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Bridgend Hotel

Bridgend, Scotland
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Bridgend Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Islay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I stayed here for 2 nights on a birdwatching/archaeology tour of Arran, Kintyre and Islay. We are familiar with Islay from previous visits many years ago. In fact, I had stayed at the Bridgend twice before. There are a lot of positives about this place. Firstly, it has been refurbished quite recently and was fresh and pleasant... More

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William I, Factor, Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comprehensive contribution. You both stayed in Room 1 for two nights; this room is a superior twin with a bath and shower. We have found that many guests like to relax in a hot bath and we do have rooms that just have showers – please ask when booking as it is a shame to be... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having read pages of excellent reviews for this wonderful hotel on Trip Advisor, my expectations for this visit to Islay were high. In all aspects of my family's stay at Bridgend, the hotel, Lorna and her team far surpassed my expectations and resulted in the most enjoyable and memorable experience I have ever had in any hotel on my travels.... More

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William I, Factor, Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel, responded to this review

As you can see from the review above this one, it is not ‘perfection’ all of the time but we do try! Thank you for such a lovely review, Lorna and her team have worked hard to improve the standards of the Hotel, specifically in the bedrooms and the menu. It is a great boost to have such compliments. More

Ballachulish, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived very early (midday) for a business trip, asked when I might be able to book in and was immediately given my room by the first member of staff I encountered. Every member of staff appeared to have authority, a professional and friendly manner, and were keen to help me. I noticed this level of service was given to... More

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William I, Factor, Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind comments. I have to admit to knowing this reviewer well but this comment – like all the others for Bridgend Hotel & Restaurant – is genuine and for that we are extremely grateful. Having discovered the innate beauty and charm of Islay many people return again and again; we try to make the place as... More

Leavenworth, Washington
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very comfortable room, well appointed. We were late arriving (late ferry) and even though the kitchen normally closes at 8:30, Lorna made sure we could have a relaxed and comfortable dinner when we arrived at 9:00. Staff were all friendly, helpful and pleasant to be around. Lorna is an amazingly good manager, on top of everything and making everyone feel... More

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William I, Factor, Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. Last year we took the plunge and redecorated the lounge – now known as ‘The Strath’. We have tried to reflect the character of the Island with paintings by local artists and by giving our guests the chance to relax over a drink while ordering and to enjoy a dram (or two) after... More

Scotland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lorna and her team provided us with a heart felt genuine welcome. If only all Hotels were like this. They cannot do enough for you and this is put across in such a genuine way it really welcomes and relaxes you. WELL DONE LORNA and TEAM again.................

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William I, Factor, Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel, responded to this review

Lorna tries as hard as she can to look after her guests so it is really heartwarming to receive such a lovely review. We are all delighted you had such a good time – thank you for taking the time to write. More

Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything a Hotel should be. Lorna and the team deliver excellent customer service. The hotel is extremely comfortable without being stuffy. The rooms are well decorated comfortable, clean and inviting. Plenty of storage space. Large flat screen tv that work and have more than one channel. Hot water in abundance that actually fills a full bath in less than 8... More

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William I, Factor, Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel, responded to this review

It is particularly complimentary to receive such a glowing review from someone who has been at the sharp end of customer service. Thank you for this – I hope that we will continue to enjoy such a positive relationship with you and your team. The hot water system was part of a recent upgrade so the plumber will probably be... More

Yarm, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here on a recommendation and we weren't disappointed. The manager Lorna was fantastic, she makes the place feel like a home from home. The room was lovely-the shower was great, really powerful, which I always look for in a good hotel! We ate dinner in the restaurant and it was excellent, great choice of local food, it was... More

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William I, Factor, Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. Since you stayed we have a new Head Chef who specialises in local produce and knows Islay extremely well – he is already making a tremendous impact and the food is even better! Please come back soon to see for yourself, but leave space for the puddings! More

Benbecula Island, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I stayed in this Hotel for 12nights Feb/March 2014. The welcome that the manageress Lorna gave me was one of the warmest I have received in any hotel. I found the staff to be friendly, attentive, courteous and helpful. The rooms are spotlessly clean and the bed in room 4 was fantastic. The food was very good, paricularly the seafood.... More

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William I, Factor, Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel, responded to this review

It’s a good point about the breakfasts – we might be a little sharper than you would like at the weekends. If you want a lie in, please let us know and there will be food kept for you although I appreciate this takes away the spontaneity of a lazy Saturday morning in bed. Just get up for lunch instead….! More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

My work brings me to Islay on a regular basis and I now don't bother looking for a room anywhere else! Since my first stay Lorna ( the Manager) and her team have always been very helpful. The beds are extremely comfy and every room I have been in has had a great shower in the en suite. Just don't... More

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William I, Factor, Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks, Ewan. We have worked hard to upgrade all our beds so that there should be no excuse for an uncomfortable night’s sleep. Your loyalty to Bridgend is also greatly appreciated. More

Perth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
24 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I had popped into this hotel for a drink while staying on Islay for the Walk Islay event in April 2013 and, was so impressed, that I decided to stay overnight in November when I was working on Islay. The hotel is ideally situated to access the island, the hotel is very clean, tidy and has a most relaxing ambience.... More

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William I, Factor, Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel, responded to this review

Islay is a magical place to visit at all times of the year – I know that you were working, but the Island can be quite special in November with wonderful colours, great sunsets and a huge array of interesting birds. It is also not too busy! You rang ahead to let us know that you were going to be... More

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Additional Information about Bridgend Hotel

Also Known As:
Bridgend Hotel Islay
Bridgend Hotel Islay, Scotland
Address: Bridgend, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Islay
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