The Airds Hotel & Restaurant

Appin, Argyll & Bute
+44 (0)1631 730236

Views of sea and mountains, ambrosial food (dinner included) and supremely comfy bedrooms wait at this hotel on Scotland's wild west coast


11 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome

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.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Nightly price from £260 includes breakfast and dinner.
Mon & Tue Nov to Jan. First two weeks Dec.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dinner is included in nightly rate. Lunch from £7. Dinner, 5 courses £59.50. Tasting menu £82. Sunday lunch £29.95.


Nightly price
from £260
Nightly price from £260 includes breakfast and dinner. £25 for third person in room.
3 Suites for 4
From £365
1 Cottage for 5
From £695
8 Twin/doubles
From £260



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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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.
  • Glencoe, arguably the most spectacular valley in Scotland, offers hiking and skiing and has an impressive visitor centre as well as authentic pubs offering food.
  • 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. 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.