Bobby has put together a really special place here. We stayed for three nights (there were two of us) and enjoyed the feeling, the quality and the hospitality at the Island Bear. I'd classify the style and presentation as 'quirky' - mainly a maritime theme, with great attention to detail, lots of nice little finds and a very individual presentation. Just lovely! The quality and size of the bedrooms is excellent. Everything is very well put together, the bathrooms are great (with shower/bath - heavenly after traipsing around the island). Breakfast was delicious. Plus it's only about twenty steps from Bowmore distillery, and has a couple of good restaurants around it. What more could you ask for for your stay on Islay? The whole package is definitely to be recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Island Bear bed and breakfast is an ideal place to stay on your visit to Islay. Centrally located on Shore Street in Bowmore it is easy to find and is perfectly positioned for all the necessary holiday conveniences. The Island Bear is open all year. The Island Bear is not big but we feel this enables us to give you more individual attention. We have 3 en-suite bedrooms - two doubles and one twin/double, and a large dining and lounge room which gives you plenty of room to enjoy your breakfast or relax in comfort after a busy day. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Island Bear Bed And Breakfast Bowmore, Islay