One of the most striking features you’ll notice when you visit us at Raasay Distillery is Borodale House, the beautifully restored Victorian-era villa that sits at the very heart of the distillery. Borodale House is home to one of our most unique features: our luxury en-suite bedrooms. We are the only distillery in Scotland that offers accommodation within the same building as our whisky making process.
Since opening our whisky hotel in February of this year we have welcomed over a thousand guests to stay with us to enjoy the exceptional views over to Skye, and of course, that unique experience of waking up inside a working distillery.
Following on from our recent Five Star award for our distillery visitor centre, we’re very pleased to announce that VisitScotland have presented us with another award, this time the prestigious Four Star Guest Accommodation accreditation for our luxury distillery accommodation.
This award demonstrates the commitment of our team, who, lead by Barbara Martin, Hospitality Supervisor, have worked tirelessly since the start of the year to transform what was a newly completed building into a luxurious, comfortable and relaxing place for our guests to stay. We’re incredibly thankful to Barbara and the team for their efforts in achieving this award for our whisky hotel.
As well as the 4 star award from VisitScotland, we have received many reviews and comments from guests who have stayed with us who regularly mention our friendly and efficient team, the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, the peace and tranquility the island offers and of course the views over to the Isle of Skye.
It is hard to review the stay at the distillery without reviewing the island of Raasay itself. Though the distillery has brought new life to the island, a sense of piece and calm pervades everything. The distillery and its accommodation commands breathtaking views across the sound to the Cuillins on Skye, and the architecture allows one to take full advantage, whatever the weather. We were blessed with a fantastic day, full sun and a comfortable breeze to make walking a pleasure. I have seen Raasay with other faces, but could never tire. The distillery offers very comfortable, modern accommodation, and the most peaceful night’s rest one could ever hope for. Breakfast is simple, but fresh and faultless. There is no restaurant, most visitors will take other meals in nearby Raasay House which boasts an excellent restaurant as well as good pub meals in its bar. This is not a place for people looking for bright lights and bustle (even by Hebridean standards) but somewhere to enjoy the slow life. Staff are exemplary, and have the time to take out to talk. About the distillery, the island, the weather, life in general – but never intrusive. We came from London reliant only on public transport. This works. Bicycles are available for hire from the hall if you wish to explore. There is a concise and well chosen library for guests, the view from the window is better than the telly, though TV is provided in the bedrooms in the unlikely event you want it and wifi that works if you need it. Take a walk in the slow lane, you won’t regret it.
An amazing trip to raasay to visit the accommodation at the isle of raasay distillery From the moment we stepped off the ferry we were well looked after by Barbara and Calum. There are few distilleries you can actually stay at but Raasay is one. Make this something you do in 2018.
Gorgeous view of Skye across the bay! The staff was incredibly helpful and welcoming, and the distillery’s dens become yours after 6pm. Make sure to explore Raasay’s coastline too while staying at the distillery…what a hidden gem!
Excellently renovated mansion House attached to a distillery with outstanding veiws across to Skye. Room set out perfectly. Bed very comfortable and rain shower, well you may find you spend far to much time under it. Coffee making machine also in room.
Lovely room with great views, friendly and helpful staff and a relaxed atmosphere made for a very pleasant stay. The distillery tour was also excellent and led by a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Would highly recommend both to anyone wishing a break away.
I came, saw and was conquered by the magical Isle of Raasay. Barbara was perfect host and both her and Calum gave me a potted history of the island. Fascinating! The coffee and tea on arrival and the welcoming vibe is paramount and the welcome leaves a wonderful afterglow that will linger always. The island has a magic that I could tap into and the hotel is an organic part of the land. For eg the stunning drawing room table made from indigenous elm bedecked with local tartan. Got as far as Calum’s Road and met a Mackenzie ( at ferry next day ) who remembers the older man hammering out that amazing achievement of road construction.
Fantastic view. Lounge with whisky bar was a great to relax and enjoy the view. Brand new. Personal touch. Warm and welcoming. Calm and relaxing. Sleeping in a micro distillery. Nice continental breakfast.
Stayed one night at the distillery in late July on the way up to Lewis. A very warm and genuine welcome, and a very comfortable room with a wonderful view across to Skye and The Cuillins. Perfectly peaceful and an enjoyable continental breakfast in the morning. I’ll definitely be back, hopefully for a longer stay.
Lovely relaxing weekend very memorable. Fantastic spot to stop at. Superb friendly staff. Very well appointed. Bedding and towels crisp and new. Lounge area has a great little bar and selection of books if weather poor. View from the breakfast area is to die for.
We have been there 2 nights on our 10 days Scotland Trip. It’s on Raasay island with a wonderful view on isle of Skye. It’s brand new in a renovated old building next to a distillery. The employees are professional and very helpful, the breakfast excellent and dinner can be booked at near Raasay House. Ferry goes every 1-2 hours to Skye. Highly recommended!
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