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Tigh an Eilean

Certificate of Excellence
Shieldaig IV54 8XN, Scotland
Tigh an Eilean
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Epsom, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I know that this review site is for recent visits, but I just had to write a review about this lovely hotel which we stayed in eight years ago with the current owners.We were here for a week in July 2007 with my mother who had just been widowed and our three children aged 14, 12 and 9. The atmosphere... More 

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Theddlethorpe
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A lovely little family hotel which never fails to please. The food is exquisite and the situation great. Lovely friendly service. A shop attached for those little extras. No TV in rooms, which is a 'Welcome Break' for me anyway. One little gripe is that the carpets have seen better days, but really that is of little consequence when walkers... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My husband and I have just returned from 3 fabulous days in Sheildaig and a stay at the Tigh an Eilean Hotel. Yes, the decor could perhaps do with a refresh in places however this was part of the charm. A warm welcome, beautiful views from the doorstep and some amazing food made for a wonderful visit. Experienced some of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for two nights in September. Our room was clean and comfortable, and our hostess was very helpful to us in several ways. We also liked being able to have dinner in the pub next door, where we could get a smaller meal. Shieldag is a delightful town in a scenic area.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The location of this hotel is stunning. It looks out onto coastal scenery with a back drop of hill, peaks and mountains. It is remote.There is a shop next door that sells essentials, and a bar/restaurant the other side that is open as an alternative to the in-hotel dining options. There is also a coffee shop about 100m away, but... More 

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Skipton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

As frequent and enthusiastic visitors to Tigh An Eilean over the past decade, we were saddened on our most recent visit (Sept 2014) by the hotel's apparent decline. The predominantly Polish staff were helpful and anxious to please (albeit seemingly overworked) in the absence of the owners and the hotel's once-superlative cuisine was distinctly ho-hum. The rooms have always been... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Lovely friendly hotel. Great food in the hotel restaurant and in the pub next door. Rooms are spacious and well maintained. So much better than many of the Highland hotels which attempt to get away with the minimum and just rely on the scenery to keep customers happy.

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Extremely friendly and attentive service. Our room was a good size, with a lovely en suite, and the best views of the bay. Our evening meal in the quiet restaurant was delicious, and breakfast could not be bettered. Just loved the scrambled egg and smoked salmon, and freshly squeezed grapefruit juice.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was our third stay in 10 years and we love the location. It is friendly and the food is good. But we no longer feel it is good value for money - it is a hotel "resting on it's laurels" and we shall think twice about future visits.

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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Maybe we went here at the wrong time, as the restaurant was closed. The bar staff did not seem interested in serving and we were not the only ones in the bar to encounter their bad service. Very unattractive and drab looking bar. When we asked for a pint of the one real ale on display, we were told abruptly... More 

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