Hebridean Hopscotch Holidays

Dark Island Hotel


  • Ensuite shower or bath rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Ample free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Fully Licensed
  • Lounge bar
Price Group 3

The Dark Island Hotel is popular for business and pleasure in the Uists, thanks to its central location.

Hotel accommodation on the Isle of Benbecula.

The privately owned Dark Island Hotel is conveniently situated on the Isle of Benbecula, a short distance from Balavanich, where there are shops, airport and a small hospital.  Its central location is almost exactly half way between the ferry slipways at Eriskay (for Barra) and Berneray (for Harris).

At the side of the Dark Island Hotel, a track leads directly over machair (sand dunes) to the beach. On a summer evening, as you stroll along the machair tracks close to the hotel, you may hear corncrakes, oystercatchers and lapwings calling from the vibrant patchwork of machair cornfields. Along the track you will find orchids in bloom with a variety of competing purples.

The Sgoil Lionacleit Sports Centre is within easy walking distance, offering swimming pool, fitness suite and sauna.


The deluxe rooms available are newly refurbished, spacious, comfortable and equipped with ensuite bath or shower room. Most rooms are located on the ground floor, with just a few steps down from the reception area, ideal for those with limited mobility.  In rooms amenities include TV and hospitality tray, in addition to free wi-fi.

Food and Drink

You will find cheerful, friendly staff in the restaurant, offering a warm Hebridean welcome. Dining is available in both the restaurant and lounge bar with an emphasis on local produce, in the morning a full Scottish or continental breakfast is available.

“This hotel is in a quiet location with probably half a dozen house around, the nearest shops were an hours walk. just behind the hotel is a large isolated beach where seals can be found on rocky outcrops close to the beach. The hotel is clean and tidy and the meals a very good, the bedroom was quite large with an en-suite bathroom both of which were clean and tidy, well mannered staff made this a lovely stay.” – A TripAdvisor reviewer.