Stornaway is the main settlement on the Isle of Lewis. It is the largest town in all of the Western Isles making it a prime base to stay for a Hebridianan adventure. Home to its own airport and seaport, it offers an easily accessible rural adventure. Stornoway itself offers plenty to see and do. Visit the historic Lews Castle, complete with its own museum. Take in a fisherman’s lifestyle at the harbor, before dining on the catch of the day at night. A Drive around Lewis offers extraordinary scenery for you to enjoy. We have come up with the best accommodation Stornoway has to offer to save you time and help with your search. Whether you’re looking for luxury hotels in Stornoway, wild camping, or something in between, we have got you covered.
Hotel Accommodations in Stornoway
Stornoway hotels are some of the best hotels on Lewis. With plenty of hotels on Stornoway to choose from, you are spoiled for choice on your search. Let’s explore your options…
The Royal Hotel
The Royal Hotel is the most historic hotel in Stornoway It’s a cozy little hotel situated right on the Marina. It is a traditional little hotel that promised Hebridian hospitality.
The accommodation enjoys views of the castle and is only 200 meters from Stornoway town center. Inside you will find a cafe/bar and The Boat Shed Restaurant.Check Online Availability
That’s right, you can actually stay in this Victorian Castle during your visit to the isle of Lewis. This tourist attraction doubles up as accommodation. It is obvious why it’s one of the most highly recommended Stornoway hotels You can enjoy breathtaking views of Stornoway’s blue waters and the harbor from inside the hotel’s comfort. It is so impressive it appeared on Channel 4’s Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year! The chance to stay in a castle for a night is a special experience indeed.
Inside the accommodation, you will find a magnificent ballroom, star lined corridors, a family room, and a whisky bar. You can enjoy dinner in the hotels lovely Storehouse Café. A stay here is actually great value for money starting from under £70 per night.Check Online Availability
The Caladh Inn is the largest hotel accommodation in Stornoway. There are 68 recently refurbished en-suite bedrooms for guests to enjoy. Inside you will find the hotels restaurant, Eleven which offers a huge selection of dining options. The accommodation is conveniently located less than three miles from Stornoway Airport and within walking distance from the town. Free parking and free wi-fi are available at this Stornoway hotel.Check Online Availability
The Crown Inn
This intimate family-run accommodation is one of the top-rated hotels in Stornoway. The crown inn is one of the most laid-back hotels in Stornoway. The rooms are situated above the bar which is full of lively entertainment. Enjoy BBC sports, pool. quiz nights and live music during your stay here. It is pet friendly if you are bringing your four-legged friends on an adventure. An extra charge for pets is applicable per night. Breakfast lunch and dinner is available from a varied and locally sourced menu. All rooms come with an en-suite bathroom, TV, and free wifi. Free parking is available.Check Online Availability
Enjoy some luxury at this lovely four-star accommodation in Stornoway. It’s one of the higher-end hotels Stornoway has to offer. This Stornoway hideaway offers tranquility. It is on the outskirts of Stornoway center and set within the hotel’s own private gardens. The golf course can be found just outside. The interiors of the hotel are sleek and modern with a traditional feel. The hotel’s Cleaver Restaurant is well-loved by all who visit. Hebridean langoustines and Isle of Harris scallops are a firm favorite from the seafood grill. It’s a really idyllic place to rest your head for the night. Free parking is available.Check Online Availability
The County Hotel
This Stornoway hotel is one of the most conveniently located hotels in Stornoway. You will find it directly across from Martin’s Memorial Church, within a short walk of the town center and the Ferry Terminal. It is a cozy, comfortable, and traditional hotel. The hotel’s popular restaurant serves a wide selection of food including Indian, Italian, and local dishes.
If you would prefer the homely atmosphere of a bed and breakfast during your stay, Stornoway has plenty to choose from. Here are our top picks…
This intimate and cozy b&b is a top pick for couples. If you want to spend the night you will have to act fast to get your preferred date. It is only 300 meters from the harbor which is an idyllic location. The room offers panoramic views over Stornoway Harbour and comes with its own window seat. Inside the en-suite room, you will find a TV, DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities, and a hairdryer.Check Online Availability
Stornoway Bed & Breakfast
This is one of the larger b&b Stornoway has on offer. The accommodation is a combination of two lovely houses across the street from one another. One of the homes is a gorgeous 175-year-old listed building. Some of the original features remain. It is great if you are traveling in larger groups. There are a variety of different rooms available including king-sized and twin. Shared guest lounges are available as well as secure bicycle storage. Free parking is available on the street outside the property. Breakfast is made from locally sourced Scottish produce and comes with rave reviews. This bed and breakfast is in a fantastic location only a minute or so from the harbor and bus station and a 10-minute walk from all of Stornoway’s main attractions.Check Online Availability
Hebridean Guest House
This gorgeous guest house accommodation is well known for its Hebridian hospitality. A good night’s sleep is guaranteed here due to its relaxed atmosphere and cozy rooms. It has 11 rooms in total, all en suite. You can choose from single, double, or twin rooms depending on how many people are spending the night. Large groups are welcome. In every room, you will find a tv, hospitality tray, hairdryer. Guests are welcome to use the wifi during their stay. There’s a huge variety of breakfast options to choose from and enjoy in the cozy breakfast room. It’s easily accessible and less than two miles from Stornoway airport. Free parking is available during the course of your stay.Check Online Availability
Broad Bay House
Take stunning scenes at this luxury beachside guest house. Spend the night by the sea and enjoy nature in comfort. Every room comes with its own private decking area at this 5 star Stornoway b&b.
Breakfast isn’t the only meal on the menu during your stay. Evening meals are available 5 nights per week and pack lunches can be prepared by the host. All of the ingredients are locally sourced where possible. There is a large dining room that doubles up as a guest lounge before meals for you to relax in.
The accommodation offers a real island experience less than 7 miles from Stornoway. Free wi fi and free parking is available.Check Online Availability
Sandwick Bay Guest House
Spend a night in this intimate guest house which enjoys sea views out to the isle of Skye. It is a modern, 10 bedroom house with its own garden. It is conveniently located less than five minutes from the Stornoway Lewis ferry terminal. It is only a few short miles from Stornoway airport. The breakfast is locally sourced with a great variety of choices. Free parking is available off-street. There is also a large driveway if you p[lan to bring trailers or sporting equipment.Check Online Availability
Stornoway Self Catering Accommodation
If you are looking for a home from home during your stay in Stornoway then self-catering accommodation is the best option. Let’s take a look at the best options we found on our search…
Stornoway Self Catering
This simply named accommodation is one of the most booked in Stornoway. It comes with its own garden and balcony to make your stay even more pleasurable. This one-bedroom apartment sleeps 4 in total. The supermarket is only a few minute’s walk away, which is great. It’s close to all of the local hot spots and It’s less than 4 miles from Stornoway airport.Check Online Availability
Jardine Apartment @ Cairn Dhu
If you are looking for luxury self-catering then your search is over. You can spend the night in this spacious 4-star historic building in the most prestigious part of Stornoway. The whole accommodation has been modernised and stylishly decorated. The accommodation is best for couples and small families with one bedroom.
You will find less castle and the golf course a few moments walk awayCheck Online Availability
We have already covered Lews Castle in Stornoway in detail under hotels. The magical place to rest your head at night also has several luxury self-catering apartments inside.Check Online Availability
Kitale Self Catering
Kitale is a recently built bungalow which is located on a private road close to Stornoway. You can enjoy a stunning panoramic view over the Laxdale River estuary from the kitchen of the accommodation. An excellent place to eat breakfast as you plan your day or wind down for the night. The bungalow is close to some of Stornoway’s sandy beaches. Inside you will find 3 double bedrooms, one of which is ensuite. A large garden and car parking are also included.
If you want to get as close to nature as possible during your stay on Stornoway then camping accommodation is best for you. Here are the top spots we found on our search…
Otter Bay Pods.
If you prefer a gaming option, these lovely pods are only 10 minutes away from the centre of Stornoway. Enjoy the tranquil seaside location where you can take in the sunrise and sunset every day. The pods sleep 4 and can accommodate small families. Inside each one, you will find an en-suite shower room, kitchenette with electric hob, fridge, sink, toaster, microwave, and complimentary coffee, tea, and sugar.
Laxdale Holiday Park
This lovely site offers wigwams, caravans, bunkhouse lodges, and a spot to pitch your tent or hook up your own van for the night. There’s something for everyone at this outdoor accommodation spot. It is a family run site. It’s lined with trees and has great views of Stornoway. On-site you will find Dishwashing and laundry facilities as well as communal showers.
Eilean Fraoich Campsite
This campsite is a bit further out with a 25-minute drive to Stornoway. The drive is worth it to enjoy the scenic west coast of Lewis. This spot is a small family run place to pitch up. It’s suitable for vans and tents and washing facilities and wifi are available.
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