Lochmaddy Hotel was established in 1863, and is the oldest hotel in North Uist . We have a rich history, and people from all over the world have come to stay with us in the last 150+ years. We are a relaxed family run hotel with the owners John And Lorna on duty every day. John looks after all the fishing guests, giving them plenty of advice and often providing himself as a ghillie. . Lorna is at reception most mornings and is often a great source of local information.
John and Lorna's eldest child Lewis, is on duty most days and you will often see him serving and looking after guests. He can also provide ghillie services for hotel guests. Their middle daughter Hannah does waiting shifts in the evenings, and sometimes at breakfast. She is still at school. Their youngest daughter Isla is often seen around the hotel in a rather bossy manner for an 8 year old! There is a very relaxed family feel to the hotel. Their oldest daughter Sophie currently lives in Aberdeen, but does come back and help at key times.
We have a strong link to the outdoors, and John looks after the fishing roster everyday on behalf of North Uist Estates. It is worth noting that guests staying at the hotel have priority on the fishing roster.
Our kitchen team is run by Chef Tom and Pastry chef/kitchen manager Eildih. Tom has been using local produce for the last twenty years - a vastly experienced chef with a passion for good wholesome food. Eilidh is an absolute magician with anything sweet - often creating unique home made desserts, baking and chocolates.
Our front of house team have all the local knowledge you will need and are a great source of information in the evenings. if you want to know where to find the best beaches, some fishing tips or even learn some Gaelic phrases ! Lewis, Daniel, Maggins, Hector, Del, Ann Marie and Hannah will be happy to help
Natalie will often look after you at breakfast and will make sure you are fed and watered - to ensure a great start to your day! Her son Calum is starting out washing pots, but hopes to start out front soon
Our Housekeeping Team consists of Morag, Effie, Cat and Ina