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Ben Loyal Hotel

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Main Street, Tongue IV27 4XE, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had an evening meal at the Ben Loyal. We didn't stay in this hotel.Food was average and service was ok. I wouldn't say it's the best meal I've had but it was one of the only reasonable places to eat in Tongue. We stayed in a B&B nearby and it was easy to find on foot. Overall a nice place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The tiny hamlet of Tongue, perched on the desolate far north coast of Scotland, is about as far from civilisation as you can get in the UK, so I was lucky to be able to find a hotel there at all, let alone one as jolly and welcoming as this. There are around ten rooms above a bustling pub/restaurant which... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We cycled from Inverness to Tongue and arrived cold, wet and tired. We could not have enjoyed a more pleasant welcome to the Ben Loyal. The staff were great. Our rooms were tidy and spacious. The bar was inviting and relaxed and both our evening meal and breakfast were great. I would recommend a stay here.

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worcs
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 1 night thankfully no longer Very disappointed Beautiful views and that's it Didn't find the staff particularly helpful or friendly either. Very over priced rooms a superior double with views!!!! Stayed in nicer Travelodges & I really don't like them Room was very..... small as was the so called double bed! We ate in the restaurant again... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint hotel, but needs modernising without losing charm and the shower was awful, could not regulate the temperature and pour pressure and after getting soaked walking to Sandwood Bay, a decent shower was a must! However the food was lovely, especially the local smoked salmon and kippers for breakfast. Nice view from restaurant/lounge. Poor wifi.

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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small hotel in the Northwest Highlands with great views, room was above the bar and there was some noise ( this was not pointed out until we arrived). Food was ok but menu promised much more, just average in total.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful place for a comfortable stay! The room was tidy although a bit cramped. The bed was comfy. The breakfast was plentiful and delicious. Convenient to Ben Hope and Loyal hiking. Not far from the Strathnaver Trail. The pub was welcoming and a great place to meet guests and locals.

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Wiveliscombe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

On arrival, we were told there was a party in for dinner, would were asked, as they were busy, if we could eat later, our table was booked for 8.30. When we went down later, the party consisted of about 12 people, one extra table had 3 people sat there, the rest of the tables were empty, they kept us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This is a very well run and highly competent hotel. The views are outstandingly beautiful - straight out to Ben Loyal from my bedroom. The bedroom was well designed, well appointed and extremely comfortable. The staff were wonderful - friendly, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We arrived wet and cold to have all our boots and waterproofs immediately... More 

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Spent 1 night here, thoroughly enjoyed it. Small and perfect. Finding it was easy and check in good. I had requested no stairs if possible and we were given a choice of rooms. Room small but had everything in it. Bed was only 4'6'' but was ok for us. Might not suit everybody. Staff were excellent from check in to... More 

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