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1 Charlotte Street, Port Ellen PA42 7DF, Scotland
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White Hart Hotel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Maidenhead, England
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Expect to pay a premium price on Islay as nearly everything has to be imported. Rooms are categorised as First Class, Saloon Class, Steamer Class and Cabin Class but only the first two are en-suite. I had a Steamer Class single room which was £60 for bed and breakfast and I had a sea view. Actually, the bathroom was just... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Came tired down from a 5 day camping. Asked if it was posible to get a shower. No prob..Mayby have a rom. No prob. got a little cabin, but bet the hell out of my tent. Nice people. Wery good down to earth food. See you.

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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We just dined here as we couldn't get in to the Islay Hotel but although a little tired looking the food was great. Kids had sausage, beans and chips, adults had haddock and chips. Honestly, the fish was hanging off the plate it was that large and it was perfectly cooked. No room for puddings after that but the restaurant... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Rooms are functional, beds comfortable. As stated by other reviewers, the hotel is a bit dated. Beware the noisy interior doors on second floor...that bang as people pass through. Breakfast was nicely done, though a bit institutional. Friendly clerk at check in, but,then, everyone was friendly during the Malt andMusic festival! Convenient location for tours to lagavulin, laphroig and ardbeg.... More

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Cornhill, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were here for Islay Rugby Sevens and as an oldie prefered a hotel bed to camping!! The Hotel rooms were clean, functional with comfy beds perfect after a days rugby!! The restaurant food was excellent and the breakfast excellent and plenty of it! The staff were brilliant friendly and very attentive. Can't wait till next year!

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We visited Port Ellen and were recommended to the White Hart by friends We were not disappointed and eat in the restaurant 4 out of our 5 night stay . Yes the building is old but with character and great charm.The rooms perhaps dated but clean warm and bright. Most front facing rooms with super views over Port Ellen bay... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We were camping on Islay for the weekend and planned on ending our trip in Port Ellen. However, following a cold reception in Bowmore we ended up heading for Port Ellen a night early and were told that the White Hart Hotel offered space for tents. A quick phone call confirmed that we could camp in the beer garden at... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

I've stayed in this hotel a few times and have to disagree with the comment below. I found the staff to be very helpful and polite and nothing was too much Hassel or bother for them and made me feel very welcomed. Food was good and good portion sizes. Would come back to stay/eat anytime

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Scottish Traveller
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97 reviews 97 reviews
58 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I had the misfortune of staying here for 2 nights in November. The hotel is located on the main street with a poorly lit car park to the rear or on street parking outside. The staff were terrible as was the decor, food, sleep quality and service. We waited over 15 minutes to check in despite ringing the bell several... More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This hotel has a personality of its own. Not a chain or a standard accommodation. Every room is different and priced a different way. Usually spacious, but not very well furnished. It could look just like that in the 60's. THe building itself is pretty, in the Islay style. The staff scottish enough to make you feel welcome and comfortable,... More

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Address: 1 Charlotte Street, Port Ellen PA42 7DF, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Port Ellen
Also Known As:
White Hart Hotel Port Ellen, Islay

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Situated in the very heart of the village of Port Ellen, our quaint 19 bedroom hotel offers comfortable accommodation complemented by an excellent seasonal menu, and of course a wonderful selection of the Islay malts for which our little island is renowned. Within a stones throw of Port Ellen ferry terminal, a short drive from the island's airport and with easy access to the local bus service, getting to and from the hotel couldn't be easier. A warm highland welcome guaranteed, we look forward to making your stay on the Isle of Malts, an experience to remember. ... more   less 
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