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Sound of Arisaig, Glenuig PH38 4NG, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Glenuig B&B and Inns
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“Fantastic stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

As a family group cycling in the area we stayed one night in the bunkhouse of this lovely inn. We received a very warm welcome from the staff and were delighted with the spotless, comfortable bunkhouse with beds made up, towels supplied and endless hot water. We dined in the evening and the food was fabulous. Not cheap but for what we ate it was worth it. Breakfast in the morning inc, fresh fruits, smoked salmon and lots of other choices. A bargain for £25 pp bed and breakfast! Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a family room. No frills yet comfortable. The food is good. My preferred breakfast was the scrambled eggs with salmon. A generous filling meal that provided energy for the day's activities. The dinner menu is excellent. The only drawback is that there is no children's menu.
For those who care, the Inn is Eco friendly. According to the owner, who is willing to explain all the fascinating technical details, the main building runs on 84% renewable energy.
The bar has an ample offering of whiskey and ales. I spent one evening at the bar with two fellow travelers and the owner, imbibing Scotland's finest liquids and enjoying engaging conversation.
The greatest drawing point is location. The Inn is perfect for those who love the outdoors. Sea kayaking is all the rage here, but cyclists and hikers will also find what the are looking for in rugged Highlands. We are not an obsessively outdoorsy family, yet we thoroughly enjoyed our first taste of sea kayaking. Since the Inn couldn't provide the equipment, the owner directed us to another operator who met us at the Inn.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Another excellent short break at the Glenuig Inn. Very clean, good facilities, good food. Breakfast had fruit, cereal,yoghurt and cooked food all included. I can recommend the scrambled eggs with smoked salmon - excellent quality and generous portions. Great sea kayaking provided which is a big bonus and means we will return. Our children were happy to eat the adult menu but most of the food is adult orientated. Certainly enough choice. I liked the green approach - just there not over zealous, a positive thing to be encouraged. The drying room was useful for all our wet stuff and the kayaking gear was all of a very high quality. Lovely sitting room with sea view next to the bar where our children played chess on the tables with built in boards.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

We were there for an evening meal with two young kids. There is nothing 'kiddie' on the menu, just a small portion of the adult food. Now this may work for some, but there is no flexibility at the inn and they will not provide a simple option for kids. A shame.
The bar was deserted - a Friday night high season an no one drinking. The restaurant was pretty busy, however and the food was tasty. We had spoken to locals and found out that locals don't go there, basically locals are not welcome. Again, a shame. It's a stunning location, a clean inn with pretty good food, but so self consciously trying to be something different that they seem to have lost sight of what people want. There was a girl from Slovakia who served us and she was a pure delight. The owners were sour faced and awkward. Perhaps not naturally suited for the hospitality business. Again, a shame. I would not say "avoid" - just don't expect great hospitality and prepare your kids in advance about the food (menus are online) so that they don't expect the usual kiddie option.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

this is a lovely hotel which has been modernised without losing the essence of its Highland roots. I loved it - it was clean, bright and cheerful. I loved the eco friendly ethics and the absolute focus on saving water, energy , and generally being planet earth conscious. I dont agree with any of the poor reviews here - they do not reflect the true nature of this place. The owner has created a warm and friendly atmosphere and is true to his beliefs - so no lager and no fake cola either. Just as it should be. I would say the food was great value - afterall its local and some of it comes from the boat straight to the kitchen - you wouldn't complain if it was Italy or Spain would you? The food is excellent and hand made by the staff - not straight out of a cash and carry ( like so many pubs in the area seem to specialise in). When we go on holiday we like to enjoy local food made be caught by and cooked by the people who live there. Not some multi national faceless billion pound food service company. we did not stay here but we will go again and will recommend. Id say the people who write such poor reviews just dont "get" what this lovely place is all about.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I stayed in the bunkhouse with a group of 7 friends over the weekend of 5th July and loved it. The bunkhouse was spotlessly clean and the furnishings of a high standard. It has two bathrooms with really powerful showers which were a blessing after a 28 hour 3 Peaks Ordeal and worth the extra 40 minute drive from Fort William toward Mallaig. My only criticism would be that it needs a little more hanging space and as the small sink/kitchen area is above the toilets in the restaurant there was an occasional whiff. This wasn't major though and didn't trouble anyone sleeping that end.

The location is spectacular with a tidal inlet of salt marsh right outside the door and views of Rhum and Eigg just a short walk away to a gorgeous white sandy beach with crystal clear water.

Food was excellent and the inclusive breakfast offered great choice and quality with locally sourced products and homemade jams. Scrambled egg and smoked salmon was amazing!!!

There's not a lot of choice nearby for eating out but the food was great and not bad value. Some meals seemed a little over-priced for the quantity but I had the venison burger which was really nice with real chunky chips and good value.

The beers on offer were also very nice, some of which were organic ales and a very nice cider.

Staff were great too as was the owner who was very approachable and knowledgeable of the local area (Castle Tioram is well worth a visit sitting as it does in a tidal loch)

I'd definitely stay again

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I loved my stay at the Glenuig Inn - it was one of the evening highlights of a 14 day cycle ride from John o'Groats to Land's End. Glenuig is a tiny village in a magical location on Loch Ailort. The night I was in, more customers came into the inn from boats moored in the bay for the night than the little road that winds down the hills. The inn has a very outdoorsy feel - it is run by sea kayaking enthusiasts and most of the guests that night were either paddlers or sailors. Nonetheless, I was made to feel welcome as a cyclist and got tips on my route from the lady running the bar and some of the customers. The real highlight, though, was the food. I had a fantastic starter of smoked mussels, followed by a huge plate of prawn tails in garlic sauce. It was excellent and really encouraging to see that you can stay in an outdoorsy place and still have excellent food. I could imagine that this place is not to everyone's taste, which might account for the diversity of reviews - it is not a boutique hotel where you will be pampered and dazzled by the interior design - but it is a great base to explore the outdoors with very good food, a good selection of local beers and friendly staff. I will be back!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sound of Arisaig, Glenuig PH38 4NG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Glenuig
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Glenuig
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Glenuig Hotel Glenuig
Glenuig Inn Scotland

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