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Bowmore Hotel

Jamieson Street, Bowmore, Scotland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Visited on business for one night. This is very much a pub with rooms. The food was OK in the small restaurant next to the bar. The big problem was the beds, the sheets were very strange and felt like plastic which made for a very uncomfortable night. The bar was very noisy so sleep was not possible until they... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This hotel was recommended for somewhere to eat and we were not disappointed lovely menu, it is served in a newly restored bar/restaurant area which looks fantastic the owner his son and all the staff very welcoming and if it is whisky you are after this is your sort of place. Asked about staying next time we visit Islay and... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Having read reviews after I had booked, I was extremely apprehensive but we all really enjoyed our stay. The rooms were small but really clean and the ensuite tiny but adequate. The owners and staff were so friendly and made us so welcome. Unfortunately we didn't eat there as we had booked elsewhere but heard great reports on the food.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
23 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a good place to eat and spend an evening with a large menu, decent quality food and a lively bar, that is sadly however only half the story. The hotel is spoiled by it's rooms which are a let down, they are poorly furnished, in need of a decor make over and the en suites are much too... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My family and I stayed three nights at the Bowmore Hotel last weekend. I ran the Ardbeg Islay Half Marathon and we toured around the island. The four of us had the family room - Room 7 - with a double and bunk beds. The room was small, but had a great view over the garden and out to Loch... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stayed in the hotel for two nights in the "infamous" room 5 :). The hotel is lovely and the staff very friendly. We had two dinners in the restaurant. Both nights we enjoyed the food. The pub is also great. The room is indeed very small. Especially the bathroom. The bed is comfortable. They didn't clean our room after... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A group of 8 lads 30+ were on a Whisky Stag do and stopped here... The place was awesome, reasonably priced, great food, even better craic and we were lucky enough to be visiting while they had a live band. Really enjoyable experience and great food. Nothing more to say really the staff were excellent as were the locals.

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Islay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I have stayed here in the past and had a very comfortable stay. The food is incredibly good and loads of it. The staff are extremely friendly as are the owners Linda and Lucci. Recent work to the downstair rooms have made a huge difference and the dining room has an atmosphere all of its own. I... More 

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Address: Jamieson Street, Bowmore, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Bowmore
Number of rooms: 11
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