The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links

The Machrie offers 47 beautifully designed bedrooms and lodges on the whisky island of Islay on the West Coast of Scotland and is the only hotel on the island with a spa and 18-hole golf course, The Machrie Links, which attracts players from around the world. The dramatic coastal setting makes it the perfect island retreat.

Ideal for golf lovers and those looking for an outstanding island escape.


  • Nearest Transport
  • Islay Airport - 2 miles, 5 minutes
  • Ferry Terminal at Port Ellen - 4 miles, 10 minutes
  • Nearest Attractions
  • Laphroaig Distillery - 6 miles, 10 minutes
  • Ardbeg Distillery - 7 miles, 15 minutes
  • Lagavulin Distillery - 7 miles, 15 minutes
  • Bowmore Distillery - 8 miles, 15 minutes
  • The Museum of Islay Life - 18 miles, 30 minutes
  • Kildalton Cross and Chapel - 11.5 miles, 30 minutes
  • Bowmore Round Church - 8 miles, 15 minutes
  • Loch Gruinart Nature Reserve - 17 miles, 30 minutes

5 Reasons to Stay

  1. One of the finest Links courses in the world
  2. Islay's only Spa
  3. Outdoor terraces with panoramic island views
  4. Direct access onto a seven mile sandy beach
  5. A private onsite cinema

About the Hotel

After a complete renovation and expansion in 2018, The Machrie enjoys a stunning location beside seven miles of pristine beach on one of Scotland's most beautiful islands. There are many cosy corners and places to meet and relax, including 18, its impressive restaurant with panoramic views of the Links.

47 beautifully designed rooms, suites and lodges, some with their own outdoor terraces and stunning views across the Machrie Links.

The Machrie is renowned as one of the top rated links golf courses in the world.

The Machrie’s 18 restaurant features a vaulted glass ceiling and an outdoor terrace with panoramic views over the links course and down to Laggan Bay. The menus feature masterfully prepared dishes highlighting fine Scottish ingredients. The chefs source local and regional produce, featuring ingredients farmed, caught or bred in Scotland. From farm to fishery to fork. That enthusiasm for Scottish produce extends to the Bar, which displays a fine selection of local Islay malts.

Islay’s only spa provides a delightful sanctuary at The Machrie offering a range of mind and body treatments. 

Hotel Details

At a Glance
  • Check-in: 3pm
  • Check-out: 11am
  • Free Airport and Port Ellen Ferry Terminal shuttle available
  • Complimentary onsite parking
  • Dogs allowed (charges apply)

47 rooms, suites and lodges including:

  • 4 Lodge Rooms
  • 4 Lodge Suites
  • 1 Islay Room (4-poster)
  • 1 Ben Hogan Duplex Suite
In-room Services
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Turndown available
  • 24 hour room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Desk & multi-plug charging station
  • Minibar, tea & coffee station
  • Bathrobes, slippers & hairdryer
  • Additional beds available (in some rooms, charges apply)
  • Some with balcony or terrace
  • Restaurant, 18Located on the first floor with panoramic island views
  • Courtyard Lounge - overlooking the links and the ocean with an open fire
  • Stag Loungewith south facing French doors looking onto the hotel courtyard
  • The Snug - a cosy retreat near the main reception area
Diner Information
  • 18 specialises in the finest that Scotland has to offer from the land, sea and air
  • A showcase of exquisite cuisine
  • Passionate chefs have created menus offering simple yet delicious dishes
  • The very best locally-sourced produce
  • Private dining
Afternoon Tea
  • Choose from a range of Jing Tea loose-leaf blends or artisan coffees
  • Classic Cream Tea - Raisin or plain scone served with clotted cream and homemade seasonal jam
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea - A variety of finger sandwiches, cakes and warm scones, served with jams and clotted cream
  • Savoury Afternoon Tea - A selection of all the kitchen savoury delights, warm scones, jam and cream, served with a wee dram
  • Selection of finger sandwiches
  • Helicopter landing area
  • The Screening Room - 30 seat cinema
  • Seven miles of beach
  • Electric charging points available at Port Ellen ferry terminal and Bowmore distillery, close by the hotel
Spa treatment rooms
  • Islay’s only spa
  • Two treatment rooms
  • Partnered with Aromatherapy Associates
  • Sauna
  • 24 hour gym
  • Range of treatments
  • 18-hole Championship Links Course
  • Designed by Willie Campbell, recently modernised by course architect DJ Russell
  • 6-hole Par 3 Wee Course (six par-3 holes which can be played from a multitude of tees)
  • Hebrides Putting Area
  • 5-bay driving range
  • Golf tuition
  • Trackman 4 with golf simulator
  • Pro shop
  • Club hire, buggy hire, trolley hire
  • Short game area
On Site Activities
  • Golf
  • PGA professional golf tuition and coaching
  • Spa
  • Walking
Off Site Activities
  • Seven miles of beach
  • Nine distilleries on Islay
  • Fly Fishing at Fly Fish Islay
  • The Oa Peninsula and Nature Reserve
  • Persabus Pottery
  • Islay Woollen Mill
  • Islay Quilters
Main Contact

The Machrie Hotel
Port Ellen
Isle of Islay
PA42 7AN

01496 302310