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Port Askaig Hotel

Port Askaig Isle of Islay | Argyllshire, Port Askaig PA46 7RB, Scotland
Port Askaig Hotel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After turning up for a 01:40am ferry only to be turned away due to the crew refusing to sail the staff at the Port Askaig Hotel took us in like heroes! they made sure we got a good feed and plenty to drink in their cosy bar before having a lovely quiet night's sleep in a comfortable en suite room... More 

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Strichen, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Port Askaig is the most friendly of hotel I have stayed in. It has first-class staff, lovely food and excellent hospitality. The hotel full of historical character and it has the most beautiful location imaginable. We had a large and very comfortable room overlooking the picturesque harbour (The Colonsay Room) with great views of the harbour, the Sound of... More 

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had planned a motorbike trip with some mates, and we had booked in at the Port Askaig Hotel, dealt with a very pleasant woman named Elaine, who was extremely accommodating with our needs, would recommend people stay at this hotel if vistiting Islay. Thanks to all staff. Ross M

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Islay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We didn't stay in the hotel as we live on the island but celebrated our sons 18th birthday with a family dinner,we had asked for sea food to ne on the menu and it was, in abundance. And perfectly cooked, two of our party had dietary requirements and with a little for warning these were well catered for and the... More 

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Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel. It was very convenient, literally you drive off the ferry into the parking lot. The hotel is old and quaint, quite dated which is okay with me. The staff were helpful and friendly. My biggest complaint is the beds and pillows were not comfortable. it seems to me if your main service is... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had a nice lunch while waiting for the ferry served by helpful and friendly staff. However, it was a bit pricey for the standard of hotel. It's in a lovely location looking across to Jura but the décor and furnishings are in dire need of upgrading. Sitting outside if the weather permits would be the best option.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I was at Port Askaig last weekend having a drink at the hotel which is an excellent place to do so with great views across the water to Jura and right beside the cute harbour. It really is a lovely place to enjoy a drink on a sunny afternoon and the interior of the bar is cosy and friendly when... More 

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2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Had lunch at this dated hotel before getting the ferry (not much choice at ferry terminal!). Food was good (excellent fish and chips and steak pie) and waiters were very nice and helpful. However, it was very off putting hearing the manager complaining loudly to her friends and berating her staff for cleaning the tables 'the incorrect way'. I felt... More 

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Marion S, Manager at Port Askaig Hotel, responded to this review

I will only say to this reviewer that I REGRET IF SHE WAS IN ANY WAY AFFECTED BY MY ACTIONS - however sometimes you have to act quickly and explain your reasons for doing so and short of grabbing the stong chemical spray from the girl's hand I could only prevent the wooden table from being irriversably damaged by stopping... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Wanted a meal on Islay before catching last ferry to Kintyre at 6:00pm. Tourist office in Bowmore kindly arranged with the hotel for us to have a meal prepared by the chef starting earlier than normal at 4:30pm just for us. The meal was perfect and made a very pleasant end to our two days on Islay. Many thanks to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Port Askaig hotel was our last stop on the island. We arrived soaking wet after a bike ride from a brilliant day at bruichladdich distillery open day. Had a great meal ... Shame about the open bar door letting in the midges ! We had a comfy clean room. The staff were friendly and welcoming. More important was the after... More 

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