Mar–20 Dec, 31 Dec–4 Jan.
lift, 2 lounges, bar/bistro, 3 restaurants, coffee shop, art gallery, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, ¼-acre garden, patio, wedding/function facilities, spa treatments.
all ages welcomed.
well-behaved dogs allowed by arrangement, not in Westward restaurant (£10 per night, own bedding required).
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per room B&B £110–£290, D,B&B £150–£330. Set dinner (Westward) £45, à la carte (Seafood bar) £26.
Good Hotel Guide Review
What an amazing location!’ Seafood and sea views remain the two major draws at this ‘friendly, informal’ hotel in a ‘spectacular position’ where the Crinan canal meets the loch. Frances Macdonald, a distinguished painter, has run the hotel for more than four decades. The staff are ‘hard working and very pleasant’, wrote a Guide regular this year. Guests loved the ‘marvellous’ fresh seafood in the bar and restaurants but felt ‘the whole needed updating; and housekeeping could be more thorough’. Bedrooms (‘simply furnished’) have views of the canal basin or across Loch Crinan towards the islands of Scarba and Mull. ‘Wonderful art’, much of it by Frances and son, Ross, is on display.
Autumn and Winter Special Offer
Autumn and Winter Special Offer. £115 per room per night. Subject to availability. Includes complimentary cream tea on arrival. Boat trips daily on the MV Sgarbh until the end of October Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.
A championship natural links course, set on the Atlantic shore looking out to Ireland and Islay.
The Gulf of Corryvreckan, also called the Strait of Corryvreckan, is a narrow strait between the islands of Jura and Scarba in Argyll and Bute off Scotland's West Coast and only a few miles from Crinan. The whirlpool is on the northern side of the gulf, surrounding a pyramid-shaped basalt pinnacle that rises from depths of 70metres to 29metres at its rounded top. Flood tides and inflow from the Firth of Lorne to the west drive the waters of Corryvreckan to waves of over 30 feet (9metres) and the roar of the resulting maelstrom can be heard ten miles (16 km) away. Local boats do daily trips from Crinan to the Corryvreckan.
Discover Keil Caves, which were occupied for centuries. Nearby you'll find St Columba's Chapel, St Columba's Well and St Columba's Footprints, which are carved in stone, a reminder that this is where he landed in Scotland in 563. Cross Southend Beach and you can clamber up the rock of Dunaverty, which was once the site of an important castle and witnessed a horrific massacre in 1647.