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The Old Excise House

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the beautiful breakfast prepared by Emma each morning to the luxurious bath, everything was wonderful! We were happy to have a chat with Ron each morning before heading out to the various distilleries within walking distance of the B&B. We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay, and plan on staying the next time we visit Islay.

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The Old Excise House is situated on A846, just outside Port Ellen. The path from Port Ellen to Laphroig, Lagavullin and Ardbeg runs along the road, where The Old Excise house is located, so it's an easy walk either into Port Ellen for dinner of for a distillery tour. The Old Excise House offers two beautiful and spacious rooms overlooking...

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Ayr, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016

So lucky to have found this super B&B for our first visit to Islay. Great hosts, great accommodation, great location. Ron and Emma certainly go above and beyond with their attention to detail and helpfulness. The welcome with home baking, fantastic breakfasts... mmmm delicious homemade bread and marmalade, and great local knowledge, certainly made our stay so special.

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

We were warmly welcomed by Ron and Emma to their beautiful and comfortable house. The accommodation was superb. Lovely beds and bedrooms, and bathrooms with beautiful views. Emma is an award-winning cook, and the breakfasts were absolutely delicious. No dietary requirement was too much trouble. Ron was a source of knowledge about anything on Islay. A bonus is that there...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We had a wonderful time on our first trip to Islay and the B and B played a big part! Beautifully furnished house -we stayed in the double aspect room with views over the sea and surrounding country side so lovely views to wake up to. The upstairs lounge/dining area used for breakfast also has lovely sea views and this...

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Everything about our stay was excellent. Ron and Emma are great hosts, and gave us great advice about every aspect of Islay. We would have had a very different experience had we not stayed with them and asked lots of questions! There was one negative to our stay: it was too short! We'd gladly go back, and when we do,...

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St Neots, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We decided to spend our holiday visiting a few islands in Scotland. Out first stop was Islay. Ron and Emma at the Old Excise house were very welcoming with afternoon tea. The room, the large bathroom with roll top bath were absolutely superb! Breakfast was also wonderfully cooked with a different bread baked every day. Thank you so much for...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 18 June 2016

A truly charming place to stay with hosts whose motto is, "What would we want if we were guests," and they really manage the details to perfection. Emma is a great cook--breakfast was something to look forward to daily--and her baking is delicious. Room was comfortable and well-appointed and a great, modern bathroom with big shower. There is a footpath...

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Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 May 2016

When you visit Islay and you want to be spoiled go to The Old Excise House. Don't be fooled that this is any B&B for it's not. It's luxury served up in the form of crisp, contemporary comfort, wonderfully smooth linens and fluffy towels followed by the most delicious breakfast and home baked breads, puffs and scones, fresh berries and...

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West Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I are just finishing 4 nights here. The pluses are a beautiful home with wonderful views and 1 mile walk from Port Ellen on a 3 mile walk way that takes in three distilleries ( Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg. No negatives. Our room had corner windows with views of ocean and countryside. Good sized room and good...

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury Bed and Breakfast accommodation in former Excise Officers house for Laphroaig distillery, on the beautiful Hebridean Isle of Islay. Warm welcome, quality en-suite accommodation with fantastic sea views and good local food. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Excise House

Address: Laphroaig PA42 7DS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Laphroaig
Price Range: RM400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Both rooms are lovely with great views”
 of 5 bubbles John_M_B26, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“2 lovely rooms, both ensuite plus a lounge/breakfast room.”
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 of 5 bubbles patientm2016, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Two lovely rooms; one has a walk-in shower and wonderful view, other a tub and hand-held shower, but somewhat larger. Both beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles Noni314, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Both rooms are beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles Hapsci, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“we got the first floor room, but i guess the second floor one is lovely too.”
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