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Ratings and reviews
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“kisimul castle”(36 reviews)
“bar next door”(8 reviews)
“superior room”(7 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Pool
Airport Transportation
Fitness center
Kitchenette
Pets Allowed
Overlooking the bay and Kisimul Castle, the hotel has 15 rooms, most with sea views, and the busiest restaurant on Barra. The hotel is the oldest on the island and the only one open all year round. We have a room specially designed for the less able-bodied. The hotel featured in the BBC...
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Location and contact
Castlebay, HS9 5XD, Scotland
5 miles to North Bay Airport
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All reviewskisimul castlebar next doorsuperior roomoverlooking the baydining roomfantastic hotelcastlebay barscallopsouter hebridesthe pubcomfortable roomsthe ground floorlovely roomhotel restaurantwonderful viewbeach landingearly ferry
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights, booking a family room and a single room. The single room was very disappointing for the money. The food was tasty but the service in the restaurant on our first night was very slow, we had been...More

Thank Lorraine A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My mother, daughter and I stayed at the Castlebay Hotel at the start of our Hebridean trip. We cannot praise it enough and I can't understand anyone who has given it a poor review. The staff are exceptional, willing to help and so friendly and...More

Thank NICHOLA P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed here on the last night of our Outer Hebridean tour, prior to an early morning ferry departure to Oban. Friendly welcome and a comfortable room with a fantastic view over the harbour, castle, beaches and later that night, the ferry which would take...More

Thank Jeff2727_10
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed here for 4 nights near the end of June being part of a group of 14 on a nutural history field trip. This was the first of two hotels we were booked into in the Outer Hebrides during this trip. We had a...More

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a weekend at the Castlebay Hotel with my wife and extended family for 'special' birthday a week or so ago. With its' location 5 minutes walk (or less!) from the ferry terminal this is a great choice, both for easy access from the boat...More

Thank Nicholas22
Response from TerryMackay, Owner at Castlebay HotelResponded 6 days ago

Dear Nicholas22, Thanks for taking the time to write your review - and thanks for appreciating what we are trying to achieve! You have described it to a T! Good wholesome fare, locally sourced, is exactly the description of what we try to provide for...More

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Overlooking the bay and Kisimul Castle, the hotel has 15 rooms, most with sea views, and the busiest restaurant on Barra. The hotel is the oldest on the island and the only one open all year round. We have a ...More room specially designed for the less able-bodied. The hotel featured in the BBC TV series "An Island Parish".We are the only full service Hotel open year round on the Isle of Barra Less
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveler (137)
Room & Suite (44)
Dining (11)
Pool & Beach (4)
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Susan J
September 12, 2017|
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Response from Katie M | Reviewed this property |
You will need to ask hotel themselves Sorry I can't help.
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James D
August 9, 2017|
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Response from MMacNeil | Property representative |
Hi James, We do have availability for this time. please contact the hotel directly to make a reservation. Kind Regards,
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Room Tips
"Avoid if catching the car ferry to Oban,"
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"If you pay for Seaview, be sure to get a room on the second level"
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"room 1 was recently decorated, roomy and super view."
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"Rooms at the front have great view"
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