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“Cosy, friendly hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Temple View Hotel

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Temple View Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in North Uist
Certificate of Excellence
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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873 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 852 helpful votes
“Cosy, friendly hotel”
Reviewed 14 June 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in June 2013 while working on Nth Uist.

The rooms are a tad on the small side, but very comfortable, the beds extreemly so. The highlight of the hotel for me is a small "study" type room set out like a small living room - lots of maps and sweeties and the like laid out. There is also a conservatory on the front of the hotel which catches the sun very nicely in the evening. There is a very reliable fast free wifi but only in the bar / study areas - very intermittently in the rooms.

As some reviewers have noted the restauraunt area is a tad small - although it is intimate, had a couple of meals in the Hotel and the food was very good.

Downsides ? The hot water does tend to run out and if you are working odd hours (which we were) it is very noisy if one is trying to get some sleep - the walls are quite thin and the doors do clatter somewhat. This however is more than made up for by the friendly staff - in particular the ladies (family) who tend the bar and waitress the restauraunt for breakfast and evening meals. The rooms have a nice little LCD tv.

All in all its a very cosy family run hotel with descent food - a few niggles but overall fine.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

I have stayed at the Temple View for seven year now, usually twice a year and have always found June and Harvey excellent hosts who are always attentive and pleasant. As a disabled person I often need assistance and Harvey or June always oblige.
Harvey is a very good chef and the food is excellent with a wonderful range of what is on offer on the Western Isles.
The accommodation is very clean and tidy with the very best of furniture.
I am always working when I base myself at the Temple View and would recommend both the hotel and mine hosts as some fo the best I have ever met anywhere in the world..

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013 via mobile

Stayed for two nights and despite being full, the service was good and meals were fantastic. The rooms were clean and well furnished although compact.

Location is central and easy reach of both Lochmaddy and Benbecula.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Bern, Switzerland
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

During our stay on North Uist in May we've visited the Temple View Hotel 4 times. 3 times for dinner, once for coffee. The food was very delicious, the service good, the dinning room cosy with a wonderful view to the temple and the owners are really nice. We'll certainly come back on our next travel on the outer hebrides!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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argyll
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

Stayed here for 1 night during a tour of the west coast of Scotland.The bedroom was large and comfortable as was the bathroom with a view to the front of the building. I had a very good dinner served in the lounge. I had to leave early in the morning so I missed breakfast .Th owner was friendly as were the rest of the staff. I would certainly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

Comfortable and clean.Nice bar and good food.Had dinner and breakfast, both lovely. It was a pity there was no internet connection in our room but able to find in public areas. Nice short walk before breakfast across to the medieval temple. Close to R.S.P.B. Sanctuary for lovely informative croft/beach walk in the morning.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ayrshire, Scotland
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

There were two of us, soaked to the skin, having cycled from castlebay in barra and on our way to lochmaddy. There are few places on the route that offer food, so we were glad to turn the corner and see this hotel.
The lady that greeted us didnt look too impressed that we had walked in. She seemed surly and offered minimal interaction that made us feel unwelcome. The girl who served us though was excellent and chatted throughout the hour we were there, which was a marked contrast to the older woman. When some well dressed customers appeared, who we believe to have been guests in the hotel, the older woman chatted warmly to them.
The food was superb - a large plateful. It was still around a tenner though, but that is the going rate in the highlands and islands for meals which must be bleeding tourists dry with food prices.
The icing on the cake though was the price for a pint of tap water with a dash of orange cordial - almost three pounds!!! A perfect example of tourist hotels ripping off customers.
Next time I cycle the hebrides, I shall keep pedalling past this hotel to a more welcoming place.....

  • Stayed May 2013
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Property: Temple View Hotel
Address: Templeview Western ISLES | Carinish, HS6 5EJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > North Uist
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in North Uist
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Temple View Hotel North Uist, Scotland

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