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Skerrols House
Ranked #1 of 7 Bridgend B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Colchester
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

This wonderful house made our stay in Islay perfect. Thomas is the most hospitable host . The rooms were modern and very well appointed. The only negative was that our bathroom was down the corridor but it was just for our use. The breakfast was superb. There was a great choice and the cooked food was delicious . A definite place to return to.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

We stayed three nights at Skerrols House and loved all of it. Thomas is the most welcoming, friendly, obliging, helpful host we have ever met. Our room on the first floor was warm, clean and comfortable. The free wifi service actually worked. Breakfasts were superb. The "common" living room was anything but. The only minor flaw in this perfection was that we had to share a bathroom with another couple.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lyndell U
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Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

We stayed at Skerrols for a blissful week in April 2013 to celebrate our first Wedding Anniversary. My Husband and I run a safari lodge in Tanzania and working in the hospitality industry has made us perhaps a little more discerning than the average traveller!

We chose the super king room and it was absolutely beautiful. It had a really peaceful feel to it and was large and spacious. The bed was huge and incredibly comfortable and the linen top quality. Views from both the bedroom and bathroom windows were lovely, and we enjoyed watching birds visiting the garden and the large flocks of geese flying by every evening. The bathroom was superb with both a gigantic shower with lovely hot high pressure water and bathtub. The towels were spotlessly clean and the heated towel rail meant there were no chilly post shower shivers. The television was ENORMOUS and worked wonderfully - we spent many an evening watching it snuggled up in bed wearing our lovely Skerrols dressing gowns enjoying a cup of tea from the kettle in the room. The free Wifi was extremely useful for looking up what to do the following day and keeping in touch with family while away.

The breakfasts were wonderful. A selection of fresh berries, cereals, juices, yoghurt and pastries was available daily and it was possible to order a variety of different cooked breakfasts from the Kitchen too (which we did every day because they were so delicious!)

What really set Skerrols apart though was the service and the kindness of the staff. We were absolutely stunned on the day of our anniversary when we returned to our room after breakfast to find a bottle of Champagne! We had also bought our wedding cake with us to cut and had been using a free map of Islay as a "plate"... until we returned in the evening to find two cake plates and cake forks on the table beside the cake. Attention to detail! During the time we were there they also kindly make a reservation for lunch for us at a restaurant, helped us with ideas of what to do and where to go and really made us feel welcome and relaxed.

Skerrols has the balance absolutely spot on and we wouldn't hesitate for a moment to visit again. Thank you Anne, Brenda and Thomas for spoiling us rotten and for being such wonderful hosts - we cannot fault you!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights when visiting Isla. The guest house is set in a beautiful location with amazing views, especially at sunset! The guest house seems to pride itself on offering top quality and the staff were really friendly and keen to look after us. Lovely room & we agree that it was the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in! We sat by the fire in the guest living room on two of the nights and it was lovely. Breakfast was great, a cooked breakfast and there were cakes, fruit, yoghurt and of course porridge! I'd love to go back to Isla in the summer time and I would definitely stay here again... if only for another night in that bed!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ilton
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

Our stay here starting with a warm welcome from Brenda and Thomas and a lovely dram of Kilchoman single malt to start a most relaxing stay.

Set in beautiful surroundings this was the nicest B&B I have ever stayed in. Breakfast was delicious with a great selection of fruit, cereals, juice and cheeses and a well-cooked traditional Scottish fry-up to boot.

Nothing seemed to much trouble and recommendations for eating out and sight-seeing were top notch.

The room was exceptionally clean and the beds amongst the comfiest I have ever slept on.

Five Stars! Will be back again for sure :)

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MD_Lacey71
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013 via mobile

Extremely welcoming and warm. Wanted a quiet stay and it's just what I got. Facilities all top quality including the wifi! Great breakfast with again everything fresh and clean. Bedrooms had everything needed for a few days away!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013 via mobile

Excellent location,Beautiful house & Good breakfast BUT like a boarding school :-( and for top notch prices and not even a smile,well we won't be back to skerrols house. We had paid for one night when booking a two night stay and would pay balance when leaving. I called a week before our arrival and was told my credit card had not been authorised but after challenging it I was then asked my last name and told it was someone else so not a good start or even a sorry :-0

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 4444SD
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bellaboo17, Owner at Skerrols House, responded to this review, 10 April 2013
Dear Former Guest

Thank you for taking the time and effort to leave a review following your stay with us sometime in February. Firstly we would like to apologise for not responding sooner, we have not been into Tripadvisor as often as we should, so it was quite a shock to read of your less than satisfactory stay with us.
We pride ourselves in the knowledge the staff at Skerrols House greet all our guests with courtesy and a welcoming disposition, so to hear you feel you did not receive such a normal welcome from us is unacceptable, and for that, please accept our sincere apologies.

For us, our guests total enjoyment is paramount, we want you to feel its your home from home where you can completely relax, and so far, we are very fortunate in that is the feedback we have received. Your review is taken very seriously and if you felt those standards were not apparent to you on your visit, we would welcome the opportunity to rectify that and show you our true Islay welcome.

Perhaps you would be kind enough to contact us by email or telephone to discuss further with myself if you feel there was some way we could restore your faith in choosing Skerrols in the first instance.

Kind regards and apologies once again.

Anne
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Property: Skerrols House
Address: Bridgend PA44 7PF, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Bridgend
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Bridgend
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Skerrols House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Skerrols House, situated at Bridgend in the centre of the island, is the ideal base from which to explore every corner of the island and still be back in time for relaxation.We enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, and whether you visit Islay on business or holiday, we provide excellent accommodation and aim to make your stay memorable from the minute you arrive with us. ... more   less 
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