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The Pierhouse Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Port Appin
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

We spent 2 very eventful days in this lovely friendly Hotel. It just happened to coincide with the worst wind storm in living memory so we did not sleep the first night but comforted by a glorious comfy bed. The power went of at 6 am and we had no power until the following night.The staff did a wonderful job making sure we were looked after and made comfortable . They had plenty of candles .How the kitchen managed is a credit to them all. The menu on the second night was limited but was still of the highest standard. The scenery is wonderful and could easily just sit all day looking out of a window .In conclusion ,what makes this Hotel so memorable apart from the great comfy beds ,the views and the food is the friendly ambience and great staff. You feel comfortable as soon as you walk through the door.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

We stayed at The Pierhouse towards the end of August and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our room had a great view of the Loch and was beautifully furnished and maintained throughout. We were lucky enough with the weather to enjoy a pre-dinner drink on the terrace over looking the loch on our first night. We ate in the restaurant during our stay, where we enjoyed the well cooked range of seafood on offer. Food was flavoursome and nicely presented and the chef allowed the quality of ingredients to shine through the subtle flavourings.
One tip - if contemplating the langoustine as a starter -they take a lot longer to eat than other starters! My wife had a long wait after finishing her scallops for me to get through the delicious pile of shellfish!

Room Tip: Go for a loch view room, they are worth the little bit extra!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

We have just returned from a long weekend here and we can honestly say we loved every second of it. This hotel is in a stunning location and I would highly recommend paying that little bit extra for the Loch view, you could never tire of waking up to that. The food was simply to die for. I am not keen on shellfish but there were other options and I have to say that I was not disappointed, delicious! Breakfast was equally as enjoyable and you were given plenty of choice..I recommend the traditional porridge ;) The staff were all friendly and nothing was too much trouble, they had a great knowledge of the local area. I honestly can not think of anything to pick fault with. The room was spotless and everything that I expected from a hotel room we had supplied. I would definitely return to the same hotel.

Room Tip: Choose a Loch facing room
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Travelled to this old favourite which we have been visiting for at least 30 years. It has obviously changed but still retains the essence of it's origins. It was a cold November day but we were warmly welcomed by Caroline. The log burning stoves were very relaxing and we had a pleasant bar lunch before settling in for the afternoon. It was blowing a gale and the rain was horizontal so we never left the hotel! We chatted to a couple of people in the bar, had a glass of wine and it was dinner time! The dining room is attractive and the views are spectacular. My husband had scallops and I had salmon. Both were tasty. Nikki then brought in my birthday cake and sang "happy birthday". A nice touch! The room was beautiful and very comfortable and again the outlook was lovely. Next day the wind had dropped a bit and the rain was less heavy. Breakfast was very enjoyable, as was our whole stay. Look forward to visiting again in summer!

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

Louise and I popped in for lunch, both of us had the fish pie. It was the nicest thing I have ever eaten. That is no word of a lie. You know that way where you can still taste a good meal ages after you've finished it? Well I can still taste it 3 days later. Beautiful. We will be back.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

Right at the end of a narrow road, this hotel is so close to the sea that the car park is on the beach! There is also a large tidal range between low and high tide. However don't panic; there's no real danger of your car being washed away! You can step out of the hotel's front door straight on to the quay for the hourly passenger ferry to Lismore island; worth the trip. Or you can do a 40-minute easy circular walk starting with the track behind the hotel.

The hotel has 12 bedrooms, six at the back and six at the front. There is a stupendous view up the loch, and of Lismore with the Morvern hills behind. There is a small but cosy residents' seating area wth a stove pumping out warmth. The restaurant is widely advertised as specialising in sea food so, if you don't like shellfish, there's a limited choice. It's also a little expensive but the food is well cooked and nicely presented. A jug of iced water is automatically provided and tea/coffee is free. The restaurant is candle-lit (as well as having ceiling lights). If, like us, you stay in late Autumn or Winter, you can't appreciate the view whilst dining; (Just remember to grab a table by the window for breakfast!) It's pitch dark outside as there's no street lights; just lights on the quay. So you are a bit limited for an after-dinner walk.

Bedroom was very confortable; the bed was slightly on the high side. Bottled water was provided in the bedroom and this was replenished daily. En suite looked new; no bath but adequate space in the shower.

As for the welcome upon arrival. Ten out of ten. A nice greeting and a personal tour showing us the restaurant, the seating area and then we were escorted to our room. Even carried our case for us. (We recently stayed in a 4-star hotel in Pitlochry where none of this applied). During our 3-night stay the staff without exception were friendly and helpful and the service almost perfect.

Room Tip: Worth paying more to have a room with a sea view.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

There's other places you can stop at long before you get to Port Appin, but the drive to the end of the road is worth every mile travelled. Having stayed here a year ago, I was keen to see if I enjoyed this stay as much.

The setting is full of charm, with a pier jutting out into crystal clear water, and Lismore Island within easy reach by boat only a few hundred metres away.

The check in is efficient and friendly, and the rooms are a delight to settle into, with good wifi.

The meals...for us dinner and breakfast were a pleasure, but the view out the window makes the dining experience extra special.

The ambience in the lounge and bar area is warm and welcoming. For us this was a stop in our tour around Scotland, but I was amazed to hear how many guests had driven from England just to stay here.

If you are into exploring by foot or cycle, there's plenty to do if you plan to stay a few nights.

We enjoyed our stay just as much as last time.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Pierhouse Hotel

Address: Port Appin PA38 4DE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Port Appin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Port Appin
Price Range: £91 - £240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Pierhouse Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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