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“Happy New Year” 5 of 5 stars
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The Pierhouse Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Port Appin PA38 4DE, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Port Appin
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“Happy New Year”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Had the most amazing three days bringing in the new year with the wonderful staff and owners Nick and Nicki. Food stunning, great bed, room spotless and ambience second to none. We have already booked for next new year. Hope to visit before then though. Met lovely group of other guests and Dougal the dog loved it as well. Thanks for a brilliant start to the new year Geoff with the fireworks and the ceilidh band.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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ThePierhouseHotel, Owner at The Pierhouse Hotel, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Many thanks for your really kind words and Nikki and I are delighted that you enjoyed your Hogmanay so much with us. It is a very special time of the year and our team hugely enjoyed looking after you all as we had such an incredibly nice and friendly group of guests staying. It was so much fun and we will look forward to seeing next Hogmanay if not before! Best wishes Nick
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The Pierhouse hotel is a small, intimate and very comfortable hotel. The owners Nick and Nickki are lovely and the staff are friendly and always helpful. The food specialty is sea food and it is second to none! All the food is local and very tasty, although if you like there are alternatives to fish. Myself and my husband went for the New Year package which comprises of 3 nights, dinner bed, breakfast, piper, ceilidh and fireworks what a fab time we had - I might add that we have now been twice to the hotel for the New Year package and had a fantastic time both times! I would recommend this hotel to any couple who would like to get a way for a break whether it be after a busy Christmas or any other time of year. Lots to see and do in the area but it is also recommended to have a car to allow you to get around the this beautiful part of Scotland.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ThePierhouseHotel, Owner at The Pierhouse Hotel, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Thank you so much for your wonderful review which is hugely appreciated. Nikki and I are very grateful for your lovely comments and endeavour to maintain consistently high standards thanks in no small measure to our superb team of staff. We will look forward to hopefully having you back with us again sometime soon if not for another Hogmanay! With best wishes Nick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Many hotels and restaurants just do not live up to their hype. What a pleasant surprise to find that on this occasion the real thing outshone the hype. The Pierhouse has a picturesque and secluded setting down a single track road opposite the small passenger ferry to lismore, It has a super restaurant, an intimate, relaxed and informal feeling. From the minute we arrived we felt welcome and valued -easy to say harder to do. But... do not be fooled despite the genuine welcome from ALL the staff this operation runs efficiently from breakfast to late at night. The restaurant served lovely seafood - the mussels were absolutely outstanding (though there are good options for the non seafoodies). I would recommend this hotel to anyone and will do so incessantly.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ThePierhouseHotel, Owner at The Pierhouse Hotel, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
It is always extremely gratifying to receive such complimentary reviews from guests who understand the complexities of running an establishment such as ours. It is also hugely appreciated to know that we are heading the right direction and reaching the mark in producing the level of quality of service which we continually strive to achieve. So thank you, and we very much hope you will come and see us again sometime soon. Kind regards NIck
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the pier house hotel back in April of this year. Charming little hotel. Fantastic views. Very attentive staff. Cosy atmosphere. Loved it so much we extended our stay for a third night. We dined in the restaurant all three of the evenings and each night the food was delicious! Great variety of seafood and also THE best sticky toffee pudding I have ever tasted... Yet to find one even close to beating it! Planning a return trip next year. Would definitely recommend a loch view room... Def worth the money!

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

A one night stay - room was not large - but here it is all about the location, the view, the food and the service. All of these were superb. Dinner was a lovely occasion - the weather was clear - the outlook breathtaking. It was obvious that a number of diners were regulars. Breakfast was excellent and we were able to be on our way. Service was very personalised, more akin to a B&B - very warm and friendly.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Our visit to the Pierhouse at Port Appin was absolutely delightful. The staff, the service and the room quality was excellent. The quality of the menu, the food itself was superb in the restaurant.

We also had booked a Massage Therapy Treatment session which was exquisite, done by Tamsin, who was very knowledgable and spent time explaining the treatment which we found helpful and interesting.

Thoroughly recommend it for a romantic break for two.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We stayed at the Pierhouse Hotel August 2013. We had a little trouble finding it, but once we got there, at the end of a narrow road, we were thrilled. We were very happy about the room we had, overlooking the water. We arrived in time for lunch and had a light lunch. It was very good. We had only one night there but would have loved to have stayed for a week. The dinner was fabulous featuring local fare. The langoustines were excellent. The dining area overlooked the water and we were there as the sun set. It was a clear evening-- a bonus on the Scottish coast.

The room was wonderfully appointed and very comfortable.

We were sad we could only stay for one night.

We highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Pierhouse Hotel

Address: Port Appin PA38 4DE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Port Appin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Port Appin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Pierhouse Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With breathtaking views to the islands of Lismore and Mull, our intimate twelve bedroom hotel, bar and renowned seafood restaurant has won a fast-growing reputation as one of Argyll's most idyllic and romantic destinations. We pride ourselves on the freshness & quality of our seafood and local meats, sourcing most of our food locally. We strive to offer our guests something different - a personal and relaxed family atmosphere, stunning location and deliciously fresh food. ... more   less 
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The Pierhouse Hotel Seafood
The Pierhouse Hotel Port Appin, Scotland

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