Airds Hotel and Restaurant
“Luxury and attention to detail behind a modest exterior” - AA Inspector
PORT APPIN, ARGYLL & BUTE
Our Inspector's view
Airds shows how appearances can be deceiving, as its modest scale and appearance give little indication of what lies beyond the threshold. Once inside, you are in a luxurious environment where attention to detail and fine food are of paramount importance. The lounges are cosy and inviting, with log fires, welcoming sofas and service that is both top notch and friendly. A stay here is as much about the food as the stunning location, and the kitchen brigade makes full use of the wide range of superb quality produce that is on their doorstep. Both dinner and lunch include options for fish and meat eaters, with the added bonus of superb views across Loch Linnhe. Guests can also enjoy lunch in the garden or conservatory, while families with young children can take dinner in the conservatory. The well-equipped bedrooms provide style and luxury – many bathrooms are furnished in marble and have power showers.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 11
- Family rooms: 3
- Bedrooms Ground: 2
- Satellite TV available
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Babysitting service
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Croquet Available
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Outdoor parking spaces: 20
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £285
- Double room, minimum price: £320
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
Discover Argyll & Bute
This is a county that’s all about awe-inspiring landscapes and unique island cultures. Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney put the area on the map when he wrote Mull of Kintyre, recorded in 1977 with the local pipe band backing his group. Kintyre is a long, thin peninsula that points south from the mainland, sheltering the mouth of the Firth of Clyde from the open sea. It’s very nearly an island, with just a narrow isthmus connecting it with Knapdale, to the north.
Tucked away at the end of the Firth of Clyde, Bute has been the holiday playground for generations of Glaswegians and is home to some of the finest golden beaches anywhere on the west coast. It may not boast the wild mountain grandeur of some of Scotland’s other islands, but Bute is blessed with swathes of heathery moorland and a range of low, fertile hills, perfect for walking and studying the local wildlife. Such is the variety of landscapes that make up this county.
To experience the sights and sounds of the area, visit Dunoon in late August for the Cowal Highland Gathering, when more than 150 pipe bands from all over the world compete for prestigious trophies.
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