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Comfortable small hotel and restaurant in a former Georgian manse in a beautiful location on the west coast of Harris.
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We booked ( 2 people) for an evening meal. On the phone we were told by a pleasant lady to come at 7 for 7.30 meal.first of all she had said 7.30 for 8 but she corrected herself. We arrived at just after 7 and rung the bell in the hall. A young lady appeared and tentatively
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Response from Patricia M, Owner at Scarista House
Responded 7 Oct. 2018
It was totally my fault that I told you the wrong time for dinner, and I sincerely apologise for that. Unfortunately you left so quickly, we didn't get the chance to apologise, explain the mistake and offer complimentary drinks in front of the fire in the sitting room while you were waiting.
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We have just spent a week at Scarista House and have had a truly wonderful stay. Patricia, Tim and all the staff make you feel very welcome. Scarista House is located in a very beautiful location overlooking Scarista beach which is truly stunning as is the Isle of Harris. We
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We stayed here early September and would highly recommend it. Scarista has a nice old country house feel and is set in the most beautiful surroundings (see photo below taken from dining room table). Guests assemble for drinks & canapés before dinner (a set menu) which was
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If you like saggy sofas, old bookshelves, threadbare carpets & a nostalgic nod to days gone by then this hotel is for you. However, if as other reviewers have mentioned, the quality of the rooms is important to you then look elsewhere. Our room had a missing light over the
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Response from Patricia M, Owner at Scarista House
Responded 5 Sep. 2018
Given that you misquote our rates I doubt that this is a genuine review.
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Five of us had dinner there. We all had the most exquisite bisque with a rouille to start with. They had made a special effort to produce gluten free food bread for my daughter which she was ecstatic about, followed by perfectly cooked halibut for her and my other daughter. The
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Sunset view from Lily room, including Scarista House and the sea
pretty gardens
close to beach
I think that was a malicious review. It has been refurbished since then with a new bathroom, but at no point were there holes in the curtains etc.
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Thank you for your enquiry. The room 'FLORA', a suite in Glebe House, is just across the garden from the main house and would be best suited for you. It has a ramp up to the entrance, and has been used by guests with limited mobility in the past. The bathroom consists of a bath and shower over the bath.
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You can email us or phone 01859 550238. I don't seem to be able to include our email address here, but have a look at our website. We don't have online booking or an availability checker just yet but it's in progress. I hope you're able to visit us soon. Best wishes Patricia Martin
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I'm afraid that we have no control at all over anything to do with tripadvisor, so I'm unfortunately unable to answer your question as to why your review hasn't been posted. Thank you for taking the trouble to write something about us.
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"We didn't stay there, just had dinner!"
"If you want a modern, high tech type of hotel this is not the one for you, it is just so special and homely and comfortable and relaxing."
"Lily is the only room with a full sea view"
"No TV's plenty of books"
"Check pictures on their website - rooms vary a lot in size & views"
scarista house hotel isle of harris
United KingdomScotlandThe HebridesOuter HebridesLewis and HarrisIsle of Harris
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