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The Albannach

Certificate of Excellence
Baddidarroch, Lochinver IV27 4LP , Scotland
The Albannach
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Co Kildare
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103 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I heard about this place from a contestant on a quiz show who wanted to win some money to bring his wife! I am so glad I tuned in for that show because it was everything I expected and much more besides. We stayed in "The Byre" room on 24th June and it was utterly fantastic. Absolutely everything from the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Originally from Scotland, I've lived in Canada for years & we have wonderful restaurants here but Micheline doesn't star them. So, when I was researching what to do during our family get together trip to Drumbeg, Assynt, I was excited to read about The Albannach and booked up for dinner quite far in advance. After negotiating 14 miles of single... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been visiting Scotland since our wedding anniversary in 1971. On the recommendation of friends, we made a special trip to The Albannach for two nights. It is now on our short list of favorites worth revisiting again and again. Lesley and Colin create amazing dinners - the set menu changes daily (an example is attached). Add in hors d'overs,... More 

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the rigours of a Scottish summer, lovely to stay in The Albannach. Cosy room with a four poster bed and wonderful view of the village and mountains, as well as the deer munching away at the garden. Although characterful, also had excellent reading lights and a large bathroom . Nice to be offered solicitude with tea and homemade cake... More 

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El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This hotel and restaurant suited our needs perfectly. We visited after a few nights of wild camping and it offered a luxurious respite for us. We stayed in a four-poster room, well worth the pennies and great value for money for Michelin star dinner bed and breakfast. The food was great quality, service attentive and an extensive wine and whisky... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We returned again to this lovely retreat for a two night stay. We were in The Byre room which is delightful and we got the best views we have ever had from the hot tub. We enjoyed a half bottle of champagne each night, and half bottles are like hen's teeth these days, to complement the pre dinner canapés. Each... More 

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Northumberland UK
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58 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

One of the founders of the Rolls Royce Motor company remarked that the customers would remember "The Sweetness of the Quality, long after the Bitterness of the Cost". As we think back to our stay, this phrase comes to mind. We booked a long weekend in the Byre Suite. After a leisurely drive across to Lochinver that was packed with... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

You travel an awfully long way to get to The Albannach. You pay rather a lot of money to stay at The Albannach. Is it worth it? I'm afraid we didn't think so. The hotel is in need of some money spent on it, particularly the communal areas which are looking tired and dusty. Our room - The White Room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were fortunate enough to chance upon The Albannach only 3 weeks after it opened , 24 years ago. Since then, we have made sure that we returned at least once every year, sometimes on numerous occasions and we are proud to have followed the journey which the amazing Lesley and Colin have been on. For us,... More 

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34 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We have stayed and enjoyed dinner at The Albannach five times now and without doubt this is one of our favourite places in Scotland. We always choose to stay in The Byre because we love the privacy of having our own little five star cottage across the drive from the main hotel - it's so beautifully furnished and relaxing that... More 

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