Tested Travel loved staying at the Sconser Lodge.
Built in 1871 as a hunting lodge for the famous MacDonald clan, Sconser Lodge on the Isle of Skye is now a small (8 room) family-run hotel. Located a short drive (20 minutes) from the bustling, touristy city of Portree, Sconcer Lodge is a homey, friendly respite for a road-weary traveler.
Sconser Lodge is super charming, not super fancy. The lodge has the feeling of arriving at someone's small manor home. At the top of charming, creeky, wooden stairs, we were pleased to find a comfortable double room (great set up for a family of 4) with an en-suite bathroom. Perched right on Loch Slingachan, the lodge as lovely views of the water.
Another fantastic aspect of the Sconser Lodge was the warm, friendly staff. Just nice folks to chat with, ready with a travel suggestion, but not over the top.
The lodge has a terrific, hearty breakfast. What we loved most was the dinner! You can eat in the more "formal" restaurant or in the bar. The menu is a delightful mix of fantastically fresh fish, soups, steaks, lamb and more. We found ourselves looking forward to a beer on tap and dinner in the bar, reviewing the adventures of the day, playing records on the photograph (the owner has a great selection of LPs!), and a shot of whiskey.
Visit Sconser Lodge at their website.