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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Can't fault anything. Very clean and we'll presented, great room spacious and comfortable, good en-suite facilities bath and shower. Tea coffee facilities. All top class, very pleasant staff. Recommended

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Thank Colin F
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here 1 night quite working on Island. Was upgraded to a premium bedroom which was spacious itself and had large modern bathroom. Decor and furnishings added to a very relaxing stay. Bar was well laid out and restaurant full of character. I had a snack in the bar, dinner and breakfast, all of which were perfect. Presentation, taste and...

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Thank Lynn-e-2011
Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Islay Hotel was a nice base for our weekend on Islay. The highlight was being able to bring along our dog. Our room was very large and spacious with everything that we needed. The bar and reception staff stood out as being friendly. One suggestion would be for more information on things to do on Islay in the room...

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Thank Cmf512
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a breakfast reservation at the hotel prior to our friend's wedding at Ardbeg distillery. Don't be deceived by the plain exterior, this hotel is lovely inside. Tastefully decorated and modern. The staff were friendly, as is everyone on Islay. The breakfast (we had the full Scottish) was tasty and plentiful. Worth a visit.

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Thank Maria W
Reviewed 2 November 2016

we had dinner there several times and every meal was delicious. They are specialised in seafood. The Service was perfect and we felt very comfortable there. The next time we come to Islay we will stay in the Hotel too.

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Thank Gerda R
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Our first visit to Port Ellen , what a great little village and just like the rest of the island the people are great so after a little drink in a bar on the front we were recommended to the Islay Hotel for lunch in the whisky bar. The bar is light and comfortable and the food is prepared with...

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Thank Runrig1890
Keith Scotland
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Isla hotel is the only Hotel in Port Ellen on Isla as the White Hart Hotel and the Macrae Golf Hotel are closed and the Macrae is getting refurbished and will not re-open till 2018 The room is comfortable and the staff are helpful and friendly. the most important point is that the hotel is close to where I...

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Thank William H
Fribourg
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Probably considered a "Boutique Hotel" by the owners the room rates compared with similar establishments are not justified. Although freshly redone and very clean the restaurant unfortunately lacks warmth and ambiance and definitely an "island feeling" .

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We ate here twice on a three night stay in Port Ellen. There are very few places to eat but I would say that this is the best. Dishes though are hit and miss. First night was a delicious fish pie and a crab pasta dish which didn't really work. The wine was superb and the cheeseboard very good. Second...

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Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We ate two dinners and two breakfasts at the Islay Hotel and all the meals were excellent. Food was fresh, well prepared and the staff was attentive and friendly. We stayed in a local apartment but appreciated the convenience and food selection at the Islay Hotel.

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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about The Islay Hotel

Address: 18 Charlotte Street, Port Ellen PA42 7DF, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Port Ellen
Price Range: £91 - £206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“All rooms are very satisfactory”
 of 5 bubbles Y7776YPwilliamh, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Top floor views lovely”
 of 5 bubbles Sarahbell1174, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Excellently placed for the Ferry to the mainland.”
 of 5 bubbles melindah437, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Port Ellen's best by far”
 of 5 bubbles PFW123, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We only had dinner in the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles grant1756, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
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