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The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links

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Private beach nearby
Private beach nearby
Private beach nearby
Ben Hogan Duplex Suite | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

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The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links

4.0 star property
Beach hotel in Islay Island with golf course, restaurant

9.4/10 Exceptional

92 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Lounge area
The Machrie Hotel & Golf LInks, Islay Island, Scotland, PA42 7AN

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About this area

Getting around

  • Islay (ILY) - 6 min drive
  • Campbeltown (CAL) - 26.4 miles/42.5 km


  • Gate 1 Cafe - 6 min drive
  • White Hart Hotel - 8 min drive
  • The Islay Hotel - 8 min drive
  • Sea Salt Bistro - 8 min drive
  • Ardview Inn - 9 min drive

About this property

The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links

A great choice for a stay in Islay Island, The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links features a golf course, and puts you only 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from the airport. Guests can indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps or facials, and grab a bite to eat at The Machrie, which serves British cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A bar/lounge, a fitness centre and a sauna are other highlights at this upmarket hotel. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and bar.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 47 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room, up to 88 lbs)*
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) on weekday mornings 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu
  • Children's games

What to do

  • Golf lessons
  • Private beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Fishing nearby

Working away

  • 2 meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre
  • 18 holes of golf
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Spa services
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Lift


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Free cot/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are 2 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages and facials.


The Machrie – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.
The Machrie Bar – This bar serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between GBP 12.95 and GBP 19.95 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 40.00 per pet, per stay

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

Machrie Hotel Links Islay Island
Machrie Links Islay Island
The Machrie & Golf Links Islay
The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links Hotel
The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links Islay Island
The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links Hotel Islay Island

Frequently asked questions

Does The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links?
As of 4 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links on 18 December 2022 start from S$162, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 88 lbs per pet. There's a charge of GBP 40.00 per pet, per stay. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links?
You can check in from 3 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links and nearby?
Tee off at the on-site golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes hunting. Enjoy amenities such as a sauna, a fitness centre and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links?
Yes, The Machrie offers British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Gate 1 Cafe (2.4 mi), White Hart Hotel (3.8 mi) and The Islay Hotel (3.9 mi).
Does The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Exceptional in every way - We’ll be back!
From service on arrival to the house team everyone was fantastic. A special mention goes to Jo and Gabriel in the restaurant team who shared knowledge and conversation without imposing themselves on our stay. The hotel is cleverly furnished, managing to turn a large modern space into a cosy, comfortable and welcoming stay - you really do feel ‘at home’, a really luxurious one! And that’s before we mention the golf course… spectacular - well beyond my game! I’m off to practice for our return.
Anthony, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Caroline, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A stunning place with excellent and welcoming staff. The food is fabulous and the rooms are spacious and new. The views of the golf course and water are stunning! The perfect place for exoring everything that Islay has to offer.
Paige, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful property;; gorgeous golf course. Room and meals were outstanding. Was a little disappointed that the spa had no appointments and didn’t have more than one staff member who was out Sunday and Monday but everything else was perfect.
Mara, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The property is gorgeous and the staff are phenomenal. Phoebe, in the dining room, is specifically delightful and goes out of her way to make guests feel welcome.
Marissa, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Could do a lot better
No complaints about hotel accommodation, location or surroundings. The hotel lets itself down by the restaurant. Food was overpriced and poorly executed. One starter came to the table with two scallops on a large white plate with a couple of tiny bits of crispy bacon( we think) Our main was salmon and asparagus. It arrived raw!!!! I had a piece in my mouth when I realised it hadn’t been cooked. Husbands the same! We immediately returned it and waited 45 mins for the dish to be returned which was perfect. Crispy skin . Poor value at every turn £28 for a small piece of salmon and 3 tiny asparagus pieces.Scallop starter was expensive as well. The staff were lovely and extremely pleasant but wait times were horrendous for dinner and breakfast. Would we return, maybe for the golf but not to stay.
Gillian, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Machrie Stunner
Fabulous Hotel.. with spectacular views across the golf course.. service needs to tighten up a we bit.. but staff were very pleasant and accommodating. Would defo be back.
Steven, 3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Steen, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

from check-in to check-out our needs were taken care of by the staff. The first evening seating for dinner was way backed up for the later times, but the staff did their best to take care of us. In fact that led to them giving us (a group of 4) the best table in the house the next evening and very special treatment. It is very close to 3 great (if you want to experience the peaty whisky) distilleries and has a wonderful golf course along the beach designed by Old Tom Morris… Don’t miss this out of the way hotel on Islay!
William, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent hotel and golf
David, 2-night family trip
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