We’re not saying that you should pack your skimpiest bikini and buy a bucket of sun tan lotion but Ullapool does reap a warm reward from sitting right next to the Gulf Stream.
Take up today’s Big Deal on a 2 night stay at The Caledonian Hotel in Ullapool and you could be enjoying a balmy break while the rest of Scotland shivers under a typical Scottish summer.
2 night mini-break
This sizzling Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a two night stay in The Caledonian Hotel in Ullapool.
As well as a bottle of house wine in your room on arrival, you will enjoy a full cooked breakfast each morning and, on your first night, a three course dinner.
Built in the early 1900s but geared up to the needs of the modern traveller, The Caledonian Hotel overlooks Ullapool harbour and the colourful fishing boats on Loch Broom.
The menu in the Mackenzie Restaurant changes on a seasonal basis but a typical dish in the summer months might be the loin of rabbit in puff pastry with a Dijon mustard cream.
The Caley Inn Bistro offers more casual meals in a lively setting.
The Caledonian Lounge is a popular spot, particularly in the evenings, when traditional Scottish entertainment is provided three nights a week.
See and do
Ullapool is the port for the Outer Hebrides and ships sail twice a day for the Isle of Lewis. The surrounding mountains are a hill walker’s paradise but, if you prefer more gentle pursuits, take a stroll around the Inverewe Gardens where exotic shrubs and trees thrive thanks to the warming influence of the Gulf Stream.
Visitors to TripAdvisor have left warm reviews of their experiences at The Caledonian Hotel in Ullapool. This is what a recent guest had to say:
‘Enjoyable stay. My wife and I stayed here from May 28th to June 1st this year. The room was clean, the service regarding the room was very good, we had all we needed plus tea, coffee etc. provided every day. The hotel staff were always very helpful as were the dining room staff who were always ready to share in a bit of fun. Yes there were a few creaking floor boards but it is an old building and one has to allow for this. The village was quite quaint and we encountered several really pleasant assistants. All in all we found this to be a good for the price holiday.’