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The Old Excise House

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything about our stay was excellent. Ron and Emma are great hosts, and gave us great advice about every aspect of Islay. We would have had a very different experience had we not stayed with them and asked lots of questions! There was one negative to our stay: it was too short! We'd gladly go back, and when we do,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to spend our holiday visiting a few islands in Scotland. Out first stop was Islay. Ron and Emma at the Old Excise house were very welcoming with afternoon tea. The room, the large bathroom with roll top bath were absolutely superb! Breakfast was also wonderfully cooked with a different bread baked every day. Thank you so much for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

A truly charming place to stay with hosts whose motto is, "What would we want if we were guests," and they really manage the details to perfection. Emma is a great cook--breakfast was something to look forward to daily--and her baking is delicious. Room was comfortable and well-appointed and a great, modern bathroom with big shower. There is a footpath... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

When you visit Islay and you want to be spoiled go to The Old Excise House. Don't be fooled that this is any B&B for it's not. It's luxury served up in the form of crisp, contemporary comfort, wonderfully smooth linens and fluffy towels followed by the most delicious breakfast and home baked breads, puffs and scones, fresh berries and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I are just finishing 4 nights here. The pluses are a beautiful home with wonderful views and 1 mile walk from Port Ellen on a 3 mile walk way that takes in three distilleries ( Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg. No negatives. Our room had corner windows with views of ocean and countryside. Good sized room and good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Yet again Emma and Ron made our stay at The Old Excise House one to remember. A fantastic location with views to die for and the best home baking in Islay. What more could you ask for? Well the comfiest bed I've slept in to boot! And we were delighted to discover this year the addition of an Armadillo pod... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at the Old Excise House in April 2016. The rooms are lovely and incredibly comfortable. There's a communal lounge with a wood burning stove, it's a perfect place to sit after a hard day walking/drinking whisky. Emma and Ron were fantastic hosts and offer the greatest breakfast selection we have ever experienced! The house is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

We had the best time in Emma and Ron's place. They are as warm and welcoming as it gets. The place is perfectly located for a short nice walk to Port Ellen and the 3 south distilleries (Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg), so you can skip the drive and enjoy your tasting. The rooms are lovely, all details are delightfully chosen.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for three nights at The Old Excise House which was delightful. Emma and Ron were extremely helpful, both in seeing to our needs and in making suggestions to help us with our first trip to Islay. The twin bedded room was beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. Everything was of the highest standard, including the varied and delicious breakfasts.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

After much research we booked "The Old Excise House" for our whiskey tasting trip on Islay. It is perfect!! There are 2 rooms up stairs with a common living room. As we were 2 couples it was perfect! You are within walking distance to to 3 distilleries, the made-to-order breakfast is great and the view from the room is just... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury Bed and Breakfast accommodation in former Excise Officers house for Laphroaig distillery, on the beautiful Hebridean Isle of Islay. Warm welcome, quality en-suite accommodation with fantastic sea views and good local food. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Excise House

Address: Laphroaig PA42 7DS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Laphroaig
Price Range: $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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