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The Rodel Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Scottish, Seafood
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Rodel, HS5 3TW, Scotland
+44 1859 520210
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately the hotel has now closed due, we were told, to the owner's ill health. It has an excellent reputation for accommodation and food with a superb location on the southern tip of Harris overlooking an old harbour. It is so accessible from all parts of Harris and it is to be hoped it soon reopens.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So sorry to hear this place has been closed, I do hope its only temporary as we had a lovely lunch here back in early June. There really isn't much else down the bottom end of Harris as competition but the hotel didn't suffer for that it was modern and clean and the bar surprisingly contemporary but the food was... More 

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Thank mshuttleworth2016
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Although closed the area around it alone is worth a visit it is just such a lovely quiet out of the way place. In fact we found it hard to believe it had a Hotel in the first place but since visiting we have found that it was popular with guests arriving for the many weddings held at Rodel Church.... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Pausing here during our trip through the Outer Hebrides was a really good decision. We arrived following a lengthy boat trip from St Kilda to Leverburgh, whilst we would catch an early ferry from there the following morning. Welcomed by Donnie - our host and the hotel's owner - we enjoyed our spacious room, very comfortable and furnished smartly, before... More 

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Thank George L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed just after Easter. I had stayed there as a child many years ago. It is such a nice hotel and the welcome from everyone was superb as was the food. You feel like you are on the edge of the world in a place of beauty. Donny is funny, knows everyone on the Island and... More 

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Thank Robin M
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Cycled half way round Harris and hoped to get some lunch here only to find the hotel closed down. Shame, looked interesting. Rodel still worth a visit tho to see the amazing St Clements church.

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Thank RMT77
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Delightful meal - salmon and prawns - served by delightful staff. Amazing secluded location, so someone needs to sacrifice a drink in order to drive. But worth it! Unfortunately hear that it is closing unexpectedly for the summer - wishing everyone involved happier news for 2017.

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Thank jacalyn12
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We stopped here for lunch on our drive around Harris as it is just a stone's throw away from a very interesting church that we wanted to see. We had a fabulous meal of appetizers -- crab cakes, mussels and the tower of haggis -- and a wonderful view of Skye and the harbour from the window.

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Thank Mary M
Livingston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Although fully booked they squeezed us in which was most appreciated. We then had great fresh seafood, risotto and steak. Great hospitality from lovely staff.

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Thank Susan M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

The Rodel hotel is a hidden gem, from the outside it looks at first impression grey and drab but first impressions aren't always correct, service excellent, rooms excellent, food also excellent, I recommend this hotel highly, if you want to get away from it all, love good food and walks in a lovely and quiet area this hotel is for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Scottish, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rodel, HS5 3TW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Lewis and Harris  >  Isle of Harris
  • Phone Number: +44 1859 520210

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?