all year, except Christmas.
2 lounges, bar, dining room, bistro, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), function facilities, 2-acre grounds, moorings for guests arriving by boat.
all day in bar.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bar, bedrooms (not unattended).
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £130–£190. A la carte £30.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In a ‘glorious location’, this 19th-century whitewashed inn, perched above Loch Fyne, is run as a ‘terrific’ hotel, bar and bistro by Gill and Archie MacLellan. Prettily styled bedrooms range from side-facing ‘standard’ rooms to loch-view rooms with designer wallpaper and fabrics. All rooms have good toiletries; superior loch-view rooms have robes and slippers. ‘There is a nice residents’ lounge on the first floor.’ The offer of afternoon tea and cakes on arrival is a welcome touch, and a dog-lover was taken with resident canines Hector and Boo. In MacPhunn’s Bistro, Shaun Murray’s menu is seasonal, locally sourced. ‘Rack of lamb with herb crust and pea purée, gratin potatoes with leeks and cream and bacon was excellent.’ Another reader, eating in the bistro, wondered why the ‘lovely restaurant with fantastic views’ was, on that busy night, unused. Breakfast involves free-range eggs, potato scones, Loch Fyne kipper, of course. ‘The hotel allowed me to leave my car for a few days as I was walking the coast, and to change my clothes on return. They went out of their way to be helpful.’ (GM, CE)