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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Sgarasta Bheag, Scotland
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Scarista House
Ranked #22 of 28 Isle of Harris B&B and Inns
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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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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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325 reviews 325 reviews
50 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Geneva, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very little to complain about from our trip to Scarista house but on the other hand not too much to shout about given the costs, particularly compared to other (cheaper) hotels on our trip. The bedroom was nice, but old fashioned, and the bathroom was slightly cramped. Internet access is unavailable in the bedrooms which is disappointing, but not that... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Scarista is a pretty house situated in a remote location. You get a fab welcome with homemade cake scones and shortbread by an open fire! Our room was lovely with views over the beach and tasteful classic furniture. The evening meal is fab - so good people are booking up year-on-year and coming from other parts of the island to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My husband has been longing to stay at scarista house for a number of years. We were not disappointed a beautiful hotel with 5* food. I have to say their web site does not do it justice. Tim and Patricia were incredibly lovely and so helpful with every little detail, even allowing us to borrow their dog to walk !... More

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limerick
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Scarista House adds to the charm and mystique Of Isle of Harris in Outer Hebrides. Hotel is quaint and relaxing with excellent cuisine. "Set" Dinner menu works in association with custom of guests meeting and mingling pre dinner exchanging days/weeks holiday experiences with refreshing frankness. Breakfast outstanding. Country House with relaxed leisurely feel rather than functional hotel. Surrounding countryside beaches... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We spent 2 nights at Scarista after a couple of amazing nights on an uninhibited island with no electricity or toilet. The shower we had once we had booked in and had afternoon tea was a real treat and after dinner it was so wonderful to sink into a bed that felt as soft as a cloud. We had a... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We left it to the last minute to book a return visit to Scarista House and were delighted to find that we could be squeezed in for dinner. It's a fairly formal event and you are somewhat thrown together with your fellow diners, luckily we got on very well with our companions for the evening but I suppose things could... More

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stayed at Scarista House for three nights at the beginning of June. The location is wonderful, a few minutes walk from a long sandy beach and our room in the main house was lovely, with a very Hebridean view of cemetery, wild landscape & coast. The breakfasts were delicious, as were the evening meals & the service exemplary -... More

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Orford
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

There list of hotels and guest houses in the Western Isles (Harris, Lewis and the Uists) is not that long so this, perhaps, is not the accolade it sounds. Nevertheless Patricia, Tim and their team contrive to match or exceed standards achieved by prestigious hotels in much more populous areas. The location is stunning set back from a quiet road... More

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Additional Information about Scarista House

Address: Sgarasta Bheag, 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*
Also Known As:
Scarista House Hotel Isle Of Harris
Scarista House Isle Of Harris, Scotland

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