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Caledonian Hotel

Quay Street Corner Seaforth Street, Ullapool IV26 2UG Scotland
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#6 of 6 hotels in Ullapool
The Caledonian Hotel have well presented, comfortable accommodation comprising of 17 double rooms, 44 twin rooms, 19 single rooms and 3 triple rooms which are all en-suite. We are located in the center of Ullapool and a short 5 minute walk from the ferry terminal to Stornoway. We offer complementary WIFI in the lounge and bar areas. The Caledonian is Ideally situated for walkers whether a gentle afternoon stroll by Loch Broom or a little more challenging on some of the best mountains in the UK. Built in the early 1900s, the Caledonian Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the area. It still boasts a quiet, friendly and welcoming atmosphere and pleasant gardens. The Hotel overlooks Ullapool's working harbour and the colorful fishing boats on Loch Broom.
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Free parking
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Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Breakfast buffet
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SpiritedAdventurer wrote a review Sep. 16
Fareham, United Kingdom36 contributions17 helpful votes
Booked my NC500 tour in Mar 2021 when Covid was very much still a thing. Think this was the only hotel that stood up and said they would be available. I read reviews on here that said it was tired and booked anyway, (over bed and breakfasts). I booked a single room. Reception well presented, knowledgeable staff who could advise where to eat (restaurant only open for buffet style breakfast which was hot and not dried out). Room clean, bed clean and comfortable, towels clean. Shower is a old style power shower with hot water and is adequate (proper spray). If you are anyway picky about how something looks dont book here. Room priced £55 and i think £40 would have been better. Its clean but it is dated. Its probably the most dated ive stayed in, but it did the "bed and shower and breakfast" combo with minimum looks. There are other places to stay but these were not advertising at the time i booked, so credit due for staying open during pandemic. Covid rules followed - no issues. Mask for public areas, plus sanitiser, plus social distancing. Please note summer season in highlands ends August bank holiday. Generally this means for NC500'ers you must book meals at the same time you book accomodation. It was Monday in Ullapool - eateries were either shut or booked. We ate at Morefield Motel which is 15 minutes walk and lovely pub food (but better, and more variety).
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Nicola wrote a review Sep. 11
3 contributions2 helpful votes
The staff are extremely helpful . We had to change our plans due to illness and they helped us without any fuss. Rooms were clean and well equipped. Breakfast was lovely and tasty and included Good value. And motorbike friendly. Good location for harbour
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Sarah M wrote a review Sep. 11
Blackpool65 contributions29 helpful votes
The staff were lovely but that’s all that was lovely about this hotel. Needed a complete refurb. Very tatty and overpriced for what it was. No food was available. Breakfast was average. Unfortunately the table had been cleaned that much the veneer/paint had become sticky so everything stuck to it. I’m unsure how this hotel can be deemed a ‘Bespoke Hotel’ . The staff were very thorough with all their cleaning . I felt sorry for them . I wouldn’t recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mick1958 wrote a review Sep. 9
Manchester, United Kingdom34 contributions22 helpful votes
This hotel isn’t cheap price wise in comparison to others in the area, but everything else about it smacks of it being uncared for. The floors creak (really badly) the beds are old and the bath in our room was chipped. There’s none of the basic usuals such as a hair drier, so if you intend to wash your hair make sure you take one with you! We arrived early evening and turned on the tv, big mistake, it turned on at high volume but wouldn’t turn down, turn over or off. We switched it of at the wall and reported it on our way out, the girl at reception assured us it would be sorted out on our return. Nope definitely not done. All in all there’s just a general feeling throughout of it being a money-spinner for the owners given the relatively captive audience. Overpriced for what it offers.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequenttraveller899 wrote a review Sep. 6
Glasgow, United Kingdom22 contributions10 helpful votes
Had planned to stay at a lovely b&b but our ferry plans changed and we were getting into ullapool just before midnight so decided to book this hotel since it was handy. I had low expectations based on previous reviews and this was definitely accurate. The reception area is basic but generally clean so I didn't think it was so bad, started walking to the room (which was a maze to find!) And found the smallest twin room ever. Two people couldn't be standing at the same time or you were blocked, furniture was really old and carpets looked dirty (although they were a horrible brown colour). Floors creaked constantly no matter where you stood, bathroom albeit looked clean felt dirty and very worn down with chips out of the bath. Beds were very soft and the springs had gone so were uneven, there was a horrible smell of damp in the room and you could here everything from the rooms next door and above. Breakfast was supposedly meant to be really good but I would say this was very average, limited selection and the tables were super sticky. I appreciate this is a two star hotel and they get automatic business as a result of the ferry traffic but a little investment into this hotel could make it so much better and worthy of the high nightly cost. We stayed for less than 9 hours and could not wait to get away, definitely would not stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$55 - US$92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Caledonian Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Caledonian Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ullapool Museum (0.1 km), Made in Ullapool (0.3 km), and An Talla Solais (0.01 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Caledonian Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Caledonian Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Caledonian Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Caledonian Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Seafood Shack, West Coast Delicatessen, and Arch Inn Restaurant.
Is Caledonian Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Ullapool.
Are pets allowed at Caledonian Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Caledonian Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ullapool War Memorial (0.3 km) and Ullapool Clock (0.4 km).
Does Caledonian Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.