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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

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
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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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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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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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169 helpful votes 169 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
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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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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): $
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Castlebay Hotel Isle Of Barra, Scotland

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