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Bridgend, Scotland
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Bridgend Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Islay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For anyone visiting the Isle of Islay it is surprising how the shape of the island and the road network mean it can take a long drive to get from one part of the island to another. The Bridgend Hotel is virtually at the centre of the island road network and provides a good standard of accommodation (our bedroom and... More

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

Bridgend Hotel is situated at the heart of Islay. It is not only a great place to base yourself while visiting all the places of interest on the island, it also aims to offer the best of Islay in terms of produce, welcome and service. Lorna and her team will do their best to look after you, help with any... More

Campbeltown, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I spent 2 nights at the Bridgend last week. From start to finish we had a lovely stay...an amazing welcome, friendly and genuine staff, lovely food, great atmosphere and a lovely room with a comfy bed. Lorna and her team are exceptional and during our stay we chatted to other guests from USA and Australia and both... More

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

Thank you for such a kind review - it doesn't get much better! I am so glad that you had a suitably enjoyable time for your 'special occasion'! Please come back again soon! More

Penicuik, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lorna and her team’s friendly manner went beyond good service; their welcoming attitude made our stay a great experience. They made you feel special. The fine dining style menu, cooking and presentation were excellent as was the alternative bar menu. This is how Scottish tourism should be. We travel often, spending two or three nights in different hotels, but I... More

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

Thank you for such a kind review - it is a lovely reward to Lorna and her team to be complimented in such a manner. We look forward to seeing you back on Islay soon. More

Watchfield
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked into the restaurant for the evening and had a very good meal. The locally sourced produce was very tasty and we were looked after very well by a well drilled team. They were happy for us to have a sniff of the local malts before choosing one and it made the evening. As did happily shared local knowledge... More

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

Thank you for such a great review - I am really glad you had a good dinner and hope that you were able to work out which whisky was your favourite. I'm still trying to work out which one is mine! More

Strathblane, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I stayed here about 10 years ago when on Islay on business. My wife has always been keen to visit Islay and this year thanks to CalMac's Island Hopscotch ticket we could do Arran,Islay, Colonsay ending up in Oban. Bridgend Hotel was our first choice. Unfortunately due to the Islay show we could only stay one night... More

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

Thank you for such a kind review. A lot has happened in the last 10 years - there has been considerable investment in the Hotel and we have tried to adapt to modern hospitality demands. The old style pub that used to exist with a separate pool room has gone and the 'Strath' has been developed into an area for... More

Astana, Kazakhstan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a very pretty room but the facilities were basic ( no iron or board and quite an old fashioned bathroom). Rather expensive compared to other places we have stayed in Scotland. We ate at the hotel on two evenings. The food was fine but nothing exceptional. Service haphazard although everyone is friendly. Breakfast is pleasant if rather slow... More

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

I have written separately to this reviewer as there are a number of points that need clarification - needless to say there is a difference of opinion. Bridgend Hotel is a 3* hotel, aiming to produce the best of Islay produce; we have to work with greater costs caused by living on an island but I hope that we more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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William I, Factor, Islay Estates at Bridgend Hotel, responded to this review

We don't always hit the spot - as some of the reviews of the restaurant point out - but we do try. So it is really gratifying when we get it right. Lorna really enjoyed having you to stay and we all wish the very best for the future. Thank you for the review and come back soon! More

London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
42 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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

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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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