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Scarista House

Sgarasta Bheag, 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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London, United Kingdom
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214 reviews 214 reviews
28 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting Harris for the first time led me to Scarista. Patricia and her team provide a haven of calm in such a stunning setting. Every breakfast was a treat, setting 'one up' for hours of solo enjoyment on the most amazing beaches. My dog and I had the most wonderful time. Afternoon tea was a delight, and after a power... More

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Alston, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We have been coming to Scarista House for 11 years now - before our daughter was born. We fell in love with the location, the house and the warm welcome always given by Tim and Patricia. The staff are second to none and are not only attentive to you - but bring to you their lives on Harris with their... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We spent an enjoyable couple of evenings here. Interesting place that is probably trading on former glories. Most of the building and surroundings are pretty tired and in need of a little TLC. The entrance is mega confusing. We were not sure how to enter. We missed this and apparently other guests had the same problem. Staff were excellent and... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Scarista House has divided Tripadvisor reviewers and its not difficult to see why. As a former manse and now award winning internationally acclaimed hotel and restaurant it was not quite what we were expecting. The hotel itself had a faded elegance - one of your reviewers described this as the wrong side of shabby chic - though the food was... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Scarista House provides an experience that is probably unlike that found anywhere else in the Western Isles. It is also perhaps much more expensive than any other similarly sized hotel in the Western Isles - perhaps too expensive. We booked Elsa, a twin room in the main house, and Lily, a suite in Glebe House which is a separate building... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
17 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Stayed at this amazing place very recently. Scarista is beautifully located with amazing views to the sea on the Isle of Harris. We stayed in the main house, lovely well furnished, very comfortable room. Lovely friendly, helpful staff...nothing was too much effort. Evening dinner is very special, with a set meal,(they do ask for dietary requirements at the time of... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Our room was airy and pleasant, despite the unusually hot weather. The bed was exceptionally comfortable. The carpet looked a bit worn but the en suite bathroom was very clean and recently-decorated. There was no TV, but there was a selection of books chosen by a contemporary Scottish author. Our room was in a rather functional row of buildings, half... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Doing a Good Food/Good Hotel guide tour of the Hebrides included Scarista which features in both. It was the dearest and we had high hopes. The afternoon tea on arrival in the lounge was a great start. Our room was small but well designed with an angular bed and lovely little sitting room with impressive full-length views to the south... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We loved our two night visit to Scarista House along with our extended family ranging from 1.5 to 72 years and could have not been more warmly received and better cared for. We dined at ease in the "conservatory" with the wee one able to walk around and not spoil dinner for the other guests. The delicious fresh food was... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I recently spent 4 wonderful nights at Scarista House, I have been waiting a few years to visit Harris and Scarista House, I was not disappointed, the welcome was perfect, the food (Breakfast and Evening) was perfect, the quantity and variety was just right. The library and Lounge are both laid out in such away that solo travellers are included... More

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Also Known As:
Scarista House Hotel
Scarista House Hotel Isle Of Harris
Scarista House Isle Of Harris, Scotland
Address: Sgarasta Bheag, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > Lewis and Harris > Isle of Harris
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Ranked #20 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Isle of Harris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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