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“Perfect place to visit” 5 of 5 stars
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Lochmaddy, HS6 5AE, Scotland (Formerly Tigh Dearg Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in North Uist
st andrews
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Perfect place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

First time in North Uist and recommended this hotel to stay two nights. The hotel had just been taken over, but you wouldn't know it. The rooms were beautiful with the biggest bed we have ever slept on! They were very clean and comfortable with great views for the windows. The meals we had in the hotel(one dinner and two breakfasts)were very tasty and fulsome. The staff were excellent and made you feel welcome and at ease.
Great place to stay and highly recommended.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

A friend and I were stuck overnight in North Uist last week (without any overnight stuff at all) and found accommodation at the Hamersay House (formerly Tigh Dearg) Hotel. My room (5 which I notice has been criticised by a previous occupant) was faultless: quiet - there were people next door - clean, spacious, well appointed and with very high quality loo rolls (which always gets plus points from me). The evening meal was not cheap either in price or quality but as value for money it was excellent. The wine is reasonably priced and I think it is pretty much the same whether bought by the glass or the bottle. The breakfast was as good as it gets and the bacon (another of my indicators) was tender and cooked to perfection and completely free of the grease tell-tale of the slap-dash kitchen.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Having stayed at this hotel on many occasions in the past we never think twice about booking a short break here. Unfortunately we did not get the standard of service we have come to expect. From the start the booking was incorrect leaving us having to find accommodation at the last minute in another hotel which is not always easy on the islands at this busy time. We only had one night instead of the three we had requested. We booked 2 doubles and got a double and a twin which is not the end of the world. We got a a cursory apology from the staff on arrival over the mix up over the booking. The hotel itself is clean and very comfortable and the food continues to be of a high standard. Unfortunately it was a very disturbed night with people out on the deck outside our window making a lot of noise and banging the door during the early hours of the morning. To cap it all there was a mix up with the bill with my friends being charged for our stay as well as their own and it was only when we caught up with them that we discovered the error. We had to call the hotel and spend part of our short break going back to Lochmaddy to sort the problem out. Incidentally the lady who paid before us also had multiple errors on her bill so it is by no means an isolated incident. Overall the service was friendly but I missed the warm, quietly spoken local hospitality of the Tigh Dearg. It was very expensive so all in all poor value for money and we will not be returning here.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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ballater
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

From entering the hotel you feel welcome as the staff are so friendly. Check in was efficient and I was shown to my room and asked if I had any specific requirements they should be aware of. Booked as a single occupancy room I was shown to a large double room which was bright, airy & cleaned to a high standard. Similarly the en-suite was immaculate. Both the dinner & breakfast were served in a bright welcoming restaurant with the service as you would expect in a 4star hotel. My only criticism is that the breakfast chef should be tutored on how to cook & serve the perfect poached egg. A partially cooked egg with wet white lying on the plate in water is not appetising - the egg should be firm, particularly the white, with the egg dried on a piece of kitchen paper prior to being placed on the plate AND without the use of vinegar in the cooking process produces & presents the perfect poached egg. My son-in-law is a master chef and always, as a test, asks a young chef to poach an egg which he considers a good test of the chef's abiltiies.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inverness
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I stayed here for one night in July 2013 with my partner and our 4 year old boy. The hotel is very nice, clean and the food was great. The staff are super friendly, we had a small problem with the temperature control with the shower which was dealt with professionally. I would recommend to families.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aboyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We had two interconnecting rooms in Hamersay House (previously Tigh Dearg) and we were very impressed. We were the only guests the first night and were given a very warm and friendly welcome. The rooms were spacious and modern and the food in the restaurant was lovely. We were extremely lucky with the weather and spent three days exploring the fabulous white sandy beaches and clear turquoise sea all around Uist.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Lothian
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

One night stayed here on our tour of the hebridies from north to south.
Off the ferry on the 18:30 sailing from Leverburgh, so arrived at about quarter to eight. Food still being served but we'd eaten at The Anchorage before getting on the ferry so no dinner needed at the hotel however the food looked nice.
Leisure centre is a room of gym equipment and I didn't check out the sauna/steam room.
Bar is nice, staff were a tad scarce as bar and restaurant being managed by same staff so service was slowish. Quiet place so after our first drink we went to local lochmaddy hotel bar for some livelier activity and to get more suitable beer/ale for my husband, which was entertaining to say the least!!
Room was very comfortable, nice decor and good comfy bed. En suite was good size. Breakfast was good but we went late, due to sleeping in, and just had the buffet cereals/yogurt/meat or cheese plates/pastries which were sufficient.
Overall a good stop off point, nice staff, good room and service...happily endorse this place.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hamersay House

Address: Lochmaddy, HS6 5AE, Scotland (Formerly Tigh Dearg Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > North Uist
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in North Uist
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking Lochmaddy Bay, this new stylish hotel offers 8 designer bedrooms, a contemporary restaurant and comfy lounge bar. Enjoy the finest local seafood, game and beef while sitting outside on our decked areas admiring our landscaped gardens and panoramic views. The hotel also offers a Leisure Club which includes a fully equipped Gym, Steam Room and Sauna for ultimate relaxation. The hotel is non-smoking. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hotel Tigh Dearg
Hamersay House North Uist, Scotland

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