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.

Credit cards

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

Early Summer 15% Discount/Free Cream Tea Special Offer

A perfect time to come to the Scottish west coast. Enjoy the incredibly beautiful scenery, be amazed by the vivid colours all around as garden and roadside flowers reach their best and enjoy it all before the roads get too busy. To help you take advantage of this beautiful time of year, here is a special package: Stay 3 nights anytime during May or June at the rates shown below which represent a 15% reduction on normal rates. What’s more, we will include a complimentary cream tea on the day of your choice. These rates include dinner and full Scottish breakfast, for all three nights and based on double occupancy. With rates starting from just £892.50 for two guests for 2 nights, inclusive of dinner, full Scottish breakfast, and a delicious cream tea on the day of your choice. 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 - May, 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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