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“Wonderful” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Western Isles Guest House

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Western Isles Guest House
Ranked #13 of 27 Mallaig B&B and Inns
Silver Spring, Maryland
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

We had a great stay at Western Isles guest house. Jeanette was wonderful - so kind and friendly. Our room was not large but had everything we needed, with a beautiful en-suite bathroom. There were extensive options for breakfast. We were abler to check in right when we got there and Jeanette gave us a choice of two rooms. We'd stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012

Very helpful owners, mother and daughter team, room small but spotlessly clean and comfortable.
We had an ensuite room and were really happy with the facilities, the bathroom was very modern with walk in shower and very clean indeed, there was also a storage shelf for my makeup bag. They also gave us early access to the room which I really appreciated. Breakfast served with loads of tea and coffee.
Mallaig is very small and compact, so it is easier to park your car opposite the B&B and walk into town.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SusansBackInScotland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2011

A host who was only there where needed and very helpful and friendly when was needed.

Accommodation was clean, ideal and comfortable.

Breakfast was as big or small as you'd want and offered anything you could want.

Price was extremely reasonable.

Room Tip: We had a room at the front which looked 'over the sea to Skye' - host will I'm sure let...
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  • Stayed September 2011, 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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Thank PurplePeaz
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Ilford
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2011

Arrived on a much earlier ferry from Skye than planned owing to threatened gales forecast. The lady of the house allowed me to use the room from around midday onwards which was nice. The room was comfortable and I had a very nice dedicated shower room just opposite. I had a lovely kipper for breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Neil1947Ilford
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

We stopped for one night before catching the ferry to Skye the following morning. Very friendly hosts who offered advice on where to eat our evening meal. Comfortable beds and very good breakfasts. Rooms a little small but that doesn't really matter for a one nighter.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MilsteadUmpire
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perthshire
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2011

we stayed here for four nights, Monday - Thursday, and found nothing to be too much trouble for the hostess.
The room we had was perfect, breakfast was a delight, and Mallaig itself is peaceful and ideal for a get-away-from-it-all break.
The property is around a ten minute walk from both the rail station and harbour, and has lovely views across to Skye, from bedrooms and the breakfast room.
Not that we can imagine the town centre being noisy, but the location of The Western Isles gives you the the best spot on the harbour strip for quietness.
All rooms are differently laid out and some apparently have showers separate from the bedroom, although these are exclusive for your own rooms' use; but we could not fault ours at all.
Everything was clean to the highest standard, and you really got the 'at home' feel from the place. (having said that, we did find that having enough clothes for a three day/four night uk holiday, the hanging space was limited, but this is a very small point)
This was our first trip to Mallaig, and it certainly won't be our last, but more to the point, we'd definitely go back to The Western Isles.
(and if it's your first trip here yourselves, take the small ferry to Knoydart - you'll be glad you did)

  • Stayed September 2011, 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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1 Thank mickandshona
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Derby
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2011

Very friendly people and most welcoming. I was touring on a motorcycle and they went out of their way to provide secure parking (not that it is particularly necessary in this quiet town.)
I had a single room with a view across to the harbour and the shower room, (across the corridor but exclusively for my room) was beautiful and looked as if it had been newly fitted out.
The whole house was spotless and my vegetarian breakfast was excellent.
Jeanette's husband is tke skipper on the ferry to Knoydart and I was unable to fit the trip in so I will have to return one day!

Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Western Isles Guest House
Address: East Bay, Mallaig PH41 4QG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Mallaig
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Ranked #13 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Mallaig
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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Western Isles Guest House Mallaig, Scotland

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