On first visiting the Amalfi Coast in the 18th century, the German artist Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe wrote in his diary, ‘See Naples and die’.
Had he visited Argyll, we suspect that he might have lost his customary cool and elegant prose style before writing something along the lines of, ‘OMG! See Crinan and live because this spot is so hot that I’m coming back every year. PS, the seafood is well delish!’
Take up today’s Big Deal with the gorgeous Crinan Hotel on the West Coast and we’re confident that you will feel as though you have passed on to paradise.
With views across the water to Duntrune Castle and out to Jura, the hotel enjoys one of the most beautiful panoramas in Scotland.
Hotel with character
Located at the north end of the Crinan Canal, is the tiny picturesque fishing village of Crinan. For around two centuries, the Crinan Hotel has been the hub of this small, local community.
Today, the family-run Crinan Hotel is an international meeting point for Hebridean sailors, fishermen, yachtsman, holiday makers and, above all, lovers of seafood and the best Scottish produce.
This offer is for 2 people to relax with an overnight stay in a standard double or twin at the Crinan Hotel. A full Scottish breakfast is included as is a £15 voucher per couple for food in either the Seafood Bar or Westward Restaurant.
Individually designed rooms
The hotel has twenty rooms over three floors and a lift to reach them. All the rooms have been individually designed by Frances Macdonald, one of the owners.
From each of the hotel’s bedrooms, guests can take in the panoramic views of Argyll’s rugged west coast, historic castles and the ever-changing collection of boats in the canal basin.
The rooms are all ensuite with either shower or bath, or both, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, terrestrial television, telephone and complimentary toiletries.
There are the options to upgrade to a balcony room for an extra £30 per room per night or £70 per room per night for a superior room.
A full Scottish breakfast is included in the offer but seafood lovers won’t regret booking in for lunch or dinner at the hotel’s Crinan Seafood Bar or Westward Restaurant.
Using ingredients such as langoustines, razor clams and scallops which are landed just 50m from the hotel, the kitchen has earned many top awards and glowing reviews for its fantastic food.
Remember, the offer includes a £15 voucher which can be set against your food bill in either the bar or restaurant.
One of the best known hotels in Argyll, Crinan Hotel has lots of admirers. This Big Deal writer enjoyed a brilliant seafood stew during a lunchtime stop at the hotel last year and the views really are spectacular.
But you don’t need to believe me. This is what one recent guest had to say on TripAdvisor:
‘An excellent experience at Crinan. We had a fantastic stay at the Crinan Hotel. The room was beautiful and the seafood could not have been fresher. If you want a plastic experience in a chain hotel then give the Crinan a miss. If you want stunning views, attentive staff, fantastic food and a relaxing experience then give it a go.’