Hame Hotel

Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom Book from Book from £165 per night

Get set for breathtaking estuary views, smart Nordic design and fabulous homecooked fare at this remote little guesthouse in northwest Skye

We’ve had our eyes on Skye for years, fuelled by a hunger to experience its epic landscapes. The island’s topography is extraordinary: a circus of jagged mountain peaks, jostling lochs and mythical fairy pools. But finding a hideaway amongst the showdown is no mean feat. We’ve searched scrupulously, never willing to compromise on size or style. And then we hit the jackpot. Our first piece of Skye pie!

Tucked away near Dunvegan in the island’s northwest corner, sweet little Hame Hotel gazes out over Loch Vatten. The landscape here is ruggedly beautiful: a stark scene of open plains giving way to sapphire-blue water and the Cuillin Mountains beyond. In keeping with the tranquillity, the hotel seamlessly fuses calming Nordic design with home comforts. The 8 rooms are simple but smart, featuring muted grey tones, woollen throws and freshly cut flowers. You can book them all if you're a big group and have the entire place to yourself. Food is a big part of the experience, with hearty breakfasts and laidback dinners taking place in a light-filled, glass-walled dining room overlooking the loch. Managers Heather and Callum encourage you to treat their place like your home, offering heaps of local info and a help-yourself supply of local Scotch. We’ll take ours in an armchair by that roaring log fire, please!
Covid-19 update: some services and facilities may be changed as a result of Coronavirus measures.

Highs

  • A very peaceful and secluded setting with panoramic views over Loch Vatten, the Cuillins and MacLeod’s Tables
  • Stylish Scandi design creating a calming ambience to match the tranquil surroundings
  • Warm and friendly service from the owners and staff
  • Excellent homecooked fare served in a lovely, light-filled dining room with wild and watery views
  • Very dog-friendly

Lows

  • It’s remote and not the easiest to find; you’ll certainly need a car and a good map (mobile signal is patchy on Skye)
  • You’re a drive away from shops and restaurants, but we’ve heard Hame’s dinners are top notch so it’s not much of a hardship to eat in
  • We’ve heard a few rumblings about hallway noise in some rooms, but you won't hear a peep from outside

Best time to go

The weather on Skye can be changeable, so come prepared for all seasons. April and May bring spring flowers, the best chance of dry weather, and fewer crowds. July and August bring lots of visitors - make sure you book well in advance. Don't write off the colder months, either; Hame Hotel's roaring fire will keep you toasty, and there's a good chance of having local sites to yourself - just remember to layer up!

Our top tips

Book early. The combination of limited accommodation on the island and such spectacular scenery means rooms get booked up months in advance - especially ones as smart as these.

Great for...

Family
Foodie
Great Outdoors
  • Boutique Hotel
  • 8 rooms
  • Restaurant and bar
  • All ages welcome
  • Open all year
  • Pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-street Parking
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Bicycles Available
  • Electric car charger
Room:

Rooms

The hotel is on one level, so all rooms are on the ground floor. They share a contemporary, pared-back style, and all are similar: you can choose double (a couple of these are kingsize) or twin beds. Expect wooden flooring, spotlight lamps and soothing grey hues. Locally woven blankets and woolly cushions add warmth, while photographs of Skye landscapes add subtle colour.

Ensuite bathrooms feature showers over bath and locally made toiletries from Highland Soap Co. All rooms come with tea trays and televisions, and can fit an extra bed or cot on request.

Features include:

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea making
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite TV
  • Toiletries
  • WiFi

Eating

Hame’s glass-fronted dining room is spectacular; on clear days you can see the Cuillins. Begin in the mornings with generous breakfasts and locally roasted coffee. Choose between homemade granola, piping-hot porridge, eggs done any way or the full Scottish fry-up, all served alongside that glorious loch view.

Evening meals are on offer here too, with a daily changing menu championing local produce. Fresh seafood features regularly – we hear the local langoustine is excellent. After dinner, retire to the lounge and help yourself to a Talisker whisky (made on Skye) or a Cuillin ale from the honesty bar.

If you prefer to eat out, the nearest restaurant is The Old School in Dunvegan (5km), which comes highly recommended.

Features include:

  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Children's meals
  • Coffee / tea making
  • Dinner by arrangement
  • Lunch by arrangement
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarian menu
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Activity:

Activities

  • Explore Dunvegan Castle (5km), the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and the ancestral home of the clan MacLeod; stroll through its gardens, or take a boat out to the seal colony
  • Hike the Cuillin Hills – they’re not for the inexperienced, so organise a guide and be prepared for narrow ridges!
  • Visit the Talisker Distillery, set on the shores of Loch Harport, where Skye’s own Scotch whisky is produced
  • Head south to Glen Brittle to see its picturesque Fairy Pools, a string of pretty streams and waterfalls set against a mountainous backdrop
  • Head north to the Trotternish peninsula to walk the Old Man of Storr, a tall rock pinnacle formed by an ancient landside
  • Foraging tours, braais and wild cooking can be arranged – ask staff for details.

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Boat trips
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Foraging
  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Plantlife / flora
  • Private guided tours
  • Whisky Tasting
  • Wildlife

Kids

Kids are welcome at Hame Hotel. The owners have small children of their own, plus a dog to play with. Beds and cots can be added to all rooms, and there are two twin rooms that could be booked out for older kids – though teenagers might get bored here. There are no real activities on site for youngsters, but there’s endless space outside. Little adventurers will love Skye.

Best for:

Children (4-12 years)

Family friendly accommodation:

Cots Available, Extra Beds Available

Baby equipment:

  • High chair

Remember  baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking

Kids Activities nearby:

  • Farm animals
  • Play park
  • Woodland walks
  • Cycling
  • Searching for fairies at the Fairy Glen or Fairy Pools
  • Dolphin and whale watching

Families Should Know:

Keep any eye on little ones when close to the loch shore.

Distances:

  • Airport: 3 hours
  • Hospital: 30 minutes
  • Supermarket: 5 minutes (village shop in Dunvegan)
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Location

Hame Hotel is located 5km from Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, off the coast of Scotland.

By Air
There's no airport on Skye, so you'd need to fly to Inverness (210km from the hotel), Glasgow (350km) or Edinburgh (400km), and then drive or take public transport via the Skye bridge.

By Car
The Skye road bridge connects the Scottish mainland with Skye; it's a one-hour drive from the bridge to Hame Hotel. Alternatively, you can drive to Mallaig and catch the ferry to Armadale on Skye (45 mins). From Armadale it's a 75-minute drive to Hame Hotel.

For car rentals, click here to see our recommendations.

By Public Transport
From Glasgow or Edinburgh, you could take a bus (or train-bus combo) via Fort William or Inverness to Portree on the island of Skye (6-7 hours); and from there a taxi (30 mins). But you might feel quite isolated without your own wheels.

Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through i-escape.

Airports:

  • Inverness Airport 210.0 km INV
  • Glasgow Airport 350.0 km GLA

Other:

  • Beach 4.8 km
  • Shops 5.0 km
  • Restaurant 5.0 km

Our guests' ratings...

Based on 2 independent reviews from i-escape guests

7/10
Room
9/10
Food
8/10
Service
9/10
Value
8/10
Overall

We loved our stay at Hame Hotel. The location is perfect to enjoy the beautiful nature - the view from the dining room and terrace is stunning!
The service is relaxed and very friendly - they even made pancakes with candles for my son's birthday.
We stayed 3 nights and could even have stayed longer as there is a lot to do in the area.

8/10,

What can I say about Hame hotel - fabulous!
Quiet, peaceful location with great views. Comfortable, beautifully curated room. Fabulous food and good wine list in a lovely restaurant with super views.Nothing was too much trouble. Our dog was made to feel very welcome. We felt like we were part of the family. Super way to come out of lockdown enjoyed exploring, relaxing and eating and drinking. Would return in a heartbeat.

10/10,

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