The Economic Development Department of CNES have unilaterally completely changed the Castle Redevelopment. From the superb 5 star hotel the island was promised, we are now getting budget tourism accommodation, provided by the preferred bidder, Natural Retreats.
This will have a negative effect on all accommodation providers, not just self-catering operations. Rooms are being offered at a rate of less than £30 per person per night, two people sharing, for a minimum two night stay at Natural Retreat’s John O’Groats “hotel”.
Ask yourselves this…. Given price parity, would visitors prefer to stay with you or instead in the most famous and iconic building in the Outer Hebrides?
Your comments would be very welcome. Please take the time to fill out our opinion survey.
Hebridean Luxury Holidays
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