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Shieldaig Lodge

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Badachro, Gairloch IV21 2AN Scotland
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If you’re looking for a luxury hotel in Gairloch, look no further than Shieldaig Lodge.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, and you can stay connected during your stay as Shieldaig Lodge offers guests free wifi.

Plus, Shieldaig Lodge offers free breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While in Gairloch, you may want to check out the nearby Chinese restaurant Hai Yang Chinese Takeaway.

The staff at Shieldaig Lodge looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Free parking
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Wifi
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Fireplace
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Ocean view
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Historic Hotel
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Languages Spoken
French
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We stayed here for one night for my partners birthday whilst travelling the NC500 as we wanted somewhere luxury for the night of his birthday. This has to be hands down the best hotel I have stayed in the UK besides going abroad. From arrival we were shown around the hotel and guided to our room which was huge, modern and just fabulous. Lovely shortbread left on the side too which was divine! The hotel just has such a Scottish/highland feel you just feel so at home. We only stayed for the one night but could have done a few days here just to take full advantage of the beautiful rooms in the house you can sit in and walk around the grounds and walks around the area. We chose not to dine in the hotel restaurant and visited the nearby pub for food - The Myrtle Bank which we can also recommend and then came back and had a few drinks in the hotel bar. We were the only ones in the bar and one of the staff members - Evan made us drinks until the bar closed. Using his knowledge and expertise crafting whiskys and gins for us both from the hundreds they have to choose from. It felt like we had the whole hotel to ourselves it was so special. I think my partner now has a new hobby to collect whiskys thanks to Evan! Breakfast the following morning was also delightful. Full continental was laid out and full Scottish breakfast with toast of choice and condiments on the table. Such beautiful scenery from everywhere you look in the hotel, we ate breakfast whilst overlooking the loch. There aren’t many hotels I would return to but this one I would without hesitating. If you are thinking of booking this hotel DO IT!
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Fabulous property in a beautiful location with exceptional staff - especially on reception. Dinner and breakfast were excellent. Bedroom was very comfortable; water pressure in the shower, however, was disappointing.
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Stayed for one night on our trip around Sctoland. It just wasnt long enough! We had dinner the evenng of our stay in the resturant, good food and service. Breakfast was also very good and equally good service. But for us, waking up, looking over the Loch watching the seals was priceless. Our memories will last forever. Hopefully we will be lucky enough to visit this Lodge again but for longer. Thank you for thr memories
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I sat through a delicious 3 course meal wondering if it was the maitre d with the fork in the dining room, then spent the rest of my holiday trying to get warm and figuring out where else I might be able to find something to eat in-between trying not to be seen and not making too much noise. On the second night I drove to the nearby pub (open some nights only), where I found a much happier vibe along with some of the other guests from the lodge who had also come up with the same idea. Outside of the formality that only a lodge of this style can create we had a wonderful evening next to the pubs’ more welcoming and nicely lit fire. On the positive side, all the quietness that made this lodge somewhat inhospitable did make for a great nights sleep, and my room was cool, dark and very comfortable. This was brought sharply back to life by the morning shower which sounded like a jet engine (ear plugs are a must), and if planes are your thing you can get the full experience by taking your shower just after a walk to the nearby crash site. The food was good and there’s a nice bar stocked with 200 or so gins, but there was mostly no one in it so it felt like a showpiece rather than somewhere you would actually want to sit and have a drink or a chat (they do bring someone over from the office to pour a drink when required). The info also says there’s a casual restaurant for lunch, but when I asked for lunch during the designated casual time I was told there wasn’t any available that day (the nearest place to eat during the day is a good drive away). A little while later I was offered a one-choice sandwich (they only had ham and cheese) and a butternut soup (presumably left from one of the dinners), which was a nice enough gesture and quite tasty, but seemed more of a favour than a casual lunch menu. The staff are all nice and do try very hard. I felt like a continuous inconvenience for being too cold, not wanting to be out all day, needing lunch, talking to the other guests or just being in desperate need of somewhere comfortable to sit and read my book. I got the impression that guests are encouraged to keep themselves to their rooms, but my room was the smallest one (cosy double) with only a decorative occasional chair, so not great for in-house relaxation. I didn’t really want to spend any of my wintery holiday driving (most regional activities are shut by November), and the falcons spend their winters in Edinburgh, so aside from some chilly walks there is very little else to do. Overall, the whole experience was cold, uncomfortable and far from the cosy fireside holiday I had hoped for. In my general travel experience a 4* hotel of just 12 rooms should at the very least know who their guests are, keep the facilities friendly, serve meals when they say they will and try to create something like warmth and atmosphere for wintery nights - even if 60% of the lodge fireplaces are disused and don’t have working chimneys. Maybe summer is a better time to visit, and maybe this lodge is better suited to avid outdoor explorers rather than explorers of books and fireside armchairs, but it wasn’t for me. In the end I checked out early and stayed somewhere else. I was grateful that they didn’t charge me for the night I didn’t stay, and the staff were very kind on departure, but in the end I found the fireside spot I was looking for on Skye.
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Stayed one night. Nice personal service, clean pretty rooms. Stayed for 3 course evening meal which was excellent and great value. The evening staff were great, then spent a relaxing night playing pool and have drinks at the bar.
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PRICE RANGE
$168 - $373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandGairloch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shieldaig Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Shieldaig Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Gairloch Museum (2.5 miles), Shieldaig Falconry (0.3 miles), and Latitude 57 (1.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shieldaig Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Shieldaig Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Shieldaig Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shieldaig Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coast Coffee Company, The Steading Bistro, and The Barn Cafe.
Does Shieldaig Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.