Well, we didn't quite know what to expect, but we wanted to meet local residents, avoid the well healed crowd, and have a great time. We found it at the Lochindaal. In fact, we had a fabulous time. The accommodations and the food were great. We stayed in a detached, two bed room lodging that was clean, quiet, and very private. Willey, the manager was a fantastic chef and we were stuffed with the best food we ate in all of our Great Britain travels, including London and Edinburgh. The prawns were amazing. But best of all, we felt welcome, "at home", had a great time with the locals (who we met when they were at work in the distilleries). All good...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have a small family run hotel with a friendly local atmosphere set in the picturesque white washed vilage of Port Charlotte. Our chef's speciality is fresh local seafood straight off the local fishing boats the same day it is prepared/cooked. Our chef prides himself in preparing dishes to suit every guest and with enough notice he can cook you almost anything. The public bar has a large wood burning stove, a pool table and a dart board. The bar also boasts a huge selection of very rare malts, some of which are served by the glass. The comfortable lounge bar accommodates guests wishing to enjoy lunch or dinner in front of a real Islay peat fire. Families with children are actively welcomed all day. Hotel accommodation is clean, convenient and great value for money. The hotel has five budget rooms located in the main hotel and four well appointed ensuite rooms set away from the hotel in the Joiner's Loft and the Peat House; they offer privacy and peace away from the busy bar and hotel. 'The Lochindaal' is a truly local establishment with a world wide reputation - an experience not to be missed. The owner's family (The MacLellan's) have owned the hotel for over 100 years and this is reflected in the warm Islay welcome you always receive. Slainte! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lochindaal Hotel Port Charlotte, Islay