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Tillicoultry
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Spent three days here, wonderful location. Stayed in the basement room which had loads of space for the family. Room was spotless and very comfortable. Breakfast menu was varied and all excellent and prepared by our wonderful host Rhona. To sum up, a perfect B n B, looking forward to our return trip already!

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed here at the end of August 2016 on business. I was on the night shift and therefore used the b&b to sleep during the day. Although the b&b was adequate itself the owner was extremely rude and unwelcoming. I struggled to get hot water through my shower two nights in a row and decided enough was enough and...

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I regret I was not told of the problems as they arose to allow me to address them. The shower room referred to is for the exclusive use of other guests so that all rooms have their own private facilities and it was essential that this point was emphasised. I am disappointed your stay in Islay was less than satisfactory....

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We spent three nights in the first week of July at this B&B. It was the worst part of an otherwise fabulous trip to Islay. We were given a basement room although the main house had vacancies, the heater was on a timer and the landlady refused to leave it on even though the nights were really cold; the internet...

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At the point of booking, your agent was offered a choice of accomodation; the garden suite for all 3 nights (giving the advantage of your own sitting room and immediate access to garden and sea shore) or a ground floor room for 2 nights and then transfering to the garden suite for one night. She chose the basement for all...

Grantham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This B and B is one of the friendliest and most comfortable I have been to. Very close to the ferry port and central to restaurants and shops also. View is spectacular. My husband and I and our friend enjoyed a different breakfast every morning. There is loads of to choose from, all beautifully cooked and presented. Rhona is extremely...

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Fredericton, Canada
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We had a very comfortable stay at Caladh Sona. A wonderful location, our room had a view of the water. The breakfast was incredible! I could never finish mine, juice, porridge, full Scottish, coffee, toast. Also many fish dishes to choose from. Rhona was incredibly helpful and gracious. The only thing keeping this from being a 5 star review is...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Just a lovely experience. Good sized clean rooms in an elegant home right next to the ferry terminal. So it's ideal if you are a car-less foot traveler like us. Delicious multi-course breakfast with a lot of options, from the full scottish to a handful of fish based dishes. So filling that we just skipped lunch all 3 days. Right...

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Golden, Colorado
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were so lucky to stay here, having been referred from another inn that was filled. Rhona is the sweetest innkeeper we've met, and the inn is lovely. Our room was in the lower level with our own entrance, living room, bedroom and bathroom. Perfect! Rhona went out of her way to guide us to distilleries and restaurants, and was...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Great beds and decent size room at this BnB. Walking distance from the Port Ellen ferry. The view from the BnB is amazing. 1 night in early September was L85 for 2 people. Islay Hotel restaurant is great too. Right across the street. Fish and chips of course there, but I had sea bass and chips and potatoes. Look out...

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Tring, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We have stayed in this lovely homely B&B many times in the last twelve years and Rhona and Hamish have always provided the warmest of welcomes and the best breakfasts you could wish for. The full Scottish is the only way to go with Loch Fyne kippers and many other fish options as well as the standard fry up which...

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Rhona cooked us the best breakfasts on our trip, full Scottish, kippers, porridge etc. We usually shower after a day out before going out for the evening but on all three nights there was no hot water. On the first night the ferry arrived late so we shrugged off a cool shower, on the second night we were in after...

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Address: Port Ellen PA42 7BD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Port Ellen
Price Range: £24 - £42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“We were not given a choice!”
 of 5 bubbles asadaahmed, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the downstairs suite - you will pay a little extra but will have a small lounge and access to the rockery garden that looks out over the sea. Well worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles RosemaryN_12, 27 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The wifi signal was stronger in the room to the right as you come in the front door, however it could be picked up at certain locations in the 2nd room on the left.”
 of 5 bubbles Aland1903, 27 Aug 2012 | Read review
“Rhona and Hamish generously share knowledge!”
 of 5 bubbles JollyDiver, 16 Jun 2011 | Read review
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