The Ceilidh Place

‘Lovely, warm and welcoming, it is one of our favourite places to stay. More

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The Ceilidh Place
12–14 West Argyle Street
Ullapool
Highland
IV26 2TY
Scotland
01854 612103
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

13. 10 with facilities en suite, plus 11 in Bunkhouse across road.

Open

all year except two weeks Jan.

Facilities

bar, parlour, coffee shop, restaurant, bookshop, conference/function facilities, free Wi-Fi, civil wedding licence, 2-acre garden, only public areas suitable for disabled.

Background music

‘eclectic’ in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed (under-5s free).

Dogs

allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per person B&B £64–£88 (rooms in Bunkhouse from £24). À la carte £26.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Lovely, warm and welcoming, it is one of our favourite places to stay.’ Formed from a collection of whitewashed cottages in a fishing village, Jean Urquhart’s unusual bookshop-with-rooms began in 1970 as a café in a boatshed, where musicians could sing for their supper. Fans like the informal, bohemian atmosphere that has been conserved. The ‘gorgeous, rambling’ lounge (redecorated in winter 2015/16) has original artwork, a log fire, an honesty bar, and a pantry where guests help themselves to tea and coffee. ‘They take literature seriously’: besides the bookshop and the ‘wee’ library in the parlour, each of the ‘tasteful but rustic’ bedrooms has a small collection of books selected by friends and past guests (but no television). Basic, bunk-bedded rooms in the Bunkhouse across the road accommodate larger parties. In the ‘lively’ café/bar, chef Scott Morrison uses mainly local produce in his ‘eclectic Scottish fusion’ menu, perhaps including ‘fresh local fish’; haggis-in-a-pot with cream and whisky. A fine base for day-trips by the sea, and scenic drives – to arboretums, waterfalls and even bone caves – in the area. (RS, and others)

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The Ceilidh Place
12–14 West Argyle Street
Ullapool
Highland
IV26 2TY

Guest comments

'Our second visit to this lively place. Our large bedroom overlooking the garden had a good bathroom and plenty of storage. The restaurant is busy every night, popular with all ages The staff are young and enthusiastic and work hard to keep everyone happy. ' - GC - May, 2017
'Dinner was a walk-in meal, with no reservation -- and no hassle. We really liked how friendly and attentive the staff were; everything done with a smile and a bit of banter. They clustered round the menu when I asked if they had anything vegan, came up with two veganisable options and then one ran off to make sure they were right. They were! The room was spacious, yet intimate. A lovely log burner blazed brightly, heating up the whole place nicely. They have a great wine selection and some very good beers, ' - EH - April, 2017
'This place feeds your soul in every way possible. If you want to lose yourself in a book while enjoying a bottle of wine you won't be disturbed, but if you are after a nice chat with friendly local people you're in the right place too. The most beautiful surroundings I've ever seen. The rooms are a home from home, and the residents' lounge is a treat! Best food in Ullapool. ' - EB - October, 2016
'Our room was smallish, comfortable,and it faced Loch Broom. There is a relaxing lounge upstairs with a balcony, a kitchenette and an honesty bar. The food is bistro style, and we enjoyed delicacies such as John Dory, spicy crab, and chowder. Non-residents queued for the very popular restaurant. THe local Scottish staff were friendly. ' - GC - May, 2016

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