The Airds Hotel & Restaurant

Appin, Argyll & Bute
Hotel


The lap of luxury awaits at this chic hotel on Scotland's west coast - ambrosial food, beautiful rooms and views of sea and mountains

Bedroom

11 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

This chic country-house hotel on the Appin peninsular stands above Loch Linnhe with views across the water to the Morvern Mountains. It came to life in 1750, an inn for passengers taking the paddle steamers up to the Caledonian canal. These days, it’s one of the loveliest places to stay on the West Coast. Its whitewashed exterior gives no hint of the wonders within. You enter through a small conservatory, then find yourself in a world of smouldering fires, freshly cut flowers, beautiful wallpapers and soft sofas. Bedrooms are divine: beautiful fabrics, warm colours, Frette linen on Vi-Spring beds, sparkling marble bathrooms with robes; in short, the best of everything. Those at the front have the view, bigger rooms have sofas, some at the back have terraces, all spoil you rotten. Best of all is the exceptional food, perhaps West Coast langoustines with pea purée, sea bass with clams and a lemongrass cream, apple terrine with salted caramel and cinnamon doughnuts. There’s a garden for croquet and afternoon tea with views to the water. Worth every penny.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: 1st Sept - 30th Oct. 2 night special offer with rates from just £297.50 DBB per person, based on double occupancy.

Booking information

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Extra bed/sofabed £25 p.p.p.n.
Closed
Mon & Tue Nov to Jan.
Dogs

Dog blankets and water bowls - let us know on booking if you'd like them.

Dogs £10 per night. Max. 2 per room.

Garden & path down to the loch; lovely walks from hotel door - copies available. Dogs welcome in conservatory (not unattended in rooms unless in own cage).

Meals
Lunch from £7. Dinner, 5 courses £56. Tasting menu £77. Sunday lunch £21.45.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £180
Surcharges
Dinner, B&B from £145 p.p.
3 Suites for 4
From £365
1 Cottage for 5
From £85
8 Twin/doubles
From £180

Reviews

An excellent 2 night stay including breakfasts and dinners. The room overlooking the loch was ideal. Local walks and wildlife (including otters, siskins and the UK's most rarely seen snake/lizard, the slow-worm!) Above all, the meals were and service were quite outstanding. Thank you.

Simon, Frodsham

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Shaun & Jenny McKivragan

  • Walking - Whether taking off on your own from right outside the hotel, or organising a full day’s guided walk, we have something to suit everyone. You can also drive to and walk through stunning Glencoe, one of the most spectacular valleys in the UK.
  • Horse Riding - Located just a few minutes drive from the hotel, the stables can cater for all levels and can take you along the beach or on a 2 hour canter in the surrounding countryside.
  • Boat Trips - From fast RIB trips on Loch Linnhe to a Sea Fari adventure to see the local wildlife, we can arrange a unique trip to remember, or take a short ferry ride to peaceful Lismore for a bit of heritage and superb views from the middle of the loch.
  • Bicycle Hire is highly recommended as it enables you to really enjoy the stunning scenery. The Island of Lismore is a particularly popular trip with just one very peaceful single track lane running right through the centre of the small island.
  • Nearby attractions include Castle Stalker, the iconic castle on its own little island, or the Sealife Sanctuary where you can see baby seals being reared. You can also visit Oban, seafood capital of the West Coast and gateway to the Hebredies.
  • Day trip to Mull - take the ferry from Oban to Mull and enjoy a day on this stunning island - and, depending on which ferry you choose to take, could include enough time to visit the small island of Iona or Staffa from Mull.