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The Colonsay

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Scalasaig, PA61 7YP, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Due to ferry problems we were sorry to lose one of our two nights booked at this lovely relaxed and comfortable hotel. It combines traditional large double bedrooms with a view with some contemporary relaxed country style sitting room, bar, and restaurant. Staff were friendly and service good. We had a wonderful dinner with local delicacies on the menu -... More 

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Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very comfortable interesting place with great food/breakfast, great staff and great bar. Many connecting rooms with couches for relaxing conversation. Just difficult to find without any sign coming from the ferry (GPS had it wrong!)

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Colonsay for 4 nights, family room - Pigs Paradise. the staff were extraordinarily friendly, couldn't have been more helpful and open. The hotel is very well positioned, and the downstairs in particular beautifully laid out. There are two lounges, one of which is particularly bright and airy during the day, the other snug with open fires,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friendly well appointed wee place full of charm and character. Good food, comfortable surroundings situated on a beautiful island with stunning scenery. A great place to relax. The hotel offers good coffee all day and provides tasty meals using local produce where possible. The informal style allows for ultimate chill out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great stay on Colonsay with the hotel punching above its weight for such a small island. We stayed in one of the smaller rooms (it was dog friendly) which was cozy although needs a little updating. The staff were welcoming and accomodated us with the dog at every meal (including breakfast) which was unique among the hotels we stayed... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Refused a table in either the bar or dining room. Both were completely empty. Staff curt to the point of rudeness. Hugely expensive (we stayed for a pint). Tried to pre-book, but didn't answer phone. Was a Monday night. Typically arrogant Scottish nonchalance (from albeit European staff).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The whole hotel is quiet, quaint and cosy. Staff work very hard to make your stay comfortable. Plenty of pleasant areas to sit downstairs, be it outside, in the lounge, or the bar area. A pre-ferry meal service is nice touch before the 8pm sailing. As there are no telephones or televisions in the guest rooms, I thought the wifi... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A lovely small Scottish country house style hotel with several cosy public rooms and a very nice restaurant. I stayed in Port Lobh single room which has its bathroom quite a bit down the corridor. Colonsay is a lovely island for walking, nature and fresh air. People were enjoying tea on the tables in the garden during the lovely weather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A most comfortable hotel, warm and friendly with an excellent staff. The manager ensures that your stay is as you wish. The hotel has an ideal location and the garden is a lovely place to relax. The dining room is bright and spacious with a beautiful view.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The Colonsay hotel is friendly and welcoming on arrival from the ferry. Our room (Cable Bay) was nicely done out and had an enormous wardrobe where you could leave your cases and bags, shoes and clothes. We enjoyed the tea, coffee and hot chocolate offered on a tray in our room while looking at the view down to the harbour.... More 

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