My wife and I stayed at the Islay Hotel for three nights during our honeymoon in Oct 2013 (Islay, Skye, Elgin and Edinburgh). The room was clean and comfortable, the views were beautiful, the staff were friendly and helpful and breakfast was outstanding (especially the Stornoway black pudding!). The restaurant was excellent and the cozy bar was well stocked and a very fun way to end evenings listening to live local music. An added bonus is that the location is an easy and beautiful walk to Lagavulin, Ardbeg and Laphroig! One thing to note... be careful about returning late in the evening after the front door is locked. Although guests are given a key to the front door, I was locked out for a couple hours one night due to the front door lock being jammed (would not have been a problem if I'd had my phone with me, so I can't really fault the Hotel for that).
- 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