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Airds Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Port Appin
Certificate of Excellence
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
110 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Outstanding in every respect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2012

Everything about the Airds hotel is outstanding, not least its location amidst the best of Scottish west coast scenery. Our meals and wine were excellent, as was the service without being pretentious or stuffy. The attention to detail in all respects was impressive, including everything required to make us comfortable.

The seats by the large windows in the restaurant provide an impressive view in daylight, but on a November evening we found it a little chilly to sit by a window and preferred a table by the side wall.

Our stay was on a discounted low season rate and we considered it excelllent value for money, given the very high standards. However the hotel is not cheap. We payed about £750 for three nights with dinner and drinks, including the tasting menu on one night.

Room Tip: Room 2 is one of the cheaper ones without a scenic view, but is very comfortable and spacious enough...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Richmond, North Yorkshire
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2012

We have stayed here most years since 1991 and consider The Airds hotel to be the best place to unwind and be spoilt with the finest Scottish cuisine, quiet and efficient service and fabulous views. The attention to detail ensures the guest feels that they have received the best hospitality and the whole team of staff are excellent. This hotel is Relais & Chateaux and is deservedly recognised as a special place to stay.

Room Tip: Loch view guarantees a memorable stay.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Muscat, Oman
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55 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012 via mobile

We stopped in Airds for a night on our way to Inverlochy from Gleneagles. We had to find a half way point and chose Airds after a little research. What a lovely surprise. The hotel is located in an idyllic location. Appin is both charming and small. A great place to wind down and forget about the world. The hotel was small with a wonderful staff. The food which used to be a1 star Michelin was absolutely fabulous. I would highly recommend this place.

Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chantilly, Virginia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

We traveled to Scotland for a wedding in Fife. After the wedding we traveled to the west coast of Scotland where we spent a night at the Airds hotel based on the recommendation of a friend. We were not disappointed. The room, dinner and breakfast were all outstanding as was the setting. The staff aimed to please and made us feel very comfortable throughout our stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

Stayed here withe my Wife after driving around Isle of Mull for the day. We were tired after a long day exploring and were really welcomed by a fantsatic sunset just as we arrived then further by the staff who helped us unload the car. We really went to stay in this hotel for the food as we had heard it was a great restaurant. Before dinner we had time to realx in our suite (room 5) which had a fantastic shower (big enough for two) and a seperate lounge with complementary whiskey. The restuarant didnt disapoint. We went for the tasting menu which was very well balanced and not too much like they can be. Another whiskey in the library afterwards by the fire and then a very comfortable bed was luxury. I bit pricey but you cant fault it for a treat.

Room Tip: Room 5, large suit with balcony at the back of the hotel.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hertfordshire
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2012

My husband and I stayed at Airds a few times when it belonged to the previous owners and this summer was the first time we had been back. First of all we will definately be going back again! Airds is a small hotel and located in Port Appin overlooking Loch Linnhe, the views are amazing and my goodness we had forgotten how beautiful this area was!
This was our Summer holiday and we had our two children with us so we booked the cottage beside the hotel which has a kitchen, living area and two bedrooms. It is right next door to the hotel and we could use the hotel whenever we liked although we didn't need to use it much as we were so lucky with the weather. The food and service at Airds is impeccable, at breakfast, lunch and dinner and every meal feels like such an occasion and the food is some of the best we have ever had, anywhere and so well presented. They made lovely dinners for our youngest child to have early evening and the eldest (12) ate with us. If you go to Airds please go for walks, go on a horse ride (local stables) hire the electric bikes (really funny as we had our dog with us and he could sit on the bike rather than get puffed out trying to keep up with us), take the ferry over to the Island of Lismore, take a boat trip, we saw seals and porpoises and craned our necks to try to see the resident eagle nearby but he must have been hiding - Next time!

From what I remember of the hotel rooms at Airds, they were beautifully decorated, fairly traditional and used Frette bedlinen (best ever). The rooms in the cottage were lovely and a good size for us. Please if you are looking at this review, you must be thinking of going, please do you will not regret it.

Room Tip: If you are a family book the cottage as two rooms in the hotel would be a lot more.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Moffat, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

Excellent hotel in all respects , friendly ,helpfull staff with an excellent sense of humour,
they all chatted with the guests and had an excellent rapport but not over attentive.
Superb food for both dinner and breakfast undoubtedly one of the best restaurants we have visited. Local food expertly cooked and presented .
Comfortable clean bed rooms and lounge areas.
Excellent location with beautifull views over the loch .Pleasant areas in which to walk close by.
We had such an enjoyable visit that we have already reserved a return visit for early 2013.

Room Tip: Choose a room at the front with views over the loch .Te scenery in the autum is beautiful.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Thaw77
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Property: Airds Hotel & Restaurant
Address: Port Appin PA38 4DF, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Port Appin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Port Appin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Airds Hotel & Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This luxury boutique hotel in the romantic setting of the west coast of Scotland, is where personal service, luxury 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, fantastic seafood or romantic setting in luxurious surroundings you will not be disappointed.The atmosphere created is one of relaxed elegance where friendly staff are attentive & efficient yet not too formal. Our 11 bedrooms and suites are all uniquely designed to soothe your mind before enjoying a gourmet dinner in our romantic restaurant.Whether you are looking for something intimate and elegant or something a little more grand we have a bedroom to suit. ... more   less 
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