Stayed for a few nights in the single room Staffa, the room and en-suite are perfectly comfortable but the view is of the adjacent car park, it you want a sea view take someone with you and get a double room! As a digression this hotel isn't alone in providing only adequate accommodation for single travellers but at least the WC was en-suite and not down the corridor.
The hotel is generally tired but it's homely and the staff are most welcoming. I couldn't understand an earlier reviewer's comment that the cheapest bar meal was £12.95, there were main courses available from £6.95 although the restaurant menu was dearer.
From my experiences of the west coast and islands I didn't expect any more or less, if you want TV, a mobile signal and wi-fi on demand everywhere you go then consider an alternative destination.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Port Askaig Hotel Islay