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15th Anniversary Special 2 Night Offer from Airds Hotel

Help us celebrate our 15th Anniversary at Airds, in Port Appin – with our special 2 night package available from Sunday 29th October to Wednesday 31st January 2018
(Offer excludes 4th Nov, 23rd Dec – 6th Jan 2018)

Jenny and I will be celebrating 15 years at The Airds in December and we can hardly believe how quickly the time has gone. Over the years it has been our privilege to welcome so many regular and new guests across our threshold and we feel we can’t let this milestone pass without a celebration. Not one day has been the same and we have made many wonderful friends.

A special anniversary calls for a special package, so please help us celebrate by staying with us for 2 nights any time between the 29th October and the 31st January 2018 (excluding 4th Nov and the 23rd Dec to 6th Jan) from just £122 per person per night based on double occupancy including dinner and full Scottish breakfast each day, and a cream tea on the day of your choice. We hope you can join us to celebrate!

Rates start from just £244 per person for the two night package, based on double occupancy and inclusive of:

  • airds hotel restaurantDinner each evening
  • Full Scottish breakfast each morning
  • Early morning tea delivered to for room each morning
  • A cream tea on a day of your choice

To book this October offer call 01631 730236 or email Airds Hotel on airds@airds-hotel.com

Price: From £244 per person for our 15th Anniversary Celebration 2 night package

Offer available for dates between Sunday 29th October and Wednesday 31st January 2018
(Offer excludes 4th Nov, 23rd Dec – 6th Jan 2018)

Web Link for more info https://www.airds-hotel.com/hotel-deals/15th-anniversary/

I do hope you can come and join us … Shaun

October Offers from Airds Hotel Port Appin

Morning mist, Castle Stalker with the Morvern Hills in view, Argyll

October Offers from Airds Hotel Port Appin

Relax & Unwind in October – 3 Night Special Offer from Airds Hotel

Relax and Unwind at Airds Hotel. Take advantage of our 3 night special offer available throughout October.

Enjoy a special trip this autumn to Scotland’s stunning West Coast and The Airds Hotel this autumn. Come and relax, leaving all the cares of the world behind. Take advantage of the many walks from right outside the hotel, hire a bike for the day and enjoy a day on Lismore via the short ferry ride at the end of the pier, watch seals on a boat trip, again from the end of the pier in Port Appin, or simply sit in the conservatory and enjoy the fantastic view over the loch to the Morvern mountains.

airds hotel restaurantAt the end of the day enjoy a meal in our romantic 3 Rosette restaurant with stunning views across the loch, before retiring to the comfort of your room, perhaps with a good book or one of the many dvd’s to choose from – a truly relaxing break!

With rates from just £433 per person, based on double occupancy, for the 3 night package, inclusive of:

  • 5 Course dinner with petit fours and coffee each evening
  • Full Scottish breakfast each morning
  • Early morning tea/coffee delivered to your room
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • We will also include a complimentary cream tea on a day of your choice.

To book this October offer call 01631 730236 or email Airds Hotel on airds@airds-hotel.com

Price: From £433 per person for the 3 night package

Offer available for dates between 1st and 31st October  2018 (exclusion periods apply)

Web Link for more info https://www.airds-hotel.com/hotel-deals/autumn-hotel-offer-scotland/

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Autumn: 3 Night Short Break Offer at Airds Hotel

Autumn 3 Night Short Break Offer September – October

Take advantage of our 3 night special break, Throughout September and October

Enjoy a special trip to the stunning West coast of Scotland and The Airds Hotel. Come and relax, leaving all the cares of the world behind. Take advantage of the many walks from right outside the hotel, hire a bike for the day and enjoy a day on Lismore via the short ferry ride at the end of the pier, watch seals on a boat trip, again from the end of the pier in Port Appin, or simply sit in the conservatory and enjoy the fantastic view over the loch to the Morvern mountains.

At the end of the day enjoy a meal in our romantic 3 Rosette restaurant with views across the loch, before retiring to the comfort of your room, perhaps with a good book or one of the many dvd’s to choose from – a truly relaxing break!

The following rates are per person, based on double occupancy, for the 3 night package and are inclusive of:-

5 Course dinner with petit fours and coffee each evening
Full Scottish breakfast each morning
Early morning tea/coffee delivered to your room
Complimentary newspaper
We will also include a complimentary cream tea on a day of your choice

Classic double room £469.00 per person

Small Superior Room £580.00 per person

Superior Room £607.00 per person

Junior Suite £669.00 per person

Master Suite £697.00 per person

Loch View Suite £724.00 per person

To take advantage of this hotel offer please call us on 01631 730236, or email us on airds@airds-hotel.com

Wine Dinner at Airds Hotel on the 4th November 2017

Wine Dinner at The Airds Hotel, nr Oban, Argyll, West Coast of Scotland

Saturday 4th November 2017

These are always very popular events as they allow Head Chef, Chris, to showcase the talents of the kitchen with a 7 course tasting menu which is paired with some very fine wines.

 

The evening will commence with a drinks and canapés reception served in the lounge after which you will be shown through to our intimate, candlelit restaurant where dinner is served.   Each wine will be introduced by our invited wine expert, and there will be an opportunity to meet the Chef and his team.  For this event we are delighted to have Joseph Johnston, from the Tenuta San Leonardo Vineyard who will present his range of fantastic wines from the North of Italy. One of Italy’s most Iconic winerys, San Leonardo has been compared in terms of quality with the likes of Sassicaia.

 

Joseph lives in Trentino Alto Adige with his Italian wife and children. Of Irish and Scottish descent, his passion for wine runs in his blood, with family ties going back to the historic négocients of Bordeaux. Joseph has many years experience in the food & wine business, firstly in ​Belgium and subsequently in Italy where he also obtained a Masters in Wine Export Management from the Fondazione Edmund Mach.

 

Rates for the Wine Dinner are from £420, based on double occupancy and inclusive of the 7 course gourmet dinner and matching wines, full Scottish breakfast and vat.

 

To make a reservation please call the hotel direct on 01631 730236

Star Gazing Weekend at Airds – 17th November

Star Gazing Weekend at Airds Hotel, Nr Oban, Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland

The sky at night at Airds

The sky at night at Airds

 

New for 2017! The Airds is delighted to offer a unique star gazing weekend. Our location in the peaceful hamlet of Port Appin offers spectacular scenery throughout the year. This however, is not restricted to the hours of daylight. The village and surrounding areas suffer from very little light pollution, making this part of Argyll a great place to view the sky at night.

Our weekend starts on Friday evening when, with a glass of champagne in everyone’s hand, our host, Mike Alexander of the Galloway Astronomy Centre will introduce himself and the subject of astronomy before you enjoy a 5 course dinner in our 3 rosette restaurant. Following dinner Mike will continue his talk in the lounge and weather permitting, will lead a brief walk outside to illustrate some of his points and to whet your appetite for the following evening. On Saturday morning after breakfast you can join Mike for a further talk and slide show.

Take the remainder of Saturday at your leisure and explore the beautiful West Highlands before returning to the hotel for a talk on all things ‘Astronomy’ from Mike and a brief questions and answers session before dinner. After dinner will be a tour out to experience the skies first hand at a nearby dark location with Mike. During the tour of the night sky you will discover how ancient civilizations named the constellations and stars. Using a telescope we will venture into the depths of our galaxy and beyond. Typically we will be observing Star forming regions, Star Clusters and Galaxies and within our own Solar System, Jupiter – king of planets and Comet 41P Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak not seen for 10 years. This is sure to be a unique and rewarding experience for all.

Schedule for the weekend

Fri 17th November 6.30pm Introduction to the night sky in the lounge
7.15pm Dinner in the restaurant
9.15pm Walk in Port Appin to observe the skies – approx. 40 mins
Sat 18th November
8–10am Breakfast
10.15am Talk on the history of constellations in the lounge – approx 45 mins
6.15pm Talk and questions and answers on the night skies in the lounge
7.15pm 5 Course Dinner in the restaurant
9.15pm Excursion to a local dark sky area to observe skies using telescope
Sun 19th November
8-10am Breakfast

Rates are per room for the 2 nights and are based on double occupancy, inclusive of dinner, full Scottish breakfast, talks and excursion:

Classic Room £810
Small Superior Room £910
Superior Room £950
Junior Suite £995
Master Suite £1105
Loch View Suite £1127

Mike Alexander – our host for the weekend
In early 2003 my wife, Helen, and I purchased a property in an area with minimal light pollution and the Galloway Astronomy Centre opened for business in 2004.

 

Now in its 12th year, the business has developed year on year as new ideas have been included to meet the interests of our guests. So in addition to our tours of the night sky using our 400mm reflecting telescope, which has been the mainstay of the business, we run 3 beginner astronomy courses and will be adding a fourth on Astrophotography shortly. In addition through the year I run observing nights or give astronomy talks for a variety of groups across Southern Scotland.

 

For many years we have sold telescopes produced by two of the leading manufacturers in the world and regularly give advice on choosing the right telescope to both beginners and the more advance amateur astronomer. We remain the only telescope supplier outside the Home Counties where you can “try before you buy” an instrument.

 

The awarding of the Galloway Forest as the UK’s first Dark Sky Park in 2009 certainly put the region on the astronomical map and as the only observatory open to the public in the whole of Dumfries & Galloway it has been very beneficial to us. Now we regularly welcome visitors not only from across the UK, but around the world, who are wanting to experience the beauty of a Galloway night sky. In 2015 I was asked by the the Forestry Commission to train five Dark Sky Rangers in astronomy, so that they could set up their own astronomical events in the Galloway Forest.

 

I have been interviewed about astronomy on BBC radio several times and I have been interviewed by China Central TV and most recently by BBC Scotland which filmed myself and our guests watching the Total Lunar Eclipse for the series “How Scotland Works”.

 

Terms and Conditions
Due to the nature of this event and the reliance on clear skies the schedule will need to be flexible in terms of which day the excursion takes place. In the event of complete cloud cover on both evenings the excursion will be replaced by a further talk by our host.

Please note the event requires a minimum number of 8 guests. Should this not be achieved the event will be cancelled and your deposit refunded 14 days prior to arrival. We strongly advise guests to bring good binoculars with them as well as warm weather clothing.

Contact: 01631 730236 | airds@airds-hotel.com

 

 

Stunning Aerial Video from Airds Hotel

Enjoy this stunning video from Airds. Situated in Port Appin, near Oban, in Argyll, Airds Hotel and their award winning restaurant have a well earned reputation as being one of the best places to stay and eat on the West coast of Scotland.

With an impressive scenic intro and evocative music track, this short two minute video from Airds Hotel captures the skills and innovative presentations of Head Chef Chris Stanley.

As well as highlighting the accommodation and facilities on offer at Airds the video emphasises the many activities which draw people back again and again to Airds Hotel.

To learn more about one of Scotland’s most exclusive luxury hotels, visit: www.airds-hotel.com

Hogmanay at Airds 2017

Hogmanay New Year at The Airds in Port Appin, Argyll in the Highlands, near Oban

New Year or Hogmanay as it is better known in Scotland is one of the most exciting times in Scotland. Here at Airds we celebrate it in style and we welcome you to join our celebrations.

Our Hogmanay House Party runs from the 30th December through to the 2nd January.

Saturday 30th December 2017. Why not make the most of the New Year break by arriving early afternoon – this will give you time to enjoy our tea with festive cakes next to the hearty fire. This evening is a relaxed affair and you will have plenty of time to unwind after dinner with a fine wine or a malt whisky in front of the open fire, before retiring to bed.

Hogmanay, Sunday 31st December 2017. Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and allow us to pamper you for the rest of the day. Then join us for a champagne reception from 7.00pm after which our Head Chef will once again serve up a mouth-watering dinner to set you up for the evening! After dinner we invite you to our Scottish Ceilidh or alternatively just relax in the lounges. Do not worry if you are not well versed in Scottish dancing as we have a caller to explain each dance. Having no doubt built up an appetite again after the dancing, enjoy some stovies prior to retiring to bed. Alternatively just enjoy the stovies without the dancing!

New Years’ Day, Monday 1st January 2018. This morning enjoy a lie in – or perhaps go for a brisk walk before enjoying a sumptuous ‘brunch’ back at the hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure although we have a few activities available for those who feel a little more energetic or for those with an active mind! After drinks in the lounges allow our piper to pipe you into our Black Tie Gourmet Dinner which will be served at 8.00pm.

Tuesday 2nd January 2018. Full Scottish breakfast will be served after which we bid you a fond farewell and ‘Haste ye Back’

The following rates are per person for the three night package, based on double occupancy and are inclusive of all of the above. Single occupancy rates are available on request.

Room – 3 Night Package

Classic Double  £729

Small Superior  £870

Superior  £920

Junior Suite  £970

Master Suite  £995

Loch View Suite/Bramble Cottage – £1015

For more information or to make a reservation please ring or email the hotel directly on 01631 730236, email: airds@airds-hotel.com The above rates are per person based on double occupancy and are inclusive of all meals described above and vat.