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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 March 2015

A quite bleak exterior belies this hotel's true worth. Friendly reception, excellent room, happy, chatty and ... singing staff in hotel and restaurant. Even the lady cleaning the toilets and collecting the fire wood was singing and humming. Must be a good place to work. Certainly a great place to stay and eat. I rate this hotel the best of...

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scotland
Reviewed 22 March 2015

If have stayed in this hotel and had one or two Stella's the family are great people Linda' s food is amazing if anyone reads this ask Linda for a Dougie curry,it will blow your socks off, P.S watch out for greeting faced Cathrine!! Only joking staff are great it's a experence you will not forget.

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Bothwell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2015

On arrival here we could see it was a very busy an popular venue. After finishing an evening of work we were delighted with the food which was excellent (rustic chips were amazing) and the atmosphere was very welcoming. Great service, food and staff. The only downside was I could hear everything from the bar until about 12:30 to 1am...

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Islay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2015

Just got in from a fantastic meal in the restaurant of the Bowmore hotel on Islay and it was truly superb the food the service and the proprietors son Peter a young man with the gift of an easy charm.He even took us on a mini tour of the renovations of the bedrooms and the result certainly puts it in...

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lindalucci, Owner at Bowmore Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad our hard work is appreciated. We intend to make the rest of the hotel up to the same standard over this year and next. Look forward to seeing you again sometime. Linda

Bowling Green, Kentucky
Reviewed 3 February 2015

I was so impressed with this family owned and operated hotel and restaurant, I arranged another return trip just to back up my first impression. The rooms were clean and comfortable, but on our second visit they were installing a sky light outside our window, from early morning until early evening. I liked this place so much I could not...

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Thank Cheryl G
lindalucci, Owner at Bowmore Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. You will be pleased to know that the work on the executive rooms is now finished and it was worth the disruption. Three other rooms will be done in the coming winter to the same standard as the executive rooms. Hope we will see you again at some time.

Scotland
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Visited the Bowmore Hotel last weekend with an elderly friend. Last stay was two years ago and since then much work has been done to improve and upgrade the building. The dining room and bar areas are outstanding with a very high quality stone and wood theme and creates a fine atmosphere. Again staff were very helpful and friendly. We...

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Carmel, Indiana
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Spacious, light filled accommodations with great view of loch and town. Andrew gave great advice on visiting distilleries, bus travel, historic sights on Islay, local restaurants. Breakfast was great way to start the day - a dram of single malt is available, too. Easy walk to center of town with a number of dining choices.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Visited on business for one night. This is very much a pub with rooms. The food was OK in the small restaurant next to the bar. The big problem was the beds, the sheets were very strange and felt like plastic which made for a very uncomfortable night. The bar was very noisy so sleep was not possible until they...

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3Thank Ian P
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2014

This hotel was recommended for somewhere to eat and we were not disappointed lovely menu, it is served in a newly restored bar/restaurant area which looks fantastic the owner his son and all the staff very welcoming and if it is whisky you are after this is your sort of place. Asked about staying next time we visit Islay and...

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1Thank Karen G
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2014

Having read reviews after I had booked, I was extremely apprehensive but we all really enjoyed our stay. The rooms were small but really clean and the ensuite tiny but adequate. The owners and staff were so friendly and made us so welcome. Unfortunately we didn't eat there as we had booked elsewhere but heard great reports on the food....

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Bowmore Hotel

Address: Jamieson Street, Bowmore, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Bowmore
Number of rooms: 11
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“Renovated rooms very cozy. A little small but fine for 2.”
991stacieg, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The attic views great and hand made beds from wood from the island.”
dougietwo, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms to the rear overlook lochindal and are quiet”
tomh83, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“3rd floor quieter. Front is noisy because of bar. Back has the better views.”
SirTav, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If they are fully booked ask for recommendations, they may have additional options”
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