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The Airds Hotel & Restaurant

A Spot of Natural Beauty in the very heart of the Scottish Highlands, on the West Coast of Scotland, in Argyll

This Luxury, Romantic, Boutique hotel on the west coast of Scotland, is set in one of the most stunning locations in the UK and is one of the AA's Red Star award winning luxury romantic hotels in Scotland. It is where personal service, luxury and a gourmet dining experience in the 3 Rosette restaurant (Michelin recommended) are the very essence of all that is great about a visit to this exclusive retreat. Whether you come for the beautiful views, fantastic Scottish Seafood or romantic setting in luxurious surroundings, you will not be disappointed. The Airds is also the perfect destination for an Exclusive Use Weekend and for a Romantic Wedding. 

Where is The Airds Hotel & Restaurant located?

How to find us

The Airds is in Port Appin with stunning views overlooking Loch Linnhe and the Morvern Mountains; located in North West Argyll, in the romantic Highlands of Scotland.

We are best reached by car and train - Connel Ferry train station is 27km away, whilst the closest local airport is at Connel.  The closest international airports are Glasgow International (160km) and Edinburgh International (190km).

We can also land helicopters in the garden.  The co-ordinates required for helicopter landings are No 56 33' 26" W"5 24' 44"  Please advise us prior to your arrival in order for us to prepare everything for you.

For private aircraft, Oban airport is situated just off the A828 by the village of North Connel 27km from the hotel and some 6kms from the centre of Oban.  Turn left out of the airport along the A828 and after 24kms take the left turn signposted Port Appin.  The hotel is 2.5kms on the left hand side.

Driving from Glasgow - take the M8 west, across the Erskine Bridge and turn left onto the A82. At Tarbert turn right (still on the A82) and carry on to Crianlarich.  At Crianlarich turn left and continue all the way to Ballachulish.  At the mini roundabout take the A828 to Oban and in Appin turn right at the 'Port Appin/Lismore Ferry' sign.  The hotel is 2.5kms down the single track road and is on the left hand side.

Driving from Edinburgh - take the M9 towards Stirling.  Follow the A84 and head towards Crianlarich (A82) and then carry on to Ballachulish.  At the mini roundabout take the A828 towards Oban and after 26kms turn right at the 'Port Appin/Lismore Ferry' sign.  The hotel is 2.5kms down the single track road and is on the left hand side.

Once you have arrived relax and enjoy yourself in the peace and quiet of Port Appin and enjoy the ambience, service and food at The Airds.

What cuisine is on offer at The Airds Hotel & Restaurant?

Airds Restaurant

Reputed to b e one of the best in Scotland serving the very best of locally caught seafood and local meat. The hotel serves a seasonal menu in its 3 rosette restaurant and the hotel has also been awarded a god award with Visit Scotland.

The hotel is open for morning coffee, lunch, full afternoon tea and dinner to non residents.


What is the signature dish at The Airds Hotel & Restaurant?

Locally caught seafood and local Venison during hte Autumn months.

What makes a meal at The Airds Hotel & Restaurant unique?

Both the locally sourced produce especiually the seafood and local gam, all served in a romantic candlelit restaurant with views overlooking Loch Linnhe and the Morvern mountains.

Facilities & information


18th century buildings

Free admission

No smoking


Free car parking (on site)



Tea Room


Arrival information and directions

Address: Port Appin, Appin, Argyll & Bute, AppinPA38 4DF, United Kingdom

From the A828 Oban to Fort William road take the turning sign posted 'Port Appin/Lismore Ferry' and the hotel is 2.5 miles on the left.

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