A remarkable place on the edge of the Isle of Islay (next to the ferry port). Stayed there for three nights in September 2012, and the B&B rate for the superior room was £ 115,- prpn. Quiet location, the room was spacious and very well maintained. No TV set considered an added bonus (if you really need one, I think there's one in the residents' lounge on 1st floor). True, the location is not cheap but value for money in comparison to other accommodation on Islay. Free WiFi in the bar and lounge areas. Parking lot could be a bit more spacious. Very friendly personnel, and the proprietors make you feel welcome immediately. Special mention for the chef and his creative off-menu meals when asked for vegetarian fare - wonderful seafood prepared, as well. Comfortable bar with great local live music (experienced Friday evening) and an excellent choice of malt whiskies. And the view? When did you last sip a one quid dram while watching the ferry coming in?
- 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. 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Port Askaig Hotel Islay