Tarbert House

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Full-sized fridge, microwave, oven, hob
Shower, hair dryer, towels
Front of Property
Lunch and dinner served, Italian cuisine

Overview of Tarbert House

Tarbert House

2.5 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Shore Street, Bowmore, Islay Island, Scotland, PA43 7LB

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBowmore Distillery2 min walk
  • AirportIslay (ILY)8 min drive
  • Popular LocationBruichladdich Distillery13 min drive
  • Popular LocationPort ban13 min drive

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About this area

Islay Island

Located in Islay Island, Tarbert House is near the beach. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Museum of Islay Life, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore An Tràigh and Port ban.

What's nearby

  • Bowmore Distillery - 2 min walk
  • Bruichladdich Distillery - 13 min drive
  • Port ban - 13 min drive
  • Museum of Islay Life - 15 min drive
  • Wildlife Information Centre - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Islay (ILY) - 8 min drive


  • Peatzeria — 1 min walk
  • Golden Dragon - 2 min walk
  • The Cottage - 3 min walk
  • The Munchie Box - 4 min walk
  • Cafe Blasta - 15 min walk

About this property

Tarbert House

Bed & breakfast in Islay Island with free breakfast and restaurant
This smoke-free bed & breakfast features a restaurant, laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a garden and a picnic area. All 3 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and microwaves, plus free WiFi and hobs. Guests will also find dishwashers, hairdryers and showers.
Tarbert House offers 3 forms of accommodation with shared/communal kitchens and a hairdryer. Guests can make use of the in-room full-sized fridge/freezers and microwaves.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 1 restaurant

Family friendly

  • Full-sized fridge
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave


  • Lift

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Hob


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 3:30 PM - 10 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 9:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

Property is also known as

Tarbert House B&B Islay Island
Tarbert House Islay Island
Tarbert House Islay Island
Tarbert House Bed & breakfast
Tarbert House Bed & breakfast Islay Island

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 16 out of 27 reviews
5 - Excellent 59%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 27 reviews
4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 27 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 27 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 27 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Cosy guest house
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
great wee place. outstanding food across the road!
great stay, small room but had everything you needed in it. shower temp was a bit iffy, freezing water 1 min and boiling the next, good pressure through! check in was unsual as no instructions of what to do. i stood at the front door chapping but no one answered. passer by told me keys are on the table and just to walk in which there was. They possibly own the pizza place across the road... THIS IS A MUST. food is tremendous! bottles of beer very expensive at £4.95 but the food is unreal!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Cosy guest house
We found our check in instructions readily available with useful suggestions on where we could have dinner. The owners run the nearby Peatzeria and offer their guests a 10% discount. A fully equipped kitchen is available for guests' use and regularly cleaned by staff. The staff we met and had a chat with are friendly and welcoming. Plenty of free parking available in the area.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The roomwas nice, but there was no onsite parking and most of the time we had to park a couple of hundered yards away.The premises were a couple of doors down from a pub whch was no problem until Friday night when the noise from the drunks kept me awakw until after 1am. We had a continental breakfast each day whch were left for us in a bag in a fridge.
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great stay on Islay
Really nice stay at Tarbert House, and they have a great pizza restaurant across the road too! Nice big clean bathroom too, would definitely stay again!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021