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
    01631 730236
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    Hotel information


    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.

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    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.

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    MasterCard, Visa.


    [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.

    Special offers

    Spring Three nights for the price of Two

    8th March – 27th April 2017 (Excluding 14th-17th April). Spring at Airds is such a beautiful time. Looking across the loch, the sun shining on the water with the mountains looking as magnificent as ever. The countryside is as welcoming as ever at this time of year- a perfect time for an invigorating walk or to simply relax and unwind in one of the lounges or conservatory with its ever-changing view. For the period the 8th March – 27th April (excl 14th – 17th April, Easter weekend) you can get, on a limited basis only – a FREE night! ‘Three nights for the price of Two’ – you just pay for dinner on the last night. Rates start from just £361 per person, based on double occupancy and are inclusive of dinner on all 3 nights and a full Scottish breakfast each morning. This offer is for a limited time only and there are a set number of rooms eligible for this special offer. Once these rooms have been reserved then the offer will no longer be available, so early booking is advisable. As this offer is not bookable on line please call the hotel direct on 01631 730236 or email To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.


    The Airds Hotel
    Port Appin
    Argyll and Bute
    PA38 4DF

    Guest comments

    '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
    'Stunning location with views of the loch and mountains behind. Our bedroom was beautifully furnished with large TV/DVD, and the hotel has a over 150 DVDsto choose from. Soft bathrobes welcome you from the shower and luxury toiletries add to the experience. The hotel has two delightful lounges both with a real log fire. We spent a perfect afternoon sitting next to one, reading a book after a long walk. Dinner was a highlight of our stay. The tasting menu was divine. ' - George Potter - February, 2013

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