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“Handsome Lagavulin Hall”

Review of Lagavulin Hall

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The sea is just across the road. Surnaig Bay.
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36 reviews
Lagavulin Hall from the carpark.
The sea is just across the road.
Surnaig Bay.
Dining room from the Gallery.
It sometimes snows.
From a tree in the garden.
Dunyveg Castle and Surnaig Bay from the garden.
Lagavulin Hall.
Dining Room.
Looking up at the Gallery Living Room.
Memorial stone in the Kitchen.
A seat by the window.
Kitchen from the Gallery.
Lagavulin Hall and surroundings.
The Stills at Laphroaig.
9th Century Kildalton Cross.
The Mull of Oa.
Port Ellen Lighthouse on a windy day.
It is Scotland after all.
Upstairs Living Room
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Overview
Converted chapel -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Islay, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Very good - based on 36 reviews
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Glasgow
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101 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Extremely disappointing - poor standard of upkeep and cleanliness - pity you can't see visitors book before you book”
Reviewed 29 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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Very poor first impression-met by jar filled with spent cigarette doubts on doorstep
Mound on tiles in shower room / extractor fan not working / mould and cobwebs on wall
Huge cobwebs on inside of velux windows that obviously been there for months - pointed this out to property manager but no action to even remove them

TV not working - no signal plus DVD had no hdmi cable attached to TV - both property manager and owner promised to have it fixed but nothing happened during the course of our stay

Washing machine door jammed - later released and previous washing removed but property manager advised not to use it in case door jammed again - laundry "room" a joke and needs serious upgrade

Filthy drawer liners in upstairs bedroom

Only half of the toaster worked

Inadequate storage for ambient foodstuffs in Kitchen area

Wardrobe in twin room locked and couldn't be used

Property not really suitable for young children - open drive onto main road

Reading through visitors book revealed that most of these issued have been around since 2013 so owner has completed disregard of customer feedback and property not maintained to an acceptable standard

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
30 Jun 2017
What can I say? They broke the washing machine door handle. Wiped all the channels from the new Satelite TV box, complained about everything, were rude to the property manager and left dog hair all over the furniture and carpets.
It's a pity we can't review guests too. Luckily they won't be coming back again.
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Kate C
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Handsome Lagavulin Hall”
Reviewed 5 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We have just spent a glorious week at Lagavulin Hall celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. We ran off to marry on Islay 10 years ago, staying at the same enchanting converted chapel. A mix of romantic location (facing towards Lagavulin Bay with its castle ruin), beautiful dressed stone building, elegantly airy interior, comfort and an easy welcoming ambience, makes for a knockout experience, not easily forgotten. And then there’s Islay’s intoxicating air with the whiskey stills up the road…..

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Brown D
Aspen, Colorado
2 reviews
“Lagavulin Hall is a classic property with all the feel of the history around it.”
Reviewed 28 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We loved Lagavulin Hall. We stayed with 8 people total. There are beds for 6, a sleeper-sofa, and 2 more sofas that accommodate the folks who feel comfortable there. It has a large open floor plan and is very convenient to Port Ellen and especially the near-by, Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig distilleries. Establish quiet hours if traveling with a group. Voices can be heard throughout in the still hours of the night. A small price to pay, however, for a truly Islay experience. The large dining table is perfect for meals, games, drinks & conversation. You can see the Dunyvaig Castle ruins from the kitchen windows. That feature makes the kitchen table a very special place to have a cup of coffee in the morning. Lagavulin Hall is a magical place. It's full of character and beauty. You'll love it if you don't mind a little rustic feel.

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Alison T
1 review
“Beautiful spot”
Reviewed 22 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Stayed at the hall for 4 weeks in June, had a great time. The building is beautiful with plenty of room for up to 8 people. Beautiful location and extremely convenient for distillery visits! Would absolutely go back!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Extremely hot shower
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jacquie20...
Auchterarder, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A beautiful, unique place to stay”
Reviewed 13 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We had a wonderful week at Lagavulin hall, on arrival the house (although it is much grander than a house!) was spotless, the beds all made up, towels and toiletries available. It is a lovely layout, with the mezzanine lounge overlooking the kitchen and main part of the hall. I had expected it to be cold and draughty, but it was a perfect temperature throughout - especially with the log burner in the lounge. If you happen to catch the early ferry and arrive a bit too early, it is just within a short walk to Lagavulin distillery, where a wee tour and dram can fill the time quite pleasantly.

There is a new cycle track which goes from Port Ellen out to Ardbeg which makes walking and cycling very safe.

We had a great day with some of our group fishing for trout on Loch Gorm, whil the rest of us walked around the loch and visited some beautiful beaches and the Kilchoman distillery - at the end of the day we took the spoils of the loch and cooked them on a fire at the beach.

We all enjoyed our stay at Lagavulin and would happily recommend it!

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Liked best: The mediaeval feel
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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