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 boutique hotel in the romantic setting of Scotland's west coast where personal service and a seafood 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 25 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.
The hotel also benefits from having 2 luxury self catering cottages on site. The Old Smithy has 2 ensuite bedrooms, large lounge with open fire and large sofa bed (sleeps 2), with stunning views of Loch Linnhe and the Morvern mountains. There is large fully fitted modern kitchen with large dining area seating 6 comfortably. The cottage is avaialble for weekly lets. Bramble cottage is also a 2 bedroom, one bathroom luxury cottage, lseeping up to 5 guests (sofa bed in the lounge) with fully fitted kitchen and dining area, comfortabely seating 6 guests. The cottage is again available for weekly lets.
|Classic Double (2 rooms)||£97 Per person per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Junior Suite (1 room)||£145 Per person per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Loch View Suite (1 room)||£175 Per person per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Master Suite (1 room)||£167 Per person per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Small Superior (3 rooms)||£120 Per person per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Superior (3 rooms)||£131 Per person per night (breakfast inc.)|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
On Saturday the 4th of November, we will be hosting our next Wine Dinner. For more information please visit our website www.airds-hotel.com wine dinner. Rates from just £420 per night, inclusive of 7 course dinner with matching wines, based on double occupancy.
2 night package available from Sunday 29th October to Wednesday 31st January 2018 (excl 4th Nov, 23rd Dec - 6th Jan 2018)
Jenny and I will be celebrating 15 years at The Airds in December and we can hardly believe how quickly the time has gone. Over the years it has been our privilege to welcome so many regular and new guests across our threshold and we feel we can’t let this milestone pass without a celebration. Not one day has been the same and we have made many wonderful friends.
A special anniversary calls for a special package, so please help us celebrate by staying with us for 2 nights any time between the 29th October and the 31st January 2018 (excluding 4th Nov and the 23rd Dec to 6th Jan) from just £122 per person per night based on double occupancy including dinner and full Scottish breakfast each day, and a cream tea on the day of your choice. We hope you can join us to celebrate!
The following rates are per person for the two night package, based on double occupancy and inclusive of:-
Classic double £244.00
Small Superior £302.00
Superior with loch view £322.00
Superior without loch view £304.00
Junior Suite £328.00
Master Suite £360.00
Loch View Suite £394.00
Full payment is required at the time of booking and please note that all reservations are non refundable and non transferable.
To make a reservation please call the hotel direct on 01631 730236
The period between Christmas and New Year can be a bit of an anticlimax, 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!
With rates from just £389 per person for the 3 night package, arriving on Wednesday 27th December 2017, based on double occupancy, inclusive of dinner, full Scottish breakfast and VAT.
To learn more about us visit: www.airds-hotel.com
Enjoy a short break to the stunning Scottish West coast and The Airds Hotel. Come and relax, leaving all the cares of the world behind. Take advantage of the many walks from right outside the hotel, hire a bike for the day and enjoy a day on Lismore via the short ferry ride at the end of the pier, watch seals on a boat trip, again from the end of the pier in Port Appin, or simply sit in the conservatory and enjoy the fantastic view over the loch to the Morvern mountains.
At the end of the day enjoy a meal in our romantic 3 Rosette restaurant with views across the loch, before retiring to the comfort of your room, perhaps with a good book or one of the many dvd's to choose from - a truly relaxing break!
With rates from just £433 per person, based on double occupancy, for the 3 night package and inclusive of:-
We will also include a complimentary cream tea on a day of your choice.
For more information or to take a reservation, please call the hotel on 01631 730236
The Airds is delighted to offer a unique star gazing weekend. Our location in the peaceful hamlet of Port Appin offers spectacular scenery throughout the year. This however, is not restricted to the hours of daylight. The village and surrounding areas suffer from very little light pollution, making this part of Argyll a great place to view the sky at night. Our weekend starts on Friday evening when, with a glass of champagne in everyone’s hand, our host, Mike Alexander of the Galloway Astronomy Centre will introduce himself and the subject of astronomy before you enjoy a 5 course dinner in our 3 rosette restaurant.
Following dinner Mike will continue his talk in the lounge and weather permitting, will lead a brief walk outside to illustrate some of his points and to whet your appetite for the following evening. On Saturday morning after breakfast you can join Mike for a further talk and slide show. Take the remainder of Saturday at your leisure and explore the beautiful West Highlands before returning to the hotel for a talk on all things ‘Astronomy’ from Mike and a brief questions and answers session before dinner. After dinner will be a tour out to experience the skies first hand at a nearby dark location with Mike. During the tour of the night sky you will discover how ancient civilizations named the constellations and stars. Using a telescope we will venture into the depths of our galaxy and beyond.
Typically we will be observing Star forming regions, Star Clusters and Galaxies and within our own Solar System, Jupiter - king of planets and Comet 41P Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak not seen for 10 years. This is sure to be a unique and rewarding experience for all.
Schedule for the weekend
Fri 17th November 6.30pm Introduction to the night sky in the lounge 7.15pm Dinner in the restaurant 9.15pm Walk in Port Appin to observe the skies – approx. 40 mins
Sat 18th November 8–10am Breakfast 10.15am Talk on the history of constellations in the lounge – approx 45 mins 6.15pm Talk and questions and answers on the night skies in the lounge 7.15pm 5 Course Dinner in the restaurant 9.15pm Excursion to a local dark sky area to observe skies using telescope
Sun 19th November 8-10am Breakfast Rates
Rates are per room for the 2 nights and are based on double occupancy, inclusive of dinner, full Scottish breakfast, talks and excursion: Classic Room £810 Small Superior Room £910 Superior Room £950 Junior Suite £995 Master Suite £1105 Loch View Suite £1127
Mike Alexander - our host for the weekend In early 2003 my wife, Helen, and I purchased a property in an area with minimal light pollution and the Galloway Astronomy Centre opened for business in 2004. Now in its 12th year, the business has developed year on year as new ideas have been included to meet the interests of our guests. So in addition to our tours of the night sky using our 400mm reflecting telescope, which has been the mainstay of the business, we run 3 beginner astronomy courses and will be adding a fourth on Astrophotography shortly. In addition through the year I run observing nights or give astronomy talks for a variety of groups across Southern Scotland.
For many years we have sold telescopes produced by two of the leading manufacturers in the world and regularly give advice on choosing the right telescope to both beginners and the more advance amateur astronomer. We remain the only telescope supplier outside the Home Counties where you can “try before you buy” an instrument. The awarding of the Galloway Forest as the UK’s first Dark Sky Park in 2009 certainly put the region on the astronomical map and as the only observatory open to the public in the whole of Dumfries & Galloway it has been very beneficial to us. Now we regularly welcome visitors not only from across the UK, but around the world, who are wanting to experience the beauty of a Galloway night sky. In 2015 I was asked by the the Forestry Commission to train five Dark Sky Rangers in astronomy, so that they could set up their own astronomical events in the Galloway Forest.
I have been interviewed about astronomy on BBC radio several times and I have been interviewed by China Central TV and most recently by BBC Scotland which filmed myself and our guests watching the Total Lunar Eclipse for the series “How Scotland Works”. Terms and Conditions Due to the nature of this event and the reliance on clear skies the schedule will need to be flexible in terms of which day the excursion takes place. In the event of complete cloud cover on both evenings the excursion will be replaced by a further talk by our host. Please note the event requires a minimum number of 8 guests. Should this not be achieved the event will be cancelled and your deposit refunded 14 days prior to arrival. We strongly advise guests to bring good binoculars with them as well as warm weather clothing.