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“Fantastic base for the southern distilleries”
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40 Pier Road
Ranked #8 of 17 Port Ellen B&B and Inns
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Stayed here as our Islay base as part of a 1200 mile motorcycle trip. The rooms we had were clean and comfortable, and the location close to town and ferry port and within walking distance (ok, decent walk) of Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg distilleries. The landlady was marvellous, friendly and accommodating, and also cooked the most fantastic breakfasts. These started with cereals and fruit, then a full cooked breakfast of bacon, good sausage, black pudding, egg, beans, mushrooms and hash browns, and completed with tea or coffee and toast. Set us up for the day, gave us a base for the drams...

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

We stayed in the Finlaggan Suite which had absolutely everything we need and the use of the breakfastroom/ kitchen was an added bonus. Eleanor was very knowledgeable about the island and her breakfasts were fantastic. An ideal location for exploring the island and so handy forthe ferry.

Room Tip: Both rooms were very similar with grear views over the harbour
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

Very well kept B&B, very tidy and clean.
We got fresh towels every two days and were offered helpful advices for day trips to Jura and any other attractions aside from the distillery.
Thank you Eleanor and Jim for the wonderful week.
Swantje.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

40 Pier Road is very easy to find - it is the first house on the left as you drive off the Islay ferry in Port Ellen! The house looks very traditional and quite nondescript from the outside, but inside it has been modernised and refurbished with great style and panache. There are only two rooms available and both offer large en-suite accommodation. Very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Jim does the cooking at breakfast and Eleanor is a welcoming and knowledgeable hostess. No wonder guests come back year after year. A super place.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

We were visiting Islay for a long weekend and booked in to the Finlaggan Suite at 40 Pier Road for our stay.

The suite was excellent - good sized bed, sofa/tv area, large bathroom with bath and shower and between them a small dressing area. It was perfect for a long weekend but would be an ideal size if you were staying long.

The rooms are on the 1st floor where the breakfast room is also located. The breakfast room has kitchen facilities which you are able to use (just leave the area clean) and looks out over the bay (as do the rooms). There are maps, books and board games for you to use.

Breakfast was excellent - cereals and fruit with a full cooked breakfast using local produce, freshly baked bread and tea/coffee/juice.

Location is good. Right beside the ferry for those traveling using it, and it's only a minutes walk to local hotels/restaurants in Port Ellen. For getting around Islay it's a great location and perfect for those wishing to visit Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg which you can walk to from Port Ellen.

Eleanor who owns the B&B is a fantastic source of knowledge and is more than happy to provide ideas and suggestions for where to visit, eat out, etc. A great host.

If we return we would happily stay at 40 Pier Road.

Room Tip: Finlaggan Suite was superb.
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Euan R
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Additional Information about 40 Pier Road

Address: Pier Road 40 Frederick Crescent, Port Ellen PA42 7DJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Port Ellen
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Ranked #8 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Port Ellen
Price Range: €68 - €102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 40 Pier Road 4*
Number of rooms: 2

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