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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 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.
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Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Classic
Harbor View
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39Car recommended
Grade: 39 out of 100
9Restaurantswithin 5 miles
4Attractionswithin 5 miles
455Reviews
171Photos
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83Room tips
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Visited on a day trip to Islay...great cozy bar well stocked with a vast whiskey selection of course! 😁 The chandaliers above the bar made from wine glasses were stunning! Staff were knowledgable of surrounding area and transport which helped us greatly...so big thanks there!
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The Islay Hotel is the perfect spot to tour the best of Islay's distilleries and super close to the ferry - meaning you get in and settled or can relax over your coffee on the way off the island. The hotel is lovely and the staff is even better. The hotel breakfast was a
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The hotel is about average. I would rate it as a 3 star hotel. It is very expensive, but when you realize that accommodation is scarce on the island (many whiskey distilleries catering to the whiskey tasting crowd) then price reflects supply and demand. The room was clean and
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Lovely wee restaurant. Very attentive staff. Fabulous big bowl of homemade flavoursome soup with plenty of bread and butter. What’s not to like... oh and good range of malts too with knowledgeable young man there to help you choose
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Just got back from a trip over to Islay,and stayed two nights here.Do yourself a favour and 1.Go to Islay and 2. Stay at this hotel :) I was originally booked in for 3 nights but an impending storm cut my holiday short,due to there being a chance the ferry would not sail..the
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Room 9, Platinum room.
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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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Hi, I didn't use the lift so I can't comment there, but the food quality and service was excellent. I'm back on the island soon and hope to stay here again.
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"Our room was at the rear (I think). In the morning you could see the porpoise/dolphins feeding in the sound. Enchanting!"
"Try and get a room on the top floor,overlooking the bay or main street."
"A view to the bay is very nice"
"Ask for a room with a view of the port."
"Ask for sea view"
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PRICE RANGE
$122 - $355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandThe HebridesIslayPort Ellen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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