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Machrie Hotel & Golf Links, Port Ellen (Isle of Islay)

Port Ellen (Isle of Islay), Port Ellen (Isle of Islay), Argyll, PA42 7AN, UK
Machrie Hotel & Golf Links, Port Ellen (Isle of Islay) Machrie Hotel & Golf Links, Port Ellen (Isle of Islay) 01496 302310 Port Ellen (Isle of Islay) Port Ellen (Isle of Islay)
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  • Free Wifi
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Private Car Park
  • Pets Allowed
  • On Site Golf
  • Spa
  • Gym

Offering breathtaking views, beautifully designed accommodations, an impressive restaurant, a relaxing spa and its own stunning 18-hole golf course, the Machrie Hotel & Golf Links truly is perfect for an island escape to Islay.

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Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Private Car Park
  • Pets Allowed
  • On Site Golf
  • Spa
  • Gym

Number of Bedrooms: 47

Parking Spaces: 100

Steps into Hotel: 0

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 11am

The Machrie Hotel in Port Ellen is nestled beside seven miles of pristine beaches on the Isle of Islay part of the Inner Hebrides in Scotland. The scenery, the wildlife, the coastline, and one of the finest Links courses in the world, coupled with the people, make The Machrie the perfect spot from which to explore the Isles of Scotland’s west coast.

After completing the expansion and renovation of the Machrie Hotel in the late summer of 2018, this 4* hotel on Islay now boasts features 47 beautifully designed bedrooms, suites and lodges, some with their own outdoor terraces and stunning views across the Links.

The luxurious 18 restaurant at the Machrie Hotel enjoys stunning views from its vaulted glass ceiling and outdoor terrace over the 18th green of the Machrie hotel’s famous Links course and the ocean beyond. The passionate chefs have created menus showcasing the finest produce from the land, sea and air that Scotland has to offer.

The PureGray Health Spa at the Machrie Hotel is a small sanctuary that provides a wide range of mind and body treatments for your well-being.

The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year. Book online today with My Hotel Break.




tick TV
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Iron/Board
tick Toiletries
tick Hairdryer
tick Telephone
tick Room Service
tick Ground Floor Rooms
tick Wifi
tick Family Room for 3
tick Family Room for 4
tick Interconnecting Rooms
tick Walk In Showers
tick Lift

The Machrie is Islay’s newest hotel and has undergone an extensive refurbishment that has lovingly restored the original building and fused it with the addition of striking architecture in the new building.

Whether on the ground or first floor, all bedrooms have unobstructed views of the island’s peat plains, the Mull of Oa or the green of the hotel’s links course and the Atlantic Ocean.

New lodges have also been added to the links and offer more private accommodation only a minute’s walk from the main building.

Classic Room
The Classic Rooms are located in the original part of the building. Decorating in a fresh Scandinavian style, all the Classic Rooms offer views of the beautiful Islay countryside.

Deluxe Room
All of the Deluxe Rooms have Scandinavian-style decor with views of the links or the Islay countryside. The Deluxe Rooms are available as either twin or double rooms.

Executive Room
The spacious Executive Rooms many face the golf course and the greens with a small terrace on the ground floor, or views of the Atlantic Ocean on the first floor or large rooms with countryside views. The bathrooms also benefit from a separate bath and shower.

Lodge Room
The Lodge Rooms are located adjacent to the main hotel building, directly on the golf course. A Lodge Room can connect to a Lodge Suite via a private entrance foyer to create a private 2-bedroom lodge.

The Islay Room
The unique Islay Room is located on the first floor with stunning countryside views. It features a four-poster bed and comfortable seating so you can relax and take in the views.


Bar & Restaurant

tick TV
tick Outdoor Dining Terrace

18 Restaurants and Bar
The stunning 18 Restaurant and Bar at the Machrie Hotel can be found located on the first floor of the hotel. The impressive restaurant has a vaulted glass ceiling and an outdoor terrace offering panoramic south-westerly views over the Links and down to Laggan Bay. You can gaze over the crystal blue sea from the terrace, the perfect place to sit for dinner or to enjoy a sunset aperitif.

18 specialises in the finest that Scotland has to offer from the land, the sea and the air; a real showcase of exquisite cuisine. The passionate chefs have created menus offering simple yet exquisite dishes, using all the very best products which can be sourced locally.

Opening Times

Open daily
07:00-10:30 (Sunday)
07:00-10:00 (Monday-Saturday)

12:00 – 15:00

19:00 – 21:30

Sample Menus
Please note that dishes constantly change through the season, making the most of the freshest local produce.
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu
Bar Menu
Afternoon Tea (For Afternoon Tea please book at least 24 hours in advance. )
Breakfast Menu
Wine List
Captain's Wine List

The Stag Lounge
This stunning first-floor lounge overlooks the links and the ocean. Sit by the fireplace and glance at the view or meet a friend for tea or pre-dinner drinks.

The Courtyard Lounge
This open ground-floor lounge with south-facing French doors looks onto the hotel courtyard.

The Snug
A cosy retreat near the main reception area. Take a seat and enjoy a good book or meet friends for a board game.


tick Fitness Suite
tick Sauna
tick Beauty Treatments

PureGray is the signature spa brand found in many Campbell Gray Hotels.

The Machrie is a small sanctuary, that provides a wide range of mind and body treatments for your well-being.

The qualified team pride itself on offering the best treatment and service to ensure your time is rewarding and relaxing.

The hotel is delighted to have partnered with Aromatherapy Associates, offering a wide range of treatments that appeal to both men and women.

Spa packages are available for a more extensive experience.

Opening Times
Spa & Sauna
Open daily, 9.30am-6pm

The gym is exclusive to hotel guests and is open 24 hours a day


The hotel's Links course was originally designed in 1891 by Willie Campbell and has now been fully modernised by D J Russell, former European Ryder Cup Vice Captain and PGA tour player.
The dramatic setting of Laggan Bay has few equals and the ever-changing nature of the challenge offered by this acclaimed layout makes The Machrie’s Links one to play.

Location & Directions

Directions to the Machrie Hotel in Port Ellen, Isle of Islay

The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links is located on the Isle of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland and is accessible via ferry or short flight, or some of our guests arrive on their own helicopter, plane or boat

Car & Ferry
Travelling from Glasgow is approximately a 2 1/2 hour drive to Kennacraig on the west coast of the Mull of Kintyre. The ferry leaves from Kennacraig and arrives at either Port Askaig in just under 2 hours or Port Ellen, in just over 2 hours.

You can book as a foot passenger or bring your vehicle (booking essential) and book online at 
Calmac also operates a ferry from Islay to Oban on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

By air
Loganair manages the Glasgow-Islay service twice daily and once per day from Edinburgh. For information on flight times and to book visit

Kintyre Express
Linking Campbeltown on the West Coast and Ballycastle on the County Antrim coast, the Kintyre Express sails daily linking Port Ellen to some fabulous golf courses and visitor attractions. For times and bookings visit

Notice Board

Hotel Notice Board

The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links is located on the Isle of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland and is accessible via ferry or short flight

Best Available Room
You will be allocated the best available room on check-in. Please note that an upgraded room is not guaranteed, unless you have opted to pay the supplement for a guaranteed upgrade. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for full details.

Dinner Inclusion
Unless otherwise stated guests staying at a rate inclusive of dinner will receive an allowance of £25pp towards the a la carte menu. Groups of 10 or more will be offered a Table, D'Hote Menu.

Single Occupancy:
Single Occupancy is charged at £10 per night off the price of the room for 2 people. Please contact our reservations team at 01357 529 129 to check availability and book.

Dogs are welcome to stay at the Machrie Hotel. There is a supplement charged of £40 per stay. Dogs are not allowed in any of the public areas other than the ground floor lounge only. 

Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Horse Riding
tick Nature Reserves
tick Sailing
tick Cycling
tick Whisky Tasting
tick Wildlife Watching

The Machrie Hotel is located on the Isle of Islay's west coast and is within easy reach of the nearby towns and the many distilleries.

Things to see and do while staying at the Machrie Hotel

The Isle of Jura Jura is part of the southern Hebrides and is only accessible by the ferry from Port Askaig on Islay to Feolin over the sound of Islay. Ferry services are regular (every 15 minutes) until 5pm in the afternoon.
Islay Pony Trekking at Sanaigmore
MacTaggart Leisure Centre
Islay Sea Adventures
Islay Sea Safari, Port Askaig
Kilchoman Cross and Military Cemetery
Islay Natural History Trust
Kilnave Chapel and Cross
RSPB Loch Gruinart

Islay Distilleries
Caol Ila

For more information on things to see in and do in the area, check out our Destination Guide

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