I have officially been ruined by this wonderful castle. I have stayed at Lews Castle myself twice and I have to say that other hotels now don’t stand too much chance of impressing me. I spend a lot of time on beaches, roughing it in my van and in the outdoors whilst on the Isle of Lewis. However, I am also really partial to a bit of luxury. Surroundings are really important to me to enable my creativity to flow and, when it comes down to it, I am very particular about the effort and style in any accommodation.
I believe that whatever end of the market you stay at you should feel like you have got value from a place. I have no problem paying for a luxurious stay as long as it lives up to its price and it’s not somewhere that the photos have made it look better than it is in reality.
I only write reviews on places I feel strongly about and feel they deserve a recommendation. I do this because I love to help people who work hard, not because I expect some kind of pay back. Lews Castle is one of those few places that far surpasses expectations and delivers on all fronts.
My partner and I chose a seafront apartment for this visit and whilst I did miss my rollmop bath in the huge bedroom we had last time, this apartment was equally impressive and also looked over the harbour. There is an understated sense of peace and quiet here and a distinct difference from staying in a hotel.There is no check in desk, however the manager Markus is there whenever you might need him. The sheer height and generous size of rooms, along with the clean contemporary decor add to the sense of quiet.The thick walls allow you to feel like you are encapsulated within your own private quarters so the castle.
I am writing this article because I can’t think of a better place to get away from everything for a romantic retreat whether that be an anniversary, wedding or elopement. Lews castle is a must try for anyone who wishes to escape from the busy ness of everyday life.