About No1 Charlotte Street…

No 1 Charlotte Street, Port Ellen

No1 Charlotte Street is situated in the town of Port Ellen which is located on the south of the Island.  It is the perfect base for whisky tours and a scenic purpose-built path links the village to the three distilleries of Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg allowing visitors to walk or cycle to the distilleries of their choice. The building overlooks the bay of Kilnaughton and has a private garden with access to the beach.

The building is a superb example of Victorian architecture which retains many of the original features throughout. Traditionally built in stone in the early nineteenth century, the building played a main role in the day to day life of the Victorian community. The guest rooms are located on the first and second floors while the bars and breakfast room are on the ground floor. 

How To Get Here

Islay can be reached by car, bus, ferry or by air…

By Car...

From Glasgow, drive to Kennacraig. This journey should take approximately 2 ½ hrs. Take the A82 Loch Lomondside, turning onto the A83 at Tarbet. Continue through Inverary and Lochgilphead towards Tarbert, passing Loch Fyne. The Port of Kennacraig is 5 miles north of Tarbert.

By Bus...

City Link operates a bus service from Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station and connects with the CalMac ferry at Kennacraig.

By Ferry...

An approximately 2 hr sailing with Caledonian MacBrayne from the Scottish mainland to Port Ellen or Port Askaig on Islay, leaving from Kennacraig on the Mull of Kintyre.  The ferry into Port Ellen harbour is just 200m from the Islay Hotel.

It is strongly advisable to book the ferry in advance. Further information including timetables, fares and booking can be found at the Caledonian MacBrayne website or call 0800 066 5000.

By Air...

Loganair operates a 40 minute scheduled flight, daily from Glasgow Airport to Islay, with new flights from Edinburgh starting in the new Summer Season. Further information including schedules, fares, and booking can be found on their website.

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Policies & F.A.Q.

Booking Info

A valid credit card must be provided at time of booking to reserve a room. Your card will be charged for the cost of the first night stay upon booking.  This will be fully refunded if cancellation is made seven 7 days or more prior to arrival.  Without a valid credit card, your booking will not be guaranteed. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and/or modifications made less than seven 7 days prior to arrival will incur the full cost of the first night’s stay. Cancellations and/or modifications made one 1 day or less will incur a 100% charge of entire booking.

If cancellation of stay is due to ferry or plane cancellations then the guest can re-book up to 14 days at the rate they have already paid.  Any other arrangement will be at the discretion of the Hotel.