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The Islay Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Charlotte Street, Port Ellen PA42 7DF, Scotland
The Islay Hotel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Austin, Texas
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel was built just three years ago. Everything is spotless, down to the loos that won "Loo of the year" award- and no, I cannot make this up. The rooms are simple, but large with everything you need complete with amazing views of the bay. Everyone is incredibly nice and accommodating. We would stay there again in a heartbeat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We are a family of five with children aged 15,10 and 3 and were delighted with the welcome and hospitality we enjoyed when we visited The Islay Hotel. The hotel restaurant is reasonably busy so we took the precaution of booking first. We were greeted warmly upon our arrival and seated and attended to promptly. Our order was taken without... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice hotel in Port Ellen that is part of the waterfront. It has great views, a nice restaurant and bar, and the rooms are spacious. Staff are very pleasant and accommodating. Only drawback i found was the noise from the bar if your room is directly above it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel staff were excellent and served very good food in nice surroundings. Our dog was allowed into the bar and slept soundly whilst we ate and there was live traditional music on one night. The food was superb and it is a great place for fresh seafood.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here on the night of the beach rugby tournament and the place was extremely busy. There are very few alternatives in the town so everyone seemed to be eating and drinking here. The service was very stretched but the young serving staff were delightful and very friendly. The room was quirky, a mixture of 30's furniture with a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Islay Hotel restaurant in mid-May just before the whisky festival started. We had the platter of langoustines and they were the best we've ever had - it was a huge platter of them, and they were very fresh, very big and absolutely delicious! The service was very good - it was busy but it probably wasn't... More 

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure why but this hotel doesn't come up when you search for Port Ellen which is too bad because this is a really nice hotel. We were recently there for the Whiskey Feis with our young son and booked a family room. First the room: Very spacious and modern with a really nice view. Looks like it has recently... More 

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Roende
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Should be a nice hotel - but..... We are staying in a room (no 4), should be a double room - well the bed is "a double" but not standard size, and squeezed into the room, so not possible to have luggage in the room unless blocking the wee room left around the bed... Food OK - but serving a... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Restaurant does tasty food, well presented - seafood platter is a little overpriced but tasty all the same. Attending over the festival the staff were under severe pressure but were pleasant. On the Saturday night we waited 90 minutes beyond our reservation time but the restaurant was very very busy! Bar is pleasant, staff are helpful and a overall a... More 

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Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Nice room, very quiet. Stayed during whisky festival week so found the room very expensive but very comfortable. Nice restaurant. Dined twice, first night it took 90 mins for the starter as they were so overwhelmed but second night service was very quick. A good base.

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