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Levallois-Perret (France)
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41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed here every year since 2011, always the same quiet and friendly place. Seafood is very good, bedrooms are clean , some with a great view on Jura. Good location if you arrive or leave with the ferry.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK it's not grand, but it's clean and full of interesting and quirky artefacts. We met some interesting people,including one couple who had been coming for 25 years and were greeted by the staff with genuine affection. All of the staff were very friendly and we enjoyed our stay. The room was quite basic but contained everything we required. The... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

although the hotel smacks of Fawlty Towers it's in a good way. Yes it's expensive for what you get, yes the decor feels (and is) tired, yes, yes, yes. BUT to into the residents lounge (then work to get past the sense that you've walked into an old folks home and look out of the window to the amazing views... More 

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Withernsea, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't expect London [ even London has Hotels which are not excellent ! ]. Accept this Hotel for what it is : 1970s' comfy. Room quite spacious & well-appointed [ but no TV!!] & with excellent view of coasts and of ferries plying their trade. Breakfasts a bit slow and Spartan. Dinners excellent if you don't want Gourmet Cuisine. Establishment... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Was certainly overpriced with a £130 / 150 price tag, but it ensures a room was available for reservation when we were desperate for it. We couldn't get a car to drive out of the port and it was quite late. Staff of very polite and let us use their phone to book another accommodation inland. Breakfast and dinner were... More 

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

Thank you for the review - glad we were able to help. Our prices reflect the cost of living on an island and the carriage we have to pay on everything from a grain of salt to a barrel of beer. Were you to have done more research I am certain you would find that many of the island hotels... More 

London
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150 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 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... More 

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Hillegom
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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... More 

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1 Thank Bollenmeisje
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... More 

Hillegom, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 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... More 

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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... More 

Ilkley, United Kingdom
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50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 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... More 

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Thank Janet W
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... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 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... More 

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Thank Underthepaw
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... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible 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
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Port Askaig
Price Range: $36 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Port Askaig Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Port Askaig Hotel Islay
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