Raasay House

Isle of Raasay PortreeIV40 8PBUnited Kingdom
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About Raasay House

Raasay House offers an inimitable experience on the unspoilt Scottish Isle of Raasay. It boasts varied accommodation including deluxe four-star and hostel-style rooms in a renovated Georgian mansion and landscaped gardens associated with the Clan MacLeod. This peaceful Hebridean retreat features stunning sea views framed by the rugged Cuillin Mountains on neighboring Skye, just 25 minutes away by ferry.

All rooms feature en suite bathroom and hot drinks facilities. Budget rooms sleeping up to eight people feature bunk beds. Upgrade rooms add a flat-screen television, more space and/or sea views.

Raasay House offers outdoor pursuits like sailing, abseiling and kayaking plus a terrace, free Wi-Fi, free parking, several lounges and a pet-friendly policy.

There’s a cafe and bar plus a restaurant serving locally-sourced dishes like Raasay venison casserole.

This community-owned establishment is five minutes’ walk from the ferry terminal and makes an ideal base for discovering wildlife, adventure or tranquillity.

Contact

Isle of Raasay , Portree, IV40 8PB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1478660300 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Accessibility

  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Island location has breathtaking views.

Guests loved the views of the Cuillins and the tranquil nature of Raasay, which has about 200 permanent residents. Many reviewers enjoyed walks, bike rides, discovering secluded beaches and occasionally spotting local wildlife like eagles, seals and deer. Motorist reviewers suggested leaving the car in Sconser on Skye to save on ferry fares unless you intend to explore northern Raasay.

Sympathetically renovated manor house.

Reviewers liked the building’s sympathetic conversion into eclectic accommodation. Tasteful furnishings and modern bathrooms were reported in the deluxe rooms. All room types were generally described as spacious, clean and adequately comfortable for a shorter stay.

Warm island welcome.

This establishment felt like a real asset to the island community who took pride in it, according to many reviewers. Personnel were described as friendly and helpful, although reviews occasionally mentioned some inexperienced seasonal staff.

Negative Reviews

Rooms disappointed some.

Although management have recommended booking rooms with care to avoid disappointment, some reviewers were nevertheless unhappy with their accommodation. Occasionally reviewers were unaware that budget rooms were aimed at backpackers, meaning they were unhappy with the push button showers and lack of a television. Guests requiring added comfort could instead choose standard and deluxe hotel-style rooms, which were pricier but attracted more positive reviews.

Value for money questioned.

Some hostel room guests on doubted they got value for money as there were no facilities for them to prepare their own meals. With only 20 or so letting rooms, accommodation rates in general were sometimes said to be high during peak periods of demand.

Island life drawbacks.

The ferry crossing was an added expense for visitors, who also felt food prices could be steep on Raasay as there were limited dining options. Being on a remote island, weak Wi-Fi was also reported as a frustration.

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Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 361 reviews across the web
8.4 /10
  • hostelbookers
    9.2 /10
  • ebookers.ie
    6.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.2 /10
8.4 out of 10 based on 361 reviews