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“A great place to stay - so much more than a B&B”
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An Taigh Osda
Bristol, England
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“A great place to stay - so much more than a B&B”
Reviewed June 29, 2011

We stayed at the An Taigh Osda for 3 nights - pre-booking Dinner on the 1st night. We arrived a little earlier than the stated check-in time, but this wasn't a problem. We received a friendly greeting from Paul, and were shown to our rooms on the 3rd floor. We had room No 4 which had great views over the bay. The room was large and spotlessly clean and had a super sized and extremely comfortable bed. The Bathroom was excellent with both a bath and shower. The hotel has a modern "boutique" feel to it and with contemporary furnishings, makes a very pleasant change from the more traditional B&B. We went off exploring for the afteroon but before we left, we were asked to pre-order Dinner, which at 3.00pm we thought a little odd (but more about this later).

Paul and Joan are both very welcoming and extremely knowledgeable about the Island - they were able to give us tips on where to go and what to see.

The food an An Taigh Osda is the best on the Island - we only ate Dinner on the first night so we were able to make comparisons with some of the other similar priced establishments in the area - they did not compare! The Fish was beautifully prepared and extremely tasty, the Lamb looked good and received rave reviews from those that ate it. A very comprehensive Wine List compliments Joan's terrific cooking. Breakfast was just as good with an impressive selection of items including a wonderful home-made Granola. The range of cooked breakfast items was also extremely impressive and flexible as on many mornings at least one of us went off menu - nothing was a problem.

There is a very comfortable lounge with an impressive collection of Whisky - on the evenings that we went out to eat, we would return for a night-cap before bed. Paul is always on hand to chat through the day's events with you, but equally happy to leave you to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere if that's what you prefer to do.

So pre-ordering Dinner - when you realise that everything is cooked to order it makes sense - and is not really a problem. Deposits - a number of comments about the deposit being sizeable and taken at the time of booking - once you get to Islay you appreciate that passing trade probably doesn't happen (it takes 2 hours to get there by boat) - therefore I can't see any establishment being able to afford "no-shows".

I would recommend An Taigh Osda to anyone who is visiting the Island - it is a lovely place to stay. I am only sorry that we didn't eat there every night!

Room Tip: Room No 4 is lovely and provides excellent views
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Edinburgh
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Reviewed June 28, 2011

An taigh osda is a small guest house/hotel. The room we had was newly decorated and had stonking views of the bay from a large window. The en-suite room was huge and spotlessly clean with a large, comfy bed. The food was excellent, well cooked local produce with a short but effective wine list and a well stocked bar to match. Paul and Joan were excellent hosts and I would happily return if we were to revisit Islay.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

loved being back on Islay and staying in Paul and Joan's gorgeous hotel. Our rooms were beautiful and so comfortable. I would definately recommend booking the sea veiw rooms, so lovely going to sleep hearing the waves and waking up and seeing the sea views.
The food on both nights was absolutely beautifull. All made from fresh local fish, meat and vegetables.

Loved it!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed May 22, 2011

A wonderful small hotel with gourmet food, a great selection of single malts, and modern, comfortable rooms. Paul and Joan are wonderful hosts, making you feel right at home. I would venture to say that they run the best restaurant on the island; but as it is restricted to hotel guests, you are guaranteed a table. A great spot for a romantic getaway, (assuming you both enjoy distilleries). An Taigh Osda is located next door to the Bruichladdich distilleries. There is not much else in Bruichladdich, but then you don't visit Islay for the cosmopolitan experience. You are an easy drive to all the distilleries, including the newest - Kilchoman which has a lovely cafe.

Room Tip: Request a view over Loch Indall
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 14, 2011

Stayed here as surprise engagement trip. Paul and Joan were kind and gracious hosts and lovely to chat to. The rooms were very comfortable and beautifully decorated.The view from our room onto the sea was fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed the food. Will definitely be back! Thanks for having us!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 11, 2011

Paul and Joan just make this place perfect; Joan with her cooking and Paul with his friendliness and personal attention to every guest. The rooms are small but beautifully appointed, comfortable and spotlessly clean. Joan's cooking is just superb so every meal is an exquisite experience. Breakfasts are sumptious. The hotel, previously the island doctor's house, is situated on the shore of Loch Indaal and next to the Bruichladdich distillery; a perfect location and the road that runs by is very quiet at night. It is impossible to criticise this friendly and delightful small hotel. I have not found anywhere to equal it on the island.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 3, 2011

We had a fabulous stay. Paul & Joan were so hospitable & the breakfast was amazing. Rooms immaculate.

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Property: An Taigh Osda
Address: Bruichladdich PA49 7UN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Bruichladdich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Bruichladdich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small private family run hotel on the island of Islay. Contemporary in style, similar to The Bonham, Edinburgh. Our kitchen utilizes the best of local produce. A fine selection of wines and the islands malt whiskeys available from our fully licensed lounge bar. ... more   less 
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An Taigh Osda Islay
An Taigh Osda Bruichladdich, Islay, Scotland

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