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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Breakfast
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Pets Allowed
Free Parking
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Fitness center
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Wheelchair access
3 Star Hotel
Recently rebuilt on the site of the old Islay Hotel, offering 13 excellent bedrooms. From standard rooms with walk-in showers to extra large rooms with Jacuzzi bath and separate shower we can accommodate all requirements. Fantastic restaurant with a great selection of Island landed...
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18 Charlotte Street, Port Ellen PA42 7DF, Scotland
4.5 miles to Glenegedale Airport
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed for one night on Islay during our week in Scotland. This was, by far, our favorite accommodation of the trip. The staff is amazing. Our room was just lovely, with all the comforts and many finer details for a cozy,...More

Thank Laurie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for a coffee and a light bite. Very friendly staff, good service and good food. Would recommend without reservation. And the hotel has an award - well deserved - for the best toilets in the area !!!

Thank gary-with1r
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Did not stay at the hotel as we were camping, but ate there for breakfast twice and lunch once, plus called in for a few drinks on Saturday night. The lunch was lovely and a good range of specials, Breakfast was well cooked a little...More

Thank bryanvardy
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Way too expensive ! Very small room! No airco..Very poor wifi..mediocre food.. friendly staff though... but all the rest not worth the money!!! Probably expensive because of the location (next to Port Ellen, close to three distilleries) but Bakery Cottage in Bowmore more value for...More

Thank Simon H
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

I have visited the Islay hotel a number of times and it never fails to disappoint. The food is fantastic and really takes advantage of the local seafood available. If you are over and need somewhere to eat do yourself a favour and come visit....More

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Recently rebuilt on the site of the old Islay Hotel, offering 13 excellent bedrooms. From standard rooms with walk-in showers to extra large rooms with Jacuzzi bath and separate shower we can accommodate all ...More requirements. Fantastic restaurant with a great selection of Island landed seafood dishes along side our Game supplied by local estates and Argyll Beef and Lamb. Our bar has one of the best collections of Islay whisky on the Island. The hotel is open all year around and are ideally situated next to Port Ellen Harbour and Ferry terminal. We are the nearest hotel to Laphroig, Lagavulin and Argbeg distilleries. Less
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room Service
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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dazisaac
March 4, 2017|
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Response from micksaxblack | Reviewed this property |
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Elise H
October 27, 2015|
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Response from islayscotland | Reviewed this property |
Laphroig lagavulan and Arbeg
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r0ckyg2015
August 2, 2015|
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Response from TXJHawk | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure I understand the question, but I believe there was a coffee maker in each room. Also the towels were on a heated rack as I recall.
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"The second floor is accessible only by stair. Not recommend for someone with serious mobility challenges."
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"Go platinum if you can."
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"Ones at front will have a view of the harbour area"
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"You might ask for a harbour view. Mine was at the back but still had views and was a nice room."
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