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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Aultbea, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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travelmad...
S.E. England
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very comfortable accommodation (shame about the weather!)”
Reviewed June 20, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

As others have said, the apartment was very well equipped with everything needed as a 'home from home'.(I did not realise that a hairdryer was included so took my own, an unnecessary weight from my sparse airline luggage allowance!). Although the weather was dire, the countryside is beautiful, the birds were amazing (barn owl swooping overhead at night), location extremely peaceful. Our only niggle was a smell of 'dog' that persisted in the lounge area; pets are welcomed so we should have realised, but we found this slightly unpleasant. We would also suggest that a facility for drying wet cagoules would have been a bonus.Otherwise, we could not fault the Taighali Apartment and would recommend it to others..

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Management Response
Aug 14, 2017
Thank you for your review nice to have you stay Alexander
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Whistlema...
Wales
Level 6 Contributor
211 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
“Most enjoyable stay”
Reviewed June 13, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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We spent last week here and had a thoroughly enjoyable time despite mediocre weather. Alexander’s directions were excellent and he was there to greet us and show us the features of the apartment. We were surprised by how spacious it is, especially the bedroom. With windows on all sides and plenty of light, the apartment is a very pleasant environment in which to relax. Although the weather was cool, it was warm in the apartment and we never felt the need to turn on the heating. There was always plenty of hot water and the shower was consistent. The kitchen is practical and adequately equipped, with plenty of workspace. Chairs rather than stools would have been appreciated at the dining table.

The WiFi worked well and was reasonably fast; the radio reception was surprisingly good, given the remote location; FreeView TV was fine though the television is unusually small by today’s standards; a 32” at least (with integral DVD player) would be more appropriate for the size of the lounge.

One of the attractions of the apartment is the lovely views from all windows and we spent some time looking out and bird-watching with binoculars. One evening we saw a barn owl flying slowly over the fields; it came very close to the house at one point and was visible for some minutes as it hunted. Also interesting was the way in which the hundreds of terns which nest and roost on the old jetty rose into the air en masse every so often for no apparent reason. Wheatears, wagtails, pipits and oystercatchers in the garden and nearby fields and black-throated divers, red-breasted mergansers and gannets on the loch, so plenty of interest for birders.

We did some short local walks; the area at the end of the track beyond the Aroma Café is interesting due to its rock formations and the remains of WW2 fortifications; we saw a seal not far from the shore there a number of times.

We had coffee at the Aroma Café but found it very expensive and dinner at the Aultbea Hotel; that too was expensive (especially the wine) but good, with friendly service. Nice visit to Inverewe Gardens (free admission with our National Trust cards) but the midges were a nuisance, as they were during a pleasant walk on the way-marked trails at Laide Wood!

Overall a great stay and we would certainly recommend the accommodation.

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Management Response
Jun 13, 2017
Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay i will think about a bigger TV glad you got home safely
Alexander
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twillardo
Dundee, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Mr”
Reviewed May 20, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

The booking process and communication with Alexander was 1st class, the apartment is set in a quiet rural area and was just what we were looking for, we found the drive to the apartment extremely relaxing due to the fantastic scenery.
We were met by the very pleasant Alexander upon our arrival, he let us into the apartment which is entered by the front door and up a flight of stairs to a landing, immediately to the right was the double bedroom where Alexander had kindly put in a single bed for our 10 year old son, there was a comfortable & very cost double bed with a double wardrobe and dressing table with plenty of storage space for clothes.
Across the hall is the nice, clean & bright shower & toilet, no bath but a roomy shower enclosure with a handbasin & toilet.
Leaving the toilet/shower room you take a right into the bright spacious open plan kitchen/dining & living room, the large and clean fitted kitchen area has an electric hob with a fan assisted oven, good sized fridge & freezer, there is lots of cupboard space along with cooking utensils, cutlery, dishware along with pots & pans, there is also a dining table that seats 4 if you fancy cooking in the apartment which we did on a few occasions.
Walking through the kitchen/dining area you are in the large living room, there are three windows offering fantastic views over Loch Ewe & the Torridon range which were absolutely breathtaking, there is gas central heating throughout the spartment for colder days & nights, Freeview TV & WiFi.
Our stay consisted of mainly hill walking due to the many and varied walks in the area, visiting the surrounding town's & villages, historical sites & sampling the local cuisine.
There are lots and varied places of interest to visit so it's a good idea to brush up on the local knowledge prior to visiting.
The Perfume Studio/Aroma cafe is a walkable distance (20 min) and the closest place for a drink or a bite to eat but has limited opening times, there is also the Aultbea Hotel which is a short drive (10 min) back to Aultbea serving fantastic food with two great hosts, I have left reviews for both these establishments on TripAdvisor.
One definite recommendation is whilst heading to the apartment watch out for the house on the left with a large iron work lady in the garden, slow down and look in the clear honest box for fresh eggs, leave £1.40 and help yourself to six of the best eggs you will taste.

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Management Response
May 21, 2016
Thank you very much for your review it was nice meeting.
Alexander
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barbaraaD...
1 review
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed September 21, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We would highly recommend this apartment. It is very well appointed and very comfortable with all our needs met. The apartment was very clean and neat. The views from all the windows were spectacular, not to mention the glorious night skies. Very quiet area allowing for complete relaxation.

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Liked best: The views!
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jun 11, 2018
Thank you for your review nice meeting you
Alexander
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NorfolkBi...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent Accommodation”
Reviewed June 29, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Taighali provided a well designed, spacious and warm refuge to return to at the end of the day. In addition to all the facilities that could possibly be needed, the views in all directions from the windows are stupendous, living landscapes. Good wi-fi connection too. Our stay was further enhanced by the friendliness and helpfulness of the owner, Alexander.

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Liked best: The views!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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isambard2...
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful space”
Reviewed November 4, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

What an amazing apartment. We were impressed with the light spacious feel of this open plan kitchen and living area. The windows framed the spectacular views perfectly. The apartment was very clean and well maintained although a couple of splash backs behind the cooker and kitchen sink would save on having to regularly decorate.The owner Alexander could not have been more helpful or accommodating he was great. Only a short walk away was a lovely beach great for early morning or evening strolls. The Aroma Cafe is a short distance away and well worth a vist. We had a fantastic week creating memories. Great value for money.

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Liked best: Surroundings
Liked least: Bumpy road
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Nov 8, 2014
Thank you for your reviews glad you enjoyed your stay Alexander
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rhona M
Falkirk, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Gotta try it, just fantastic!!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed September 22, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We really enjoyed our time here. The flat is right beside a beach, is good for walks with your dog, and the views from the living room are breath taking. The accommodation is good in size, great kitchen for preparing meals, and the corner couch provides an excellent place to relax after your days out. Alexander could not be more helpful, there are good local activities to do and Ullapool is 40 miles away for food shopping, and there is a butchers and shop in the village.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The rain ;-)
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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