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Askernish
Ranked #6 of 17 Port Ellen B&B and Inns
Reviewed 1 May 2014

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!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Claire S
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

We chose this place mainly based on it's reviews, which although the owner, Joy, claims puts her under immense pressure, absolutely lives up to them all! Nothing is too much trouble, the room was really spacious and comfortable and the breakfasts were epic!! Sorry Joy, but this is really no pressure, just keep doing what you do and you'll have many more happy visitors. We stayed 3 nights here and my only wish was that we could have had a couple more!!

Room Tip: We had the large room on the ground floor of the building that is the feature room on Askernish'...
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

We stayed for two nights at Askernish and wish it could have been longer. Ideal location for ferry and exploring the island, particularly visiting whisky distilleries. Joy, the owner was most welcoming and the accomodation and breakfast couldn't be faulted. Islay Hotel next door for good food and drink and can recommend the music there on a Sunday afternoon.

Room Tip: We had the two ground floor rooms, which had been the doctor's consulting room and the waiting r...
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Gwen L
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Pretty much the first building you come across when exiting the ferry (but it's a sleepy town, so no noise concerns). Right next to the pub where you can sample some single malt and scampi. Joy appears to be a great fan of the local produce as well and has a few bottles stored (I never made use of them though for the above reasons). Her breakfasts are wonderful. And she is very helpful and friendly.

She's actively working on even more improvements to the property but I thought it was perfect already. Do stay for a minimum of 3 nights so you can spend a day at each local distillery.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Tim C
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

We booked Askernish B&B after seeing the reviews on Tripadvisor and it certainly lived up to it's superb reputation. Excellent room with a lot of thought having gone into making sure there was everything you could need in the room. Joy the owner is brilliant, wonderfully warm hospitality, nothing is too much trouble. Will we be back, I hope so!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Roy E
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Absolutely fantastic location...literally a hop, skip and a jump from the ferry terminal. The b&b is in the old Doctors surgery and it has lovingly kept some of the original features. The room was large and well appointed, extremely comfortable (everything from John Lewis it seems) and quiet. Joy was the perfect host, welcoming and extremely knowledgeable. The b&b is a five minute walk along the harbour to the road which leads to distilleries including Ardbeg (be sure to drop in for a tour with the lovely Emma) and Laphroaig. Bus stop to the airport and north of the island is just around the corner too. Joy's breakfast was hearty and tasty, and she spent time chatting and having a laugh with guests. It seems she does this single handedly and she should be commended for such a fantastic establishment. Can't wait to return,

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank jinglis84
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

Just spent one night in Askernish B&B with my family. Spacious rooms, directly at the ferry arrival (so you do not need to stand up much earlier than ferry departure ;-)) Had the two rooms without breakfast as we had to leave with the ferry at 7 am. Therefore got a price reduction which was fair.

Room Tip: Nice B&B close to Ferry
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Juergen2013
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Address: Frederick Crescent, Port Ellen PA42 7DJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Port Ellen
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Ranked #6 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Port Ellen
Number of rooms: 2
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Askernish Islay/Port Ellen

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