As part of a wider programme to refresh their unique portfolio of boutique hotels on the Isle of Skye and West Coast of Scotland, Perle Hotels have carried out a full refurbishment of The Marmalade Hotel in Portree. It now offers contemporary, luxurious accommodation to their guests following the re-design which was carried out by designers ICA with RK Joinery Ltd as main contractors.
The new design emphasises the unique nature of the building, which was an original Grade B listed Georgian house, built in 1810 by Lord MacDonald of Sleat. The house is surrounded by breath taking landscapes, including the orange trees planted in the garden which have given the hotel its name.
ICA have used colours that are earthy and warm to promote a restful atmosphere in the guest rooms, which have been increased from nine to eleven, and in the public areas of the hotel, including the restaurant, where the intimate atmosphere and locally sourced fare is set against the stunning backdrop of Portree harbour and the Cuillin mountains beyond.
ICA have featured bespoke pieces from local suppliers throughout, including bed throws from Skye Weavers, artwork in the dining room from local artist Diana Mackie and guest room artwork from textile artist Jane Hunter, all of which add personality and local character to the hotel.
Photos: Iain Smith, Skye Photo Centre.
No. of bedrooms: 11
Client: Perle Hotels Ltd.
Contractor: RK Joinery Ltd.
Furniture: Thomas Johnstone Ltd.
Interior Design: ICA