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25 Glen | Castle Bay, HS9 5UQ, Scotland
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Hillside B&B
Ranked #3 of 15 Isle of Barra B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfortable homely B&B in very convenient location. Doreen is a really lovely hostess and her daily tray of home baking left in the room a real treat. Decor is a little tired but Hillside offers excellent value for money.

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Shropshire, England
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29 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stayed 3 nights at Hillside, it is the perfect location for exploring the island and only a few minutes walk from the town and good eating places. We had the en suite bedroom which was clean and comfortable. Wi-Fi available throughout. Doreen and Donald are welcoming hosts and do ensure that guests are made very welcome and are always on... More

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Durham UK
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It was a pleasure to stay here, The lady who runs this establishment is very helpful but steps back to let you enjoy the location of central Castle bay. Hillside is within a short walking distance of all amenities. A nice part of Castlebay. The room we had was well furnished and everything very clean and tidy. Good shower etc.... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Spent two nights at Hillside at the end of May. Doreen and Donald are amazing hospitable hosts. Home baking, home made preserves, topped with home made bread, shows this bed and breakfast host likes to cosset her guests.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Doreen truly has made a unique and perfect B&B. My boyfriend and I stayed two nights with Donald and Doreen. I can't imagine having stayed in Barra in any other location! First, the location. Just outside of the central Castlebay "bustle" with a nice view of the bay and Kismul. A perfect launching pad for activities on the island. Secondly,... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

This is a first rate B&B run with great care and attention to detail by Doreen. The rooms are comfortable, breakfasts are very good and the home baking that Doreen provides for guests every afternoon is most welcome after a day out exploring the beautiful countryside. Free wifi and the use of towelling robes for the rooms that share a... More

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Oslo
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stayed 3 nights at Hillside, it was a perfect location for getting around without a car. We shared bathroom with another room, which worked out fine. The bathrobes were very handy! Homemade cakes in the room every afternoon was a nice extra. Good breakfast with homebaked bread at a shared table, makes it easier to talk to other guests. Nice... More

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Kirkcaldy, Fife
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Doreen and Donald were the perfect hosts and a lovely couple. From the minute we arrived till we left we could not have been made more welcome.We visited Barra for two days at the end of March 2014 and Hillside proved the perfect base. Very comfortable en-suite room with a residents lounge/dining room with Sky TV available for our use.Breakfasts... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We visited the Island out of season and we enjoyed fantastic weather. We choose to stay here after reading the glowing reviews. When we arrived we were greeted with a warm welcome by Doreen who showed us to our room. We stayed in the double en suite which located at the rear of the house. Fresh home baking and coffee/tea/hot... More

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Yorkshire
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28 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stayed two nights with Doreen at the start of a cycling tour of the Outer Hebrides. She was a friendly and unflappable host, providing delicious home made scones and cake in the room, cooking up a fine breakfast (nice to share a big table with other guests as it gets you talking to each other), dealing with our soaking... More

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Address: 25 Glen | Castle Bay, HS9 5UQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > Isle of Barra
Also Known As:
Hillside B&B Isle Of Barra, Scotland

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