Coll Hotel

Arinagour, Argyll and Bute

Seafaring readers anchored at Arinagour to seek a shower and dinner at the social hub of ‘a beautiful island with spectacular beaches, dark-sky park and wonderful wildlife’. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Seafaring readers anchored at Arinagour to seek a shower and dinner at the social hub of ‘a beautiful island with spectacular beaches, dark-sky park and wonderful wildlife’. It gains a full entry this year, with the addition of a ‘modern but sympathetic’ extension, including spacious bar areas, and a restaurant with views to Mull and the Treshnish isles. ‘We were met enthusiastically and told they indeed had a shower room for non-residents. Towels were thrust into our hands and we were directed to a large wet room. Brilliant!’ The Oliphant family have poured heart and soul into Coll’s only hotel since the ’60s, and ‘deserve every success’. Bedrooms (three with garden access) are unfussy and immaculate, with a luxury bed and home-baked treats. The menus showcase local produce – creel-caught lobster and crab, fish landed in Oban, grass-fed lamb. ‘We enjoyed fish soup, delicately cooked Gigha halibut with cherry tomato, spinach and Parmesan risotto with rocket (outstanding).’ Breakfast brings Loch Fyne kippers, Cumberland sausage or haggis, before a day’s dolphin-spotting or a visit to the RSPB reserve. (David Birnie, MC)

Hotel details

Address

Isle of Coll
Argyll and Bute
PA78 6SZ
Scotland

Telephone

01879 230334

Bedrooms

10.

Open

all year, Christmas and New Year house parties only.

Facilities

lounge bar, public bar, restaurant, residents’ lounge and dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), garden, helipad, bicycles, extension room wheelchair accessible.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed (children stay free, except for food).

Dogs

allowed in bar areas, not in restaurant or bedrooms.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £90–£165. 
À la carte from £25.