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Bowmore Hotel

Jamieson Street, Bowmore, Scotland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sollentuna, Sweden
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161 reviews 161 reviews
64 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An old hotel which with a renovated restaurant and entrance. The rooms where very small and poorly sound proofed. We stayed on top of the restaurants and you heard people talking (almost what they said). It could have been a small cozy hotel if one had worked with the details. A few examples - the shower gel was the cheapest... More 

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lindalucci, Owner at Bowmore Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, I am sorry you did not feel able to write a good review of the hotel. The rooms on the floor you are on are due to be upgraded in November this year. They will be soundproofed and re organised. The shower gel does not come from a large supermarket, it comes from Brakes who supply most hotels in... More 

UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited for dinner only while in Bowmore for one night. (We stayed with Fergus in the An Cuan B&B opposite -which I can recommend as stylish and comfortable). As stated in other reviews, the menu is extensive and the portions large. I would see both these things as good points! We had an excellent meal with friendly service. Make sure... More 

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lindalucci, Owner at Bowmore Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, I am glad you enjoyed your meal. You are right, especially at this time of year, booking is essential. You are also right about the accommodation. Our building is 1835 and there are limitations to what you can do. Hope to see you again More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great evening having an early birthday celebration meal during a family holiday, wonderful food and really friendly hotel. We went back for lunch later in the holiday and it was equally good. The scampi, venison and crab salad are particularly recommended. Our dog got a great welcome and loved it as well! Highly recommended if you are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A quite bleak exterior belies this hotel's true worth. Friendly reception, excellent room, happy, chatty and ... singing staff in hotel and restaurant. Even the lady cleaning the toilets and collecting the fire wood was singing and humming. Must be a good place to work. Certainly a great place to stay and eat. I rate this hotel the best of... More 

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scotland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

If have stayed in this hotel and had one or two Stella's the family are great people Linda' s food is amazing if anyone reads this ask Linda for a Dougie curry,it will blow your socks off, P.S watch out for greeting faced Cathrine!! Only joking staff are great it's a experence you will not forget.

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Bothwell, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

On arrival here we could see it was a very busy an popular venue. After finishing an evening of work we were delighted with the food which was excellent (rustic chips were amazing) and the atmosphere was very welcoming. Great service, food and staff. The only downside was I could hear everything from the bar until about 12:30 to 1am... More 

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Islay, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Just got in from a fantastic meal in the restaurant of the Bowmore hotel on Islay and it was truly superb the food the service and the proprietors son Peter a young man with the gift of an easy charm.He even took us on a mini tour of the renovations of the bedrooms and the result certainly puts it in... More 

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lindalucci, Owner at Bowmore Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad our hard work is appreciated. We intend to make the rest of the hotel up to the same standard over this year and next. Look forward to seeing you again sometime. Linda More 

Bowling Green, Kentucky
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I was so impressed with this family owned and operated hotel and restaurant, I arranged another return trip just to back up my first impression. The rooms were clean and comfortable, but on our second visit they were installing a sky light outside our window, from early morning until early evening. I liked this place so much I could not... More 

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lindalucci, Owner at Bowmore Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. You will be pleased to know that the work on the executive rooms is now finished and it was worth the disruption. Three other rooms will be done in the coming winter to the same standard as the executive rooms. Hope we will see you again at some time. More 

Scotland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Visited the Bowmore Hotel last weekend with an elderly friend. Last stay was two years ago and since then much work has been done to improve and upgrade the building. The dining room and bar areas are outstanding with a very high quality stone and wood theme and creates a fine atmosphere. Again staff were very helpful and friendly. We... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Spacious, light filled accommodations with great view of loch and town. Andrew gave great advice on visiting distilleries, bus travel, historic sights on Islay, local restaurants. Breakfast was great way to start the day - a dram of single malt is available, too. Easy walk to center of town with a number of dining choices.

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