"Outstanding hotel, despite needing minor upgrades"
The location is excellent. It is about 20 minutes walk or a short cheap taxi ride to the ferry terminal and the railway station if you are using Oban as a centre for visiting the highlands and islands. The staff are helpful and courteous. The full Scottish breakfasts are outstanding, the bar meals are good, and the restaurant, though quite pricey, more or less lives up to its pretensions. The Jacuzzi bath in our room, which I think was standard in all, was a nice feature.
Access to the annex at the back, where most of the rooms are, is awkward; there are 14 stairs before reaching a corridor that leads to the lift, and a number of fire doors to negotiate. This could be a serious obstacle for anyone with mobility problems.
Soundproofing needs to be improved; the walls and floors in the annex were excellent transmitters of footsteps, creaks and plumbing noises, and at the front door is a notice asking people not to talk outside the door late at night because it disturbs the guests.
Despite those quibbles, I would go back there again.
Chris from Chevy Chase, MD
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Greeted warmly by the reception staff, shown to our room which was warm and comfortable, and had an excellent meal in the bar. There is a great choice of places to sit and relax. Breakfast in the dining room was delicious and had panoramic views over the loch. Overall a great stay and very good value for money too.
We stayed for 2 nights as part of a one week west coast tour. It's a small hotel in the most idyllic location on the water front of Loch Linnhe. There is not much to the village of Port Appin (good news for us) - but you don't want much when you have nature like Loch Linnhe all around. You step out of the front of the hotel, across the beachhead car park and you are on the beach. OK it's a stony beach but what a lovely location. There's a small pier in front of the hotel where a little ferry runs (15 minute trip) to the nearby Lismore Island. We had a delightful family room with double and single (proper single bed not a 'put-you-up') with en suite. The hotel seems to have been refurbished quite recently with good taste . Dinners were top class with seafood dominating - mostly locally caught or reared including off the end of 'their' pier. And the view across Loch Linnhe through the dining room panoramic windows was a joy. Cooked breakfast was one of the best ever. Service was as good as you could hope for - including desk fans in the room due to the 'unseasonally warm weather' - nice touch. We will be goimg back.
MS from Berkshire
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I have used Expedia for years and looks (pictures) can be deceiving. This hotel is what one would hope to find for a week end get away with your special person. The staff was warm and help full, the food truly excellent, and the ambiance, well it was just a wonderful visit, and we would happily do it again.
Cyril from California
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My wife nd I had a lovely time. Alistair was full of recommendations, and we really enjoyed sittign in the living room playing scrabble in between long walks in the area. We were very happy with our stay.
Very well sited for the prehistoric sites around Kilmartin. Lovely place run by very nice people. Prices very reasonable for the standard of accommodation, especially as you have access to the extensive estate surrounding. Highly recommended.
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