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Hotel The Islay (Port Ellen, United Kingdom)


Hotel The Islay (Port Ellen, United Kingdom)

About The Islay

The Islay Hotel is located in the quaint fishing village of Port Ellen in Scotland, on the Whisky Coast. Each of the hotel's rooms has a king-sized bed and many have sea views. Flat-screen televisions and free Wi-Fi access are provided in the rooms. Each room also has an en-suite bathroom. Coffee and tea making facilities are supplied in the rooms as well. Although most of the hotel is non-smoking, there is a designated smoking area available. Pets are allowed to stay for an additional fee. The facilities include a lift for full handicapped accessibility. The Islay Hotel Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu changes on a seasonal basis, but always includes a large selection, including an extensive dessert menu. Guests can take one of the area's famous Whisky Tours, explore the island's natural beauty on foot or by bicycle, or visit local attractions like Islay Woollen Mill.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  (8.9 / 10)
  • Rooms
    Excellent  (8.5 / 10)
  • Service
    Excellent  (8.5 / 10)
  • Cleanliness
    Excellent  (9.1 / 10)
  • Value for money
    Very good  (8.2 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Comfortable and Well-Furnished

The majority of guests agree that the Islay Hotel's rooms are comfortable and well-furnished. You can expect a large, soft bed and a lot of space to unpack when you stay there. Guests also commented that the rooms are nicely decorated.


Excellent and Well-Portioned

Many guests were surprised by how large the meal portions at the hotel restaurant are. You certainly won't go hungry when you eat there. Many guests also said that the food was flavourful and cooked just right.


Staff is Helpful

The staff at the Islay Hotel meet every guest with a smile and help with every detail. They have even been known to arrange ferry services for guests that had trouble getting transportation on their own. No task is too much for them to handle. All you have to do is ask.

Negative Reviews


Prices Are High Due to No Competition

Guests agree that the cost of both staying at the Islay Hotel and dining there is extremely high. There is no competition in the area, which allows them to charge such high rates. So, be prepared to pay extra during your stay.


Little to Do When it Rains

The village of Port Ellen is very small. Most of the activities and attractions available are meant to be enjoyed in good weather. Several guests commented that rain can definitely decrease the experience of staying there.


May Have to Ask

Many guests commented that their rooms were not serviced at convenient daily times, and they often ran out of items like toilet paper while waiting for housekeeping to catch up. You might need to ask the front desk for toiletries and other items in order to get them quickly.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Entrance hall/lobby
  2. Lift
  3. Parking
  4. Hotel bar
  5. Non-smoking rooms
  6. Restaurant
  7. Direct beach access
  8. Laundry service
  9. WiFi in public areas
  10. Room service
  11. Free WiFi (public areas)
  12. Free WiFi
  1. Wheelchair accessible
Wellness / Spa
  1. Hot tub
Room amenities
  1. Shower
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Hairdryer
  5. Central heating
  6. Electric kettle
  7. Minibar
  8. Desk
  9. Telephone
  10. WiFi
  11. Free WiFi (rooms)
  12. Coffee machine

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 14:00
  2. Check out: 10:00


18 Charlotte Street , PA42 7DF , Port Ellen , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1496)300109 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about The Islay

  • Is there a pool area at The Islay?

    No, The Islay doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at The Islay?

    No, The Islay doesn’t allow pets.

  • Is parking available at The Islay?

    Yes, The Islay provides Parking for guests.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at The Islay?

    Check-in at The Islay is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is The Islay located?

    The Islay is located in 18 Charlotte Street, PA42 7DF, Port Ellen, United Kingdom.

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