Facing the Atlantic, with unbroken views of dunes, sea and sky, lies The Machrie.

A contemporary hotel with 47 beautifully designed rooms, suites and family lodges, a world-class golf links, restaurant, spa treatment rooms, cinema room and art collection.

Another Place and The Machrie are kindred spirits. Getting active in wild landscapes, local provenance and beautiful interiors sit front and centre.

Hotel and bedrooms

The Machrie is a modern, relaxed hotel in a magnificent natural setting. Eclectic artwork and design, dramatic views and the warmth of a Highland welcome awaits adventurers to Islay.

There are a range of rooms to suit all guests from Comfy and Cosy rooms through to the two-bed family Lodges, all spacious with stunning views of the surrounding countryside or ocean. The Machrie is dog friendly.

18 Restaurant & Bar

Headed up by chef Calum Hall and with a panoramic view across the links golf course, 18 Restaurant serves seasonal dishes using the best locally-sourced ingredients. The menus celebrate the best of Scotland with fresh seafood from the nearby shores and showcases small-scale farmers and artisan businesses.

There is a bar and lounges throughout the hotel, each with different views of Islay, serving food and drinks, including world-class single malts from the island.

World-class golf

The championship links course at The Machrie is a unique experience designed to enhance the drama of the natural landscape. The course continues to win accolades and is an aspirational destination amongst the golf fraternity. To support the golf course there are state-of-the-art practice facilities and a 3-par wee course which is both fun for families and essential to perfect the experienced golfers short game.

The hotel is included in the UK’s Top 30 Hotels in the Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Choice Awards 2022, and The Machrie’s golf course is ranked in Golf World’s Top 100, and No 6 in Europe by Leading Courses.

An island adventure

23 beaches. Abundant wildlife. Nine whisky distilleries. Endless summer twilight. For the month of August only, Another Place is ‘staying over’ on Islay.

Weaving bike tracks on untrodden sands, cutting across the deep on a wildlife boat trip, toasting the sunset with an island-made whisky on the dune deck.

This is summer on Islay.



Three nights and four days curated to show the best of Islay. From fatbikes on the beach to wildlife boat trips and whisky on the dune deck.


In its remoteness lies Islay’s charm. We believe the journey is part of your adventure – across air, sea and land there are many ways to reach us.


Choose the three-night, four-day Scottish stay; or stop off at our place by the lake in Cumbria for a few nights en route.