We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Melvaig IV21 2EA Scotland
Lock in the lowest price from these sites
Destinia.com
Prices are provided by our partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and reflect nightly room rates, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (200)
Room & Suite (3)
Dining (2)
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.

About

#1 of 2 in Melvaig
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Travellers' Choice
A comfortable guesthouse and self-catering apartment set in an unrivalled, unique location. Cosy rooms, B&B and evening meals available. Minimum booking two nights due to the remote location. Please note that Rua Reidh Lighthouse runs as private holiday accommodation only and is not open to the public. There is a public car park at Melvaig where people can park and enjoy a walk to the lighthouse, but the road to the lighthouse itself is private with no public right of vehicle access.
Read more
Property amenities
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms

Location

Full view
Contact
Melvaig IV21 2EA Scotland
Getting there
Stornoway Airport31 miSee all flights
Inverness Airport69 miSee all flights
See all nearby hotels
423Reviews1Q+A64Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 341
  • 57
  • 10
  • 8
  • 7
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
Travelling Scotsman wrote a review 24 Jun
Scotland, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
My partner and I, along with our 2 dogs, spent a brilliant week in the Officer's Quarters at the beginning of June. The 'shabby chic' decor was just so appropriate to the surroundings and the level of comfort was definitely not compromised. The peace and quiet and simply breathtaking views were just wonderful, making for a really relaxing stay. Susan and Kiva were excellent hosts, being genuinely friendly and interested in our comfort and wellbeing. Both are really knowledgeable about the local area and able to make excellent recommendations on places to visit. The sweet pastry treats Susan left out for our arrival were just delicious! We would definitely book here again if we travel back to this area!
Read more
Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Helpful
Share
j9A wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution
This is a long overdue review. We had the good fortune to book to stay and so meet Susan, the owner and her son, Kivah. Problems with our vehicle meant we were only able to stay one night- but they did everything they could to help us with our difficulties, and were warm, welcoming, and very friendly. Hospitality couldn't be bettered and the food was amazing. If you have a opportunity to stay, take it, you will be glad that you did.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
Helpful
Share
NotAFoodBlogger wrote a review Oct 2021
Manchester, United Kingdom13 contributions14 helpful votes
Absolutely fantastic location, Amy and I both loved our stay here and will definitely return in the near future. The food was incredible as was the hosting. I really look forward to seeing how things develop over the next few years.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2021
Value
Location
Service
Helpful
Share
Tam341 wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
We visited Rua Rheidh Lighthouse (2 adults and 2 teenagers) on the 17th and 18th August and what an absolute joy in every way. Susan and her son Kivah are wonderfully warm and inviting, from their incredible home cooked food brought to the rooms beautifully packaged in little baskets to the glorious rooms and views and wonderful little chats and recommendations for the area. It is remote and the walks from the lighthouse are a must. This was definitely a highlight for all of us - if you are visiting this area, please do not miss it! Thank you so much Susan and Kivah and with much love x
Read more
Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
Helpful
Share
Sharon C wrote a review Aug 2021
Morpeth, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a must for anyone touring the West Coast of Scotland. We stayed in the Gannet room for 2 nights and had the most amazing time. The views of Skye, Lewis and Harris are stunning and an afternoon watching for dolphins and whales from the window of our bedroom was magical. Meals were all home cooked by Susan with local produce and were delicious, catering for every dietary requirement. Meals were provided in picnic baskets delivered to our room by Keiver which made the whole experience feel even more unique. The relaxation of no WiFi, mobiles or TV was bliss. Both Susan and Keiver couldn't do enough to make our visit special. We can't wait to go back!
Read more
Date of stay: August 2021
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Room Tip: All rooms have a private bathroom Gannet and Orca are directly accessible from the room.
See more room tips
Helpful
Share
Andy D wrote a review Aug 2021
3 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights and absolutely loved it It might not be for everyone as it is not super polished but it is magical A magical location, really off the track, stunning setting but it’s real attraction is the combination of Susan and Kiva - 2 wonderful hosts And the food was really outstanding Middle Eastern influence If you are into scenery , away from it and meeting wonderful hosts , could not recommend it more A place where you will come away with real memories
Read more
Date of stay: August 2021
Rooms
Service
Sleep Quality
Helpful
Share
David H wrote a review Aug 2021
8 contributions2 helpful votes
This was the highlight of our Anniversary NC500 trip. We stayed in the Orca room for two nights, taking breakfast and dinner. The renovation to the accommodation is stunning - creative, appropriate and immaculate. Susan’s food is Michelin standard - local, natural and delicious. It was beautifully presented by Kiva in hand-delivered baskets to our room - bliss! This really is a unique place to stay, both as a building and for the location. We highly recommend Rua Reidh.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2021
Helpful
Share
Toni C wrote a review Aug 2021
Cheshire, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Absolutely stunning. Amazing views across to Skye and beyond to Lewis and Harris. If you’re looking for some peace and quiet, walking, cycling or wildlife watching, this is the place. The views are amazing. The lighthouse is a working lighthouse, so you can see the light in the evening. Susan and Keeva are lovely. Warm friendly, perfect hosts. The meal hampers are delicious - Mediterranean style, lots of fruit and freshly cooked veg. Warming soups and delicious puddings. The rooms are part of the keepers accommodation, nice and warm, with a great little en-suite. Very off the beaten track, but not too far from Gairloch if you want shop or a cafe. Can’t recommend this lovely, lighthouse stay enough!
Read more
Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
Helpful
Share
Tomo247 wrote a review Jul 2021
Leeds, United Kingdom14 contributions19 helpful votes
Me and my wife have stayed in the Lighthouse twice now with the new owners - Susan & Keeva. It is an outstanding place to stay. From the lighthouse you can see the Shiant Isles, Lewis, Harris, Skye, the Mouth of Loch Ewe, The Summer Isles(I think) & you have a great out to sea over the North Minch. From our room, Orca, we saw a minke whale on 2 occasions & Dolphins. We saw one whale whilst having dinner and the other whilst having Breakfast. From the lighthouse courtyard we saw more whales and Dolphins & porpoises. On the road up to the lighthouse we had great views of 2 cuckoos & we saw a White Tailed Eagle in Gairloch. The food was outstanding - delicious & healthy. Susan and Keeva were very kind, helpful & made the lighthouse feel like a home from home. I couldn’t recommend staying the lighthouse enough. To see the wildife you will most likely need patience and binoculars. & for whales ideally you want a calm sea. A little bit of luck always help as well. Thank you Susan & Keeva Best wishes Chris & Sylvia
Read more
Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: The road to the lighthouse from Gairloch is fairly narrow at times, has great views and sheep...
See more room tips
Helpful
Share
Calderro wrote a review Jul 2021
Barham, United Kingdom12 contributions7 helpful votes
My parents stayed for 2 nights B&B in the Orca room and had an amazing time, Susan and Keva couldn't have been more helpful, their hospitality was 1st class. We had to change our dates on more than one occasion due to the on going pandemic, Susan was extremely helpful and did everything she could to accommodate them and make their stay a memorable one. The food was exceptional with my parents stating they would definitely go back. Scenery was something else. Thank you for a beautiful time.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2021
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Helpful
Share
Previous
123456
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsMelvaig
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Rua Reidh Lighthouse
Are pets allowed at Rua Reidh Lighthouse?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Rua Reidh Lighthouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.