The Pierhouse

Nick and Nikki Horne run their ‘top-class hotel’ in a ‘fantastic location’ on the shores of Loch Linnhe, where the ‘beautiful vista’ stretches across the water to the islands and beyond. More

Contact details

The Pierhouse
Port Appin
Argyll and Bute
PA38 4DE
Scotland
01631 730302

Hotel information

Bedrooms

12

Open

all year except 24–26 Dec.

Facilities

residents’ snug, lounge, bar, restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, sauna (treatments available), terrace, yacht moorings, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in bar and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

‘well-behaved, quiet and house-trained dogs’ allowed in 3 bedrooms (not unattended), not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £90–£255. À la carte £35–£40.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Nick and Nikki Horne run their ‘top-class hotel’ in a ‘fantastic location’ on the shores of Loch Linnhe, where the ‘spectacular vista’ stretches across the water to the islands and beyond. Turn your view inside, if you can bear to: ‘Nick and Nikki are superb hosts’; their staff are ‘exceptionally friendly and professional’. Steps from the beach, the ‘cosy’ 19th-century piermaster’s house has a wood stove–warmed bar popular for its seafood platters, Scottish gins and malt whiskies. In the restaurant – come in time for a sunset supper – chef Laura Milne’s ‘very nice, reasonably priced’ menu specialises in ‘delicious’ local fish and shellfish. (Look out for lobsters and crabs in creels at the end of the pier.) ‘Well-appointed’ bedrooms are supplied with Scottish toiletries, shortbread, still and sparkling water; some rooms suit a family. ‘Try to get a sea-view room’ (for ‘peace, quiet and the gentle lap of waves’), but even cliff-facing bedrooms have outdoor entertainment in the form of the chaffinches, siskins and wrens who visit the bird tables nearby. Breakfast has freshly baked croissants and home-made jams. Afterwards, the ferry to Lismore awaits. (Brian Irving, Chris Elliott)

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The Pierhouse
Port Appin
Argyll and Bute
PA38 4DE

Guest comments

'The staff are very friendly. An efficiently run hotel. A fire was burning in the lounge when we arrived on a miserable day. The bedrooms are spacious. The restaurant is light and airy, with a fabulous view. We ate a wide variety of fish and seafood, all nicely cooked and very enjoyable. ' - GC - May, 2017
'The bedrooms were beautifully appointed and had modern large shower rooms. There was even a bird table outside each window to the rear so that the birds could entertain the guests in rooms without a sea view! The staff were exceptionally friendly and professional. My dinner was very nice. I The hotel is beautifully located and reasonably priced. ' - Chris Elliott - September, 2016
'Been going there each year for last seven years in June. Fantastic location. Top class, reasonably priced food (specializes in fish) .Owners and staff always make you welcome. ' - Brian Irving - June, 2016
'Idyllic spot by the water. Rooms standard, nicely furnished. and comfortable. Our superior double had good views. Friendly, helpful staff.; nice atmosphere in bar and restaurant. ' - Lynn Wildgoose - May, 2016

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