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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2012

This is our third trip to Ron and Emma's guest house. We love visiting Islay and we just wouldn't think of not staying in The Old Excise House. Without being intrusive, Emma and Ron are able to make you feel immediately at home with the warmth of their welcome. If needed, they are always on hand to offer any advice...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 25 August 2012

We knew we were in good hands when, while on the flight into Islay, a B&B review board member (who happened to be sitting in front of us) asked us where we were staying. When we said the Old Excise House, her remarks were ‘Oh fantastic! You’re going to love it. It’s so spotless you could eat off the floor.’...

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Reading, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 August 2012

It seems that there is no length to which Ron and Emma won't go to make your stay at their B&B (and Islay) to be the highlight of your vacation. Their food, service, and hospitality are absolutely first rate. We arrived on the last ferry of the day at Port Ellen and that put us at their place just before...

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Lincoln, England
Reviewed 11 August 2012

Spent two fabulous nights at this lovely guest house run by Emma and Ron. From the moment we entered the house we were made to feel at home. Our room was at the front of the house with the most fantastic views out of the front and corner window. The room was absolutely spotless and the decor modern with every...

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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2012

The Old Excise House is well placed for visitng many of the islands distilleries. The view from the large bedoom over to the Oa and the islandof Texa was very special. The Texa Room is large, well furnished to a very high standard. As there are only two rooms breakfast is served upstairs with viiews over the sea and you...

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Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2012

This is probably the best B&B I have stayed in, it is absolutely spot on. The room we stayed in was large and tastefully decorated, with a wonderful spacious bathroom with freestanding bath. The bed was very comfortable indeed. Breakfast is amazing. The home made granola is fantastic, and you have a choice of very high quality smoked salmon and...

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Faultless, never been to a better B&B - it was like a 5 star hotel and better. Spotlessly clean, everything of the highest quality from the cotton of the sheets to the choice at breakfast. A stunning location, sea views and within walking distance to 3 of the best distilleries, although we rented a bike. Emma and Ron were the...

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Wigan
Reviewed 4 July 2012

We had a truly delightful week on Islay, made all the more enjoyable staying with Ron and Emma. Emma came out to greet us on our arrival, which was a nice touch, even offering to take our luggage! Our room was fantastic, large and spacious, king size bed and even a free standing bath. The view was amazing from our...

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Barossa Valley
Reviewed 19 June 2012

Our trip to the Inner Hebridies to Islay was amazingly special and the 'Old Excise House' was exceptional and exceeded all our expectations . Emma & Don were sensational hosts and Emma the most fabulous cook!!! Afternoon tea's were a treat after a day touring, and we got to the stage wondering what she would be cooking next. Delightful lady...

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Sheffield
Reviewed 12 June 2012

If I had to pick my top three places I'd ever stayed, this would definitely make it into the group. The location was perfect - we could just see the Laphroaig distillery from our bathroom window, whilst we enjoyed the sea views from our bedroom. The rooms were great. The bed was big and comfortable. The rolltop bath was amazing...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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: $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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