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The Vikings were the first to appreciate the advantages of the small township on the Isle of Skye known today as 'Portnalong'. At the time the attraction was the safe and sheltered anchorage at the entrance of Loch Harport.

It was not, however, until the end of the First World War that a thriving community was established when weaving / crofting families from the outer isles of Lewis and Harris were encouraged to settle the area.

One of the en-suite rooms in the main Hotel - click to enlarge.

One of the en-suite rooms in the Croft Annex - click to enlarge.

One of these settlers was Alan MacLeod, a man who had the vision to build 'Taigh Ailean' (Gaelic for "Alan's House"), a home and house which, of its period, was  significant both in size and grandeur.

Today, the 'Taigh Ailean Hotel' is a remote and intimate inn offering a highly personal service for guests who treasure those quiet moments. 

The warmth and hospitality of 'Taigh Ailean', coupled with the fact that there are only five bedrooms, will have you believing that you are participating in a country house party where brisk walks are always followed by scrumptious meals and pleasant conversation (in the Winter by the warm log fire!).

The bedrooms vary in style of furnishing, decor and ambience, making each room  delightfully different. With a combination of family, double and triple ensuite rooms, you can be sure that your accommodation requirements can be met.

One of the en-suite rooms in the Croft Annex - click to enlarge.

And for that extra special treat, why not stay in one of the two splendid rooms in the Croft Annex, with beautiful views over Loch Harport?

The 'Taigh Ailean Hotel' is a member of the 'Green Tourism' scheme. Rates vary, but the en-suite rooms average 25.00 per person per night (winter) and 35.00 per person per night (summer). All include a hearty highland breakfast. Reductions are available for longer stays and seasonal specials.

The 'Taigh Ailean Hotel': a haven away from everyday cares ...

The breathtaking view over Loch Harport from the Croft Annex rooms.


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Jan Lewis, Taigh Ailean Hotel, Portnalong, Isle of Skye, Scotland IV47 8SL
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