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Bridgend Hotel

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Bridgend, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we recommend this beautiful house very much. Beautiful rooms with clean bathrooms,and a very helpful and freindly staff. A glass of Islay Ale in the hand I walked into the Hotels garden, sitting in the sun an had a perfect relaxig hour before the tasty dinner was served. we would come again

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

When everything fits together it is fantastic! Local beer, good weather, pretty garden, decent room and a delicious dinner. We can't guarantee the weather but we do try to get the rest right. Thank you for your review and I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From when I picked up the phone to book and until we left there was nothing but pleasantness from all the staff.I was wanting a room for four nights but they only had a room for two nights,so they recommended a B&B only five minutes away.The lounge area was comfortable and the diningroom light and airy.Our room was comfortable but... More 

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

Thank you for writing a review. One of the features of Islay is that there is not much traffic and therefore few roads. Most of the hotels are, by necessity, close to a road and as the Bridgend Hotel was at one stage a coaching inn, this is to be expected. As you rightly observe there is little noise. I... More 

Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Bridgend for four nights during the 2015 Whiskey Festival Lorna ,the manageress an d her staff were outstanding in making us feel at home and attentive to our needs. The food was first rate and of course, a well stocked whiskey bar. Beautiful garden and rooms were quiet Who could ask for anything more

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

I guess the same could be said of your review - couldn't be better! Thank you. Lorna and her team greatly appreciate your comments and really enjoyed the week - we hope as much as you did. More 

Falkirk
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This was our 6th trip to Islay but our first overnight at Bridgend Hotel before moving to a cottage we had rented for a week. Not sure about where to stay our first night with several options available, the cottage owner recommended Bridgend Hotel so we went with local advice. We had eaten here before but never stayed. Unfortunately, it... More 

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

What a great review - thank you! We have spent a lot of time doing up the rooms and try to do a few major overhauls every year. Room 1 is one of my favourite as it is very quiet, spacious and has a good sized bathroom. It is true that the view is not the best but after a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We are on a week wildlife tour of the island. The rooms are cosy and very comfortable; the staff friendly and helpful. Dinners are excellent for such a remote location. I will recommend this small hotel to anyone.

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

Thank you for the great review. Although brief, you do touch on one aspect of running a hotel on Islay - the remoteness. Whilst it is lovely to be miles away from city lights and the hustle and bustle of urban life, the lengthy supply chain and the vagaries of the weather can cause problems. We do try to maintain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It was our 3rd stay on Islay and at Bridgend for surely several will follow. We love the Island and as well being home at Bridgend. To start the day after a delicious Scottish Breakfast at Bridgend Hotel it is the best place to explore the Island. Across the road of Bridgend Hotel a Shop is located to find drinks,... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review - we look forward to seeing you and your two sons again next year. Lorna and all the team really appreciate the loyalty that you have for Bridgend Hotel and we all look forward to your visits. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I can't say enough about how wonderful this hotel is. My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in April/May of 2015 and had the best experience. The manager, Lorna, is incredibly friendly and helpful. She will go out of her way to make sure your stay is exactly what you want. We ended missing the earlier ferry and... More 

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

Sometimes the travel to and from Islay doesn't quite work out as planned - locals like Lorna are only too well aware of this and therefore very understanding. Apart from that she also runs a pretty good hotel! More 

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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We stayed here two nights. The rooms are small but the showers are nice. The breakfasts are very good with many options. We ate dinner here both nights and loved the mussels and salmon. The staff is excellent especially Lorna. They have an excellent selection of Islay scotches to sample.

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

Thank you for this kind review. Some of the rooms are compact with others a bit bigger, it does depend what is available and (to some extent) what you want to pay. Bridgend Hotel is a 3 Star Hotel so don't expect anything too fancy, but we do try and produce the highest possible standard of service and a good... More 

Linlithgow
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Stayed here for one night in May 15 while on a cycling trip round Islay Made to feel most welcome and there was a drying room for our wet gear and inside space for our bikes. Meals were good and breakfast good. Room was very clean with an excellent power shower. Very comfortable bar with log fire. Would definitely visit... More 

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

About 5 years ago we put in a drying room exactly for the purposes you used it for. Thank you for mentioning it in the review. Islay makes a great destination for cyclists as it is not too hilly and you can do a great round trip from Arran and return via Tighnabruich and Bute. Bridgend Hotel is conveniently situated... More 

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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Even though we did not stay at the hotel, we were returning twice to have dinner at the Bridgend Hotel. The staff is very friendly and the food is delicious. I've had great scallops as a starter, a fantastic halibut with mashed potatoes for the main course and a delicious almond tart for desert. And their lobby with the whiskey... More 

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

Thank you for such a great review. Without being too presumptuous, we have had some great comments about the food this year. With Scott and Hubert in the kitchen we have an excellent team who try hard to produce delicious food from the excellent local ingredients. More 

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