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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Visited for a meal with friends having been staying in the Harbour Inn's Maltman's cottage. For the meal everything was good except the cranachan dessert and the restaurant service. The cranachan cream was a thick soup like consistency with some granola simply sprinkled on the top and also had no taste of whisky. I left 3/4 of it and I... More 

Thank RickyG1986
Bedford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We dined here last evening and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We found the menu a little ordinary but the food was excellent and well cooked and presented. Don't go expecting small portions! We both had the battered haddock and chips but I couldn't possibly have eaten it all. Even my husband had to leave some. One piece of fish would... More 

Thank JudithandTrevor
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I went with friends who live nearby expecting good pub food but it's much much better than that. Fantastic fresh fish seafood and meat cooked by a serious chef. Everybody's dish was really tasty and the staff were so nice. We had intended to stay in and I'd made a rhubarb pie. I told them and they told me to... More 

Thank Simonmtp
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Perhaps it is the end of the season or that we sat in the restaurant instead of the pub, but we were disappointed. Our tour guide had reserved for us and let them know it was our anniversary. The staff were going to have us sit at a table for four near other tables. There was a table for two... More 

Thank partyonward
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109 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Lovely little restaurant over looking the working harbour. The menu us small but really nice, local food. Lovely decor done out in the Bowmore tartan. It stops serving lunch at 2.30. Great views of the working harbour especially on a sunny day.

Thank Scottkelly53
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The Harbour Inn is in a lovely location with wonderful views from the dining room. The bedrooms rooms have all been redecorated. The staff are v friendly and attentive. The bar is comfortable and well stocked with every whiskey you can name and cheerful bar staff. The food at dinner was v good, with lots of choice and cooked to... More 

Thank glyn07
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

My golfing buddy and I visited the Harbour Inn in Bowmore in August 2016 and just hand lunch in the pub, so I cannot speak to the quality of the hotel. But if you're looking for a good pub lunch, fresh, tasty, reasonably priced with a cute girl behind the bar, this is a great choice for you. We had... More 

Thank PilotMike2009
1 review
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

From the very first email to Laura Jane, our 3 night stay at The Harbour Inn was brilliant based on booking service, room decor, breakfast, dinner in the restaurant and all round charm of the staff. James, the manager, arranged a day of sightseeing, lunch, distillery tours and taxi rides for us. Our room ( number 7 ) has beautiful... More 

Thank maudiemcmillan
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We spent one night at The Harbour Inn and it was the best place we stayed in when in scottland. The people working there where so friendly and helpfull. The view from our room was overlooking the ocean and the bathroom was amazing. There restaurant is amazing and its very close to the Bowmore distillery. They have a super nice... More 

Thank Helenaf86
Portstewart, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our evening here, the food was delicious, the staff are very professional and friendly and there is an amazing view of the harbour that we were happily surprised to see! Thoroughly recommended! We had bread and oils to start which were more than enough for 4 of us. Three of us had fish and chips and one... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the incomparable loveliness of the Inner Hebrides - visit ISLAY – a destination for all seasons. Let the loveliness of this beautiful island wash over you – and experience the special atmosphere that is part of Islay's heritage – “Islay and its goodbye to care“ Whatever the weather and whatever the time of year, there is always the added attraction to Islay that comes from visiting an island – the feeling that you are cut off from the rest of the world – yet , it's much closer than you can imagine.And here, at The Harbour Inn Hotel and Restaurant, we hope to be part of that overall experience – offering superb accommodation, high quality award winning food and excellent service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Harbour Inn

Address: The Square | Isle of Islay, Bowmore PA43 7JR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Bowmore
Price Range: $171 - $288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Harbour Hotel Bowmore
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“Room 7 is amazing”
 of 5 bubbles Helenaf86, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Sorry we only ate in the restaurant and could not comment on the hotel, but it does look lovely and have a sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles cuddles1108, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The best rooms overlook the harbour”
 of 5 bubbles AncientmarinerUk, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room 7 at the back with views onto the beach”
 of 5 bubbles pamelar170, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Never choose room 6”
 of 5 bubbles ddworster, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
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