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    The Island Bear Bed and Breakfast

    The Island Bear Shore Street, Bowmore PA43 7LB, Scotland
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 44 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Booked 2 nights here to explore Islay for the first time. Arrived later than planned but were greeted pleasantly with our host Fiona. The Island Bear has under gone a refurbishment and its of a high standard and very comfortable. We had a room in...More

    Thank Tracy R
    Reviewed 17 June 2017

    Lovely place, comfortable rooms and fantastic breakfasts. I had a lovely stay, and would happily stay there again. Couple of minor points, I had to keep room window open as very warm and so you do get a lot of street noise, maybe the rooms...More

    Thank Irene L
    Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

    Hi Irene. Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We appreciate our guests comments and take them on board in order to make improvements and now offer a choice of teas. We are sorry you found it too warm, however,...More

    Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

    Went in Scotland at Islay with few pilot friends, and we slept 2 nights at Bear B&b. Fiona was really kind and cheaper than other b&b we visited at Bowmore. Moreover the rooms are all new and very comfy. Just the wifi is pretty slow,...More

    Thank Nicolas P
    Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

    Hi Nicolas - Thank you for taking the time to write such an excellent review. We are sorry about the Wifi but that is one of the downfalls of living on an island, we do not have Fibre Broadband, although we are told it is...More

    Reviewed 22 May 2017

    My friend and I stayed at the Bear recently in a twin room. There was plenty of space for the two of us and the bathroom was huge with an actual bath; which was greatly appreciated after a 10 mile hike! The room was very...More

    Thank Clairej1066
    Management response:Responded 23 May 2017

    Hi Claire. Thank you for taking the time to write such an excellent review, it is much appreciated. We are so glad you and your friend enjoyed your stay and your time on Islay. We would love to welcome you back to The Island Bear...More

    Reviewed 30 October 2016

    We were touring west Scotland and wanted somewhere on Islay that had a bit of activity around it! The Island Bear is centrally situatuated in the small town of Bowmore with free parking available on the street outside. The decor is very quirky but the...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Breakfast included
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Breakfast included
    • Free Parking
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    • US$ 84 - US$ 130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 3
    • Location
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    • Scotland >
    • The Hebrides >
    • Islay >
    • Bowmore
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    • The Island Bear Bed And Breakfast Bowmore, Islay
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    Room Tips
    "Rooms on second floor or rear might be quieter"
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    "Only 3 rooms to choose from and all great."
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    "All rooms have similar facilities and may cater for double/twin bedded accomodation"
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    "Stairs and the need to duck low ceiling around one side of bed might make this unsuitable for elderly/disabled"
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