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Shieldaig Lodge

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Badachro, Gairloch IV21 2AN, Scotland
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Shieldaig Lodge
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Gairloch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We arrived late at night and it was just good luck that we found the lodge as the sign post was very poor, but when we opened the curtains in the morning the view was to die for, a couple of seals playing in the loch just in front of the lawn, a wonderful find and Gino and Wendy were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

What a great find. We found this hotel after having a poor experience in another hotel. Ok, it's not swanky it's not modern it's not posh. But one thing you can't say is it doesn't have character and the staff are really nice. The rooms are old fashioned but it didn't matter the staff were nice the food was ok... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is an older property with high ceilings, big rooms (well ours was), a great view across the inlet from Loch Gairloch but a bit faded and understaffed. Take the last point, at breakfast and evening meals (all good) the front of shop was dealing with all the diners (well), but he was also looking after people checking in and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Shieldaig Lodge is an unspoiled Victorian sporting lodge. A few people have commented that the place could do with "a good update." That would destroy the overstuffed, comfortable ambience. The en suite bathrooms are fully updated, and that's enough. Many of the guests were repeat visitors, some for years and years. Hats off to Gino and Wendy for not giving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Gino and Wendy create a very special ambience in this wonderful old lodge. The food is divine and the location unbeatable literally a stone's throw from the sea loch and surrounded my mature woodland. I have visited here many times now and it has consistantly been a great hotel!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

It's the best place to visit the real soul of scottish people. Excellent service and very clean rooms. My daughter has felt at home thanks to the people of the Hotel. Even the dinnes was really good! When you open the window of your room you can see a brethless view and you can imagine to live...in A little piece... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We travelled there as a family and very much enjoyed it. This is the farthest you can get from a national chain hotel: the hotel itself has lots of character, the owner is very engaging and attentive, the food is very good, and the setting is very beautiful. In fact, the entire area is very beautiful and well worth exploring.... More 

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Liestal, Switzerland
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14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is one of these cases when a hotel goes from quirky, old-style charm to still charming but in need of an update. The owner is a friendly, Italian gentleman that we only met when we were leaving. That was the problem for us. That day there was not enough staff. We waited for over half an hour (with other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stayed only one night at the Shieldaig but found it to be a wonderful place that brought us back to an earlier time. We occupied Room 7, a superior double, which gave us a lovely view of the water and a beautiful bathroom and our adult son was in a single on a different floor. We found the staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very friendly staff made us feel at home. Absolutely no problem having a dog with you... most did. Even a special exercise area. Very good food, cosy bar area with reasonable prices and a good range of whiskies. Very clean and spacious family room. Wonderful lochside views. Great holiday...... midges heaven!

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Address: Badachro, Gairloch IV21 2AN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Gairloch
Number of rooms: 36
Also Known As:
Shieldaig Hotel Gairloch
Shieldaig Lodge Gairloch, Scotland

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