I've been coming to N Uist for years and had never stayed at the Hamersay House (previously Tigh Dearg) until July this year (yes- a bit late with this review). I am delighted that we did and it was great that we stayed here with my parents on their first visit to the islands.
The Staff were friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The food was excellent and sharing the chef (john and team) with the Langais Lodge is definitely paying dividends. A great breakfast too.
The only reason they're not getting 5 stars was the price. I feel it's a little over-priced for what it is. It's the same price as the Langais and I do feel that the Langais has an edge over the Hamersay, as good as it is. On the night we ate there, they were also understaffed so the service wasn't quite what it could have been. But that's down to the management/owners who are no doubt trying to keep the costs down in these early days, not the staff who were just really stretched. It may also be time to ditch the rusted kids climbing frame in the garden! (but may have done since I was there).
But having said that, it was a lovely place to stay and I'll definitely be going back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking Lochmaddy Bay, this new stylish hotel offers 8 designer bedrooms, a contemporary restaurant and comfy lounge bar. Enjoy the finest local seafood, game and beef while sitting outside on our decked areas admiring our landscaped gardens and panoramic views. The hotel is non-smoking. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Tigh Dearg
- Hamersay House North Uist, Scotland