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 restaurant and well-stocked whiskey bar. Guests can enjoy the unspoiled Scottish coastline and beaches, from 2 minutes' walk away.

Each bedroom is individually designed and has a king or super-king bed, and has luxury private bathrooms. They all have a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, and tea/coffee making facilities.

The restaurant serves fresh, local food. Breakfast is served daily from 7:30, lunch from 12:00 to 14:30 and dinner from 18:00 to 21:00. There is fresh coffee, tea and home baking available throughout the day.

Islay Airport is a 10-minute drive for The Islay Hotel. A links golf course is less than 10 minutes' drive away and guests can visit the distilleries of Laphroaig, Lagavulin, and Ardbeg, located between 5 and 10 minutes' drive. There is free parking at the property.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Buffet

Free private parking

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Max adults: 2
Classic Double or Twin Room
  • 1 queen bed
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Max adults: 2
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Superior Double or Twin Room
  • 2 twin beds
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  • 1 king bed
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Max adults: 2
Premier Double or Twin Room
  • 2 twin beds
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  • 1 king bed
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Family Room (3 Adults)
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  • 1 full bed
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4 reasons to choose The Islay Hotel

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English

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About The Islay Hotel

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  • Is pre-payment required or is it all paid to the property at check-in?

    We require full payment on booking and a full refund will be given up to 14 days prior to your stay with us should you need to cancel for any reason.


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    Asked about: Classic Double or Twin Room • Answered on February 22, 2020
  • How would you get around if you don’t have a car Do you have bus or taxi service ? The want to visit lapriog

    We have a taxi phone in the hotel


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    Answered on May 31, 2020
  • Do you have ground floor double bedrooms suitable for a disabled person?

    I`m sorry we don't have ground floor bedrooms, but we do have a lift to the first floor


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    Answered on July 5, 2020
  • Is this room dog friendly?

    All our rooms are dog friendly, we charge a small fee of £30 for pets staying with us.


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    Asked about: Premier Double or Twin Room • Answered on September 30, 2020
  • Can you book for a taxi to pick you up from the airport

    hello If you let us know your details we can do our best to arrange a taxi or alternatively give you a list of local taxi numbers. Regards


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    Answered on June 19, 2020
  • I have a reservation at The Islay Hotel. May 23 to May 24, 2022. I would like to stay another night and depart on May 26th, 2022.

    Hi, Many thanks for your email, could you please give me a wee bit more information on your booking as we have many guests staying on these dates


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    Answered on October 8, 2021
  • which rooms can i reserve with adog

    Hello We accept dogs in all rooms, so you can reserve whatever one you wish. Regards Allison


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    Answered on September 11, 2021
  • Is it possible to add an extra bed and a cot to the room ?

    an extra bed can only be added to our larger platinum/premier rooms, our gold/superior rooms are double or twin beds only.


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    Asked about: Superior Double or Twin Room • Answered on February 22, 2020
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Beinn An Oir
    26 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • White Hart Beach
    300 feet
  • Kilnaughton Beach
    1 miles
  • The Singing Sands
    1.3 miles
  • Port An Eas Beach
    2.3 miles
Closest Airports
  • City of Derry Airport
    55.5 miles
How to get to The Islay Hotel from Islay Airport
    Public transportation
    Free parking is available.
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Restaurant

Amenities of The Islay Hotel
Outdoors
  • Beachfront
  • Garden
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Beach
Food & Drink
  • Kids' meals
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
Services
  • Pet basket
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Packed lunches
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • Room service
Safety & security
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Check-in

3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Check-out

7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 11 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
Free
2 - 9 years
Extra bed by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express The Islay Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that children under the age of 6 will not be charged for their stay. Please note the number of children that will be staying so the property can set up the appropriate beds.

As the property is located on an island, guests must be aware that adverse weather conditions may affect the access to the hotel. Cancelation policy will still apply in these cases. Guests are advised to have a travel insurance.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform The Islay Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Islay Hotel

  • The Islay Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • The Islay Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Beachfront
    • Beach

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Islay Hotel on this page.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Islay Hotel by:

    • Bus 10min

  • Check-in at The Islay Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at The Islay Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, The Islay Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The Islay Hotel is 500 feet from the center of Port Ellen.

  • Guests staying at The Islay Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Buffet

  • Room options at The Islay Hotel include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Double
    • Family

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Islay Hotel (subject to availability):

    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Free parking