IN PICTURES: Isle of Skye’s Marmalade Hotel adds 23 ‘contemporary’ rooms


The Marmalade Hotel, a four-star hotel originally in an old manor house originally completed in 1810, has added an additional 23 rooms to its offering.

The new extension wing with a “contemporary” exterior has been erected as the business looks to expand.

The new guestrooms provide views out across the bay to the nearby Cuillin mountain range.

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Perle Hotels runs The Marmalade Hotel. Its operations director, Angela Finlay, said: “The extension was designed in subservience to the original building.

“The end result is that, far from playing second fiddle, the extension is a beautiful piece of design in its own right—and a joyful surprise on approaching the hotel.”

The project was completed with the help of former collaborator ICA, a Glasgow-based architecture and interior design studio, which refurbished the manor in the past.

Dscussing the guestrooms, ICA’s lead interior designer for the project, Lorraine Sansom, said: “The guestrooms have a pared-down, contemporary feel with a nod to the traditional aspects of the heritage of the original building.

“Each guestroom has a full height window, which provides fantastic views from the elevated vantage that the hilltop hotel enjoys over Loch Portree and the Sound of Raasay. The extension offers a generous amount of accommodation whilst retaining an authentic boutique hotel atmosphere.”

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