The Colonsay

Colonsay, Argyll and Bute

The island’s only hotel is set on a hillside above the harbour, and has sweeping views across the bay to Jura. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

The island’s only hotel is set on a hillside above the harbour, and has sweeping views across the bay to Jura. It has been the hub of village life since 1750. Painted in soothing blues and greens and furnished with deep sofas and wood-burning stoves, it has the look and feel of a welcoming, well-ordered home. The manager, Grace Johnston, maintains the peaceful atmosphere by keeping things low-key and friendly. Bedrooms, each named after a local location, are understated but nicely done, and have well-chosen contemporary oak furniture and fabrics by Colefax & Fowler, Designers Guild and Pierre Frey. Ardskenish, the largest, has views over the harbour; Port Lobh (with exclusive use of the bathroom down the hall) is the smallest, and looks out towards Colonsay church. Dinner is served anywhere you like, though the dining room, with its crisp white napery and floor-to-ceiling windows, is as good a place as any to tuck into Anthony Orr’s seasonally changing menu focusing on local and Scottish ingredients, simply cooked. In the busy bar there are island beers on tap as well as a selection of local and mainland artisan gins.

Hotel details

Address

Isle of Colonsay
Argyll and Bute
PA61 7YU
Scotland

Telephone

01951 200316

Bedrooms

9.

Open

mid-Mar–Nov, Christmas, New Year.

Facilities

conservatory, 2 lounges, log room, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi on ground floor, in-room TV (Sky), 1-acre grounds, ground-floor public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in bar sometimes.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 2 bedrooms, public rooms except restaurant.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £85–£95, double £130–£190. Pre-ferry set 
menus £19–£25 Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat, à la carte £30.

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