With jagged mountain peaks rising from the mist and black, fathomless lochs spreading through the landscape this region is amongst the most dramatic in all of Scotland. The rugged Atlantic coastline sweeps up the western side, dotted with pretty fishing villages and bustling harbours, while enchanted forests conceal a myriad of animals and birds.
Scotland’s first national park unfolds through the territory, taking its name from Britain’s largest expanse of fresh water, Loch Lomond.
Our favourite places combine stunning views, breathtaking scenery, remote locations and warm, friendly ambience. Some are traditional, others modern.
Oban is the hub for anyone looking to venture to Mull, Iona, Colonsay, Barra, Coll and Tiree. Though there is not much to see in the town itself, it certainly attracts plenty of visitors. A lively town, it is host to an increasing number of good qualtiy places to stay, excellent restaurants and pubs.
Travel about 15 miles north and you will find two of our best places to stay in Argyll. First up you'll reach Ardtorna, a contemporary, stylish B&B overlooking Loch Linnhe. The Scandanavian inspired house offers top notch service, including cream teas, fabulous breakfasts and free malt whisky in your bedroom!
A few more miles up the road and you'll get to the Isle of Eriska Hotel. This privately owned luxury hideaway is situated on its own island and apart from breathtaking sea views, it boasts private golf course, superb spa and award winning food (3 AA Rosette standard).
Don't forget to visit Colonsay, while you're in Argyll. This is one of Scotland's lesser known islands, and is a real gem. Explore the ancient priory, woodland gardens and glorious sandy beaches. Book a room at The Colonsay for a laid back, family friendly treat.
Most visitors concentrate on the stunning coastline, but a drive inland will bring you to some breathtaking scenery too and some of the best places to stay in Argyll. The deep sea lochs sweep inland, surrounded by towering hills just begging to be climbed.
The order by which they are listed bears no reflection on our preference of the best places to stay in Argyll. Browse our list and start to plan your stay.
Isle of Colonsay, Argyll
Unpretentious nine bedroomed hotel on the beautiful island of Colonsay. Great for families and those seeking a break in a laid back Hebridean hideaway. Old house charm, roaring log fires, restaurant and bar.
A hideaway hotel, with great seafood and heavenly views over the Kyles of Bute. Out of the way in an enchanting setting.
Comfortable rooms, glorious views of beautiful Loch Lomond, excellent locally-sourced gastropub food and friendly service on the Luss Estate.
By Taynuilt, Argyll
A glorious country house hotel, touched with eccentricity and a little bit of magic. Luxurious decor, stunning views and wonderful food on the banks of Loch Awe.
An historic country inn on the shores of Loch Fyne, with views to Inveraray and the Kintyre mountains. Award-winning Scottish cuisine, delightfully cosy bedrooms and one suite, and a beautiful landscape for fishing, walking, diving, and whisky tasting. A gourmet spot in a breathtaking setting.
Traditional hospitality and accommodation in a fantastic location. The Crinan offers cheerful service with a bar and restaurant serving the freshest of seafood. Outstanding views to Jura and Scarba plus the Crinan Canal on your doorstep. Perfect for outdoorsy types or yachties.
By Oban, Argyll
A top-notch contemporary bed & breakfast on the Oban coast, with splendid views of the sea. Golf and pool nearby.
Port Appin, Argyll
An intimate hotel in a tranquil lochside setting with exceptional food
Charming country hotel with a serene setting on the shores of Loch Sunart
By Oban, Argyll
Idiosyncratic, loveable, privately owned, with golf and spa on its own island - a haven of peace and quiet, with great views