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Rattray Head Eco-Hostel

Lighthouse Cottages | Rattray, Peterhead AB42 3HA, Scotland
Rattray Head Eco-Hostel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

The place is wonderful. We spent 3 nights in the old light house supply building - pictured above - in February '12. It was very warm and cozy. This part of Scotland is one of the best places for seeing the Northern Lights (alas we saw no performance!). It gets much better weather and clearer skies than places to the... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

We spent 2 days here in the middle of February and had such a good time that we are already considering going back. We arrived on a dark and very windy night and we're slightly concerned about where the hell we were but we were treated to a very warm welcome and within an hour had a warm fire and... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

I arrived late and wet on a motorbike and in the dark, and had to leave next morning in the sunrise for an early job interview, but the whole experience was perfect. January, North-East Scotland - and the only guest brave enough to venture here at this time of year, but the radiators were warm enough to dry my leathers... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

If you love good scenery with your relaxed getaway, Rattray Head does both well. I stayed in the hostel for 5 days and wished I'd scheduled more time there, even if it was winter! Just 5 minute's walk from 11 miles of secluded beach with plenty to explore if you're a nature lover. The owner, Rob, was friendly, flexible and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

Hope your car has a good suspension. To reach the accomadation you have to travel along a farm track with many many potholes for about 1 mile. When I arrived I was greeted with a friendly welcome by the owner Rob and his 2 dogs. Rob took me into the main building the old lighthouse keeper cottages, built in 1892.... More 

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Cardiff
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7 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

If you are looking for a holiday that embraces nature, quirky accommodation and outstanding natural beauty, where kids and dogs are welcome, this is for you. We had a family room for a week in August. There are two of these downstairs in the old lighthouse keepers house. Both rooms have their own bathroom. The accommodation is basic as it's... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

The hostel/B&B is in a very cool location, surrounded by the coastal nature! Very friendly place for a weekend with great walking on the beautiful beach with the lighthouse in the middle of the sea (amazing on the night!) !...just at half hour from Aberdeen!

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

Stayed here one night to visit the nearby RSPB site. Excellent hostel accomodation in a stunning beach location. The Bird watching is excellent too. Hostel was warm and cosy and the owners was very welcoming and helpful.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2010

Rob made us feel very welcome and even gave us some of their own milk when we realised that we'd not got any with our groceries. Importantly, he was not intrusive or fussy, just helpful and friendly. The inside was warm, clean and spacious, don't be put off by the aging exterior, i understand that there is an ongoing programme... More 

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Selkirk
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12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

This hostel is in a former lighthouse accommodation block. Set right on a deserted dune filled beach which extends for miles. The accommodation is basic but very comfortable and relaxed, with plenty of space. Well equipped kitchens, sitting areas and bathrooms. The views are stunning and wildlife abundant. There is something great about looking out of your bedroom window at... More 

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