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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Wilma v
Gouda, The Netherlands
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The best of the best”
Reviewed 22 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Albany cottage is a fully equiped holiday cottage. The owners have thought of every wish possible and went the extra mile. The cottage is warm and cosy and has nice views.
If you want to visit Harris and Scalpay, this is an excellent choice!

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Liked best: the kitchen/diner was the very cosy heart of the cottage
Liked least: the soft settee in the living room
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Jun 2015
Hi Wilma, Thank you for your glowing review, and I'm glad to hear that you had a great week in Albany Cottage on the Isle of Harris. We have tried to think of everything you might need, and it looks like we succeeded! I was pleased that you enjoyed the fresh cappuccino each morning from the espresso machine. That's a great way to start your holiday breakfast. Come back soon. Many thanks, Martin
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Damien P
Montreux, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 15 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Perfect cottage at the perfect location for visiting Harris and Lewis islands. Spotless, big kitchen , comfy living room with excellent books on Scottish islands. Everything you need if you want to be Connected( internet, wifi, Tv, dvd, sat tv...). Great place not to be missed.

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Liked best: Location. Confortable.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Jun 2015
Hi Damien, Thank you very much for your kind comments. I'm delighted that Albany Cottage was perfect for you, and that you enjoyed the Isle of Harris. I hope you would like to come back to the islands and see us again some time. There's certainly plenty to do, and your comfort is assured! Many thanks, Martin
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Linda R
Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Luxury with a view”
Reviewed 18 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Spent a week in this lovely cottage. Everything you could wish for and more. All the comforts of home with lots of thought having been put into making it just right. Fabulous position overlooking loch. Nice outside seating area for sunny evenings with mountains and sea loch. Great base for exploring and there are lots of maps, walk books, information books and DVDs about the area. Very welcoming place to stay and a lovely comfortable house to return to after a day's walking. Hopefully we will be back and I would definitely recommend Albany Cottage to anyone wanting a place to stay on the beautiful island of Harris.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 May 2015
Hi Linda, Thank you so much for your glowing review which is much appreciated. I'm so glad that everything was so good for you at Albany Cottage, and that you had a good time out and about, exploring the Isle of Harris. As you say, there is indeed plenty to see, and I hope we will be able to welcome you back soon to see the rest! Many thanks, Martin
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sultanoma...
hangzhou/uk
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfection”
Reviewed 9 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

The cottage was comfort itself. Everything you needed was provided. The location was excellent for touring both Harris and Lewis and very convenient if you are doing the Uig-Tarbert route.

All in all a very enjoyable and memorable experience.

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Liked best: The location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Apr 2015
Hi sultanoman, Thank you for your very kind comments. I'm pleased you found 'perfection' at Albany Cottage and will want to visit the Isle of Harris again. You certainly had some fantastic wildlife sightings. Many thanks, Martin
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John B
Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An extremely comfortable and well equipped cottage”
Reviewed 18 October 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Albany Cottage is in a lovely part of Harris, overlooking Scalpay, which has good walks, a shop and an excellent cafe. The Cottage has been beautifully modernised and refurbished, with an array of modern equipment in a well designed kitchen-diner, excellent technological connections (wifi, TV, Sky), a very comfortable bedroom and sitting room, and a spacious, immaculate bathroom. Everything one could want in terms of space (for two) and facilities for a relaxing holiday is supplied, and the owner is friendly and helpful. Book ferries on and off Harris well in advance (we had to leave a day early to go home, as Saturday ferries were all booked up) and be prepared for all kinds of weather (including several kinds in one day). For sunny weather there is a nice garden space in which to sit and admire the view.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
21 Oct 2014
Hi John B, Thank you for your excellent review. Good to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay at Albany Cottage. I'm pleased that you found all the facilities comfortable and spacious, and you enjoyed the large bathroom - it makes all the difference! Come back to Harris soon! Many thanks, Martin
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