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Castlebay Hotel

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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Scotland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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8 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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San Pedro, Belize
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Castlebay Hotel om the first part of our honeymoon. The weather on Barra was not something to write home about. Our room was nice, clean and cozy. Breakfast was excellent, the staff great with all the guests. The atmosphere in the hotel unlike most hotels we visited. Thumps up.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took our first trip to Barra last July. We were very lucky with the weather. Our flight was the first one that week not to have been cancelled and it looked as if it might be the last, as mentioned by the attendant at the check in desk. The flight from Glasgow International took approx.an hour... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We, a group of four friends, stayed in this hotel in July 2014 for 2 nights. The welcome was warm and we were given, at no extra cost, 3 rooms instead of 2. At £110 for a twin room, it's not a cheap option. However, the hotel is nicely decorated, has gorgeous views and the food is good. We had... More

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shropshire
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booking and Room experience After checking out Tripadvisor reviews and being unable to to find an access statement for this hotel, which is built on a hillside, I had at least a couple of detailed telephone conversations last September with the Manager, John, with regards to suitable access for anyone with a mobility problem, availability of a sea view room... More

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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights at the Castlebay in Room 7 - a fantastic view of the bay and a good sized room. We ate at the hotel on our first night having booked in advance and arriving from the ferry at 8.30pm. Food was good, as was the service. We found our stay at the Castlebay to be very... More

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

Hi there thank you for your kind words and I'm so glad you had a great stay, I will pass on your compliments to all the staff. We understand that the hotel is not the most modern but we feel our rooms and views have stacks of character to compensate. I hope the rest of your trip went well and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room 6 seems to pop up quite a bit, I was in there for two nights in lieu of a twin room, it is a small double room but as I was on my own it was fine for my needs I was quite happy with a double bed, I found it clean and well presented, as for the views... More

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

I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay, and you got the most out of your trip thank you for your feedback More

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Additional Information about Castlebay Hotel

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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Overlooking the bay and Kisimul Castle, the hotel has 15 rooms, most with sea views, and the busiest restaurant on Barra. The hotel is the oldest on the island and the only one open all year round. We have a room specially designed for the less able-bodied. The hotel featured in the BBC TV series "An Island Parish".We are the only full service Hotel open year round on the Isle of Barra ... more   less 
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