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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate there 3 times during my stay on Islay. Food OK without being outstanding, with the exception of the local oysters, which were wonderful. Expensive, though, particularly at the bar, with £4.10 for a pint of (average) beer and whisky at a minimum of £5 a nip. Worth going on music nights, but the prices didn't encourage to stay at...

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Scottish Borders
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We so appreciated the very helpful and outgoing gentleman who seemed to be in charge of everything in and out of the pub. With speed he delivered a great hot serving of soup with crispy loaf followed by hot tea. It was chilly outside! This Hotel is very well cared for with its residents. It looks warm and welcoming from...

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This was our third visit to the Port Charlotte hotel for evening dinner. We were unable to book the restaurant as it was full but were assured that the menu in the bar was the same so we booked a table there. We were escorted to our place which was not laid although it was reserved, given menus and asked...

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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review although surprised to hear of your disappointment. We work hard to provide excellent service throughout the hotel, our bar is a less formal style of dining, and we trust that guests will engage with our younger less experienced staff to help build their confidence and social skills. We do not offer accompaniments but are happy...

Laramie, Wyoming
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This is our fourth visit to the Port Charlotte and every one has been wonderful. We are in the midst of a month-long Hebridean holiday, but the whole schedule was built around the availability of this hotel. We had a lovely room on the ground floor with a view out over Loch Indaal. We arrived very late on Saturday night,...

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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and such a compliment to arrange your trip around a stay at Port Charlotte Hotel. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The 3rd visit for me to this lovely pub/restaurant. Everytime I go I make sure it's the live music night (weds and Sundays I'm summer). Food and service is always excellent and the large range of whisky is heaven. Can't wait to visit next year

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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of our food and service on your visits. A wee dram whilst listening to traditional music along with some good craic perfect! Hope you will return again soon.

Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Staying on Islay for a few days and we booked dinner with friends one evening. Lovely ambiance to the place. Menu was delightful. Had a problem choosing it all looked so good. Husband had a seafood medley which looked and he said tasted amazing. Plenty too. The dining room was comfortable and really nice to have white linen.

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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your complimentary review of your dinner experience with us. We are fortunate to have such wonderful local produce to showcase in our menu and a wonderful chef who cares very much about its preparation and presentation.

Reviewed 6 September 2016

We visited the Port Charlotte Hotel several times during our recent holiday to Islay as we were staying on the Port Mor campsite nearby. We drank in here several times, during the day and the evening and saw the gaelic band a few times (live gaelic music during the summer on weds and sun, and we also caught a singer/songwriter...

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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind and comprehensive review which sums us up perfectly. It is pleasing for the team to know that we helped to make your holiday a memorable one and I do hope you will return again soon.

Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Sorry we were here in 2015. Excellent: staff, service, food, ambience, bedroom small/cosy but very well decorated and comfortable. Surely one of Scotland's, Britain's, the worlds most special places to stay and eat.

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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your very kind review. We do hope you will return again soon.

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

In the words of Tina Turner, it's simply the best. The combination of location, accommodation, catering, whisky range and very very friendly staff make The Port Charlotte Hotel simply the best. Very welcoming with food ranging from bbq to bar food to restaurant food and a range of beers, wines and whiskies to compliment the menus. Don't visit Islay without...

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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review your compliments are very much appreciated by all the staff.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2016

As frequent visitors to Islay we had never visited this hotel, but had heard good things about the food and so our party of four decided to book a table for an evening meal there last Saturday (13 August). We arrived around an hour early for our reservation, so decided to have a drink in the bar while we waited....

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allisi, Owner at Port Charlotte Hotel, responded to this review

It is disappointing to read your review and your comments will be discussed with the duty staff on the evening of your visit. Our staff take great care to ensure that guests are made to feel welcome and can only assume that there has been an unfortunate misunderstanding. When guest make there way into the lounge as you did we...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant
Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant
Cuisines: Bar, British, Scottish, Seafood, Pub
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Port Charlotte Hotel

Address: Main St, Port Charlotte PA48 7TU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Port Charlotte
Price Range: RM311 - RM566 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Port Charlotte Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Facing the sea is best obviously.”
 of 5 bubbles springbuck-kwa, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We only had dinner and it was excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles 127AnnE127, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Didn't stay. All hotels in Islay are expensive.”
 of 5 bubbles RachelDunsdon, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Sorry but didn't stay here so can't comment.”
 of 5 bubbles LSB1302, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“REquest sea view”
 of 5 bubbles Maclue, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
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