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Castlebay, HS9 5XD, Scotland
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Castlebay Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Isle of Barra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Marbella
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed there for 3 nights from 11th September after travelling there from Spain to attend a wedding. We had a front room with a nice view overlooking the bay. It was a nice clean room and had everything we required. The staff were all very friendly and efficient. We had dinner there one night and the food was good... More

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here on day 1 if our cycling holiday through the Hebrides straight off the ferry from Oban. We had a lovely room at the front and a great view of the castle in the bay. The ferry was delayed a bit and the restaurant stayed open to serve the guests who arrived. We had a lovely dinner, local... More

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NeilMcGougan, General Manager at Castlebay Hotel, responded to this review

Thats for taking the time to send us your feedback. We are so glad you chose to stay with us, and you had a great time, I really hope the rest of your cycling trip goes well. Take Care and enjoy the Hebrides Neil McGougan General Manager More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
44 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel occupies an ideal position overlooking the Bay and Castle Kisimul. Our room on the ground floor was large with a huge and well-appointed bathroom. We had no view to the front, but we did have a back door which gave us direct access to the car park, which, given the amount of luggage we always have, was quite... More

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NeilMcGougan, General Manager at Castlebay Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your stay was. I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay and it was relaxing in the Vatersay Suit with no noise. We really try our bast to make sure people are quiet coming in and out of the public bar at the weekends as much as possible so our... More

Sheffield
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Castlebay might not be the most luxurious hotel but it is very clean and the hospitality is excellent. Food very good and efficiently served. A superb location on the Island of Barra and if you get chance climb the hill behind for the most amazing views.

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NeilMcGougan, General Manager at Castlebay Hotel, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed our Scottish Hebridean Hospitality ! and you had a good stay, The hill behind us isn't for the faint hearted so well done on climbing that. The views are amazing when you get up. Thank you for your feedback its really appreciated Kindest regards Neil McGougan More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stayed here before catching ferry to Oban the next day. Great location looking over to castle. Bar well stocked and meal was served quickly and was delicious. Didn't have breakfast as ferry very early. Only disadvantage was having a room at the back near where the smokers gathered and as there was a wedding the noise of talking went on... More

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NeilMcGougan, General Manager at Castlebay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there thanks for the review of your stay here at the Castlebay Hotel. I am delighted that you thought our food was delicious we put a lot of time, effort and consideration into our menus and food. I am sorry to hear that there were some wedding guests outside near where your room were that made too much noise.... More

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Visited here in 2006 and returned for 60th birthday celebration. Fantastic view from hotel room. Booked superior room this time which was fine - took it up to the level of a standard room in mainland hotels. Could only get two nights in this room and upgraded to the MacNeil suite for last night which was lovely. Spa bath had... More

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Scotland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had 1 night here and enjoyed dinner in the evening although a party of locals beside the window were very loud and swearing - not pleasant and there were quite a few guests dining early evening. Our twin bed room was ok with double sinks in the bathroom though the divan beds were far too low - almost on... More

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NeilMcGougan, General Manager at Castlebay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you very much for your review, and I'm very glad you enjoyed our restaurant and thought our staff were friendly and Helpful and you got to enjoy our spectacular views. I am saddened that due to some locals being loud and swearing out on the street has upset you so much as to rate us 2 out... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our first night's stay on our cycling holiday with teenagers. The rooms and the public areas felt very authentic 'Outer Hebridean', as well as being spacious and comfortable. Beautiful views of the bay and the castle. A few minutes walk from the ferry. A lovely start to the holiday.

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Edinburgh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I love this hotel, not for its stunning views across the bay, not for outstanding (though pricey) food, not even for the very conveniently located Castlebay Bar - but simply for the staff. Every single member of staff within the hotel were wonderful, positive, helpful and a great credit to the Island. I had booked a table for dinner for... More

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NeilMcGougan, General Manager at Castlebay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi There Firstly thank you for your kind words, we really do try to be the friendliest hotel on the Island, and it makes our day we someone comes over and has such a great trip. We look forward to see you again in the future. And rest assured I will pass your compliments on to all the staff. More

San Pedro, Belize
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Excellent view from room 15 and easy to access especially from the back ramp. Had our laundry back in one hour which must be a record and very reasonably priced. Food was very good but had new young wait staff.

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NeilMcGougan, General Manager at Castlebay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there thanks for your kind words I so Glad you loved the view from room 15 - we love it ! We try to get peoples Laundry back as soon as possible - if you time it correctly when the rooms laundry is not being done then we can get straight on it, I will pass on your compliments... More

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Address: Castlebay, HS9 5XD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > Isle of Barra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Castlebay Hotel Isle Of Barra, Scotland

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