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“A good hotel in north Barra”
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Heathbank
Ranked #1 of 15 Isle of Barra B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Benson
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74 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A good hotel in north Barra”
Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

This is a simple 3 star hotel. The rooms are spotless and the food good. The Dining Room is somewhat austere but the bar area, where most of the evening meals are served, is much better.
All the staff and owner are very helpful and jolly. You will have a great stay here. It would not take much (say the addition of in-room tea and coffee facilities) to turn this into a 4 star place, I suspect.
Internet is available here.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

We booked this in North bay for 2 nights as the bigger hotels were full. But so glad we did . It was a small 5 roomed hotel but great meals and a bar overlooking the bay. It was the cleanest I have stayed in and the hosts and staff very helpful with beautiful breakfasts with full Scottish or fish
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Nothing Was too much trouble and after witnessing the Sunday afternoon drinking session in one of the bigger hotels bar in the main port we were glad of our choice to stay here!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Heathbank was our first stop on a tour of the Western Isles. Having arrived late off the ferry from Oban, this was perfect as it had it's own bar. Room was lovely and staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fresh and with Stornoway black pudding, just lovely!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

The hotel is well located for the port with a friendly, welcoming host. Our bedroom was small but clean and comfortable. There were good choices for breakfast and it was all well cooked. Good pub food in the evening. Wherever you stay, Barra is easy to explore and is a beautiful island.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Enjoyed 2 nights wilst staying on Barra. Convenient for the ferry and airport. The hosts were friendly, the rooms clean and light and airy. There was good food which was pub-type. It would have been nice to have a more comfortable lounge/bar for relaxing after the meal but as this is Barra I guess people generally didn't stay more than a night or two. Loved the island.
I would certainly use this hotel again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

We stayed at Heathbank for 5 nights in early April 2013. We had a really lovely stay there and would recommend it to others. The room was spotless and had everything we needed. The food was lovely, both the breakfasts and evening meals. We loved the local smoked salmon, the scallops were the biggest we have ever had and the Stornoway Black Pudding was really good too. In the evenings the bar/restaurant is a nice mix of locals and visitors.

Joe and all the staff are really really friendly, welcoming and helpful.

We hope to go back and visit them all again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Had a fantastic time about 2 years ago staying here with my son. This time I was on a cycle touring holiday and just popped in for dinner. Food was excellent and I would highly recommend it to others.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Heathbank

Property: Heathbank
Address: | Northbay, HS9 5YQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > Isle of Barra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Isle of Barra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small and friendly, family run hotel that offers a very good standard of comfortable accommodation with good, homemade food (produce is sourced as local as we can!). A lovely, bright bar with a good selection of drinks, including fresh Italian coffee. ... more   less 
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Heathbank Isle Of Barra, Scotland

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