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Tariff and Booking



Tarrif  for 2 nights or more is from £100 per night for 2 people including breakfast.

At The Island Bear we have 3 en suite rooms - 1 twin/super king and 2 doubles.


Single occupancy rates may be available - please use our contact form, to the right, to enquire.


We are open all year including all holidays.

Check-in/out times

Check-in is between 4pm and 6pm on the arrival date unless otherwise arranged.


Check-out is before 10am on the day of departure.


Luggage can be stored at The Island Bear if you arrive on the island early or are not leaving the island upon check-out.


If arriving by the late ferry, please let us know your expected arrival time.

Availability Enquiries

Before making a booking you will need to enquire about availability of the room/s you require for the date/s you require. This can be done by using our contact form, by email or telephone.


If you decide to go ahead and make a booking the following information will be required:

  • Your full name and address, including telephone number and mobile in case we need to contact you whilst you are en route or here.
  • Dates you will require your room/s, and the time you expect to arrive at The Island Bear.
  • Your departure time.
  • Your email address so that we can send confirmation of your booking.
  • Your method of payment - To be able to confirm your booking we ask for a 25% deposit of your total accommodation charge. 

Payment can be made PayPal or Bank Transfer.  There will be a small surcharge on the total charge if paying by PayPal.

Confirmation of your booking will be sent via email when payment of your deposit has cleared.

We ask that the balance of your account is settled the day before your departure.

Cancellation Policy

A confirmed reservation constitutes a contract between the person making the reservation and The Island Bear Bed and Breakfast.

Our remote island location makes it necessary to have a strict cancellation policy:

  • We reserve the right to make a full charge for any cancellation made within 21 days of arrival.  However, should the current Covid 19 situation return, then the 21 days are waived.
  • If there is any curtailment of your stay within 21 days of arrival or during your stay you will be charged for the remaining nights.
  • These charges will only apply if we are unable to re-let the room/s.
  • For any cancellation made 21 days or more before the start date of your stay we will refund the deposit less Bank Charges & £10 administration charge.

We strongly recommend you arrange a holiday cancellation insurance policy, which should include cancellations due to adverse weather.

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Contact The Island Bear

The Island Bear is centrally located in Bowmore, just off the main square in Shore Street (A486).


Parking is available on the street directly across from The Island Bear or in the Main Square carpark just around the corner.


From the bus stop opposite the Co-op in Bowmore walk down the hill and around the corner to your right.  The Island Bear is on your immediate right.


Bowmore is midway between the ferry terminals of Port Askaig on the east coast and Port Ellen on the south coast.  It is around an 11 mile journey to each.


The airport is situated around 8 miles to the south of Bowmore.


SATNAV: Postcode - PA43 7LB

Contact Form


The Island Bear Bed and Breakfast

Shore Street


Isle of Islay


PA43 7LB





+44(0)1496 301462


Opening Times

All year


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