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The Albannach

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Baddidarroch, Lochinver IV27 4LP , Scotland
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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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Sheffield
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176 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After visiting Lochinver with our children a few years ago, my wife and I promised ourselves that we would make it back one day and eat at The Albannach. Our wedding anniversary made a suitable excuse for splashing out £70 a head for the set menu. Despite the great reviews, we did wonder if it might be over-rated... We stayed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

People have been recommending this hotel for years and we feared it might have been over-hyped. Not at all. The food really is excellent - perfectly cooked langoustines in delicious sauce, wonderful game, inspirational desserts. This is a beautiful corner of Scotland with lovely walks through breathtaking scenery. We saw so few people, it was hard to believe it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have just returned from our latest stay in the wonderful Albannach, now in its 25th year - we have managed to visit at least once in every one of those 25 years. For this review, I want to mention in particular the various touches which make the place so special and such a by-word for unpretentious... More 

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Huddersfield, UK
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87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay in the top floor suite here. Great bed, great views, very friendly staff and a wonderful meal. The staircase up is steep and creaky but the staff insist on taking all the luggage so that works out just fine. We will definitely return.

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Co Kildare
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

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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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

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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3 reviews
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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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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 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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