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“Warm, comfy and friendly” 4 of 5 stars
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Grimisdale Guest House
Ranked #17 of 26 Isle of Harris B&B and Inns
London, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Warm, comfy and friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

A friendly and unpretentious guest house, conveniently located 15 minutes walk from Leverburgh ferry port and pier. Rooms are warm, comfy and well-furnished, and breakfasts excellent, from a wide menu. There is plenty of parking available.

I would recommend it and stay again next time I am in the area

As regards the Leverburgh area, two words of caution for new visitors:
- the only food shop closes at 6pm - and the only cashpoint is available when the post office is open
- the Anchorage restaurant is the only one within a short walk (the Rodel hotel is three miles away) and you should book ahead if you want to be sure of getting a table

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Grimisdale House is located close to Leverburgh, right on the side of a loch. Beautiful views are thus there to be admired from outside the house and also from within. This property is ideally situated for the harbour area, ferries, and for boat trips to St Kilda or other locations. Grimisdale can, thus, be recommended as a convenient, and an excellent, although perhaps expensive, place to book for bed and breakfast. The owner (Farquhar) is friendly, easy going and accommodating. Although the website shows views of three rooms, other accommodation is also available. We booked the spacious Harris room plus a room upstairs which was less roomy. It also had sloping walls/ceiling. A variable pricing structure for rooms might have been expected given that there is some variation in facilities and room architecture and room sizes. Breakfast is provided in a very airy and bright dining area adjacent to a lounge overlooking the loch. All rooms are very clean and well appointed and the usual tea/coffee making facilities are available in the rooms. Additionally, Harris has a safe and an iron and an ironing board.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Townsville, Australia
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I had a spotlessly clean and comfortable room, sadly not overlooking the loch which the B&B sits by. The owners were friendly and helpful and steered me in the direction of an excellent local restaurant. The B&B overlooks a loch with few other buildings in sight. I could have stayed for a month.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Stayed for just one night and was not long enough. Wonderful location very friendly owners. We sat overlooking the loch on the evening with a glass of wine and thought it could not get any better. The room was cosy and very comfy bed. Breakfast was great. Would highly recommend .

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Another lovely welcoming stay. This is a really nice bed and breakfast, comfy bed and powerful shower. A lovely view of the loch. perfect place for getting the boat for St Kilda. And close to rodel hotel for a lovely meal Will be back. .

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I recently stayed here with my son for a few days and can highly recommend it. Excellent location, friendly host, comfortable beds, very good bathroom and big breakfast choice. Even the weather in late May and early June far exceeded our expectations: it was sunny and there wasn't much wind either.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Farquhar, the owner, could not have been more helpful and kind during our two night stay.
First class accommodation and the best breakfast on the island.Spectacular setting with stunning views, would recommend without hesitation.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Grimisdale Guest House

Property: Grimisdale Guest House
Address: Leverburgh, HS5 3TS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > Lewis and Harris > Isle of Harris
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Isle of Harris
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grimisdale is a friendly 4 star guest house sitting on its own peninsula surrounded by a salmon and trout loch. We aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible and your visit to Harris both enjoyable and memorable. We offer comfortable en-suite rooms with all the little extras that make all the difference to your stay. Grimisdale is ideally situated for fishing, golfing, hiking, cycling or just plain relaxing. ... more   less 
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Grimisdale Guest House Isle Of Harris, Scotland

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