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“Lovely midweek break” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bay Highland Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Strathpeffer
Certificate of Excellence
stourbridge, west midlands
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60 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Lovely midweek break”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Just back from another of Shearings bargin breaks at Strathpeffer and pleased as ever for value for value for money.
Lovely old hotel full of character and history
Very comfy room but shame was a little cool due to draughty windows and heat lost due to how the curtains are hung and radiator in bathroom not working.
Nice and clean and staff lovely and friendly.
food was really first class and obviously a very competent chef, variety of dishes and always lovely and hot. waitresses very friendly and hard working. well done to everyone for making our stay very enjoyable.
Trips out were very good and full of information and stories which helped enhance the Scottish experience.

Room Tip: Would be nice to upgrade to premier room if poss
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank margaret96
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highland hotel ... s, General Manager at Bay Highland Hotel, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thanks for leaving such a lovely review.
It's great to hear enjoyed your stay and found everthing great value for money.

Hope you'll come and visit us again soon.

Kind Regards
Alastair Grantham
General Manager.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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Northampton
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Just spent a very comfortable Christmas break here. I want to say that the food served is incredibly good. I've travelled widely on the Continent and it compares very favorably with the best of Europe. Well done, chef and staff ! The room I had was very clean, small but cosy and warm. The hotel is big but everything is done for individual comfort. The cleaner of my room deserves an extra thank you (No 300)

Room Tip: Ask for a better view/size of room if this concerns you
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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11 Thank Bibilovski
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highland hotel ... s, General Manager at Bay Highland Hotel, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thanks for leaving such a fantastic review. Great to hear you enjoyed the food so much. I'll pass on your kind comments to the Chef and Staff.

Look foward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards
Alastair Grantham
General Manager.
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Annan, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

Back at the Highland Hotel for our second visit.We left from Gretna Green on the 10th December in brilliant sunshine & had a good trip up to Strathpeffer. I quick change & back down for a very nice evening meal. The staff & food very good @ all times. The room we had was 301 on the top floor no view as such, carpet had a large white stain, room warm, comfy bed. Ronnie Ross was our entertainment on the Wednesday night, once again Ronnie put on a brilliant show. I would recommend this Bay Shearings Hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank gtritchie5
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highland hotel ... s, General Manager at Bay Highland Hotel, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
Thanks for a lovely review.

It's great you enjoyed your holiday. Ronnie Ross receives lots of praise on trip advisor, glad you enjoyed our entertainment.

Looking foward to seeing you soon.

Kind Regards
Alastair Grantham
General Manager.
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

just came back from a 5 day stay food hotel entertainment and staff were brilliant cant fault them on one thing . was a very memorable stay with them and will defo be going back and also will be highly recomending them to freinds and famly . also the day trips what the organised was spot on and very eventful and interesting . our bus driver tony was absalutly fab great fun and full of infomation

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank nicola r
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highland hotel ... s, General Manager at Bay Highland Hotel, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
Thanks for taking time to write such a nice review.
It's great to hear you enjoyed your holiday.

Looking foward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards
Alastair Grantham
General Manager.
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N.Wales
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

We have just returned from The Highland Hotel Strathpeffer after spending Monday 10th - Friday 14th December. I would like to thank all the staff and Shearings drivers for an excellent holiday experience. Credit where credits due the holiday represented extremely good value - we were well fed, kept warm on the cold Scottish nights and entertained to a reasonable hour. WELL DONE BAY and Shearings!!!

My wife would like to add to anyone who moans about this holiday (and there are always some) - get a life!

Room Tip: 2nd Floor with view of village - good location
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank furglove
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highland hotel ... s, General Manager at Bay Highland Hotel, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
Many Thanks for leaving such a lovely review.
It's great to know you had a good time and the staff looked after you well. I'll pass on your kind comments.

Thanks Again.
Alastair Grantham
General Manager.
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York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

the hotel was a fantastic old victorian type building a little faded and in need of some tlc in places but overall a wonderful place to stay. the staff were outstanding and the service provided by the tour operater and the hotel were marvellous. the value for money provided was unbelievabley good and the only downside was the long journey from and to out home in york

Room Tip: we upgraded to a superior double room. we got a very large triple rppm overlooking the village . m...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Sheila B
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highland hotel ... s, General Manager at Bay Highland Hotel, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Thanks for your lovely review,
It's great you found your break to be excellent value for money.
We are currently giving the Hotel a bit of TLC, 12 rooms have recently been refurbished and the exterior side elevation has just been painted.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon,

Kind Regards
Alastair Grantham
General Manager.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

My husband and I went with my parents who love to dance. The food is good and the service is excellent. We have visited a few of the Bay hotels for weekends and have enjoyed them all and found them to be excellent value for money. My favourite is the Highland Hotel because of the layout of the reception and entertainment area and the beautiful wooden staircase. The entertainment also better suits our taste and we certainly weren't disappointed on this occasion. There are parts that could be doing with renovation but can see that a lot of work has been done in the past 7 years since our first visit. We can't wait to go back again and hope to return early in the new year.

Room Tip: Upgrading seems to remove the gamble element. Some basic rooms are a little small and don't hav...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank jillyba
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highland hotel ... s, General Manager at Bay Highland Hotel, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Thank you for your kind review,
It's great to hear you enjoyed the food, service and found us to be excellent value for money.
The wooden staircase is a lovely feature. Many a photo has been taken there.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards
Alastair Grantham
General Manager.
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Property: Bay Highland Hotel
Address: Strathpeffer IV14 9AN, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Ross and Cromarty > Strathpeffer
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Strathpeffer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Highland Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Peacefully set in its own grounds with lovely views over the colourful village square, this chateau style hotel’s traditional features have been carefully retained to strike just the right Highland note. A warm welcoming feeling comes as much from the friendly staff as from the fine wood panelled public rooms which have been carefully preserved. Strathpeffer itself is just steps away from the hotel and is renowned as an attractive Highland spa resort with fabulous Victorian architecture. Be sure to enjoy the scenic views of the village below from the open veranda. The massive peak of Ben Wyvis is the backdrop to this charming village. It’s a perfect base from which to explore Scotland’s dramatic Northern Highlands – mountainous countryside, sparkling streams, waterfalls and golden shores. ... more   less 
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