The Crinan Hotel is a magnificently eccentric hotel in Argyll on Scotland's magnificent west coast.
Family owned and run by Nick and Frances Ryan for more than thirty five years, guests at Crinan benefit ifrom many original and authentic touches and a charming artistic flair. Visitors enjoy genuine warmth and colourful hospitality in a hotel that respects its history and place in a stunning and wild environment.
Your very own Room with a View!
Each and every one of the hotel bedrooms have breathtaking views of the sea, some have private balconies and each room is dedicated to a famous Scottish artist.
Crinan has become a magnet for many of Scotland’s top artists who stay, paint and exhibit regularly. Frances Macdonald (Ryan) who exhibits at Portland Gallery, London and Scottish Gallery Edinburgh is resident artist. Ross Ryan, son, who shows internationally is also represented.
Crinan has been a fishing port for over 200 years. It is unique, unspoilt. Jumbo prawns (langoustines) are landed 20 metres from the hotel kitchen at 17.00 hours in time for dinner. The Westward Restaurantserves fine and exciting fare. The Crinan Seafood Bar is deliciously more informal. Scottish beef, hill lamb and locally sourced organic produce are served in both. The seafood is caught by small local boats and trips and classic yacht charters can be arranged.
Stunning walks, this is the heart of Dalriada, Historic Scotland! Golfers can head for Machrihanish Championship Links Course, an easy drive from Crinan. The Hotel also has a secret garden featured in Scotland’s Garden Scheme. Art Master Classes and professional guidance can be arranged.
Lock 16 our famous roof top Seafood Restaurant is scheduled to reopen in 2013 by popular demand. Call the hotel for details.