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20 Shore St, Bowmore PA43 7LB, Scotland
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Lochside Hotel
Ranked #11 of 13 Bowmore B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I stayed at the Lochside for 2 nights just after Christmas. It has the feel of a family run hotel and the staff were all excellent. This is not a luxury hotel, if you want that go to the Port Charlotte Hotel, but why would you go to beautiful Islay looking for luxury? The hotel has a great location in... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Staff were lovely, especially in the bar where we enjoyed a few whiskys one evening. However, the room was very small and in desperate need of a makeover. Bathroom was exceptionally small and very shabby. Has a lot of potential this place, but needs a good refurb. Dining room excellent with views over the bay, and the breakfast was excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had to wait to check in to our accomodation for the week so we decided to have a quick something to eat in Bowmore. We found the Lochside Hotel and since they had Wifi we decided to go there. All we wanted to be honest was a bowl of soup and they were more than happy to oblige. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had 2 nights here in a room with superb views overlooking the loch and small harbour. We could watch the fishing boats depart and enjoy the glorious sunsets from the conservatory restaurant which served excellent food and was very popular with the locals too. There were a lot of foreign visitors also while we were there. There is an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed at the Lochside Hotel during the 2014 Whiskey and Gaelic festival, for which it was a perfect base. The view from our room was stunning - waking up to the sun streaming in. The big room was warm and clean. It could do with some updating but it was perfectly functional. The staff were super helpful the whole... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We ate at the Lochside for (2)nights looking out over the bay from the restaurant very enjoyable food at a sensible price,would recommend Booking perhaps advisable especially if you would like a table by the window...

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Kilmartin, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I stayed here for two nights on business. The location, from the front, looks ordinarily, however the view from my bedroom was just stunning. The harbour to the left and the water coming up almost to the food. Just watching the tide turn was mesmerising. The day I arrived there was a power cut and the entire island plus the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were on a cycling trip to Jura and Islay and when planning the trip I looked for a B&B for a night in Bowmore. Many places were booked up but The Lochside had a double bedded room available for the night in question. The Lochside was not the first accommodation I tried, partly because it is unusual in not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My husband and I were in Islay for two nights and ate here for dinner one of the nights. My husband had scallops in a garlic-buttery sauce and I had the langoustines. These dishes came with a big bowl of yummy vegetables for us to share. I had never had langoustines and there was one order left, so I got... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Booked two rooms for two nights. Rooms are a bit tired and could do with redecoration and upgrading when/if funds permit. Staff, however, were very friendly and helpful and food is excellent - portions huge! Whisky selection is amazing. Seafront location right in centre of Bowmore couldn't be better. Definitely good value and would stay here again.

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Address: 20 Shore St, Bowmore PA43 7LB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Bowmore
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Lochside Hotel Bowmore, Islay

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