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 had the smoked haddock and poached eggs but the other offerings also looked great. Joy is the perfect B&B host, very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area - and cannot do enough for her visitors. I would certainly recommend Askernish - everything about the B&B felt generous, with nothing skimped. Absolutely first class!
We were very disappointed with the mediocre food and appalling service at the Islay Hotel next door - I see that others recommend it, so we may have just been unlucky that night. We found the nearby White Hart was much better, with attentive service and very good food. Just make sure you go to the right section!
- Also Known As:
- Askernish Islay/Port Ellen