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95% (109 member ratings) "A grand baronial pile swathed in woodland and surrounded by misty mountains" -- Red Magazine

Ardanaiseig Hotel

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
  • Ardanaiseig Hotel is in The Independent's 50 Best British Hotels
  • It was named Country House Hotel of the Year at the 2015 Scottish Hotel Awards
  • The restaurant has 2 AA Rosettes
  • Red Magazine has selected it as one of the best rural retreats in the UK
  • The hotel is in 240 acres of secluded grounds on the banks of Loch Awe

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95% (109 member ratings)

4.0Value for the Money


Kilchrenan by Taynuilt
Argyll, Scotland, PA35 1HE
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Ardanaiseig Hotel is a secluded Baronial mansion that's accessed via a 3.8-mile single track from Kilchrenan, 22 miles from Oban. Considering the hotel sits on the banks of Loch Awe and at the foot of Ben Cruachan Mountain, it's no surprise it was named Regional Winner of the Romantic Hotel of the Year for Argyll and Lomond at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2015.

With open fireplaces, Victorian furniture and a grand piano, the hotel retains its roots as a private country house. There are wellington boots by the front door that guests can borrow to explore the numerous walking paths around Loch Awe and in the 240 acres of woodlands.

The 2-AA-Rosette restaurant offers à la carte dining and a tasting menu, and light lunch and afternoon tea are served in the library from 12-5pm. Public rooms include the library bar and the drawing room, with large sofas and a bay window.

Each bedroom has its own character, and is furnished with antique pieces, plush fabrics and grand paintings. The Scottish Hotel Awards says the bedrooms "exude romance, luxury and intimacy". Some of the Garden View rooms have direct access to the garden and all rooms have free Wi-Fi. 

Kilchurn Castle, which Lonely Planet calls "one of Scotland's finest settings", is on the north shore of Loch Awe. You can climb the 15th-century castle tower, which sits on a small peninsula on the loch, or if you're feeling energetic, you can try climbing Ben Cruachan Mountain starting at the Falls of Cruachan Railway Station, a 30-minute drive from Ardanaiseig Hotel.

Take a day trip to the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides, an island with 300 miles of coastline -- you can drive to Oban and take a 45-minute ferry crossing to Craignure. 

Argyll Adventure is ideal for a family day out. It's about an hour's drive from the hotel, and has activities including paintballing, horse riding, Laser Blast, rock climbing and a bouncy castle.

Dogs are welcome at the hotel and are £20 per animal, per night.

From the press:

  • "Set amid lovely gardens and breathtaking scenery beside the shore of Loch Awe" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2015

  • "A beautifully furnished country house" -- Condé Nast Traveller

  • "A wonderfully idyllic and characterful hotel in a very secluded location in Argyll" -- Scottish Hotel Awards

by Katie Jones
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  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.


  • Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests

  • Cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. Extra beds are available on request in the Rose Cottage only: 45€  for children aged 12 and under. This includes breakfast. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.


  • Pets are allowed on request. Charges will apply.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

Glasgow Airport is 85 miles away, where guests get a 10% discount off Europcar rentals (quote 50165710). Taynuilt Train Station is 10 miles from the hotel. Parking at the hotel is free.


  • Kilchrenan by Taynuilt
  • Argyll, Scotland, PA35 1HE
  • United Kingdom

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Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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