The Machrie Hotel

4 Star

Whether you’re just looking to explore the stunning island of Islay, home to some of the world’s finest whiskies, birdlife, seafood and dramatic coastal seascapes, or you’re taking on the challenge of the championship links golf course, The Machrie will be the perfect place to start your stay.

An 18th century converted farmhouse, The Machrie boasts 47 stylish rooms, suites and lodges. Each room has been tastefully decorated, many with fabulous views over the fairway towards the ocean.

Dining options include the restaurant and bar, 18, located on the first floor of the hotel with outdoor terrace, offering panoramic views of the ocean and golf course whilst a private dining room will appeal to those looking for a more intimate dining experience.

Facilities include a 30-seat cinema; function room ideal for board meetings and private dinners and the boutique health and wellness facilities – PureGray Spa & Gym – offering a range of massages, facials, manicures and pedicures; sauna and 24hr gym.

The Courtyard lounge opens out to the central Courtyard serving afternoon tea and evening drinks, around the open fire in the winter months.

Conveniently located alongside 7 miles of pristine beach, you can enjoy picnics, long walks, beach games and private fitness sessions, all accessed by the hotels private footpath. Eight of some of the best known whisky distilleries in the world offer guided and expert tours.

Islay Sea Adventure's wildlife trips can offer the chance to see some rare sights - seals, maybe an otter, a basking shark, or perhaps the rare white-tailed sea eagles.

Other Facilities

18 Restaurant & Bar

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. 

Morning coffee or afternoon tea, a board game or pre-dinner drinks.

PureGray Spa & Gym

PureGray is Islay’s only spa and is a small sanctuary at The Machrie that provides a wide range of mind and body treatments for your wellbeing.

  • Massage
  • Alternative Therapies
  • Body Treatments
  • Facials
  • Men's Treatments
  • Manicures