Free Night – ‘4 for 3’ at Airds Hotel near Oban

Summer Hotel Special Offer – 4 nights for the price of 3!

On Selected Rooms throughout August and September

Summer at Airds is such a beautiful time. Looking across the loch, the sun shining on the water with the mountains looking as magnificent as ever.

The countryside is as welcoming as ever at this time of year- a perfect time for an invigorating walk or to simply relax and unwind in one of the lounges or conservatory with its ever changing view.

All during August and September we are offering on a limited basis only – a FREE night! ‘4 nights for the price of 3’  on selected rooms– you just pay for dinner on the last night. The following rates are per person, based on double occupancy and are inclusive of dinner on all 4 nights and a full Scottish breakfast each morning.

A Classic double room is £561 per person

A small superior room is £686 per person

Selected Superior rooms are £716 per person

Junior Suite is £784 per person

Master Suite is £814 per person

This offer is for a limited time only and we have reserved a set number of rooms eligible for this special offer. Once these rooms have been reserved then the offer will no longer be available, so early booking is advisable.

As this offer is not bookable on line please call the hotel direct on 01631 730236 or email us at:-

New Reservations only

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 |



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:

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: The above rates are per person based on double occupancy and are inclusive of all meals described above and vat.

Twixmas 2017 at Airds Hotel in Argyll

Special Offer for Twixmas The period between Christmas and New Year can be a bit of an anitclimax, so why not take advantage of our special offer and enjoy the relaxation of The Airds. Take in the stunning scenery of Port Appin and walk off all that christmas food before starting again with New Year!

Rates start at just £389 per person for the three night break, inclusive of dinner, full Scottish breakfast and vat.


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Airds launches 2nd Self Catering Cottage

Airds Launches 2nd Self Catering Cottage

For those guests who would like a little more independence, but still have the convenience of a hotel on site, The Airds now has two luxury self catering cottages:-

The Old Smithy which is a 2 bedroom cottage with 2 en suite bathrooms, a lounge with a fantastic fireplace and a large sofa bed which can sleep an additional 2 guests. The cottage also benefits from a large kitchen with all modern amenities and a large dining area comfortably sitting 6 guests. It is proving to be very popular with families and couples alike. The Old Smithy also benefits from stunning views of the loch and Morvern mountains and is situated right next door to the hotel.

Bramble Cottage – a 2 bedroom cottage with one bathroom, sleeping 4 guests. A fully fitted modern kitchen with all the amenities you would expect from a luxury kitchen. Again there is a sofa bed in the lounge which can sleep an additional guest. Bramble Cottage is smaller then the Old Smithy.

For more information please call 01631 730236 or visit the website on:

Top 10 Reasons to stay at Airds

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Airds

The Warmth of the Welcome – when you first arrive at Airds you will be guaranteed a very warm welcome, a warmth that continues throughout your stay.

The Food – with it’s international reputation gained over many years, The Airds has long been regarded as one of the best restaurants in Scotland and has held 3 Rosettes consistently for over 27 years. Why not book one of our special Gourmet Packages and see for yourself.

The Scenery – the location of The Airds is unrivalled in terms of views, overlooking loch Linnhe and the Morvern mountains. Guests return for that very view year after year and say that the minute they arrive, the atmosphere and views are what truly make them relax.

Celebration – where better to celebrate that special birthday or anniversary than in the stunning setting of Airds with the views of the loch and mountains. The hotel specialises in Exclusive Use events for groups of friends and family, where the atmosphere lends itself perfectly to a ‘house party’ atmosphere.

Romance – The Airds in the beautiful setting of Port Appin, has long been held as one of the most romantic locations in the Scottish Highlands and has won many awards for its romantic atmosphere with many a proposal having taken place both in the hotel and in the magical spots surrounding the grounds.

The Airds Team – dedicated to ensuring that your every need is attended to and more than that, predicting what you want, even before you have thought of it. The Team at Airds prides themselves on their attention to detail, serving guests in a friendly yet efficient manner, ensuring a relaxed atmosphere where you can relax and unwind front he pressures of life.

Unique Experience – whether you are staying one night or seven, our aim is to ensure you leave with a cherished memory of your stay. There are so many unique experiences to enjoy whilst staying at Airds, such as a personal tour of Castle Stalker, a guided boat trip and many others.

The Decor – Airds has evolved over many years, ensuring that it keeps pace with change whilst being sympathetic to the history of the building. It is lovely to see guests return year after year and see faces light up as new refurbishments have taken place, without changing the very atmosphere of the place.

West Coast of Scotland – where better to enjoy a break than on the west coast of Scotland, known for its beauty and with Airds located such a short drive from Glencoe and many other areas of outstanding natural beauty, where better to base yourself.

Awards – Airds has consistently won awards for all aspects of the hotel, from individual staff members, to the food and wine and the romantic atmosphere. Whilst it is fantastic to receive all these awards over the years, the greatest accolades for us are the comments from guests, who return year after year with many having become our friends.

Indulgent Celebration Break at The Airds Hotel, West Coast of Scotland

Indulgent Celebration Hotel Breaks in Scotland  at The Airds

2 Night Indulgence Package from only £1162

Why not join us for a Luxury 2 night Scottish break in the Highlands. Enjoy staying in either the Loch View Suite or Master Suite for two nights and enjoy total relaxation.

The Luxury Hotel Package includes:-

  • 2 nights accommodation in a Suite
  • Full Scottish Breakfast each morning
  • A bottle of house champagne on arrival
  • A bouquet of flowers arranged on your behalf for when you arrive
  • 5 Course Dinner on the first evening with canapes and petit fours
  • 7 Course Tasting Menu with matching wines on your second evening in our award winning restaurant
  • A copy of our 2016 Calendar featuring our stunning photography of the local area
  • A box of Homemade Chocolates


For more information on luxury hotel breaks at our award winning hotel and restaurant on the stunning West Coast of Scotland call us on 01631 730236, email us at or check the Luxury Hotel breaks in Scotland page on our website.

Check our website for all the latest hotel offers & deals – our best rates are always available booking directly with us.