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“ADVANCE BOOKING TOTALLY UNRELIABLE” 1 of 5 stars
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Lasgair, Lochboisdale HS8 5TH, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #5 of 5 Lochboisdale B&B and Inns
Paris, France
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“ADVANCE BOOKING TOTALLY UNRELIABLE”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I had booked, by an exchange of emails, a room for 2 nights at the B&B "BREAE LEA" in Lochboisdale and received a written confirmation of my booking on 18th July for my stay on 13th and 14th August.
When I arrived on 13th August, Mrs Murray just told me that she could no more give me the room on 14th August, as in the meantime, she had simply booked it for another person. I was really shocked.
very non-professional and totally unreliable behaviour.

Room Tip: just avoid this b&b
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We stayed for three nights at Bae Lea and Patsy was very welcoming (though, we felt, possibly there is an initial shyness to her). In terms of accommodation it wasn't one of the more luxurious B&Bs we had stayed in but the room was large and the bed comfortable. The shower room was a master of space utilisation and we were glad that there was no-one in the adjoining room to us for our first couple of nights as, when it was occupied, the noise from their shower was very intrusive but these were relative minor details which didn't spoil our overall pleasant stay

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Sandi78
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Rochester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

I stayed for a couple of nights in September 2011, travelling solo around the Outer Hebrides by bus. Patsy was welcoming & the B&B was pleasant, with a lovely breakfast. The hotel (a mile away) has a restaurant and serves bar meals, and was fine to while away the evening. If you do not have a car you may want a torch to find your way back to the B&B once you get off the main road, on the other hand a friendly local might stop and give you a lift anyway !

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Aarberg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

Monika and Robert Stayed for 2 nigths in Brealea B&B. It was better installed than advertised with alle required facilities shower en suite, TV in lounge and well furnished and spacious. We enjoied the hospitality and the friendliness of Patsy who isowner of the house.

We can as well recommend the Breakfast well prepared an lavely presented. The outside lqn is spacious and one has a beautukk view of the landscape. Restaurant is about one mile away on the main road at the crossing. There you can get good food at reasonable price.

We would certainly visit again.

regards
Robert and Monika
from Switzerland

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank monika1603624
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

Stayed for 1 night in a very comfortable spacious room, a pleasant residents lounge is available with good views towards Lochboisdale. Breakfast was good and hearty and the hospitality warm and welcoming. Good evening meals were available at the Lochboisdale Hotel which was only a 20 minute walk from the house. Recommended

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank addalp
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Gipf-Oberfrick
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2010

Brae Lea House was our shelter on a rainy afternoon.
After a brief welcome we have not met our hosts for the rest of the day.
We had dinner in the Lochboisdale Hotel which was very cosy, there was no other place to go anyway.

Breakfast was chosen from a menu and very delicious.

The B&B is for sale and unfortunately one could feel that the owners are a bit weary. It was OK for what the name "Bed and Breakfast" stands for. Our room looked much better than on the home page.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank walthersus
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Milton Keynes
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2010

The breakfast was lovely, Patsy also cooked a lovely eveing meal. I liked the house very much we had a great room and bath room number 5, but yes the walls are a bit thin. I would still recommend this place.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Brae Lea House
Address: Lasgair, Lochboisdale HS8 5TH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > South Uist > Lochboisdale
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Lochboisdale
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All rooms en-suite; packed lunch offered instead of breakfast if going on early ferry. 1 mile from ferry terminal; will collect if requested. ... more   less 
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Brae Lea House Lochboisdale, Scotland

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