The Airds Hotel

Take a breathtaking drive through Glencoe to this former ferry inn (Relais & Châteaux) on Loch Linnhe, with the Morvern mountains beyond. More

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The Airds Hotel
Port Appin
Argyll and Bute
PA38 4DF
Scotland
01631 730236
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

11. 2 on ground floor, plus 2 self-catering cottages.

Open

all year, restaurant closed Mon/Tue Nov–Jan (open Christmas and New Year).

Facilities

2 lounges, conservatory, whisky bar, restaurant, civil wedding licence, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), spa treatments, ½-acre garden (croquet, putting), mountain bike hire, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed, no under-8s in dining room in evening (children’s high tea).

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms (not unattended, £10 a day), not in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room DB&B £305–£520.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Take a breathtaking drive through Glencoe to this former ferry inn (Relais & Châteaux) on Loch Linnhe, with the Morvern mountains beyond. Shaun and Jenny McKivragan, who have owned and run the hotel for fourteen years, have modernised where appropriate. The white-painted building stands in a ‘gorgeous’ setting with wide views of the peaceful surroundings. Enter through the conservatory, its vista stretching over the loch; further in, find log fires, books, fresh flowers and a mix of antiques and contemporary pieces in the lounges. Less formal than in the past, service by staff is ‘attentive’. Recently redecorated bedrooms are kitted out with iced water in silver jugs, a decanter of Whisky Mac, swanky toiletries, top-end bedlinen, sumptuous bathrobes and slippers; most overlook the water. At dinner, new chef Chris Stanley’s ‘beautifully’ presented dishes – perhaps locally caught scallops and crab, stone bass, truffle, Pink Fir Apple potatoes, wild leek – are served in the restaurant with ‘stunning’ views. There’s an ‘impressive’ menu at breakfast, including porridge ‘and a wee dram’. In-room massages are offered, but the greatest tonic is the fresh air (bikes, wellies and packed lunches available). (J and MB, and others). This hotel is a member of Pride of Britain hotels.

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Special offers

Summer Midweek Three-Night Short Break

July -September (Sunday through to Thursday inclusive): Enjoy a special trip to the stunning Scottish west coast and The Airds Hotel. Come and relax, leaving all the cares of the world behind. Take advantage of the many walks from right outside the hotel, hire a bike for the day and enjoy a day on Lismore, or simply sit in the conservatory and enjoy the fantastic view over the loch to the morvern mountains. With rates from just £449.00 per person for the three-night package, based on double occupancy, inclusive of: Five-course dinner with petit fours and coffee each evening; full Scottish breakfast each morning; early morning tea/coffee delivered to your room; complimentary newspaper; please call the hotel direct on 01631 730236 for more information. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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The Airds Hotel
Port Appin
Argyll and Bute
PA38 4DF

Guest comments

'Fabulous five-star stay at this lovely hotel. Everything you could hope for on holiday. Beautiful bedroom, stunning location, amazing food, great service. Can't recommend highly enough. ' - SC - April, 2017
'From start to finish the stay was faultless. On arrival you are offered a complimentary glass of prosecco and then taken to your room. After a lovely walk, dinner was a wonderful experience; possibly the best food we have had in Scotland; service was attentive and friendly. It was a delight having breakfast served to us rather than having the usual buffet and again the food was top-notch. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable experience and good value. ' - BG - March, 2017
'Well appointed hotel with excellent customer service, attentive but not over powering. Rooms are very comfortable and loch views are stunning. The three nights we ate in the dining room were excellent with much use of local produce complemented by a really interesting wine list. ' - DK - April, 2016
'What a great hotel! Beautiful location. Small and personal. Quality all the way through our two-night stay. Great attention to detail by all the staff, so professional and charming. Faultless performance from the head chef. Not cheap but worth every penny! Nice touches like tea delivered to room in the morning, with juice at no extra cost. Also colimentary newspaper of your choice. ' - Ian Dewey - October, 2013

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