We are very excited to announce that Ardanaiseig has been through a big refurbishment. From the driveway being fixed, to repainting and redecoration inside the hotel, it was all orchestrated by our designer Finlay McLay. While new carpet was being fitted in the hotel, Finlay discovered two beautiful original oak staircases which have been restored…Details
Wednesday 23rd March will mark the end of our refurbishment works at Ardanaiseig and also the beginning of Spring (which officially begins 21 March). There are some definite signs that Spring is just around the corner at Ardanaiseig and we can’t wait to see the gardens in full bloom and hear the birds chirping. …Details
Running from 20 January to 16 April 2016 (closed Sundays) If you are looking for cultural pastimes on your next visit to Ardanaiseig, Edinburgh is just a couple of hour’s drive. Not to be missed on your visit is an unmissable exhibition on renowned World War I artist John Bellany, which is running at the…Details
If you are not already aware, Ardanaiseig was previously owned by members of the Campbell family between 1801 and 1880. It was first purchased by Archibald Campbell and then passed on to his nephew, Colonel James Archibald Campbell. Historically, Clan Campbell is one of the largest and most powerful of the Highland clans and the…Details
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, romance is in the air at Ardanaiseig. We thought this would be a good opportunity to share the best romantic spots and walks around here that you can enjoy with a loved one on Valentine’s Day, or any other day of the year for that matter! Loch…Details
Yet again, a flurry of heart emblazoned greeting cards alert us to the fact that St Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. In an ideal world, we wouldn’t need the occasion to be reminded of our love for our nearest and dearest, but since it is a nice excuse to hole yourselves up for the…Details
The BBC last week announced that they will be making a film about the lives of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, starring Steve Coogan and John C Reilly as Laurel and Hardy respectively. ‘Stan & Ollie’, written by Jeff Pope – who also worked with Steve Coogan on Oscar-nominated ‘Philomena’ – will depict the comedy…Details
Having now launched ourselves into 2016 full of hopes, aspirations and resolutions, everyone here at Ardanaiseig would like to wish our former, current and future guests a very happy New Year. We had a great time at our New Year’s Eve celebrations and are still reeling from the ceilidh and fireworks. Hogmanay is always a…Details
The nights are drawing in and Christmas is on its way. There’s a chill in the air and at times snow on the ground. While sunbathing and picnics might not be the best choice, there are still plenty of things to do here at Ardanaiseig and we’ve put together a list of our top five…Details
They say Christmas is for celebrating at home, but what if you had exclusive use of a stunning loch-side manor house, with room for 34 of your closest friends and family? This year 18th Century manor house hotel Ardanaiseig has put together a luxurious and extravagant Christmas package, for those who want to get away…Details
As the start of autumn brings darker nights and shorter days, we turn our attention to the upcoming festive season and here at Ardanaiseig, we’re really excited about our Hogmanay plans. If you’d like to join us up here for a good ol’ knees up alongside some delicious food, celebratory champagne and spectacular views of…Details
The mountains, valleys, lochs and gardens up here in the Highlands are truly a photographer’s paradise. It’s easy to get lost down a pathway lined with rhododendrons, ferns and babbling burns with just a camera and a sense of adventure. But what about those budding photographers who need a few pointers before getting out there…Details
With summer in full swing and some lovely weather upon us, we have put together five fun activities you can do to enjoy the great outdoors during your stay at Ardanaiseig. Take a boat out on the loch At 38.5 square kilometres, Loch Awe is the third largest freshwater loch in Scotland, so there…Details
You can be sure of a warm welcome in the bar at Ardanaiseig, with our knowledgeable staff ready to serve up a selection of aged whiskys, fine wines, artisan beers, fun mocktails and tasty teas. If you’re looking for recommendations, our food and beverage manager Jamie knows his stuff. One of the first things he…Details
Sebastien Gouwy – Department: Kitchen Sebastien has been part of the kitchen brigade at Ardanaiseig on and off since 7th May 2003 and if there’s anyone around here who has the inside track on Highland adventures, it’s him. From cycling and fishing to climbing Ben Cruachan, Sebastien likes to keep busy by taking full advantage…Details
We are pleased to announce that travel website TripAdvisor has awarded a 2015 Certificate of Excellence to Ardanaiseig. This is the third year in a row that our historic hotel has been the recipient of this award, so we’re sending out a big thank you to our guests for giving us such great reviews. In…Details
Ardanaiseig is brimming with interesting and beautiful antiques. One of our favourites, which takes pride of place in our drawing room, is a beautiful Bechstein piano. Built c. 1910, there is some mystery as to the previous life of this ornate piece before it came to us. During World War II, the Bechstein factory, and…Details
Donnchadh Bàn Mac an t-Saoir, known in English as Duncan Ban MacIntyre, was a Scottish Gaelic poet born in 1724 in Glen Orchy, Argyll. MacIntyre held a great appreciation for the natural world, especially the dramatic scenery of his native Argyll, and he became known for his nature-themed poetry. Though he was illiterate, he committed his…Details
The results are in! The Scottish Hotel Awards have announced their Regional Winners of the Year 2015 and our very own Ardanaiseig has been awarded Country House Hotel of the Year. The Scottish Hotel Awards have been running for more than a decade, bringing to light the best in hospitality across the nation and their…Details
The sun rose above a crisp Loch Awe and its light glistened on the water. It was the perfect day for a boat ride. Under the majestic gaze of Ardanaiseig, Loch Awe is easily accessible for fishing, photographing, walking around, or simply enjoying from the comfort of Ardanaiseig’s drawing room and bar. However, the best way to experience it…Details
Ardanaiseig presents a spectacular view of Loch Awe, framed by snow-capped mountains and gnarled trees. However, there’s more to the water than just its picturesque beauty and for those looking for an immersive experience, how about a spot of fishing? At 25 miles long, Awe is Scotland’s longest freshwater loch and a well-known destination for…Details
To celebrate the start of 2015, we’ve revolutionised our gift voucher system! Vouchers range from an afternoon tea for two, to a 2 night stay with breakfast and dinner included. Or if you haven’t quite made up your mind, you can purchase a voucher with a monetary value, making it the perfect surprise gift for…Details
Everyone at the Ardanaiseig would like to send you our seasonal greetings, and wish you all an exciting and joyful start to the new year.
We’d like to thank everyone that we’ve had the pleasure of meeting during their stays this year.
Here’s to a fantastic 2015!
We can all feel a little stressed and flustered during the festive period – which is why Ardanaiseig wants to take all that hassle away! We’ve put together the most luxurious and extravagant Christmas package we can think of, to give you the Christmas experience of your life! Our VIP Christmas package includes an all-inclusive…Details
Have a read of the Huffington Post’s ‘How to choose the right hotel wedding venue’ feature, in which they cite Ardanaiseig as an ‘idyllic setting for a wedding… set on the shores of Loch Awe with a backdrop of breathtaking Scottish mountain scenery’.
Read the full article here.
We are proud to announce that we were chosen as the Editor’s choice in the Romantic Hotel Category at last week’s Good Hotel Guide award ceremony! To see all of the winners and to find out more, please click here. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped make this possible,…Details
Having been named Romantic Hotel of the Year, Argyll and Lomond 2014 at the Scottish Hotel awards, we’ve created a special Romance package to help keep you warm this Autumn! With welcome chocolates, chilled NV Champagne and dinner in our 3 AA Rosette winning restaurant all from just £333.00, you’d be mad to miss out! Find…Details
Are you looking to book a late availability wedding in Scotland this Autumn? Due to cancellations, at Ardanaiseig hotel we have the following dates available for booking: September 2014 – Friday the 26th – Sunday the 28th October 2014 – Thursday the 2nd – Monday the 20th – Tuesday the 21st Our magical Scottish wedding…Details
Everyone at Ardanaiseig is delighted to announce that we have once again been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014! This is an award that could not have been achieved without help from all of you who have taken the time to review us on the Trip Advisor website, so from all of us…Details
At Ardanaiseig we are always looking for ways to improve on our fantastic dining experience, which is why we are pleased to announce two brand new menus that guarantee you a sensory sensation! Our first new addition is a three course A La Carte menu, which gives you the freedom to choose your personal favourites…Details
The talented photographer Rita Nowak’s wonderful exhibition, ‘In Ardanaiseig’, is currently on display at the Viertelneun Gallery in Vienna. The title ‘In Ardanaiseig’ comes from Rita’s experience at the hotel last year. She believes Ardanaiseig represents a magical far away place which triggered her imagination, and inspired her. This is shown through the title image,…Details
We are delighted to announce that on the 27th April 2014, Ardanaiseig was voted Romantic Hotel of the year in our region Argyll and Lomond, at the Scottish Hotel Awards! This is the third Scottish Hotel award Ardanaiseig has won in the last three years, and the second time in three years that we’ve been…Details
The 11th annual Scottish Hotel Awards will be held in Edinburgh on Sunday, April 27th 2014 and with your nominations the Ardanaiseig could be a winner again! In previous years we have won the award for: Romantic hotel of the year (2012) Intimate Wedding hotel of the year (2012) Romantic restaurant of the year (2010) and…Details
What a fantastic turnout we had at the Ardanaiseig wedding fair! We would like to thank everybody who attended. We had great feedback and hope you enjoyed receiving a warm Scottish welcome from our piper. The exhibitor stands all looked wonderful and the dining room set the scene with a wedding breakfast layout. Who could ask…Details
The Ardanaiseig team is very pleased to announce that we will be hosting our very own Wedding Fair on the 2nd of March 2014! As well as being welcomed by a traditional Scottish piper, a glass of Prosecco and delicious handmade canapés, visitors will be shown around our wedding rooms, guest bedrooms and multi award-winning…Details
Ardanaiseig has been voted Scottish Intimate Wedding Hotel of the Year three times in the last seven years, which means we can get booked up many months in advance. However, we are very happy to tell you that a small number of late availability dates are left for 2014! These are the weekends that are…Details
Extend your break with an extra night at Ardanaiseig this autumn and winter. It’s on us. Our offer is based on two people sharing a bedroom for three nights and includes breakfasts. Valid during November & December 2013.
Master Loch View:
£699.00 | Now: £466.00
Master Garden View:
£624.00 | Now: £416.00
Double Garden View:
£531.00 | Now: £354.00
What better way to toast your autumn break than sipping a dram of whisky? Take a seat next to one of the toasty log fires in our bar and compare the finer points of our drinks with our complimentary whisky tasting. A classic nightcap to conclude a delicious gourmet meal in our award-winning restaurant. Receive…Details
Prices are based on a two-night stay during November & December 2013 for two people sharing one bedroom. The offer includes full Scottish breakfasts on both mornings and a five-course gourmet dinner on one of the nights, plus entry to Inverawe Smokehouses exhibitions. Master Bedroom Loch View: £736.00 | Now: £500.00 Master Bedroom Garden View: £676.00 | Now: £450.00…Details
Attend Ardanaiseig Hotel’s wedding fair on Sunday 20th October 2013, visit between 1pm – 5pm to see what we can do for you. You will be welcomed at the door by our recommended Scottish Piper and greeted with a glass of Prosecco and a selection of delicious handmade canapés. RSVP for your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org