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Dry Island

Badachro, Gairloch IV21 2AB, Scotland
Dry Island
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Otter/Creel Cabin for a week in April 2015. After our luggage being collected at the 'pier' in the village, I got a boat ride over with Iain while my husband took the car back round and brought the rest of our stuff down. The walkway to and from the car is steep and across a few rocks... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I visited Dry Island in January. We were very lucky with the weather as it was pretty mild and even sunny for the most part. But as long as you're prepared, this place is a must visit. We arrived quite late, so had to trundle down the hill and across the bridge in the pitch black, which... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The island is really a very special place with fabulous views across the bay of islands and wooded headlands. However, on arrival you have to be prepared for adventure and ready to commit your baggage to a small open boat in uncertain weather, as you will probably not want to be lugging it all the way down many steep steps,... More 

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

We loved every minute of our stay on Dry Island. The historic cottage had everything we needed for our week's stay. The cottage was a little damp as you might expect from a cottage of this age but there were plenty of heaters to make it warm and cosy. Ian and Jess were very welcoming and helpful and their two... More 

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Northamptonshire
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I was just thinking of planning a trip to Scotland when I stumbled across an accidental reference to Dry Island. We stayed there a few years back and had a wonderful, if short, visit. The Badachro Inn is supposed to have one of god best views but Dry a Island is in that view. We arrived as our host pulled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

I booked the old curing station for my stay, adjacent with the owners property and all on one level. Large living/dining space, fair sized bedroom, well equiped kitchen & good sized toilet/shower room. But what you pay for is the view of Gairloch, beautiful! A good pub/eatery 20-25 min walk or a short boat hop across. Access to the island... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We stayed in the Otter Cabin for a few nights. Absolutely blown away by the location of the island especially when walking down from the carpark - that first view over the island is incredible! Ian and Jess were very welcoming when we arrived, helped with our luggage and ensured we had everything we needed for our stay. We loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Loved this cabin, Badachro and Dry Island! Spent a very sunny week here with gentle sea breezes keeping the midges away. Overall very tranquil and relaxing. The island is unbelievably quiet at night too, so great night's sleep assured Sea-food is always a big feature of our West coast holidays, and it was great to get fresh crab & langoustines... More 

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www.dryisland.co.uk, Owner at Dry Island, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your kind comments. It was great having you to stay More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We stayed in The Old Curing Station First the good stuff... The location is unique and charming. The view from the cottage is lovely and the position is quiet and relaxing. The Shellfish Safaris run by Ian from the island are brilliant (reviewed under separate section). The not so good stuff... 1) The first thing we noticed on entering the... More 

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www.dryisland.co.uk, Owner at Dry Island, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your comments The toilet bolts were broken, they have been replaced and silicon renewed. A plumber has also been to check toilet and all is fine Mattress was only a year old. It has been upgraded with a Silent Night King Size bed And complete set of new duvet etc and linen. The Bridge is built... More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Firstly I would like to get the negatives dealt with. It feels like the locals are out to get every penny they can, turned up at the Inn waiting for the boat to take our baggage across and the barman was a little guy who took around 5 minutes to acknowledge me. He then tried to give me a lecture... More 

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