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Bay Gairloch Hotel, Gairloch

The Highlands

Bay Gairloch Hotel

Customer Rating: (6 Customer Reviews)

At a glance;

  • Offers panoramic views of the Isle of Skye
  • History, culture, heritage and stunning landscapes
  • Situated along Lochs Gairloch with unspoilt shores and mountains
  • Local attractions include Gairloch Heritage Museum, Gairloch Golf Course and more.

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Hotel information

They say, ‘see Gairloch and you’ve seen The Highlands’. With a landscape rich in wildlife and unspoilt shores, lochs and mountains, there is certainly some truth in that.

Our hotel is situated at the centre point of Gairloch Bay, giving wonderful panoramic views out to the Isle of Skye. Restful, beautiful and brimming with Highland hospitality, the tastefully appointed Gairloch Hotel stands in a superb location. This charming hotel is just minutes from the beach.

The hotel has had a number of rooms upgraded to Superior and Premier status for those who wish to match the impressive backdrop with a more luxurious stay. Enjoy dining in the wonderfully tasteful restaurant before settling down to an evening of great entertainment in the comfortable Grand Lounge and entertainment room. It’s a true taste of Scotland, distilled.

The hotel has a car park located to the side of the building.

Great for

  • Gardens
  • Culture
  • Walking

Bay Gairloch Hotel Premier Room

Typical Premier Room at Bay Gairloch Hotel

Our most luxurious room option, most of our Premier Rooms come with a four poster bed as well as a spacious refitted bathroom that accommodates both bath and a separate shower. These bedrooms will normally offer extras such as comfortable seating area, a 32 inch digital flat screen television, hair dryer as well as a hospitality tray.

  • En-suite with separate bath and shower
  • Luxurious four poster bed
  • 32 inch digital flat screen television
  • Large bedroom with comfortable seating
  • Hair dryer and shaving point
  • The above image represents a typical Premier Room

Bay Gairloch Hotel Superior Room

Typical Superior Room at Bay Gairloch Hotel

Our Superior Rooms are more spacious and tastefully refurbished, they offer luxurious beds, a 26 inch digital flat screen television. The spacious bathrooms have been refitted with shower over bath. These rooms also come with the facilities to make yourself a hot drink.

  • 26 inch digital flat screen television
  • En-suite bathrooms with shower over bath
  • Spacious rooms
  • Hair dryer and shaving point

Bay Gairloch Hotel Standard Room

Typical Standard Room at Bay Gairloch Hotel

Our Standard Rooms are charming and have everything you would expect. The rooms have digital televisions, tea and coffee making facilities as well as an en-suite bathroom. 

  • En-suite and WC
  • Telephone
  • Digital television
  • Shaving point

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Hotel Accessibility

Here at Bay Hotels we want you to have the best short break possible. We are happy to provide advice to guests with special needs who wish to take breaks at our Hotels. In order to avoid disappointment and/or misunderstandings, please contact us on 01942 496 507 to discuss any needs that you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you have single rooms?
    Yes, in most of our hotels.

  • Do you take dogs and pets?
    We do not allow dogs and pets into our hotels, with the exception of guide dogs.

  • Do you have lifts in all hotels?
    We have lifts in most of our hotels.

  • What time is check in time?
    3pm in the afternoon.

  • What time is check out time?
    10am in the morning.

  • Do you have smoking rooms?
    We do not allow smoking in any parts of our hotels.


A coastal haven of tranquillity. Warmed by the Gulf Stream and with views towards Skye, it lies in an unspoilt landscape rich in wildlife.

How to get there

By Car:

From the A9, join the A835 then the A832 following signs for Loch Maree, Gairloch. On approaching the village, keep following the main road for about half a mile, the hotel is located on the right hand side. (AA Roadwatch 09003 401100).

By Train:

Nearest railway station is Achnasheen, 30 miles from Gairloch. Rail enquiries to 08457 484950).

By Bus:

Westerbus from Achnasheen or Inverness. For departure times and fare prices call 01445 712559.

By Taxi:

Hu Jack Taxis 01445 712454 or Damien 01445 712659.

Bay Gairloch Hotel

Bay Gairloch Hotel


Highland Region


IV21 2BL

Res: 01445 712001

Tel: 01445 712001

Local Attractions

The following places, attractions and things to do are easily reached from Gairloch:

  • Inverewe Gardens
  • Corrieshalloch Gorge
  • Flowerdale Glen/Waterfall
  • Gairloch Museum
  • Isle of Skye
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Carrieshalloch Gorge
  • Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve
  • Ullapool

Local Insight

Gairloch, with its fine sandy beaches, has been popular with visitors since Victorian times. It is still the main centre for exploring a of coastline, with attractions such as Inverewe Gardens at Poolewe. There are wonderful beaches all along this section of coast from Red Point in the south right up to Gruinard Bay in the north. Just as fine as the coastline is the hinterland of little-visited rocky mountains. The highest summits here are magnificent peaks, set well back from the road in one of Britain's remotest wilderness areas.

  • Torridon Sea Tours
    Experience the breathtaking beauty and spectacular coastline of Loch Torridon and the Hebridean Isle of Rona aboard the impressive, newly built Seaflower. Providing an excellent vantage point for the Torridon mountains, the Seaflower will take you to the wave swept outer loch and the sheltered bays along the inner loch to encounter a diverse range of species. Some of these may include the nearby nesting white-tailed sea eagle, puffin, gannet, great skua, great northern diver, porpoise, dolphin and the grey and common seal.
    Visit their website

  • Gairloch Marine Life Centre
    Located in one of the most picturesque areas in Wester Ross on the west coast of the Highlands where you will be spoilt for choice with so much to see and do. Come and join us on our daily boat cruises where you could see Harbour Porpoises, Whales, Grey and Common Seals and Dolphins, plus a huge variety of seabirds including White Tailed Eagles, Golden Eagles, Black-Throated Divers. Visitor centre with hands-on exhibits and wildlife viewing deck.
    Visit their website

  • Attadale Gardens
    Started by Baron Schroder in the late 19th century, hill paths meandered through 20 acres of conifers and rhododendrons. Totally transformed after the 1980 storms by owner Nicky Macpherson, it is an artist’s garden designed to frame the magnificent views of Skye and the surrounding hills. Waterfalls, Monet bridges, meconopsis, bamboo and candelabra primula are reflected in dark pools. Sculpture lurks in unexpected places.
    Visit their website

  • Gairloch Heritage Museum
    Housed in a complex of old farm buildings, Gairloch Heritage Museum is a record of life in the area from pre-history to the present day. The award-winning museum was established in 1977 and has much to offer both the casual visitor sheltering from the gentle Wester Ross rain, and the more serious student of history and Highland life. Children and adults will love the working models, quizzes and hands-on activities, while researchers will find rich resources in the library and archives.

Great for

  • Gardens
  • Culture
  • Walking


Entertainment Programme

On Monday Evenings

An evening of music and song with
Ronnie Shaw

On Tuesday Evenings
Ronnie Ross
Top International Keyboard Vocalist
On Wednesday Evenings
Vocal Instrumentalist
Derek Sturrock
On Thursday Evenings
Carl Wilson
Vocals, Instrumentals and comedy
On Saturday Evenings
An evening of music and song with
Derrek Sturrock or Mike Devine

The entertainment programme advertised is subject to change for reasons beyond our control without prior notice.

Crawford / Farrington


rating is 4 stars

17 December 2012

Wonderful Holiday

We have just had a wonderful five day holiday at the Glenburn Hotel, with Shearings coaches. The Ferry trip took 35 minutes. The food was good, hot and more than ample. We were served quickly. There were 4 coaches in but no trouble getting seats for the entertainment in the ballroom. The water was very hot, the room clean and very warm. Rothesay has a long road round the bay to walk. A good selection of shops. Flower gardens and palm trees. We will definitely recommend this place and hotel.

Barry and Jean Smith


rating is 5 stars

28 July 2012

Wonderful Surroundings

Our first time at the Gairloch hotel and very satisfied. Staff friendly and food good and always served piping hot. Service in restaurant very prompt-perhaps a little too quickly! Otherwise a most enjoyable break. Will look forward to returning next year

Mrs Mitcheson

North East

rating is 3 stars

3 July 2012

Excellent Setting

Fabulous holiday, views from bedroom window was unbeleivable, staff where great couldn’t do enough for you. Did not want to come home. Will certainly go back.

Christine Louch


rating is 5 stars

24 August 2011

Stunning Situation

Wonderful stay, stunning view from our room of the isle of sky. All staff were excellent. Food excellent, good choice, very good & quick service from pleasant dining staff. Our room, we upgraded to a sea view, was comfortable, slightly in need of an update, but was well serviced daily, so no complaints. Would recommend this Hotel very much, Thank You, all staff for a very enjoyable holiday.

Mr & Mrs Why


rating is 5 stars

18 April 2011


We were very dubious about this – if it went wrong, we were a long way from home. Our first time with Shearings! However, the pick-up and journey were well organised. The overnight hotel in Cumbria A+++, but best of all was the Gairloch Hotel! There was not one complaint. The food was great, the room excellent and the location and view to die for!

Janet Bell


rating is 5 stars

23 September 2010

Gairloch Hotel is the Best

I went on my second visit to the Gairloch in August and as usual we didn’t want to leave. From Tony the manager to the brilliant waiting staff they make your holiday so relaxing and welcoming. The hotel is spotless, the food delightful, staff amazing, already booked another holiday there same time next year.

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