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Dark Island Hotel

Liniclate, HS7 5PJ , Scotland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
10 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice big room, great bed, very comfortable. TV didn't work, shower was cold-lukewarm in the morning. One of the evening meal specials was 'Thai laksa' described as a Malalysian coconut curry with rice and nan. Laksa usually has noodle but I thought I might try it. It was a mild, bog standard, over-salted chicken curry served on over cooked rice.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Very average hotel, clean however aging which to be fair is quite normal on the Western Isles. Bedroom was a decent size, nice and warm and clean! The bathroom I had on the first night was retro 80 's green however due to a canceled ferry stayed again the following night where I was given a room with a fairly... More 

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Was on the island for work and booked a room prior to traveling was charged £80 b&b for a twin single bed room single occupancy. Room was clean bedding clean en suite toilet very small and had a slight mouldy odour. Kettle did not work. Ate in the bar the regular hand battered haddock chips and peas was reasonable value... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Arrived from the airport to a reasonably looking hotel from the exterior. It all goes wrong after you enter through the door. Staff throughout our stay were unwelcoming, unpleasant and in need of serious customer service training. Food was awful - obviously heavy handed with salt on everything. Rooms were basic but bathrooms need upgraded. Spoke to a few locals... More 

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Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

This hotel hasn't changed at all since I stayed there a few years ago. The reception and bar areas are very pleasant and comfortable. Checking in was quick and easy. I ate in the bar, I ordered scallops and black pudding as a starter and haddock and chips for the main. Service was quick and the food was good. Prices... More 

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SW UK
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18 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stayed here as part of a group tour. The staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming. The rooms are clean and comfortable but rather dated- in fact the whole hotel was 1960's. Breakfast was excellent but we had the inevitable 'Tour menu' in the evening. This really was below average- reminded me of school dinners in the 1960's too. It... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stayed here for two nights this summer and found our stay to be very comfortable. staff where friendly and were more than willing to help. The food was good, with plenty to choose from. After reading other reviews we where slightly worried but cant see what the problem is, the hotel also seems to have been recently decorated. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The funky "locker room" smell in the corridors I could sort of put up with, but no Freeview TV is just unacceptable these days. It's hardly rocket science! The room was very basic, the food very basic. There's lots of other hotels on the Islands, only stay here as a last resort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had a two night stay here while on a coach tour of the Outer Hebrides. Our room on the ground floor was comfortable and clean with view over the garden to the road 100 metres away so was quiet. (Does it ever get noisy here?) The food was good. The nearby beach at the rear of the hotel a... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

this hotel was our base for a coach tour of the uists, barra and vatersay. expectations were'nt high, this is a tiny remote habitation on the edge of the world after all. some negative reviews didn't help but this was great. rooms were compact but cosy and slept like a log every night. never switched the tv. on and the... More 

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