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Port Askaig Hotel

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Biggar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2013

We called in here for a drink and a bite to eat while we waited for the ferry to Jura. The hotel has a nice little bar and we sheltered from the rain. It's a habit of mine to order Cullen Skink if it's on the menu and I'd had a few during our trip, so seeing it listed as...

2Thank DaydreamE10
sammy253, Manager at Port Askaig Hotel, responded to this review

Probably a misunderstanding between waitress and kitchen for which I apologise. - we serve two portion sizes and you obviously got a starter portion. I would be happy to send you a refund if you e mail your full name and address to hotel@portaskaig.co.uk. Our apologies.

Reviewed 5 August 2013 via mobile

We called here for lunch while awaiting our ferry back to the main land with a party of eight . The hotel is in the most beautiful setting imaginable near the sea and facing the island of Jura . We found a table and ordered and paid for our meals this was two hours before our ferry was due to...

4Thank Scotchboy
sammy253, Owner at Port Askaig Hotel, responded to this review

Firstly sorry your table did not get served - we always regret any customer being disappointed at Port Askaig. However by way of explanation, on an average day we serve something between 25 - 40 lunches and are staffed accordingly. On the day in question our 2nd chef on his own cooked over 70 lunches - and not one of...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2013

I have to admit we weren't expecting much after reading some of the previous reviews. Though we've been fascinated by this place and left with great holiday experience. It's a cozy hotel by the water with probably the best view in Scotland. It offers excellent food and great selection (and collection) of whiskey. It's situated near the ferry terminal to...

3Thank bobyjill
Clare, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2013

We stayed here for a week,and thoroughly enjoyed the excellent breakfasts and evening meals,very well cooked using local produce. The fish was particularly good(not surprising as the fishing boats came in 20 yards away).The service was really good, and above all, everybody would go out of their way to help.Our ensuite room was quite adequate and spotlessly clean. Friday night...

Thank turtle9
Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2013

We stopped by at the Port Askaig Hotel for lunch as a last minute decision and what a find! It was absolutely fantastic. My husband and I shared a seafood platter and it was the best I have ever had. Half a lobster, languistines and scallops. All 100% fresh and cooked to perfection. The chef in their kitchen really knows...

Thank Aileen B
Reviewed 12 July 2013

Whilst on a cycling tour through the islands, we celebrated a birthday with dinner at this hotel. Everything was excellent, from the window table with views across to Jura, through to the service & food. The waitress was very friendly & helpful, serving us a jug of iced water & a basket of freshly baked bread while we perused the...

Thank johnharding46
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 July 2013

The food in this place is delicious and is cheep and cheerful. It seems to be a typical bar meals place which I think Islay is lacking. Too many places on Islay to fancy and very expensive! I would recommend this place for good pub grub :o)

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 21 June 2013

The hotel was alright. The room could have been a little more modern, but we expected not much since we were on a little island. Overall, the room was clean, but a little too overheated. Parking was free. WiFi was not working properly and no one could fixed it. We ate at the Hotel's restaurant. Food was alright. The little...

Thank Axel K
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 June 2013

I stayed in this hotel in June 2013 with my wife & another couple, although the bedrooms rooms we stayed in had recently been tidied up and were comfortable there was no television radio etc that would have been available in other hotels locally. The landings and public areas restaurant etc where scruffy & needed updating. The rear out door...

Thank p1pre
sammy253, Manager at Port Askaig Hotel, responded to this review

We regret that this party could only find the negative - while we are aware that some areas are still to be upgraded the bistro had a new wooden floor laid, was completely redecorated etc. less than 2 years ago. Hotel rear entrance is lit -but has a switch which guests can access - we certainly do not put the...

Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2013

This hotel is situated in a great position, and if you have a window table in the dinning room, the views are great. It is an old building, and hence difficult to adapt, perhaps, to modern day standards. The proprietor and staff were plesant and welcoming. The majority of waiting staff etc, were not local, and some were struggling with...

1Thank M G
sammy253, Manager at Port Askaig Hotel, responded to this review

We regret that elements of your stay were not what you expected. Yes , some new staff for the season do not have the best English but they work hard and do their best. Staff training? My staff both local and from Europe for the most part have been with me for between 4 and 14 years with the exception...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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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: $50 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Port Askaig Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Upper floor, middle of front.”
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“All rooms appear to have their own character, but tmany stairs and corners, so confirm when you book that access is suitable for you”
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“I was only eating in the hotel, not staying there..”
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