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“Brilliant”

Review of Lagavulin Hall

Lagavulin Hall from the carpark.
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The sea is just across the road. Surnaig Bay.
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Very good
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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aellituv
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
424 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
Reviewed January 27, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

We really enjoyed our stay in Lagavulin Hall.
The beds are great and comfortable. The feel of the house is warm and cosy. It is unique but special. Some of the views are great. Would love to come back.
Really enjoyed every moment of our stay.
Thank you

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Management Response
28 Jan 2018
Thanks for the good review Amir.
Sorry the tour of Ardbeg didn't work out.
All the best
David
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Inspire74...
Boothbay, Maine
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful place ”
Reviewed November 24, 2017 for a stay in November 2017

Lagavulin hall was wonderful! All the comforts of home. Comfortable beds, warm blankets, plenty of hot water... close to town and the distillery’s. The house is gorgeous and comfortable especially with the fire at night. Beautiful scenery... can’t say enough good things about this place!

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Management Response
25 Nov 2017
So glad you had a good time. Thanks for your very positive review.
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guyaphiss...
Bremerton, Washington
1 review
“Lagavulin Hall”
Reviewed October 17, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

If you want a unique and comfortable place located in a very quiet and scenic area, this is it! The accommodation has an archaic and roomy feel, but is suitably modern with everything you need. Hated to leave. I hope to return.

One thing to note is there is a paved walkway/bicycle path, parallel to the road, that connects you to the edge of Port Ellen (2 mikes away) and also connects to the Island's lower three distilleries.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
Reviewed July 30, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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xavierlem...
Oudenaarde, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing place, full of character and located in stunning surroundings”
Reviewed July 24, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

What an amazing atypical place to stay on this beautiful island of Islay. The house/chapel breathes character and history, fits perfectly in the rough and wild surroundings.
Inside, everything is at hand, even a big freezer and dish washer, and the interior (furniture, bathroom, bedrooms..) is a reflection of the exterior, very classy.
Communication with the proprietor is perfect.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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TG54160
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely Quirky Accomodation”
Reviewed July 5, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Lovely quirky accommodation, the owner David is great with up front communication before arrival and there is a Housekeeper on the island for any immediate problems. The hall is gorgeously stunning being an old church, with beautiful large windows. There are three bedrooms, two double and one twin, with an extra sofa bed in the lower lounge. There are two lounges, one on the ground floor and one on the mezzanine level. The kitchen is well stocked with a large fridge freezer, a small fridge with ice box, dishwasher, cooker and a large selection of cooking implements.

Some of the rooms could do with a top to tail clean (cobwebs, dead flies in light fittings) and there are a few small diy jobs that could do with being fixed.

The washing machine was not working on arrival, which with a 6 month old baby is imperative to have working but Neil the Housekeeper is arranging a repair and we are being reimbursed for using the laundry facilities in Bowmore. (I will provide an update on this at the end of our holiday).

The facilities are not disabled friendly due to the age of the building and large stone steps, tiered seating areas.

The driveway does lead out onto the main road, but this is clear before booking, and during our time we did not pull out to any oncoming cars, so this was not an issue.

Update: sadly parts to fix the washing machine were not available in time to fix it during our holiday, but the owner and the Housekeeper were both great with communication, refunded a wash I had to do at a laundry service in Bowmore and took a further wash from me one evening and returned it washed/dried to next morning before 8am.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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GlasgowSa...
Glasgow
Level 6 Contributor
105 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 June 28, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

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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