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Airds Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Port Appin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 February 2013

Scotland can be proud of this as can Relais Chateau. We couldn't fault the hotel or service or the food in anyway!

Dinner was so good with such a wonderful menu to choose from with great choice and their chef David Barnett is one to watch. We love our food and have had the opprtunity to dine in some of the best places in Europe and we would certainly put this right up there. The halibut and venison dishes were stunning and the clever mix of flavours really worked

Our room was delightful with a fabulous view over the loch and mountains. We loved the contemporary feel of the room as well. Already looking forward to our return trip to airds and to explore more of the stunning scenery.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 11 February 2013 via mobile

We checked in around 2pm and were asked to wait in a fairly cool well furnished residents lounge.The Hotel manager welcomed us but didn't greet us by name. We thought this strange as we were the only residents for that night.

2 hours prior to dinner we discovered luke warm water available for bathing and requested housekeeping to check and report back.This was done and the water was switched on and available to us approx 1 hour later.

At this point we were left wondering if Airds would recover from our initial experience since check in.

The Dining Room experience is excellent if slightly restrained.The presentation,quality and choice of food is quite superb.

Early morning refreshment is delivered to your room complete with exquisite fresh pain o chocolate.

Breakfast dining is again a well orchestrated affair with a very good choice of well prepared food plus the bonus of fine views of sea and mountains.


In all this Hotel is well run and provides a very comfortable residence and high level dining room experience.

A reputation well deserved.

We will return.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Thank TENZNorthWales
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mckiv, Owner at Airds Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2013

Thank you for your kind review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. It was unfortunate that for some reason the fuse in the boiler had 'tripped' which resulted in the temporary loss of immediate hot water but we are delighted that this was soon rectified. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Our stay was in October to celebrate the start of my husbands retirement and what a start. Nothing was too much trouble, staff know when to ask if you would like eats/drinks and when to leave you to your own devises! As we were staying more than 4 nights, they give you extra choices for dinner. We asked if there might be grouse during our stay and Chef told us he would try to source some. We were advised that evening that none had been available but on our last evening the perfect dinner of grouse and all the traditional accompaniments was presented. How many hotels would have gone to such lengths. It's just the most perfect place for a relaxing break, wonderful location and caring, personal service. We will be back.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Carol R
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Had a fantastic time over new year and learnt how to do some scottish dancing in the process. On new years eve we had a ceilidh which was such great fun especially as we had not done it before and it did not matter making loads of mistakes - it just seemed to add to the fun! The , following day we were treated to a real gourmet dinner with 7 courses and again this was a real delight especially as new years day can seem an anti climax. The staff were all so friendly and provided excellent service and there were so many complimentary treats throughout the day in terms of food! Thanks to all the staff for making new year so fantastic for us this year - we wil return!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank 330James
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

we recently took advantage of a special offer which made out stay at the Airds very good value. It was a return visit and we were not disappointed. Beautiful room (junior suite), wonderful, friendly staff and magnificent food. Mild but wet weather meant we very glad to be able to borrow wellies!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kate M
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

My partner and I have just returned from a fantastic and wonderful weekend at the Airds. The food was fabulous easily on a par with the Michelin restaurants found throughout the Scottish Highlands. Do not be surprised if the Airds restaurant picks up this badge soon. It would be well deserved. The staff are superb extremely friendly and helpful. The service throughout our stay was exceptional.. I would probably say the best service we have ever had to date on such a stay. The hotel and rooms are beautifully appointed and the views from the dining room and bedroom over Loch Linnhe and the mountains beyond are incredible. For a couple wanting to escape and indulge for a couple of nights it does not get much better. I forgot the open fires always a plus. All round a very relaxing setting and experience. Well done team Airds all the detail and your awareness towards your guests did not go unnoticed - Thank You.

Room Tip: Go for a loch view and pick a book a table by the window to get the view.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

It had been a little while since we were last here (for us anyway!) and we enjoyed ourselves again so much. The same staff were still there which was nice and recognised us immediately and we received such a warm welcome. They have a real gem of a chef who continued to delight us with every course which appeared and the mixture of flavours showed in our opinion real talent. We were lucky with the weather and had the most amazing views whilst there which cannot really be beaten anywhere. The lounge had been redecorated since our last visit and looked superb and so welcoming. Still our favourite hotel in Scotland - we have not been able to find the mixture of superb service, fantastic food, stunning scenery anywhere else.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 #2 of 2 Hotels in Port Appin
Price Range: £164 - £437 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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