Stornoway Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
Stornoway is often refered to as the "Capital of the Western Isles" but, although the town is the main town of the Isle of Lewis and the Western Isles it is only a compact town with a population of around 10,000 souls. This is about a third of the population it was at the beginning of the twentieth century during the peak of the herring fishing trade. At that time Stornoway had a seasonal population which increased to around 30,000 when the herring fleet was working from the town's harbour. Unfortunately most of the trade was with towns around the Baltic and, after the First World War the towns had developed their own fleets and the market no longer existed, and Stornoway fell into sharp decline.
Today the town of Stornoway is still the busiest place in the Western Isles and, over the last few decades the town has become rather a popular tourist destination. Below you will find a selection of bed and breakfast establishments in the town of Stornoway.
Stornoway Bed and Breakfast (B&B) Accommodation:
Thorlee Guest House: The Thorlee Guest House offers 3 star (self accredited) bed and breakfast accommodation in the very centre of the town of Stornoway (on the harbour front). Being in such a central spot makes the Thorlee the best place to stay if you like to have everything close to hand. The Calmac ferry terminal and the main bus terminus is but a minute or two away from the Thorlee Guest House and virtually all the towns amenities are within walking distance. Read more...
Holm View Guest House: Holm View Guest House can be found just outside the main town of Stornoway (about fifteen minutes from the town centre though still classed as being in the town). With excellent views out across the sea Holm View is amongst the most luxurious (4 star) and relaxing bed and breakfast in Stornoway. As well as the superb B&B in the main guest house there is further bed and breakfast accommodation available in the adjacent Holm View Cottage. Read more...
Broad Bay House, Back, Isle of Lewis, Western Isles
Broad Bay House: Broad Bay House is a perfectly situated guest house in Back, not too far from Stornoway (7 miles/11 km) on the Isle of Lewis. As you can see from the photograph on the left the views are astounding and the setting just beautiful beyond words. For those wishing to continue business, keep in touch with friends & family, or those who just want to browse the Internet, you will be pleased to hear that there is free Wi-Fi provided.
If you enjoy luxury in breathtaking settings then Broad Bay House may well be the perfect place for you to stay on the Isle of Lewis.
Royal Hotel, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
The Royal Hotel: The Royal Hotel is almost in the centre of Stornoway and it's fantastic Boatshed Restaurant and the lively HS1 Cafe Bar are extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. From the outside of the hotel you can almost tell that your bed and breakfast is going to be something special. First opened in 1850 the Royal Hotel is the oldest in Stornoway and, luckily, some period features can be found in those rooms to the front of the building.
Cabarfeidh Hotel, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
The Cabarfeidh Hotel: The Caberfeidh Hotel is another hotel found on the outskirts of Stornoway, a little further out than the Caladh Inn but within about five minutes drive of the town centre. The Cabarfeidh Hotel has an excellent, longstanding, reputation for being Stornoway's finest and most luxurious hotel and each year the hotel strives to improvem, ensuring that you will be 100% satisfied with your bed and breakfast accommodation.