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Scarista House

4.0 of 5 Sgarasta Bheag, HS3 3HX, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Belfast, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best welcome ever. Tea and scones in front of a peat fire. The best beaches I have ever been on. Lovely, comfortable room. Fantastic food - not fussy, Michelin stuff but amazing quality - we had Aberdeen Angus beef one night and local scallops on the next. Definitely a place to come back to over and over again. (can't... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This views are among the most beautiful in the world. Folks at Scarista were helpful and accommodating. The food was excellent. We were there with another couple and fully expect to return for another visit. Only one suggestion: As matter of safety, more outside lighting is absolutely necessary, particularly for folks staying in the"cottage" outside the main building. The hostess... More 

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Patricia M, Owner at Scarista House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments. A few years ago we installed a total of 14 outside lights. They started to die one by one and now only 4 still work - those out of the worst of the winter wind, salt and rain. Replacing them with more robust lights is a priority and we are waiting for an... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed three nights at Scarista in July and left wishing we could have stayed much longer. It's like the ideal country house weekend of British legend, but completely Hebridean, and very romantic. Glorious setting, with amazing views, looking over rabbits on the machair to a stunning golden beach; exquisite food in the dining room, breakfast and dinner always a... More 

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Hong Kong
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We went there for diner, expecting something excellent. First, it was very black outside, we could not find the door of the restaurant. Luckily, some guests arrived and they knew the entrance, well hidden. Nice room, you feel in a private home. The Maître d'H was siting at a table, we thought he was a customer! When he came to... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

When I was booking a hotel on Harris, I was quite taken aback by the fact that everywhere I checked are either booked full or out of my price range. Many places won't allow children, which is frustrating. Then I found this place, and was so glad that I did. We arrived on Harris on ferry from Skye, and the... More 

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Patricia M, Owner at Scarista House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and for letting us know that the washing machine wasn't working! It will be replaced this winter. More 

Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Harris is a very special place and Scarista has one of the best locations on Harris close to perhaps the best beach in the Kingdom. Tim and Patricia are very welcoming. The criticism in some reviews of clutter, old fashioned style etc are wide of the mark. It is comfortable, welcoming and a great place to relax and unwind.

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I had wanted to stay at Scarista House for over 20 years and this August we eventually did; we were not disappointed. We had a warm and friendly welcome on arrival and had a cosy and very comfortable room (Hannah). The food was excellent with a philosophy of simple food cooked very well, letting flavours speak for themselves. With open... More 

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Patricia M, Owner at Scarista House, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for saying such lovely things. It really means a lot to us. More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I would have to agree with a number of the reviews in here - Scarista House is not perfect. Yet, while I can fault some details (and for the benefit of Pat and Tim I list below) the quality of a stay anywhere is the feeling you have when you leave. We did not want to go. We first stayed... More 

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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384 reviews 384 reviews
53 hotel reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had wanted to visit Scarista House for many years. The restaurant is excellent and really deserves a high ranking. A lot at the hotel is brilliant including the staff and owners, the breakfast and, most of all, the view. However the rooms are getting tired and when we reported a broken light, nothing was done and we received no... More 

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Patricia M, Owner at Scarista House, responded to this review

We are very sorry that we failed to sort the lightbulbs in your bathroom. Unfortunately, they're not standard ones and are difficult to get and replace. We are going to refurbish the entire bathroom this winter. More 

Geneva, Switzerland
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Initially I wanted to write a review trying to make people understand how difficult it is to maintain a listed building and that food being imported is pricy etc. etc. etc. The problem is ... ... I am still on the same island - granted Isle of Lewis but lets face it we are still on the same island. And... More 

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Patricia M, Owner at Scarista House, responded to this review

We at Scarista House are very sorry that although you enjoyed many aspects of your stay, you found some to be lacking. We have an ongoing programme of maintenance and we are constantly striving to keep our beautiful Georgian house in peak condition. With a house of this age, it is impossible to ensure perfection, but we endeavour to get... More 

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Address: Sgarasta Bheag, HS3 3HX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > Lewis and Harris > Isle of Harris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Scarista House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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Scarista House Hotel Isle Of Harris
Scarista House Isle Of Harris, Scotland

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