. It also has free parking and lake views.
The Isle of Skye is steeped in history and ancient landscapes. Try the town of Dunvegan, home of the famous Dunvegan Castle. Both Mill Cottage and Skye Getaways will situate you within 1.6 miles of the castle and just 0.3 miles from the town centre. Alternatively, try Kilmuir Park for the burial place of Alexander McQueen and the Macleod’s Tables within 6 miles.
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Isle of Skye. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
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