Expect to pay a premium price on Islay as nearly everything has to be imported. Rooms are categorised as First Class, Saloon Class, Steamer Class and Cabin Class but only the first two are en-suite. I had a Steamer Class single room which was £60 for bed and breakfast and I had a sea view. Actually, the bathroom was just across the corridor which was very convenient and there were fresh towels every day. My only disappointment was that breakfast was completely self-service, including the hot dishes and toast so it was a bit of a cheek to leave a dish for staff tips. Some people are very generous.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the very heart of the village of Port Ellen, our quaint 19 bedroom hotel offers comfortable accommodation complemented by an excellent seasonal menu, and of course a wonderful selection of the Islay malts for which our little island is renowned. Within a stones throw of Port Ellen ferry terminal, a short drive from the island's airport and with easy access to the local bus service, getting to and from the hotel couldn't be easier. A warm highland welcome guaranteed, we look forward to making your stay on the Isle of Malts, an experience to remember. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- White Hart Hotel Islay/Port Ellen