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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The location of this hotel is right next to the port so very convenient for the ferry, with stunning scenery and otters and golden eagles nearby. The hotel needs refurbishment or a much cheaper price, either would be fine but for £150 per night I would like windows that open on to the spectacular view and sea air, cotton not...

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Hillegom
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This hotel is a bit different and i do like its quirkyness. The mix of styles, getting lost on the premises, a lounge that felt you're inside a friends house just for our group to use. It was great! And the view was just lovely. I was also suprised it was really quiet in our room despite the ferries.Most of...

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sammy253, Manager at Port Askaig Hotel, responded to this review

On second attempt of replying to this review - I am pleased that you found many aspects of your stay enjoyable. This is, as I am sure you noted, a very old building and is in no way uniform - that is both a joy and a difficultly when changing/maintaining the premises. Your comment about the lack of Marmite! Did...

Hillegom, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We really loved this hotel with all its nice surprises. To go to the nice bar you needed to go outside. The food was simple, honest and good. Cleanliness could be better but was more than acceptable for our walking holiday group. The bed (room Mull) was on the hard side. Nice bar and the best views one could wish...

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sammy253, Manager at Port Askaig Hotel, responded to this review

Your review is appreciated Eric - we are aware the wifi is poor but as there is an on going installation for superfast broad band not yet live, there is little we can do about it - also I believe our 6' thick ancient walls do not help - mobile phone signals are also missing. These facts are a delight...

Ilkley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Our first visit to Islay, we were very satisfied with our accomodation and food. Our expectations were not high as we know it costs much more to provide the same standards in this sort of comparitively remote setting. We travelled with a wheelchair and provision was made for that, albeit not really suitable for someone totally wheelchair bound. The room...

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sammy253, Manager at Port Askaig Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you the review folks - it was nice to meet you. I was not personally involved with the discrepancy on your bill but, when contacted, immediately authorised the refund which the junior staff member did not have the permission to do, so apologies for any delay in sorting matters out. I am pleased that the room allocated was suitable...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Old fashioned bar in a gorgeous setting. Huge choice of whiskies. I liked the old fashioned setting, the staff were friendly and service was quick. I only went there for a meal, I wasn't staying at the hotel, and herein lies my disappointment and the reason for the low rating.. the food really was terrible. I had the Haggis, Neeps...

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sammy253, Manager at Port Askaig Hotel, responded to this review

Firstly thank you for the review but how much better would it have been to let us know at the time that your meal was not of an acceptable standard - as you will note from the majority of our reviews our food is generally of a very good standard. I am aware that our commis chef is sometime responsible...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Had a wonderful meal and evening at the Port Askaig Hotel. Seafood platter excellent and each member of our table of 10 had a fabulous meal with a great choice of food. This is our 7th visit to this hotel and we have always enjoyed the music and great company of the owners. There is a magic in Islay.....make sure...

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Shropshire Welsh border
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

I know it was whisky week but £150 for a room from 1970s MFI worth £50 was a rip off. I liked the people so it was hard to be so mean with the review. They need to take a long hard look at the place and either improve the decor or sell it to someone else. Sorry Marion!

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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

My first time in Islay for work, was booked into the port askaig. The hotel is really good. The room I had was a single room but it was comfortable and had an ensuite bathroom. I had a good sleep and felt refreshed and ready for my next day, the hotel has a bar and also owns the local shop...

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Driffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This hotel reminded me of sea-side hotels of yesteryear. The fabric is tired; the room we had had chipped flat-packed plastic furniture of the cheapest kind; the plastic 'wood' wall cladding was vogue for some back in the 1960s; and the shower room carved inexpertly from the bedroom had a sloping floor and no modernity. Beading was loose in the...

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Marion is a wonderful and hospitable hostess. She runs a great, charming hotel right on the sound between Islay and Jura. The food is incredibly fresh, delicious, and natural. Whatever you do in Islay, make a point to eat at Port Askaig hotel. Delicious. At night, the bar serves all the local whiskeys, cold beer, and whatever else suits your...

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sammy253, Manager at Port Askaig Hotel, responded to this review

What can I say but thank you. We enjoyed the evening you describe and are so pleased that you enjoyed it also. I will pass on your kind comments re food and music to Sandra our talented chef , David our musician and all the staff. While I appreciate the compliments you have paid me personally, it's because I have...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Port Askaig Hotel is a picturesque, family run Highland Inn on the shores of the Sound of Islay, overlooking the pier at which daily car ferries berth on arrival from the Scottish mainland. Due to its proximity to the ferry, it offers easy access to Jura, Colonsay and the mainland. Our Starboard Restaurant offers Bistro style dining, with a full meal service in both bars and hot snacks available out with main meal times.Menus feature the best of Islay's Larder from both land and sea with 'catch of the day' fresh from the harbour here a speciality.Our hotel garden provides organic vegetable and salads to compliment your choices. Our Port Bar is the oldest licensed premises on Islay and features an excellent selection of Islay Malts and a display of old and rare bottles. In season live traditional music is oftenplayed in the Old Port Bar. Enjoy a beer or a malt whisky in the garden- relax and watch the boats sail by. Islay and it's goodbye to care ...... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Port Askaig Hotel

Address: Port Askaig Isle of Islay | Argyllshire, Port Askaig PA46 7RD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Port Askaig
Price Range: $46 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Port Askaig Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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