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The Pierhouse Hotel

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#1 of 2 hotels in Port Appin
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With breathtaking views to the islands of Lismore and Mull, our intimate twelve bedroom hotel, bar and renowned seafood restaurant has won a fast-growing reputation as one of Argyll's most idyllic and romantic destinations. We pride ourselves on the freshness & quality of our seafood and local meats, sourcing most of our food locally. We strive to offer our guests something different - a personal and relaxed family atmosphere, stunning location and deliciously fresh food.
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Beach
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch, Swedish
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Amanda D wrote a review Jan 2024
10 contributions2 helpful votes
This is my new favourite place in the world. The service was amazing and the staff really friendly and welcoming. Such a unique location. Weather was awful but we were soon warm and enjoying lovely lunch. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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MG wrote a review Dec 2023
Glasgow32 contributions19 helpful votes
Really nice friendly hotel. Amazing locality, fantastic staff and great food. Unpretentious, cosy, welcoming and to be recommended. Only thing that stops me from giving a 5 out of 5 is that it is quite expensive for what it is ie a 3 star hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Fiona McLean, General Manager at The Pierhouse Hotel
Responded 1 Jan 2024
Hi Winter347 Thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback for us. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit with us. I am sorry that you feel you did not get full value for money during your stay. We believe that our pricing strategy is competitive in the local area and reflects the quality of the produce and experience that we offer. We do hold a 3 Silver Star AA rating along with 2 AA rosettes in our seafood restaurant, and with Visit Scotland we hold a 4 Gold Star rating. I do hope that you will come back and see us again in the future if you are back in the area. Kind regards Fiona McLean General Manager
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Saabfreak9 wrote a review Dec 2023
Paisley, Scotland34 contributions25 helpful votes
I have just returned from 2 fabulous nights in the Pier House hotel. Room 8 with a fantastic view to Lismore and Shuna. We had a warm welcome and we're shown to a beautiful room. Cosy, comfy bed and lots of nice touches like Tunnocks Caramel wafers! The food at the Hotel is outstanding and is served in good portions. Loved the log fires. A special thanks to our dinner server David who even helped me out with some reading material from his own home. Staff were all really friendly. We would love to come back in summer months. Thanks to everyone for a great weekend
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Seafood a speciality, but the venison pepper pot was awesome too
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Response from Fiona McLean, General Manager at The Pierhouse Hotel
Responded 11 Dec 2023
Hello Saabfreak9 Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this feedback for us. We are delighted that enjoyed your recent stay - the Tunnocks wafers always get a lot of love! Hopefully we will see you back here again in the warmer months - we're already getting booked up if you wanted to be sure of a space.... Warm regards Fiona McLean General Manager
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Carolynn wrote a review Dec 2023
Glasgow, United Kingdom51 contributions25 helpful votes
Warm and friendly atmosphere, we have stayed a few times and always enjoy it. The hotel staff are helpful and professional .Good food, great views and cosy rooms. Perfect for a romantic short break. You can get the passenger ferry to Lismore too .
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 11 Dec 2023
Hi carolynnx Thank you for leaving this lovely feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoy coming to see us, hopefully it won't be too long before we see you back here again! Kind regards Fiona McLean General Manager
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jerpoint wrote a review Nov 2023
Scottish Borders, United Kingdom28 contributions11 helpful votes
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Long bumpy drive to get here but my goodness it was so worth it. Breathtaking views, calm, comfortable and the best food. Amazing seafood even for breakfast and the best dessert I’ve ever had made with cinder toffee. I can’t wait to return here
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 Dec 2023
Hello jerpoint We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit, thank you for taking the time to leave this review for us. We hope that you will brave that long and bumpy road again and come back to to see us soon! Best regards Fiona McLean General Manager
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foodie56 wrote a review Nov 2023
Chapelhall, United Kingdom62 contributions15 helpful votes
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On arrival , we met with David. He booked us in and showed us to our room. He was very warm and friendly. The room was pretty cold on arrival. Maybe heating could be turned up a little more, knowing the room is booked in advance, Dinner was booked for 7.30, and the table was ready for us We do not have the biggest appetites but wanted to try some of the food Cullen Skink with treacle bread 10/10 Soufflé 8/10 Grand platter 10/10 There was no room for anything else other than a coffee Breakfast 10/10 Staff are very nice and extremely friendly I would definitely recommend to my friends and family
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Fiona McLean, General Manager at The Pierhouse Hotel
Responded 12 Nov 2023
Hi Odyssey12922494639 Thank you so much for leaving this lovely feedback for us. I will definitely pass on your comments about the temperature of the room on arrival to our housekeeping team. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit with us. Hopefully you will come back and see us again very soon. Kind regards Fiona McLean General Manager
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Laura & Michael wrote a review Oct 2023
Halifax, Canada37 contributions6 helpful votes
We loved this hotel. It was tucked away & super cozy & quiet. What a view! The ferry to Lismore was right out front & super convenient for our daytrip over to the island. We loved sitting by the fire & chatting with other guests. The toiletries smelled divine. I had the most amazing dessert! It was so good I ordered it each night! Would highly recommend the dark chocolate cremeux with sea buckthorn burnt orange cinder toffee. We would highly recommend this accommodation.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Fiona McLean, General Manager at The Pierhouse Hotel
Responded 30 Oct 2023
Hi BakersOf Halifax This is amazing feedback thank you so much for leaving it for us. As well as our fabulous local suppliers for food and drink, we try to source as many additional products from the local area too. Our toiletries are made by Highland Soaps which is based just a few miles away in Fort William; they forage as many of their ingredients as they can, or have good organic suppliers for the rest. We hope that you will come back and see us again in the future! Best regards Fiona McLean General Manager
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Steven T wrote a review Oct 2023
Cowbridge, United Kingdom25 contributions23 helpful votes
Aided by near perfect weather, this was a successful stay in all respects. The rooms are fresh and their design perfectly complements the idyllic (when the sun shines) setting of this bijou hotel. Clear skies meant cold nights and the wood burning stoves made for a cosy atmosphere. An upgrade from "cliff-facing" to "sea view" certainly helped. And then there is the food! Fish eaters enjoy sumptuous fare, whilst there are a couple of tasty options for meat eaters. The full highland breakfast combines quality and quantity, saving the bother of thinking about lunch. We should also mention the very friendly and helpful staff who enhanced our stay.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 30 Oct 2023
Hi Steven T This is a wonderful review, thank you so much for leaving it for us. We c ompletely agree that good weather makes a stay on the west coast of Scotland near perfect, however there is also a certain charm in sitting safe and warm by the fires watching waves pound the slipway in a storm! I will be sure to pass your comments on to the whole team, and I do hope that we see you again in the future. Kind regards Fiona McLean General Manager
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474jinny wrote a review Oct 2023
Filey, United Kingdom22 contributions7 helpful votes
We only stayed for one night, a journey break on the way to the Outer Hebrides, but it was really memorable. Our cliff facing room was beautifully designed, comfortable and stylish, with lovely extra touches like fresh apples…..and caramel wafer biscuits! Our evening meal was sensational with the best mussels we have ever eaten. Many thanks to all who worked so hard to make it so special.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Fiona McLean, General Manager at The Pierhouse Hotel
Responded 19 Oct 2023
Hi 474jinny Thank you for your kind words. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope that you will come back and see us again for a little longer next time?! Kind regards Fiona McLean General Manager
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AKBissland1 wrote a review Sept 2023
Killearn, United Kingdom43 contributions29 helpful votes
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Fantastic location, friendly staff and delicious food, beautiful views from the hotel, dog friendly. Hourly trips to Lismore from outside the hotel. Good rooms, very quiet and a great breakfast to start your day.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 29 Sept 2023
Hi AKBissland Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit. We do hope that you will come back and see us again soon. Kind regards Fiona McLean General Manager
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£148 - £257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandArgyll and ButePort Appin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Pierhouse Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Pierhouse Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Castle Stalker (1.7 miles), Kinlochlaich Garden Centre and Gardens (2.4 miles), and Beinn Lora (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Pierhouse Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Pierhouse Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Pierhouse Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Pierhouse Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Old Inn, Tralee bay Fish and Chips, and The Hawthorn Restaurant.
Is The Pierhouse Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Port Appin.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Pierhouse Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Dutch, and Swedish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Pierhouse Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castle Stalker (1.7 miles).
Does The Pierhouse Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is The Pierhouse Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.