Fodor's Expert Review The Islay Hotel

Charlotte St., Port Ellen, Argyll and Bute, PA42 7DF, Scotland

This charming hotel overlooking Port Ellen's harbor has large, bright rooms decorated in muted contemporary colors. Beds are big and comfortable, and many rooms look out across the harbor bay. The restaurant serves adventurous cuisine such as monkfish tail with aioli fennel and baked squash, and the same menu is available in the comfortable downstairs bar. As would be expected, local fish dominates the menu, with langoustines and oysters as regulars.

PROS

  • central location
  • bright, welcoming interior
  • good restaurant

CONS

  • can get crowded
  • some noise at weekends from live music in bar
  • no lounge or sitting area

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Design
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01496-300109

HOTEL DETAILS

13 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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