Built in 1888, Hotel Eilean Iarmain is a 19th century small Country House Hotel, privately owned by Lady Lucilla Noble.
It is situated in a most picturesque location with its own stone pier, and has expansive views across The Sound of Sleat to the mainland hills in Knoydart. There are spectacular views to Isle Ornsay lighthouse, built by Robert Louis Stevenson's Grandfather.
People have been coming here for over a hundred years, drawn by the landscape of this Hebridean Island, its geology, botany, ornithology, history, Gaelic language and culture. Writers and historians, Poets and Artists come for inspiration and knowledge. Others come for the peace of the hills and the sea.
We are open all year, enabling visitors to experience Skye in all seasons. Autumn and Winter can be particularly cosy, when sunlit days make long shadows on the hills, and there are relaxing evenings by log fires, sometimes with music, or with a dram of local whisky and a good book,
Boat trips, trout fishing, stalking and shooting can be arranged in advance.
The Gaelic language is encouraged here, and quite a few of the staff are fluent speakers.
We hold weekly music sessions, usually a Thursday night, led by Students from the nearby Gaelic College. We also have live music either on a Friday or Saturday evening at about 9-9.30pm, after food service in the Praban Bar.
We have 3 areas of accommodation, the main hotel with 6 en-suite bedrooms, The Garden House with 6 en-suite bedrooms and 4 suites, each with their own sitting room, bathroom downstairs, and bedroom upstairs. One of the suites also has a single bedroom downstairs.
Our policy is to keep the old fashioned character of the hotel intact, in order to retain its Highland charm and old world atmosphere.
The rooms are decorated in cotton and linen chintzes, with traditional furniture.
There are log fires in the sitting room, dining room and in the bar. Candlelit dinners can be enjoyed in the dining room or conservatory, with views to the lighthouse and the bay.