mid-Mar–1 Nov, Christmas, New Year, check-in days Fri, Sat, Sun, Wed, Thurs.
conservatory, lounge, log room, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi on ground floor, accommodation unsuitable for disabled.
sometimes in restaurant, occasional live music in bar.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 2 bedrooms, public rooms except restaurant.
 per room B&B single £75–£80, double £95–£155. Set menus £13.50–£15.95, à la carte £30.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Alight from the ferry on this unspoilt island, and chances are that Ivan Lisovyy, the ‘can-do’ manager of Jane and Alex Howard’s unpretentious 18th-century inn, will be there to greet you. He is a fine representation of the ‘relaxed hotel’, which is ‘the hub of village life, buzzy with locals and visitors having a good time’. ‘A hands-on character, he answered all our requests with an obliging “Of course!”,’ report trusted Guide correspondents this year. The building is in ‘pristine order’ (though a guest this year thought better housekeeping was called for in her bedroom); public areas have ‘a seaside feel’, plus books and board games in the lounge. In the restaurant – try to get a table in ‘a prime windowside position’ – the slightly daily-changing menu is big on local seafood, perhaps Colonsay oysters or ‘excellent sea bass’. Eat in the bar if you fancy (‘Of course!’), or ask to have drinks alfresco (‘Of course – the best place to have them’). Afterwards, spend the night in one of the modest bedrooms. Some may be snug, but they’re comfortably, if simply, furnished, and many look across the water, to the seals and otters who call this place home. (Desmond Balmer, and others)