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B&Bs in Scotland - July/August trip reviews and tips

We always try to book a Rick Steve's recommended Inn/B&B, or one that someone here on the Forum has recommended.
Just wanted to submit some notes for those currently looking for Scotland stays.

Edinburgh - Gifford House (August). The hosts were superb. The breakfast was very good. The location was very good---a bit out of town, but just a 10 minute bus ride from buses right outside. The bed and pillows were not good. Pillows were very flat, almost no lift. The bathroom was 2 feet wide and the sink stuck out 13" from the wall. I am short, and my rear touched the opposite wall as I bent over the sink to brush my teeth. I would stay elsewhere next time.

Inverness - Strathness House (August). Great location. No issues.

Oban - Kilchrenan House (July). Great location. Light in bathroom inadequate to apply makeup. Furnishings very old and musty smelling. Another flat pillow. Wonderful view from front bedroom (I think it was #5).

Glasgow - Motel One (July). This was actually a great place, except the room was exceptionally small as you expect in Europe. Very modern and good breakfast, no hot choices (instant porridge).

Isle of Skye - Cruinn Bheinn (July) This was not in Rick's book. But should be. This place was out of this world. Best Inn/B&B we've stayed in in Europe in 25 years. Modern, roomy, but a bit out of Portree (gotta have a car). Can't say enough about it, perfect in every way and a very welcome surprise----light, elegant, upscale comfort---just superb. This is a 5-star stay for a 3-star price.

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Please list the name of the Inn you stayed at on Isle of Skye - thanks!

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I would add Hazelbank a 5 min drive from the Uig Ferry. The most comfortable bed I have ever slept on in my life. Extremely clean with a wonderful breakfast. Host was very helpful with any questions a guest may have and volunteered lost of good info too.