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Glenaladale Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #7 of 12 Durness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Winterthur, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful hosts in a wonderful setting”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

We had doubts going to the north coast of Scotland, because it is a bit “out there”. Fortunately, we did. It turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip and we were very sorry we could only stay for two nights. A lot of this feeling is owed to Glenaladale and its fantastic hosts.

Glenaladale is situated at Loch Eriboll, and it offered us everything we required. The rooms were not huge, but big enough, and contained everything expected, and even some things we did not expect – e.g. the small refrigerator. Everything was clean and well maintained.
The hosts shared with us, including our guide-dog, also their living room and we had a wonderful evening there. The two other guests present were regulars, one of them an expert on Scottish music, and he played the most wonderful music to us. Add to that the sizzling fireplace, some good red wine, and a very entertaining conversation – we would be regulars too, if we lived just a bit closer.

The breakfast was great, too. Everything we expected, was there, and we had a perfect start into our days.

If we ever return into the area, we will certainly stay at Glenaladale again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

Katie and Donnie are truly the kindest and most gracious hosts you will ever find. Their beautiful house is yours while there. An evening of Celidh (Scottish Musical jaunt) if you request them for one. Stay here.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Manchester UK
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

This accommodation had a lovely aspect overlooking Loch Eriboll. The rooms were clean and the hostess was a very pleasant and helpful lady. Breakfasts were good with a variety of choice. A good find in an area limited in accommodation choice.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

Arrived late in the dark after phoning ahead and was met with the landlady shining a torch to guide me into the parking area. Once inside, a cup of tea was offered with choccy biscuits beside a roaring fire to warm me up. Swiftly followed by a cold beer to relax me. Nothing was too much trouble for the hosts. They even let me sit within their own private area so as my laptop could pick up a better wifi signal.

Breakfast was pre-ordered the night before was again excellent. Only stayed 1 night as I was on business but what a beautiful remote location. Opened the curtains in the morning to be greeted by the sight of Ben Hope slightly mist covered at it's summit. Scotlands most northerly munro. If and when I ever come back to climb it I will stay here.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

There is nothing I could add to the five star reviews of this gem nestled by the shores of Lake Eriboll. Wonderful hosts, Excellent musical evening, although my humble accordion skills are not up to par with the hosts, Donnie and Kate, who are superb professionals. A memorable stay in a memorable setting.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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England
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

If you are traveling along the north road towards Thurso and beyond, enjoying the breathtaking scenery that gets better and better with every turn of the wheel, then check in here. True, you are 7 miles from Durness and the nearest eating opportunity (The Smoo Cave Hotel) and need a car, but the welcome is warm as are the rooms and the yummy breakfast. Limited choice of channels on the TV but if you are miffed by that, you are in the wrong place and the wrong sort of holiday!

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

The hosts Donnie and Kate, were just fantastic, made us so welcome and the room had the best view over the loch and mountains we had ever seen.Breakfast was delicious.Evening entertainment was also very special,Donnie is a very accomplished accordian player and Kate a very good pianist, what an evening, good old scottish ceilidh..off the beaten track but well worth the drive .Fantastic.Will be making every effort to visit again, Thankyou.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Glenaladale Bed & Breakfast

Property: Glenaladale Bed & Breakfast
Address: 99A Laid | A838 by Durness, Durness IV27 4UN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Durness
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #7 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Durness
Number of rooms: 3
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Glenaladale Bed & Breakfast Durness, Scotland

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