Fodor's Expert Review The Dipping Lugger

4 W. Shore St., Ullapool, Highland, IV26 2UR, Scotland Fodor's Choice

This pretty whitewashed house on Ullapool's waterfront, dating from the late 1700s, is home to the town's most luxurious boutique hotel—and perhaps its finest restaurant, too. Each of the three beautifully appointed bedrooms has super king size beds, ornamental fire places, free-standing baths, and separate walk-in showers, as well as mod cons ranging from pod coffee machines to digital radios. Large windows provide spectacular views over Loch Broom. All stays include dinner and breakfast in the renowned restaurant, with head chef David Smith serving up lip-smacking dishes that make the most of fresh local produce, from langoustine to red deer. For breakfast, try the signature Eggs Hebridean (poached eggs and black pudding on an English muffin).

PROS

  • appealing lounge area
  • delicious dinner included in room rate
  • lavish rooms with Loch Broom views

CONS

  • only open on weekends
  • bedroom windows only open part way
  • very expensive for Ullapool

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Waterfront
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01854-613344

HOTEL DETAILS

3 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.–Wed., All-Inclusive

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