The Ceilidh Place

There’s ‘a good night’s sleep’ and more at Jean Urquhart’s ‘lively’ Ceilidh Place – a popular fusion of cultural hub, bookshop and small hotel, one street back from the ferry terminal. More

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12–14 West Argyle Street
IV26 2TY

Hotel information


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


all year except 2 weeks from 4 Jan.


bar, lounge, cafe/restaurant, bookshop, conference/function facilities, free Wi-Fi, wedding facilities, 2-acre garden, public areas wheelchair accessible.

Background music

‘eclectic’ in public areas.


all ages welcomed.



Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B £132–£170 (rooms in Bunkhouse £24–£32 per person). A la carte £26.

Good Hotel Guide Review

There’s ‘a good night’s sleep’ and more at the Urquhart family’s ‘lively’ Ceilidh Place – a popular fusion of cultural hub, bookshop and small hotel, one street back from the ferry terminal. Alongside reading matter from its ‘excellent, well-stocked’ bookshop, and small library in each bedroom, there is often live music, and regularly changing art exhibitions displayed throughout the clutch of whitewashed cottages. By day, the café serves coffee and cake, by night it becomes ‘a restaurant that is full every evening’, where chef Scott Morrison turns local and home-grown produce into ‘seriously tasty’ dishes. Over four nights a reader ‘enjoyed pork, apricot and pistachio terrine; smoked haddock chowder; spiced crab in its shell; baked aubergine with chickpeas, lentils and yogurt sauce’. There is also a bar with Hebridean islands’ gins and a range of single malts. Upstairs, the residents’ lounge ‘overlooks the village’ and has a kitchenette ‘fully stocked with free tea and coffee’, and honesty bar. The simple bedrooms are peaceful: ‘Ours was very large and overlooked the garden; it had a good-sized bathroom, lots of storage space and two chairs.’ (GC, and others)

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

Guest comments

'Very busy and buzzy. The bistro-style food suits us well. The owner's son has returned to Ullapool and is now running the place ' - GC - June, 2018
'As ever, very enjoyable, and three minutes from the ferry terminal. A haven of peace. ' - Christine & Philip Bright - May, 2018
'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
'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

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide