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Castlebay Hotel

Castlebay, HS9 5XD, Scotland
Castlebay Hotel
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  • 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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Horsham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lovely time at the Castlebay Hotel on the Isle of Barra. Excellent staff, very friendly, flexible and cheerful. The hotel is well sited for exploring Castlebay, Kismul Castle and the locality. We would happily stay there again.

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Nice, France
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here with a group of friends on a bicycle holiday. Out first problem was a lack of hot water in the evening, just when we were looking forward to a good clean up after our ride. The rooms were fine and I for one slept well. We had to leave by 8am in order to catch our ferry... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here and were well fed. Starter was the highlight - a selection of fish. But the mains were disappointing - scallops OK but langoustines tough. Wine choice by the glass was limited OK as there isn't much alternative in the town since sadly the one good restaurant was closed when we were there.

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Perth, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is austere and not too inviting from the outside but once you step inside you are greeted with very friendly staff with a strong desire to please. Adequate room with ensuite. With low temperatures outside heating would have helped. Good homely food was served at breakfast and dinner by very friendly staff. Great location very close to the Oban... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very large restaurant which could lack atmosphere but fortunately it was busy on the night we were there. Food was ok but felt a bit overpriced for what it was and the wine was certainly well overpriced. Lovely outlook over the bay if you were lucky to get a table near windows.

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73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't enjoy our 2 night stay here at all. Our first impressions were terrible -- after parking the car we walked past the Hotel Bar which was a disgrace -- an open lean-to for smokers was filthy and outside were two plastic containers full of empty bottles and cigarette ends. The entrance to the Bar had a white board... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I arrived - late - and were offered a table right by the window with a fantastic view. Service was immaculate and the food absolutely delicious. Great place for fish. The atmosphere was appropriately informal and clearly very popular as there was quite a 'buzz, going on. The music from the nearby bar was just the right... More 

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Saint Clair, Michigan, Usa
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78 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived here tired from the Ferry ride of five hours.Was perfect,as it is straight across fro the Ferry.Warm welcome.uncomplicated.Lovely rooms.Nice. Lounge to sit in if you wanted too.Also a lovely bar.Not too big,which is what made it nice.Nice breakfast room next door.Great choice at breakfast.good service.Would definitely stay again and recommend to people.

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Really enjoyed staying here again. Staff really nice and interested in all guests. My room was clean and well equipped only downside was shower was rather small but I fitted in but just ... Breakfast amazing and again staff brilliant. Great location and definitely returning.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Visited during cycle tour of the Hebrides. Friendly welcome, room not fancy but fine and dinner hit the spot after a long journey. Staff very attentive. the room was not fancy but clean and comfortable. Very happy with the stay overall. Would come back

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