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Castlebay Hotel

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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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  • 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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Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to stay on Barra with a good view over the bay and of Kisimul Castle. The staff are very friendly and helpful and informative. The room we stayed in was huge with a big comfortable bed and well appointed furniture. A great panoramic view from the large window in this room. The shower/bath operation was a little... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

Booked lunch for a large family group. No menus available and when we asked they were obviously just printed off with no prices and no clarity on whether items were starters or mains. Fish and chip main option felt like deep frozen rather than freshly prepared. Overall experience felt like we were an inconvenience rather than valued customers

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Bathurst, Canada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
27 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

There is not a lot of choice in hotels in Castlebay, but we are glad that we chose this one. The situation is splendid, but if you are going by car (off the ferry) don't park on the road below, but drive up to the bar beside the hotel proper, (also run by the hotel), and move your cases from... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A few days spent on this island was perfectly suited to this hotel. Friendly and helpful staff, especially when dealing with taxis to the airport. The rooms were clean and comfortable and I even managed to get the wi-fi connection in there. The food was very acceptable and tasty, and very generous portions, especially breakfast. A good base to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Our experience at Castlebay Hotel went beyond our expectations. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. We did not bring a car to the island so either had to hoof it or get a cab or bus, so when we wanted to visit the local cemetery 4 miles away...one of the staff actually offered to drive us there. The food... More 

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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230 reviews 230 reviews
55 hotel reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Stayed here on tuesday night after all ferries were cancelled. We were very glad to find they had room and even better they allowed us to check in as soon as we booked at noon. Had lunch in the restaurant- we both had fish and chips which was very good and all freshly cooked. Only let down there was the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Had a room overlooking the bay which was nice but paid for it! Great location - in the heart of Castlebay. Ate in the restaurant and was intrigued by the menu. Very little local produce (living in a fishing/crofting island!!). Most bought in packets. That is unacceptable and disappointing for the price you are expected to pay. Local feedback is... More 

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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
56 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a decent hotel - expensive though for what it is but it is a sellers market on the islands so the prices are high. Comfy beed and a great view but the smallest bath I have ever seen. Nice breakfast and people, as most are on the islands, were extremely helpful.

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Port Moody, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
27 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Flew into Barra from Glasgow and landed in brilliant sunshine. The airport here is on the beach. Castlebay Hotel is high above the bay (south end of Barra) with a magnificent view of the island castle in the centre. The hotel was built in 1880 and has been upgraded several times, I'm sure. There is a sun room, a bar... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I stayed at the CastleBay Hotel for 3 days as part of a two week island hopping trip through the Outer Hebrides. It was one of only two places where I stayed more than 1 night. The location of the hotel is brilliant - really handy for the ferry (you could't get any closer) and excellent for the Isle of... 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): $
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Castlebay Hotel Isle Of Barra, Scotland

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