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Port Charlotte Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
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Main St, Port Charlotte PA48 7TU, Scotland
Port Charlotte Hotel
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Port Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015
hamish60Hampshire Hampshire
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before I go on let's concentrate on the positive this is a lovely hotel.. wonderful attentive staff, efficient and accommodating. Excellent wine list and fantastic menu.. We had a wonderful meal with fantastic touches like the whiskey selection and homemade fudge with the coffees. However had oysters to start and must have had a bad one as I spent all... More 

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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel, responded to this review

In response to your review please accept my sincere sympathy for your unfortunate illness following dinner with us. I do understand how unpleasant this can be and is something that we do consider very seriously. We have meticulous and thorough food safety procedures in place and have been accredited by Argyle & Bute council's food safety scheme. Our oysters are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Right down to the sugar cubes and butter, I cannot fault this charming hotel. Super rooms, super food, super service. I feel completely rested. The Breakfast must surely be one of the best in Scotland. Hope come back soon.

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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and appreciation of all aspects of the hotel. It is nice to hear that you felt well looked after and rested following your visit and I do hope that you will return again. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

It's been a while ; I find myself on the Island infrequently , but when I do, this is my spiritual home. I hope Alison takes this in good faith : Food special , and some. You have put door retainers that are too strong ? It's very hard to open the bedroom doors carrying luggage ? The fans in... More 

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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is a pleasure to have repeat guests to the hotel. With regard to the door closures fire regulations insist that the bedroom doors must self close, I will however have the doors checked for adjustment where necessary. There is an isolater switch in the rooms for the bathroom fans which enables the fan to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Just returned from a fantastic weekend, the rooms food and service were all first class. The whole place is very welcoming and friendly and the bar is very special, a little gem where you can relax in good company. We will be back!

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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very complimentary review which is very much appreciated by our staff in all departments of the hotel. It is good to know that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit and we do hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Visiting Islay for a few days birding in November, we found the Port Charlotte Hotel a very comfortable and welcoming base to work from. Excellent food and very helpful staff made it a place we would be very happy to return to. The whisky list would take months to work through!

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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review I do hope we can welcome you again perhaps in the summer months to enjoy our lovely long summer evenings and a wee bit more time to work your way through our whisky selection! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We spent many an evening in the warm cosy bar as well as the restaurant if the Port Charlotte Hotel. Not only is it warm cosy and welcoming ( big log fire ) but the staff are wonderful too. The good was always excellent , beautifully cooked and refined without being ostentatious . Fresh local produce too which was wonderful,... More 

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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very complimentary review. The new year period is a very enjoyable time for everyone both visitors and staff. We aim to provide a memorable experience therefore it is very pleasing to read that you had such a good time enjoying our banquet, pipers, fireworks and good craic with the bar staff. It is an exceptionally busy... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My wife, teenage daughters and I called in spontaneously at about 2.20 for afternoon tea which was advertised as available Monday to Wednesday until 4.30. We were brusquely told that no food was available as it was past 2.00pm?? There were several waiting staff around and still many lunchtime diners in the bar and lounge areas. No alternatives were mentioned.... More 

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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel, responded to this review

I must disagree with your assessment of my staff on your brief visit to the hotel on Hogmanay. Our lunches are served between 12.00 and 2.00 p.m. Your arrived after lunch service was finished but found us to be very busy as we catered for a large number of lunch guests that day. Unfortunately we were unable to serve our... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We tend to go to Scotland for scenery, lovely rooms and great food, and we were not disappointed here. Wonderful scenery and views from the bedrooms. The menu is the same each day with 'specials', but we did find enough selection for a week, and the food is terrific, with a skilfully run dining room. Breakfast maybe simpler, but a... More 

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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, even when the weather is not so kind Islay has something special about it. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and I do hope you will return another time. More 

Crieff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Had a short break recently at Port Charlotte Hotel, mixing business and pleasure. A lovely comfortable hotel, everyone was very friendly and attentive. Food was good. Thanks to you all for a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It is nice to know that we helped to make your business trip that bit more comfortable and relaxing. The tension eases as soon as the ferry leaves Kennacraig and sails towards our lovely island and the comfort of our friendly hotel. More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

What a friendly, welcoming place this is. Real ales from Islay Brewery and Fyne Ales and a superb collection of malt whiskies, imaginative locally sourced food and comfortable rooms - two nights was just not long enough. The hotel also features a stunning collection of Scottish artwork and on the Sunday night we were there, local musicians entertained us with... More 

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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your complimentary review on your recent stay with us. It is great to know that you enjoyed your time with us and all that our lovely island has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

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