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Bridgend Hotel

Bridgend, Scotland
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Bridgend Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Islay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped over on Islay for a day while on our honeymoon and it was amazing! The hotel is beautiful, the staff is super nice and Lorna gave us absolutely the best ideas for our day exploring. Breakfast might have been the best I've ever had, and Lorna made sure we felt right at home at dinner. 10/10 will do... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A huge thankyou again to Lorna and the staff at the Bridgend for making us so welcome last weekend. The Bridgend is like a home from home on the lovely island of Islay and I could not consider staying anywhere else, it's simply the best hotel on Islay. Great food, tastefully boutique rooms and beautiful gardens. The staff really go... More

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

Thank you for such a lovely review - we look forward to seeing you back before too long and hope you had a lovely stay on Islay. The weather has been particularly good this year and shown the place at its best. More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We first encountered Bridgend Hotel in March when we left it a bit late for lunch on a sunny afternoon and bumped into Lorna outside the hotel. She suggested getting some filled rolls from Jimmy's and a cake from the lounge to enjoy in the sunshine which we duly did. This time, on a short visit to Islay, we popped... More

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

Thank you for this lovely review. The barman's name is Andrew - he, Lorna and the rest of the crew look forward to seeing you again next month. More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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42 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Apologies for the delay in reviewing our stay. It's been a busy couple of months. The Bridgend Islay was absolutely fantastic. We loved everything about the place. Location, rooms, ambiance and of course the food. Lorna is a fantastic hostess and her passion for the hotel and Islay is apparent. Nothing is too much trouble. She made us feel like... More

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

From our point of view it was Casper who was the star attraction. We love well behaved dogs, particularly those with character. I have mentioned in a previous post that we prefer them not to yap constantly and sit on your knee - not that Casper was guilty of this, it just helps set the ground rules. Islay is a... More

Stirling, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had lunch here and it was superb. The place and setting is lovely and we were shown around by the manageress. Food was stunning and a definite must visit place on Islay. The gardens are beautiful too and sitting in the sun having lunch was perfect.

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

Thank you for such a lovely comment. When the sun shines on Islay - as it has done quite a bit this year - there is nowhere more beautiful in the world. It has a certain charm when it's raining too... Please do come and visit us - we have seating in Katie's Bar, the restaurant and the garden -... More

Stratford-Upon-Avon, England
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It started with the lady who took our orders - quick, efficient and friendly. The oysters seemed obligatory having seen them harvested earlier and were wonderful. The venison was good, though the sea bass dish could have been more substantial. The poached pears with the chocolate fondant were really different and tasty. The strawberries and meringue disappeared..,

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

There are several other good restaurants on Islay so I hope that anyone reading this doesn't get the wrong impression of the island. Of course we like to think that we are the best, however subjective a view this may be!! Thank you for this review - we do try to produce a consistently high level of service and Lorna... More

Bordeaux, France
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stayed there one night during the fèis ìle. They were very busy. But very helphull to. Very friendly. It's a very Nice place with a beautifull garden and a very good restaurant. A very good place. Room was quiet, ans cosy.

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

Thank you for such a glowing review. I am so glad that you enjoyed the festival – the weather helped enormously. Whilst I repeatedly say that Bridgend is a great place to see Islay from, we already have a number of bookings for next year’s whisky festival so don’t hang around because we will fill up quickly. Or come another... More

Nantucket, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I stayed at the Bridgend Hotel in late April 2014. It was excellent in every way, from the good food to the very accommodating staff. Lorna McKechnie and her staff were helpful and very friendly. The hotel is in a good location on Islay as it is at the junction of the the east and west parts of the island.... More

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

I’m not sure how to respond to this review except to say thank you for such lovely comments. For those who don’t know Islay too well, there is a fabulous golf course at The Machrie which is a 15 minute drive from Bridgend; you really need to be quite good at golf to get the best from it but as... More

Bedford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We went to this hotel for dinner. It was our second visit after so enjoying our first. The food was still quite good but the service very slow. It was a good half hour after arriving before our order was taken and a further 30 minutes at least before our food arrived. Occasionally during that time a waitress appeared with... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review – we clearly got it right at your first visit but it is a great disappointment to have let you down on your return. It is easy for us to say that this is the busiest time of year – we know what’s coming and should be better prepared. However,... More

Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Dropped in past this establishment for some lunch after arriving at Port Askaig on route to Port Ellen. Simple and wholesome food served by respectful staff...what more do you want. When on Islay...give this place a try

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

Thank you for this kind review - it is getting quite busy on Islay so please phone ahead for a table and we'll fit you in if we can. I hope you managed to drop in on your way back to Port Askaig! Bridgend Hotel is very well situated at the heart of Islay - a great place to base... More

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Address: Bridgend, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Bridgend Hotel Islay, Scotland

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Bridgend Hotel is a traditional coaching inn situated at the heart of Islay. It is ideally situated for exploring the island and provides a welcoming and comfortable place to stay where the aim is to provide the best of Islay produce. ... more   less 
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