One of the most striking features you’ll notice when you visit us at Raasay Distillery is Borodale House, the beautifully restored victorian 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 accommodation 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 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.
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 must be a whisky lovers dream to stay at a distillery – well dream no more make it happen. Only 5 minutes walk from the ferry and you will feel like you are on your own special island especially when the day trippers have left. The renovation of Barrodale House is sympathetic to the building but provides luxury country accommodation with a modern touch. Rooms offer selection of teas, Nespresso machine and a bottle of the island water. The views were amazing from our room and we experienced all aspects of weather. There is a lovely lounge to chill out and browse through the vast selection of books, many covering the local area. Good selection of whiskies and gins to enjoy with your book or just admire the views. They operate an honesty bar at reasonable prices. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It is a continental breakfast with freshly baked croissants, cereals, fruit, yogurt, meats etc a bit of toast or bread would have been good. Many walking routes nearby but can’t wait to go back and explore the north of the island with the car.
Amazingly remote and fantastic service. The distillery is remote and the staff are exceptionally friendly and good. The best view on the island.
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.
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!
You won’t be disappointed if you like whisky, beautiful scenery, and magical places. Amazing staff on a beautiful quiet island with spectacular views.
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.
We stayed for two nights because Skye was full. Turned out to be wonderful and fun to stay at a distillery. Our room was comfortable but a little small. It is a very new hotel so they are still working on some of the details. The building is beautiful and so are the rooms. Including one drink of their ‘While We Wait’ whisky was a treat! They were friendly and very helpful. They wanted to make sure we had everything we needed. It is worth the trip and Raasay is a great place to visit.
Beautifully renovated historic house with whisky distillery on site. Relaxing atmosphere (if it rained 24/7 I would happily curl up in a comfy chair with a book and a dram) and helpful friendly staff. Loved Raasay for it’s quiet, it’s scenery, it’s history and it’s people. Whiskeys pretty tasty too!
Truly exceptional place to stay. Very comfortable rooms, best breakfast room view on the planet, very friendly, efficient staff.
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.
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