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Mackay's Rooms

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Durine, Durness IV27 4PN , Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Glasgow
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2009

We booked into Mackay's for 3 nights over the Easter weekend. Fiona and her staff could not have been more helpful or pleasant and gave us loads of tips for sightseeing and walking. The room was lovely, really luxurious and had an amazing feather topper on the bed, I can honestly say that we had the best sleep ever. There... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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12 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2009

We spent a night here while we drove along the north coast. What an amazing discovery! I don't think I have ever been in a more cozy place. The decor was wonderful and managed to have a highland flavor without making you feel like you're in a tartan fantasy- I took photos to use in decorating my own home one... More 

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2008

i stayed here for two nights (and dined in for one). I had booked last minute and was warned it would mean a room change - but that was all done for me a v smoothly. i particularly liked my smaller room on the first night as it felt more cosy (the layout of the larger room didn't quite work... More 

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Leeds
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2008

My husband and I have stayed here twice when touring Scotland and this has to be one of my favourite hotels! Everything about this small hotel is fantastic - the drive up the west coast to get there, the beautiful white beach 2 minutes along the road, the rooms are well equipped and fabulously decorated to a high standard, the... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland.
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41 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2008

Durness hasn't had a great place to stay for many years which has been a pity given the beautiful surroundings. Fiona and her team have transformed a previously run down hotel into a terrific and extremely comfortable place to spend some time in the unique wilderness of North West Sutherland. Great rooms - we had numbers 1 - lovely twin... More 

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Edinburgh
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11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2008

We have just returned from our 3rd visit to Mackay's where we had another great stay. It is unusual to find such a contemporary and cosy hotel in this part of the world. The hotel is stylish without being pretentious and the deluxe rooms are spacious with fantastic large comfortable beds. The hotel continues to improve with nice touches like... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2008

Stayed one night at the Mackay rooms on our week long trip in the North West, and this was by far the best hotel we stayed at. Rooms were comfortable and really nicely decorated. Liked the additional touches such as ipod in the room. Food in the restaurant was excellent as was the service. Would definately recommend to anyone visiting... More 

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palnackie
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15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2008

Spent a couple of nights out of a week on a walking trip. Chose three hotels/B&Bs from Tripadvisor reviews. All of them good but this one was easily the best. Two outstanding features; the service was impeccable, very natural, unforced but really friendly and helpful people at every step. Second the food was really good. Must be difficult running a... More 

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paris
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2008

nice scottish welcome. small rooms but confortable. good food. menu changed every day. certainly one of the best places to stay in this far distant corner of Scotland. splendid country, and for golfers don’t miss the super scenic Durness golf! ( 30 / 31 of May and 01 / 02 of June ) doctor and Mrs. Yves Le Goff. Paris.... More 

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Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2008

Prior to booking this hotel I read the various reviews that have been posted on this site and am glad that I was not dissuaded by the negative comments originating from "wise1021". There is absolutely no way that this hotel can be described as "overpriced". Double the amount, yes, but £45 a night B&B is spot on for a small... More 

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