11. 2 on ground floor, plus 2 self-catering cottages.
all year, restaurant closed Mon/Tue Nov–Jan (open Christmas and New Year).
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.
all ages welcomed, no under-8s in dining room in evening (children’s high tea).
allowed in bedrooms (not unattended, £10 a day), not in public rooms.
 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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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.