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Reviewed 4 September 2015

To start with the positives, this hotel has a great location on the harbourfront, it's easily accessible by car, and there's short-term parking right outside, which is handy for unloading. But it desperately needs refurbishment: it's crying out for total redecoration and to have those tatty carpets ripped out and replaced. The wallpaper was peeling in my room (and elsewhere)... More 

Thank Phil of England
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Waited quite a while to be seen for check in, we got to our room and in definite need of a refurb, the carpet was plush though and the bed very comfy. The wifi did not stretch to our room, the bathroom was slightly mouldy (probably from being carpeted) and had hairs stuck to the tiles. The room was also... More 

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Reviewed 20 August 2015

The Prime location of this hotel is great. The beds comfy. Now apart from that the staff need training. On arrival, no happy welcome, we (my sister & I) were the first to check in, (check in small and pokey) we were given the keys and I asked if it was a front room and it wasn't, so I said... More 

Thank Linda1245
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

What a darling picturesque place on Loch Broom. Quaint and cozy and right on the waterfront. We stayed two nights and actually thought it was one of the better rooms we had on our trip thru Scotland. Our room was on the front side of the hotel and from our window you could see out onto the loch with fishing... More 

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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night only. The room was big. The Bed was really nice and we slept very good in it. The Shower is a nightmare, very cold or very hot there is no other option and there is slow water. Could not wash my hair! Overpriced comparing to other stays.

Thank Malou S
Ruffec, France
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

This hotel is located on the waterfront and looks great from the outside. The room we had was clean and comfortable and the internet worked. We had a view over the water which was lovely. The food was good too. Not so good was the lack of organization and service. On arrival, as there is no reception we had to... More 

Thank Aramis123
Paris, France
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28 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

A traditional pub with an attempt at a 'gourmet' restaurant, we spent 2 nights in a very pleasant room overlooking the port in the loch. The furniture needs some modernising otherwise a clean and spacious room. The food in the restaurant was fairly good but the service was far from professional. We dined out the second evening and ate equally... More 

Thank Malcolm J
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18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

I had a light lunch at The Ferry Boat Inn and enjoyed it very much. The atmosphere is just like in many pubs but the food is better than in many pubs. They have a good selection of food; mainly seafood but there are also some meat dishes. I didn't know what to expect when I first entered the pub,... More 

Thank Laura S
Nova Scotia, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2015

This was by far the worst hotel we stayed in during our otherwise enjoyable holiday in Scotland. We travelled up the beautiful west coast of Scotland only to find the hotel we had prebooked was a big disappointment. Very small room on seafront had nice view but was extremely noisy all night due to the single glazed windows which afforded... More 

Thank Taramy49
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Reviewed 24 June 2015

This is a traditional pub with a lively bar which features live music on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The bar on Thursday evening was packed and very friendly and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. We were allocated a very small room, namely room 3. This seems to happen to us regularly in this country, maybe because we are both... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ferry Boat Inn is a 3 Star (Visit Scotland) 18th Century Inn, situated on the busy Shore Street of Ullapool overlooking Lochbroom and Ullapool Harbour. With 9 en-suite rooms and a lively Bar & Restaurant, The Ferry Boat Inn offers a welcoming stay right in the centre of Ullapool. Our Menu changes daily with local fish specials, main courses and of course delicious deserts too. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ferry Boat Inn

Address: Shore Street, Ullapool IV26 2UJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Ullapool
Price Range: $113 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Ask for a room on the top floor. It may be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles mddee, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The sea view rooms are worth the extra”
 of 5 bubbles k100rs_1990, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room 5!”
 of 5 bubbles janinel482, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We could see the boat on the water from our room , but 2.3 of the view was blocked by hotel buildings”
 of 5 bubbles paprikas2015, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room 5. Faces wall 5 feet away, and noisy toilets from other rooms will wake you. Bathroom smells of damp, skylight is dirty”
 of 5 bubbles BigMacAngus, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
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