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The Crown Inn

13 Castle Street, Stornoway HS1 2BD Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/01/12 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/01/12 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 6 hotels in Stornoway
Travellers' Choice
The Crown Inn is a well located Inn with all the comfort and amenities you'd expect in a small Scottish hotel. We're just a short walk away from everything you need. You'll be well looked after by our happy team and guaranteed to leave happy and most certainly well fed after our fantastic Scottish breakfast. Whether your here for leisure or business we have what you need from great local information to a well equipped conference room.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Street parking
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Harbour View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
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Catriona C wrote a review 21 Sep
48 contributions13 helpful votes
Dropped in on a Monday night mainly because other restaurants were either closed or fully booked. Very glad we did though. Excellent service, extensive drinks menu and clearly marked GF items on food and drink menu. Was about to order a burger but asked if they did a GF batter which they did and so had a lovely fish and chips. Staff very knowledgeable about dietary requirements and so finished with a lovely baked cheesecake as pictured. Forgot to take photo of the main but very good portion indeed. 2 drinks and mains, shared dessert for £40.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
EstherD wrote a review 10 Sep
Kelso, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
Stuck for somewhere to eat on a rainy day in Stornoway and came across The Crown Inn. Lovely food, excellent view of the harbour and great service. A but of a hidden gem - will be back on our next trip. Thank you
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
M Gilmore wrote a review 01 Sep
Invergordon, United Kingdom115 contributions69 helpful votes
Having eaten here during our visit last year, we returned - twice - this year and both times were really pleased with the food. There's a decent amount of options, including for vegetarians, and although on the first visit the two veggie burgers weren't available they did have another (homemade) alternative which was very tasty. Portion sizes are generous, and be warned that if you're having the Pizza they are absolutely huge! Neither of us could finish ours, which was in no way a reflection of the quality. All the staff we encountered were very friendly and it was easy to book a table, which we were glad we'd done as it was busy both days. They also still have Track & Trace as well as a one way system, and mask use enforced inside. Really nice food, large portions, good value for money, and a nice view out on to the harbour. We would recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Andrew N wrote a review Aug 2021
Tadley, United Kingdom876 contributions333 helpful votes
This was our base for 4 nights in Lewis and it proved more than up to the task. Reception were friendly and the room was acceptably clean if a little smaller than ideal. One challenge was the lack of onsite parking which meant we had to move our bags from a carpark some distance away. The TV in the room had poor reception meaning that there was limited choice of channels and the covid restrictions meant there was no apparent refresh of refreshments to cater for those stating for 4 nights. Breakfast was a mixed affair with a good selection and large portions, but on one morning in particular it was badly overcooked despite there being very few people to cater for.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Stef M wrote a review Aug 2021
Durham, United Kingdom64 contributions13 helpful votes
We went at lunch time on a week day, despite being busy we were offered a table in the residents lounge which we happily took. Had a lovely meal and we were made very welcome as was our dog. The staff were incredibly friendly food was great very happy to recommend to anyone.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$84 - US$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandThe HebridesOuter HebridesLewis and HarrisIsle of LewisStornoway
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Crown Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Crown Inn?
Nearby attractions include An Lanntair Gallery (0.2 km), Museum nan Eilean (0.5 km), and Lews Castle (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Crown Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Crown Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Crown Inn?
Yes, free public parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Crown Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Harbour Kitchen, The Boatshed Restaurant, and Artizan.
Does The Crown Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.