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White Hart Hotel

1 Charlotte Street, Port Ellen PA42 7DF, Scotland
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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Horten, Vestfold, Norway
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I thought shared toilet and bathrooms were a forgotten chapter in Scotland, but am sorry to say that I got into a surprise here:-( Single room, only £60 a night, but that was in fact a stiff price.. The room had a wall-to-wall carpet with a large stain of "something" in the middle. Trying to fall asleep in the evening... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Good points: Great breakfast, even if the milk is plonked down in its original carton. Warm bedrooms, clean towels, hot water. Evening meal hot, but not hugely imaginative. Nice enough lounge bar but a bit cold and too close to the gents' toilets. Pleasant bar staff. Good position on main street. Bad points: stood at reception waiting to check in... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We booked a lunch for 3 and as it came highly recommended,my anticipation was great,and as it turned out,so was the meal.We all had local produce which was either grown on the island or reared on the island and what a treat it was.The staff were on the ball and were anticipating when we were in need of assistance which... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in late August. Hotel was perfect for 2 guys on a Religious Pilgrimage to Islay. Robert and his team were very helpful. When we asked "What is the easiest way to get the Ardbeg" the answer was "I can take you!" When we asked "How do we get to Bruichladdie" the answer was "I... More 

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Maidenhead, England
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43 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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17 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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5 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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