Kanye Hotel Wins Top Award

25 April 2016, 11:49 | Updated: 25 April 2016, 11:50


A Skye hotel recently used by rapper Kanye West while filming in Scotland has been named the best island hotel in the country.

Skeabost House near Portree won the prize at the Scottish Hotel Awards in Edinburgh on Sunday.

West and his entourage stayed at the hotel while filming a music video for new single Waves.

Skeabost was acquired last year by Anne Gracie and Ken Gunn, who own two other hotels on the island.

Ms Gracie said: ``There are many marvellous hotels throughout the islands of Scotland, so being voted the best of them is a big honour.''

Andy Murray's Cromlix Hotel near Dunblane won best luxury hotel at the awards while Balbirnie House in Fife was named hotel of the year.

West's Skye visit caused a stir after a local newspaper mentioned it in just a few paragraphs on page 16 with the headline: "American man visits Skye...''