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Castlebay Hotel

Castlebay, HS9 5XD, Scotland
Castlebay Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hobart, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Castlebay Hotel for 4 wonderful spring nights in April. 5 days of bright spring sunshine. Barra had been on my 'bucket list"' since I was a boy and I was not disappointed. We arrived on Barra by air, flying into Barra airport on the 19 seat Flybe Twin Otter and landing on the beach at Traigh... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
11 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't stay at the Castlebay Hotel, but our short visit to the restaurant area sure made us consider this next time. On a cold, windy, rainy morning we - and the DOG - just wanted a nice cup of hot coffee and a small bite for breakfast - hardly a big earner or attractive considering the wet dog. We... More 

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely views from the hotel although we had back rooms ..the staff were very friendly and welcoming..we arrived late so did not eat in the hotel ...the brutal truth is that the hotel could do with an update however it basically works and we've no major complaints. Sunday is dead in Barra so we enjoyed sighseiing around the island but... More 

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Charlestown, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really nice hotel overlooking the bay and the ferry terminal, where you arrive or depart - very picturesque Friendly manager although she looked total harassed and very busy to stop and talk Girl in the bar very friendly and catty Room was nice and the food in the restaurant good with local produce They have a locals... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Slightly tired hotel in need of a freshen up. In a great position overlooking the bay. Staff are excellent, friendly and helpful. The restaurant serves local fish, the scallops were particularly good. The bar next door is worth a visit to meet the locals.

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I was on Barra working when I first stayed here, I've since been back with a third stay planned for next week. The rooms are clean and spacious, the staff are friendly and the views from the lounge or restaurant overlook the bay. The food in the restaurant is good quality and delivered to the table with good friendly service.... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I stayed there a week ago and would recommend it to anyone. The service was second to none, I was treated really well by all staff but especially by Rachel who made sure I had everything I needed and this was particularly welcome when I got stranded on the island due to very high winds.b

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Due to storms and cancelled ferries had an extended stay here. Had a large comfortable and warm room with en-suite. The free WiFi is great especially if you end up being stuck for a few days. The dining room was a bit cold but then it was the middle of winter and I was almost the only person staying. Music... More 

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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Stayed here during the December storm and couldn't fault the staff. they were friendly and informative and very accommodating. The food in the restaurant is nice and always well presented. The hotel has good facilities with free wifi which is a good speed.

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Ararat
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Staff happy and welcoming, rooms warm, sparkling clean and comfortable. Margo acting Chef presented us with a 3 course dinner that was equal to many top chefs and better than some other chefs in the UK and Australia especially in Sydney pity more chefs do not present good honest food that tastes as good as Margo's.

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