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Port Charlotte PA48 7UE, Scotland
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The Monachs
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Naphill, Buckinghamshire
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We enjoyed our two day stay here in September. Super big room and bathroom. Wonderful view of the sea. Super breakfast and excellent hospitality. The house is large and enjoys a good view of the sea as it is high up. There is an excellent place to eat at the Port Charlotte Hotel.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This was the first time we have visited the island and were overwhelmed by both the property and the warmth of the two hosts and their lovely small dog 'Cussack'. Located at the top of a long gravel drive with cows and sheep framing either side the house appears at the top of the hill and has magnificent views over... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We (Husband, wife , two boys and Hugo the dog) stayed for two nights. The welcome ,facilities and breakfasts were all excellent. The fenced-in curtilage (Other than the access road entry its a good bit up from the public road) around the house was a definite plus to enable a safely supervise a well behaved dog for a short walk... More

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Disneyland Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We've just come back from islay where we spent 6 nights at Monach. We lost while going there and arrived late. No restaurants gives supper after 9 o'clock p.m. Ronnie gave us a nice dinner and he was not obliged at all! It's was nice of him. The room we had was large and quiet, we had great relaxing time.... More

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Flawil, Switzerland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We visited Islay in August 2012 and found this B&B by pure luck! This is a wonderful and quiet place to stay. Although the weather was pretty bad we had such a heartwarming welcome that my husband and I didn't bother much about what was going on outside. My husband still wallows in the memory of the best trout he's... More

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Sao Paulo
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

My husband and I stayed there for 3 nights between Sep 21st and 24th. It was recommended by the Kilmeny who had run out of rooms. From the 1st email, Ronnie made us feel very welcome to The Monachs and Islay. Upon late arrival (approx. 9 pm), we were greeted firstly by jumping deer on the path to the B&B,... More

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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

This is a wonderful B&B. I have just read a recent posting and have to say the writer is at best unkind in the extreme or more likely unhinged. Some form of heritage would suit them The owners were VERY welcoming and helpful. The rooms are spacious and very clean with beautiful furnishings. We were invited to take a drink... More

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1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

In response to “Worst B&B I’ve Ever Stayed At!” The comments posted were made by a woman who has very strong anti-hunting views. I hunt red deer in Scotland when I visit and was discussing the previous days hunt with her brother at the breakfast table. My wife mentioned some other hunts I have been on to her brother, at... More

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Edgewater, Maryland
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Lovely, congenial hosts with a gorgeous home filled with traditional Scottish fare, including plaid/tartan carpets! Each EXCELLENT & VERY GOOD review of the Monachs details its virtues. An extra bonus: Everyone on Islay seems to know Ronnie and Marie Brown so prepare yourself for an extra dose of Islay hospitality when people know you're staying at the Monachs!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Though the building is new, this is a traditionally styled B&B. The house is situated at the top of a hill, making for great views over the loch, but also for quite a windy stay. Rooms are spacious and traditionally decorated, and our room had a large balcony. There is a comfortable sitting area outside the room. The bathroom was... More

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Also Known As:
The Monachs Port Charlotte, Islay
Address: Port Charlotte PA48 7UE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Port Charlotte
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Port Charlotte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
After a wonderful breakfast, (Mhari is an excellent cook) you can enjoy the magnificent views from the spacious balcony before setting out to explore the many beautiful and interesting sites of Islay, look up old friends or make new ones, cycle on the quiet single track roads, (we have two well equipped bikes available), or just relax on the balcony or patio, where you may spot our neighbour’s, such as the Hen Harriers, Choughs, Red and Roe deer, or the Brown Hare. ... more   less 

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