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Hay Lodge
Ranked #7 of 38 Nairn B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Best holiday ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Superb, awesome, wonderful. These are words my kids used to describe this fantastic holiday location. We received a really warm welcome. The family room was amazing. Plenty of room for a family of 4. Breakfast was a social event with great food beautifully presented. We regularly stay in big 5* hotels but this was far better. I would honestly say it is the best holiday we have ever had, and our hosts made all the difference, so thank you. We will be back...

Room Tip: Don't look anywhere else. Call Hay Lodge for the best holiday in the UK
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Burgdorf, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

We stayed at Hay Lodge for a whole week while participating in the Scottish 6-Days orienteering event. We enjoyed the stay very very much: Clean and comfortable rooms, extraordinary hospitality (breakfast any time you wish, if you have early starting times; a laundry for free of very dirty sports dresses - getting them back dry in the evening etc.), excellent breakfast - entertainment by Terry inclusive... Many thanks to Marion and Terry! We plan to be back in 2015 for the Scottish 6-Days and can strongly recommend Hay Lodge to any traveller. the only minor thing to improve is the (free) WiFi: It required resetting by the owner each time the smartphone had lost contact due to an absence from the lodge.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Many thanks to Marion and Terry for their hospitality in their super home. Hay Lodge is ideally situated in the middle of Nairn, close to restaurants, pubs, the links, river, harbour and beaches. Twin room was perfect for us and provided superb views to the East Beach and across the Moray Firth. Room was fresh, spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. Breakfasts were excellent and all bases covered, from crispy bacon to fresh croissants. Having been visiting Nairn for over 30 years, I would have no reservations in recommending Hay Lodge to all.

P.S. I'm still sure that fish is a piranha !!

Room Tip: Twin room at the top of the house provides wonderful views.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

We only stayed for one night during our Scotland road trip but we have kept a note of this B&B because we will definitely stay again when we are in the area.

Our room was huge, spotlessly clean and well appointed.
Don't be put off by the shared bathroom - you only share it with one other room and during our stay the person in that room shared the other bathroom with his fellow traveller.
The bathroom is big enough to be a bedroom in its own right and is also immaculately clean.

The hosts are very hospital and nothing is too much trouble for them.

The breakfast was plentiful. We had the cooked breakfast with fresh fruit and as much tea and coffee as we wanted.

All in all, great value and we will definitely be back.

(We rarely write reviews but felt that this place really warranted our praise)

PS Ask to see Boris the Bird who is a tame Seagull who lives at the Hay Lodge (Outside)

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gloucestershire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

We stayed for a week in the self-catering apartment at Hay Lodge. Unusually, it is for two people (most cottages are for larger groups). It was excellent - a kitchen/lounge/dining room with TV downstairs and a bedroom (with a small TV) and separate bathroom/shower upstairs. Everything was spotlessly clean on arrival and Marion and Terry gave us a short tour to be sure we were familiar with all the facilities.

The accommodation is very central to Nairn, which is a good centre for touring the area and its attractions, artificial and natural. We enjoyed the outside table and chairs when it was sunny, and to have off-street parking was valuable.

The only faults we could find were very minor - a slightly tight space for the dining table, a parking area whose curved wall almost led to a scrape more than once, and lack of a radio (you could use Freeview but in the evenings, some stations did not operate to allow a Scottish TV channel).

We were also impressed that a freezer has been installed in the downstairs cupboard - very useful if you bring your own meals or even when buying locally.

We have booked a further visit and would recommend Hay Lodge strongly.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

We had a lovely stay at Hay Lodge and Marion and Terry were very friendly and helpful. Had a couple of meals across the road at the Havelock Pub and even managed to come last in the pub quiz!
The double room was nicely decorated, as was the whole house, and we enjoyed our couple of days exploring Nairn. The breakfast choice was good and set us up for the day. We would recommend anyone who wants a central location near the beach to stay here.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

My Partner and two young children stayed for 3 nights. We were in a beautiful room and Marion was very accomodating and made us feel very very welcome. The Breakfast was lovely. The bathroom was large and we didn't have any problems sharing. It was really clean and tidy. Marion and Terry were really friendly and always asked about our day. Thank you, would definitely recommend and stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Hay Lodge
Address: 8 Crescent Road, Nairn IV12 4NB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Nairn
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #7 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Nairn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
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