Portsonachan Hotel in Argyll Scotland
Portsonachan Hotel Dalmally Oban Argyll Scotland Self Catering B&B Resort Lodgings Accommodations
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Hosts: Judith and David Parker

Guestrooms: 29 hotel rooms plus self catering holiday homes.

Address: Portsonachan Hotel, Dalmally, Argyll, Scotland PA33 1BJ

Telephone: 01866 833224

Fax: 01866 833321

Activities/Attractions: Argyll is situated on the Western coast of Scotland and has a variety of attractions to appeal to every taste. Because the region is costal is also includes several islands and waterways which mean that ferries and water activities are commonplace.

The Oban and Lorn area stretches the width of mainland Argyll. It runs from the west coast yacht havens of Craobh Haven and Kilmelford in the south to Castle Stalker in the north and east to Dalmally, Glen Lochy and Tyndrum.

  • It offers great walking and climbing in the famous peaks and Munros of the mountains around Loch Etive and in Glen Etive
  • It embraces most of Loch Awe, except for the very southernmost section below Eredine, which falls into Lochgilphead and Mid Argyll
  • Loch Awe itself is surrounded by some of the most spectacular sceneries in western Scotland
  • Loch Awe is Scotland's premier 'Wild' fishing loch - the 27 mile long fresh water loch is home to a wide assortment of fish. You can catch char, salmon, pike and trout, both brown and rainbow
  • There are plenty of local courses one can play around the hotel, most within a 1/2 hour drive

Our magnificent dining room runs for over half the length of the front of the hotel. It is a stunning place to eat providing modern Scottish cuisine prepared from local produce and presented with style so as to compliment this amazing room overlooking the Loch.


"12 of us from Northamptonshire stayed for 6 nights in 6 very comfortably furnished Lochside apartments attached to Portsonachan Hotel during April/May 2007. The hotel staff made us very welcome and the waitresses looked after us especially well, never losing their cool with our complex breakfast orders. Everything in our apartments was exceptionally clean, and well serviced daily ... We all were extremely satisfied with our stay and most certainly will be visiting again."

"This was our second visit to the hotel and the view from the hotel were even more breathtaking than we remembered. Well off the beaten track but worth the find. Staff all very helpful. Food very good ... We will definitely be back."

"The staff were great, the room beautiful and very clean. The food was just the best. The views were out of this world and breakfast in the conservatory was just an experience and you do not want to leave."

"Stayed for 6 glorious nights at the marvelous Portsonachan Hotel at the end of a two week tour of Scotland and this was the highpoint of our tour. The hotel has marvellous views over Loch Awe. This was our second visit and it did not disappoint in any way. The staff, mainly from eastern europe, were very pleasant and helpful. Food served in the restaurant and bar is of a very high quality and locally is sourced, a Portsonachan breakfast sets one up for a good days exploring and there is a lot to see in the area."


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"When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised by the spectacular scenery and very clean and friendly appearance of the hotel. The staff couldn't do enough for you, the rooms were exceptionally clean and the food was great ... If you want a relaxing atmosphere then this really is the place to be. Its set down a 4 mile long b road and right on the edge of the loch. We honestly had a great time and would certainly recommend this to anybody."

"We had a really lovely time here. Travel directions where easy to follow. Apartment was everything it said in the brochure, very well equipped. Staff where most helpful & very friendly."

General Information: Welcome to Portsonachan Hotel in Argyll, Scotland ... offering both hotel and self catering accommodation in an idyllic location, from which to explore the surrounding countryside and its many attractions. Situated on the banks of the beautiful Loch Awe, Portsonachan is a 1.5 hour drive from Glasgow, a 2.5 hour drive from Edinburgh and a 1 hour drive from Oban, 'Gateway to the Isles'.

Portsonachan is steeped in history and the Clan Campbell stronghold of Kilchurn Castle stands at the north eastern end of Loch Awe. The location of the hotel offers glorious views of the loch and the mighty Ben Cruachan. Whether you want to fish, play golf, take a sail on the loch, walk or simply relax and read a book, there is plenty for you to experience.

  • the Hotel has nineteen en-suite bedrooms in total
  • each with wireless internet access
  • as well as 10 Lochside Suites, with a mixture of family, double and twin rooms available
  • there are five superior rooms that directly overlook the beautiful Loch Awe
  • our guest lounge is a comfortable and cosy area where you can browse through our library, sit and play board games or just relax in front of the fire
  • the patio area, just outside the door can also be accessed from the conservatory

Breakfast is served daily in The Conservatory with un uninterrupted views across Loch Awe. The perfect inspiration for making plans for the day. Lunch and evening meals may also be taken in The Conservatory from our Bar Menu.

We have a variety of very comfortable holiday homes set in our estate grounds of around 100 acres and they range from individual 3 bedroom lodges which sleep 7/8 to cosy studio apartments which sleep 2. All our lodges and apartments are double glazed and fully heated so be it summer or winter, you will always be comfortable and warm in the pleasing ambiance of their relaxing soft décor. Please click on the links above for individual descriptions and photos of each holiday home available.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in GBP Pounds).

£66-96/night/room (Hotel)

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"We found the hotel very comfortable and the staff helpful and informative. Our room was well appointed with a fantastic view of the loch."

"Spent a few very enjoyable days at the hotel. If its peace and quite you want this is the place. Worth spending a little more for a loch view room. Staff very pleasant and food excellent."

"Had a wonderful stay at the Portsonachan. We stayed in one of the loch side apartments which has fabulous views out onto the loch. This well managed hotel had very helpful and friendly staff. Lovely food and brilliant menu! Id go back tomorrow."

"We found the hotel and staff to be very pleasant and will definitely return in the Summer time ... We stayed in one of the Lochside suites which was lovely with fantastic views on to Loch Awe, no complaints whatsoever! The food was lovely and very reasonably priced, including the breakfast which comes with the price of the room. I think what made our weekend so pleasurable was the staff in the hotel. They were friendly, very hardworking and down to earth. All in all, a very pleasurable experience and highly recommended. Just wish we could have stayed longer than a weekend!"