Kinloch Lodge is a warm and welcoming spot on the water's edge on the Isle of Skye. Completely off-the-beaten-track, in this cosy retreat you'll find comfortable guest rooms and roaring fires, as well as delicious meals in the Michelin-starred restaurant.
Fantastic Michelin-starred restaurant using the very best of local Scottish produce
Relax and enjoy a drop of Scotland's national drink in the dedicated Whisky Bar
Completely off-the-beaten-track on the southern coast of the Isle of Skye
Guest rooms offer superb views of the Cuillin mountains or Loch na Dal
Located on the banks of Loch na Dal, a sea loch on the southern coast of the Isle of Skye, Kinloch Lodge is a family-run hotel offering the perfect Highland getaway. With just a handful of rooms, Kinloch Lodge makes for a peaceful retreat, complete with the added bonus of a Michelin-starred restaurant.
The restaurant at Kinloch Lodge is the star of the show, with Chef Director Marcello Tully creating classic Scottish dishes with a French influence and a contemporary twist. The seasonal menu makes the most of the fantastic produce available in the region, putting the spotlight on local meats and freshly-caught seafood. The Albert Roux protégé will share his skills and techniques in special cookery classes or workshops, while those simply looking to admire his work can sit at the Chef's Table, where Marcello will explain each dish in a truly immersive experience.
Kinloch Lodge's guest rooms are decorated in a classic yet contemporary style, with colours and fabrics designed to bring the scenery of the island inside. Rooms are furnished with antiques and artwork, and the majority offer picturesque views over Loch na Dal or across Kinloch Hill towards the Cuillin mountains.
A welcoming atmosphere is created in Kinloch Lodge's drawing rooms, complete with log fires and comfortable armchairs. Guests will also find a dedicated Whisky Bar providing a wide selection of Scottish whiskies, from the most iconic names to the rarer bottles. For those looking to really unwind, a variety of relaxing spa treatments is on offer, while those looking to explore the island can do so with an insightful guided walk around the area, or try fly fishing in nearby rivers.
When to visit
Marcello Tully's Michelin-starred restaurant is a destination in and of itself. Book a table for a tasting menu that you will never forget.
Kinloch Lodge is located near Sleat, in the south-east of the Isle of Skye.
International flights from the US, Canada and Europe arrive directly into Glasgow and Edinburgh airports in the summer, with UK connections landing at all Scottish airports including Inverness and Aberdeen. Kinloch Lodge is approximately a five-hour drive from Edinburgh International Airport.
Boat Cruise to Rona with Seafood Lunch
Take a scenic cruise to Rona Harbour, passing the dramatic Storr and Cullins before hiking across Rona on foot, fortified with a deliciously fresh seafood lunch.
Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan is recognised around the world as one of the most iconic images of Scotland, situated amid a striking landscape on an island where three great lochs meet. The entirety of the castle and a visitor centre can be explored at your leisure.
Explore the unspoilt wilds of Loch Na Dal as you spend a day with a local guide, foraging for nature’s bounty in the forest and along the pristine shoreline.
The fun and spectacle of the Highland Games, one of Scotland's most quintessential experiences, makes a wonderful day out and offers a great chance to meet the locals. Events like tossing the caber, tug of war and highland dancing are bound to enthral.
Sea Kayaking Adventure
The coast of Scotland features fabulous wildlife and inspiring scenery, making sea kayaking here a brilliant adventure activity for the whole family.
The Applecross Peninsula
On the mainland, to the north of the Isle of Skye lies the Applecross Peninsula. Home to just a couple of hundred people, and accessed by just two roads, this is remote peninsula features winding roads and breathtaking scenery.
Magnificently positioned above Loch Ness, the ruins of Urquhart Castle has stood for well over a thousand years. Visiting Urquhart Castle offers superlative views and a fascinating history from St Columba to the seventeenth century when it was blown up.