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Reviewed 1 June 2022

Stayed for three nights during Islay Whisky Festival. Hotel lovely with fabulous friendly staff who were willing to give great recommendations of places to go and things to do. Room was lovely. Stylish and clean with great view over the loch. Bar small and intimate...and two fun evenings spent there. Breakfast was fabulous with the best eggs royale. Staff were incredibly obliging. Our only disappointment was that the restaurant was not open in the evening.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 21 April 2022

We came to Islay for the distillery tours snd loved having this as a home base. It is quaint, clean and comfortable. The staff is helpful and friendly. I loved the breakfasts which was included in the price. The dinner was very good too! What...a great time with family!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 17 April 2022

Enjoyed a few wonderful lunches and dinners in the hotel. Good variety on the menu and the service was friendly and excellent!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 10 April 2022 via mobile

We started and ended the week with dinner here, very good food, nice atmosphere and very attentive and friendly staff. The lobster was delicious

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 8 April 2022 via mobile

To be honest, we were really looking forward to dining here but we were disappointed. The waiter we could not fault at all but the food was just okay. Quite bland, nothing to write home about. Chilli and sweet potato wedges, just didn’t hit the...mark, neither did the mushroom tagliatelle. We also felt the way the screens were placed it was like eating inside a cramped phone box. The view was spectacular so we were still glad we visited.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 March 2022

Amazing, this just sums this place up. Being gluten-free and vegan is always a challenge, and this great restaurant rose to and exceeded that challenge with a bespoke 3 course menu! The staff were super friendly and attentive and full of smiles. The chef is...obviously passionate about pleasing people with food no matter their dietary requirements. Amazing place, well done to all of you !!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 21 October 2021 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant. Really easy to reserve a table online and a fantastic view from the restaurant over the bay. We had a great selection of whisky to choose from, with a detailed guidebook explaining each option. We really enjoyed sipping various whiskeys and comparing notes...whilst waiting for lunch - a throughly good past-time! Lunch was excellent too, as was the customer service.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 17 October 2021

Asked at reception if we could go to the bar, that was not possible but we were welcome to sit by the roaring log fire in the reception area and drinks would be brought to us. We had excellent Belhaven's beer and of course, delicious...whisky. The young lady who served us was friendly and efficient. All in all, a delightful experience. I have eaten here before and the food and surroundings are excellent.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 13 October 2021

Fabulous setting on the edge of the Loch with great views. We arrived for lunch and found a bright, clean and welcoming restaurant attached to the old stone building that housed plenty of character. We didn't want much, just a starter and drink and the...pleasant staff were quick to accommodate. A waitress error in ordering was swiftly and efficiently dealt with and much joy spread through Mr Hobo as he relished in the fresh seafood of the Fish Club sandwich and Mrs Hobo glowed with the soup...and nicking some chips from her husband. We enjoyed it and will be back, if you'll have us.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 9 October 2021

Lovely view of harbour from restaurant . Cullen Skink excellent. Staff very friendly and helpful. Many thanks

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 26 September 2021 via mobile

Just stayed 4 nights and to be honest, it was one of the best hotels, I’ve stayed in for a while. The setting is great, the room was fab, the food was to die for, it was clean, loved the toiletries and the style and...atmosphere. The best part though was the staff, they were friendly, efficient, knowledgable, but mostly they were happy and seemed to really care about making your visit the best. Lovely hotel but their staff were amazing 🤩More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 20 September 2021

Great atmosphere and the staff are friendly and helpful. Starters and mains were well presented and extremely tasty. Lovely views as the sun set.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 20 September 2021 via mobile

Stayed in the harbour inn with six friends on a road trip. Met by the lovely Alison who sorted out a small room issue without batting an eyelid. The hotel is immaculate and the staff superb. Breakfast and dinner were first class.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 13 September 2021

Everywhere was booked in Advance ,where to eat? The Harbour could accommodate us but only at 5pm. We ate in glorious isolation but the scene through the window was entertaining. We had a warm welcome and an excellent supper, it was a last resort but...proved a joy.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 September 2021

We ate in June 2021 as hotel residents, at the time it was only open to hotel guests. We're glad we did, and wish we'd had at least 1 of our other 2 Bowmore dinners here as other places pale in comparison. The views from...the conservatory dining room are stunning, even with the weather blowing in. The staff are the same as the Inn and were welcoming and friendly with advice on what to choose. The venison main I had was just beautiful - perfectly cooked with excellent accompaniments. The cranachan was the star of the show for me, to the extent we returned to have more the next night after dining elsewhere. We paired it with the Bowmore tasting flight and loved that too. Having considered other places in Bowmore, Peatzeria is great for what it is, but for a quality mid-fine dining experience then the Harbour Inn is terrific. Other places seem to do more standard West of Scotland standards - piles of chips etc - but The Harbour Inn is a cut above with pricing that was reasonable.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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  • Food: 4
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