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“Disappointed..” 3 of 5 stars
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Garve Road, Ullapool IV26 2SX , Scotland   |  
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Ranked #14 of 48 Ullapool B&B and Inns
Belgium
1 review
“Disappointed..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2008

The rooms were clean and allright, the breakfast was abundant, and the views from the garden are beautifull. But as we are looking for just 'that something more', we were very disappointed in 'The Sheiling' because we didn't feel a warm welcome. We were taken to our room by the hostess, and that was all we saw of her during our three days stay. The person who was in charge for serving the breakfast, even never introduced himselve. So we do not know if that was our host, or not, and he gave us the annoying feeling of 'being in charge', but not at all enjoying the stay of his guests.
So, no problems in The Sheiling, no, but not an agreeable experience at all.
Bernard& Thea from Belgium

Stayed June 2008
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2008

This B&B has a wonderful location, and our room had great views over the loch (although through small windows). The room wasn't overly big but it was very comfy. The breakfast was beautiful, and was great to have so many options, along with a fantastic view. The service was friendly and would definitely come here again.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2007

The Sheiling is rather a Hotel than a B&B. However, it might be slightly more expensive than a B&B but it was really worth it. The rooms were clean and modern, a bit small though but we spent a cosy evening sitting in the common room downstairs which has a TV, magazines and music.
The breakfast was fantastic! Make sure you take the home smoked salmon. The owners were friendly and there was plenty of space to park the car.
We would definitely reccomend it.

  • Liked — Breakfast, location,
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Chatham Maritime
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2007

A wonderful property in a great location - loch views (mind the midges!) and a quiet off-street situation. You'll need a car, as it's out of town.

Delightful, simple rooms with wood finishes. Very clean throughout (no need to wear socks to walk to the en-suite here!), TVs in the room, nice bathroom (though shower terrible!).

A really good, locally-sourced breakfast, too, which is a great plus - and the lounge area has a good selection of books and games.

  • Liked — Great rooms and views
  • Disliked — Shower!
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2007

We had a wonderful new year with new owners Iain and Lesley MacDonald. As usual, very friendly, and with the wonderful views, the privacy and the extra special features (incl the sauna, washing machines, drying machines, and home cooking) we had a great time. As a group of us we'd been hill walking for 3 days. We came back, dried out, were fed and well "watered" - we had a great new year's eve and the only bad moment was leaving.

  • Liked — Privacy and the drying/ sauna/ log fire/ food/ coziness and facilities after 3 days in the mountains camping
  • Disliked — still rearranging the decor in the sitting room
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2006

This is a really lovely B&B. It's on the edge of Ullapool - and it's just a 5 minute walk into the small town. It's on a hill and the breakfast room and resident's lounge overlooks the loch. Stunning views. None of the rooms look onto the loch though.

I'm a bit fussy when it comes to hotels - and the decor was a bit on the chintzy side, but it was really clean, the rooms were large and well looked after. The owners are really friendly and helpful. They gave me lots of advice when I asked for it. The cooked breakfast is worth the price of a night there alone (their homemade sauasage was amazing).

Great value. Looked the best place in town to me. More homely than the Ullapool hotel, which is right next door.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Sheiling

Address: Garve Road, Ullapool IV26 2SX , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Ullapool
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Ullapool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sheiling Guesthouse is located on the shore of Lochbroom in Ullapool and provides the very best of accommodation . All rooms are en suite and equipped with free view TV , tea and coffee making facilities amongst many other free extras . There is a guest lounge and comfortable dining room . The garden extends to the shore of the loch . Other facilities include a drying room , guest laundry and free private parking . Free wifi is available .We are located 5 minutes drive from the ferry to Stornaway and 10 minutes walk from the centre of Ullapool with access to shops , pubs and restaurants. ... more   less 
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The Sheiling Ullapool, Scotland

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