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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sorry it's taken so long to post my review! Doreen is an amazing host. The B and B was spotlessly clean and the breakfast was amazing and huge!!! The location is great to walk into Castlebay for dinner. Doreen even kindly shared her amazing Tablet recipe with me. We would definitely stay again. Lara and Seb

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D0reen25, Owner at Hillside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much Lara & Seb for your very kind feedback. It was a pure pleasure to have you staying with us at Hillside and we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I was pleased to hear from you that my tablet recipe went down a treat with the family, it'll be nice for Christmas when you have friends... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed two nights in Hillside B&B and would recommend this accommodation to others wishing to visit the island. It is located around a five minute walk from the ferry terminal and just next to the Craigard Hotel. The rooms are comfortable and the breakfasts are generously portioned! Great views from the front of the B&B across the bay. Lovely... More 

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D0reen25, Owner at Hillside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very kind feedback, it was a pure pleasure having you stay with us at Hillside and we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, hopefully see you back at Hillside in the future. More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

My partner and I have just returned from a week's self-catering in Hillside Cottage. We instantly felt at home in this spotlessly clean, comfortable, cosy, well-equipped cottage. We were given a warm welcome by Doreen and it took us most of the week to eat the huge delicious banana loaf she made for us! The cottage is a short walk... More 

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D0reen25, Owner at Hillside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very kind feed back Karen, I'm pleased that you enjoyed your week at Hillside Cottage and that the banana loaf went down well, hope to see you back at Hillside Cottage in the future. More 

Uddingston, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I stayed at Hillside for 4 nights and received a very warm welcome that continued throughout my stay. Everything was very clean and fresh and was surprised to find the large corner bath and separate shower in my own private bathroom fully equipped with everything you would need to relax in a hot bubble bath. I really felt at home... More 

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D0reen25, Owner at Hillside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback Karen, I'm delighted that you enjoyed everything that we offer at Hillside B & B and indeed it was a pure pleasure to have you stay with us, hope to see you back on Barra and at Hillside in the future. More 

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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife stayed here from 18-21 July. The house is very close to all amenities and the ferry port and it's got great views of the castle. Doreen couldn't do enough for us great breakfast and home baking and also catered for my wife's gluten intolerance. We had a great holiday with us cycling round the island and... More 

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D0reen25, Owner at Hillside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely feed back Robert, I was very happy to help out with Lillian's gluten free diet. I'm delighted that you both enjoyed your stay at Hillside B & B and I hope it won't be long before you're back on Barra. More 

Kilmacolm, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Very clean, well equipped, comfortable cottage. Lovely welcome from Doreen including delicious home baking. Really appreciated having sky as we were able to watch the Olympics. Ideal location for exploring Barra.

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D0reen25, Owner at Hillside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback Evelyn, I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Hillside Cottage and hopefully see you back on Barra in the future. More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I had a fantastic stay at Hillside B&B! I stayed for 9 nights and I wish I could have stayed even longer. Breakfast was excellent, as were the home-made cakes I found in my room when I came back in the afternoon. I had the single room with a beautiful seaview and a big bathroom just to myself. Both were... More 

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D0reen25, Owner at Hillside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind feedback Charlene, it was a pure pleasure to have you stay with us at Hillside and we hope to see you back on Barra in the very near future. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and would most definitely recommend this place to anyone! Such a warm welcome from both Doreen and Donald, and Doreen was always more than happy to help with any information I needed about getting about the island. Clean room with a lovely view, the breakfast was great ( thank you for accommodating my vegan... More 

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D0reen25, Owner at Hillside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely feedback Eve, it was a pure pleasure to have you stay with us and we hope you will return in the future to Barra. More 

Clarkston, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

Hillside is located a short distance from where the ferry gets in and so it's really handy even if you don't have a car. It's an efficiently run, immaculately kept, spacious detached property. We were instantly made welcome and a special touch was a tray of home baking to enjoy. The en suite bedroom had a spectacular view across the... More 

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D0reen25, Owner at Hillside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback Ann,it was a pure pleasure having Ronnie and yourself staying with us at Hillside, we're delighted that up you enjoyed your stay and and all that we offer our guests, hopefully see you back on Barrra in the future. More 

Bourton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Hillside last week. Everything fantastic. Delightful welcoming and very helpful hosts in Donald and Doreen - nothing too much trouble - Doreen very kindly prepared an earlier breakfast for us one day so we could catch the ferry to Eriskay. Extremely comfortable ensuite room, a magnificent view overlooking the bay and Kisimul Castle. Just... More 

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D0reen25, Owner at Hillside B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very kind feedback Susan & Peter, it was a pure pleasure to have you stay with us at Hillside and we look forward to seeing you back on Barra in the future. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hillside B & B has 3 bedrooms for guests, 2 double-ensuite rooms and 1 single bedroom with a private bathroom. We supply free wifi for our guests use, we are a strictly no smoking household and we do not take pets. Hillside is within a 2-6minute walk to all amenities in Castlebay, Our Lady Star of the Sea Chapel, the local hotels, cafe, bank, tourist information office, post-office and bus-stop. Doreen ensures that her guests are well looked after as she has over 30 years experience in the hospitality and catering trade, wholemeal bread and white bread are baked daily and available to guests for breakfast, I also make my own jams, rhubarb & ginger and rhubarb & orange which are also available for guests to enjoy at breakfast time. Doreen loves to bake and ensures that her guests have freshly baked scones, pan cakes, tray bakes and a variety of cakes. We endeavour that the guests are looked after and the guests are utmost priority. Come and experience the warmth of the Island people! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hillside B&B

Address: 25 Glen | Castle Bay, HS9 5UQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > Isle of Barra
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Hillside B&B Isle Of Barra, Scotland
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“A room overlooking the bay affords an excellent view .”
 of 5 bubbles a_downing1, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the front overlooking the bay. However if you are at the back you can always take in the view from the deck!”
 of 5 bubbles EGD44, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Front roon has a view of the harbour/bay/castle”
 of 5 bubbles CambridgeClimber, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The Single room has a bath via the floor.”
 of 5 bubbles ClemensIV, 8 Sep 2015 | Read review
“There is one room with a view to Kisimule Castle, we've had the one to the backside.”
 of 5 bubbles helter1958, 4 Jun 2015 | Read review
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