No accommodation on Islay is cheap and good accommodation is no exception so don’t be shocked at the rates charged they are good value for money for Islay.
The Bowmore House – NOT to be confused with the Bowmore Hotel – is an imposing, large house on an elevated position just on the edge of town with great views over the bay. Recently taken over by new owners (2011) much of the place has been renovated to a very high standard and offers very good quality accommodation in very large rooms with most of the facilities one would expect of a good four star B&B, not that Bowmore is rated as the owners do not participate in the grading scheme.
The breakfast is plentiful, well cooked and well-presented and sets one up for the day, with most of the elements sourced locally, remember not everything is produced on the island.
Andrew and Alison, the owners, are friendly and very helpful, there if you need them but never ‘in your face’, you might also benefit from some of the little ‘extra’ Andrew often offers, very welcome but you will have to visit for yourself to see what it is!
I would heartily recommend The Bowmore House to anyone planning a trip to Islay but would make one suggestion, book well in-advance because the place is very popular and liable to be fully booked if you are daft enough to wait till the last minute.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a family run guest house. Providing bed & breakfast & evening meals (on request). We are licensed to supply alcohol and have an extensive collection of Islay whisky. Also available wine, champagne and beer (as well as plenty of non-alcoholic drinks)All rooms have large en suite bathrooms with shower baths, tea and coffee making facilities and free fast Wifi. We offer a complimentary laundry service.We can arrange your distillery tours and a driver if required.Centrally located on Islay making us an ideal location to explore this beautiful Island. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Bowmore House Hotel Bowmore
- The Bowmore House Islay