The Airds Hotel

Port Appin, Argyll and Bute

A ‘lovely mix of quiet seaside, stunning hillside and island life’ can be found here, by Loch Linnhe, and within easy reach of Glasgow and Edinburgh. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A ‘lovely mix of quiet seaside, stunning hillside and island life’ can be found here, by Loch Linnhe, and within easy reach of Glasgow and Edinburgh. A reader returning after 30 years found everything at Shaun and Jenny McKivragan’s former ferry inn ‘excellent although expensive’. Decked out in designer fabrics by Zoffany, Colefax & Fowler and Designers Guild, with Frette linen and Bulgari toiletries, bedrooms vary in style but all are ‘beautifully peaceful’. Most offer magnificent views of the loch and the Morvern mountains; those with no view are larger. Drinks and canapés by the fire are followed by dinner in a ‘bright dining room with an excellent view of the sea’. Here, new chef Matthew Price’s seasonal menus are a celebration of local ingredients, including ‘superb seafood and game’. Afterwards, perhaps a wee dram in the whisky bar. Breakfast offers everything from ‘porridge, fruits, yogurt and compote’ to a ‘range of cooked options and lashings of tea of our choice’. Staff are ‘charming and very courteous’ and there is a selection of wellies to borrow for a walk to the lighthouse at low tide. (John Barnes, Peter Foster). This hotel is a member of Pride of Britain.

Hotel details

Address

Port Appin
Argyll and Bute
PA38 4DF
Scotland

Telephone

01631 730236

Bedrooms

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

Open

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

Facilities

2 lounges, conservatory, whisky bar, restaurant, wedding facilities, in-room TV (Freeview), spa treatments, ½-acre garden, 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) and conservatory.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room D,B&B single £285–£535, double £335–£570. Set dinner £64, seasonal tasting menu £95.