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“Lovely Stay Here for my Friends & I - Just what we needed in Ullapool!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Harbour Lights Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Ullapool
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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369 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
“Lovely Stay Here for my Friends & I - Just what we needed in Ullapool!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

We visited here July 2013. Location is great, 30seconds drive from the main street next to the Ferry Terminal, decent car park also.

Price was reasonable, except the extra for a single person, which is unfortunate in the Highlands.

My friends room, had a lovely view over the Loch, while I was content with a look over the car park and the rocks, & hills on the other side. My bedroom was fine, however, the bathroom was a little smelly, perhaps like a wet or damp smell. Hotel was slightly dated also, but, that's no great deal. The Car Park side is also the main road side, and the traffic was starting early so did wake me up, 'rush hour' I guess :) or maybe workmen leaving hotel early and leaving vans idling to warm up.

Breakfast was substantial enough, and relaxed enough. My friends, commented this place had more of the feel of a Hotel than a B&B, which I agree with entirely.

My friends, will review here, with 4 stars but I will give my review 3 stars, due to the smelly bathroom, single supplement, and dated nature.... Not a negative, but neutral review, so average it is.

Room Tip: Choose Loch Facing Room if possible.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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UK
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights purely by chance and were we delighted! The staff and owners are so friendly and most happy to help whether with advice or any queries at all about the Ullapool area. The hotel is so clean - in fact, spotless. Breakfast was excellent, a good variety of food and if you have the cooked breakfast it's delicious.
Although the hotel has no licence, there is a lovely lounge where you are welcome to sit and have a glass of wine/coffee etc. and admire the beautiful views across the Loch.
Dogs are most welcome and there is an absolutely fantastic back garden for them to play in, leading down to the water where you can wander along the stoney beach. The hotel has wifi, a good connection.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would be happy to come back tomorrow!

Thanks

Henry and Charlie

Good luck at the races tomorrow Max

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

The situation and welcome you will find in this hotel is second to none. It is conveniently positioned to be away from the bustle of the friendly fishing village yet quite near enough to take a leisurely walk to join in all the extra fun of the pubs and restaurants and even the odd ceilidh! We were a fairly large group of skiff rowers and supporters and Ishbel Florence (who owns and runs the hotel with her sister) was incredibly accommodating when we asked if we could hold a picnic on her lawn. She served out the whole thing with many special touches of her own and it was such a success we repeated it the next night and she and her husband hosted a barbecue for us all on our penultimate night. The rest of our team joined us for these and I know Ishbel had also offered the same overwhelming hospitality to another team staying in her hotel at the same time. We came away with warm and lasting memories of this beautiful place and the lovely people we met.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the Loch. There was a little noise when everyone is using the bathroom...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank maddie088
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Buckie
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

Stayed here two nights with a Swiss group (coach Driver) nice friendly place ,clean and good breakfast,plus the view from the the hotel is excellent .it also has plenty car parking spaces .overall the staff were very friendly and efficient

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Wullie C
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Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

My girlfriend and I arrived at Harbour Lights staying for just one night. We were checked into our room very quickly by the friendly lady at the desk. We stayed in room 016, after seeing previous reviews about rooms being old fashioned and dated we were a little apprehensive, however the room was lovely, absolutely spotless, bed was made up to a high standard with chocolates on the pillow which was a nice touch. The bathroom door was a bit dodgy but im sure that can be easily fixed. The only thing we never liked was that we only had full fat milk in the rooms, think skimmed or at least semi skimmed would be better. Breakfast the next morning was delicous, one very important thing missing though.....potato scone......Its not a scottish breakfast without a potato scone :( All in all we had a fantastic stay and will be back...Also we want to adopt Max, the dog!

Room Tip: 2nd floor facing the loch, 016 was great
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MD260
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

not a bad little hotel with average rooms and cost, standard of room was average but was showing sign of ware the bathroom fan clattered away nicely. Close to the town which is very nice to walk around. breakfast was good with good view over the harbour

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank GRAHAM H
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Penrith, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

The hotel is a family run business and all guests are greeted with a genuine smile and made to feel comfortable as the proprieters care and that really makes a big difference. A walk in the garden gives a great view of the harbour. Very friendly and exceptionally helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Ice bucket was provided to chill white wine and nibbles were prepared for my birthday celebration. easy to walk into town and lots of carparking. large lounge areas are very comfortable. I will return

Room Tip: book a room facing the Loch. No licence to sell alcohol, so bring your own drink.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Swampmeister
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Additional Information about Harbour Lights Hotel

Property: Harbour Lights Hotel
Address: Garve Road, Ullapool IV26 2SX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Ullapool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Ullapool
Hotel Class:3 star — Harbour Lights Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Hotel Harbour Lights
Harbour Lights Hotel Ullapool, Scotland

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