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Frederick Crescent, Port Ellen PA42 7DJ, Scotland
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Ranked #6 of 10 Port Ellen B&B and Inns
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed for a week with Joy and we couldn't have stayed anywhere nicer. Joy's a perfect hostess full of wonderful stories. She's makes a generous breakfast that will keep you going most of the day. And she has great suggestions of how to spend your days on Islay. Rooms were lovely. Port Ellen is a charming town in a... More

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San Francisco, CA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
63 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights while visiting Ardbeg, Laphroaig, and Bruichladdich. The B&B is on the water, and is very convenient (15 minute walk to Laphroaig, about an hour to Ardbeg). The rooms are clean, and reasonably large. The owner, Joy, is wonderful, and provides excellent breakfast as well as lots of advice and guidance. The bathrooms are well-equipped... More

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Golden, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This was actually our first B&B experience and Joy set the bar extremely high! Sadly, we only stayed for one night but we will be back. Things that were great! 1 - Joy is extremely responsive to emails and will give you plenty of information if you ask for it. 2 - The location is perfect. You can't miss it.... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed at Askernish March 26 & 27, 2014, which I chose based on TripAdvisor reviews as it was our first visit to Islay. The experience certainly lived up to the 5 star rating! The room was spotless, the bed very comfortable and the ensuite bathroom gleaming - with nice large towels! Breakfast was superb and plentiful - we both... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We chose this place mainly based on it's reviews, which although the owner, Joy, claims puts her under immense pressure, absolutely lives up to them all! Nothing is too much trouble, the room was really spacious and comfortable and the breakfasts were epic!! Sorry Joy, but this is really no pressure, just keep doing what you do and you'll have... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We stayed for two nights at Askernish and wish it could have been longer. Ideal location for ferry and exploring the island, particularly visiting whisky distilleries. Joy, the owner was most welcoming and the accomodation and breakfast couldn't be faulted. Islay Hotel next door for good food and drink and can recommend the music there on a Sunday afternoon.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Pretty much the first building you come across when exiting the ferry (but it's a sleepy town, so no noise concerns). Right next to the pub where you can sample some single malt and scampi. Joy appears to be a great fan of the local produce as well and has a few bottles stored (I never made use of them... More

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We booked Askernish B&B after seeing the reviews on Tripadvisor and it certainly lived up to it's superb reputation. Excellent room with a lot of thought having gone into making sure there was everything you could need in the room. Joy the owner is brilliant, wonderfully warm hospitality, nothing is too much trouble. Will we be back, I hope so!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Absolutely fantastic location...literally a hop, skip and a jump from the ferry terminal. The b&b is in the old Doctors surgery and it has lovingly kept some of the original features. The room was large and well appointed, extremely comfortable (everything from John Lewis it seems) and quiet. Joy was the perfect host, welcoming and extremely knowledgeable. The b&b is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Just spent one night in Askernish B&B with my family. Spacious rooms, directly at the ferry arrival (so you do not need to stand up much earlier than ferry departure ;-)) Had the two rooms without breakfast as we had to leave with the ferry at 7 am. Therefore got a price reduction which was fair.

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Address: Frederick Crescent, Port Ellen PA42 7DJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Port Ellen
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Askernish Port Ellen, Islay

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