Main Street, Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay, PA48 7TU.

Getting To Islay

Islay is the most southerly island of the Inner Hebrides and can be reached by car ferry from Kennacraig on Kintyre (2 hour journey). Loganair provide 2 scheduled flights each weekday (3 in summer) and 1 flight on Saturday and Sunday from Glasgow Airport to Islay.

The Port Charlotte Hotel is a family-run 4 star hotel located in a charming, beachside location in the conservation village of Port Charlotte, approximately 35 minutes drive from either port and 25 mins from the airport.

Car & Ferry
Travelling from Glasgow is approximately 3 hours drive to Kennacraig on the west coast of the Mull of Kintyre. The ferry leaves from Kennacraig and arrives at either Port Ellen or Port Askaig about 2 and a half hours later. (it does not matter where you dock - either is about a 30 minute drive from the hotel along beautiful routes talking in the coast and the countryside.) There are up to five ferries a day in summer. It is possible to arrive from Oban (via Colonsay) some days of the week, but please check timetables.
The ferries are operated by Caledonian MacBrayne, for ferry timetables and booking (which is essential for cars) phone 08705 650000, or book online at

By air
The Glasgow - Islay service is operated by Loganair. There are two scheduled flights each weekday (3 in summer) and 1 flight on Saturday and Sunday. For information and booking contact Contact Loganair reservations 0344 800 2855, or visit their website

Bus and Ferry
There is a connecting service between Kennacraig and Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow run by Citylink. For bus timetables and booking (strongly advised): or phone 08705 505050

Port Charlotte Hotel exterior

Whether it's a midweek getaway, luxury long weekend to get a taste of Islay life or a longer stay to immerse yourself in the island, there is always plenty to do.


Hotel Rooms

With only 10 rooms our little jewel amongst hotels in Islay, provides individual attention for our guests’ unique needs.


Hotel Dining

Both our restaurant and bar present the very best of local produce expertly prepared and presented by our team of chefs.


Whisky Tours

Make the journey to discover Islay’s world famous class whiskies, it's rich culture, traditions and heritage.