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Winterthur, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Scarista House, since our previous visit left us with such fond memories that we had to return. And it sure lived up to our expectations. This time, we had the largest Suite in the extra building and it was an ideal fit. It had a living room with a kitchen corner and the bedroom,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 3 days at this lovely hotel on Scarista Beach. We arrived in the pouring rain but soon warmed up after afternoon tea with scones, cake and shortbread in front of an open fire. The rooms were comfortable with very efficient heating and good facilities. More like staying in someone's house than in a hotel. The food was outstanding....

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Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 23, 2016

I cannot say what it is like to stay, as we only booked for dinner and we were not disappointed. Arrival at 7.30 for dinner at 8. Delicious canapes and pre dinner drink while choosing from the set menu. Everyone eats at the same time, at separate tables, with no problems with service. The staff are efficient and very helpful...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 3, 2016

Had a wonderful two night stay here, enjoying superb island hospitality in a former Georgian Manse set back from a stunning crescent of sandy beach. The weather was one of those classic four-seasons-in-a-single-day affairs, but we had the warmest of welcomes on arrival and a lovely cream tea served in the drawing room made us feel right at home from...

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Aberdeen
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Close to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and with a superb dining experience this hotel and its restaurant are unique. The house is very old and given it's exposed and remote location there are a few maintenance issues but the owners, staff and atmosphere along with fellow guests make for a fantastic stay in one of...

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london
Reviewed September 26, 2016

We went for dinner , and it is best to book, as it is very popular. Set in a former Georgian Manse.,near Scarista Beach. Before dinner we enjoyed delicious freshly made canapes in the sitting room..cheese sables, fresh crab on croutons, falafels., olives etc. An open fire,shelves of old books, interesting prints and pictures, old albums filled with black and...

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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

There are rooms in the main house as well as on a separate cottage. We stayed in Glebe cottage behind the main house. We still had wonderful views of Scarista beach . Breakfast and dinner were provided by the excellent chefs on the main kitchen and the food was plentiful and local. There were many generous and thoughtful aspects to...

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southern, us
Reviewed September 20, 2016

We arrived at Scarista House in a full-throated, window-rattling gale and were welcomed by Tim who led us into a lovely book-lined room where a peat fire was burning and a delicious tea was being served. We knew we were in for a three day treat. Scarista House is what we come to Scotland to find. Pure magic. The meals...

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Sussex
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We came to Scarista House after three days at Cameron House and three days at Gleneagles and couldn't have been more delighted at the contrast. Perhaps it is that we are not big fans of the huge corporate experience (esp. Gleneagles where everyone seems to be surgically enhanced and accessorised with Louis Vuitton). But I think it's more than that...

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Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We came here 10 years ago on our honeymoon and vowed we would return and we did! We are just enjoying 5 days here. Patricia and Tim and their staff can't do enough for you and the food is brilliant!! No one is exaggerating that every meal is a treat. Great room, super comfy bed and neat little bathroom. The...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
Food & drink at the hotel
Scarista House Restaurant
Scarista House Restaurant
Cuisines: British, Scottish
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Scarista House

Address: Sgarasta Bheag, HS3 3HX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > Lewis and Harris > Isle of Harris
Price Range: $83 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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Scarista House Hotel Isle Of Harris
Scarista House Isle Of Harris, Scotland
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“We had bedrooms in the main house with a limited view of the sea. All public rooms had a sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles 252meganr, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“The main house has the real atmosphere”
 of 5 bubbles timm370, Oct 3, 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a view of the sea. There are elegant rooms in the annex, but we adored the Georgian charm of the main house.”
 of 5 bubbles PamelaTerry, Sep 20, 2016 | Read review
“Book very early as they sell out fast”
 of 5 bubbles Plumesie, Jul 6, 2016 | Read review
“Dot is very small with a tiny bathroom but if it's the last room - go for it!”
 of 5 bubbles FERG12, Jun 16, 2016 | Read review
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