Coolin View

2 Bosville TerraceIV51 9DGPortreeUnited Kingdom
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About Coolin View

Occupying a 1920s townhouse beside the A855 in the Isle of Skye’s biggest town of Portree, Coolin View Guest House offers cosy accommodation less than five minutes’ walk from the town centre.

Bright single, twin or double rooms, mostly boasting sea and harbour views framed by the rugged Cuillin Mountains, feature an en suite bathroom, flat-screen TV, hot drinks provisions and a hairdryer. A family room is available.

Amenities comprise a guest lounge, outdoor terrace, free parking and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout.

A cooked Scottish breakfast is available in the mornings (at an extra cost). Seafood and Indian restaurants are among the dining options located within five minutes’ walk.

Coolin View Guest House is about 30 minutes’ drive from the Talisker whisky distillery and Dunvegan Castle, ancestral home of the Clan MacLeod. Kyle of Lochalsh railway station is about 45 minutes’ drive away. Uig is about 15 miles away for ferries to the Outer Hebrides.


2 Bosville Terrace, IV51 9DG, Portree, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1)478611280 | Fax: +4(1)470611280 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Well-equipped rooms with lovely sea views

Guests were keen on the rooms, describing them as clean, comfortable and well-equipped with flat-screen TVs, kettles and en suite bathrooms featuring powerful showers. Reviewers loved the gorgeous sea and mountain views from selected rooms.

Excellent location a short stroll from town centre

Travellers loved the way they could easily walk to Portree town centre for shops, supermarkets, amenities and dining options. Motorists appreciated the free parking outside and direct access to the A855 and A87 as they could easily reach island beauty spots, outdoor pursuits, attractions and transport links for onward travel to the Outer Hebrides and mainland. The location was also popular with lovers of the great outdoors as the Cuillin Mountains - a paradise for walkers and climbers - were just a short drive away.

Friendly service and tasty breakfasts

The breakfast options were reportedly reasonably-priced and delicious. Guests also said they enjoyed a warm welcome from friendly, knowledgeable and obliging hosts who created an inviting and relaxed atmosphere.

Negative Reviews

Critics claimed some rooms had flaws

Several critics felt certain rooms were fairly small, especially when fully occupied. There were also claims that some of the en suite bathrooms could have had a more user-friendly layout. Some guests commented that they found certain beds uncomfortable.

Minor cleanliness and maintenance grumbles

Some travellers had minor cleanliness grumbles such as build-ups of dust in certain rooms plus inconsistent housekeeping standards. Draughty windows, aging mattresses and tired-looking carpets were among the maintenance issues reported by some visitors from time to time.

Occasional reports of noise

Although most guests said they found the guest house to be tranquil, noise from adjacent rooms occasionally disturbed some light sleepers.

Rating Overview

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8.2 /10
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8.2 out of 10 based on 206 reviews