Good Hotel Guide Review
There’s whisky galore on the Inner Hebrides island of Islay; bonhomie in the bar of this friendly hotel. Simply, airily decorated bedrooms are supplied with local toiletries and Scottish tablet; a family suite has bunk beds for the children. The restaurant’s daily-changing menu includes plenty of local produce: game from Islay estates, vegetables from the community garden, Loch Gruinart oysters. More casual dining is in the public bar; whiskies, gins and ales from the island may also be sipped in a tartan-carpeted lounge warmed by a blazing fire. After a breakfast kipper, set out to spot seal and sea eagle, visit distilleries, or ‘follow a stream through woods and farms to a local craft centre’.
Isle of Islay
Argyll and Bute
11. 1 family room with bunk bed.
all year except Christmas and New Year’s Day.
lounge bar, public bar, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, drying room, terrace, garden, ½-acre grounds, parking, public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
well-behaved dogs allowed in bedrooms, bar.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £120–£195. À la carte £30. 1-night bookings sometimes refused during Islay Festival end May/early June.