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Ardanaiseig Hotel

Last updated: 09 November, 2022

Close your eyes and imagine a picture-perfect, Highland hotel – the image you’ve conjured up probably resembles the Ardanaiseig.   

Built in the Scottish baronial style, this romantic, creeper-clad, turreted, grey stone beauty on the shore of a dreamy loch, is straight out of a fairytale, with huge sash windows, roaring fires and antiques scattered around.  

Bedrooms are flamboyant – bold boudoir reds, four-posters and roll-top baths, with every activity you could crave on your doorstep, from deer stalking to wildlife photography. For a more contemporary feel and total privacy book the Boat Shed.  

There’s no spa but you can book a therapist for an in-room treatment, from a vigorous Swedish massage to relaxing Indian Head massage. 

Right on the loch this state-of-the-art timber and glass construction is a romantic bolthole. 

Surrounding area

Lochs and mountains – and little else: you are in the heart of the Highlands. Step outside and you are surrounded by wooded grounds, the loch in front of you. 

The hotel is on a peninsula jutting out into Loch Awe, the largest freshwater loch in Scotland. It’s reached via a single-track road from the hamlet of Kilchrenan, from where another single-track road winds back six miles to the main A85 between Oban and Crianlarich.  


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed