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Swallow's Roost

Kilnaughton, The Oa PA42 7AX, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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Milltown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very close to the Port Ellen ferry is the lovely home at Swallow’s Roost where we were cheerfully greeted as we drove up to the driveway. Although our host Susan was away, her in-laws, Ralph and Mary took wonderful care of us. They were sweet and welcoming from the start. Ralph gave us helpful suggestions as to which distilleries were... More 

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Parma, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights at Swallow's Roost in July, the place is very nice with a stunning view of the lighthouse and Port Ellen. The room was large and comfortable and all the house looks quite new and clean. The only downside is that you cannot have a cooked breakfast, and choices of food for the continental breakfast was... More 

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Forres, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Jean and I stayed at Swallow's Roost, for 4 nights in June. On arrival we were met by Susan and Ralph who made us feel very welcome. Our room was excellent, and included an en.suite shower room. After a very good night's sleep, time for breakfast . " Wow", what a breakfast, what a variety of goodies. After breakfast Susan... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My partner and I had the pleasure of staying at Swallow's Roost earlier this month and we had a wonderful experience. In Susan's absence, Ralph and Mary were our marvellous hosts and they quickly made us feel at home. Though the location is a bit outside of Port Ellen, the views from the B&B easily made up for the distance.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

4 of us stayed 2 nights in May 2015 Probably one of best B& B you could find Susan was great hostess fresh baking and tea on arrival Lovely clean rooms Lovely large lounge Free to come and go all day We will be booking same place again when we next go to Islay Many Thanks Susan and Ralph (... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in May 2015, and our stay was perfect in every way. Susan was a wonderful host, and Swallows Roost provided such a magical location (the island itself is so special of course, but the location of SW is simply breathtaking). Great breakfast, comfortable room, lovely relaxing room ... and a special view each day of... More 

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Morden, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My wife and I had the great pleasure of staying at Swallow's Roost October 23 - 26, 2014. The house is beautiful, spotless, with all amenities and offers unbelievable hilltop views of the bay and of Port Ellen. Our host in Susan's absence was her husband, David, who was most gracious indeed, and very knowledgable of the island and it's... More 

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scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights in king size room. The room is very spacious with a fantastic view of the sea and Port Ellen. The guests lounge also has great views over the sea. The continental breakfasts were very substantial with plenty of choice. Susan the host was very welcoming and helpful. There is lots to see and do in the... More 

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Leusden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This B&B has stunning see views, very cosy and comfortable rooms and a lounge for the guests to use. Owner Susan is very welcoming and friendly and even made us tea with biscuits and chocolate upon arrival and a wee dram at the second night. Really recommendable and we would love to come again one day.

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stayed at Swallows Roost for three nights in June. What a treat. Welcoming hosts, large, clean room with use of a massive guest's lounge. All situated high above the sea with spectacular views. A extensive continental breakfast was served in guest's dining room. A special visit.

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