Hotels and Bed and Breakfast in Stornoway in the Western Isles

By: Francismacdonald
For thousands of years a great many of the islands found in the Western Isles of Scotland have been populated but during the last couple of centuries the population has declined drastically leaving only a few of the 200+ islands populated. Found off the west of Scotland in the Atlantic ocean, on the Isle of Lewis can be found the only town in the Western Isles, Stornoway.

At one time Stornoway was one of the busiest fishing ports in Europe but the fishing industry fell into sharp decline after the First World War. The fishing industry had brought the town to life and a small, but highly active, fishing fleet still works from Stornoway. With the fishing boats adding a great deal of interest to an otherwise ordinary highland town Stornoway is considered one of the best places to stay in the Western Isles. Below is an introduction to some of the bed and breakfast accommodation available in the town of Stornoway.

The Caberfeidh Hotel has a long held reputation for being Stornoway's finest hotel. The hotel is situated on the outskirts of town opposite the Lews Castle grounds on the road that heads over to the Isle of Harris.

The Royal Hotel is the town's most historic hotel having first opened in 1850. Looking lovely from the outside the hotel has some period features in its luxurious rooms. The hotels HS1 cafe bar and Boatshed restaurant offer superb cuisine and prove very popular with locals and visitors alike.

The Caladh Inn is the town's largest hotel with the most number of rooms. The Caladh Inn can be found a few minutes from the town center on the road out to Stornoway airport. Being so centrally located the Caladh Inn is popular with both tourists and business travelers.

Holm View Guest House is found about 15 minutes away from the center of Stornoway. This 4 star guest house offers some of the finest bed and breakfast in Stornoway and has an excellent reputation with numerous extremely positive reviews. As well as the guest house, bed and breakfast is also available in their luxurious Holm View Cottage.

The Thorlee Guest House is one of the most popular in Stornoway due to it's competitive pricing and it's most central location. The 3 star Thorlee may not be the most luxurious but it is certainly the most affordable accommodation available in Stornoway and a fine alternative to the much more expensive hotel accommodation.

Whichever hotel or guest house in Stornoway you decide to stay in you are almost guaranteed to have a wonderful time in superb friendly surroundings. The Western Isles are well known for the first class hospitality offered and the accommodation available in Stornoway is no exception and you will, most probably, experience the finest hospitality ever.
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