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Bridgend Hotel

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Bridgend, Scotland
Bridgend Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the Bridgend Hotel 2 days running for lunch... Super food, great oysters, prawns, fish and mussels. The staff were soooo friendly, lovely decor and ambience. We were not staying there but the owner showed us round the rooms and they were lovely... Very tastefully decorated and comfortable. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Bridgend Hotel on Islay for one night in March 2015. The hotel is very pleasant, homey, comfortable and welcoming. Likewise, the room was comfortable and welcoming, also – with an amazingly comfortable bed. Staff were all very friendly and chatty, and really made you feel welcome. A lovely advert for the island. The food was the... More 

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

According to our records not many people have stayed at Bridgend in March this year - none of them couples - so we are at a bit of a loss placing you. It would be kind if you could contact Lorna to discuss this because your review is certainly pertinent! We do serve Cullen Skink and Venison Pie, there is... More 

Cranbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

With out a doubt the people here are amazingly friendly, the food is amazing and the atmosphere is perfect. Just don't ask for Scotch and coke.... LOL Everything was top flight from the food to the staff and never was anything a bother. We felt like we were losing lifetime friends after leaving this lovely place. Definitely worth every cent... More 

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

If you want malt whisky and coke you're welcome to it! I am really glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for writing such a kind review. Bridgend is a great place for basing yourself on Islay - at the heart of the island it is the best place to visit beaches, distilleries and see wildlife. More 

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Thanks to all the staff at the Bridgend Hotel on Islay for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming, and no request was too much bother. Meals were also excellent and I would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel. The only down-side were the shooting parties with whom we shared the hotel.

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

I am really glad you enjoyed your time at Bridgend. Your visit coincided with a group of men who have come back year after year to shoot on the Estate; they have become good friends of ours and we really enjoy their company; they are also extremely polite and well-mannered (at least when they are not in their cups) so... More 

Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Stayed here for three nights with friends. From the moment we arrived, we could not have been made more welcome. ALL the staff are so genuinely friendly. Nothing was any bother. The hotel is clean well equipped and ideally located. The food was exceptional. Thanks especially to the chef for the excellent food presented on a special menu for my... More 

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

Thank you for this lovely review - I have passed on your comments to the chef (some time ago as I am a bit behind in writing this response). As for the bedrooms, it is heartening to hear that the work done on them has been appreciated. More 

Meerbusch, Germany
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131 reviews 131 reviews
49 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Islay has only a few hotels and it seemed we were lucky to get a room here with 2 separate beds. The Hotel is in the middle of the isle near a junction to all major directions, so you get all the spots within 30-40min driving. We arrived quite late after we came from Oban with the ferry. The day... More 

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

Thank you for such a lovely review. After a great summer and a fairly benign autumn we have had some fairly brisk weather in November. This does have a charm of its own when one is settled down by the fire eating a platter of Scottish cheeses and polishing off a bottle of wine (or maybe a dram or two).... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

As I wanted a central location for this year's Feis Ile, we once again booked a stay at this marvelous hotel. Our 9 days couldn't have been more relaxing - our room was spacious and warmly appointed. Lorna and her staff make every effort to make their guests feel comfortable - there's always a warming fire in the lounge and... More 

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

I am so glad that you enjoyed the Feis and look forward to seeing you back at Bridgend. The one point I would make to anyone reading this review is that we are starting to get quite full in May next year (I write on 19th Nov) so please don't dither too much over making a booking if you want... More 

Stoughton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The people are friendly and looking out for your comfort. They go out of their way to make it the best stay you will ever experience. Food, room and atmosphere are the best. Lorna makes you feel like family. I would go back in a minute! I cannot think of enough nice things to say about my stay here! It... More 

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

Thank you so much for this lovely review. I'm not sure that I can add any more except to say how much Lorna enjoyed having you to stay and we hope you'll be back. More 

Dusseldorf, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were nicely received and shown to our room by a very pleasant lady. After refreshing in our room we went down for dinner. We were invited to sit in the lounge and look at the menu. Once chosen we were taken to the dinning room which has a lovely view over a charming garden. Our stay was just perfect.

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

Thank you for this very kind review. I am really glad you liked Bridgend Hotel and hope that the rest of your trip was as enjoyable. We have enjoyed an extended summer and the garden has never been better. Please come back again! More 

Rockton, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Lorna and staff welcome you personally like friends and are very pleasingly accommodating. Bridgend is a large home with ample rooms, fantastic king beds, a comfortable lounge, pub room and large dining room with a beautiful garden adjoining. Food and drink selections are generous and very good. It is centrally located on the island for trips to all eight distilleries,... More 

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

Sometimes the reviewers sum up what we are trying to achieve much better than we can. Thank you for this lovely review, I am really glad you enjoyed your time at Bridgend Hotel and I don’t think we could have written our aims and values as succinctly as you have. More 

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