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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The rooms are lovely and bathrooms completely updated. Beds are cozy and comfortable. The food in the restaurant was very good, whether ordering off the menu for dinner of enjoying the complementary breakfast. The staff is wonderfully friendly and accommodating and the pub becomes a great place to meet people and hang out in the evening. My son and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you can choose the room number 9, you will appreciate the view, the comfort and a very cute design. Staff is very friendly and we highly recommend this place for a stay in bowmore. The bar has plenty of whiskey to try! And good food too! Enjoy your stay here!

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were all really friendly and helpful in this recently refurbished hotel. Phil has an excellent knowledge on the Island great malts, and the girls in the restaurant are all really attentive. The food was ecxellent with a great choice of drinks. With fabulous views out over Loch Indaal this is a place that you cannot miss !

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Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a table for 7 on our last night in Islay, days in advance,it was not a late booking.Arrived well in time to be informed by the owner/ manageress that it would be a while until she had a table for us,there was no seating available other than that beside the entrance and that's were we waited,no contact whatsoever from... More 

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Neil M, Owner at Lochside Hotel, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear about your experience at the Lochside. I shall be investigating this matter further and I hope you return to us and give us another try. As you can see by our other reviews this in not normal and I don't understand how this has happened. Please accept my most sincere apologies and u do... More 

Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right in Bowmore good jumping off point for your whiskey tastings. Restaurant right in hotel had the best food. Plan ahead and book a car and a driver cause you won't want to be driving after a few tasting but getting around Islay is challenging to say the least. Only couple taxis and bus is slow to get around. WiFi... More 

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Bangalow, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Scottish town of Bowmore is a gem. Lochside hotel, in Bowmore, offers a relaxed ambience, friendliness and excellent food. Islay is a windswept, barren island where the people are farmers, fishermen or distillery workers, but despite the above description, it has a rugged and quite beautiful charm. The whiskys are mostly famous brands of single malts with varying levels... More 

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Bloomington, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so pleased with our first meal here we were glad to come in a second evening. This is a town where you do need to book. We enjoyed the superb Islay oysters and several other dishes including Duck, Scallops in Shell and a lovely light pear salad. Most memorable were the Mussels in whisky. This is not an... More 

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Thank Lynn J
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from a great stay at The Lochside - great food, superb service/welcome from the staff - all "local" too with awesome knowledge and understanding of the island, it's folk, it's whisky, it's Celtic charms - and and an awesome 3 days in Islay - sunny weather, multiple sightings of Golden Eagles, seals, dolphins, minke whales etc. and so... More 

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Essex, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel had many positive points: 1. Recently renovated, and is now contemporary and stylish. 2. It's in a great location, with views from the back of the hotel onto the loch. 3. Only a 2 minute walk to the Bowmore distillery. 4. The hotel manager Andrew and restaurant staff are very friendly and engaging, and made us feel very... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived just after refurbishment and what an excellent experience this was. This is not an over the top fancy place but it is certainly a welcoming and comfortable place to stay. The staff are exceptionally and genuinely friendly and very attentive. The decoration has been finished to a high standard. If I visit the area again I would not... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Lochside Hotel

Address: 20 Shore Street, Bowmore PA43 7LB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Bowmore
Price Range: $129 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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