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AA rating
Small Hotel

About this rating

Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 65%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Popular meeting point just by harbour

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At a glance

Family rooms
Indoor parking

The building of this endearing family-run hotel dates back to the 18th century. The lounge provides fine views over the Sound of Islay to Jura, and there is a choice of bars that are popular with locals – the Snug Bar and the Old Malt Whisky Bar. There is also a beer garden. Traditional dinners and seafood fresh from the harbour are served in the bright 'Starboard' restaurant and a full range of bar snacks and meals is also on offer. The bedrooms are smart and comfortable, and free WiFi is available.


  • En-suite rooms: 13
  • Family rooms: 4
  • Ground-floor rooms: 11
  • Self-catering available
  • Wi-Fi available

Room rates

  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Outdoor parking spaces: 15
  • Indoor parking spaces: 6


  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome

Getting here

At ferry terminal

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Nearest airport

Islay Airport
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