This Hotel only recently re-opened its doors after a complete rebuild. The restaurant and bars had opened for some months, and are very well fitted out, with pleasing ambience.
Bar is frequented by locals and tourists alike.
The owners proved to be very accomodating as we were caught short, due to an electricity blackout at holiday house. As this was on boxing day, and before the Hotel had opened all of their rooms - and as they were the only hotel open on that day to help- we could not fault their hospitable nature, and the attention we recieved for our two day stay.
Modern and very tastefully fitted out, the rooms were of a very high quality, with underfloor heating throughout. All Villeroy and Boch bathroom furniture too! All large flat screen freeview TV's in every room, so no skimping on cost at all!
All the staff were extremely obliging and very friendly, but if we were to have any form of complaint, it would only be the continued training of restaurant staff to the set up of tables etc - a minor point and all quickly redressed anyway!
The food was excellent , with good portion size, off a good menu choice.
Wine list was extensive for an Island hotel and of very good quality too!
Nice stained glass and some nice original touches too, making our visit very comfortable and pleasurable indeed. Nice people - warm welcome - We will be back !
- Official Description (provided by the 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 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Islay Hotel Port Ellen