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Kings Arms Hotel

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King Street, Kyleakin IV41 8PH Scotland
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Situated close to the Skye Bridge in the village of Kyleakin; the Kings Arms Hotel offers views across the Kyle of Lochalsh to the mainland. The Kings Arms is one of the oldest remaining hotels on the island dating back to the 1600s, and has retained its traditional Scottish atmosphere of great hospitality and warmth. All rooms are en suite and provide home from home comforts. The Hotel offers the ideal location from which to tour the Isle.
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King Street, Kyleakin IV41 8PH Scotland
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ken4sarah wrote a review 16 Sep
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom5 contributions
Not recommended very disappointing not worth £155 per night tiny window with a view bathroom needs updating clean place up or reduce price people smoking by door fills whole place with cigarette smoke
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Robbie91 wrote a review 15 Sep
Hants76 contributions28 helpful votes
This review is one of a series relating to hotels and restaurants visited on a tour of the Western Isles with Leger Holidays. It is my belief that, with the exception of the Caladh Inn, Stornoway, the menus with which we were presented were negotiated by Leger and subsequently may not be fully representative of the usual offerings of that hotel. To be fair, we also only spent one night in most of these hotels. Also, I can't comment on the value for money offered by individual hotels, as the cost of hotels was covered by the holiday price. It’s also worth mentioning that this tour happened during the COVID pandemic, when infection rates in Scotland were still very high. Consequently, establishments were suffering staff shortages, and I suspect some were just recovering from an extended shut-down. Other hotels and restaurants/cafes visited were: Hotels: - Normandy Hotel, Renfrew, Glasgow - Dark Island Hotel, Liniclate, Isle of Benbecula - Caladh Inn, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis - Angus Hotel, Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie Cafés, Restaurants: - Highland Cinema, Fort William - Borodale Hotel, Daliburgh, Isle of South Uist - Loomshed Deli, Tarbet, Isle of Harris - Artizan, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, - Scotch Corner of Pitlochry, Pitlochry I'll try and post reviews for all these places. The Kings Arms Hotel is a few minutes drive south of the Skye Bridge, in a very scenic location. I regret we were unable to explore the area and make the most of it, as we arrived late afternoon and left again straight after breakfast in the morning. Really enjoyed this hotel. The only issues I had with it (so let's get them out of the way!) were about the bathroom: - the shower head/pipe were badly fitted and twisted around the riser rail - that's a small job to fix. - the shower screen was badly fitted and there's no way you could have a shower without creating a lake on the floor. - the shaver point by the basin is fitted just above the level of the basin and is susceptible to splashes. OK - moans done with! Restaurant: excellent. As I noted above, I don't think we can judge the hotel on the dinner menu, other than to say what we did have was very nicely prepared and presented, and I cleared my plate! The buffet breakfast was very good - a good selection, again all well prepared and well presented. Room: comfortable, adequate size, no noticeable noise issues - yes, liked the room and slept well. Despite the complaints about the bathroom, it was clean and modern, lashings of hot water and well-lit. There was actually a heated towel rail, so you could air your towels after use. Service: welcome very friendly, restaurant and bar service friendly and efficient. I was introduced to Skye Black here - that's a beer brewed by the Isle of Skye Brewery and is one of a good range. Very nice! Bar prices seemed to be about what I'd expect on the mainland. Would I go there again? - in a flash. Would I recommend? - yes, no problem. Only (reluctantly) knocking off a star because of the bathroom issues.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Keith70 wrote a review 10 Sep
Worksop, United Kingdom649 contributions179 helpful votes
Reading the very mixed reviews on this hotel we did not know what to expect. From our stay. There is a small car park at the rear, but also ample parking around the hotel or in a nearby public car park. The hotel was adjacent to Kyle Akin which was good for a morning or evening walk. We were efficiently booked in and the receptionist explained everything we needed to know about our stay. Our bedroom was on the second floor which is served by a small lift or stairs. We had a king size bed which was comfortable and there was a spare single bed in the room which meant we had plenty of space. The bathroom had a bath with a shower above, all of which was very modern with good quality towels. Due to COVID our room was not serviced but this was explained at check-in and we were left extra towels, tea, coffee and biscuits for the duration of our stay. The room was spotlessly clean on arrival. Many of the public carpets were new or had been recently cleaned. We had to book a time for breakfast to limit people at the buffet breakfast which seemed a good idea. There was cereal, fruit, croissants with ham as well as a choice of cooked food which was hot. Our only complaint was that the plates were cold. There was ample staff who were helpful and pleasant to ensure breakfast went smoothly. A good breakfast. We did not eat in the hotel in the evening We would have no hesitation to stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John wrote a review 4 Sep
United Kingdom8 contributions
We stayed here for three nights in August 2021. The hotel's location is fantastic as its situated very near the bridge. Our room was clean but the curtain was hanging off the rail and the television wasn't working. The hotel could do with a bit of a refurb (corridors very outdated). The majority of hotel staff were very friendly, recommending nice walks nearby as well as places to eat. Avoid the hotel restaurant! We did not have a very nice dinner at all. However, breakfast in the morning was good. If possible, I would recommend finding another hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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RosyHER3 wrote a review 1 Sep
Scotland, United Kingdom482 contributions163 helpful votes
Stayed here for a few nights. Did not enjoy it. The room was dark and dreary and had no character to it. The hotel had lots of workmen staying there who congregated outside my bedroom window to chat and smoke. It was not a pleasant experience. Breakfast was good. Would not stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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United KingdomScotlandThe HebridesIsle of SkyeKyleakin
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kings Arms Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kings Arms Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Skye Bridge (0.7 km), Otter Hide (6.3 km), and Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kings Arms Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Kings Arms Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kings Arms Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kings Arms Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Waterside Seafood Restaurant, Red Skye Restaurant, and Fisherman's Kitchen.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kings Arms Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, Romanian, and Slovak.
Are there any historical sites close to Kings Arms Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Clachan Duich Burial Ground (1.8 km).
Does Kings Arms Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.