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.
The most welcoming and family feel you could wish for. An amazing setting to spend a couple of days in. Thank you Iain and all the others who made our experience so amazing. See you again.
Stayed at the Distillery for 2 nights, it’s a fantastic location, the staff are some of the friendliest folk you could hope to meet. The room itself was spotless, with a lovely bathroom, an excellent shower in a hotel, what a bonus. The view over to Skye is probably one of the best at any hotel I’ve stayed at, oh and the whisky is pretty good too.
Amazingly remote and fantastic service. The distillery is remote and the staff are exceptionally friendly and good. The best view on the island.
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.
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.
My partner and I just stayed for 2 nights, would definitely recommend. The room was lovely and very clean. We had a sea view and lots of nice little touches (coffee machine was great!). The staff were lovely and the breakfast was great. Couldn’t fault it!
Stumbled upon Raasay Distillery while browsing for somewhere to stay while touring Skye. The hotel is on an island neighbouring Skye (25 mins by ferry) called Raasay. So glad we found it – perfect setting with views of Skye, the staff are exceptional and personable, the hotel is new modern warm relaxed. AND there is a distillery on site. Rassay has enough history and walks to keep you spellbound but with the peace and quiet that comes with being on a small island. The hotel is for adults. If it rained and I didn’t get out much that would be fine. Yet to explore Skye…
We had a great time staying at the distillery. Facilities were brand new and modern. Breakfast included was good. Staff were extremely helpful. Rooms were very clean and modern. The views are amazing!
Visited the Raasay distillery for a two night stay. First of all the location is amazing with stunning views back across to Skye. As soon as you set foot on the ferry it’s almost as if you are heading off to a different world as you leave all the traffic and madness of Skye in tourist season behind! The hotel sits as an integral part of the new distillery building. The rooms are well decorated and whilst not massive are perfectly fine for a short stay. In the hotel are a couple of communal seating areas where we met other visitors and enjoyed some good banter. We ate in the distillery on the first night and the venison was excellent. Naturally being a big whisky drinker we were mainly there for the whisky. The tour was a lot of fun and the unique story behind the distillery came to the fore. Although there isnt any whisky ready to drink for the next few years there were numerous pours of the “Raasay While We Wait” to hand at every opportunity! Beyond the distillery Raasay is well worth a visit. Callums road is a must and the walk up Dun Cann delivers a stunning panorama of the whole area. We will be looking forward to a return
We absolutely loved this place! Perfect location, very comfy and clean. We felt welcomed from the start! Thank you Barbara for spoiling us :) We will be back!
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