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Main Street Highlands, Poolewe IV22 2JX Scotland
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A traditional highland hotel and restaurant, on the shores of Loch Ewe in sight of Inverewe Gardens. Poolewe Hotel is a 16th-Century coaching inn in the picturesque village of Poolewe on the shore of Loch Ewe near Gairloch on the NW Coast of Scotland. Just 90 minutes of beautiful easy driving from Inverness Airport. Set amidst dramatic Highland scenery, Poolewe Hotel is ideal for anyone wishing to explore this wild and beautiful corner of Scotland. Guests can choose from thirteen en-suite bedrooms and suites, most enjoying spectacular views most of the sea or mountains. In addition, Poolewe Hotel boasts a reputation for excellent food with a restaurant, a conservatory dining area, and a bar. Log fires in all the public rooms contribute to the friendly atmosphere of this historic inn. The hotel welcomes dogs; there is ample parking and free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Visit Poolewe whether to relax or to enjoy an active holiday, or a combination of both. • Visit the world-famous National Trust for Scotland Inverewe Gardens situated less than a mile from the hotel, clearly visible from the hotel dining room. • Enjoy hill walking. There are maps available in the hotel outlining the various routes, catering for a wide range of abilities. • Trout and salmon fishing, whale watching, deer stalking, canoeing, climbing, mountain biking, pony trekking, golf are all on offer in the area. • Take in the beautiful and inspiring scenery. • Visit a traditional small highland distillery. • Witness the amazing wildlife of Western Europe's last true wilderness.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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English, French, Polish
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Moll30 wrote a review 23 Jun
Portishead, United Kingdom81 contributions25 helpful votes
Had to stay here as we wanted to visit the gardens and there’s nowhere else. We had read poor reviews but ‘bit the bullet’. Nice chap welcomed us and was very nice. Room looked ok but on closer inspection it was very ‘down at heel’. Bathroom windows grimy and a long dark hair in the bath!!! It says there is Wi-Fi - not in the rooms there isn’t or the breakfast room. My husband was appalled at the lack of beers (ales) - he had to suffer John Smith’s as that’s all they had - not even a bottle of decent beer. We have visited 6 hotels in the last fortnight and all have had good beers to choose from. We just had scampi and fish and chips as there was no point even trying anything else. Breakfast ok and about 2 stars. Thank goodness it was just for a night. The surroundings are simply beautiful- lots of bikers and visitors from Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. Someone is missing a trick - this place should be a goldmine!!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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CJW wrote a review 22 Jun
25 contributions6 helpful votes
Nice enough hotel and room with a great view and nice toiletries. Good bike storage. There was an obvious lack of staff and barman gave a great service even though he appeared to be on his own. Non residents were turned away due to lack of staff. Evening meal and breakfast both ok. Hotel is in a great setting but could be a lot better with more staff.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Nicola C wrote a review 6 Jun
Dorchester, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
Went for a drink at the only bar in the village to find it residents only. Completely empty bar with one barman who is presumably being paid. Wanted several beers while wives looked around local gardens. COVID didn’t effect you if you can turn down trade.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Travel261356 wrote a review 6 Jun
Bielefeld, Germany1 contribution1 helpful vote
Stayed at Poolewe Campsite (which was fantastic) for the weekend and walked a 10km trail on Friday. Popped into the Poolewe hotel bar for a much deserved pint at the end only to be turned away as was told told residents only. Very very disappointing. For a remote area with a good amount of campers/walkers/hikers and decent through flow traffic, the hotel is missing something here?? After speaking to the campsite staff, they mentioned that the hotel struggles to keep staff? But to turn away paying customers is crazy. The three times I walked passed the hotel, there was not a single person in there. I'm going back to Poolewe later in the year and even if you opened up to non-residents, I wouldn't visit. Appalling.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Ron R wrote a review May 2022
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Can’t believe the only hotel and bar in this village would not serve non residents. It is such a surprise to us especially as hospitality venues are bleating like mad about the lack of income and relying on government handout’s. You should be ashamed of yourselves and with such customer service you wouldn’t be in business without the handouts
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Bring your own booze and the sun shines
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fkel wrote a review May 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
We booked as part of our NC500 trip and despite being fully booked, although well understaffed, the staff they had did a great job. We were very happy with all aspects of our stay. Well done. Lovely wee village with great scenery.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Nice place for an overnight stay
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Catherine M wrote a review May 2022
Los Angeles, California39 contributions42 helpful votes
Being the only hostelry for miles we were very keen to visit if only for a drink. However there is a sign saying residents only and when we phoned this was confirmed so all we could do was look in through the window at the happy dinners and partakers of cool beers.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Only accessible if a resident
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Ann D wrote a review May 2022
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We have been there before and that is why we booked at the campsite nearby again. After a long journey we walked up to the hotel for food and drink. There was a sign on the door RESIDENTS ONLY. So we went around the back and into the bar. There was a barmaid but no customers and we asked for drinks. She said she couldn't serve us, residents only. I pointed out there was nobody else, we only wanted a drink. A very rude man came from the back. I take it he was the manager and was quite abusive. I pointed out this was not how you ran a business and it should say on the website that it was not open to the general public. Locals say they can't go either. What a shame that a thriving community hub is lost. Needless to say we will not visit Poolewe again. It ruined the start of our holiday.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Don't go here.
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Roger P wrote a review May 2022
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom107 contributions31 helpful votes
This hotel is ideally located about a mile from the famous gardens. Rooms, some in the main building, others in an annex, have all the necessary facilities although some are a little cramped. Restaurant has a pub-grub menu but the food is well cooked.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Sean P wrote a review Apr 2022
13 contributions5 helpful votes
The Poolewe hotel is a good hotel. It's comfortable, clean and friendly. It's good value for money too compare to a number of other hotels on the NC500. There is a pool table and a dart board to keep kids entertained and a nice range of both traditional and homely meals on offer. Poolewe itself is quiet, calm and very pretty, we would certainly recommend it as part of any NC500 trip
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Date of stay: April 2022
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US$119 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsRoss and CromartyPoolewe
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Poolewe Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Poolewe Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Gairloch Museum (4.2 miles), Inverewe Garden (0.6 miles), and Gairloch Sitooterie (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Poolewe Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Poolewe Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Poolewe Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Poolewe Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bridge Cottage Cafe, Links Cafe, and Coast Coffee Company.
Is Poolewe Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Poolewe.
Are pets allowed at Poolewe Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Poolewe Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Poolewe Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gairloch Archaeological Trail (4.3 miles).
Is Poolewe Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.