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Ceol na Mara Guest House

7 Direcleit, Tarbert HS3 3DP, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 6 Tarbert B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a superb, comfortable guest house in a wonderful location, very friendly and welcoming, and rightly known for its breakfasts, with several specialities of the house in addition to, or instead of, what would normally be expected. Twice saw a pair of red-throated divers close to the by-road leading to the guest. Nothing more to be said, other than... More

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Broadstairs, England, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arranged by McKinlay Kidd, our two nights here lived up to the expectations we have come to expect from them. Total tranquillity, no light pollution, service that totally exceeded expectation without expecting further payment. Delicious porridge as a starter for breakfast, then the full cooked choices. Good clean accommodation and a friendly atmosphere - we could spend days here just... More

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Erlenbach, Switzerland
5 reviews 5 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was absolutely perfect, except the breakfast: It was just brilliant! (The Müesli was the best I've ever had.) Tastefully decorated house, cozy, clean, well appointed rooms and spacious bathroom, good beds, perfect quiet location, and, most importantly, the host couple is very friendly, warm, helpful and calmly. If it should ever come again to this wonderful island, I will... More

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21 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I almost don't want to say how lovely this B&B is as I want there to be room when I pay a return visit! We had the top two rooms with our friends from France and the interconnecting sitting area was very useful. The beds and bedding were very comfortable and the en suite spotlessly clean.John was very welcoming and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this guesthouse with our three children and a friend and had three rooms. The place is spotlessly clean and very nicely decorated, the owners were extremely nice and helpful. The breakfast fantastic. Maybe the Ceol Na Mara is too perfect for a stay with children - we stressed ourselves a little out of fear they would stain... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent two nights at this interesting B&B. We had a lovely room, adequate in space, clean, and with lovely linens. Shots of sherry and Scotch were pre-poured in our room on arrival. It is a nice thought, and typical of this hard drinking culture ... just not the best welcome for someone trying not to drink.... More

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CEOLNAMARA2014, Owner at Ceol na Mara Guest House, responded to this review

Although we welcome any constructive criticism which might help us to raise the standard of our service and enhance the experience of our Guests, we were rather disappointed at the number of negative comments and errors from this reviewer. The overwhelming majority of our Guests are pleasantly surprised to discover a small decanter of Whisky ( Scotland’s national drink )... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent two nights at Coel na Mara this July with my Husband and children and I cannot praise this place highly enough. It was perfectly located to enjoy the delights that Harris has to offer, whilst being only a few minutes drive to the port of Tarbert. Marlene and John were the perfect hosts - managing to be there... More

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had 4 nights at this lovely B&B and still didn't manage to try all the breakfasts! An amazing choice to suit every taste. Our room on the 2nd floor was spacious & comfortable. The ensuite was large and we had the use of a bright airy lounge shared with one other bedroom. Marlene & John were great hosts and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at this excellent b&b in Tarbert. We were greeted warmly by our hosts when arriving and we felt welcomed. Spacious and nice room. Nice idyllic nature is surrounding this b&b. Close to Tarbert where we had our dinner. Also close to An Cliseam, Hebridies tallest mountain. The Breakfast menu is a chapter of it own. Its... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Everything about this B&B was perfect. Owners were very enthusiastic and helpful, the room was spotless and spacious. Breakfast was cooked to perfection. Short distance from tarbert with lots of restaurants.

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Address: 7 Direcleit, Tarbert HS3 3DP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > Lewis and Harris > Isle of Harris > Tarbert
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Enjoy the privacy and seclusion of this recently re-furbished early 20th century Hebridean house set in 55 acres of unspoiled crofting land at the north end of the beautiful Isle of Harris in the Western Isles of Scotland. All rooms have spectacular views over Loch Kindebig, yet only a few minutes from the Ferry Terminal at Tarbert and many fine eating places. Enjoy a unique taste of the Hebrides at this top quality Guest House in the Isle of Harris. Centrally situated to allow easy access to all parts of Harris as well as Lewis. Residents lounges on each of the three floors. Two double en-suite rooms : One twin en-suite : One double with private facilities : Separate Dining Room. All rooms with sea view : silent fridge : complimentary dram : organic toiletries : flat screen TV & free wireless broadband : ipod / iphone docking station. Five star breakfast menu featuring the very best of local produce. ... more   less 
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