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The Colonsay Hotel The Colonsay Hotel

The Colonsay Hotel

Colonsay Estate
Isle of Colonsay
PA61 7YU
Tel: +44 (0)1951 200 316

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Built in 1750 as an inn for the local population and the rare visitor, the exterior of The Colonsay has remained largely unchanged. Perched on the hillside above the harbour, the hotel has commanding views over the sea to the neighbouring island of Jura.

Inside, The Colonsay retains much of its original charm and is relaxed and comfortable. With open fires, painted floorboards and deep sofas in the bar, log room, library or restaurant, there is always a perfect spot to relax in. The restaurant is more gastro-pub than formal dining and uses local produce wherever possible.

We provide free wireless internet access throughout the downstairs rooms in the hotel.

"This cool, stylish hotel provides a luxurious nest and has a buzz of cheerfulness most of the day. Staff show a level of personal commitment unusual in a hotel these days. They treat you like a real person." 


We have two exceptional rooms, Ardskenish and Balnahard, which have great beds, fine Egyptian linen and contemporary styling. Ardskenish has a flat screen TV and DVD player. Both have wonderful sea views.

Our remaining seven bedrooms are all furnished simply but very comfortably. Some have great bathrooms, some have shower rooms. Cable Bay and Rubha Dubh have sea views. Eilean Olmsa has views towards Jura.

Dun Eibhinn, Whistlers and Port Lobh, our only single room, have views towards the hill to the south and west.

Pigs Paradise consists of a double bedroom, a bathroom and an interconnecting bedroom/sitting room. The interconnecting bedroom can sleep 2 children or one extra adult or be used as a sitting room. It has a TV and DVD player and countryside views.

The bedrooms are all on the first floor, which has a friendly relaxed feel, more akin to staying in a country house. Children can be accommodated in Pigs Paradise or we can put a foldaway bed in Ardskenish for one child if you would like them with you. If they are happy in another room, we have 3 twins and a single bedroom that is perfect.

Our bar is the hub of island life. Locals, tourists, families and passing yachties all mingle happily in the bar, log room, old dining room and library.

With three roaring log fires, comfy sofas, books and games, there is a relaxed spot for everyone.