Good Hotel Guide Review
Andrew and Rosaline Ryan’s small hotel at the top of the Kintyre peninsula overlooks the loch from which it takes its name. ‘A home away from home’ – if home has a similarly impressive collection of rare and limited-batch whiskies – it is liked for its ‘warm and welcoming’ atmosphere. ‘They know how to look after you here,’ say regular visitors in 2016. Many of the simply furnished bedrooms in the white-painted 18th-century coaching inn have restful views across the water. In the rustic restaurant, chef Ross Payne serves ‘divine’ seasonal Scottish menus. ‘The fish is especially good, as it comes straight from the sea and on to your plate.’ Close to the ferries for Islay, Arran and Gigha. 2 lounges, bar (log fire), restaurant. Function room. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). Background jazz. Parking. Children and dogs (not in restaurant; £4.50 per night) welcomed. 1 mile from village. 8 bedrooms. Per room B&B single from £49.50, double from £89.50. Dinner £24.