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

Contact details

The Airds Hotel
Port Appin
Argyll and Bute
PA38 4DF
Scotland
01631 730236

Hotel information

Bedrooms

11. 2 on ground floor, plus 2 self-catering cottages.

Open

all year, restaurant closed Mon/Tue Nov–end Jan (open Christmas and New Year).

Facilities

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.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed, no under-8s in dining room in evening (children’s high tea).

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms (not unattended), not in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[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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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 - November, 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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