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Smoo, Durness IV27 4QA Scotland
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#5 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Durness
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Rosemary S wrote a review Oct 2020
11 contributions2 helpful votes
The lodge is in an excellent location, overlooking Smoo Cave. Check-in was quite late, 4pm, but this did mean we were assured that the accommodation had been thoroughly cleaned prior to new guests arriving. We were met by Merlin, our host, and were very surprised to be requested to remove our shoes in the porch and wear hotel-style slippers provided by them. These didn't fit, so we ended up abandoning them and walking round in our socks. It's a bit of an overkill measure, to be honest. The house, though, is lovely - a one-way system whilst moving around the property, a super lounge and dining room, and comfortable bedroom with a superb view. Luxury toiletries were provided, and a coffee machine (we would have preferred a kettle). Merlin is a very attentive host, and the breakfast was lovely. All in all, it's a great place to stay, although the highest price of all our venues on our Scotland trip.
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Date of stay: September 2020
sally j wrote a review Oct 2020
Chelmsford, United Kingdom1,187 contributions138 helpful votes
We stayed at Smoo Lodge for 2 nights, it was amazing. We had to change rooms for the 2nd night, (we knew this before hand), it was the only way to stay both nights. The rooms were great, and it was so quiet and peaceful. Merlin was the perfect host. The breakfasts were great, my husband likes Korean food, so he had the Korean breakfasts both mornings, and thoroughly enjoyed them. This really is a fabulous place to stay, its expensive, but worth the money. Finally all Covid precautions were fully in place.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Callander Lad wrote a review Oct 2020
Callander, United Kingdom965 contributions410 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here for a couple of nights recently and we found the accommodation very comfortable indeed, the social distancing rules were being applied religiously, which is good. The host Merlin was very pleasant and helpful, but we were disappointed that we did not manage to meet his co - host and wife during our stay. The breakfast was really good, enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Craig41 wrote a review Oct 2020
Flitwick, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
I managed to book a night at Smoo Lodge, after I found out the last minute, the property I thought i was booked in to, didn't actually have me booked in. My friend found Smoo Lodge for me and gave me the number. I spoke to the owner, Merlin who gave me directions. I was pretty stressed as I thought I would be sleeping in my car that night. Merlin greeted me at the door and provided me with much needed refreshments. The house is beautiful. The attention to detail of the decor and furnishings is first class. When I got to my room, I was very happy. Good size, beautifully decorated, lovely bathroom and the bed was superb ! Tea and coffee facilites in the room. Breakfast was excellent with a good choice. Loved the tea pots too ! I'm so glad I stayed there. Merlin was a super host and I can't recommend the house highly enough. I would stay there again without hesitation ! Well done !
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Date of stay: September 2020
Paul W wrote a review Sep 2020
Deddington, United Kingdom45 contributions12 helpful votes
Stayed here for two nights and enjoyed the comfort and attention to detail. From well appointed bedroom, to lounge and breakfast. Nearby beach of Balnakeil is fantastic, and Smoo cave is worth a visit.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsCaithness and SutherlandDurness
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Frequently Asked Questions about Smoo Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Smoo Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Durness Beach (0.7 miles), Balnakeil Beach (1.8 miles), and Smoo Cave (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Smoo Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Smoo Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Smoo Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Smoo Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Smoo Cave Hotel, Cocoa Mountain Balnakeil, and Meet And Eat.
Is Smoo Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of Durness.