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The Islay Hotel

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"Situated in the picturesque village of Port Ellen, this charming hotel provides cozy rooms, a restaurant serving local cuisine, and views of the harbor. The Islay Hotel boasts a welcoming atmosphere and a restaurant that highlights local flavors. Sample their seafood platters, steaks, and vegetarian options, all while enjoying views of the harbor. "
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"Bus between Port Askaig and Port Ellen. Preferred Port Ellen. Fun restaurant/bar here. "

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