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Dark Island Hotel

2.0 of 5 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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English first
Benbecula Island, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Had another lovely meal in the comfortable, warm and friendly bar. This hotel is at the heart of the community and does a great job. Feels like home and is very family friendly - enough space to easily cater for kids. Good home made chips!

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Fortrose, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Good to return to the Dark Island. Friendly welcome from the young lady on reception - rooms functional and comfortable albeit unable to access internet from room which, when on business can be very handy but was able to access from the comfortable wee recess area off the main corridor. Dined in the main bar - very attentive and helpful... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Arrived and left in the dark so probably didn't see it at it's best. Very dated and in desparately need of refurbishment. Rooms not so good and bathrooms the worst I've seen in a hotel for a long time. Food was nice in the bar and price of drinks reasonable. Overall though have nothing that would make me want to... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We honeymooned in the Outer Hebrides in a vintage VW camper. Deciding to eat out one evening our only choice was the Dark Island Hotel. Well it was lucky we didn't have a choice! From the outside its relatively uninspiring, but once inside it is a charming place! It was busy with both a coach party in the "restaurant" and... More

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Elgin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

These people simply dont care whether your stay is comfortable or not and they obviously do not read the reviews or surely they would do some improvements?? Arrived on a coach trip and was dished up the most awful food I have ever experienced for 2 nights. To be fair ( HUH ) the food to other visitors looked very... More

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Good point: All the staff we came across were very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble, and they went out of their way to help and solve problems. I can't thank them enough. However, the hotel itself was not so good. An unkempt garden area at the front gave a bad impression as we arrived, and one of... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We spent one night at this hotel as part of a coach tour to the Outer Hebrides. We were late arriving but the staff were welcoming and served up a very good dinner as soon as we got in. The tables were very atractively set out and the food was hot and plentiful with a good choice. The room was... More

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I didn't fancy the full cooked breakfast this morning so I ventured to ask them for a couple of boiled eggs and toast. The waitresss said it would take quite a while - I told her it would only take 3 minutes. She returned from the kitchen to relay the "chefs" message that I couldn't have it. Okay maybe it... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Hotel is in a nice setting with a beach within walking distance. Room was pleasant enough, we were there for 2 nights on a coach trip. Staff were very friendly, food was just average, nothing special, the bar/lounge was comfortable. The shower didn't work properly. The old-fashioned TV on the wall wasn't in a comfortable position for watching it, only... More

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

After looking at the notes and scores on here i was concernede about the hotel . But how wrong were the comments . Rooms were very clean and tidy . Food was very good and reasonably priced . The bar staff were exceptional and made the stay so good . Thanks to Yaiza and Daniel for looking after us .... More

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Also Known As:
Hotel Dark Island
Dark Island Hotel Benbecula Island, Scotland
Address: Liniclate, HS7 5PJ , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > Benbecula Island
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Benbecula Island
Hotel Class:2 star — Dark Island Hotel 2*
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