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Fabulous stone clad lodges with turf roofs on Islay. 5 star eco luxury accommodation for 2-4 guest
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Fabulous stone clad lodges with turf roofs on Islay. 5 star eco luxury accommodation for 2-4 guest
stylish interiors light and spacious living and dining
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27 reviews
Fabulous stone clad lodges with turf roofs on Islay. 5 star eco luxury accommodation for 2-4 guest
stylish interiors
light and spacious living and dining
long view over the moor
crafted with care from local stone
well-equipped kitchen
designer touches and original art
organic bedlinen and bespoke tweed furnishing
a warm welcome awaits you
fabulous ensuites
Islay has miles of sandy beaches
sandy beaches in every direction
choose between twin singles or a 6' superking in the second bedroom
sunset view from the hot tub
fascinating clouds
sunset over glenastle
finnish sauna - with a window!
carraig fhadda lighthouse
crystal clear sea at the Singing sands (10 minutes)
The Singing Sands on a lovely May morning
have long walk along the big strand - 8 miles long!
whisky flavoured marigolds? This one's a Laphroaig.
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Islay, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Jane C
Winchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 15 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017
1
person found this review helpful

This was our first visit to Islay & it is was a wonderful trip including the delightful Cal Mac ferry which is a super way to get to the island & such good value. Coillabus is superb so peaceful & tranquil & everything you could possibly need. Our two dogs enjoyed the fenced in garden & we enjoyed amazing walks on beaches which were deserted.

Thank you to Hazel for greeting us & showing us the ropes & apologies Hester that the dogs took a liking to the Highland Cow doorstop. We do hope to return to Islay in the future.

Date of stay: September 2017
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Jan 2018
Thanks for taking time to write such a lovely review of Coilllabus. We do think that the Calmac sail is one of the best . I’m glad your dogs enjoyed your stay too. Brave of them to take on the highland cow . We’ll be delighted to welcome you back again.
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billkae
Woking, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Everything about this place is 5*”
Reviewed 22 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

I came with a partner and left with a fiancée!
Romantic cannot start to describe how delightful this place is. We both loved the place and relaxed immediately we arrived after a 16 hour journey from Surrey. Everything in the lodge is designed for you to unwind and relax. A large spacious kitchen/lounge with the most fantastic sunsets. The area is so quiet we could only hear the grass moving in the wind while relaxing in the outside bath, yes an outside bath! A wacky but wonderfully gorgeous way to relax and look at the stars, followed by a hot sauna.
We felt the lodge reflected the whole spirit of Islay. A wonderful island full of beauty, history, welcoming people and whisky!
We would love to return one day.

Date of stay: July 2017
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Aug 2017
Congratulations! We loved having you at Coillabus and we're chuffed to bits to have such a lovely, thoughtful review. Thank you. We especially love that you love our 'wacky but wonderfully georgeous' outdoor bath- its definitely a Star Tub (and we like to think it's just a bit outrageously romantic). I hope you will come back one day and we always offer a special deal for those special returning guests who get engaged during their stay with us.
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FoodieDan...
Dana Point
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“stay here if you are vacationing on Islay and want to really experience the island.”
Reviewed 5 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Everything about these eco lodges are excellent. Hester was terrific to work with. The cottage was beautiful, clean and well situated. all of the recommendations we were given for or stay were perfect. We had Chef Scott come and prep dinner one night for us and it was a terrific representation of the fresh food found on Islay. I am a professional chef in California and can tell you that the food was marvelous. I would recommend getting a car for driving around the island. we rented a car from mackenzie car hire and it worked out very well. Dinner at Sea Salt was exceptional! Do not miss the water to whiskey experience at Laphroig..wow! If you get a chance to go to Islay House, do..it is going to be a fantastic hotel once it is completed. We walked to the American monument from the cottage.. the countryside is everything we thought Scotland would be. and the most important thing is that the people of Isaly are just so friendly.. we had the best time and will be back again...I am in love with the Highland cattle...the cutest redheads ever!

Date of stay: May 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Jul 2017
Thanks so much for taking time to post this review . I can't believe you fitted so much in to your stay with us and I'm glad you found the recommendations helpful. There's so much to do on Islay it's hard to choose. We loved having you stay with us - please send us some more lovely guests from California!
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Martin R
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Ideal romantic getaway, even in mid winter”
Reviewed 19 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017
3
people found this review helpful

To be honest, the many five star reviews for these lodges tell you everything you need to know. There is one three star review at the time of writing, but this is by a person who clearly didn't understand that they were visiting the Hebrides in winter. If you're the sort of person who is aware of where you're going and has some rudimentary grasp of climate, and you're not looking for a beach holiday, then you're going to have a great time here. If you like wildlife, scotch, good food and you don't main getting a bit of rain on you then you're going to have an excellent time.

The lodge is designed with incredible attention to detail, from the double-ended baths to the heated floors to the incredible views. The Oa is so quiet, dark and peaceful that we slept like babies.

It's in the additional services and help that Hester really excels though. Being able to order a venison pie to be waiting for us on arrival was a god send, especially after a cancelled flight meant we were very delayed (and hungry) by the time we got there. The chef service, by Scott Chance at the time of writing, was incredible - some of the best local cuisine with fresh native ingredients cooked by an enthusiastic and interesting chef, and for a very reasonable right. A massage from Eilidh left my girlfriend walking around like a stoned noodle for the rest of the day - the perfect birthday treat.

So if the Hebrides is your kind of place, if you like a bracing stroll with a good meal and a scotch at the end of it, if you like being out in the wilderness yet surrounded by comfort, go for this place - you won't regret it.

Date of stay: January 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Jan 2017
Thanks so much for taking time to review your stay at Coillabus. I'm so pleased you found the lodge a good place for a winter break on Islay and enjoyed the Oa's get away from it all and sleep deep experience. Im glad you were able to sample our new for 2017 ready meals service - Taste of Bridgend at Coillabus - we're excited to be able to offer such top quality local food to our guests. I didn't realise Eilidh was doing stoned noodle birthday massages now. We'll get these listed right away on her treatment list.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Coillabus.
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Lesley K
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Perfect in everyway”
Reviewed 17 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We have just returned from our perfect honeymoon at Coillabus. Our accommodation was perfect in every way. Stunning views, lovely accommodation and idyllic peace and quiet. Lovely welcome from Elainevthe housekeeper and Debbie who supplied wonderful home cooked meals. If you go use the hot tub on your first day and you will then use it everyday! It is not one if these ugly plastic things but looks like a whiskey barrel! We cannot recommend the lodge highly enough.

Date of stay: September 2016
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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