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The Islay Hotel

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Charlotte Street, Port Ellen PA42 7DF, Scotland
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had gone to the Islay hotel for drinks and a catchup with some friends and had a lovely time apart from a member of staff in whom was very blunt and not a pleasant person and he was staring at us making us feel un wanted there and put me off going in to the hotel if he was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had along sail from Northern Ireland to Islay and arrived tired and a bit grumpy. There was a dispute over buying lobster from the fishing boat beside us but the end result was so wonderful that peace was restored. We wandered the few yards to the Islay Hotel. It was re-constructed a few years ago but so well that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice and newly renovated hotel. Nice rooms, good service and a good restaurant. It goes without saying that the selection of single malts in their bar is superb. A very good location as well if you're planning a destillery tour to Arbeg, Lagavulin or Laproig.

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

Booked by my company, this hotel turned out to be a real gem. The room was excellent, the bed was really comfortable. The staff were freindly and attentive and the food was first class. I will be back here as soon as I can.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a week as part of group on a birdwatching holiday. The food is good but often took a long time to come. On a number of occasions people left the table before some of the courses arrived. The bathroom in our room was elegant but not practical. The mirror was not above the sink. We were... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Within minutes of ferry terminal to Kennacraig and only 21 miles to alternative ferry terminal to North of island. A whisky lover dream as very close to Laphroig and other distilleries. No lift to second floor only possible drawback

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I stayed here on business. Meetings, dinner, breakfast and drinks in the bar all went superbly well. Food was fantastic and Alison ensured the stay was one that i'll never forget... for all the right reasons. Fantastic place to stay. Close to the Airport, distilleries, harbour front location, great rooms and lovely people. Go....you won't be disappointed. 'Great' Paul :-)... More 

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Campbeltown, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Stayed here for a night, because we paid a visit to see our friend, and I have to say we was completely bowled over by this brilliant hotel. We was greeted by a very friendly receptionist and made to feel very welcome. Our room was large and well appointed with a massive bathroom which contained a powerful Jacuzzi bath. The... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Stayed here for a few nights business and I must admit this is a fantastic hotel, with a top quality finish. I had a great king sized bed, with a big TV and fast free WiFi in a tastefully decorated room. The bathroom was very spacious with a Jacuzzi bath and powerful shower. I didn't fancy the busy bar when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Having stayed here twice, each time for a week, with clients as a wildlife guide I am happy to recommend this as a place to stay while visiting the island. The staff were very friendly and courteous, the meals very tasty and varied; and the bar is VERY well stocked with whisky! The rooms were very comfortable and you'll find... More 

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