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“Friendly and comfortable with great views.”

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Tigh-Na-Mara Guest House
Ranked #7 of 15 Isle of Barra B&B and Inns
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6 reviews
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“Friendly and comfortable with great views.”
Reviewed 6 September 2012

Tigh na mara is very handy for your arrival on the island from Oban, especially if you are on the late boat as it is yards from the ferry terminal. This means that it has superb views of Castlebay itself. The owner was really welcoming and the whole atmosphere of the place was so relaxed. The decor is fresh and very Rennie Mackintosh and the place is clean and comfortable. The room was on the small side but perfectly adequate and good value for money. Breakfast was freshly cooked and top quality and the variety excellent.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Geenock
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

well located at the square and not as on Google maps. an attractive stone building.Twin room I had was not over spacious but adequate with a reasonable en-suite. The breakfasts were made to order and an excellent offering of fresh chopped mixed fruit was available as an alternative to cereal . Hosts were helpful regarding advice. Very close to the ferry and also village facilities and shore strolls.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Sussex
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

Just 100 m from the ferry this B&B has an enviable position on the sea front with a fantastic view over the bay and the castle. Parking is available in a lay by across the road.

Another excellent, clean, comfortable and quiet B&B with a delicious full Scottish breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

This is a very clean and comfortable guest house run by a really friendly couple who clearly care about making their guests feel at home. Well situated for Castlebay attractions and as a base for exploring this breathtakingly beautiful island.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights and we appreciated Linda our host for her flexibility - we were stranded for longer than anticipated due to storm force winds and ferry cancellations. Linda reassured us by allowing us to keep our room until we could find out whether ferries to Uist were all cancelled.
Amazing breakfast - delicious fruit salad, option of porridge or cereal as well as several cooked options. Plumped for the full cooked breakfast with unlimited toast - certainly kept us going on our travels around Barra.
What a view from our room - right onto Castlebay harbour, the castle and across to Vatersay.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

Booked 2 nights bed and breakfast and paid £70 on arrival. The room was ok but on the small side. I informed the owner when I arrived that I was catching the 7 a.m ferry to Oban after my second night. It was here I learned that it was now 'room only' and no breakfast was to be provided. I never asked nor was offered a refund for the meal I had paid for. Therefore at £35 for a room and no breakfast made this an expensive place to stay!.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2011

I stayed here for three nights very recently. The B&B is in an ideal location just minutes from the ferry terminal and very close to the hotels and cafe (for dinner) and to the village shops. My room was compact but very comfortable with the hospitality tray refreshed each day. The breakfast was lovely and the hosts were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Tigh-Na-Mara Guest House

Property: Tigh-Na-Mara Guest House
Address: Castlebay, HS9 5XD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > Isle of Barra
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #7 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Isle of Barra
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Tigh-Na-Mara Guest House Isle Of Barra, Scotland

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