The Airds Hotel And Restaurant

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The Airds Hotel and Restaurant, Port Appin, Appin, Argyll, PA38 4DF

    Set amongst the most stunning scenery in the Scottish Highlands, on the shore of Loch Linnhe with the Movern mountains behind. The restaurant has an international reputation and takes advantage of the abundance of local produce available

    The Airds Hotel is set amongst  the most stunning scenery in the little hamlet of Port Appin on the shores of Loch Linnhe. The Airds is a four star luxury hotel in the romantic setting of Scotland's west coast where personal service and a gourmet dining experience are the very essence of all that is great about a visit to this exclusive retreat.  Whether you come for the beautiful views, the fine dining restaurant or for pampering in understated luxury there is a good reason to come and stay.

    The atmosphere is one of relaxed elegance where friendly staff are attentive and efficient, yet not too fomral.  The 8 bedrooms and 3 suites are all uniquely designed with beautiful fabrics and furnishings whilst we also offer a luxury 2 bedroom self catering cottage for those who would like a little more independence.

    The restaurant has held 3 rosettes for over 20 years and was one of the first in Scotland to be awarded a gold star with Visit Scotland and conveys the same understated elegance whilst the cuisine is overseen by Head Chef, who ensures that the finest locally sourced ingredients are used. Seafood is in abundance on the menu taking advantage of the local source of seafood available.

    Spend your days exploring the nearby islands of Lismore and Mull, the dramatic landscape of Glencoe, or the bustling town of Oban and it's distillery.  Alternatively you may wish to hire a bike or simply take one of the beautiful walks from right outside the hotel's door and then return for a gentle massage or aromatherapy session in the comfort of your room.

    4 AA Hotel
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    The Airds Hotel & Restaurant is open all year.

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Classic Double
    £295.00 per room per night (dinner, bed & breakfast inc)
    Junior Suite
    £390.00 per room per night (dinner, bed & breakfast inc)
    Loch View Suite
    £450.00 per room per night (dinner, bed & breakfast inc)
    Master Suite
    £435.00 per room per night (dinner, bed & breakfast inc)
    Small Superior
    £340.00 per room per night (dinner, bed & breakfast inc)
    £363.00 per room per night (dinner, bed & breakfast inc)

    For special offers and packages visit our website:

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Cottage
    • Hotel Breaks


    • Baby Listening/Sitting Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Bath Ensuite
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Telephone
    • Towels Provided
    • WC EnSuite

    Health & Wellbeing

    • Traditional Massage


    • Coastal Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Mountains area
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Village Location
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Allowed
    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Wedding Services

    • Accommodation Available
    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Reception Facilities


    • Bar Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Dairy Free
    • Dinner Available
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Gluten Free
    • Licensed Bar / Clubroom
    • Lunch Available
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Restaurant
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available

    Dietary Options

    • Nut Free Meals


    • Conference Facilities
    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Porterage
    • Room Service Available

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV In Room
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Airport Transport Supplied
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking
    • Private Car Space
    • Private Parking

    Road Directions

    We are approximately 20 miles north of Oban and 27 miles south of Fort William. From Glasgow - take the M8 west, cross the Erskine Bridge and turn left onto the A82 (Crianlarich) and head north to Ballachulish. Take the A828 to Oban and in Appin turn right at the "Port Appin/Lismore Ferry" sign.
    From Edinburgh - take the M9 towards Stirling. Follow the A84 and head towards Crianlarich (A82), carry on to Ballachulish. Take the A828 towards Oban and after 16 miles turn right at the "Port Appin/Lismore Ferry" sign. The hotel is two miles down this single track road and is on the left hand side.

    Ford Motorway Cars 01397 702030 (Fort William)
    Budget Rent A Car01397 702500 (Fort William)
    Argyll Motor Services 563519 (Oban

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Take the A85 northbound out of Oban, heading towards Fort William. After approx 1/2 hr drive you will reach Appin. Turn left at Appin (signposted Port Appin and Lismore ferry). After 2.5 miles the hotel is on the left.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- 9 SEAT LUXURY CESSNA SEA PLANE
    BOOKINGS LINE 0870 2421457


    British Midland0345 554554
    American Airlines 0345 789789
    KLM 0870 5074074
    Easyjet 0870 6000000
    Ryanair/Sky Travel 0870 873000
    British Airways 0345 222111
    Air Lingus 0645 737747


    Glasgow 0141887111
    Edinburgh 0131 3331000
    Inverness 01667 464000
    Prestwick 01292 479822
    Heathrow 0870 0000123
    Gatwick 01293 535353

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 1


    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Baths fitted with support handrails available
    • There are separate shower units:
      • fixed shower seats or shower chairs provided
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath
      • bath with shower
      • separate shower unit
    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest

    General Questions

    • Emergency evacuation procedures for the safe exit of guests with disabilities
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room
    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    Accommodation Special Offer
    Valid 1 Jan 2015 to 31 Aug 2015

     TWIXMAS (Between Christmas and New Year!)

    In the pretty hamlet of Port Appin, near Oban, Argyll in the Scottish Highlands Enjoy 15% off our normal rates!

    The period between Christmas and New Year can be a bit of an anitclimax, so why not take advantage of our special offer and enjoy the relaxation of The Airds.  Take in the stunning scenery of Port Appin and walk off all that christmas food before starting again with New Year! Arriving on Sunday 27th and not departing until Wednesday 30th December, we are offering:-  

    Classic Double room is £376 per person

    Small Superior room is £434 per person

    Superior room is £463 per person

    Junior Suite is £498 per person

    Master Suite is £555 per person

    Loch View Suite is £574 per person All of the above rates are inclusive of dinner, full Scottish breakfast and vat and are based on double occupancy.

    As this offer is not bookable on line please contact the hotel direct on 01631 730236 or email us to check availability at   

    20% off
    Valid 1 Jan 2015 to 31 Aug 2015

    August Special Offer – 4 for 3!

    Enjoy a relaxing short break at Airds. We are offering you the chance to stay with one night on us! Valid for stays in August 2015

    From only £137.50 per person, per night with the free night applied, based on two people sharing a Classic double room.

    So if you are tempted to get away and explore the delights of The Airds in the stunning hamlet of Port Appin, near Oban, Argyll or you would just like a few days of peace and quiet relaxing in the heights of luxury, then take advantage of a complimentary night's accommodation and make your booking now.

    For further details of this offer please visit our website, call us on 01631 730 236 or email us at

    Accommodation Special Offer
    Valid 1 Jan 2015 to 27 Dec 2015
      Christmas at Airds Hotel - Three Night Package   Thursday 24th December - Sunday 27th December 2015

    Our festivities begin on Christmas Eve with our tea and festive cakes. Prior to dinner we invite you to a champagne reception with canapés at 7.30pm to give everyone the opportunity to meet their fellow guests over the Christmas break. Our candlelight dinner will be served at 8.00pm after which you can relax in the lounges with coffee.

    Christmas Day starts with our full Scottish breakfast and a Bucks Fizz followed perhaps, by a leisurely walk around Port Appin. Mince pies, christmas cake and mulled wine will be available in the lounges from around 12.30pm giving you sufficient time to burn off some energy before our festive christmas dinner.. Why not take a casual stroll down to the loch to admire the lighthouse or perhaps just relax with a good book in front of one of the fires, prior to Christmas dinner. And so to the main event – our Christmas Dinner – which will commence at 4.00pm. After dinner it is time to relax and snuggle up with a good book or perhaps one of the family games. A light sandwich snack will be laid out in the lounge for you to help yourself at any time during the evening.

    On Boxing Day enjoy a full Scottish breakfast with the day being at your leisure. Why not take one of the many walks before enjoying a sumptuous dinner served anytime between 7.30 and 9.30pm. Finally, enjoy another full Scottish breakfast on 27th before departing.

    All rates are per person, for the three night package and are based on double occupancy and are inclusive of all of the above. Rates start from only £615 per person.




    Food & Drink offer
    Valid 1 Jan 2015 to 31 Aug 2015
    Champagne & Strawberries Afternoon Tea! Throughout Summer -  2pm-5.30pm Let your summer sparkle with a “Strawberries & Cream Afternoon Tea” at the Airds Hotel  Think Summer, and you immediately think of Glorious Sunny afternoons, Wimbledon, chilled Champagne and strawberries with Cream.  Throughout the summer we are celebrating the 'very best of Summer' with our Strawberries and Cream Full afternoon tea. This includes a glass of Champagne , a variety of handmade sandwiches complemented by home baked warm scones with home-made jams and clotted cream, and a variety of strawberry pastries - prepared in our Award Winning restaurant. There is also wide selection of specialist teas and coffees to choose from. If Champagne is not for you, then how about a Pimm’s Cup? Prices are £31.50 per person.  All our Afternoon Teas are available to residents and non-residents. Pre Booking is required so call us on 01631 730236 to book your afternoon treat!  


    Accommodation Special Offer
    Valid 1 Jan 2015 to 2 Jan 2016

    Hogmany at Airds - Three Night Package

    New Year or Hogmanay as it is better known in Scotland is one of the most exciting times in Scotland.  Here at Airds we celebrate it in style and we welcome you to join our celebrations.

    Our Hogmanay House Party runs from the 30th December through to the 2nd January.

    Wednesday 30th December 2015.  Why not make the most of the New Year break by arriving early afternoon - this will give you time to enjoy our tea with festive cakes next to the hearty fire.  This evening is a relaxed affair and you will have plenty of time to unwind after dinner with a fine wine or a malt whisky in front of the open fire, before retiring to bed.

    Hogmanay, Thursday 31st December 2015. Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and allow us to pamper you for the rest of the day. Then join us for a champagne reception from 7.00pm after which our Head Chef will once again serve up a mouth-watering dinner to set you up for the evening!  After dinner we invite you to our Scottish Ceilidh or alternatively just relax in the lounges. Do not worry if you are not well versed in Scottish dancing as we have a caller to explain each dance. Having no doubt built up an appetite again after the dancing, enjoy some stovies prior to retiring to bed.  Alternatively just enjoy the stovies without the dancing!

    New Years' Day, Friday 1st January 2016. This morning enjoy a lie in - or perhaps go for a brisk walk before enjoying a sumptuous 'brunch' back at the hotel.  The rest of the day is at your leisure although we have a few activities available for those who feel a little more energetic or for those with an active mind!  After drinks in the lounges allow our piper to pipe you into our Black Tie Gourmet Dinner which will be served at 8.00pm.

    Saturday 2nd January 2016. Full Scottish breakfast will be served after which we bid you a fond farewell and 'Haste ye Back'

    The following rates are per person for the three night package, based on double occupancy and are inclusive of all of the above.  Rates start from only £684 per person.


    Romantic Package
    Valid 1 Jan 2015 to 22 Dec 2015

    Romantic Package at The Airds - From only £743 for two guests for 2 nights

    Why not treat your loved one to a Romantic 2 night break at The Airds.  There can be no where more romantic then amongst the stunning scenery of Port Appin where if you are lucky you will see the sky transform early evening into the most magical sunset over the loch and Morvern mountains. Having won an award as the Most Romantic Hotel in Scotland, you will not be disappointed.

    The Airds provides that perfect balance of luxury, relaxation and privacy to enjoy a romantic break, perhaps for your honeymoon or just to say 'thank you' to a loved one.

    The Romantic Break includes:-

    • Dinner, bed and breakfast on both evenings
    • A bottle of house champagne on arrival
    • The 7 course Tasting Menu on an evening of your choice
    • A box of homemade chocolates
    • Flowers on arrival

    For further details of this offer please visit our website, call us on 01631 730 236 or email us at

    Food & Drink offer
    Valid 1 Jan 2015 to 22 Dec 2015

    Gourmet Offer

    The Airds is the perfect place to enjoy a 2 night Gourmet Break in the Scottish Highlands.  Situated only 30 minutes from Oban, The Airds award winning restaurant entices you to relax and enjoy the very best food whilst looking out over Loch Linnhe and the Morvern Mountains.  Enjoy the view as the sun sets over the loch and relax enjoying the very best Gourmet food.

    Our local suppliers provide only the best seafood which is delivered daily by west coast fishermen and the passion and dedication of the Head Chef, is evident in all his dishes.  We are also fortunate to have our own large kitchen garden tendered by our gardener Les, where we are lucky enough to be able to grow our own vegetables, herbs and berries - you cannot get more local than that!

    The Gourmet Package includes:-

    • 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast
    • Bottle of house champagne on arrival
    • Box of homemade chocolates
    • Tasting Menu with matching wines on one evening
    • A Personalised Tasting Menu on the second evening (no wines)

    Rates start at only £825 for the two night package for 2 guests.

    For further details of this offer please visit our website, call us on 01631 730 236 or email us at

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