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Manchester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ended up staying here for one night as the ferries were cancelled. The good things - the view from the room across the loch was great, the room was clean, the bed was comfy. Breakfast was good. Wifi mostly worked. The staff at breakfast were helpful and attentive. The bad things - the room was incredibly small, without enough space... More 

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Schortens, Germany
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this hotel early this year even though there were mediocre ratings for the rooms. But it was the only place that was affordable for a five night stay in mid-august. Long story short - forget about all the reviews that say 'great bar and restaurant, but don't stay there...' YES, bar and restaurant are great, as is the... More 

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Thank Jan J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have traveled in Scotland enough to know these two twin rooms are big as well as the bathrooms. Parking could be a problem in high season. Restaurant at the hotel was great. Staff was very helpful. I'd stay here again.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights and the staff went over and above to make our time amazing. From arranging last minute cars (**note: if you're traveling to Islay and intend to use cabs, book ahead of time!), to hosting a birthday dinner complete with decorations and a croquembouche, it was fantastic. Location is great in Bowmore, making northern and southern distilleries... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We couldn't find accommodation, but Angie went all out to help us, and she found us a place after a long and time consuming search, she was great. We ate there on two nights, food was great and all the staff were brilliant. must mention Phil,Jamie ( hope the cast comes off soon ) and Keith for their friendly chats... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly and laid back. Comfy bed good shower. Good breakfast and evening meal choice and a choice of local beers. Bus stops and shops a minutes walk away. Spectacular sunset from the harbour. I couldn't fault it wish I'd booked an extra night. I went for the walking and saw eagles and deer as well as spectacular countryside.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel 2013 before the renovation. When we where planning a new trip we said -Why not, it wasent the most fancy place but it will do. As we entered the reception we knew that we where in for a hugh surprise. The renovation was spot on in all its details. All the way from the rooms... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here to be close to the Bowmore Distillery. The rooms are small but well and tastefully furnished/designed with good toiletries. The staff are welcoming, friendly and professional. The breakfast is very good as well, as it is cooked to order not just a buffet!

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1 Thank Ullans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 August 24, 2016 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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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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  • 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: $128 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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