Good Hotel Guide Review
Roll out the barrel: whisky-sampling opportunities are but moments from this small hotel in a tranquil village close to most of the island’s distilleries. It is managed by Lorna McKechnie for the Islay Estates Company. Surrounded by greenery, the hotel has a homely atmosphere inside, with Islay tablet fudge and locally made toiletries in the tastefully decorated bedrooms. Tuck in to traditional Scottish cuisine in the garden-view restaurant; find pub grub and Islay ales in Katie’s Bar; sit down to tea and home-baking in the tartan-carpeted lounge. The hotel has complimentary access to bank fishing, and preferential rates for boats on Islay Estate’s trout-fishing lochs. Walkers and cyclists are welcomed (drying room). Lounge, bar, restaurant. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). Traditional background music. Weddings. Garden, terrace. Children (cot, high chair; extra bed £20 per night) and well-behaved dogs welcomed. Parking. 11 bedrooms (1 family room with bunk bed). Per room B&B from £95, D,B&B from £115. Closed Feb.