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Scarista House

Sgarasta Bheag, HS3 3HX, Scotland
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33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I really wanted to visit the Isle of Harris and come across Scarista House after searching google. What attracted me to this accommodation was the restaurant menu and more importantly the very extensive wine list. There are so many wine choices available we were spoiled for choice. The room at the house are lovely, very cosy and comfortable, and very... More 

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47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I love this place. I have never stayed here as we are lucky to have friends nearby, but whenever I come to Harris we make a point of coming to have supper here. What I love is that it's such a personal kind of experience. When you ring up to book dinner they ask if there is anything you don't... More 

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ScaristaHouse99, Owner at Scarista House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. The warm glow created when I read your comments will do a lot to counter the chill in the air caused by the first stormy night of the winter. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Patricia More 

Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Doesn't look like a fine dining restaurant from the outside, but then this is on Isle of Harris which is quite a unique place where nothing really conforms to 'the norm'. As per other reviews, key thing is to understand that Scarista only offers one set menu each evening which changes on a daily basis, but if you contact them... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We love this place so much. Staying here is like have having all the comforts of a 5* hotel, but in a private house. It is quirky and individual and we go back as often as we can. Scarista Beach is unbeatable and our wee dog is as welcome as we are.

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ScaristaHouse99, Owner at Scarista House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to post such lovely comments. We really do want our guests to feel completely at home here, but without having to do any of the work! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes, Patricia More 

Winterthur, Switzerland
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33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This was the furthest place from our home we stayed at and it doesn't get much more solitary than here. When we walked the incredibly beautiful Scarista beach, we had it all to ourself most of the time. An almost unreal experience. As for Scarista House, we stayed in the extra building and not in the main house because of... More 

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ScaristaHouse99, Owner at Scarista House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your carefully considered review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we take your comments on board about the faults! There is always a list of things to do during the winter months and we will certainly do our best to address those few problems this winter. The internet connection is an... More 

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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Patricia and Tim run a truly delightful hotel. The food is par excellence both for dinner, breakfast and afternoon tea. Their staff are professional and friendly. The Lucy suite was most attractive and comfortable with all the facilities one expects in a good quality hotel including a turn down service which is pretty rare these days.We will recommend this hotel... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Truly excellent food in a lovely house party atmosphere. Food is top notch. (Would like to see a warmer welcome from the dining room manager and would appreciate if the young women serving drinks knew anything about the drinks menu.) Drinks before dinner in the drawing room with other guests--unfortunately if they are busy you will be in two drawing... More 

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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Absolutely loved the location. Loved the first room on our first night (Dot). Loved their two dogs and cat (very friendly). Great for animal lovers, but also great for those who aren't fans of pets because the pets aren't intrusive in the slightest. Kinda loved the second room on our second night (Hannah), but it was much smaller and the... More 

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

I’m really sorry that you felt that we lacked warmth. We were very busy when you were staying and short staffed too and as Tim and I do the cooking, we have to spend most of our time in the kitchen which unfortunately doesn’t leave us much time to really get to know our guests. The shower is now working.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Our ideal restaurant serves a fixed menu done well, as then you know all the effort, skill, and cost is going into something you will enjoy. Our ideal hotel is a family run affair in an interesting old house set in a stunning, but peaceful, location. Scarista House is both of those things and more. As if the main meal... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Scarista House Harris - Patricia & Tim provided Great service, with rides when our car broke down. This was beautifully furnished with artworks, antique furniture and a good library. It offers fine dining including a gourmet dinner, an elaborate breakfast , drinks and tea services, all in a beautiful Harris Isle setting. It is in proximity to the Island's golf... More 

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