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Main Street Highlands, Poolewe IV22 2JX Scotland
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A traditional highland hotel and restaurant, on the shores of Loch Ewe in sight of Inverewe Gardens. Poolewe Hotel is a 16th-Century coaching inn in the picturesque village of Poolewe on the shore of Loch Ewe near Gairloch on the NW Coast of Scotland. Just 90 minutes of beautiful easy driving from Inverness Airport. Set amidst dramatic Highland scenery, Poolewe Hotel is ideal for anyone wishing to explore this wild and beautiful corner of Scotland. Guests can choose from thirteen en-suite bedrooms and suites, most enjoying spectacular views most of the sea or mountains. In addition, Poolewe Hotel boasts a reputation for excellent food with a restaurant, a conservatory dining area, and a bar. Log fires in all the public rooms contribute to the friendly atmosphere of this historic inn. The hotel welcomes dogs; there is ample parking and free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Visit Poolewe whether to relax or to enjoy an active holiday, or a combination of both. • Visit the world-famous National Trust for Scotland Inverewe Gardens situated less than a mile from the hotel, clearly visible from the hotel dining room. • Enjoy hill walking. There are maps available in the hotel outlining the various routes, catering for a wide range of abilities. • Trout and salmon fishing, whale watching, deer stalking, canoeing, climbing, mountain biking, pony trekking, golf are all on offer in the area. • Take in the beautiful and inspiring scenery. • Visit a traditional small highland distillery. • Witness the amazing wildlife of Western Europe's last true wilderness.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Laundry service
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Polish
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marian c wrote a review 13 Jun
Aberdeen, United Kingdom120 contributions73 helpful votes
Spacious room but would benefit from some fresh decoration. Comfortable bed with good bathroom and shower over bath. Toiletries supplied, hairdryer provided. Comfortable king size bed. Good atmosphere in dining room for dinner. Usual bar food available with large servings.
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Date of stay: June 2021
BallaterTiger wrote a review 13 Jun
Ballater8 contributions1 helpful vote
A very disappointing visit to the Poolewe Hotel which had been rated very highly by neighbours who had stayed repeatedly pre-Covid. It is obvious that the hotel is operating well-below par. There is an acute staff shortage - at times during the day the hotel can appear to be like the Marie Celeste. The food is hit or miss, (large portions of cheap 'fillers' & sometimes poor quality meat),, and supplies are unreliable. The atmosphere in the dining room is far from conducive to a pleasant, relaxed meal - white plastic table covers and cheap, cardboard-framed, clear screens hanging unevenly from clear thread to form dividers between the well-spaced tables. The hotel ambiance is as tired as the manager looks; seemingly overwhelmed. Visitors to this stunning part of Scotland deserve to leave with a much better impression than this.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Coira wrote a review 07 Jun
Scotland18 contributions3 helpful votes
Enjoyed an overnight stay at this lovely spot. Hotel was grand stayed in the annexe and rooms were clean and very comfortable. Food was great, had a very nice evening meal and breakfast. Beautiful area round loch and a superb visit to inverewe gardens and Tuesday market. Lovely break !
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
jamieandscott wrote a review 06 Jun
Edinburgh, United Kingdom37 contributions30 helpful votes
We recently paid a visit and decided to have a drink in the beer garden and some food. We were then told that food was not being served and that unless we were a resident then there was also no bar service. This is not the warm welcome we expect whilst in our own country, particularly a welcoming country like Scotland. We then decided just to order take away which was probably the worst we have ever tasted.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alison M wrote a review May 2021
Leeds, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
The manager who goes by the name of Gary is a very bad advert for this hotel. Had a dinner booking having spoken to him on the phone and confirmed weeks before. Also had proof I’d sent an email x 2 This unfriendly man said there was no booking and was extremely rude about it all. No apology no discussion. Nowhere else to eat. Gary you’re really not a decent human being. The locals think the same of you. You refused to give me the owner’s details to make a complaint. Time for this hotel to change hands. It spoils the village with its unwelcoming and rude stance. Yes it was you who took my booking in April Gary. I recognised your voice. It was you.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$127 - US$190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Poolewe Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Poolewe Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Gairloch Museum (6.7 km), Inverewe Garden (1.0 km), and Flowerdale Waterfall (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Poolewe Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Poolewe Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Poolewe Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Poolewe Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bridge Cottage Cafe, Coast Coffee Company, and The Shieling Restaurant.
Is Poolewe Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Poolewe.
Are pets allowed at Poolewe Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Poolewe Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Polish.
Is Poolewe Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.