The Airds Hotel

‘The views are stunning’ from Shaun and Jenny McKivragan’s ‘small, personable’ hotel, in a dramatic setting above 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–end 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), not in public rooms.

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MasterCard, Visa.


[2017] per room DB&B £305–£485.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘The views are stunning’ from Shaun and Jenny McKivragan’s ‘wonderful’ small hotel, in a dramatic setting above Loch Linnhe, with the Morvern mountains beyond. Within the former ferry inn, there’s more that pleases: ‘comfortable bedrooms’, ‘excellent dinners’ and ‘attentive, but not overpowering, service’. ‘We like the personal feel; it was great to see the owners engaging with the guests.’ Traditionally decorated public rooms are hung with original artwork; there are fresh flowers, log fires, tartan armchairs, books to borrow. The bedrooms vary in style, from country house to more contemporary, but each has ‘everything you might need’ – robes and slippers, iced water in silver jugs, a decanter of Whisky Mac. ‘Ours was delightful, with views over the loch and mountains.’ In the candlelit restaurant, chef Chris Stanley’s ‘top-notch cooking’ is served on crisp table linen. Local produce, including ‘the freshest of fish and shellfish’, features in modern dishes such as crab ravioli, shellfish sauce, wild garlic. On a clear day, request a packed lunch and help with bicycle hire, and take the ferry to Lismore – the lucky might spot dolphins or golden eagles along the way. (Susan Sutton, and others). The Airds Hotel is also a member of Pride of Britain hotels.

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Special offers

15% Discount Luxury Summer Break Special Offer

Enjoy a Luxury Summer Break of 2 nights at Airds Hotel, on the West Coast of Scotland, in July and August on selected rooms and enjoy 15% OFF. Rates from just £297 per person, for the 2 night break, inclusive of dinner and breakfast.For more information or to make a reservation please call the hotel direct on:- 01631 730236. To take advantage of 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 - July, 2018
'Wonderful experience, to celebrate our anniversary, The bedroom had a lovely sea view and was clean and comfortable. The lounge had comfy sofas and a welcoming open coal fire. We both thought the food was among the tastiest we had ever consumed. ' - Fiona McKirdy - March, 2018

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