The Ceilidh Place

‘Everything is done with a smile and a bit of banter’ at Jean Urquhart’s ‘warm and welcoming’ bookshop-with-rooms, formed from a clutch of whitewashed cottages in this old fishing village. More

Contact details

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

Hotel information

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year except two weeks from 5 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.

Dogs

allowed, not unattended in bedrooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £132–£180 (rooms in Bunkhouse from £24 per person). À la carte £26.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Everything is done with a smile and a bit of banter’ at Jean Urquhart’s ‘warm and welcoming’ bookshop-with-rooms, formed from a clutch of whitewashed cottages in this old fishing village. Effie MacKenzie manages ‘friendly local staff’ with ‘charm and experience’. ‘The place feeds your soul in every way possible. If you want to lose yourself in a book, you won’t be disturbed, but if you’re after a nice chat, you’re in the right place, too.’ By day, the dining room (‘spacious yet cosy, with a log burner blazing brightly’) is run as a café; in the evening, it turns into a ‘very popular’ restaurant. Join those in the know: Scott Morrison’s ‘seriously tasty’, ‘deliciously fresh’ dishes go well with the ‘great selection’ of wines and beers. Stay on a shoestring in the clubhouse with its bunk beds, or choose one of the simply furnished bedrooms, each filled with rustic charm and ‘lots of books’. ‘Our room, smallish but comfortable, faced Loch Broom. A bonus: the relaxing guest lounge/pantry/honesty bar, with a balcony overlooking the village.’ ‘Discovering the well-stocked bookshop, with its excellent supply of works by Scottish authors and publishers, was the icing on the cake.’ (Emma Grundy Haigh, EB)

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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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