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

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.

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Special offers

Three Night Special Offer

Relax and unwind at Airds surrounded by stunning scenery. Enjoy a special trip to the stunning Scottish West coast and The Airds Hotel this October. 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 via the short ferry ride at the end of the pier, watch seals on a boat trip, again from the end of the pier in Port Appin, or simply sit in the conservatory and enjoy the fantastic view over the loch to the Morvern mountains. At the end of the day enjoy a meal in the romantic 3 Rosette restaurant with views across the loch, before retiring to the comfort of your room, perhaps with a good book or one of the many DVDs to choose from – a truly relaxing break! Rates from only £433 per person, for the 3-night break, based on double occupancy and inclusive of: 5 Course dinner with petit fours and coffee each evening; full Scottish breakfast each morning; early morning tea/coffee delivered to your room; complimentary newspaper. Also includes a complimentary cream tea on a day of your choice. 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 wonderful little boutique hotel. The staff are so efficient and friendly, and everything is so personal, not like a big corporate hotel. It was also great to see the owner engaging with guests. The decor is sophisticated, and the restaurant lends itself perfectly to a relaxing evening with candlelit tables. The freshest of fish and shellfish we have had anywhere, a real talented chef. Our room was delightful with views over the loch and mountains and it had everything we needed. ' - Susan Sutton - September, 2017
'Fabulous five-star stay at this lovely hotel. Everything you could hope for on holiday. Beautiful bedroom, stunning location, amazing food, great service. Can't recommend highly enough. ' - SC - April, 2017
'From start to finish the stay was faultless. On arrival you are offered a complimentary glass of prosecco and then taken to your room. After a lovely walk, dinner was a wonderful experience; possibly the best food we have had in Scotland; service was attentive and friendly. It was a delight having breakfast served to us rather than having the usual buffet and again the food was top-notch. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable experience and good value. ' - BG - March, 2017
'Well appointed hotel with excellent customer service, attentive but not over powering. Rooms are very comfortable and loch views are stunning. The three nights we ate in the dining room were excellent with much use of local produce complemented by a really interesting wine list. ' - DK - April, 2016

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