The 5 star Broad Bay House opened in May 2007, and has rapidly developed a reputation for being one of the finest places to stay in the Hebrides.
It is the first 5 star hotel or guest house anywhere in the Outer Hebrides, and has also been awarded two coveted Eat Scotland “Silver” awards for the food, which is based on the freshest local fish, meat and game.
The location itself is worth the 5 star rating, just a few miles north of Stornoway, and adjacent to a sweeping sandy beach with direct access from the house to the shore. On a clear day, the Scottish highlands can be seen across the Minch.
Inside there a four spacious luxury en-suite bedrooms, including one for the less mobile visitor (category 1 accessible). . All bedrooms are equipped with home cinema system, Samsung flat screen TV and a dock for your iPod. Outside each bedroom is a personal decking area. The house is furnished in solid oak, with a restful contemporary decor and a great collection of local original artwork.
Other free guest facilities include wireless internet access, guest laundry, guest library (with PC/printer, local maps and books and a good CD/DVD collection), bikes for loan, Micro Gym and collection from air or ferry port.
The house is fully licensed, and has a wide ranging and interesting wine and malt whisky list.