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On Islay’s famous Whiskey Coast, in the fishing village of Port Ellen, overlooking the harbor and marina and just 2 hours by ferry from Kennacraig on the Scottish mainland, The Islay Hotel offers a... Great view, friendly and helpful staff, delicious breakfast and warm rooms!
Featuring a fitness center and a garden, Machrie Hotel & Golf Links is located just outside Port Ellen. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi. Everything was absolutely fabulous! The staff always friendly and helpful, the location amazing , food at restaurant was fantastic, room spacious and very comfortable! Aidan at the reception was always helpful and smiling and many thanks to Lorna for arranging private screening of a movie !
Located in Port Ellen, 12 miles from Islay, The Lodge, Port Ellen, Islay provides a shared lounge and free WiFi. Great location, we had a sea view and could watch the ferries come and go. Very clean and very stylish decor. Comfy bed and great big double shower. Breakfast was continental but dont be put off it was filling and very tasty. There is a small conservatory lounge at the rear to eat, relax or play board games. In nice weather you can sit out in the small garden at the rear.
Set in Port Ellen, Cala Sith Guest house offers a garden. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. Breakfast was awesome! Coral went out of her way to make us feel welcome and comfortable!! The location was great to walk to the store, pubs and restaurants. The view was lovely every day and we are both going to miss it! It’s super close to the ferry as well.
Glenegedale House offers accommodations in Glenegedale and is located 5 miles from Port Ellen and 6 miles from Bowmore. Each room includes a flat-screen TV. Everything! Glenagadale House lived up to its five star gold award. Emma and Graeme were fantastic hosts, breakfast was amazing, with all you could possibly ask for including whisky to put on your porridge and all beautifully served on vintage china.
Located on Islay, Dha Urlar offers 4-star accommodations with a garden and a shared lounge. Featuring a tour desk, this property also has outside decking. Breakfasts were excellent! Commentary was enchanting and informative. Accommodation was like having a first class home away from home. Thanks so much. It would be our dream to come again.
Lovely shore side appointment. Good choice of restaurants, bars and take -aways (even in the midst of coronavirus). Three world class whisky distilleries within walking distance. Good direct ferry access from the mainland
Apart from rough weather bringing loads of rubbish (it will probably get cleared up before summer) the beaches are great. If you stay in self catered you will find the local shops limited, the Spar has a deli with better choices but coop not great. Coop in Bowmore better. Whisky fans well catered for, lovely walk to 3 distilleries - Ardbeg great for lunch.
Great little town. Very picturesque and has a little bit of everything you might need. The Port Ellen Hotel has some great food options. Their butter spread for the bread and their whisky sauce are made in house and were the best I've ever experienced! They also have TONS of whiskies behind the bar, so it's a great place to get started in your education with Islay whisky.
You'll come for the Whisky but will also find yourself exploring. All the distilleries are great, our favourite was Laphroaig. We explored Oa one morning, walking up to the American Monument which was a beautiful small walk with stunning scenery and even glimpses of Ireland from the cliffs at the top. We were very lucky with the weather, which was mostly sunny with a bit of rain and cloud. Locals are very friendly and everything is driving, if not walking distance.
Nice relaxing area. Lovely walks to enjoy. Nice beach to stroll along. Lovely friendly local the Ardview we were made to feel really welcome. Fantastic bistro The SeaSalt Bistro a must to visit for lovely delicious food.
If you are not driving on the island, you need to arrange for a taxi before you fly maybe book it when you buy your ticket to Islay. There is also a bus. **Also, book reservations for a restaurant before you go or you will need to go to their co-op grocery store to buy items to eat in your room. Co-op was nice.
Friendly welcome and lovely room. Made are Islay stay more memorable. Excellent!
Great view, friendly and helpful staff, delicious breakfast and warm rooms!