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“Gulies Cottage, next door”
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Loch Maree Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Talladale
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Gulies Cottage, next door”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Great to see Hotel done up. I was amazed at the Victorian Dining room,. But more the story of Isle-Maree. Twice I got engaged on the Isle, the boat across to the Isle is fantastic. The Pub was really well used, a travellers pub. So romantic. The Hotel it self 2003,4, 7 and 9 was great. It is the 3rd most romantic setting in Scotland. I stopped in cottage before it got refurbished. But that was the romance about the place, I had my two GSDs a white and black and tan, Kori nicked spuds out of the shed, deer often trundle by the cottage. The views are spectacular, your photos do not do the place justice. I thought it was a bolt hole a treasure up west, we skinny dipped off Isle mare on 3 occasions. My House is called Isle-Maree, say no more, Kinloch ewe is just down the road, The famous Victoria falls 5 minutes away, the stoney beach by the loch just 10 minute drive.Its awesome.

Room Tip: Use the Guliies cottage, do Isle Maree, hire a rowing boat, but be careful there is the legend of Is...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Fantastic Hotel with lovely friendly proprietors and staff. The food was superb and on our first night we both had the venison steak served on a bed of black pudding, it was the nicest venison we have ever tasted and all butchered and cooked by Raymond, the owner. The evening meals throughout the rest of our stay were equally good as were the full Scottish Breakfasts!! All the staff went out of their way to chat and make you feel most welcome. We stayed in a four poster double bedroom which had magnificent views of Loch Maree, we were lucky to see the most gorgeous sunrise over the loch during our stay. The room was beautifully decorated and very comfortable, each day we returned to a room as if we had just checked-in!! We were also privileged to enjoy a boat trip out to Isle Maree in the owners boat and Raymond kept us safe by ensuring we wore lifejackets and he entertained and showed us all the highlights on the Isle from the Druids Circle and Viking graves to the Money Tree and Viking tree carving together with the history and legends of the Isle. The weather was outstanding which made seeing this beautiful area of Scotland even more enjoyable. We both can't thank Raymond and Caroline enough together with the friendly staff for providing us with such an outstanding time at the hotel, just wish we had been there at the same time as Billy Conolly!! We will definitely return and have no hesitation in recommending this wonderful, good value for money Hotel.
Review by Ian Hunter and Fiona Wood, stayed 10th - 13th July 2014

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

This hotel is right on Loch Maree and has amazing views. There is nothing here but the hotel.

The room was comfortable and ideal for one night. There is a really friendly atmosphere in the hotel and a few regulars that come for the fishing.

The food was very good and local with a few interesting things on the menu.

This Hotel is along the West Coast route and has some excellent views to get here.

Ideal for somewhere quiet and away from it all.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

My partner, daughter and I were fortunate enough to be the first guests to stay in the newly restored and renovated Ghillies' cottage, situated near the hotel with a fabulous view of Scotland's most beautiful loch. The cottage is very well appointed, with any instrument or appliance you could possibly need, all brand new, but if you did somehow want for anything, then Caroline and Raymond would do their best to accommodate. Upon our arrival after a considerable but stunningly scenic drive, we were afforded a very warm welcome, with the log fire burning, some fresh scones and a chilled bottle of wine - felt like royalty! We had a cot and high chair laid out for our six month old daughter, and the cottage even surpassed the attractive photos we'd seen before booking. Beds were very comfortable and waking up to a view like that certainly blows the cobwebs away! The hotel bar is excellent and the atmosphere among the guests always seemed very friendly and jovial whenever we popped in. Loch Maree and the whole surrounding area took our breath away - nearby Gairloch has an abundance of boat trips, shops and cafes and a peaceful beach, and if you fancy a bit of a drive then Applecross is also highly recommended. However, there are such fabulous walks and views within a few minutes of the hotel that you may well find you just wish to stay put! For those who enjoy a spot of fishing, you may well be in for a treat - have a word with Raymond who owns the fishing rights to the loch and he'll advise you - I was fortunate enough to spend some time on the loch and it was a very memorable experience. Magical place, just the tonic to get away from it all, can't recommend the cottage, hotel and hospitality highly enough, we'll definitely be back. Thanks again Raymond and Caroline, fantastic hosts.

Room Tip: Both rooms in Ghillies' Cottage are comfortable and newly refurbished.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

My partner and I stayed here for 1 night on a short break to the West Coast and thought it was a lovely hotel! The room overlooking the loch had a great view, was decorated really well and the bed was very comfortable. We had dinner in the restaurant which was fine, it wasn't a massive menu but it's understandable with the size of the hotel. The owners were very friendly and had a good chat with us in the bar.

All in all, it's a great hotel in a very good location for seeing the West Coast!

Room Tip: Ask for a room over looking the loch!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We spent three days at Loch Maree last week mainly to visit Inverewe Gardens. The owners and staff were very welcoming and helpful and the hotel has been improved to a good standard. Public rooms are well furnished and comfortable and the standard of decor is excellent. Our room was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The breakfasts were good although staying for three nights did tax the range of the dinner menus. The food was well cooked and plentiful. It is a quiet location which we liked very much and to which we would return. Having chosen Loch Maree after looking at the costs of other hotels locally it represents excellent value for money.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Having just returned from a 5-day stay we can endorse the enthusiastic comments of most visitors. The location is simply superb, the décor refreshingly modern and cheerful (unlike those Highland hotels gloomily stuck in the nineteenth century) the bed exceptionally comfortable, the dinners - in particular the main course - of good quality, and the owners very ready to sit down and chat after dinner (where else will you find that?)

We will look back on our stay with real affection.

Room Tip: Facing the loch is highly desirable. (You could ask for a room with house martins nesting just outs...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Loch Maree Hotel
Address: Achnasheen | Gairloch, Talladale IV22 2HL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Talladale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Talladale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Loch Maree Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits you at The Loch Maree Hotel, Ross-shire set in some of the most breathtaking scenery on the west coast of Scotland. The Loch Maree Hotel was built in 1872 and offers a warm welcome to anglers, walkers and the visitor wishing to explore this territory of untamed beauty. Loch Maree is one of the most beautiful in Scotland and many songs have been written about it. ... more   less 
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