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5 top hotels to stay at in portree isle of syke

Portree Isle of Skye is a great place to stay. Here are some top hotels in Portree to consider. Be warned though, these hotels book up insanely fast especially during high season!

We planned a trip to the Isle of Skye at the end of May, but booking a Portree hotel turned out to be pretty difficult. During my research, I became familiar with a number of hotels around Skye and I wished I could have stayed in them all! This is why I’ve compiled a list of my top five hotels in Portree.

The city of Portree from the Cuillin Hills Hotels
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Although there are a ton of B&Bs in Portree, I found it rather difficult to find a place at first. Everything was either completely booked up, or super expensive. But as opposed to large number of Portree B&Bs, there aren’t too many hotels on the Isle of Skye.

Staying in Portree has many advantages on your trip to the Isle of Skye. It’s centrally located to most all of the major hikes, and there’s a good choice of food in the city center. 

But, if you want to stay in Portree, don’t hesitate to book at least 2 weeks in advance during peak season! Hopefully you can book further in advance to secure a good rate. 


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1. The Cuillin Hills Hotel
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This is arguably the best hotel in Portree. It’s a 4-star hotel and we stayed here for one night. The rooms were comfortable and refreshingly modern. The Cuillin Hills is the only large-scale hotel in the city. It actually used to be the summer home of a wealthy local. Here, you feel like you’re summering somewhere private.

The restaurant was also pretty formal, facing the water. The food was good, but not life-changing. We did have a snarky waitress though who kinda acted a little snooty though. But generally, this hotel is a great option if you can snag a room. Your view of the water is gorgeous. You can probably walk to town, but we chose to drive because it’s further away.

  • Prices are higher during peak season. The largest hotel in the area.

  • Close to town, but not in the city center. More of a private experience. 

  • Free wifi 

  • Free Scottish Breakfast, no gluten free options

  • No pets

Address: Portree IV51 9QU, United Kingdom

2. The Bosville Hotel

This hotel is in a great location, right in the middle of the tiny town center of Portree. This is a great option for those who don’t want to drive anywhere. The Bosville is a contemporary hotel too, so it offers a cozier stay but a more B&B-style lodging.

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  • Prices are higher here, especially during peak season. A contemporary boutique hotel

  • Great location in the middle of town, next to pubs and other restaurants.  

  • Free wifi 

  • Scottish Breakfast included

  • No pets

Address: Bosville Terrace, Portree IV51 9DG, United Kingdom



3. The Portree Hotel
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If you’re looking for a hotel with some history in the center of town, The Portree Hotel is a great option. This place has an excellent location and is more budget friendly. It has earned excellent ratings yet it still has all your modern comforts and more. The bar here also offers a variety of craft beers and whiskey to taste from around Scotland and the world.

  • Budget friendly, Modern Hotel

  • Great location, center of downtown Portree next to pubs and other restaurants.  

  • Free wifi 

  • Scottish breakfast included

  • No pets

Address: Somerled Square, Portree IV51 9EH, United Kingdom

4. The Rosedale Hotel

The Rosedale Hotel is centrally located in downtown Portree. If your style is more historical, then you’l be pleased to know that this hotel is a hub of former fishermans’ cottages. Learn about the history of the Rosedale Hotel, here. Here, you’ll be able to get a nice feel for Portree, as a local on the lake.

You are just minutes away from walking to the best restaurants and bars in Portree. This hotel features free use of birdwatching binoculars and games for the family. If I had to do it all over again, I would have booked far enough in advance to secure a room here.

  • Less expensive, cozy modern rooms

  • Great location in the middle of town, next to pubs and other restaurants.  

  • Free wifi 

  • Free Fully Cooked English Breakfast

  • No pets

Address: Beaumont Crescent, Portree IV51 9DF, United Kingdom


5. The Urquhart Caledonian Hotel

The Urquhart Caledonian Hotel has awesome reviews on TripAdvisor and across the internet. It’s one of the few budget friendly hotels in Portree, and it located right in the city center. The rooms look cozy and with a hot breakfast and a great location, it’s hard to beat this price.

  • Budget friendly, quaint rooms

  • Great location in the middle of town, next to pubs and other restaurants.  

  • Wifi free

  • Fresh Breakfast

  • Pets welcome for a fee

Address: Wentworth St, Portree IV51 9EJ, United Kingdom

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