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Craigard Hotel

Isle of Barra | Castlebay, Scotland
Craigard Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was small, with a tiny ensuite shower room and basin in the bedroom. It was warm and comfortable, but the decor was a bit tired. It did however have a stunning view of the bay and castle. The breakfast was good, with a reasonable selection of juice, cereals and nicely cooked items made to order. All the staff... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barra is an isolated island reached by ferry from the mainland and other islands. From the moment you walk in you're greeted with a smile. We had room number 7 which is quite spacious and has a great view of the bay and the ruined castle. The place jumps on Friday night with the local Darts Competition which was good... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Never having visiting Barra before, I took a shot in the dark and plumped for the Craigard Hotel at Castlebay. It is perched on a high hill overlooking a magnificent inlet framed by hills and (in the distance) glimpses of white sand beaches. This view is enjoyable from the hotel dining room: surely one of the best views in Scotland.... More 

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Halkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I visited the Craigard for both lunch and dinner and was very impressed with the level of service the staff were warm and friendly and the service was quick. The staff went out of their way to make sure you were okay and couldnt do enough to help. The standard of food was excellent and a lot of there food... More 

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Fife, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

searching castlebay/Barra for a TV to watch football (World Campionships semi) we found the Craigard very welcoming. 3 of us were "under age" for the public bar where most TVs are in hotels, so we had a problem. Not a problem for the lovely Craigard manager who diverted from his very urgent fridge repair in order to tune the TV... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I didn’t stay at the Craigard but I treated myself to lunch and an evening meal here. For lunch I had jacket potato & haggis. Wow… the food was so tasty. I was full but could’ve kept on eating! For my evening meal I had a steak pie. The evening meal wasn’t as nice as my lunch. I was full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have stayed in this hotel several times over the years and have to say what an amazing improvent with the new owners. Warm friendly staff and a bright atmospher to the place now. Although the island almost goes to sleep in the winter the hotel still had a buzz about it with a great band on for entertainment .... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
34 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Barra is a very small island and so the fairly basic little hotel perhaps reflects the fact that visitors are not that plenty here. We had a good night's sleep mainly because the area is very quiet, although the hotel rooms are by no means soundproof. The view from our room was stunning as was that from the dining room... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

You enter the building through a passageway that is not very enticing, we left early and it was also very dark. The staff on reception and in the bar we could not fault, friendly, cheerful and doing the best that they could. But you cannot make a silk purse out of a sows ear! The room, dusty rather than dirty,... More 

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A friend and I had dinner here on Tuesday night while staying at the Castlebay Hotel. The entrance is hidden down a back alley and the whole place looks rundown. The menu was basic but had enough variety. The waitress was very friendly and attentive, just a shame the food wasn't the same. I had a gammon steak with chips.... More 

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